Yes, traffic is bad. Tourists can be awful. The humidity can be oppressive. Yet, we've come to accept all of those things about living in Miami. That's part of what we signed up for. Sometimes it's the smaller annoyances that really make us want to catch the next flight to Milwaukee and never look ... More >>
Twerkin' is the best way to celebrate any holiday. Do it on a pumpkin. Do it on a Turkey. Do it atop a Christmas tree. Do it on a giant candy heart that reads "U R GR8." Do it on a wrecking ball while naked and screaming, "We Can't Stop!," at an stadium-sized rave in downtown Miami. Just ask over- ... More >>
Sure, there's that other city out there that calls itself "Sin City," but we've always known that Miami is America's real capital of sin. Or so we thought. Real estate site Movato.com decided to calculate America's most sinful cities. It's no surprise we came in the top ten, but it's eye-opening tha ... More >>
Lil Wayne talked shit on The Heat? (payback's a bitch) Otherwise, fuck it, they're still #winning. (Well, except for last night.) But this is America, land of free speech, and he' s still one of the most popular rappers in the world, even if he fell asleep at the club and didn't rock the mic. That's ... More >>
Like some kind of rabid half-human, half-beaver freakshow cooked up in the laboratory of Dr. Moreau, Of Montreal is plowing through the second decade of the new millennium with a psychedelic skill set that employs the best of seemingly disparate gene pools. Of course, the crux of the band's geneti ... More >>
To quote adorable guy-girl indie poppers Matt & Kim: Oooh-oooh-oooh-woo, oooh-woo, oooh-woo ... Just a few minutes ago, the perpetually psyched tag team ("Matt plays keys! Kim plays drums!") announced their 38-date Lightning Tour via Twitter, expressing an overwhelming level of excitement with ... More >>
Despite the fact that Gotye had two solo LPs under his belt before releasing last year's Making Mirrors, it wasn't until the Australian released a xylophone-heavy track that he became a household name. This week, "Somebody That I Used to Know" became the year's biggest hit, comfortably spending it ... More >>
The world already knows that LeBron James is a shitty tipper, thanks to the investigative sleuths of the Cleveland Scene. A few years ago, that alt-weekly newspaper exposed that The King left a ten dollar gratuity on an $800 steakhouse bill for himself and teammates. Now the Scene has published th ... More >>
Photo by Kerry McLaneyThe wall of drinkers past.Every once in awhile, a bar opens that bridges scenes. Its appeal is universal. Whether you're into Moose Juice or PBR, Pitchfork or Porsches, this is your common ground. And Wood Tavern is that bar. Recently, the cosy Wynwood spot opened it ... More >>
In honor of the fourth Beer Snob Bicycle Pub Crawl, we caught up with the event's beer-drinking manatee mascot. And he picked out a tasty 12-pack playlist perfect for a sweetly simple ride from the Beach, across the Venetian Causeway into downtown. Named Miami New Times' Best Urban Bike Ride of ... More >>
photo courtesy of Green Box projectBeer companies are not exactly known for their intellectual appeal. Miller Lite's Tastes Great-Less Filling and Budweiser's Whassup? campaigns are only topped by Old Milwaukee's Swedish Bikini Team. We're not knocking it. The messages are loud, clear and effecti ... More >>
Signature soufflés from one of the best.Granted, nobody is going to mistake the dining scene in South Miami with that of Paris or New York. Or with that of Miami or Miami Beach. Or with that of downtown Milwaukee...On the other hand, it does match up pretty well with the dining scene in Coconut ... More >>
On a recent visit to Milwaukee, we stumbled across a cocktail bar call At Random. It was located in a residential area that looked like a throwback to the 60's. There were no set hours and a drink menu full of complex lounge beverages, no beer or wine. The music came from a jukebox in the c ... More >>
The Miami Heat squeezed past an awful Philadelphia 76ers team last night in a win that can only be described as "Eleanor Rooseveltian." But as unsightly as it may have been, a win is a win. Last night's 99-95 victory was Miami's ninth in a row. That makes nine straight wins and 10 games over .500 ... More >>
via miamigov.com Just cause your cousin in Milwaukee can't swim in November doesn't mean you can't. This is Miami dammit, home of 89 degree Fall Sundays.Grapeland Water Park (1550 NW 37 Ave) is open, and since Thanksgiving is coming up, they're also collecting canned goods for the Miami Homeless ... More >>
via BizTimes.comIt's all about the U.The leader of the Urban Farming movement took lessons from his Miami and Florida sports careers that still help him today.Will Allen is the head of Milwaukee-based Growing Power Inc., an urban ag producer and educating organization focused on teaching poor com ... More >>
It's been a tough summer for Miami Beach's most iconic hotel. via Wikimedia Commons The global Arma-recession has grounded flocks of would-be vacationers at home in Hamburg and Milwaukee and Bogota. A massive storm collapsed the roof at LIV. And Ben Novack Jr., heir ... More >>
On a recent, unseasonably cool afternoon, I drifted away into one of those vivid naptime dreams, the ones where you wake up and think for a second that what you just went through was real. There was a knocking, no, a pounding at the door, as if Grendel were on the other side. I tried making my way t ... More >>
The Counting Crows kick off their summer tour at the end of July in Virginia Beach. It doesn't roll down to South Florida until October 4 at the Cruzan Ampitheatre in West Palm Beach, but it'll still be hot as hell then so we'll still count it as summer. As all smart bands are doing these days, they ... More >>
The Unseen brings a little '77-style punk to Studio A.
Woo-hoo, take it off, Juiceboxxx!
Just give us a Dolphin Dog
Wisconsin transplant Doormouse threatens to overtake Miami's experimental music scene
Time Well Wasted (Arista Nashville)
The Miami International Film Festival, now over at Miami Dade College, turns yet another leaf
Frozen custard, a favorite in the Midwest, takes a stand in the South
Reptile Palace Orchestra renovates banquet band routines
MAM extols the art of architecture
An addict falls off the Kendall Karaoke and into a vat of Vanilla
Want to hear more about a plan to protect the county's water supply from contamination? Good luck.
That's so passé but then what do you call it?
Is Darrin McGillis a noble crusader for his late sister's kids, or a courtroom junkie who thrives on drama? Both, actually.
She's naive. She lacks experience. She's too "nice" to survive in Dade's policitical jungle. So why is Katy Sorenson so dangerous?
The world over, Inner Circle makes real reggae for all people