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 >>
Rhythm Foundation's 25th Season Celebration
Featuring Gilberto Gil
New World Center, Miami Beach
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Better Than: Tim Robbins's CD collection in High Fidelity.
Last night, the Rhythm Foundation kicked off its 25th season of international music by hosting an intimate evening ... More >>
In Miami's federal courthouse downtown, thousands of lawsuits are filed every day over every conceivable kind of property: houses, boats, cars, drug money, jewelry, fine art. It's a fair bet, though, that a suit filed two weeks ago is a first: A demand that the Venezuelan government give a lock of S ... 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 >>
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 >>
This Simon Bolivar statue in Caracas will soon have a rival in DoralVenezuelan exiles announced today that they are installing a statue of their country's founding father, Simon Bolivar, in front of the Arepazo restaurant in Doral.The life-size, revolvable statue is intended as an arepa in the ey ... 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 >>
Colombians turned out to the polls yesterday -- well, a few of them did at least -- to choose a new president.photo by Tim ElfrinkAll the Mockus graffiti in Colombia couldn't bring home a win for Green Party candidate Antanas Mockus.Despite all the early promise shown by Green Party surprise Anta ... More >>