Well, whaddya know? We made it through another week! And since we survived the Ebola scare that wasn't Ebola, dodged those furry poisonous caterpillars that fall from trees, and steered clear of the gang of giant African land snails, we're celebrating with lots of partying on the cheap. Just check ... More >>
How does a good piece of poetry get made? And more to the point, where do wordsmiths find their rhythm? Lord Byron would make his way to a cave in Portovenere, Italy, to meditate and write some of the greatest romantic poetry ever composed. William Burroughs was never more at ease than in a quiet, d ... More >>
Cuban poet and political figure José Martí once wrote, "Perhaps the enemies of liberty are such only because they judge it by its loud voice." That was about 60 years before the reign of communism would dominate the island for more than a half-century, and the Cuban people would be deprived of ba ... More >>
Put on your best linen guayabera today and head out to see Cigar City Brewing Brewmaster Wayne Wambles at World of Beer in Kendall. WOB Kendall's Cigar City Brewtopia is a Cuban-themed event, so come prepared to smoke a few figurados, throw down some dominoes, and sip a cafecito while you're at it ... More >>
Alberto Cabrera speaks pure Spanglish. He says pero instead of but. His grandmother is abuela. His landlord? Un viejo cubano -- an old Cuban man. His words drift from English to Spanish in a stream. In his family, he's known as pan con mantequilla (bread and butter). Twenty years ago, during a trip ... More >>
August is officially Miami's month for drinking hard, and it's no surprise. This midsummer month is really boring. So we're encouraging drinking. You already know about the Cigar City Dinner at Sustain Restaurant Bar, but what else is there to do during the rest of the month?Make sure you hit u ... More >>
Few can surpass the majesty and grandeur that is Celia Cruz, but international sensation Lucrecia comes quite close. The Cuban born salsa singer, backed by a classic Cuban-style big band, gives passionate, high energy performances of traditional Latin melodies, and interprets boleros and jazz sta ... More >>
It's a bird! It's a plane! No, wait -- it's a politician! So the citizens of Miami shouted to one another last Saturday as City Commissioner Joe Sanchez whizzed past them on a rusty old Raleigh mountain bike last Saturday, flanked by a motley crowd of riders that included Mr. Clucky, Miami's own bic ... More >>
Theres enough outdoorsy fun for everyone today!
They crank-called Fidel Castro and got busted. Now they're back on the air.
Strip mall magnate gets his own street in Sunny Isles Beach.
"Luis Posada Carriles is a dangerous terrorist who belongs behind bars until he croaks!"
Hialeah MC LMS brings the grime of his native Dirty Jers
An outlaw and former spook takes on the Venezuelan dictator
Playing music for 80 years and counting, Israel "Cachao" López is still going strong
With his politically charged sophomore effort, El Mariel, Miami homeboy Pitbull bites back
Clandestine meetings and a hungry press
School incident reports create a journal crammed with violence, drama, rivalry, and intrigue
The Hispanic theater festival is full of Cervantes
Caught between Iraq and a hard-line place
Bring together musicians from both sides of the Florida Straits, let them mix it up, and watch what happens
The Cuba embargo takes it on the chin
Thanks to new local label Duque Productions, two of Miami's most talented musicians will finally be heard
Three decades after his parents sent him into lonely exile, Tony Gonzalez returned to Cuba to face his demons
And that goes for mothers of convicted Cuban spies, too
In his native Cuba he was a film star. Here in the States he's just another car salesman with a dream.
In the island's countryside the land is lovely, the people are humble, and life is unforgiving
Little Havana Bike Tour
Julian Jorge Reyes, a child of Castro's revolution, turned against his leader. Now he's taking on el exilio.
It's not easy driving a jitney in Miami. If the county regulators don't get you, the freeloaders will.
Just across the way from Miami city offices, the coming attraction is a palace of pleasure
Roberto Torres is the leader of the band, the singer of the songs, and the keeper of the Cuban musical flame
Cuba's Minister of Culture Abel Prieto faces a daunting challenge: Sell Cuban culture to the world, but don't sell out the revolution
Before he was banished from his homeland, Diosmel Rodriguez sowed the seeds of revolt among Cuban farmers
Beach commissioners have avoided deciding whether to honor Jorge Mas Canosa. Now, time's up.
Forty years after Castro's revolution, the men of Alpha 66 talk tough but sometimes snooze
The latest dispatch from independent journalists in Cuba: Castro is cracking down
Prize-winning author Roberto Uria landed in hot water in Cuba. Granted refugee status in the U.S., he must now sink or swim.
Deep in the heart of Little Havana, El Credito's expatriate artisans quietly go about the business of hand-rolling the creme de la creme of Cuban cigars
Miami artists share their wry hopes, sly hopes, and high hopes for the coming year