Though the Philippine Islands are about a 22-hour flight from Miami, South Floridians can surely empathize with the people of the area. After all, we are acutely aware of the deadly force of a monster storm, as evidenced by our experience with Hurricane Andrew.
She's in a very zen place...Blue Martini Brickell is inviting you to paint your face, put on a kimono and go Geisha tonight and tomorrow as the lounge turns into Geisha House to benefit the American Red Cross, South Florida Region. During Blue Martini's Happy Hour from 4 to 8 p.m. today, y ... More >>
We don't need to remind you of the terrible ordeals currently facing the nation of Japan. The March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami destroyed large sections of the island's northeastern coast, leaving tens of thousands dead or missing. And as if that wasn't catastrophic enough, workers are s ... More >>
Tokyo in happier timesMiami's first pop-up fundraiser, "For Japan: A Donation Rally" at the Moore Building will feature food, entertainment and an open bar. All monies raised will benefit the American Red Cross International Relief Fund's efforts in Japan. The event is tomorrow, March 31, f ... More >>
After this initially funny article in the New York Times, parties continue to roll on in South Beach at World's Fanciest Parking Garage -- i.e. the Herzog & de Meuron-designed 1111 building at the corner of Lincoln and Alton Roads. To be fair, for a parking garage, it's pretty beautiful.Yeste ... More >>
The charitable Chef SusserChef Allen Susser is rallying chefs to come together for a series of fund-raising dinners to help those in Japan."Calling ourselves 'Culinary Messengers' we've banded together to raise money for Japan and hope that you'll join us," writes Susser in an email to fellow cul ... More >>
Michael F. McElroy/ZUMAOld hippie lifeguard turned hero for Haiti Jim Goodnow pops open the side of an ambulance, where he's been sleeping for the past two months. "Let's see what's behind door number one!" the ponytailed 70-year-old hollers. Inside, it looks like the Grateful Dead decided to run ... More >>
Creative CommonsGrab the weekend by its horns and ride till Monday.Friday Tonight, Chicago's Casiotone for the Painfully Alone (whose moving, lo-fi sound has been described as "bedroom-synth") will play at Bar, the newly reopened, former Max Fish/PS14 space. Need more convincing ... More >>
American Red CrossAmerican Red Cross volunteers attend to earthquake survivors.Kerlyne Paraison helplessly saw the drama unfolding on television the way one watches a loved one flat-line through a hospital window. The 26-year-old Haitian had lived in Port-au-Prince until just two years ago. When ... More >>
If you've been paying attention to the news--and it's almost impossible not to at a time like this--you've no doubt witnessed the horrors our poor Caribbean neighbors in Haiti have endured since a major earthquake registering 7.0 on the Richter mag scale all but obliterated the small impoverished co ... More >>
Suck down as much beer as you can at the Bierbrunnen-New Times Help for Haiti event on Saturday, because half of the profits from sales of Corona, Heineken, and Miller will go to the American Red Cross. Gold Coast Beverage Distributors Inc. is donating the beer and New Times' Street Team will pro ... More >>
Talia FrenkelIncluding an unprecedented surge of text message donations, people have now contributed more than $150 million to earthquake relief in Haiti, according to figures released yesterday by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. That's five times the amount donated in the days immediately after t ... More >>
Courtesy of ECHO Haitians on the island dug through the rubble. Music was still blaring from store fronts. Stray dogs were still lumbering around. Women were still getting their hair done. And Maguet Thimotus turned down the stereo playing outside of his namesake record store on NE Second A ... More >>
Last night, South Florida's two top weekly newspapers (said modestly) Miami New Times and New Times Broward-Palm Beach donated $5,000 to Partners in Health (PIH), perhaps the most important charity in returning Haiti to normalcy after this week's monstrous earthquake.And we are cha ... 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 >>
Twitter proved a powerful communication tool when a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the island nation of Haiti yesterday afternoon, followed by a series of additional earthquakes well past midnight. Tweets began immediately after the first quake.Trending topics on Twitter this morning ab ... More >>
Dodging this shoe was like the most awesome thing President Bush has done in years. It kind of makes you remember why so many Americans wanted to have a beer with him in the first place. [AFP]Myriam Marquez wrote this horribly mean thing about Charlie Crist's wedding, and failed to make even one ... More >>
Thousands of local schoolkids were taught a faulty lifesaving technique thanks to Manny Diaz.
Get your mind out of the gutter! Were talking about the wine fair
Stretch, flex, and help out the Red Cross
The elephant in Guantanamo's living room gets 4200 calories a day and a Koran
Thank You for Smoking's satire falls short of incendiary
Wetter is better in the Gables
Parents practice paramedics
Once upon a time there was this African-American surgeon...
Every time you donate, it's money in the pockets of two South Florida companies. Big money.
Thanks to one show, an unprecedented amount of foreign news is airing in Cuba -- but it ain't Nightline yet
South Florida Dance for Life
Give and take
January 1, 2000: County officials are hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. What about you?
If you don't have a roof over your head before a hurricane, don't expect one during a hurricane, either
Bruce Gorcyca wants to warn everyone who may have been intimate with an HIV carrier. AIDS activists say there's nothing more deadly than the mail.
Does it really matter if a few Miami rock bands volunteer to play live shows in an effort to help water-weary Iowans?
Relief officials weren't looking for Sarita Kainen's help, but they didn't have a whole lot of choice in the matter