Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly
column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's favorite
musical genre: mainstream country.
With the nation's major-party political conventions drawing to a close recently with a rousing
reelection appeal from the nation's first bla ... More >>
Yesterday I got on a plane headed to Southern California, where on Saturday I'll run a ridiculously hard endurance race called the Tough Mudder: 12 miles, 25 military obstacles.I've trained hard over the past three months, and of course I've trained vegan -- buckets of organic spinach and smoothies ... More >>
There were two hot-dog-eating competitions of note during yesterday's Fourth of July festivities. One, the 97th annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Championships in Coney Island, was attended by tens of thousands of hard-core fans and casual spectators and broadcast on ESPN. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, the 28 ... More >>
See the full 48-photo slideshow of Audio Junkie Independence Day Bash at O Cinema.
While Fourth of July celebrations all across our nation have been hijacked by hot dog-eating contests and superpotent fireworks displays that leave American suburbs buried under ash, the meaning of the holiday was no ... More >>
In honor of our nation's birthday, the folks at STK at The Perry (formerly known as The Gansevoort) have thought of a perfect way to celebrate: a Stars & Strips holiday special. One of Miami Beach's best steakhouses is offering a 10-oz. New York strip sirloin for just $25."Its one of our most po ... More >>
See also "DJ Laz Returns to Miami Radio" and "DJ Laz Talks Returning to Miami Radio: 'I'm Still Split 50/50, But My Girl Miami's Gettin' a Little Extra at Bedtime.'"
Despite the fact that every Fourth of July since 1776 has been set aside for the celebration of America's independence from those col ... More >>
This Fourth of July, Short Order is all set to fire up the grill, call up some friends and kick it poolside with some good 'ole fashioned Texan barbecue, all thanks to a chat we had with the masterminds behind The Federal Food Drink & Provisions.Since you won't be able to go to the Federal this ... More >>
In anticipation for America's birthday, a giggly Waka Flocka Flame recently appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss the dangers of fireworks.
"Every Fourth of July, we have Roman Candle fights," Flocka recalls from a gold throne. "One year, a friend of mine was sparking off candles and hit ... More >>
From Trick Daddy protege to self-made street monster, Ice "Billion" Berg has blazed his way through the rap industry since signing with the 305 Mayor's Dunk Ryder Records back in 2007.
That label has folded due to what Berg calls "bad business decisions" on the part of Trick's brother Charles Young ... More >>
A lot of hot dogs were consumed over Memorial Day weekend, but that's just the beginning. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Americans will eat more than seven billion frankfurters between now and Labor Day (818 per second). That's shocking -- I mean the notion of a National Hot ... More >>
Brickell is no longer just the largest concentration of international banks in the United States. As one of Miami's fastest-growing neighborhoods, the area just south of downtown draws many to live, shop, eat and, or course, drink.Brickell Fest looks to take advantage of the area's growing popularit ... More >>
Kanye West ... The dude's obviously troubled. And according to at least two exes, he's got an awfully violent temper.
If the rumors are true, Kim Kardashian may be dating a physically abusive mental case with a dangerously short fuse and a celebrity porn obsession. Worst of all, she is partially t ... More >>
It's always nice when we can work a positive story into our WTF Florida category, and yes this story of a woman giving birth on her sixth birthday counts. Don't worry though, she's actually 24. Her birthday is February 29th, AKA Leap Day. Which means both mother and daughter share the special bir ... More >>
Laine DossMiami Culinary Tours guide Grace Della leads us through the food and lore of Little Havana.It's another scorcher of an afternoon in Miami. The sun beats down as I meet Grace Della and Mirka Harris from Miami Culinary Tours.I'll be taking their Saturday-afternoon tour of Little Havana, a ... More >>
Over in Texas, Gov. Rick Perry supported a law that would have made TSA agents subject to arrest for pat downs of passengers. That bill ultimately died, but the Libertarian Party of Florida hopes to bring that idea to Florida. Members of the fringe party sent letters to Sheriffs in all 67 county ... More >>
Photo courtesy of NLPGimagesThe Boss and his boy Magazeen.Like any self-made millionaire, Rick Ross possesses a keen sense of what it means to be an American patriot.
So when the Maybach Music mogul decides to celebrate the independence of this great nation from a bunch of white boys in red co ... More >>
Coconut Grove Chamber of Commerce
Fireworks over Peacock ParkNo matter what form of entertainment you're into this long holiday weekend, you'll find food trucks to suit you.
Take the kids for an outing to see classic trains at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum on Saturday or hit Haulover Bea ... More >>
via FlickreviewRAlongside Mos Def, Talib Kweli was Black Star, a duo that created the soundtrack -- via hand-me-down cassette -- to this writer's late-'90s college days. Somehow, their socially conscious, Afrocentric hip-hop totally articulated how we felt as a nerdy, suburban white girl driving ... More >>
City of HialeahMayor Julio Robaina says Eh Cue me.Former Hialeah Police Chief Rolando Bolaños continues his social media attack on the city's mayor, Julio Robaina. This past September 26, via a Facebook status update, Bolaños informed his friends network about the generous amount of tax payer d ... More >>
Courtesy of Maria Muñoz / GrillGrrrlRobyn MedlinGrilling is often seen as a man's job. But who says a girl can't grill?Robyn Medlin, AKA GrillGrrrl, has made it her mission to show women they need not fear the grill. A resident of Hollywood, Medlin writes the blog GrillGrrrl and teaches gri ... More >>
Every now and then on the local scene we get some like-minded individuals joining their strengths symbiotically for a greater good. We here at Crossfade think that rock and roll fits seamlessly into that arena of greater goodness, and we're big fans of this particular group of guys individually.W ... More >>
World-renowned DJ Mick Boogie has built a stable collection and archive of past mixtapes that comes second to none. Always taking the road less traveled, it seems, Ohio-born Boogie definitely comes up with great concepts and themes for his own mixtapes.Enter two of the most anticipated ... More >>
Danny TenagliaIndepenDance Pool PartySaturday, July 4, 2009The Surfcomber Hotel, Miami Beach Better Than: Any other Fourth of July pool party in South Florida. If dance music happens to be your thing, then the place to be this last Saturday was the IndepenDance Pool Party, hosted by Spac ... More >>