National magazine journalism may be coughing and gagging its last breaths, but public radio is giving print reporters hope. In an email to supporters late last night, WLRN-Miami Herald News Director Dan Grech announced the station is reopening its Americas Desk. Even better: The desk will be helmed ... More >>
There's something inherently blue collar about working on cars.
Grease stains. The inescapable smell of motor oil on calloused hands. Engine grit collecting under already dirty fingernails. The cigarette breaks.
Similarly, there's something inherently blue collar about Alejandro Rose-Garcia, the ... More >>
Double-platinum country music recording star and the oft-tormented Mindy McCready was found dead at her Arkansas property last night, the victim of an apparent suicide. She was 37.
According to a statement released by the Cleburne County Sheriff's office, McCready died of a self-inflected gunshot ... More >>
Miami-Dade voters have been inundated with political ads for going on six months now, but among the most visible -- and probably the most risible -- are the billboards all over I-95 and now the full-page Miami Herald ads showing Obama bowing to a Saudi sheik and blaming the Prez for higher gas price ... More >>
Andrew BirdWith Here We Go MagicFillmore Miami BeachMonday, October 8, 2012Better Than: Combing NPR's All Songs Considered archives.
Last night, the Fillmore Miami Beach was temporarily transformed back into the old Jackie Gleason Theater as incredibly skilled multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird brou ... More >>
Diego Garcia is a first-generation Latin kid who grew up in Florida. Now he's touring the world's stages and playing tiny desks for NPR.
On Wednesday night, he'll be at the Fillmore Miami Beach, opening up for Jovanotti. And he says that if the maladies of love have taught him anything, it's that ... More >>
Whenever Dirty Harry isn't blasting the brains outta unlucky punks or snarling at empty smartass socialist chairs, he's keeping it cool with a copy of "Ornithology."
That's right ... Clint Eastwood is a jazz junkie. He has produced and directed Bird, a biopic about bebop pioneer and heroin casualty ... More >>
Mitt Romney's still mum on who he'll pick as his VP to share the stage at this month's Republican National Convention in Tampa, but conservative voters sure aren't conflicted about who they'd choose. A new poll by CNN finds GOP-leaning voters want Marco Rubio as the veep by a wide margin.Of cou ... More >>
See also "Cat Power's Sun Album Announced, Listen to First Single, 'Ruin.'"
Hell to the yeah! Cat Power is back!
After a six-year hiatus, the singer-songwriter otherwise known as Chan Marshall is set to release a new album, Sun, at the beginning of September. And where there is an album release, t ... More >>
It's not Saturday night, but apparently the time is right for fighting between Elton John and Gov. Rick Scott. In his upcoming memoir, Sir Elton criticizes the unpopular pol for attempting to cut funds to Florida's AIDS Drug Assistance Program. Elton even wrote a letter to the governor, and the ... More >>
Take some coarsely chopped fruit, a bit of apple juice, some water, apricot preserve, and a little soy sauce. Add a few pinches of garlic powder, dry mustard, and a half-cup of brown sugar. Now you've got yourself some edible duck sauce.
For sonic Duck Sauce, however, it only takes equal parts Arm ... More >>
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>
The life of migrant farmers and Mexican immigrants are topical subjects often overlooked by the American music industry. But those issues weigh heavily on Los Tigres del Norte.
The norteño group is considered one of the most influential acts of all time. On record, Los Tigres share the plight ... More >>
To hear the story repeated from fine bastions of journalism like the New York Times, NPR, and CNN, you'd be lead to believe that the chimpanzee who played Cheetah, Tarzan's ape companion in the famed 1930s movie series, recently died in an animal sanctuary in Palm Harbor, Florida. Don't believe e ... More >>
This time of year, hipsterdom's virtual playground -- i.e. the blogosphere -- is littered with arbitrary "best of" indie music lists. Everyone from NPR to Pitchfork, our sister blogs around the Village Voice, and yes, even Crossfade, have declared this year's alt world favorites.
While the li ... More >>
Lee KleinMacarons at Vida brunch at FontainebleauMacarons are absolutely the new cupcakes.I know this because I was watching ABC News and they said that "macaroons are the new cupcakes." The next day Time magazine came in the mail and in it was an article entitled "Will Macarons be the new cupcak ... More >>
Gene Simmons is a smarmy motherfucker.Maybe we were born too late. Or in the wrong part of the country. But quintessential '80s hair-metal extravaganza rockers KISS have always come off as kinda goofy.
Alice Cooper, The Stooges, Black Sabbath ... Now there's some blues-derived din that knew how ... More >>
While on hiatus from smoking crystal meth, creating absurd performance art, and speaking bad French in Paris, a young David Sedaris took a brief stint as a department store elf at a Macy's in New York City. He wrote an essay about it, The SantaLand Diaries, which he read on NPR in 1992, marking t ... More >>
It is 8:30 p.m. and Occupy Miami's general assembly is raging outside the Stephen P. Clark Government Center in downtown Miami. This gathering of about 60 borderline yuppies, people stylin' with handbags, bike folks, and South American grandfather revolutionaries started two hour ... More >>
FacebookThere are very few bald men as gnarly as Richard Melville Hall, especially in the record business. Better known as Moby, the 46-year-old DJ, producer, and songwriter is an electronic music pioneer who's broken cross-genre stereotypes with countless collaborations and massive commercial su ... More >>
Guatemalan blues. No, that's not right. Bilingual bossa nova. Eh, it sounds fun. But it doesn't quite capture it all. OK, We think we've got it.
We'll call it music. Better yet, damn good music. After all, a word that accurately describes Gaby Moreno's eclectic blend of '20s and '30s blues, Bra ... More >>
Photo by Bob PelletierCream of the crop 2011.Hurricane Irene grazed past the Northeast this past August completely missing Miami, thankfully. (We are glad NY and the other Northeastern states have recovered.)Irene did, however, manage to destroy a multitude of pumpkin farms all across the East, w ... More >>
The Coral Morphologic guys. Magical visual manipulators of sea life Coral Morphologic, comprised of Colin Foord and Jared McKay, not only landed a spot at the Borscht Film Festival, screening their short "Man O War," but also an original soundtrack for the film by Animal Collective's Geolo ... More >>
photo by Tim ElfrinkMark March 22 as the moment the world started paying attention to Miami's embattled police department. That's when an ex-Miami Herald reporter named Don Van Natta Jr. parachuted in to write a New York Times piece telling millions of readers what everyone in black Miami knows t ... 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 >>