Yngwie Malmsteen is a six-foot, three-inch guitar monster from Sweden. He left the dark and bitter cold of Stockholm at age 19 and moved to L.A. for a record deal, got famous, and drunkenly crashed a Jaguar E-Type V12 convertible into a tree, breaking the steering wheel with his head.
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If one were to describe Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown, it would have to, quite simply, be "just like No Reservations -- with slow motion."Bourdain has said that he left he Travel Channel and moved to CNN to gain access to places that he couldn't go to with No Reservations. There was never any exp ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain's CNN show, Parts Unknown, premieres this Sunday, April 14, at 9 p.m., and the cable network is all behind him. Recently, the network placed a full-page ad in the New York Times "reintroducing" itself and featuring many of its headliners -- including Bourdain.Bourdain has also been ... More >>
Who knew Fidel Castro and the Kardashians had anything in common?Turns out few things are actually less popular than the United State Congress right now. According to a poll by Public Policy Polling, Americans find head lice, Brussels sprouts, traffic jams and cockroaches more preferable than Congre ... More >>
A hysterical YouTuber named Copper Cab is asking, "WTF GANGNAM STYLE!!?"
But we here at Crossfade just wanna know, "WTF LITTLE RED-HEADED XENOPHOBE!!?"
This ruddy-faced teenager is either a raspy-throated troll. Or an insecure product of Tea Party America. His object of hatred: K-Pop sensation an ... More >>
Among the many cruel side effects of the five-decade old American embargo against Cuba -- economic stagnation, consolidated power for Castro, decaying infrastructure -- there's another oft-ignored tragedy: Cubans are among the only people on earth to whom Coca-Cola isn't officially selling their sug ... More >>
The annual Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index is out, and Cuba continues to have the least freedom of the press in our part of the globe. No other country in the Americas even comes close to Cuba's lowly ranking. Meanwhile, the United States fell 27 places in the rankings in a worrisom ... More >>
We just usually read Parade magazine for Howard Huge cartoons and "Ask Marilyn," but the magazine actually keeps a somewhat frequently updated list of the world's worst dictators. For the first time this year, Raúl Castro and Hugo Chávez made the top ten list.
How many more ruthless, brutal dictators are going to kick the authoritarian bucket this year before Calle Oche finally gets to hold that damn parade? Fidel Castro's rolodex of entrenched, old-timey leaders is getting dangerously thin.Muammar Gaddafi: whacked. Ali Saleh: deposed. Zine Ben Ali: to ... More >>
Wave goodbye to that $3 million desk, Allen.You've got to give Allen Stanford credit for thinking big -- instead of sinking his $8 billion Ponzi scheme profits into the usual uber-rich guy stuff, he bought himself the entire Caribbean nation of Antigua, sponsored giant cricket tourneys (despite b ... More >>
Shamed by Hugo Chavez's 800,000 faithful followers and then really red-faced when North Korea's regime beat them to the punch, Israel decided last month that it was finally time to give this whole Twitter business a try.The only problem? The @israel handle was already taken -- by a Miami-based porn ... More >>
borscht.info If you could go back in time, would you kill Stalin before he ruined the communism? Do you live in a state of perpetual war against all that sucks? Is your total commitment to the cause what keeps you going everyday? Want to help create an entertainment industry in Miami that fights ... More >>
Jacob KatelWhere we at?Miami is full of Brazilians, and Brazilians love to party. Especially when they win futebol matches. Yesterday Brazil squeezed by North Korea 2-1 in its first game of World Cup 2010. We hit up a few local spots while the game was on to find somewhere good to watch the next ... More >>
Newton's universal law of gravity tells us that all motion is comprehensible and predictable, that it guides planets and asteroids and keeps billions of stars in orbit within the Milky Way. But the Brazilian national team, along with its magical style of play, apparently thinks Newton's universal ... More >>
Fidel Castro may indeed be 83 percent dead, based on our crack team of unpaid but enthusiastic scientists' latest calculations, but that 17 percent still kickin' can spin a better conspiracy theory than Rush Limbaugh.(On second thought, isn't Castro basically Cuba's Rush at this point? He spends his ... More >>
El Mas Supremo got out of his crypt Wednesday to give us his two cents on Israel's attack of an aid flotilla heading to Gaza.Writing in his irregular column, Reflecciones, Fidel Castro called the sinking of the flotilla "a brutal attack" caused by a "fanatic," uncontrollable Israel.On Sunday, as ... More >>
Courtesy of Miami-Dade CorrectionsEfraim DiveroliIn early 2007, after winning a $300 million U.S. Army contract to equip Afghanistan with munitions, Miami Beach arms dealer Efraim Diveroli, age 21, went scavenging in Albania. There he subcontracted Ylli Pinari, head of that Balkan country's state-ru ... More >>
Al Gore, inventor of the Internet, founded Current TV. You might have heard of it, considering two journalists affiliated with the channel were held captive in North Korea until Gore's old boss Bill Clinton went to save them.So sometimes the channel is home to important, hard-hitting global journali ... More >>