In Santo Domingo, 20 young people gather in the courtyard of Centro Bonó, a Catholic NGO defending the rights of immigrants in the Dominican Republic. Most are Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian origin. The meeting is led by 27 year old Ana Maria Belique . Most of these young people live in makes ... More >>
For a band that hails from Moscow, where winters are long and summer heat waves send citizens into daytime revelries of a life beyond their crowded, artificial riverbank beaches, Pompeya's sound is something like diving into a deep blue Caribbean lagoon, where lush green foliage dips into sparkling ... More >>
For Miami power couple Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz, wealth has begotten cultural influence. The Cuban immigrants have built a business empire and used the profits to assemble one of the best private art collections in the country.Last week, however, the De la Cruzes' wealth became a liability when th ... More >>
It's a muggy, hot afternoon in mid-November and Santo Domingo's congested streets are packed with whizzing motorcyclists and banged-up taxis. Sidewalks are lined with vendors selling dried-up holiday pine trees. Across the bustling Caribbean city, eateries offer a variety of catered Thanksgiving din ... More >>
Sitting outdoors at Red Light won't cost you a fortune.Last year, we bestowed our Best Restaurant for Outdoor Dining to Cecconi's Miami Beach for its lovely garden patio with retractable roof. And, of course, we like the food there too, a factor too often overlooked in "Best Outdoor Dining" compi ... More >>
"Where is Julio Llanessa!" screamed the lawman's voice on the phone. Ivanhoe Smester was baffled. The Dominican immigrant hadn't spoken to his childhood friend in more than a year, even when Llanessa was arrested for mortgage fraud. So why were U.S. Marshals calling him now? Unbeknownst to S ... More >>
In the wee hours of the night, white trucks decorated with flashing neon lights line the streets of the uptown neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City, dishing out burgers and fried finger foods to club-goers on their way home. The chimichurri, a Dominican street food burger, is b ... More >>
Alex IzaguirreUncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke claims Major League Baseball has a plan to phase out African American players and replace them with black H ... More >>
I'm going to resist the urge to use the name of this weekend's festival in question in some ill-conceived pun or a shoddy play on words, and just power through right into the info you seek. I'm also going to try to ignore that little bit of track music that begins to wrack my head from within at ... More >>
The Wynwood season began fast, with larger spaces and some sizable sales.
Luciano Goizueta's la-olla de oropoel, acrylic on canvas, 60" x 75", 2009Despite the dismal economic climate and a gloomy weather forecast, last Saturday night's Wynwood gallery walk season kickoff opened with a roar, featuring expanded spaces, stellar shows, and even some brisk sales."I was worr ... More >>
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