Forbes, ever the arbiters of cool, have decided to rank America's coolest city. The good news: Miami came in 13th in the top twenty. The bad news: apparently a dozen other cities are cooler than ours. Uh, nah uh, Forbes.
Have you ever walked through Whole Foods and thought, "I really need a drink"? Maybe that feeling comes while perusing their extensive wine selection. Perhaps it hits when your shopping companion won't stop complaining about that awesome soccer match he's missing at home. Well now, there's a spot wh ... More >>
We all know living in Miami comes with its own unique set of perks. We enjoy year-round beach days, have a great basketball team, and can usually spot a Kardashian any time we head over to South Beach. Plus, we're the first kids on the block to get our hands on the new Doritos Loaded. Last week, ... More >>
The music industry is a male-dominated business. And though punk rock disturbs the status-quo, it's no exception to paternal rule. That being said, it is one of the most open and inviting genres in music. With the right attitude, anyone can be a punk rocker, and plenty of ladies have put their edg ... More >>
Do you think this is some sort of joke? Miami is apparently in the midst of a comedy crisis, according to a new study that attempts to rank each of America's 50 largest metro areas by how funny they are. Miami came in 48th out of 50.
If you've ever been to a wine tasting or a pairing dinner in Miami, chances are you've met local wine educator Barry Alberts. Alberts died suddenly this past weekend. His daughter, Lexi, posted the news on Alberts's Facebook page on Saturday, April 5. Alberts also had a son, Chad, who lives in Por ... More >>
Gluten-free pizza can be pale, chalky, and have the consistency of matzo. But for the past month, Bradley Herron, executive chef of the Genuine Hospitality Group, has been testing flours and developing a gluten-free crust for Harry's Pizzeria that's just as satisfying as the wheat-based variety. "I ... More >>
The time has come: Miami is finally a fine-food town. The signs are everywhere. The 305 is home to coffee roasters, supper clubs, a ramen house, and a northern Thai restaurant. Sourdough bread is a thing. The word "local" is sprinkled on menus like pepper on steak. The city's beverage scene, once r ... More >>
Come Friday the 13th, freaky shit happens -- party animals turn into blood-sucking vampires, loonies go on the loose and howl at the moon, and people drive around with skulls on their dashboard (or maybe your mind just plays tricks on you.) At least it's Friday which means you have cheap parties ov ... More >>
STRFKR With Chrome Sparks and Feelings Grand Central, Miami Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Better Than: It was a Tuesday night. How did you spend yours? At one point during last night's triumphant set by Starfucker (STRFKR), the bright lights that danced and coalesced behind band members cooled, and ... More >>
Are Miami women willing to go out on a date with just about anyone? Real-life experience would point to no, but dating site AYI.com's data analysis claims Miami is in the top five cities for least picky women. Oh, really?
Miami's food truck scene is alive and well and, apparently, a destination choice for hungry travelers, according to two prominent online food-and-travel sites. Jetsetter, an online travel magazine that also books custom upscale trips such as tiger safaris and tours of California's wine country, has ... More >>
This year's Miami Rum Renaissance Festival was bigger than ever. In its new home at the Miami Airport Convention Center at the Doubletree by Hilton, there was ample room for rum exhibitors, seminars, and even on outdoor cigar lounge where attendees could enjoy a spirited smoke. Tasting our way thr ... More >>
It's finally here! Record Store Day (and cough, 4/20) is right around the corner. And that means tons of great acts are ready to get down and dirty with all y'all Miami music lovers. Whether you're looking for rock, punk, hip-hop, jazz, synth-pop, booty bass, or Latin, there's the perfect party wi ... More >>
Yes, Nite Jewel's Ramona Gonzalez appreciates strangeness. While making her 2008 debut, Good Evening, Gonzalez held recording sessions in her living room as well as a friend's residence. And that's how the songs sounded -- lo-fi, sweet, strange. She applied that same approach to her latest record, ... More >>
On Monday, the 2012 James Beard finalists were announced, leaving Michael's Genuine Food & Drink pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith the last hope of Miami taking home a coveted Beard award this year. Her boss, Michael's chef/owner Michael Schwartz, received the Beard award for Best Chef South in 2010 ... More >>
Paying homeless people $70 a day to serve as human wifi hotspots is a bizarre way to make a buck, but it's indicative of the hustler's spirit at South By Southwest this year. Folks are grinding hard and employing increasingly-gimmicky measures to make money. But there's more to it than that. Lik ... More >>
Even though Mr. Good Stuff isn't quite a year old, the yellow food truck that serves up lunas, Venezuelan corn meal arepas overstuffed with brisket, curry, pulled pork, or meatloaf, is already a television star.Cooking Channel's Eat St. filmed the truck back in the late spring. The Canadian-based ... More >>
Chapman, the biggest auditorium on the Book Fair grounds, was packed. It was a young crowd, pretty white for Miami, one might think they were in Austin or Portland. In Hipster-biblio-ville, there's plenty of plaid and an army of bespectacled soldiers. Chuck Palahniuk walked on stage to a thu ... More >>
Via facebook.com/tobehatedmusicFuck the bullshit, punk ain't dead. We might be broke, but Miami goes harder on a weekday than any other city in the world. "The cost of living is goin' up and the money comin' in is goin' down. The bills comin' in are more than the money comin' in," says To Be Hate ... More >>
Is Miami "cool" enough to attract and retain young folks? According to a new analysis by a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, probably not. New data shows that the Miami area lost more residents aged 25 to 34 than most major American metro areas between 2008 and 2010.
It is finally time to Check Yo Ponytail. For the last 11 days, Iheartcomix's Franki Chan, Media Contender's Danny Johnson, and Zane Landreth have been streaking across the country -- L.A. to San Fran, San Diego, Denver, Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and NYC -- with Spank Rock, Big Freedia, and ... More >>
Photo by Alin DragulinYACHT sailing into Miami during Basel week.With Neon Indian and Yelle already slated to visit the city during the week of Art Basel Miami Beach, you can bet there's still plenty of music to be announced over the next couple of months.Of course, being at the center of the act ... More >>
Otto Von Schirach seems to be big everywhere but America. In Europe, he tours extensively and plays at big festivals. Here, he's just one of Miami's many oddly awesome characters.That could change this year as he tours across America with Atari Teenage Riot, the '90s digital hardcore outfit that ... More >>
All photos by Laine Doss Kristi, Allesandra, Jackie, Jav and Ben enjoying the evening.After last week's City of Miami press release and statement, as well as various emails and rumors that Wynwood art gallery owners might be less than thrilled about food trucks serving on the streets durin ... More >>
Miso Hungry's lettuce wraps with chickenAmong the crop of recent entries into the Miami food truck scene, one of the brighter stars is Miso Hungry. In a sea of burgers and tacos, the bright blue truck has stood out with a fresh take on casual pan-Asian fare, in which bright flavors and crisp vegetab ... More >>
In 1989, the Miami Heat snapped it's 17-game losing streak by defeating the L.A. Clippers, and earning the franchise its first ever win. Last night, the Clippers snapped the Heat's 13-consecutive road wins streak, beating the Heat 111 - 105 at the Staples Center. Synergy? Coincidence? Or..... KAR ... More >>
Killin' deer... Like a Bosh!The Miami Heat and their consecutive road win streak were almost done in by a giant and a hobbit. But the Heat managed to keep their bearings and survived a tenacious Milwaukee Bucks in a 101-95 overtime victory. Seven-foot center Andrew Bogut grabbed 27 rebounds ... More >>
Grrls just wanna have fun...and knock you down.Grab the nearest mouth guard, roller derby is coming to Miami. Actually, it's always been here. We've just had to share a team with those less cool counties up north. (Suck it, New Times Broward-Palm Beach!) But this Saturday, South Florida's Gold Co ... More >>
courtesy of Tara InkWho'da thunk they'd even heard about dubstep up in West Palm Beach, let alone been in on the action? But it's true. The U.K.-birthed electronic music phenomenon is alive and kicking up in South Florida's third county. That either means those folks are hipper than we think, or ... More >>
Vivian GirlsThe Art Basel Miami Beach music news just keeps coming. This time we've received word that the Vivian Girls, Exene Cervenka and the Blow will be performing at Pulse Miami Art Fair, which moves to Ice Palace Studios this year. Their performances are part of the fair's Pulse Miami Perfo ... More >>
Thank God for websites like Askmen.com. Without them, where would the single males of the world learn jewels of social wisdom such as "Why being nice doesn't work" and "Ten things to have in your house that women love"? (Attention, gentlemen: You should apparently "try to get your hands on a cow ... More >>
A day-by-day breakdown of the best shows.
Toxic Holocaust, Kingdom of Sorrow, and GWAR Thursday, October 2, 2008 Revolution, Ft. Lauderdale Better Than: A great many "serious" shows I've sat through recently ... and I will hazard a guess that it was almost definitely more fun than letting my blood pressure rise by watching the VP debates. ... More >>
Our guide to the 15th annual Caribbean Festival.
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