Five hours into a flight from Moscow to Miami last week, Pavel Nesvat decided to start throwing jars of ice cream. That was only the beginning of his bizarre transatlantic rampage, which eventually included Nesvat yanking on the ears of flight attendants, whacking other passengers in the head, and s ... More >>
His name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., though he's better known by his stage moniker, Coolio. And in just a few days, the Grammy-winning pop culture icon will defy the odds for a 28th straight year. Coolio turns 50 on August 1. "I grew up during a time when the average lifespan of a black male was 22 ... More >>
In the 1920s, bartender Giuseppe Cipriani loaned a customer a tidy sum of money (especially for a bartender). Harry Pickering, a wealthy Bostonian, was a "frequent flier" of Cipriani's. Maybe too steady for his American family's tastes. After learning he was frittering away much of the family fortun ... More >>
During his political life, Hugo Chavez took more than a few pages out of the playbook of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin, and the emulation will continue even in death.To this day, Lenin's embalmed body is still on display in Red Square in Moscow. Now, acting Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro announced ... More >>
Of course I'm not saying what a candidate eats should be the sole factor considered by voters when determining the next president of the United States. That would be crazy. Other things are important too -- like what he drinks, and economic policy and stuff.But character surely plays a role in our e ... More >>
Back in August 2010, Luka Rocco Magnotta joined Miami Beach 411 and posted a new thread to the popular discussion board: "I just moved to Miami and love it," he announced over a self portrait in Moscow. Later that day, he posted photos of himself in a Lotus, supposedly parked in Miami, with an invit ... More >>
In this episode we learn the power of Facebook. 100,000 people signed a Facebook page in which people begged Bourdain and crew to film in Finland. With promises of "booze and ice cream made from tar" and grandmothers who can cook and hold their vodka, Tony accepts the challenge. Which leads me to th ... More >>
If the EDM industry handed out high ranks for badassery and length of time spent on the battlefield, like they do in the military, Mr. C (AKA Richard West) would surely be a general by now. Yes, this UK rave veteran has pretty much been through it all. West got his start MCing in the late '80s semi ... More >>
Food NetworkRoot for the home team - Zakarian is throwing a party at Tudor HouseThe season four premiere of Food Network's Iron Chef America is October 30th at 9 p.m. Alton Brown hosts the weekly chef-on-chef competition.This year's contestants read like a culinary who's who, with ten celebrity c ... More >>
As far as international EDM artists go, there's very little that Audiofly's Luca Saporito and Anthony Middleton haven't accomplished in their ten-year run. In fact, the London-based duo's accolades are pretty much any aspiring DJ-producer's wet dream. They own Supernature, one of the most hotly ... More >>
Amedeo Modigliani's "Young Woman With a White Collar"The painting is lovely: A young woman with a mask-like face twists her ethereal neck to the side. Titled Young Woman With a White Collar, it's a classic by Amedeo Modigliani. The fight over the $5 million work, however, is anything but beautiful.T ... More >>
While writing "Blow Hard," this week's feature about douche-tastic hip-hop megaproducer Scott Storch -- which reveals that (a) his mother claims he financially abandoned her, (b) he apparently ordered a handler driving a German-made coupe to run down a child-support court server, and (c) he ... More >>
Riptide was feeling all warm and fuzzy this morning. No, it wasn't just from all the vodka in our coffee. (What, like you don't start your day with a little 'Russian java'?) Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0The latest employment numbers came out this morning, and it looks like our Kanye-on-the-VMAs-esque dis ... More >>
The Pew Research Center exists to call you up on your phone and ask you weird questions in order to gauge public opinion. Sometimes these questions are important, other times it seems they exist just for editorial fodder and the pleasure of statistics freaks. Recently, they picked the top 30 metropo ... More >>
Fidel and Vladimir Gundjaev The haggard remains of Fidel Castro made headlines earlier this month for meeting with a Russian Orthodox priest in Havana. The story was newsworthy mostly because the meeting produced the first photo of the ailing Cuban dictator since early this summer. But a larger ... More >>
Does David Fisher know there's a recession here?
Golem's not a creature — it's a six-piece band waltzing in from New York.
In her first American survey, Karen Kilimnik heats up MoCA
Competing fairs are locked in a battle for collectors
In South Florida theater, what's old is the next new thing
Okay, so they really were spying for Cuba, but not in a bad way
From the issue of December 14, 2000
From the issue of September 14, 2000
Los Van Van makes a grab for dot.com dough
Is the Clash still the only band that matters?
Floridian jazz heads for the outside
April 15-21, 1999
March 4 - 10, 1999
He's Jimi Hendrix. He's Cheech. He's Chong. He's a human sound-effects machine.
But is that any excuse for Matthew Block's lawyer to send Shirley McGreal a card that shows zebras doing it?
Home may be where the heart is, but sportswriter Gary Long's vote is in the state of Washington