More than 100 days and 5,000 miles after they departed from Morocco, a South African couple are about to become the first people ever to row -- yes, row, using their arms and all -- from mainland Africa to the mainland United States when they land in Miami this Monday. Riaan Manser, 40, and his gi ... More >>
Alright, kiddies. There are two types of people in this world. The type with zero responsibilities today who are sleeping in until noon, and have a boss or a job with great respect for Christopher Columbus. In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue... And then there is the type ... More >>
Almost 200 years ago, famed naturalist Charles Darwin boarded the HMS Beagle, an exploratory vessel captained by pioneering meteorologist Robert FitzRoy, for an epic voyage to the wildly exotic, nearly untouched, species-rich Galápagos Islands. There, Darwin and FitzRoy would explore the landscape ... More >>
Paula DaSilva is one tough cookie. Working in kitchens since age 10, chef de cuisine at 21, Hell's Kitchen finalist at 28 and executive chef of a critically acclaimed restaurant by 31, this lady doesn't just take the heat: she brings it. As executive chef of 1500° at Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami ... More >>
Sitting outdoors at Red Light won't cost you a fortune.Last year, we bestowed our Best Restaurant for Outdoor Dining to Cecconi's Miami Beach for its lovely garden patio with retractable roof. And, of course, we like the food there too, a factor too often overlooked in "Best Outdoor Dining" compi ... More >>
Photo by Matt HulsmanHer family motto was "hola, y'all," and for an American girl growing up in Guatemala, Sandra Gutierrez had the best of both worlds; hamburgers for dinner and arroz con leche for dessert. The New Southern-Latino Table (The University of North Carolina Press, $30) reveals her s ... More >>
Miami isn't in the Super Bowl, and the Super Bowl isn't in Miami. So it's hard for us to get overly excited about the game. Last year we played host, and thanks to a certain amount of cultural affinity, a feel good story, and a strong presence of former Hurricanes stars it wasn't hard f ... More >>
If Gustavo Cerati and Soda Estereo are the Lewis and Clark of Argentine rock, Luis Alberto Spinetta is Christopher Columbus. If Los Enanitos Verdes are the Atari 2600, Spinetta is the "Brown Box" of 1967, which you probably never heard of, unless you're a huge geek. If you think of Andres Calamar ... More >>
The following passages have been excerpted from a story in Third Helpings, by Calvin Trillin, which can also be found as part of Trillin's The Tummy Trilogy, (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux: New York, 1994): I have been campaigning to have the national Thanksgiving dish changed from turkey to spaghe ... More >>
Philip Thomas dodges the tackles of a crime-ridden childhood.
After years of go-nowhere schemes, that's the plan for Watson Island
State of Emergency self-released
Mix the first two and you will encounter the third
At the center of his own reality, Key Biscayne native Carlos Arias has a brash game plan to make it big in Hollywood with a Florida-flavored unscripted TV show
Was Queen Joan "mad" or just pissed off about Philip's infidelities?
So much more than a meal
Love cigars or detest them, when a box of Cohibas lands in your lap, you don't say no
Rev. Tommie Watkins knocked on the church door but no one answered
The Miami International Map Fair
In Miami there's one sure way to build a championship high school sports team: Throw out the rule book and cheat like hell
Regattus interruptus aboard the Special Warfare dampens historic nude fest
No ideas, no agenda, and a lot of glad-handing. Welcome to J.L. Plummer's re-election campaign.
The queen conch, long a culinary favorite and a symbol of life in the Keys, is disappearing from local waters
Antoni Miralda's studio is the world and you are his subject
7-Elevens, Laundromats, bowling alleys, People magazine, the Discovery Channel, Elvis. Poet Campbell McGrath mines deep into pop culture and hits a vein.
A tale of Seminoles in canoes, little plastic men with parachutes, Connie Chung, a twenty-foot-tall high-heel shoe -- and Big Fish
What's that pile of rubble doing on the corner of Fifth and Meridian? That's how they protect historically significant buildings in South Beach!
Just when an artist can't find a tube of paint or a strip of canvas, the international art world has come knocking on Havana's door -- with money in hand
He's played for the President, been decorated by the Dominican Republic,and Michel Camilo can't stop smiling