"I CANNOT WAIT!" Oh yes, all caps and exclamation points... That's how excited Taylor Swift is about her 1989 World Tour. Another reason Ms. Swift is stoked: The 24-year-old record sales machine just released 1989, her fifth studio album (named, obvi, for the year of her birth), and it's already s ... More >>
If you're still a wee bit hung over from Memorial Day weekend, we've got the cure: More partying. Come on, you're not in Kansas. This is Miami and things are happening this weekend. In case you needed an excuse to get out and enjoy life, it's Friday, the Miami Heat play the Pacers, and we've compil ... More >>
Although there are hundreds of different cable channels, they really all boil down to a few different types -- news, sports, dumb sitcoms, or reality television. But what if you're a metrosexual who just wants to take a break from Jon Stewart? Well, Esquire Network is hoping you'll be enticed by it ... More >>
When people get serious about Scotch, they get The Macallan. After all, the brand has been brewing the golden-hued spirit for almost 200 years. Their Scotland distillery creates a whole host of options -- from their 10-year-old Fine Oak to their Macallan in Lalique Six Pillars collection (a bottle o ... More >>
There appears to be a new record-setter for beer. A team of microbrewers in Scotland at Brewmeister Brewery has made what could now be considered the world's strongest beer weighing in at a whopping 65 percent alcohol by volume, or 130 proof.The beer is called Brewmeister's Armageddon and is set to ... More >>
House music is currently embroiled in a hot steamy love affair with its own past. Look no further than the lush slow-mo vintage grooves of Scotland's The Revenge, AKA Graeme Clark. As a master of the disco edit, Clark is keeping the old-school tradition of garage legends like Larry Levan alive. But ... More >>
Some of us love food and then some of us love food. Gavin Bradford of Halton Ontario has lost his teaching license after a four-year investigation into his inappropriate behavior towards at least 21 elementary school students.Bradford, an apparent food fetishist, would conduct sexually-charged conve ... More >>
Generally, brand ambassadors at spirits companies have pretty good jobs -- going to bars and events and talking up whatever brand of booze you're representing (and giving out free samples along the way). But last year, Balvenie brand ambassadors Nicholas Pollacchi and Andrew Weir received a new a ... More >>
George Espie is the Macallan master of wood, which means (A) he is a Scotch fanatic and (B) he probably gets picked on a lot during recess on the corporate playground. What his title really means is he is responsible for managing the Macallan "Wood Policy" and delivering all cask requirements to ... More >>
Mia GuerraExecutive Chef Alejandro PiñeroSustain, in Midtown Miami, opens its doors to the public this Saturday, December 18. The concept of the restaurant is: sustainable, seasonal, and simple. The focus on sustainability is supposed to encompass both the food and the physical space.Executive C ... More >>
Lee KleinNice gift to find under the Halloween tree!The black grouse is the newest addition to The Famous Grouse whiskey family. It is touted as having the richest, smoothest flavor of any blended Scotch. Jim Murray's Whisky Bible (whisky bible?) describes it as "so gentle, with waves of ... More >>
A freaky flyer by local genius Jay HinesHey ... Can you hear that rumbling, squawking, searing sound that seems to be emanating from Scotland's west central lowlands? Is it getting closer and closer and closer? Is this freaking you out, too? Blame Glaswegian noise duo Janin and Charles of Blue Sa ... More >>
My Hair HurtsJon Cougar Concentration Camp My Hair Hurts (Livid Records) jccc.com Admittedly, this LP (vinyl-only) release came out late last year but I had been waiting to pair it up because it is a release by local label Livid Records. San Diego's Jon Cougar Concentration Camp (JCCC) has ... More >>
It took just over two months to get it together, but Waxy O'Connor's Irish Pub is throwing a Grand Opening soiree this Thursday, November 19th, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The pub and eatery, located downtown on the Miami River, will feature an open bar for the first two hours, followed by "kill ... More >>
Average White BandWar and the Average White BandHard Rock Live, HollywoodTuesday, June 30, 2009 Better Than: Hearing both of these groups play in another 10 years. The Review: With a bill of two of the funkiest multi-cultural groups from the late 1960s still alive and kicking, the Hard Rock pr ... More >>
Pigging Out for the Holidays.Pictured above: The 35 pounds of pork I got in the mail from Heritage Foods USA this week, fully one quarter of a Six Spotted Berkshire hog. Price: $235. I'm determined to cook most of it to feed the extended family over the holidays, beginning of course with a fresh C ... More >>
McDreamy tries to win over his engaged gal pal in My Best Friend's Made of Honor Wedding.
Fairport Convention's lasting influence.
The Last Romance (Transdreamer)
The Glimmers and Optimo mix it up
This was the year electronic dance music got its head -- and its ass -- out of the past.
Franz Ferdinand (Domino)
Pumpkin lovers return to the patch
Monday at the Hug & Pint (Matador)
You know, when Pre-Raphaelite plotlines fall flat and dull
On the South Beach of the Carolinas -- Southern charm, water views, no alcohol ...
Fellow travelers, it's time to talk about the mango
Macbeth meets the classic-rock block in Scotland, PA.
It's all there, and you never knew!
Mad cow disease, part 3
Dinner on the Diner (Ellipsis Arts)
My Life So Far