Nicole Moudaber is a veritable cultural force, a fearless revolutionary. She was organizing the very first electronic dance music parties that the Lebanese capital of Beirut saw in the years following its horrific civil war. It was a dangerous time for anyone, let alone a woman pushing a Western m ... More >>
See also Coral Way Brings the Flavors of the World to Miami, Part 1 and Coral Way Brings the Flavors of the World to Miami, Part 2. You don't have to go far from the Uruguayan Zuperpollo to reach the neighboring Bistro 1401, about two blocks west, for an Argentinean culinary experience. You can si ... More >>
See LA Weekly's complete Coachella coverage -- plus the top moments from Friday, April 20 and four highlights from Saturday, April 21, including Black Lips' Biggie Smalls "hologram." By the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more ... More >>
On Monday evening, the season eight premiere of No Reservations took Anthony Bourdain to Mozambique.The next morning, I blogged that the episode was a departure from most of Bourdain's usually snarky world view. A few hours later, Bourdain Tweeted the following:
Shawn Loftis was a popular sub at Miami Beach High and a handful of other Miami-Dade schools until he was abruptly canned in January 2011. His crime? A past life as a gay porn performer under the screen name Collin O'Neal, including his own erotic series -- "World of Men" -- featuring Loftis cavo ... More >>
The good news is you're off this week and your old friends are in town. The bad news is the post-Christmas and pre-New Year's Eve days are costly; between making Mom tear up with your thoughtful gifting and planning for NYE debauchery, you're broke.We know you'd love to spend the day out with you ... More >>
An interview with a globetrotting, news-reporting gay porn star.
Two weeks ago, Riptide broke the story that Shawn Loftis -- known on film as Collin O'Neal -- was canned from his Miami Dade Public Schools substitute teaching job when a principal found out about his prolific gay porn career. Loftis tells us he still plans to fight the firing. In the meant ... More >>
Since you obviously have good taste, you must be looking forward to Disney's soon-to-be-classic The Muppets coming out this Thanksgiving. You won't have to wait till November, though, to conjure up memories of these furry little guys. Pitchfork reported that on August 23, Weezer, Andrew Bi ... More >>
via Google StreetviewThe Flagler MosqueThe father-and-son Miami imams charged this weekend with aiding Pakistani terrorists will make their first appearance in court today at 1:30 pm as South Florida's Muslim community tries to come to grips with the accusations.The Miami Herald says that the cas ... More >>
It's time to start planning your road trip to Lollapalooza land 'cause King Perry Farrell just released his 125-name guestlist for this August's three-day Grant Park extravaganza. And if you don't wanna be left at the gate, crying and clawing the dirt like a pauper, you better buy a full-weekend ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke explains how the criminal justice system destroys young black men in Miami-Dade County.A couple of major news organizatio ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanThe Original Daily Bread Marketplace's head cook, Antoinette JreijThis is part two of our interview Antoinette Jreij from The Original Daily Bread Marketplace. Read the first part of the interview here.New Times: Any ingredient you don't like working with? Why?Antoinette Jreij: I ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanFeminine flair with a knack for Middle Eastern flavorsIt's a good thing Antoinette Jreij wears pink and gray chef coats; it's the only way someone could fathom that someone so demure and adorned by a sparkly hair clip, diamond earrings, and full make up would be the hardworking h ... More >>
Hani Khouri did not grow up on a farm, yet today he looks right at home herding his 17 Nubian goats with the shepherd hook he carries. You would never know that three years ago, Hani and his wife Maria Lee led the life of expats residing in places such as Brazil, Saudia Arabia, Dubai, and Austria ... More >>
Photo by Bill Cooke Gerald PosnerIn this week's Miami New Times, we write about new evidence that Gerald Posner plagiarized dozens of passages in his 2003 book Why American Slept and in 2005's Secrets of the Kingdom. After the jump, you can check out all the proof. But first, a little back ... More >>
The next time you feel like complaining, remember that your garbage disposal probably eats better than 30 percent of the people in the world. -- Robert Orben Practice safe eating -- always use condiments. -- Lynda MontgomeryDid you ever notice they never take any fat hostages? You never see a guy ... More >>
Courtesy of Miami-Dade CorrectionsEfraim DiveroliIn early 2007, after winning a $300 million U.S. Army contract to equip Afghanistan with munitions, Miami Beach arms dealer Efraim Diveroli, age 21, went scavenging in Albania. There he subcontracted Ylli Pinari, head of that Balkan country's state-ru ... More >>
photo by Katherine TuttleAnimal Tropical's Jose Castello plays along to 'The Skeptic's Operetta.'Cinema Sounds No. 6The Tower Theater, MiamiSaturday, April 3, 2010 Better Than: A regular night at the moviesThe review: Walking down the street in a bustling Little Havana neighborhood on Saturd ... More >>
Jeffrey DelannoyMusic is a Weapon has been making some noise for a couple of years. This coming Saturday they will be rocking the Vagabond alongside local Spanish-language punks G2 and Dutch DJ's Saskia Rocks and Geza Weisz for the big-top party Cirque Excentrique; featuring "Party Monster" ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Up this week, Luke assesses the latest criminal charges against his pal Michelle Spence-Jones and what he would do to fix Overtown and Liber ... More >>
So, one fashion week in town just ended, but another will begin this Thursday when Miami International Fashion Week kicks off. Yeah, it's confusing, but this one has a $1.5 million dress. Uh, does that mean the recession is over?Beirut-based designer Jad Ghandour and Danesha Luxury will present t ... More >>
Jacob KatelDebbie Brooks - VFW bartender since about 1995 Miami Beach VFW Post 3559 is the best kept secret on the beach, particularly on Memorial Day. All the regulars were cool with me, but nobody there seemed too keen on the idea of the whole world finding out about their $2.50 beers or $3. ... More >>
As the fest shows, the best movies are now made outside the U.S.
Tarragon Middle East Market has been open in South Miami since 1994. Hassan Mehaydli runs the place with his twin brother. I went in to check out the place, got a free sample of baklawa (AKA baklava) and asked Hassan a couple of questions. BTW, the baklawa was awesome.New Times: Is it mostly Middle ... More >>
Gasp! A couple of Hollywood blockbusters made the cut.
Dance giant Paul van Dyk gets down to his music's nuts and bolts.
A 10-piece French troupe creates a musical utopia.
Fest honors talented females
The feds call Rickey Brownlee one of South Florida's biggest narco-traffickers. His friends and neighbors in Opa-locka call him a valiant victim.
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