Yngwie Malmsteen is a six-foot, three-inch guitar monster from Sweden. He left the dark and bitter cold of Stockholm at age 19 and moved to L.A. for a record deal, got famous, and drunkenly crashed a Jaguar E-Type V12 convertible into a tree, breaking the steering wheel with his head.
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Imagine how the last fifty years of Miami history would have played out if Fidel Castro had been sitting on an arsenal of 100 tactical nuclear missiles just 90 miles away from Florida.That's exactly what nearly happened after the Cuban Missile Crisis, according to new documents made public this morn ... More >>
TenDJiz is a Russian-born producer and engineer in Miami on an Extraordinary Ability in the Arts visa.
He owns a studio on Miami Beach, and he's the mastermind behind an awesome mixtape series that mashes Soviet jazz instrumentals with American hip-hop.
The first two releases were De La Soulviet, ... More >>
15 years out of government and Newt's still crazyThe 3 a.m. phone call has struck again. In tonight's GOP primary debate, NBC anchor Bryan Williams asked the candidates what they would do if told that Fidel Castro had finally died and "half a million Cubans" were on their way to the United States ... More >>
The mashup is a decadent, triumphant symbol of the digital age's too-deep pool of influences.
Before the internet, you had to save your pennies and hunt down sounds (and information about them) like a bounty hunter. Before electricity, you straight up had to wait until someone with an instrume ... More >>
Despite being a common practice in developed countries for nearly 70 years and dubbed "one of the greatest public health achievements of the century" by the CDC, water fluoridation has joined the likes of Charlie Crist and Barack Obama as the latest enemy of the Tea Party in Florida. Tea Par ... More >>
Photo via U.S. State Department websiteApparently, the Cold War is not what it used to be. First we find out that the no-longer-so-Soviet Union (aka Russia) still has spies in the U.S. but they are totally lame and shop at Costco. Now Cuba teams up with the Catholic Church and announces it will r ... More >>
Fidel is a jerk. Raul is nearly as bad.But what nailed the USSR will get Cuba. Let my people in!The heads of foreign affairs committees in both houses of Congress -- Sen. Richard Lugar and Rep. Howard Berman came out together to say the 50-year-old ban should be lifted. Hell, Lugar is even a Repu ... More >>
Mr. Entertainment and the Pookiesmackers' Socialismo AmericanoHollywood band Mr. Entertainment and the Pookiesmackers have remained a recognizable presence on South Florida's music scene for over a decade. They've released three records, and have a fourth on the way called ¡Socialismo Americano! ... More >>
via Wikimedia CommonsMight need to get those signs out again, kids.New York Times this morning and had a serious 1962 flashback.The Times reports today that two Akula-class Russian nuclear submarines are patrolling international waters just off the East Coast. Defense Department sources told the ... More >>
This past Saturday, October 1, the Florida Press Club bestowed its annual Excellence in Journalism Awards at its convention in Gainesville. This year New Times won six awards in competition with other weeklies around the state.