Ball drops and champagne facials ... Who's ready for another New Year's Eve porn party? Yep, it's already been 365 days since we here at Crossfade taped down our ever-lasting boner, squeezed into some lightly soiled pants, and "dragged our Pornhub-addicted asses" to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel &am ... More >>
Madonna really ripped the tits off Turkey last week. She also showed 'em. During "Human Nature," the 53-year-old pop star teased the crowd with flirty eyes and exhibitionism, publicly tweaking her nipple on stage and intentionally exposing her right breast for about two seconds. While it may hav ... More >>
Tony restaurant chain Cipriani and Mexican chain La Cantina No. 20 have leased space at Icon Brickell.According to the South Florida Business Journal, the restaurants struck a deal with the building's owners after being on the market for nearly four years. The leased space encompasses three stories ... More >>
For every fat, drunk American football fan who couldn't even sit (or, uh, dance) through Madonna's 12-minute Super Bowl XLVI halftime bonanza, there are millions of giddy pop music fans in party towns like Istanbul, Zagreb, Warsaw, Kansas City, and St. Paul who'd be totally willing to blow their ... More >>
Next time someone tells you, "Eh, this recession hasn't sucked that much in Miami," whip out this interactive economic graphic report that the Brookings Institute just published. The think tank's conclusions are stunning: Of 200 global cities they analyzed, Miami's economy was harder hit by the r ... More >>
With all the world-class concerts and dance parties complementing the art fair and gallery action, Art Basel Miami Beach is becoming the perfect marriage of art and music. And none of the myriad international luminaries visiting Miami this week embody that more than Deniz Kurtel. She might be be ... More >>
When Moby took over the pixelated DJ pod in the Carl Cox and Friends Mega Structure last night, I wonder if he was saying to himself, "This audience is going to fucking love my set tonight... whether they like it or not!" He immediately began egging the crowd on, pumping his arms skyward, begging ... More >>
Nino Pernetti graciously sent me a copy of his then just-published cookbook after I'd done a short interview with him about it for Short Order in 2008. The subtitle, His Life Story and Travels around the World, pretty much describes the narrative, in which Nino's co-authors Ferdie Pacheco a ... More >>
How many pecks of pickled peppers... ah, forget it. Some of us have a big crush on Chef Jeff McInnis, partly because of his boy-next-door good looks, partly because he's just so damn down-to-Earth (is he so polite because he was born in Niceville, Florida?). But the number one reason is tr ... More >>
ZUMA, London's enormously popular "authentic, nontraditional Japanese" restaurant, has announced May 24th as its official opening date at the EPIC Hotel & Residences in downtown Miami. German chef Rainer Becker created ZUMA based on the informal Japanese dining style called Izakaya as well as on ... More >>
Photo by Pier Nicola D'AmicoKing Britt has never been an easy talent to pin down. The main common thread, perhaps, throughout the career of the easy-going Philadelphia artist is one of experimenting. In every genre he tackles, he's always been a little out in left field. That's been true from his ... More >>
via Neil TDonuts, donuts, they're the bestGive me pain inside my chestHope to donuts I don't dieFrom their skin: fresh, hot, and friedHere are our Top Ten Weirdest Donuts from Around The World.
Here's video of Pitbull's recent performance in Istanbul, Turkey, where he's famous, and where he claims he had the album of the year for 2009, "Not 305. Not Miami. Not Dade County. Not none of that shit. Turkey. Pa que sepa. Internacional."
They fly. You pay.
The Turkish-German culture clasher does White Room.
New York's Shake Shack arrives to Miami at 1111 Lincoln Road in 2010.After facing success in London, Hong Kong, Istanbul and then Dubai, where does a contemporary Japanese restaurant go to continue on it's golden culinary path? Why Miami, of course! At least that's the way German chef Rainer Beck ... More >>
Every so often, Banana Republican daydreams of traveling the world with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Natacha Seijas, serenading her with the sweet sounds of the toot flute in Peru. I also fantasize about not spending a dime to visit Macchu Pichu and the like. I mean, while services are being wh ... More >>
Dave Landsberger Can we change all those rings to gold and stick a cigar in there?Last week, Rio de Janeiro beat Chicago to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Rio and Miami share many things, including tourism, beaches, and lots of South Americans. But here are five reasons the Magic City coul ... More >>
Jacob KatelJackson Hospital Volunteer Buys Lunch Hakan Sozen's Organic Farmers Market is a storefront operation located in Oakland Park, Fl that also sells out of booths at outdoor farmers markets to drive customers to their store. Hakan says, "I do the vegetarian food from the Middle East, organic ... More >>
These Cantonese crowd pleasers can't be beat.
After a final album together, 2008's Go Away White, Peter Murphy and his former bandmates have finally hammered the last nail in the Bauhaus coffin. But that's actually good news for the group's rabid fans. Its erstwhile frontman is finally comfortable performing these songs on his solo tours, which ... More >>
Hakkasan, a Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant with locations in London and Istanbul, held quite an opening bash Saturday night at the Fontainebleau. Three quick impressions:1. The decor, much like the Hakkasan in London, is exotic, romantic, stunning -- long, creatively lighted bar and a serie ... More >>
Cuban duo Guerra de la Paz turns trash into a funky otherworld.
The ABCs of TMBG.
Cannes 2007 was a success, but how many of its movies will you actually get to see?
They will be waiting in Istanbul
Rice and kebabs are immersed in Persian influences -- or at least sumac
Gothic pioneers revive themselves for one more tour
Graze at the Lebanese lounge at South Pointe
Load up on gyros and falafel at Pasha's
Something for every taste, from world-beat canvas to small portraits to tongue-licking china
Omar Faruk Tekbilek finds the divine in the downbeat
Ever dreamed of being on the brainy game show? Think you could sweep the board? Yeah, Ted B. Kissell did too.