Luke Taleno's eyes, streaked with sapphire and magenta, were something out of a nightmare. The 14-year-old looked possessed, felt worse, and couldn't escape the barrage of chemotherapy. He was dying, and he knew it. On May 29, 2011, Taleno was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a fast-dev ... More >>
Crossing over the threshold of blue marble and mirrored walls of the St. Regis leads you to the J&G Grill dining room so rich and decadent that you can't believe that you get to dine there for a mere $39 per person. Thanks Miami Spice. This is what it's all about. Where other restaurants may way wa ... More >>
Mansfield Staniford wants the Brazilian girl in the picture. He's running around in the anti-fashion trifecta of socks, sneakers and shorts, obsessively pulling his thinning brown hair. Little kids dash between the legs of the business men, photographers, models and moms who are gathered at South Po ... More >>
Heat fans tuning in for a possible Eastern Conference Finals preview Tuesday night were instead treated to another helping of the Miami Heat "B-Team" with an extra-large side of Carmelo Anthony ass. Anthony sizzled all night long, finishing with a career-high-tying 50 points as the New York Knicks p ... More >>
With the rise of the ubiquitous Internet, street fashion trends rolled in, heavy and dark like a storm cloud, over the style world. Instead of dressing sorta like supermodels on the catwalk, we had to start wearing exactly whatever some fashion editor in Italy was sporting. There's something so li ... More >>
The old line goes that "the great thing about Miami is how close it is to the United States." The truth is, though, the worst thing about Miami is how close it is to Florida.So, when we learned yesterday that there was an effort underway to have Florida secede from the union, we were thrilled. Becau ... More >>
Wearing little more than a bad decision (read: underboob Iris tattoo) and a black, unzipped leather jacket draped over her bare shoulders, a nearly naked Rihanna will grace the cover of GQ's Men of the Year issue. According to the magazine, "men straight lost their minds over" Rihanna in 2012, esp ... More >>
What really matters in life? Is it family? Is it power? Is it success in your career? No, it's tit buoyancy. At least, that's what Rihanna will be most concerned when she reaches her nifty 50s. The Barbadian sex goddess recently sat down for a revealing yet playful on-screen interview with Bravo's ... More >>
Barack Obama's reelection campaign hasn't even hit full stride yet, and there's already an e-book that supposedly explains all the campaign's dirty secrets.Politico and Random House released "Obama's Last Stand" this morning, an e-book that among other things claims that when speculation began that ... More >>
Thank the good lord for the beautiful game. And thank the good folks at the many soccer bars in Miami for broadcasting what promises to be an epic clash of perennial futbol powerhouses, Euro 2012.For the next three weeks through the championship on July 1, superstar players like Wesley Sneijder (Net ... More >>
It's a fine line between pure genius and utter insanity. Many musicians have made a career out of toeing that line. Or, uh, totally jumping it and never looking back. As it turns out, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And since batshit crazy people don't care what month it actually is, neither ... More >>
This isn't the first time you've seen Rihanna's boobs. And it probably won't be the last. RiRi has stripped down and freaked out an Irish farmer. She's flashed her nipple rings in public. She's even immortalized her fondness for sado-masochistic sex play. Basically, the pop star doesn't mind givi ... More >>
The Miami Marlins chief munchkin wants to show South Florida what a tough little Ironman he is. Team President David Samson is going to run 50 miles on April 27, from Pompano Beach to Coral Gables, in honor of the 5,000 workers who built the new Marlins Stadium. We're sure they're thrilled. Who woul ... More >>
Eat Street profiles food trucks and the bloggers who love them.The food channel show filmed a half dozen segments in Miami for its 2011-2012 season, showcasing Dim Ssäm à Gogo, Mr. Good Stuff, Latin Burger and Taco, Sugar Rush, Ms. Cheezious, and Latin House Grill.
via Conscious Bite Out Communal dinner table at The SpaceVegan and raw food fans have a safe haven in Miami. On March 17 -- next Thursday -- The Space hosts Conscious Bite Out, which has been organizing monthly dinners that cater to alternative foodies since January 2010. This month's dinn ... More >>
Indiana-born, Berlin-based DJ/producer Troy Pierce is one of the great dark horses of contemporary techno. "Dark horse" meaning his rise through the international ranks in the last decade has been surreptitious, but also "dark" in the sense that he boasts one of the gloomiest and murkiest sou ... More >>
Image via Wikimedia CommonsYours truly recently dealt with an American Airlines screw up that caused her to miss a trip to Hawaii. So after writing a blog post, starting a thread on a local travel community forum and filling out an official contact form to airline customer relations, all that was ... More >>
Here's a last-minute heads up: Tomorrow night is the local screening of Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry, the new documentary about the life and times of the tattoo legend. Born Norman Keith Collins, he became the go-to ink man in Hawaii, where he developed his singular style on the bodies of hard-living ... More >>
The only one who knows anything about America is from... Argentina.
Miami is a city of second acts. Whether it be girls whose daddies got them a nose job for high school graduation looking to blossom into butterflies at UM, immigrants coming to start a new life in America, or retirees arriving from the cold to shuffleboard away their golden years, everyone here had ... More >>
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