Miamians don't wait until they really need one to get a face lift. Sometimes, it's more fun to just change things up because you can. The same rule applies to Miami nightlife, and international Latin entertainment destination Gavanna Nightclub is keeping the spice in its relationship with its patro ... More >>
The latest edition of Best of Miami is on stands around town, packed with hundreds of our choices for everything from the finest smoky dive bars to the greatest elegant craft cocktails, from the number one spot to kayak to the coolest thrift stores -- and, of course, all of your choices for the tops ... More >>
Calle Ocho. The only time of the year when all of Miami's papi chulos y chongas interesting characters (two million, to be exact) gather en masse along a 19-block stretch in the heart of Little Havana. Sure, every year's fest brings about its own surprises, but there are some things we can always e ... More >>
A recent survey asked Latin American citizens to choose the city in which they'd most like to live. They overwhelming picked Miami, with just less than a fourth of the vote. Which once again proves the Magic City really is the capital of Latin America.
While stuck in limbo at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, NSA leaker Edward Snowden has requested political asylum from 21 countries. With Brazil officially rejecting his request earlier this morning, nine of those nations have now said no. Snowden's last hope might be the Chavista government in Vene ... More >>
First-rate food cities need great java. And, with Panther Coffee, owners Joel and Leticia Pollock gave Miami just that. Panther Coffee, available at their Wynwood and Miami Beach shops, or at restaurants around town, works intimately with growers and roasts beans on-premises. Remember when the wo ... More >>
We found Molly. And if we're ever at an electronic dance music festival in Brazil, we'll know to keep an eye out for balas. Similarly, next time we're in Ecuador and someone offers us pepas, we'll know they're taking about MDMA, at least according to Ultra Music Festival 2013 attendee Esteban Orti ... More >>
Nary a single "crush the American oligarchy!" has been heard from Fidel Castro since June, when el jefe's regular columns began devolving into the kind of bizarre, haiku-like rants found only in assisted living facility newsletters or Dadaist art collectives.But any fears that the Bearded One has go ... More >>
Last week, I wrote a cover story on the slow death of Cuban American news talk radio in Miami. As the Hispanic population in Miami-Dade has gotten more diverse over the past decade, the frequencies for hardline right-wing programming focused on getting rid of the Castro regime has shrunk considerabl ... More >>
Few countries ball as hard as Colombia, just ask the United States Secret Service. Whether kicking it with beautiful women or shooting aguardiente, those dudes couldn't resist Colombian charm, succumbing to Cartagena's nightlife and potentially jeopardizing national security along the way. But who ... More >>
All photos by Emily CodikI've had my share of batidos. Growing up in the Dominican Republic, my mother would always whip up thick shakes with produce from her favorite street-side fruit carts. She'd add the fruit, milk and ice to a blender and serve a simple, yet delicious, batido. The chilled drink ... More >>
If the EDM industry handed out high ranks for badassery and length of time spent on the battlefield, like they do in the military, Mr. C (AKA Richard West) would surely be a general by now. Yes, this UK rave veteran has pretty much been through it all. West got his start MCing in the late '80s semi ... More >>
In a few short weeks, the world's eyes will turn to Havana as a powerful but highly controversial leader with millions of devout followers lands to shake hands with Fidel Castro. No, no, not the pope -- he's not coming until sometime this spring. We're talking about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the dour ... More >>
Burn Notice doesn't tell the half of the absurd real-life characters who call Miami home. Take Sarkis Soghanalian, our very own "Merchant of Death," who sold Saddam Hussein his arsenal, profiteered from dozens of bloody wars, and whenever things went sour, traded his freedom for juicy CIA intel o ... More >>
Camille LambGraham Garnos, seen through a murky glass of silver colloid, drinks and serves about 50 times the recommended dose.We're standing in the kitchen, watching ghostly trails ooze off sticks of silver in a jam jar filled with distilled water. The kitchen, the jar, the silver, and the machi ... More >>
Few artists had a greater impact on the transtlantic EDM scene in 2010 than DJ-producer Lee Foss. Both with his solo work and Hot Natured side project with Jamie Jones, Foss's singular brand of moody, bass-driven electro-funk dominated the charts and international dancefloors all year, while spaw ... More >>
Boom founder Kike Posada.Colombian transplant Kike Posada has been in the entertainment and media realms for a long time, keeping his eye on the Latin market and his finger on the pulse of what's hot. He pioneered a Latin rock show in Miami back in the day on a (now defunct) rock station, rather ... More >>
Janette ValentineBarron Sherer is a filmmaker, film archivist, and general curator of cool cultural happenings in Miami. And by film, we mean actual celluloid, not digital.For a decade, the South Carolina transplant has created and produced film showings throughout town, most notably the Rewind/F ... More >>
Courtesy of Mitchell LunaIn the late '80s to early '90s, Florida's music landscape was ravaged by a brutal bulldozer known as grindcore. Inspired by death metal, thrash, and classic hardcore, and driven by the DIY ethos of punk rock, groups emerged like locusts. They played faster than everyone e ... More >>
Is Peter plating a peck of pickled peppers? It's pretty common to hear people say things like, "He couldn't figure out what else to do, so he became a chef," or "She hated school and figured cooking was her only way out." Those overly chatty Cathy's should meet Peter Vauthy, Red, the Steakhouse's ch ... More >>
After a heated debate that lasted until 4 a.m. in the morning, Argentina is set to become the first country in Latin America to recognize same-sex marriage. The Senate approved the measure following the foot steps of the lower house, and President Cristina Fernandez is certain to sign the measure ... More >>
Jose Carrera, accused of attempted murder, inked his way to fame.
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The Brand work hard for fame and glory. Got a problem with that?
A new wave of Latin cinema says so long to the Left
Hamas is as close as Ecuador. And they're arguing about American targets.
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Miami's Offline Music Scene
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When family members or cronies need a job, Dade county politicians drop them off at the airport
You live in Rio de Janeiro and you've got a little problem with an overzealous police force. Your difficulties could be solved with a few hundred assault rifles and a couple of tons of ammo. Welcome to Miami!
A dedicated group of Latin Americans breaks the sound barrier with rock en espanol