In Michael Pollan's most recent book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, the author discusses how the four elements -- fire, water, air and earth -- transform plants and animals into the food that ends up on our plates. Best known for his previous best sellers The Omnivore's Dilemma and In ... More >>
Carme Chacón, one of Spain's most high-profile female politicians, threw the country's capital a curveball today by announcing that she will be giving up her parliamentary seat to come teach for a year at Miami-Dade College of all places. Chacón served as Spain's Minister of Defense from 2008 to ... More >>
A Miami Dade College employee made a grisly discovery this morning, stumbling upon a dead body in a bathroom at the university's Kendall campus.The employee found the unidentified man's corpse between 6 and 7 a.m. A message was quickly sent out to university faculty, staff, and students, but police ... More >>
In the last few days, Short Order has published several posts excoriating Miami Dade College's new Tuyo restaurant for not hiring college students. I stand behind those articles.I want to make clear, though, the place is just getting started. We will review it after it's a little more established ... More >>
The diploma we purchased for $399.After a New Times story exposed a local diploma mill that was peddling high school degrees for $399, Broward College has banned "graduates" from the InterAmerican Christian Academy. But Miami Dade College, the most prominent public academy in the state, won't do t ... More >>
Photo by Jackie SayetThe Miami Culinary Institute, the culinary arts school of Miami Dade College, celebrated the opening of its 34,000-square-foot green building April 14. The school, which took its first group of students in January, will try to change culinary education by training students to ... More >>
Paula NiñoAlphabite, the new Miami Culinary Institute's food truck, will make its first official appearance at Taste of the Grove this weekend. The student-run truck was out during the unveiling of the Miami-Dade College school's new building in downtown yesterday. Andrew Alvarez, a student who ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanChef Arias loves his mango!Last week we chatted with Giovanni Arias, the executive chef at Canyon Ranch in Miami Beach. If you missed it, click here.New Times: Your artichoke fries are delish, too. How do you make them?Chef Giovanni Arias: We buy the artichokes bottoms, blanch th ... More >>
Miami Wine Festival Director, Lyn Farmer, tapped 20 of South Florida's top sommeliers to put their palates and purple tongues to work for a good cause by participating in the "Best in Glass" competition, which was dedicated to judging some of the "best of the best" by-the-glass wine selection ... More >>
Photo by Justin Namon/WorldRedEye.comProtesters talk with the local media.Click here to view photos from this event.Saturday afternoon about 100 people gathered outside the BP gas station on NE 10th Street and Biscayne Boulevard. For one hour, a horde of social activists, students, artists, cycli ... More >>
Natalie O'Neill Mike Gibaldi, Charman of Surfrider Foundation.Jesse Bull, a surfer with a tidy goatee, rides a four-foot wave to shore on a blustery South Beach day. In his black wetsuit, he gazes out towards the crashing waves, then furrows his brow. "The ocean is important," he says. " ... More >>
Duane Starks started his football career at the age of eight in a local optimist club program, he became a star quarterback for Miami Beach Senior High, briefly attended Miami-Dade Community College and then played as a starting cornerback for the University of Miami Hurricanes. He entered the NFL, ... More >>
Miami's historic Coppertone Girl sign-- a 50's-era landmark that depicts the company's logo of a terrier of some sort pulling down the bathing suit of a little girl, which somehow has something to do with sunblock, is being resurrected tonight. The sign was first planted on a building at NW 54th in ... More >>
The Hispanic Theater Fest makes it a children's day trifecta.
The county is closing law libraries faster than whorehouses
Flourishing among kitsch, a couple of gems off Calle Ocho
Big names? Big Deal. An alternative take on the Book Fair.
And sand in our hair
Miami International Film Festival goes for the big picture
Nejla Y. Yatkin finds her exotic rhythm
Appreciating art means slowing down long enough to look
A fresh new play that should be seriously fun
Theater troupe moves in
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Festival honors an Afro-Cuban art form
Local artists make art of books, or books of art
Bob Marley's mom writes it all down
The Sunny Side of the Bleat: C'mon, guys, put on a happy face!
Top Cop Talks Shop: Yes, we've emerged from the dark ages, but can't we just skip over that part?
From the issue of January 25, 2001