In mid-April, 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez came down with a high fever. She also developed a headache and then severe pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles became swollen, making walking painful. Jimenez had long battled hypertension, but this was clearly something new. Over the next ... More >>
On Saturday, Mother Nature was no friend to the inaugural Friends of Nature Music & Arts Festival as an almost Biblical downpour forced the cancelation of all acts -- including headliner Matisyahu -- scheduled to go on stage after 7 p.m., by order of the fire department. On Sunday, though, despit ... More >>
If Cyril Camus had not been the heir to the fifth-largest cognac house in the world -- and the largest to be family-owned and -operated -- Camus Cognac would have had to pull him from soot-faced Dickensian obscurity and put him in charge anyway.He has the longish hair and perma-stubble of the rakes ... More >>
Despite disputed reports of a 2,000-person arrest quota, Miami Beach Police only cuffed 321 people during the three-day Memorial Day weekend. That's slightly down from 332 arrests last year, and the vast majority of those arrests were for misdemeanors. Crowd numbers too seemed to have been down as w ... More >>
Camille LambThis Labor Day, leave the killin', keep the grillin'.Labor Day, the holiday with the name that never fails to confuse scads of recent immigrants, is upon us yet again. So kick off your shoes, enjoy not working, and celebrate.If you're a human, that is. For cows, chickens and pigs ever ... More >>
Photo by Sayre BermanSee the full 32-photo U2 at Sun Life Stadium slideshow. U2's 360° Tour With Florence and the Machine Sun Life Stadium Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Better Than: The Black Eyed Peas at the 45th battle for the Vince Lombardi Trophy. On February 3, 2002, U2 played the Super Bowl ... More >>
Aaron RentfrewThe Primal Blueprint says go out and playMiami has lots of decadent gyms. South Beach's David Barton, for example, has valet parking, steam rooms, a pool, somewhere around 18 classes a day, and an interior that looks more like a nightclub than a sweat factory.The city also has parad ... More >>
Love Bites is a regular column on Short Order. Find other installments here.The phrase à la folie translates to something like "to madness." Usually it would be included in a French expression such as "I love her to madness."A La Folie near Purdy Avenue is a pretty good place to watch the sun se ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenAt approximately 8 p.m. last night, a totally sold-out crowd of indie chick jailbait, brainy head-bobbers, and jocks in silkscreened black hoodies overran the Fillmore Miami Beach in anticipation of MGMT's impending psych-pop explosion. In fact, the place was so freaking packe ... More >>
First you eat the pie, then you've got your frisbee.Walter Fredrick Morrison, the man credited with inventing the Frisbee, died last week at age 90. Until reading his obituary, I hadn't realized that the flying disc began as a tin cake pan that he and his wife used to toss on the beach for fun. H ... More >>
A South Miami-Dade baseball league is a potpourri of past, present, and future stars.
Moving Units is a new column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling music at South Florida independent record stores. Click here to see past top sellers.Top Sellers for the week of June 15-19Courtesy of Deathcabforcutie.comDeath Cab's "Open Door EP" made Sweat's top 5 this weekUncle Sam's Music, Sou ... More >>
Grizzly Bear's newest made the top five at Sweat and Radio-Active.Moving Units is a new column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling music at South Florida independent record stores. Click here to see past top sellers. Top Sellers for the Week of June 1 - 5:Sweat Records, Miami 1. Veckatimest, Gr ... More >>
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and jihad looms.
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Machete hangs on through all the indie hassles
Lascivious philosophies heat up the Santa Fe suburbs in The Tao of Steve
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Legion Memorial Park
Sundays on the Bay
"Departing Perspectives" and "Arte Actual"
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The Bahamas. A feast of sun, fun, and upscale resorts, right? Try adding murder to the mix, toss in a dubious justice system, and spread over a teeming underclass.