Forbidden, fruit.Bumped out of the spotlight, local icon King Mango and hip hop superstar Will.I.Am have resorted to shamelessly donning blackface in order to resurrect their flagging careers.Critics say the move has set African-Americans and mangos back "1,000 years." "Will.i.am. wearing blackfa ... More >>
Lurkzilla Via Flicker CCA very Miami satire: Chonga Girl as grand marshal a couple of years ago.When Glenn Terry started a satirical parade called the King Mango Strut in 1982, life was more simple. He plopped down two cardboard boxes at the end of a street with signs that read, "Closed fo ... More >>
Peacock ParkRiptide has a question for all of those crazy Coconut Grovites. In the past year, what spectacular little spit of land has been used as the dumping ground for a large dead goat, the home of a five-foot-long saltwater crocodile, and a bum fort turned junkyard. The answer: the man ... More >>
"Sarah Palin" at King Mango Strut.For the last two decades, the brilliant lunatics who run the King Mango Strut parade have been a happy little family. Their meetings -- which were speckled with old hippie types -- felt more like a showcase of standup comedy than a community planning board. ... More >>
A Miami guy stars in a Sundance film and is sued by angry Dominican dolphin geeks.
Besides going to the DMV, doing taxes is the part of being a grownup that Riptide hates most. So we usually wouldn't be thinking about it this early, but it seems some good folks in Coconut Grove have an extra-special reason to hate April 15 this year. They're paying more taxes on their homes than ... More >>
When Glenn Terry started King Mango Strut to protest getting snubbed from the Orange Bowl parade in 1981, it was an easy place to poke fun at politics and society. The old hippie and his band of misfits slapped two cardboard boxes at the ends of a four-block stretch with signs reading: "Street clo ... More >>
"I'm close to a million dollars in debt on this film"
Johnny Winton and some white boys say so
For 21 years, the King Mango Strut has been a countercultural rebuke to Miami political chicanery
A charming fable in which the little guys win one
He's Miami's premier citizen advocate. He attends scads of boring meetings so you don't have to. He's on a mission. And he's going broke in the process.
Delusions of candor
Ask a group of North Miami middle schoolers to tell a tale and you'll hear about guns, vodou, theft, and cops.
No ideas, no agenda, and a lot of glad-handing. Welcome to J.L. Plummer's re-election campaign.
There's an ugly newspaper war raging in Miami. Unfortunately, most of you won't read about it.
The King Mango Strut proudly announces the coronation of Queen Ellen
Glenn Terry thinks a salary hike is the answer to Miami's commission woes. Others insist it's money for nothing.