Lyn Farmer is director of the United Way Wine & Food Festival, now in its 18th year. But doesn't the title "imperial imbiber" of the freshly rebranded Veritage Miami sound much better?
"Our new chairman, Richard Fain, wanted to shake things up a little," said Farmer, who is also the food and wi ... More >>
Now that the wily scientists at NASA are no longer busy launching shuttle missions, they have time to focus on their inner foodie. At Houston headquarters, they are in the early stages of planning a menu for a team of six to eight astronauts for a planned mission to Mars some time in the 2030s. A ma ... More >>
The Great Recession has NASA grounded. It's so bad that they are letting private companies in on the space exploration game. But maybe the National Aeronautics and Space Administration can be helped with a couple of old school tricks: a car wash and a bake sale. On June 9, several universities -- in ... More >>
Dude, Langerado is dead. Forever.
So how's a Miami indie band like South Miami teen foursome Astronaut ever gonna get to play a big-deal rock music festival?
The answer: Win Bonnaroo's Road to Roo contest with a little help from Crossfade, local scene supporters Space Between Words, and the 0.5% o ... More >>
Photo by Marguerite GilHosea Rosenberg at Seminole Coconut Creek CasinoA couple years back, a soft-spoken, rock-solid chef from Boulder bowled over the competition on Top Chef Season 5, beating a couple flashier competitors in New Orleans to take the coveted TV title.
Born in Taos, New Mexico, Ros ... More >>
Ron English with painting up in Wynwood. Artist Ron English is no stranger to iconic imagery. Creating paintings from a mishmash of familiar faces and images like Marilyn Monroe and Mickey Mouse is part of what he does. So it was no surprise that English joined forces with mega-superstar Chris Br ... More >>
TEA in Space's logo.Have you ever listened to Tim McGraw... in zero gravity?
The Tea Party -- those jolly maniacs who use this communist, liberal, Rosie O'Donnell-edited rag to line their iguana solariums -- has already conquered 'Merica. Evidence: You recognize the name Todd Palin.
Next st ... More >>
Joel Grind will toss you in the mosh.Joel Grind is Toxic Holocaust, a one-man metal militia that unabashedly indulges every single thrash cliche, from the speed-shred of '80s standards like Slayer and Motörhead to lyrics almost exclusively about annihilation, nuclear or otherwise.
However, Grin ... More >>
photo by Omega933 via Wikimedia CommonsAn Israeli woman has sued a Miami company for helping flotillas like this break the Gaza blockade.For years after she moved to Sderot, a dusty outpost near Israel's border with Gaza, life was quiet for Michelle Fendel. With her husband, Rabbi David Fendel, t ... More >>
Astronauts chowing down at zero gravityAccording to NASA, the last Space Shuttle Launch of STS-135 will take place at 11:26 a.m. this morning (be sure to put on the TV). Just as space flight has evolved, so has the Astronaut's diet of what used to be Tang and tubes of ham salad and c ... More >>
Florida is no longer the preeminent launch pad to the stars. Space Shuttle Atlantis blasted off into space from the Kennedy Space Center today for the final time, marking the end of NASA's historic space shuttle program. The event leaves both the future of American space explo ... More >>
Oh sure, we've all swiped a thing or two from the office, but taking a few items from the supply closet at NASA is a far more serious offense than taking home a few pens and sticky notes.Former astronaut Edgar Mitchell is being sued in a Miami Federal court for trying to auction off a camera used ... More >>
Aside from David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust era, cocaine and space exploration really aren't supposed to mix. Could you imagine what Neil Armstrong's famous quote would have been if he was high during his one small step on the moon? "That's one small step... holy crap, dude, I'm on the moon; I feel f ... More >>
There's a four-foot-tall map hanging inside Miami Beach City Hall, a high-resolution satellite image of an oceanfront slice of town. The grainy brown dunes are speckled with red and green dots that mark points carefully calibrated by a Global Positioning System.
It could be the cartographic reckonin ... More >>
NASA Goddard Photo and Video via FlickrDoes the name Wayne Szalinski ring a bell? He was a quirky
scientist/inventor from the suburbs simply trying to wow the scientific
community when he accidentally shrunk his kids with a state-of-the-art
electro-magnetic shrink ray.None of that happened in rea ... More >>
It wasn't quite as ambitious of a declaration of President John F. Kennedy promising to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, but yesterday President Obama predicted that astronauts will land on Mars within his lifetime."We'll start by sending astronauts to an asteroid for the ... More >>
7th Graders from St. Thomas Catholic Middle School joined President Obama at the White House as he made a call to astronauts on the International Space Station yesterday. [NBCMiami]The State has decided to challenge a local judge's decision to allow a lesbian couple to adopt a child. [Herald]Just wh ... More >>
Who's ready for liftoff? Apparently one NASA employee in Cape Canaveral, because a dime bag of cocaine was found inside the hangar housing the space shuttle Discovery.Drugs and space travel haven't been this connected since David Bowie's Space Oddity, but it seems there's an actual "junkie, ... More >>