As one of the hordes of people living close to the always seedy Washington Avenue, I'm constantly excited by a new restaurant opening on the tourist-laden thoroughfare. I don't expect to ever find anything other than bad pizza, bad burgers and bad tattoos on one of Miami Beach's main drags. Yet I r ... More >>
If you're a columnist at a big metro daily, there's never really a great time to lash out at a Vietnam vet by telling him he "must still be pissed off he lost" the war and adding, "I'm sure the South Vietnamese appreciated you sucking as a soldier, failing in your mission and then leaving." But doin ... More >>
Khong River House may have opened just days ago, but on a Thursday evening, the place was already as lively as its sister establishment Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. Like Yardbird, Khong's colors are warm. Repurposed Thai shipping crates serve as wood wall decor. Edison bulbs cast a warm copper ... More >>
It's become standard to judge any ethnic restaurant by the number of people from a specific ethnicity sitting at its tables. However it was the sound of people sucking air through runny noses that assured me Pho Thang, the unassuming Vietnamese restaurant only a few miles from ZooMiami, was the rea ... More >>
See also "Ten Most Musical Politicians Ever: Barry Obama, Mitt the Mormon Honky, and Others!" and "DEVO's New Song About Mitt Romney's Dog-on-Roof Incident." There is an old conservative adage that goes something like, "There ain't no party like a right-wing party, 'cause a right-wing party don't s ... More >>
Read also "Altamare Team to Open Tikl on Brickell" and "Altamare's Simon Stojanovich talks Tikl.""It's pronounced 'tickle,' like, as in tickle your taste buds," clarifies executive chef Simon Stojanovic, part of Miami Beach's Altamare team. He is referring to the small-plates concept Tikl resta ... More >>
Somewhere in the world exists a person who has decided that it would be a good idea to upload 2,600 YouTube videos in which he mispronounces various names in a strange inflection. As part of this person's RunTheCube YouTube channel he has uploaded videos mispronouncing the name of every single pl ... 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 >>
Signature soufflés from one of the best.Granted, nobody is going to mistake the dining scene in South Miami with that of Paris or New York. Or with that of Miami or Miami Beach. Or with that of downtown Milwaukee...On the other hand, it does match up pretty well with the dining scene in Coconut ... More >>
The investigation into a cop killing in the '70s leads to a law professor who helped launch Barack Obama's political career.
Who knew three days of peace and music would oppress us for 40 years?
Some geniuses in Miami Beach want to rebrand two areas in the city as "The French Quarter" (Normandy isles shopping district) and "The District" (shops along Collins near 8th ave). Problem is that one is already associated with various areas of world cities, while the other is entirely bland and not ... More >>
Having part of his brains blown out won't stop this war vet.
In the Future (Jagjaguwar)
The odd upside of Robert Redford's terribly earnest, quite terrible war drama
DVD releases for the week of August 15, 2006
A holiday truce quells the horrors of war in the masterful Merry Christmas
Wallace Shawn's characters take a twisting stroll through history at the Sol Theatre
Love it or hate it, few will be able to look away from Phillip Noyce's provocative Greene adaptation
Your chance to hear author Robert Olen Butler at Writers on the Bay
From the issue of August 30, 2001
Jay Rosenblatt meshes varied old film clips to form a unified whole
With Traffic Steven Soderbergh takes on the unwinnable war
Letters from the issue of April 27, 2000
Robert Dowd is a veteran, a Southern Baptist, a Republican ... and a staunch supporter of legalizing drugs
Battling cancer, veteran pol Dante Fascell talks of war, Cuba, and a lifetime of putting Miami on the map
John Eugene Yoder arrived in Miami 30 days after the Big One. Three stray dogs, 48 pairs of tennis shoes, one girlfriend's college degree, seven hammers, 300 condos, and four years later, he's riding off into the sunset.