What started in Guatemala and took a financial detour to Miami has now ended in New York. Former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo pleaded guilty in a New York courtroom today to a charge of money laundering designed to hide bribes he had taken from Taiwan.
In a society dominated by Starbucks, coffee gets all the media love. But what about that other hot beverage -- the one that cultures have been drinking for, oh, 3,000 years or so? The one that Buddhist monks swear by? The one they drink religiously on Downton Abbey? Tea ringing a bell? Despite what ... More >>
Yep, as of yesterday, Andrews Zimmern has been the "If it looks good, EAT IT!" host of perhaps the most unusual/disgusting/informative food show on cable, Bizarre Foods America, for 100 episodes. Most of the time, fans such as myself tune in, prepare to gag, have a barfee-in-the-tum-tum-moment, comp ... More >>
A little over a week removed from the Miami Heat's NBA Finals victory against OKC (and just four days after taking to the streets of Downtown to watch D-Wade drive by on a double-decker bus), the celebration continues. Only this time, it's not a sports team we're praising; it's the Supreme Court. ... More >>
It may be the best athlete food endorsement since "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Slim Jim, or it could be the worst since Mike Tyson and Pepsi, but Dunkin' Brands Inc. announced Monday that LeBron James will promote pork donuts, among other products, in China and elsewhere in Southeast Asia, accord ... More >>
A spoonful of Nintendo helps the Beethoven go down. That's the philosophy that the Boston String Quartet has applied to getting high school students excited about classical music with its Ethno-Urban Orchestra.Through this initiative, the BSQ will invite about 100 high school students from around ... More >>
In his Sisyphean quest to continually one-up his latest absurd headlines, local hero-clown Jose Canseco faced a steep challenge this week: How to best his shenanigans in Hollywood, where he sent his brother Ozzie to fight in his place at a D-list celebrity boxing match?Well, here's a start: Jose ... More >>
Amedeo Modigliani's "Young Woman With a White Collar"The painting is lovely: A young woman with a mask-like face twists her ethereal neck to the side. Titled Young Woman With a White Collar, it's a classic by Amedeo Modigliani. The fight over the $5 million work, however, is anything but beautiful.T ... More >>
via wikimedia commons DrhaggisLooking for somewhere to go on Chinese New Year? Ring in the Year of the Rabbit at one of these Miami restaurants. Celebrations begin on February 2. Café Sambal at the Mandarin Oriental Lion dance performances and Asian art in the café's outdoor terrace are p ... More >>
Shing Wang Banh MiWhen Christine Kelly first opened the doors of North Miami Beach's Shing Wang in April, 2008, it was an all-vegetarian Chinese restaurant -- that also specialized (and still does) in Taiwanese shaved ice and bubble tea. The mock-meat soy-wheat gluten substitutions for chick ... More >>
Jackie SayetWhere's the boeuf? Gordon Biersch's new "German Kobe Burger" is one tasty number, but it's neither from Germany nor Japan.Twenty-five dollar hot dogs? $30 hamburgers? That's what Prime 112 charges for what it calls Kobe beef.The problem is, the high buck meat isn't always what is adv ... More >>
International turntablist DJ I-Dee's life on South Beach is low-key. No surprise: He's too young to buy a drink.
Electronic cut-and-paste man Four Tet perfects his image of a bedsit genius
Novelist skewers literary double standards
Billy Paul Williams lives for South Beach
There's really no ancient secret to delivering tasty Chinese food
Mark Eitzel makes music for grownups
Edward Wasserman, departing editor in chief of the Daily Business Review, ruminates on public corruption, ethnic politics, and the Miami Herald
The New World Symphony hopes to start a classical music revolution with a bunch of kids and a big idea
Bulldozers. Pesticides. Fertilizers. If you live in South Florida, golf's threat to the ecosystem might get you teed off.
Treasure hunter, diving extremist, and aspiring filmmaker Ron McManmon launches the ultimate party barge and introduces the gentleman's sport of shark riding
Seventy-nine-year-old Miami Beach bodybuilding and weightlifting goddess Dalia Valle will whip you into shape
With the growing popularity of car security systems that can talk, it might be time to consider a new kind of emissions control