While stuck in limbo at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, NSA leaker Edward Snowden has requested political asylum from 21 countries. With Brazil officially rejecting his request earlier this morning, nine of those nations have now said no. Snowden's last hope might be the Chavista government in Vene ... More >>
Talk about trying to turn lemons into lemonade. Or at least into handsome water bottles to keep your lemonade cold.Yes, after Tuesdays' embarrassing "Watergate" flap, Marco Rubio is now literally selling water bottles with his name on them.
Last night, Florida Senator Marco Rubio was tasked with the high profile but ultimately thankless job of delivering the opposing party's response to the State of the Union. These things are almost always awkward (remember Bobby Jindal's Kenneth the Page delivery a few years back?), and never match t ... More >>
Turns out the Canadian city of Montreal is a real hotbed of forward-thinking electronic dance music. A few natives we've chatted with just this past year are Akufen, Footprintz and Blond:ish. And another luminary of that Northern city is producer and multi-intrumentalist Guillaume Coutu Dumont. I ... More >>
Until earlier this morning, the electronic dance music scene lacked synergy. But Ultra Music Festival founder and CEO Russell Faibisch and Ultra Music president Patrick Moxey have since rectified the situation. In a joint statement released by both parties, Ultra Music Festival and Ultra Music ( ... More >>
"Certainly a sort of industrial use of creatures, so that geese are fed in such a way as to produce as large a liver as possible, or hens live so packed together that they become just caricatures of birds, this degrading of living creatures to a commodity seems to me in fact to contradict the relati ... More >>
On July 1, the state of California will institute a ban on the "force feed[ing of] a bird for the purpose of enlarging the bird's liver beyond normal size" as well as the sale of products that are a result of this process. This falls under sections 25980-25984 of the California Health and Safety cod ... More >>
Shaggy gets around. You might see him eating teriyaki chicken on South Beach. Or hitting the stage in Eastern Europe. Or headlining a show at the Olympic Games. But this weekend, he'll be in Downtown Miami at Bicentennial Park for the Best Of The Best fest, partying, picking up chicks, and avoiding ... More >>
Under dark clouds and a "monster-sized extraterrestrial spider looming over center field," Florence Welch performed that catchy song from the Eat Pray Love trailer to close her opening set at last year's U2 concert at Sun Life Stadium. The boisterous reception following the final note of "Dog Days ... More >>
When Fidel Castro swept down from the mountains and routed Fulgencio Batista's forces, one of the first things his revolutionary regime did was to seize the property of American citizens and companies.In the more than 50 years since, nearly 6,000 American citizens have filed certified claims agai ... More >>
Bono as his alter-ego "The Fly" in '92.According to the Emerald Isle's Central Statistics Office, the average Irish male can expect to prowl around Planet Earth for about 76 years, 9 months, and 18 days. Do you know what that means? It means that U2, as a band, is totally middle aged. (Formed in ... More >>
Marc Averette via wikimedia commonsThe Four Seasons Hotel on Brickell AvenueGrowing up in communist Poland, Bozena Sawa secretly idealized the glittering luxury hotels that dotted capitalist Western Europe and the United States. After the fall of the Iron Curtain, she moved to New York and fell i ... More >>
Flogging Molly's Matthew Hensley.While often likened to other Stateside outfits, like Dropkick Murphys and Black 47, best known for blending an upstart attitude with Celtic tradition, Flogging Molly alone can claim a specific geographical bond with the old country. The band's founder and frontm ... More >>
You get a high-five! You get a high-five! You get a high-five! Everybody gets a high-five!Tonight is the Miami Heat's home opener against the Orlando Magic at the American Airlines Arena. The Heat are asking fans attending the game to dress in black. Boy do the Heat love doing that shit. But it'l ... More >>
Night Watch is a regular feature about bars and clubs by nightlife columnist Tara Nieuwesteeg. On a bar-hopping tour of Hollywood, I popped into PRL Euro Cafe (1904 A Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood; 954-980-8945; prlcafe.com), a narrow venue with a few chairs at the front and a long bar extending alon ... More >>
Night Watch is a regularly-occurring feature about bars and clubs, written by nightlife columnist Tara Nieuwesteeg.This week, I bar-hopped in Hollywood and stumbled into the PRL Euro Café (1904 A Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood. Call 954-980-8945 or visit prlcafe.com). PRL is a narrow venue w ... More >>
Remember that movie Falling Down, where Michael Douglas goes on a violent rampage against the everyday nuisances and obstacles of urban life? If you believe a police account, Miami-Dade Public Schools elementary substitute Rolanda Benjamin is Miami's real-life William Foster -- although, thankful ... More >>
Sacha Baron Cohen is in queerface. But what's the film's real target?
South Beach's smiling Irish tech-house heavy.
MAM's latest spectacle glimmers, glows, and goads.
The Miami International Film Festival wants to be a Latin movie marketplace
Dmitriy Klevenskiy imports caviar-quality jazz
Polanski's Oliver Twist misses the grit of Dickens's classic
Trumpet player gets another tribute
Artist sparks action in performance
Starting anew, round two
Go to Cuba, but do so legally
From the week of February 13, 2002
Marlene Urbay will have her orchestra, no matter what anyone says or doesn't say
From his modest headquarters in Little Haiti, polka legend Li'l Wally Jagiello spreads happiness the world over
Before the Nazis amputated her arm, Sara Fershko was a concert violinist. Today she's struggling to pay her medical bills
Cops, firemen, dogs, the circus: Photographer Jill Freedman deftly documents life's little happenings
With films from fourteen countries, the Miami Film Festival features a volatile mix of love, lust, and crime