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  • Calendar

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  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend

    Is it safe to say that Tropical Storm Andrea was a real pisser for those of us in Dade County? Here we were thinking there would, at the very least, be downpours overnight, maybe a little flash flooding, a power flicker or two. But, no. Nothing. The only thing that happened was our satellite went ou ... More >>

  • News

    March 28, 2013

    The Screwball Economics of Major League Baseball

    As another season begins, MLB faces an unsustainable future — and you're picking up the tab.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    MTV Blacks Out: Network Dropped from DirecTV

    Instead of a Jersey Shore rerun or Teen Mom marathon, several viewers who tuned into MTV just before midnight caught a scrolling message informing them that their beloved "music" network had been scrapped, triggering an accusatory, billion-dollar he said/she said shouting match between two media ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    WSVN Still Fighting with DirectTV, but Subscribers Will Get to See American Idol and NFL

    If you're a DirectTV subscriber in South Florida you haven't been able to see Fox since last weekend. That's because Sunbeam Television Corp., the owners of Fox affiliate WSVN, are locked in a battle with DirectTV over the amount of money the satellite provider pays the station. That means ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Miami DirecTV Costumers Could Miss NFL Playoff Games Thanks to Argument With WSVN

    ​It's well known that if it bleeds it leads on South Florida FOX affiliate WSVN, but local DirecTV costumers could be missing all that blood and a lot more if the station doesn't come to an agreement with the satellite provider. Channel 7's parent company and DirecTV have until midnight tonight to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Starbucks Bites Back on Behalf of the "Blonde" Brew

    ​I was shocked to find out that someone at headquarters was actually paying attention to my silly rant on behalf of blondes everywhere, with regards to Starbucks' new "light bodied blend." My editor received an email with my name on it that very day, proclaiming "we chose the name Blonde because i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Miami Heat Fall to Atlanta in OT, Suffer Fourth-Straight Loss

    ​And Karmapocalypse 2011 continues.While LeBron James was all healed up from his ankle injury and back on the court, it was Chris Bosh who was forced to sit out with a bum ankle. So we all got a glimpse into a Miami Heat team sans Bosh. And the result was a 93-89 loss at home to the Atlanta Hawks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Top Ways Technology Will Change the Face of Football

    ​Here at Silicon Beach, we're always fascinated by the little ways technology tries to creep into our everyday lives. From the graphics in our retro video games to high tech ways to cheat, we're observing it all and basking in the glory of new technology, much like a kid in a candy store. The late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Cooking Channel is the Food Network Minus the Annoying TV Hosts

    ​You've seen it, the commercial on Comcast or DirecTV announcing the launch of the Cooking Channel May 31. First thought that probably ran through your head is we already have a cooking channel called Food Network. Don't worry then, this channel doesn't seem like its going to cater to you.In f ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Electric Eclectic

    Argentine Marcelo Lupis mixes pop, metal, opera, jazz, and anything else he might not like

  • News

    March 15, 2007

    Sanz Box

    A Spanish singer, two employees, and a flawed legal case

  • News

    January 4, 2007

    Waiting for Him to Go

    Castros Cuba brims with hushed anticipation, and paranoia

  • News

    November 9, 2006

    A Snitch Seeks His Money

    Curtain closes on throw-down gun scandal

  • News

    December 8, 2005

    The Fat of the Lens

    From man-breasts and money comes a local documentary film star

  • News

    August 19, 2004
  • Music

    October 24, 2002

    How to Read MTV

    The cultural-imperialism argument gets complicated

  • News

    June 27, 2002

    The XXXstasy Biz

    Porn in Miami Beach is just another franchise operation

  • Culture

    April 11, 2002

    When Online Got Off Base

    Or: How Mark Cuban would have--and could have?--saved the music biz

  • News

    December 13, 2001

    Satellite Juice

    Ecstasy use and TV-signal piracy are as common as jaywalking

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    Sex and the Single Raver, Part 2

    Modern America was born for porn, and it's a growth industry right here in Miami

  • Culture

    December 28, 2000

    Blow Up the Box

    TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of August 31, 2000

  • Culture

    July 27, 2000

    Porn to Sell

    Product placement comes to adult videos ... hey, watch where you put that thing!