Tomorrow, April 1, Gramps Bar, in conjunction with O, Miami, will kick off Poet-in-Decadence, a contemporary take on writer residency programs. The union of Gramps Bar and O, Miami makes perfect sense -- booze and literature have long been lovers. Writers such as Truman Capote and Jack Kerouac would ... More >>
Chapman, the biggest auditorium on the Book Fair grounds, was packed. It was a young crowd, pretty white for Miami, one might think they were in Austin or Portland. In Hipster-biblio-ville, there's plenty of plaid and an army of bespectacled soldiers. Chuck Palahniuk walked on stage to a thu ... More >>
Most bibliophiles know about the lurid tales of William S. Burroughs. He shot and killed his second wife by accident while drunk, became openly gay, had an affinity for guns, a serious opiate addiction the last 50 years of his life -- and for all of you Floridians, he spent a small time living in ... More >>
Photo by Benjamin ThackerJ.J. Colagrande is an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College. His first novel, Headz, was just released by Buffalo, New York-based publishing house BlazeVox Books, and this Tuesday, Colagrande will give his first official reading in Miami at -- where else? --& ... More >>
Vagabond keeps it groovy
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>
The 12th annual Brazilian Film Festival is this weekend.
Mark Murphy keeps the true jazz flame alive
WLRN-FM cancels two great radio programs and leaves its fans reeling
Danish duo the Raveonettes are one with the cosmos
Pretty Girls Make Graves has got your punk rawk anthems
Johnny Knoxville hangs at South Beach's Club Deuce, stumbles through the MTV Latin video awards, and laughs at it all
For years, Fletch was out of print. Now, his father explains why.
Ever dreamed of being on the brainy game show? Think you could sweep the board? Yeah, Ted B. Kissell did too.
7-Elevens, Laundromats, bowling alleys, People magazine, the Discovery Channel, Elvis. Poet Campbell McGrath mines deep into pop culture and hits a vein.
Leas Campbell, the man who ruled Miami's rock scene throughout the Seventies, is bringing it all back home in the Nineties
Joe's Garage Ely's never there. He's on the road.
Miami Rocks takes the fifth, but people are talking anyway