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    September 29, 2014

    Miami Gastropubs Risk Steering the Trend the Wrong Way

    Miami today is replete with truffle oil fries, Brussels sprouts studded with pork bits, and fried-egg-crowned burgers. From the beach to the suburbs, from north to south, scores of restaurants all serve the same predictably heavy fare under the gastropub banner. The concept was borne of England's p ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    Twerking, Dubstep, and Other Dumb Music Words in the Dictionary

    As 21st-century culture and technology continue to evolve, so too must our language. Whether you like it or not, all these hashtag buzzwords are part of the greater lexicon. Literally, "hashtag" was added to the dictionary. But it's not just words like "selfie," "noob," or "friend zone." The musi ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014
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    October 22, 2013

    Semilla Eatery & Bar: Buffalo Chicken Potstickers, Ice-Cream Sliders

    After being seated at the U-shaped bar that takes up most of Semilla Eatery & Bar, a dining companion asked the big question: "Just what the hell is a gastropub, anyway?" According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a gastropub is a "pub, bar, or tavern that offers meals of high quality." By the ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    Irregardless Is a Real Word, Bro

    Bro, remember when Shit Miami Girls Say came out and Non-Miamians were super making fun of the way Miamians freaking talk, bro? That shit was super annoying bro. Especially the part when one of the girls says, "irregardless, I don't care." All the English language snobs were talking shit about Miami ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Rick Scott on Florida's Election Debacle: "The Right Thing Happened"

    Facing criticism that his voter reforms and refusal to extend early voting hours lead to Florida's election debacle on Tuesday, Rick Scott told a radio station today, "Well, I'm very comfortable that the right thing happened."Hmm, let's just check the definitions of "right" from Merriam-Webster.

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    August 1, 2012

    The Five Most Ridiculous "Artisan" Foods

    See also "Artisan Food: If It's Made for the Masses, Can It Be Called Artisan?"Artisan is the new organic -- the of-the-minute foodie terminology that means next to nothing as far as the actual food is concerned. After all, there's nothing to stop your average corporate suit from slapping the term a ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    Scottie Pippen Did File For Bankruptcy, But It's A Different Scottie Pippen

    ​Part-time South Florida resident Scottie Pippen has filed suit today against several news outlets and websites which have reported that he's bankrupt. He's seeking at least $1 million from each outlet. Filing a loud lawsuit isn't exactly the best way to downplay rumors that you're having mo ... More >>

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    September 5, 2011

    Southern Cocktail With a Twist: Lemongrass Mint Julep

    Photo by Anais AlexandreA cocktail to cure any ailment.​According to Merriam-Webster, a julep is a nectarous syrup, sometimes mixed with alcohol or medicine. (And who wouldn't be cured by that?)You have to admit there is a certain romantic appeal to pre-prohibition cocktails. A mint julep, the Ken ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010
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    October 22, 2009

    Album Review: Sarah Jacob, Damask

    ​Sarah JacobDamask(Reppertoire) According to the Merriam-Webster, Damask is a firm lustrous fabric make with flat patterns in a satin weave on a plain-woven ground on jacquard looms. After listening through Miami's own Sarah Jacob's Damask, I can say the title is fitting. It's filled with flat pat ... More >>

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    October 18, 2008

    Last Night: Dolly Parton at Mizner Park Amphitheatre

    Dolly Parton
 October 17, 2008 Mizner Park Amphitheatre, Boca Raton Better Than: Any faith healer I’ve ever met. There’s a very simple reason why Dolly Parton’s something of a phenomena, and that has to do with the fact that she’s absolutely phenomenal! Think about it. The great dame’s ... More >>

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    April 20, 2006

    SAT Words

    Discussing Bloc Party's anthemic dance rock, you gotta get deep