The story flooded Facebook feeds all over South Florida last week. Topped with a photo of a construction site filled with tall, dusty pillars, it boasted of a remarkable discovery: ancient Roman ruins discovered right in downtown Miami. "This find will change everything we know about modern history ... More >>
We know you, Miami. We know that you somehow manage to simultaneously believe in and not give a flaming end-of-the-world crap about the supposed apocalypse this Friday.In fact, we bet that the only way the upcoming Armageddon upset your week was to bump up your screwing schedule by a day or two. The ... More >>
Lady Gaga wants to meet with President Obama. Following the news that 14-year old Jamey Rodemeyer committed suicide after years of bullying, Gaga tweeted, "The past days I've spent reflecting, crying, and yelling. I have so much anger. It is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someones [sic] l ... More >>
photo by Brian C. Goss via Wikimedia CommonsAna Teresa Martin had only one simple wish when she agreed to let an Univision TV crew dig up her mother's bones and ship them off to a University of Florida expert: To find out whether she was secretly descended from the Russian Romanov dynasty. Who ca ... More >>
Asked the difference between his characters and Hollywood's, director Spike Lee answered, "Mine are real." Lee has made it his cinematic mission to accurately portray being black in America. In one of his first films, Do the Right Thing, he sketched a rich portrait of racial tension in a Brooklyn ... More >>
public domain image by Frances Benjamin JohnstonGeorge Washington Carver (front and center) with fellow staff members at the Tuskeegee Institute in Alabama in 1902. (Click image for full size.)Black History Month is here, so let's talk about one of the greatest agricultural minds of the 19th and ... More >>
Jackie SayetBringing home the Sir Francis Bacon.Everyone's buzzing on bacon. Drinkable (like in the case of "Bakon" vodka) and munchable, is there ever an occasion when getting some belly in your belly is not ok?My Achilles' heel is particularly, and often, pierced in Hedy Goldsmith's pastr ... More >>
via Wiki Commons It's kind of weird to think that before Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, the last soil their feet touched was Floridian. Today marks the 40th anniversary of the lunar landing. The moon walk happened the following the day. Meanwhile, here on Earth, we still ... More >>
Corrections chief Tim Ryan can't seem to stop offending black guards.
ArtCenter offers a skewed view at Propaganda 2008.
A powerhouse of feminist art comes to Miami.
Ian McEwan's Atonement, now as a bodice-ripper.
MAM opens a new window onto one of painting's most brilliant icons
A pop culture piñata on exhibit
There must be more than simple judgments of good or bad
The Miami International Film Festival, now over at Miami Dade College, turns yet another leaf
Paul George as Alex Trebek for the South Florida History Challenge!
Cold Mountain sets the new standard for Civil War drama onscreen
For a devastating Twentieth Century of turmoil, for one
Cheating is bad, says the simplistic Emperor's Club
Two parts pragmatism and one part nostalgia keep Miami's last propeller-driven cargo planes skimming the skies