Scarface. Cocaine Cowboys. How to Leave Hialeah. Now Miamians can add a new title to their list of must-haves: Tony Dokoupil's The Last Pirate. The book's subtitle says it all: "A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana." Dokoupil, a reporter for NBC, will speak about his gripping, sometim ... More >>
The tents have been taken down for another year and the 2013 edition of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival is but a memory. There is, however, one way to relive the magic made when you get some of the world's funniest and most talented chefs together in one city and add some alcohol.During the f ... More >>
Sakaya Kitchen chef and owner Richard Hales was none too pleased to learn author, restaurateur and Vice magazine show host Eddie Huang thought his food was "goofy." @short_order fuck you @mreddiehuang what we do on Miami smack bitches around too for talking shit. Come get some— & Dim Ssä ... More >>
No one wrote "Kurt Smells Like Teen Spirit" on the wall. Still, the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts reeked, ever-so-slightly and not-so-literally, of sweaty punk armpits, greasy faded flannel, and the sweet stink of grunge. Last night, KURT, "a multi-discipline exhibit ... More >>
Barack Obama's reelection campaign hasn't even hit full stride yet, and there's already an e-book that supposedly explains all the campaign's dirty secrets.Politico and Random House released "Obama's Last Stand" this morning, an e-book that among other things claims that when speculation began that ... More >>
Of course I'm not saying what a candidate eats should be the sole factor considered by voters when determining the next president of the United States. That would be crazy. Other things are important too -- like what he drinks, and economic policy and stuff.But character surely plays a role in our e ... More >>
Photo by Melissa HamiltonNew Yorkers know her as the chef/owner of Prune and a prolific writer whose work has appeared in nearly every major food magazine, the New Yorker and The New York Times. Now Hamilton will most likely be known around the country as the author of Blood, Bones & Butter ( ... More >>
Sef Gonzalez is an eater, not a fighter.Last week, Short Order reported that blogger Sef Gonzalez (better known as The Burger Beast) had received a cease-and-desist email from Miami-Dade Assistant County Attorney, Thomas Logue. In the email, Logue stated Burger Beast's Miami Food Truck logo ... More >>
Kat Stacks during happier times.Ahh, our favorite hip-hop ho Kat Stacks has laid claim to some of the biggest hip-hop scandals since her predecessor, Karrine Steffans (AKA Superhead) aired her dirty laundry in a tell-all book entitled Confessions of a Video Vixen in 2005, published by none other ... More >>
Arlo HaskellArlo Haskell is a Key West native, a poet and, for the last three years, a member of the small staff responsible for putting on the annual Key West Literary Seminar.In January 2011 the annual event -- which started in 1983 and has a different theme each year -- will explore food in li ... More >>
Yesterday we highlighted the Two Fat Ladies: Full Thottle cookbook that was first published in 1998 by the irrepressible Brits. Today we offer a recipe from the book for Lobster with Latkas -- one of Clarissa's offerings. "I have an unlimited passion for lobsters which I do very well with, thanks to ... More >>
"Let's eat what God gave us." - Jennifer Paterson"Never trust a thin cook." - Clarissa Dickson WrightTwo Fat Ladies was my favorite cooking show of all time, which is probably why my wife bought copies of two of their books for me while she was in London. Full Throttle was the third cookbook by thes ... More >>
Patrick Alexander loves Proust, and is coming to love Twitter, too.Patrick Alexander loves the work of French novelist Marcel Proust so much, he's bringing him back to life today @Proustlive.But the romance between author and reader had a rocky start. Alexander, a British guy who settled in Franc ... More >>
Don't let the glasses fool you; he's a literary super heroFor fellow writers, Jonathan Lethem needs no introduction. 1999's Motherless Brooklyn, the story of a detective with Tourette's syndrome, put Lethem on the map, but by that point, he'd already written four novels that breached the genre li ... More >>
Courtesy of Random HouseMost baseball fans are familiar with Satchel Paige, the absolutely dominant Negro Leagues pitcher who played pro baseball for 40 years. In 1948, Bill Veeck, the legendary owner of the Cleveland Indians, finally gave the 41-year-old Paige a chance to pitch in th ... More >>
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