More than 100 days and 5,000 miles after they departed from Morocco, a South African couple are about to become the first people ever to row -- yes, row, using their arms and all -- from mainland Africa to the mainland United States when they land in Miami this Monday. Riaan Manser, 40, and his gi ... More >>
Wine sommeliers are the understated cool kids of the restaurant industry. Everyone forgets about them, but every high-end restaurant has one. Lurking in the corners of dark wine cellars, these experts are there to assist guests with the vino. You'd think the type of people who fall into this profes ... More >>
Dynamic duos in desserts take many forms: pie a la mode, chocolate and peanut butter and our favorite, alcohol incorporated into sweet treats. The bookends of the meal, the beverage and the closer, need some coming together, showcasing and devouring. For a list so sweet and spiked that it goes stra ... More >>
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Let's get Kinky. We're not talking about whips, fuzzy handcuffs, or hot body oil. Just the best current alternative rock crew from south of the border. "With bands, it's a really interesting thing with names," Kinky guitarist Carlos Chairez tells Crossfade. "We were developing our sounds for the f ... More >>
If you survived the last ten days, you've probably had enough uhntz-uhntz to last you till 2014. Or at least the rest of the month. That's why we're taking time out to bring you five of the best chill, live performances happening this week. From hip-hop to electro fusion, post-punk, lo-fi, and live ... More >>
What do you get when you cross South African sonics with South Florida sound waves? The question is not a joke, riddle, Zen koan, or pick-up line. It's the inquiry at the heart of Eternal Peasant, a new compilation from Miami's only global indie record label, Other Electricities. It all started wh ... More >>
Disc jockeying is certainly a respectable craft. It requires certain skills, like programming a track selection and beatmatching/mixing records. But let's face it, we give DJs way too much credit -- all they do is play records. There's something about the improvisational spontaneity and the hands-o ... More >>
Science fiction, tribal rituals, transpersonal psychology ... These are just a few of the ingredients that make up the metaphysical sonic force known as Portable AKA Bodycode, otherwise known by the name Alan Abrahams. Born and raised in South Africa, Abrahams soaked up the continent's ancestral so ... More >>
photo by Citking via Wikimedia CommonsOn October 10, 2010, off the coast of Israel, a 40-year-old South African woman working on a Celebrity cruise ship blacked out while having a drink with a male co-worker in his cabin. She awoke hours later to find the man, a Costa Rican, raping her.The sexual ... More >>
Camille LambSinger Chris Willis performs "Gettin' Over You"So it wouldn't be entirely accurate to say that everyone who matters in dance music attended the International Dance Music Awards at Dolce last night. But even if Armin Van Buuren and Deadmau5 couldn't make the event, a few high-class yet ... More >>
DiploDiplo has a lot to be grateful this year. The Mad Decent label head's career shows no signs of slowing down. And his Major Lazer side project with Switch is still going strong following the release of a new EP, Lazers Never Die, and a mixtape with La Roux. Even M.I.A.'s self-implosion this ... More >>
Tabouleh with scallopsOn Friday we offered a first look at Seasons 52, which debuts on Miracle Mile this afternoon. Today we take a closer look at some of the foods and wines sampled.We sat down for a round of courses matched with wines. My favorite among the dishes sampled was one of the restaurant ... More >>
Photo by Christina StaalstromSoccer fans from around the world have descended upon South Africa for the World Cup but not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to make the trip. So we set out on a quest to find what South Africans eat on game day.The choices are varied. Boerewors sa ... More >>
Once upon time it seemed like Pitbull was possibly just too Miami to make sense anywhere else. Well, we were wrong to think that. His blend of Little Havana swagger, dance beats, and lusty raps went truly global last year with the success "Calle Ocho (I Know You Want Me). His role as a major ... More >>
Best Veggie Chili Ever?Not sure, but the Magic Veggie Chili made by Christopher Hughes is the best I've yet tasted. It's also the only chili I've ever had that has its own blog. Amazing what a person can do with textured vegetable protein and imagination. The Amazing and Incredible 4 1/2 Mo ... More >>
via Erik van Leeuwen/Wiki Commons CC2.0Gender, as much as societal norms want us to believe it isn't always a black and white issue. The issue of cases of "ambiguous" gender hit the headlines last year when South African runner Caster Semenya's gender came into question after she won gold in the ... More >>
Alien invasion as apartheid metaphor? It works in this film.
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A unique art exhibition takes over Pleasure Emporium.
These figures were just released (only to Riptide) regarding the 2007 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival: $2 MILLION (plus) -- Record ticket revenue for this year's festival. $1 MILLION -- Amount raised to benefit the students of the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center a ... More >>
Amajuba reveals the scars of a nation
"You've reached what was previously known as Madiba Miami," says the recorded voice on the telephone. "We are now open for private parties and catering only." And so we bid farewell to this hip import from Brooklyn, which had seemingly settled in comfortably on the west side of South Beach. The fu ... More >>
The story of an Eighties anti-apartheid activist carries overtones of the present
The sounds of Soweto echo the heartbeat of a nation
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South African pop star Karma-Ann Swanepoel starts over in South Florida
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