Tomorrow, April 1, Gramps Bar, in conjunction with O, Miami, will kick off Poet-in-Decadence, a contemporary take on writer residency programs. The union of Gramps Bar and O, Miami makes perfect sense -- booze and literature have long been lovers. Writers such as Truman Capote and Jack Kerouac would ... More >>
Launched in 2011, The O, Miami Poetry Festival set out to bridge the gap between contemporary poetry and the Greater Miami audience. "Contemporary poetry is so diverse, fascinating and dynamic" said P. Scott Cunningham, founder and director of The University of Wynwood which produces the biannual po ... More >>
A tragically pea-brained swath of society doesn't believe P. Scott Cunningham and the University of Wynwood's month-long, citywide "O, Miami" poetry festival is worth its weight in heroic couplets. What? Does simultaneously flying in the guy who fucking invented indie rock and the poet Obama had r ... More >>
The Breeders as seen by Dana Schutz.If you say you've never bought an album because it had a sweet cover, you'd be a giant, fake-cool liar. The saddest part of downloading music isn't just the demise of the music industry. It's that we no longer get to enjoy amazing cover art or oddly personal ... More >>
Big, beautiful white guysSloppy Seconds, Nobunny, and the Spits at Churchill's Pub, MiamiThe Axe and the Oak at Sweat Records, Miami Saturday, June 5, 2010 Better Than: Sitting at home on a Saturday night with a $10 dollar jug of wine and having my ass handed back to me on a casual game of Scrab ... More >>
Jeremiah Bullfrog (left), Lauren Reskin (middle), and P. Scott Cunningham (right) are three of the creative minds presenting tonight at the Miami Art Museum.After a five-month hiatus, the Miami Art Museum is rebooting its monthly Thursday networker tonight with a rather fun exhibition featuring s ... More >>
Even though these days there's not much profit in the poetry game, the art of writing verse can still be dangerous and seductive. So don't give up hope, you can be like the classic poets, too. You can exude confidence and daring. You can totally copy them. The first step would be to sign up ... More >>
Creative CommonsWhen life gives you a dearth of arts funding, make haikus! The Knight Foundation and the University of Wynwood recently cosponsored "Do You Haiku" -- a contest to find the best haikus written about the impact of Miami-Dade's lack of arts funding. They received a grand response; it tu ... More >>
All photos by Ian Witlen. Check out the full slideshow here. During a week when unchecked imagination runs wild and art comes close to scrambling your brain, Design Miami/ always refreshingly mixes things up by showcasing work with at least somewhat of a foundation based in function. Though the f ... More >>
Jim DrainBeginning December 1, Jim Drain of Bas Fisher Invitational, British artist Graham Hudson, and I are co-curating a project inside Design Miami (where my wife works) called The Brief Happy Life of Workshop Workshop. Here's the press release, which I wrote, so I guess it's a press release i ... More >>
Meet Jennine Capó Crucet, the next literary big thing.
No one said that lasting through the summer of 2009 would be easy, but alas, you've made it and finally there's shit to do on the weekend. Major shit to do. Tonight it's all about the music: Married duo Calahoney jams at Tobacco Road, techno gets the Pickle treatment by Bruno Pronsato, syn ... More >>
P. Scott CunninghamWhere's the rum, Miami?Last night, Miami International Aiport in cooperation with American Airlines and Miami-Dade County (and thanks to the efforts of the Odebrecht Corporation), unveiled two 50-foot long murals by acclaimed Brazilian artist Carybé.Despite the ceremony feeling l ... More >>
Harvard UniversityJump the Shark - Used to describe the moment when a TV show or other cultural phenomenon has outlived its usefulness or creative steam, e.g. Phil Hartman's death stalling NewsRadio.Land it in the Hudson - A sentiment of encouragement, usually given in the midst of a crisis, based o ... More >>
Remember record stores? They were the place you bought those plastic silvery things called CDs and also where you could pick up vinyl if you were trying to be über-authentic. Ah, yes the days before iTunes. But while Sam Goodys and FYEs might not be commonplace anymore, local records stores still s ... More >>
Miamis cultural Icaruses share tales of flying just below the sun.
The graphic novel reigns at this year's edition.
Week two at the Miami International Film Festival.
Our critics review a sampling from week one of the film fest.
"We thought we were going to see the end of Chávez. Unfortunately the revolt didn't work, and now I know why."