One morning in the summer of 2008, just before the Beijing Olympics were set to kick off, Juan Zapata, then a republican Florida state representative, found himself having breakfast with Zhou Wenzhong, the Chinese ambassador to the United States. The breakfast delegation was talking business, and so ... More >>
Good morning Miami Beach. Are you feeling sore and tired from swilling too many flutes of celebratory champagne last night? Are you surprised to find yourself wearing a campaign T-shirt altered to say "Philip Levine Latrine"? Is your living room floor littered with more flyers than a Free Tibet rall ... More >>
Nadia G. FacebookIt's Christmas Time...show me your ding dong!Everyone loves to get into the act for Christmas. For some reason, snowmen and brightly lit trees make everyone want to record a song. Adam Sandler, Paul McCartney, and David Bowie among those who have felt the need to share the ... More >>
Since erupting in New York City's Zuccotti Park on September 17, the #occupywallstreet movement has been taking the nation by storm with it's populist rage and youthful vigor. One sure sign OWS is a youth movement is the increasing number of musicians and performers who have been dropping by unanno ... More >>
Mark this as a failure for local ad firm Crispin Porter Bogusky. Groupon.com has finally decided to pull it's Super Bowl ads created by the firm after public outrage. In the most controversial example, Oscar-winning actor Timothy Hutton talked passionately about the plight of the people of Tibe ... More >>
Ever since Burger King decided to dial down their advertising, it's been a while since local advertising hot house Crispin Porter Bogusky has had an ad generate much controversy. But the firm, for better or worse, returned to eyebrow-raising form last night with ads for the deal website Groupon ... More >>
Yesterday the Dalai Lama-- the Bono of Tibet-- went to a private reception at the Blue and Green Diamond condo towers in Miami Beach. A resident there called us to complain that the security protocol surrounding one of the most revered figures on the globe caused some of the building's luxury ... More >>
Image via The Globe and MailWhy do some women have their panties all in a twist about Pepsi's branded iPhone application, Before You Score, which was launched recently as part of a promotional campaign for AMP Energy drink? On the surface, the application seems to objectify women as naive creatu ... More >>
The Dalai Lama's Shoes, 2005, Kirlian photograph, 40 x 40 inches.When "The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama" opens this Friday night at the Frost Art Museum, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate won't be in town for a swig of the complimentary Chablis."We tried to get him to come for the ... More >>
A year-round feast of food and culture in the Magic City.
Need a hand-made drum from Africa, China or Tibet? Go to a shop called Majestic Lips at 4600 NE 2nd Ave, next door to Lemoni Cafe, up the street from Buena Vista Bistro, blocks north of the Design District. It's full of stuff from all over the world and definitely worth looking around.
This poem by Calvin Trillin doesn't have much to do with food -- although there is a reference to reindeer cacciatore. We just like to include rhyme from time to time to make the blog seem classy.Christmas In QatarVerse:The shopping starts, and every store's a zooI'm frantic, too: I haven't got a cl ... More >>
As the memoir boom winds down, authors are training their sights on sis and bro
The enlightened mind Seven monks. Five days. Millions of grains of sand. In the end, there was nothing to show for the 40-plus hours of work. The monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastic College of South India are on a U.S. tour to promote peace and raise money for their monestary. They rolled ... More >>
And sand in our hair
It's funny to ridicule celebrities -- for about five minutes
The Miami Film Festival goes global
Duo tunes into our past
With King Man, Everton Blender mixes up lovers rock with roots reggae soul
They got the beat, Indonesians
New Year's Eve took its toll, now it's time to save your soul
Woman on Top, from Brazil, suffers from terrible writing, marginal acting, lapses of logic, and smugness. Help!
As South Florida film fests get too big for their britches, the Asian Pacific Film Festival of Florida fills a void
Monastic vibes from on high resonate here at sea level
The Mission's eco-position
Xiu Xiu the Sent Down Girl
September 24 - 30, 1998
The Cuban American Defense League wanted a little official recognition. They got it.