When Karina moved to Miami Beach from Eastern Europe in 2007, she used no nicotine, no alcohol, no drugs, nothing. Although she'd had a problem in her midteens with booze and MDMA, the 22-year-old was determined to begin her new life in America clean and sober. Soon after she arrived, however, she ... More >>
Did you know that pimps in Miami may be competitive with each other over their style of shoes but are more than willing to cooperate to avoid prosecution? Or that brothels here can often be a family business? Or that the overall sex trade income has declined since 2003? The Urban Institute has rel ... More >>
Roughly 8,000 people flooded JC Bermudez Park in Doral this afternoon to rally in support of student protesters in Venezuela. The overall message was one of unity, as Miamians from all of Latin America lambasted the government of Nicolas Maduro. But many admitted they expected more bloodshed in Ve ... More >>
Shaggy gets around. You might see him eating teriyaki chicken on South Beach. Or hitting the stage in Eastern Europe. Or headlining a show at the Olympic Games. But this weekend, he'll be in Downtown Miami at Bicentennial Park for the Best Of The Best fest, partying, picking up chicks, and avoiding ... More >>
The Miami Heat take on the Indiana Pacers tonight in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. It promises to be a fine basketball contest. The Heat are without the advantage of Chris Bosh. LeBron James is gonna go cobradick, and Rony Turiaf has promised to do more dancing. Nobody knows who's ... More >>
Think your commute sucks? South Florida market analyst Carlos Edde, 25, and graphic design consultant Alex Pretelt, 26, are preparing to driving 10,000 miles from England to Mongolia -- all without a GPS system in a 1.2 liter car. The insane drive is part of the international Mongol Rally, a seri ... More >>
photo by Miamiboyz via Wikimedia CommonsAt some point, anyone who's ever gone clubbing on Washington Avenue has felt like the whole thing was an elaborate ripoff. But this? This is insane.The FBI today has busted an Eastern European ring that set up a half dozen fake clubs in South Beach that exi ... More >>
Amedeo Modigliani's "Young Woman With a White Collar"The painting is lovely: A young woman with a mask-like face twists her ethereal neck to the side. Titled Young Woman With a White Collar, it's a classic by Amedeo Modigliani. The fight over the $5 million work, however, is anything but beautiful.T ... More >>
Marina Grinchenko, hostess at the Palace Bar & RestaurantIf you walk along Ocean Drive, you'll quickly notice that many of the voices inviting you to dine at its eateries have Eastern European accents. The Ocean Drive restaurant scene is full of workers from Russia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Eston ... More >>
LIV's interiorAskmen.com is one of those sites that seems to be endlessly generating best-of lists that other people then write about, thus creating an endless Internet circle-jerk. Mind if we join? Oh, it's of some local interest. The site has released its 2010 list of the "top 10 nightclubs in ... More >>
The biggest identity theft case ever. Right here in Miami.
Cedric Gervais, Miami's king of Space, has a lot to live up to at this year's WMC. Last year, his moody, slow-burning jam "Mauri's Dream" scored an "essential tune of the week" nod on Pete Tong's BBC One radio show for almost a month running. With that coronation, the track soon became the big-ro ... More >>
The feds say a local man smuggled millions of smokes for terrorists. He's not alone.
South Florida's underground vampires lust for more than your heart.
The best race in next Tuesday's judicial elections is a whopper.
Nijinsky deserves better than this hambone production
Mini film fest anything but a stereotype
Cruise lines throw workers overboard when it comes to providing urgent medical care.
Mundo "Sony International"
Dance music may never hit as big in the United States as in Europe, but maybe for these DJs it doesn't matter
Dame Edna: The Royal Tour
Miami Jewish Film Festival
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Letters from the issue of March 23, 2000
Why Cubans Call the Ministry of Culture the "Mystery of Culture"
February 18 - 24, 1999
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Judge Lance Ito mugs for Channel 7
The Balanescu Quartet's small light at the end of the tunnel
When Cuba's top students were sent to the Soviet Union, no one could have guessed they would change from revolutionaries to refugees.
Balseros and their makeshift rafts have become as much a symbol of Cuban culture as lechon, arroz con frijoles, and the Havana spleef