• Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Makoto and "the Sake Guy" John Gauntner Host Five-Course Sake Dinner Tonight

    Most people agree that Mondays are evil. They're the dependable buzzkill to our weekend-long party. Fortunately, living in the Magic City means fun events aren't reserved just for Fridays. To welcome this week, Makoto, along with world-renowned sake master John Gauntner, will host a five-course sake ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014

    Five Reasons Miami Sushi Sucks

    On the outside, it seems like Miami has all the necessary ingredients for fantastic sushi: a seaside location, an international culture, and a love of food. It turns out that's not enough. We're seriously lacking in the sushi department. Here are five reasons Miami sushi isn't up to snuff. See als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    DJ Sprinkles' Strategy: "Make It the Audience's Burden to Work It on the Dance Floor"

    Back in 2011, we here at Crossfade included Terre Thaemlitz, AKA DJ Sprinkles, on our list of the World's Least Douchey DJs. It was a nod to her longstanding work as an educator and activist promoting awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. Like many others, we'd first gotten w ... More >>

  • Music

    September 12, 2013
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    September 6, 2013

    Kaskade Is Mormon?! And Other Surprising Facts

    Peace, love, unity, and respect are words that ravers throw around a lot. But rarely do you meet a partier who steadfastly lives by that code, let alone a producer, like Kaskade, whose music so honestly captures the PLUR spirit. He's quickly become one of the most beloved producer-DJs on the EDM sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Radiq on EDM, Film Scores, and His Miami Debut at Foreign Exchange WMC 2013

    As the name suggests, it's quite a melting pot of international artists at the Foreign Exchange party. Among other countries, there's Mexico, represented by Balcazar & Sordo, Venezuela by Fur Coat, Spain by El_Txef_A, and Italy by Lula Circus. But the artist who's scoring the most frequent-flie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Man Buys Tuna For a Whopping $1.8 Million

    A rare bluefin tuna was sold in Japan for a record-breaking (and mind-boggling) $155.4 million yen (about $1.79 million U.S. dollars) this weekend at an auction held at Tokyo's famous Tsukiji fish market. According to Business Insider, the giant 489-pound tuna was caught off northeastern Japan befor ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2012
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    September 21, 2012

    Japan's D-Clone Bring the F#$% to Churchill's Pub on October 4

    He's dressed in head-to-toe black, covered in studs with two bullet belts, a foot-long blue fan mohawk, and green paint smeared across his face like some kind of ceremonial warpaint. Then this punk leans into the microphone. And mustering an exaggerated sneer as spittle flies with each syllable, he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Five Video Games That Are Definitely Not Making You Smarter

    ​Like a lot of kids, I nursed a healthy addiction to video games in prep school, trafficking kilos of cocaine across state lines on a graphing calculator from a desk in advanced Algebra. And according to gamer evangelists like James Paul Gee, this actually made me smarter -- it helped me create mo ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Dharma111's "Funk-Dark" Duds

    ​Fashion Breakdown: Adidas long sleeve shirt bought in Tokyo, patched pants co-designed with girlfriend, Alife shoes from Barnes in New York, ;messenger hat from Bates, cyber mask-mic (with blinking lights) from Cyber Cog in London.

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Common Threads Benefit: Exclusive Menu Preview

    Michelle Bernstein will host the World Festival to benefit Common Threads​Coconut Grove's Cruz Building (in the old Christabelle's Quarter space) will turn into the United Nations for the second annual World Festival Miami tomorrow, November 15 to benefit Common Threads.Chef Michelle Bernstein wil ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Drive Thru Sushi in North Miami Gone: Tokyo Bowl Closes

    ​At the beginning of this week Tokyo Bowl closed in North Miami. A sign on the door reads "Thanks for your patronage." The drive-thru window is what made this sushi place unique. It was a savior for rumbling stomachs in search of fast sushi on the busy intersection of NE 123rd Street and Biscayne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Burger King's Muffaletta-Sized Burger and Rude Call Center Operators

    ​Miami-based Burger King is once again living up to its name, "The King." Last week the company announced it will release a giant pizza-sized burger in Japan over the holidays as an alternative to Christmas dinner that will get people saying, "Merii Kurisumasu."Giant, Mexican-style burgers for Chr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Morgan Hartman Shares Sake Tips and Talks United Way's Sake at Sundown

    The obvious complement to a taco isn't sake, unless, that is, you're sampling dishes under the tutelage of Miami's own sake expert Morgan Olivia Hartman. She is leading the spirits discussion at the United Way Miami Wine and Food Festival's Sake at Sundown this Thursday at Wynwood Kitchen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Britney Spears, Arnold Schwarzenegger Sell Out for Yen: Five Japanese Commercials

    Britney Spears sells candy, not Starbucks and Doritos, in Japan.​Typically the life cycle of a celebrity is pretty predictable. Before becoming famous, there's the usual batch of embarrassing commercials in order to break into show business and pay the rent without resorting to prostitution, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Britney, Jessica & W.: Five Dumbest Celebrity Food Quotes

    Lady Gaga loves Japanese food​While in Japan for a benefit concert recently, Lady Gaga told the Associated Press that she's going to enjoy Tokyo and its food, and that her fans should do the same. "The most important thing, and the best thing, we could do for Japan right now is to boost tour ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011
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    April 14, 2011

    Burger King's Japanese Meat Monster Whopper Takes Miami Beach

    Photos by Laine Doss Carla from Orlando contemplates the BK Meat Monster.​Forget nuclear death. Japan has something to smile about this week with the Miami-based Burger King Corp.'s promotion of the new "Meat Monster," a Godzilla-size sandwich available only in the land of the Rising Sun. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Hope For Japan Fundraiser Tonight at Segafredo Miami

    ​Just one month ago, Japan was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. The country continues to be rocked by aftershocks, slowing relief efforts. Show your support by attending the Hope For Japan fundraiser tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m at Segafredo Brickell. The suggested contribution of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    South Florida DJs Love Japan at North Hollywood Beach Park This Sunday

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Pop-Up Fundraiser For Japan Features Food Trucks, Open Bar

    Tokyo in happier times​Miami'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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Susser Leads Charity Dinners For Japan

    The charitable Chef Susser​Chef 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 >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Eat at Sushi Samba and Help the Japan Relief Efforts

    ​Sushi Samba has announced a unique way to contribute to the Japan relief efforts following last Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami. When you purchase a special Japan relief sushi roll for $12, all the proceeds with be donated to those affected by what has been recorded as the largest-mag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    "Tamtampamela" Thanks God for Japanese Tragedy, Hopes America is Next

    ​The internet helped swiftly spread news of the tragedy in Japan, but along with it came a heap of dumb Americans making stupid comments. No, it was not caused by Godzilla. No, it was not karmic retribution for Pearl Harbor (you know that we dropped two nuclear bombs on Japan for that, right?). No ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Burger King Gives 2,688 Kinects, Who Says the K Ain't Santa?

    via Flickr tedmurphyLast month, Burger King gave away 2,688 Xbox Kinect packages. Why such an odd number? The company was delivering one prize package every fifteen minutes throughout November.When purchasing select products, you'd be given a code which you would then enter online. And presto! If yo ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010
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    April 23, 2010

    Izakaya Ten: Japanese Pub Food in New York City

    Photos by Jacquelynn D. PowersDeep-fried tofu in bonito broth.​Japanese pub food is the big trend in Tokyo. Recently, this tapas-inspired way of eating has spread from Tokyo to New York and Los Angeles. On vacation in New York, I popped into Izakaya Ten in Chelsea. This atmospheric eatery features ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Local Playwright Sandra Riley Presents Hour of the Tiger at New Theatre

    Kim Ehly and Gwendolyn Lai lead the cast of Tiger​Almost 38 years ago, the playwright and Miami native Sandra Riley took a job teaching and directing drama at a US Army Base in Japan. Immersed in the history and culture of a strange new land, she became fascinated by the emperors, samurai, and gei ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 28, 2010
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    September 3, 2009

    Local Motion

    More recent South Florida releases.

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    August 21, 2009

    Benihana Teppanyaki Announces Renewal, Better Shrimp, Beef, Chicken and More Japan

    image via wwworks flickr​Ever been to Benihana Teppanyaki and bemoaned the "lack of Japan" in the place? The company is addressing your concerns on that point and others. Miami headquartered Benihana Inc., which operates 65 Benihana teppanyaki restaurants, 25 RA Sushi Bars, and 9 Haru sushi r ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Benihana Teppanyaki Announces Renewal, Better Shrimp, Beef, Chicken and More Japan

    image via wwworks flickr​Ever been to Benihana Teppanyaki and bemoaned the "lack of Japan" in the place? The company is addressing your concerns on that point and others. Miami headquartered Benihana Inc., which operates 65 Benihana teppanyaki restaurants, 25 RA Sushi Bars, and 9 Haru sushi r ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009
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    July 9, 2009
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    May 27, 2009

    Sushi Deli Doing Omakase and Summer Hiatus

    Chef Michio Kushi of Sushi Deli is going on vacation to Japan for three weeks this summer, from June 16 to July 6, but beforehand he's at your service -- omakase-style."Some customers come in and now ask for 'chef's choice'," chats Kushi.  "It's like little tastes, like tapas-style.  I lik ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2009

    Woodblock Party

    Japanese Art Comes to Coconut Grove

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    March 12, 2009
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    December 1, 2008

    Kimbo Slice Headed to Japan

    Kimbo Slice, like many stars before him, is retreating to Japan to milk out a little bit more money before his career quietly fades out. While there we imagine him shooting a commercial for some whiskey, appearing on a whackey game show, and then meeting the pretty but neglected wife of a young phot ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2008

    Cosplay’s Terrible Twos

    You don’t have to be Gwen Stefani to party.

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    Weekly News Wrapup - Obesity, Crooked Developers and Oil

    Japan Outlaws Obesity - The Japanese government passed a law that states that people from the ages of 40 to 74 shall have their waistline measured during their regular checkups. If the person's waist exceeds 33.5 inches (35.4 if they're a woman) then they will be subject to three months of dieting g ... More >>

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    February 28, 2008

    Why Bother With Real-Life Singers...

    …when you can use VOCALOID, a totally fascinating, vaguely unsettling singing synthesizer program from – where else? – Japan. It doesn’t just do the robot voice box or vocoder sounds – this one actually sings, mainly through the reedy female voice of a fictional character, Miku Hatsune (ba ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007

    Tokyo Diva--Rollerz Out

    In the South we're all about Soulja Boy, but up in New York City, a girl named Tokyo Diva and her crew are showing us how the '80s babies do it on her block -- in neon leggings, big-print t-shirts and thick, gold dookie rope chains. In part, the style seems like a new new rip off of the Cool Kids bu ... More >>

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    March 16, 2006

    Koi Crazy

    It's expensive, exotic, hard to breed, and here

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    May 12, 2005
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    January 8, 2004
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    May 24, 2001

    So Good Shoji

    Shoji Sushi

  • Music

    December 23, 1999

    Post-Pokémon Pop

    Japan is the new capital of disposable tunes

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    February 27, 1997
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    May 9, 1996
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