Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke reviews the controversy surrounding Django Unchained. (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD)Screw Spike Lee. Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchain ... More >>
Will the Academy really, really like it?
Actor Olivier Martinez confirmed his engagement to Halle Berry at a promotional affair for Villa Azur, which he co-owns with French friends Michael Martin and Jean Philippe Bernard. Martinez has been called "the French Brad Pitt." Martin has been hosting nightlife parties at sundry South Beach clubs ... More >>
You've gotta laugh at the Oscars red carpet sometimes. All the stars are out to make a big splash, but unlike the Grammys, none of them want to be too wacky. The Academy takes itself seriously (just ask Sasha Baron Cohen), and on the red carpet, its attendees do the same.Unfortunately, last night ... More >>
Ruiz leaves. One of Miami's top chefs is leaving one of the town's best restaurants.The higher-ups at the Biltmore had no choice but to bid farewell to chef de cuisine Philippe Ruiz -- a Chevalier de l'Ordre Du Mérite Agricole, two-time James Beard nominee for Best Chef in the South, and arguably o ... More >>
Are you a food activist? Have you done any of the following?:Started a farmer's marketDeveloped a cooking class at your child's school Created a Food Policy Council in your cityStarted a garden at a senior centerThen continue reading.Extra, extra, read all about it! TEDxManhattan is holding an op ... More >>
via pomegranatearts.comPhilip Glass is a heavyweight of contemporary minimalism. Alongside auteurs like Steve Reich and John Cage, Glass is, simply put, one of the biggest, boldest names in 20th century music. Much like the aforementioned peers-in-experimentation, his ouvre delicately (and del ... More >>
Last month, we revealed that at this year's Iron Fork event on October 21 we'd be handing out our first ever Short Order awards. While Best of Miami is picked by an ominous "editorial board," the blog awards work a little differently. We asked a group of local chefs, food bloggers, and our own Sh ... More >>
Photo by Jacob KatelChef Philippe Ruiz of Biltmore's Palme d'Or.There's no shortage of competitive and worthy restaurants in and around just the heart of Coral Gables' Miracle Mile, but what sets these establishments apart from their contemporaries, in the cozy community, are the invariables. The ... More >>
The Swell Season brings stirring songs to the Fillmore.
And the local nominees are:Best Restaurateur - Myles Chefetz, Myles Restaurant Group, Miami Beach, FLRising Star Chef of the Year - Sam Gorenstein, BLT Steak at the Betsy Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
netmen via flickr ccMichael C. Hall, star of the Miami-set TV series Dexter, announced yesterday he has cancer, but has kept it a hidden from fans since last year. The 38-year-old said he was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma -- a blood cell disease --and that he's now in complete remission. "I fee ... More >>
OpenTable has released its 2009 Diners' Choice Awards for Restaurants with the Most Vibrant Bar Scene. Our congratulations go to Miami's very own, um....gee, that's surprising. Hmm...well, who cares that we didn't make the stinking list. We're not bitter, and indeed offer our heartfelt congrats to B ... More >>
Courtesy of ZagatThe Biltmore Hotel's Palme d'Or swept the Top Food, Decor and Service honors in this year's just released Zagat 2010 Miami/So. Florida Restaurants guidebook ($14.95). That's the Triple Crown baby -- and a well-deserved accolade. We like the way chef Philippe Ruiz cooks too.Hakkas ... More >>
For a movie we're all probably going to see anyway, the promotion for Brüno is kind of getting annoying and ubiquitous. From landing ass up on Eminem at the MTV Movie Awards, to appearing nude on the latest GQ cover, to showing up in Barcelona yesterday in an anatomically correct bull suit, you'd t ... More >>
Riptide heard a rumor there's a smidgen of a rivalry between the campy old-school drag queens and the glammed-out young divas on the Miami scene. So we stopped by the Shelley Novak Awards -- the gay community's parody of the Oscars -- last night at Score, but found more ass slaps, hugs, and sex ... More >>
Excuse me for covering this Best Actor Oscar race like a political election, but I need some horse race drama in my blogging life, and the 2010 elections are just so far --too far-- away. That being said, the Golden Globes are kind of like the 2008 Florida democratic primary. They don't really matte ... More >>
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