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    October 9, 2014

    Blowfly's Tour Diary: Crisis, Aftermath, and Hanging With Nardwuar and 2 Live Crew

    There are very few people in the world who will pick you up and take both you and your singer, who live 25 miles apart, to an airport 45 miles away before the crack of dawn. Thankfully, my parents, both notorious early risers, are down for the cause. It doesn't hurt that I have taken both of them to ... More >>

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    August 13, 2014

    Miami Chefs Host Fundraising Events for Fit to Fight Challenge

    While we're getting fatter taking advantage of Miami Spice, the chefs behind those meals are slimming down for a good cause. As part of the Fit to Fight challenge, 12 local toques have committed to lose weight while raising funds to benefit Live to Fight, a nonprofit that supports individuals with l ... More >>

  • News

    May 29, 2014
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    May 26, 2014

    Ex-Pitcher Says MLB Wrecked His South Beach Sports Clinic During Biogenesis Investigation

    Past the space-age immersion chamber and the full-body scanner that can detect minute fat deposits, Neiman Nix's office is a testament to what happens when modern medicine falls short. The walls are hung with glossy photos of a fastball-hurling Nix in Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers uniforms, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Could Florida's Mugshot Industry Be Coming to an End?

    In Florida, it's practically impossible to escape one's poor decision thanks to dozens of websites that exist to repost mugshots and charge offenders to take them down. The effect of this cottage industry on vulnerable offenders is well-documented, and it can cost thousands of dollars to clear one's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    SpaceX Thanksgiving Launch: Start of Private Manned Space Flight in Florida

    On a normal day, mere mortals like you might go to Publix, chill in your cubicles for eight or nine hours, go home and catch a few reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond. (OK, Homeland). But possible-genius and business it-boy Elon Musk juggles his multiple companies -- Tesla, the ultra-sleek electric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    MIA Brewing Hosts Fundraiser For Motherless Kids on Saturday

    Gene Devaney did what any 21st Century Bro would do when one of his buddies, in this case David Boyce, needed help: He took to the Internet to tell his story and ask for support, not expecting much in return. Yet the Internet responded, putting up thousands of dollars to help David only days after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Deede Weithorn's Hubby Selling "CityOfMiamiBeach.Net" In Sad, Sad Auction

    Miami Beach City Commissioner Deede Weithorn's husband is literally trying to cash in on the city's name. Mark Weithorn is auctioning off "" Minimum bid: 50 cool Benjamin Franklin notes or 100,000 nickels. The deadline is March 8. Highest bidder wins, of course.And here Bana ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Thousands Stolen from Farewell Fundraiser for The State Of's Nabedi Osorio

    A fundraiser on Sunday for one of Miami's most beloved musicians, Nabedi Osorio, was spoiled when the cashbox was stolen towards the end of the night. Hundreds gathered at The Stage for NabediPalooza, a farewell party and fundraiser for Osorio, one half of The State Of and a dear friend to many in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Chicken Pox Lollipop: Spreading Germs Via Candy

    Lollipops laced with chicken pox are being shared by moms.​Some Nashville moms have been offering to sell lollipops that have been licked by children with chicken pox, according to WSMV in Nashville. The thought process is that healthy children who lick these pops will contract the disease and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Bob Marley Song Re-Released to Help Fight East African Famine

    Photo by Laine DossMaasai Boy, taken in Amboselli, Kenya​We interrupt our coverage of $100 dinners, fancy wine tastings and being generally blessed to remind you (and ourselves) of just how lucky we are to live in Miami (and the United States). While we're living the "good life" (and pretty much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Scott Arciszewski, UCF Computer Student, Charged In Anonymous Hacking Crackdown

    Scott Arciszewski​Federal prosecutors this morning charged 16 hackers linked to the Anonymous ring that targeted PayPal last year. Among those charged: Scott Matthew Arciszewski, a 21-year-old computer major at the University of Central Florida, who the feds say hacked into an FBI-linked firm then ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Beatport Music Awards 2011 Winners

    Photo by Drew Ressler/Rukes.comWe put money on the Mau5 and the cheese-eater paid off.​Yes, we here at Crossfade are degenerate gamblers. And 12 days ago, we proved it by laying down a few bets on the outcome of the Beatport Music Awards. Well, the winners have been announced and we totally f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    De Rodriguez Ocean Set For Sneak Peek Benefit Night

    Lee Klein15 ceviches will be found at De Ocean​There has been surprisingly little hoopla over De Rodriguez Ocean, due to open at The Hilton Bentley at the tip of South Beach "late next month" (translation: October if we're lucky). Maybe folks figure it's just another branch of D. Rodriguez Cuba, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Transfer Money and Access Contact Info With the "Bump" of a Smart Phone

    ​We're normally not huge advocates of smart phone apps that connect to social media. Sure, a lot of them are handy, but in the day and age of Foursquare check-ins, following on Twitter, and Facebook stalking, it's just too easy to get lost in the noise. Enter Bump. 

  • Culture

    July 29, 2010
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    May 25, 2010

    Brooklyn Stoner-Rockers Kings Destroy Will Hold a NYC Benefit Show For Torche on Wednesday

    ​Torche is a band whose growing influence is not exactly measured in riches. Yes, the band has been hailed in discerning international circles as uh, torchbearers of a new sound that is heavy without being metal, per se, and still melodic. Still, the current threesome has had to keep it together, ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    Torche Gear Stolen in Chicago; Band Accepting Donations, Scrambling to Continue Tour

    via​Gear theft is a sad reality of the touring life, but despite its many, many months on the road, Miami-birthed Torche had been lucky enough to avoid a major incident -- until this past Friday. The band is currently on tour with Circa Survive and Coheed and Cambria, a package ... More >>

  • News

    April 22, 2010
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    March 18, 2010

    Concert Review: Deicide Brings Devilish Delights to Revolution, March 14

    Earache​DeicideWith Kalakai, At Odds With God, Paris Is Burning, and First Born5Revolution, Fort LauderdaleSunday, March 14, 2010Schlepping to Broward from Miami-Dade isn't too much of a task when the end product is something like metal muthas Deicide. They carry a real Floridian pedigree along th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    A Class for Beer Aficionados at Earth N Us Farm

    WikiCommons​Ever wanted to brew your own beer? Hey, many great brewers made their own beer at home before making it big. Why not you? We could use a few more locally made beers around here anyway. Fertile Earth Foundation is hosting a beer-making class this Sunday, March 21 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Cook Your Own Indian Food

    If you like eating Indian food and don't know how to prepare it, I highly recommend Ayesha D'Mello's cooking class. Ayesha is really good at teaching this, the meal at the end of the class is delectable, and you will actually be able to recreate the dishes at home with relative ease. We mention this ... More >>

  • News

    January 15, 2009

    Healing Haiti

    Aaron Jackson went from homeless to hero. Now, with the help of Rainn Wilson, he's trying to cure a country.

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    January 7, 2009

    Violent Street Drummer Incident in Downtown Miami Caught on Tape

    Where can you see a violent, wheelchair bound assailant striking out against street musicians playing dirty south drum beats? Downtown Miami, mothafucker. That's right, a YouTube user  identifying him- or herself only as guaromiami recently posted a teaser of the incident. They're selling the f ... More >>

  • News

    October 2, 2008

    Invasion of the Amazon Women

    Big girls, little guys, lots of fun.

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Break In at Sweat Records

    Lolo Reskin A gang of local thugs broke in, burgled and trashed our beloved Sweat Records over the weekend, stealing almost everything of value and destroying nearly everything else. According to Sweat’s site, gone are the “store computer, credit card terminal, video projector, entire DJ/sound ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Break In at Sweat Records

    Lolo Reskin A gang of local thugs broke in, burgled and trashed our beloved Sweat Records over the weekend, stealing almost everything of value and destroying nearly everything else. According to Sweat’s site, gone are the “store computer, credit card terminal, video projector, entire DJ/sound ... More >>

  • News

    May 15, 2008

    In Carlos, We Trust

    The boss pays you. time to pay him back.

  • News

    November 1, 2007

    Drink and Draw

    In South Miami: Irish car bombs, erotic drawings, and vaginal cream

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2006

    Save the Natachatee

    One endangered species we won't miss During a 2004 public hearing concerning manatee protection, county Commissioner Natacha Seijas complained about a herd that kept popping up in the canal behind her Miami Lakes residence. "And as dumb as they always are they keep floating back and forth and I n ... More >>

  • News

    February 10, 2005

    Out of Thin Air

    Inside a Lincoln Road office building sits a remarkable machine that could change the world

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    August 26, 2004

    The Bitch

    Game Theory

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    December 25, 2003

    When Trekkie Met Buffy

    The galaxy, or at least the hotel, makes room for fans of television's cult hits at Vulkon