The Magic City's 30 most interesting characters.
Courtesy Riverhead BooksThis is part two of an interview with journalist, author, and historian Mark Kurlansky. (Part one is here.) Some of his best known books are the international best-sellers Salt, Cod (which won a James Beard award) and A Basque History of the World. His latest b ... More >>
Sylvia PlachyJournalist, author, and historian Mark Kurlansky's most well-known books are the international best-sellers Salt, Cod (which won a James Beard award), 1968, The Food of a Younger Land, and A Basque History of the World. His latest book, Edible Stories, is his third work of fiction.&n ... More >>
Michael E. MillerManno Charlemagne plays at Tap Tap the night of the Haiti Liberte fundraiserWhen a 7.0 earthquake hit Léogâne, Haiti on January 12, the shock waves completely destroyed the small town and much of the nearby capital of Port-au-Prince. The damage was horrific: at least 230,000 de ... More >>
The University of Miami's Cosford Cinema's breezeway was decorated with a sweet Bacardi cocktail layout last night. High tables were dressed in green and orange hues of the "U." Nearly 200 people came to catch a sneak peak of CNN's Soledad O'Brien's newest documentary, Rescued. The one-hour doc des ... More >>
Twitter proved a powerful communication tool when a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the island nation of Haiti yesterday afternoon, followed by a series of additional earthquakes well past midnight. Tweets began immediately after the first quake.Trending topics on Twitter this morning ab ... More >>
Marlene Jaggernauth had been a legal U.S. resident for 27 years when the ICE agents came knocking on her door in 2003. They arrested the Trinidad native on a shoplifting charge from six years earlier, took her from her four young children, and moved her from county jail to county jail around Florida ... More >>
Buggah D. Govannah (pronounced Governor) has been a fixture in Miami's hip-hop scene for a long time now. Here's an old picture of him with Wyclef. In this segment of Who's Haitian, Buggah gives you some black history, since it's February and all.
Apparently, the Miami-Dade County Corrections system isn't the only lockup that has problems keeping its inmates healthy and alive. The Washington Post is running a four-day series on the hidden world of immigration detention facilities -- and how detainees awaiting deportation receive shoddy medica ... More >>
Miamis got the literary goods
Books & Books celebrates a quarter-century
Big names? Big Deal. An alternative take on the Book Fair.
Samantha Haber of the South Miami Branch Library
Books & Books
Feed your habit and get addicted to this new bookstore
In which local authors and aficionados list their favorites
Surely there's more to local literature than crime and exile
Local author Bob Antoni casts a literary net and pulls in a long-overdue compilation of Caribbean writers