Ruth Reichl has a résumé any food writer would envy. As a national bestselling author, restaurant critic for both the Los Angeles Times and New York Times, and editor-in-chief of Condé Nast's former Gourmet magazine, she has made her mark in the culinary world. Now, she is dipping her toes in the ... More >>
Miami's School for Advanced Studies has finally cracked the top ten of Newsweek's annual America's Best High School list; coming in at sixth this year. That would make it Florida's second best public high school amongst a top ten list that is surprisingly Sunshine State heavy.
Jason Collins mentioned his former teammate and current Miami Heat player Mike Miller yesterday in his big coming-out story in Sports Illustrated by hoping that Miller might react to the news by talking about how he enjoyed being his teammate and remembering fondly the time he sold him a dog. Toda ... More >>
Never mind the Lakers' new monster-like lineup. Don't worry about the maturing Thunder. According to a Sports Illustrated poll of NBA insiders, including head coaches, general managers and other executives, the Miami Heat are the early favorites to take home next year's Larry O'Brien trophy. Which, ... More >>
This story has been corrected. When published, it erroneously stated that Revales Ristorante was closed. This is far from correct. Revales is alive and well, located on Biscayne Boulevard and NE 86th Street, and operated by the same family that operated The Village Café in Miami Shores. It ope ... More >>
With two national championships and a Christian morals poster boy in Tim Tebow, it's easy to look at Urban Meyer's reign with the University of Florida Gators as some sort of shining example of the best of college football.A new report from the Sporting News suggests otherwise. Former players says M ... More >>
Using a highly scientific formula that considers factors including WNBA teams, nude yoga sessions, and local Mr. Leather semifinalists (uh, no, really), the Advocate magazine has crunched out its annual list of the "Gayest Cities in America." The Sunshine State was well represented -- by Fort Lau ... More >>
Apparently Jerry Power wasn't joking about Plum TV's sad financial state. The company, which produces local television in luxury markets such as Miami Beach and the Hamptons and for a short while was in the magazine business, announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Meanwhile, ... More >>
Calling Florida the "Sunshine State" might seem like a cruel joke after having almost all its major cities ranked by Men's Health magazine as some of the saddest cities in America.It's one thing to have a city as part of this dreaded list, but to include Miami, Tampa, St. Pete and Jacksonville .. ... More >>
Newsweek has taken up the hard work of finding America's 500 best high schools, and eight from Miami-Dade county have landed on the list. According to the list the appropriately named School for Advanced Studies is the best high school in Miami-Dade, and the 28th best in the nation.
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 >>
Why, yes, that is Marco Rubio peering at you from the latest cover of Time magazine. Unlike yesterday's tea bagger beefcake calendar, the cover is for real. Rubio takes one of four special-edition covers that feature some of the most talked-about Republican candidates from across the country, and ... More >>
This post has nothing to do with food, but it might give you something to chew on:As we all know by now, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has offered to build a mosque and Islamic cultural center in the proximity of Ground Zero, a purportedly generous gesture to help build trust between people of different fa ... More >>
Food & Wine Editor Dana Cowin responded to my post from last week about the magazine's lack of top new chefs who are either Hispanic or from Miami. She -- and spokeswoman Lori Lefevre -- make some good points. For instance, they note the mag is a top sponsor of the South Beach Wine & Foo ... More >>
Former Mayor Manny Diaz made bicycling a key part of his agenda (so much so that he's now under a weird ethics investigation for accepting a bicycle from his staff as his going-away gift), and now Bicycling magazine has named Miami one of the best cities for bicyclists in America.In 2008, the mag ... More >>
Jackie SayetJudge this book by its cover.Last night was one of many funerals for a fallen hero taken before its time, Gourmet magazine. Ruth Reichl, its jilted guardian, gave a remarkably candid and emotional eulogy for her final book tour appearance.The remarkably (yet not surprisingly) composed ... More >>
I reported yesterday that Area 31 was named as one of Esquire Magazine's Top 20 New Restaurants of 2009. Michelle Bernstein's Sra. Martinez also made the list. On the one hand, I apologize for missing that. On the other hand, the woman gets more than enough press. One more acknowledgement: Kaitlin Y ... More >>
Michelle Obama appears on Children's Health October issue. When the editors of Children's Health describe the perfect locale to raise a family as "the kind of place where a child can slip on her rubber boots, grab her colorful umbrella, and play on the quiet, tree-lined street outside her home wi ... More >>
via Wiki CommonsThe great magazine die-off claimed another victim yesterday: Vibe, one of the largest mags covering hip-hop and R&B. But Quincy Jones, who founded the magazine in 1993, is looking to step back in and make the periodical a fully online venture. In his reasoning, he dissed some of ... More >>
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Since the late 70s, Miami has endured hurricanes, homicides, and cocaine wars. The city is a survivor, to say the least. It also may be an example for another down and out metropolis, one with just as much character and potential: New Orleans. According to a Big Easy business magazine, city leaders ... More >>
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