Amber Monique lounges inside of a Starbucks, dressed in a black 8&9 t-shirt with the sleeves torn off. She smiles with a hint of embarrassment as she remembers a childhood moment in Cincinnati, Ohio. "I was young, dumb. And I went around the wrong side of the pole I was supposed to move to, because ... More >>
For over 40 years, Tavares has been one of the best Northern Soul acts in America, smoothest R&B groups in Europe, and most celebrated disco bands in the world. The live show has always impressed, and the five brothers who make up the band continue to harmonize for packed concerts everywhere they ... More >>
Miami may be the site of the first part of Hillary Clinton's coronation ...or as it's officially known, the 2016 Democratic National Convention. After local leaders officially let the DNC know that they would be interested in hosting the shindig, the DNC selected Miami as one of 15 cities that it ... More >>
Kush, the beer and burger joint that opened in Wynwood about two weeks ago, can best be described as Lokal's scrappy little brother. Coconut Grove's Lokal is the more polished older sibling, while Kush has a younger, edgier feel. But there's no doubt, whatsoever, that the two restaurants share the ... More >>
Squeal, noise junkies! The transcendent din of INC 2014 is almost upon us. Soon, there will be sabotaged guitars buzzing in the toilet, a sextet of howling amps getting kicked around the mosh pit, and maybe even obsolete electronics in flames. But as any International Noise Conference vet will g ... More >>
According to the Internet, a ten year anniversary is to be celebrated with diamonds. Because "a marriage that lasts ten years is as durable and beautiful as a diamond."Now, "durable" and "beautiful" may not be the first words one associates with Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra's annual International N ... More >>
With the GOP Convention getting a soggy and late start this week and the Democrats having their shindig soon afterward, we are now full-force in the middle of the 2012 Presidential campaign cycle. With that comes daily polls from pretty much every single politically-charged think tank, university, a ... More >>
After a diva-like and dramatic decision period that a so-so coach really didn't deserve, Jeff Fisher has decided he'll be the coach of the Los Angeles St. Louis Rams instead of the Miami Dolphinsnext season . This, of course, means the Dolphins' search for a new coach is basically back to sq ... More >>
Less than a decade ago, Miami had arguably the worst dining scene of any famous city in America. If you wanted a great meal back then, you were better off heading to Ohio. (Seriously, Cincinnati had much better chefs.) But our restaurant fortunes soon began to rise. New Times' year-end wrapup in ... More >>
The new Chris Brown's a puppy dog. Yesterday, we posed a simple question: Should we all forgive Chris Brown for slugging Rihanna and spewing homophobic slurs? One commenter, Linda Green, told us we look like the "the biggest clown in town," and suggested we "get of [sic] chris [sic] dick." So ... More >>
In the architecture world, apparently you aren't anyone until you've designed a parking garage in Miami Beach. Frank Gehry, Herzog & de Meuron, and Arquitectonica have all designed structures to house visitors' vehicles. Now the city has announced it has commissioned another star architect, Z ... More >>
"Stadiums have LIGHTS now?!"Trader Jack is back. They've taken him out of the mothballs and planted him back in the Marlins dugout, and he made a great stride forward by taking Hanley Ramirez out of the starting lineup as soon as he marched into town.Who is this guy? Where did he come from? Let u ... More >>
Will Oldham, AKA Bonnie Prince Billy.Two musical masterminds, armed with pseudonyms, Will Oldham (AKA Bonnie Prince Billy) and Emmitt Kelly (AKA The Cairo Gang), will bravely head south, past the Florida state line to mercifully provide us with quality shows in our time of desperate musical need. ... More >>
Photo by Mike NunnGet yr noise with Clang Quartet.Hey noiseniks, it's almost time again to put your auditory system through those 72 hours of awesome sonic abuse commonly known as the International Noise Conference. As always, Rat Bastard and Laundry Room Squelchers will be helming the whole th ... More >>
Former MAM director Suzanne Delehanty and new director Thomas CollinsMoving at a glacial pace towards a new home at Bicentennial Park, the Miami Art Museum made some progress Thursday. Thomas "Thom" Collins has been named its new director.The museum had been without a director since December, whe ... More >>
The Miami Dolphins seem hypocritically concerned with whether prospective player's mothers were ever prostitutes, but seem to not be too concerned that one of their current players stands accused of brutally hitting his pregnant girlfriend. This has lead one Fox Sports columnist to label the Fins ... More >>
Jennings and KellerAs The Universe Unfoldsjenningsandkeller.comAs the owner and proprietor of Homestead's late, lamented Main Street Café, Laurie Jennings (uh, the musician, not the anchor lady) was adept at entertaining her guests with covers of well-worn classics from the Americana songbook.  ... More >>
A slot on the Entourage credits has led to the group's second LP.
Area museums offer up the best in new art.
The Marlins not-so-secret weapon aims at the Reds.
SoBes culinary extravaganza gets under way.
Action Taken in Solidarity with Phoenix New Times
Sweat Records takes indie culture out of the clubs and into your speakers
The rhymes are strange and the beats are bleak, but Aesop Rock insists that his latest is anything but experimental
Micro-greens and miniature roses are all the rage in Homestead's organic farms
A road story that runs out of gas
Dance music may never hit as big in the United States as in Europe, but maybe for these DJs it doesn't matter
Brett Ratner to direct The Silence of the Lambs prequel, The Red Dragon.
But these are just economics talking
Ride a golf cart through the Glades. Carry a shotgun. Fire at clay pigeons. Ahhh, the life of the leisure class!
Miami's Hispanic grandmothers lead a crusade to preserve the legacy of chorizo
When Hugh Westbrook pioneered hospice care, his organization saw to the needs of the dying. Fifteen years later nothing has changed -- except the politics and the profit margins.
Those Damn Yankees take aim at the top of the charts