Margie Pikarsky coordinates Redland Organics, a local organization of South Florida growers, It supplies sustainable vegetables, herbs, honey, and eggs to Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Broward counties, and is among the best communiity supported agriculture programs around. Few farmers in South Florida h ... 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 >>
To say the web ties worlds together seamlessly with invisible streams of data would be a gross understatement. So New Times is celebrating Miami's greatest with our first annual South Florida Web Awards. We've scoured online media from news, to arts and culture, to food and music, and Twitter and ... More >>
We're just weeks away from the start of South Florida's wet season. Which, not to bum everyone out, means it's almost time for our daily mid-afternoon rain showers. Meteorologists predict that this summer could see even more rainfall than average this year. In terms of water levels and such, that's ... More >>
A lot of kids grow up thinking they're going to land work in something cool like the arts, entertainment, or sports, but most of end up working at, like, insurance agencies, retail management, or the news aggregation departments of the alternative press. Though, if you live in South Florida there ... More >>
Maybe it's that whole exiled-from-the-Motherland, terrorized-by-a-ruthless-dictator thing, but Cubans tend to be a little paranoid. Of course, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not watching you. And the fact that Michelle Obama, First Lady, Democrat, former WNBA power forward, close ... More >>
Elias Garcia Garcia and Maria Angela Plancarte, both 53-year-old residents of La Feria, Texas, have plead guilty to selling jaguar skins throughout South Florida. Jaguars are of course protected by the Endangered Species Act, and the sale of their pelts is explicitly outlawed.
photo by Logan FazioLincoln Road zombie walks got nothin' on real life in Florida.Time for a little Halloween honesty: Florida is terrifying. Serial killers Ted Bundy and Gary Ray Bowles have stalked our towns. Prehistoric, sharp-fanged creatures circle our swamps and oceans, hungry for blood. Real- ... More >>
440's Angelo Santa Lucia is part of a vast legacy of brutality.Someone needs to sit down and finally sketch out the ultimate South Florida punk rock family tree. Because, we're willing to say at any given moment in the past, say, 10 years of Miami punk and hardcore, each sub-scene (Friday night m ... More >>
Crossfade is sick and fucking tired of Nirvana. If we never have to read about Nevermind, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," smutty pixxx of Francis Bean Cobain, or anything else pertaining to the 20th anniversary of punk's third (or fourth) death, it couldn't be too goddamn soon. But as the the anniver ... More >>
Do you have jars and jars of your delicious homemade pesto or your famous mango salsa? On June 1 you can trade your homemade edible goods for those of other talented home cooks at the first South Florida Food Swap. Bookkeeper and mother-of-two Marie Castro is organizing the swap. She became inter ... More >>
One morning the executives at rapidly growing appliance superstore chain hhgregg woke up and realized that their name was really stupid they didn't have any stores in South Florida. Rather than quietly work their way into the market the company has decided to simultaneously open ten new stores in ... More >>
We don't need to remind you of the terrible ordeals currently facing the nation of Japan. The March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami destroyed large sections of the island's northeastern coast, leaving tens of thousands dead or missing. And as if that wasn't catastrophic enough, workers are s ... More >>
The Chant Two Car Mirage (Safety Net Records) The Chant's Facebook page It is no secret that I usually do these things backwards, starting with third and second releases before tackling debuts. But there's a reason for that approach: I usually do it by matter of personal acquisition. Hence why I ... More >>
Here's a track from our very own MC Serum off his upcoming sophomore release, P. C. P. (Pre-Campaign Propaganda), which is slated to drop this month. That's good news for fans of his 2008 compilation mixtape Calm B4 the Brainstorm and 2009's full-length debut Brainstorm Troopah. While I ha ... More >>
Smoke and Miras The Line in the Sand Mixtape (Self-released)smokeandmiras.com The Smoke and Miras collective has been busy this year bringing some good, conscious South Florida hip-hop to the foreground. Comprised of Orion, Brown-I, Thousand, Sweet Jesus, Name Brand, Draz, John Wilson, Sci-22, I ... More >>
wikimedia commonsNo whey, baby!Publix has recalled scores of macaroons.Milk chocolate-covered macaroons, plain ones, and those covered in sprinkles are being removed from bakeries in stores across the South today. Not just Florida, but Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia. The voluntary recall was issued ... More >>
That blindfolded chick holding the scales just made it rain justice on Rumeal Robinson. The former University of Michigan basketball hero and NBA journeyman-- whose addiction to strip clubs was first exposed by this blog-- has been convicted in Iowa federal court of fraud. The Aventura resident was ... More >>
When the hip-hop and R&B station 103.5 The Beat flipped to 103.5 Super X this past May, many fans were left bewildered and utterly confused. Clear Channel claimed the switch was based on Miami's growing Hispanic market, but few bought the "cultural emergence" argument. Before the flip, South ... More >>
Blast From the Past is an occasional Crossfade column re-examining classic South Florida releases of yesteryear. Click here for past editions. FUTURISK - The Sound of Futurism (Clark Humphrey Records) For all the cool synth acts the hipsters drool their PBR's for nowadays, I'm glad and q ... More >>
Two men have been arrested in connection with a large South Florida shoplifting scheme, possibly putting an end to a streak that spanned three counties. Hector Collazo and Carlos Ramirez Martinez were caught after allegedly putting their sticky fingers to action in multiple stores at Av ... More >>
An estimated 800,000 people in South Florida are going hungry, and food pantries are struggling to meet the demand. [SunSentinel]Upcoming Miami Conference on the Caribbean features Crowley Maritime Corp, a company that ships food from Ft. Lauderdale to Cuba. [SunSentinel]Venezuelan billionaire who p ... More >>
Moving Units is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the best-selling albums at South Florida independent record stores.Top Five Albums for the Week of November 8 - 15This ain't your kid sister: Kid Sister climbed Radio-Active Records charts with her new hip hop/electro debut, Ultraviolet.Uncle ... More >>
Photo via MySpace.com Never mind the fact hat he dresses like a club promoter. If your investment manager has a MySpace page, get a new investment manager.Forget Flagler, Tuttle, and Brickell. We need to start naming streets and bridges after a historical figure whose legacy is honored eve ... More >>
Dialed In is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the top-ten lists on South Florida's campus radio stations. Click here to view the top tracks from previous weeks. The Texans and New Yorkers from electro-pop group Neon Indian topped Radiate's chart this week. Florida International University- ... More >>
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