In the wake of the Michael Brown saga in Missouri, more than 185,000 people have signed a Change.org petition that would require all police officers to wear body cameras. Well, those body cameras could be coming to the Miami-Dade Police Department as soon as next year.
"Gonna be a crazy one." And that's a promise from the Trash Talk dudes. Tomorrow night, those Cali hardcore punks (AKA Spencer, Sam, Lee, and Garrett) are throwing a totally no-charge, all-ages rager at downtown Miami's Grand Central, with the homie Left Brain of Odd Future. Oh, and it also sta ... More >>
The Miami Hurricanes basketball team walked away with an ACC tourney championship and a ride to the sweet sixteen last season, but expectations have been considerably lowered this season. The ACC media has picked the 'Canes to finish 12th out of 15 in the conference. Which is what happens when you r ... More >>
Michael Glabicki is 2 and a half years old. His bloody head is on the pavement. Tiny body still. Pupils pointed skyward. Eyes empty. The car that nearly crushed him has finally stopped moving, but the pain is a beating drum inside his skull. And the gleaming light that shines beyond his reach is b ... More >>
In 2008, Bourbon Steak, located on the ground lobby of the Turnberry Isle Hotel & Resort in Aventura served greater Miami the finest upscale steakhouse its seen in ages. In 2011, it was named one of Miami's top five steakhouses by New Times. We've told you about their jerk chicken, fried chicken ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wro ... More >>
Type Mz Poppinz into Google and the top result will be a YouTube clip entitled "sexiest violin player in the world!" And though that may be true, it shortchanges the Pittsburgh native (born Melissa Palichat), who's bringing her unique combination of talents to Mynt Lounge tonight. "I imagine myse ... More >>
Photo by Jim NewberryOver the last few days, the personal twittersphere of Canadian synth-pop duo Junior Boys has been ablaze with titillatingly cryptic little messages about "big news," "a zillion shows," and "a good chance we are coming to a town near you." Thankfully, the Boys' Jeremy Greens ... More >>
Stuff white people like.Detroit has cars. Los Angeles has movies. Pittsburgh has steel. Miami has... reality show stars? Since the advent of reality, we've played the backdrop for some truly appaling television. Miamians who think they can dance have recently been ordered to fil ... More >>
Last year, Miamian Tamien Bain -- an ex-con who had served time for robbing a McDonald's -- crafted a rap that nearly won a marketing contest for that same fast-food chain. Now some local high schoolers are finalists in a national dance contest for Baskin-Robbins. Maybe our city has an industry besi ... More >>
photo by Jipsy, nefariousgirl.comKayakman rocked Sushi Samba.To read past installments of Diary of a Flasher, click here. From Little Beard and Rotshit at So Raw on a Saturday, to Kayakman on Tuesday at Sushi Samba, my nights out shooting the beat brought some new music to my MP3 player this week.Fi ... More >>
Time to shave that Rasputin-length win-beard. The Marlins are at last back in the win column after a season start that can only be described as more confusing than Charlie Crist's sexuality.via Wikipedia CommonsEven with Han-Ram on the bench, the streak ended.Somehow the Fish won 11 freaking games b ... More >>
Gregg Gillis's cut-and-paste is the present and future of pop music.
The M Ensemble tackles another challenging play.
The elusive Seattle/Olympia hardcore-ish band is cult-famous for its refusal to make a web site or even properly record and distribute its music. The Pittsburgh foursome Caustic Christ has toured with similarly deliciously named bands like Municipal Waste -- 'nuff said. Meanwhile, the songs on Annih ... More >>
It's fashionable, isn't it, pulling an In Rainbows and giving away your music or letting people pick their own price. It's also fashionable to like the Pittsburgh DJ/producer/remixer guy Greg Gillis, better known as Girl Talk... Sooooo is it any surprise you can download the latest Girl Talk CD for ... More >>
Rusted Root comes bearing trippy fruit.
The M Ensemble and the evermore relevant Mr. Wilson
Yesterday we gave you fresh techno, today we give you some funky deep house sounds. This mix comes courtesy of Miami DJ Rhouse, who originally hails from Pittsburgh, PA. Says Rhouse: "I am the grandfather of DJs having done my first gig in 1969. Unfortunately as my real world career grew I have ha ... More >>
wtf Dogma Grill? Critical Miami wants to know. The Miami eatery has successfully sued a hot dog establishment with a similarly punny name: Hot Dogma. The location of this weiner warehouse? Pittsburgh.
Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who's pledged to return to Miami when his term ends in January 2007, took a leisurely stroll through the brick-lined streets of downtown Pittsburgh last week. He must have marveled at the colors and smells of the early autumn evening in the quaint Northeast. It was just ou ... More >>
Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat (Paper Fist/Abacus)
The M Ensemble's latest is ambitious but flawed
Brother and sister face off over a family heirloom in a so-so production of Wilson's The Piano Lesson
After the Catholic Church banished him, Cuba welcomed him. But the vibrant new life George Zirwas created for himself soon ended in tragic death.
Dieselboy careens through the American jungle
Serving up crap at MIA - it doesn't have to be so tasteless
Designs made of that shiny I-can-do-everything metal
The Music Lesson
Manolin returns to Cristal
The Miami Design Preservation League Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony
The city's surfeit of tax-exempt properties costs tens of millions