Jose Andres, chef and owner of a fleet of chic restaurants including The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel in Miami, and a nonprofit documentary film team are in the early stages of shooting a Travel Channel-like showing off Haiti's food and cooking.
Andres has visited the country more than a dozen times si ... More >>
Art and politics can make strange, confusing bedfellows.
German playwright (and all around Commie) Bertolt Brecht would tell you that unless your work directly protests the global capitalist hegemony by alienating the buorgeois theatre-going audience, it amounts to little but titillation for the ... More >>
Photo by Anton CorbijnAbout a month or so after Arcade Fire rocked the music industry by walking away with the Grammy for Album of the Year, the Montreal-based group celebrated with some friends in Haiti.
Some 250 people packed into the Hotel Oloffson in Port-au-Prince -- many of whom were "exp ... More >>
Say bye to the Jacuzzi Boys this Saturday.It's Friday. That means your employer direct-deposited a fat stack in your bank account or payroll tossed a money envelope in your mailbox. But before you even clock out, you've spent half your check on bullshit like car payments, credit card debt, studen ... More >>
An early morning shooting outside of Little Haiti's iconic punk rock dive bar, Churchill's Pub, has left one person dead and another recovering from a gunshot wound in the hospital. The incident happened around 3:30 this morning, and so far police have released few details.
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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 goes to bat for Wyclef Jean.Wyclef Jean should have the opportunity to become Haiti's president. He should keep fight ... More >>
Dr. Paul Farmer, the Nobel-nominated founder of Partners in Health and a world expert on making international aid work, had harsh words yesterday for the hundreds of charities trying to help Haiti recover from January's earthquake.via Wikimedia Commons"There's graffiti all over the walls in Port ... More >>
Photo by Alex de CarvalhoGreat turnout at Crisis Camp Miami.Crisis Camp Miami for Haiti, which Silicon Beach previewed in a post here, took place last Saturday at The Miami Herald building. Nearly 100 techies, journalists and other volunteers showed up, split up into groups and brainstormed ways ... More >>
Haiti is in sheer survival mode right now and technology is helping in ways that will not only benefit earthquake survivors in the coming weeks, but also in the years to come.Geeks have been pondering since last weekend -- the first series of Crisis Camps for Haiti took place in D.C., Los Angeles ... More >>
Florida's shock jock answer to Howard Stern, Bubba The Love Sponge (who's been heard on 93Rock since last year) striked up some controversy after some comments he made on air and on his Twitter."I say fuck Haiti. Why do we have to take care of everybody our country is in shambles. Bubba," tweeted ea ... More >>
Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Kendrick Meek traveled to Haiti over the weekend to assist with the Miami-Dade Urban Search and Rescue Team's efforts. The team rescued a 2-year-old girl who was stuck under debris for five days and reunited her with her father. Meek captured the moment on video fr ... More >>
Help out Haiti and this could be yours.New Times and Gibson Musical Instruments are pleased to announce that we've put up for auction a Special Edition Reverse Flying V Gibson Guitar designed by South Florida artist Lebo. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the auction will go toward Partners i ... More >>
Photo by Matthew Marek/American Red CrossYoung boy sits on the rubble after the devasting earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12.Following Tuesday's 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, the Haitian Consulate here in Miami has been overwhelmed with phone calls from locals seeking information, advice,and supp ... More >>
In 2001, a start-up phone company set up shop in a Miramar office park, looking to corner the market on international calls from Little Haiti to Port-au-Prince.It was a great business plan in Miami. Unfortunately, according to the feds, the company's execs decided there was only one way to make i ... More >>