Miami was pretty much ground zero for the housing bubble bust, but things have begun to look up, at least according to some numbers. Home prices in the area are up 11 percent since last year, but the Washington Post warns that any semblance of a recovery might be the result of Wall Street strat ... More >>
Last November, "Occupy FIU" gathered at the Deuxieme Maison pit on the school's West Miami-Dade campus and decried excessive student loans, Wall Street bankers, and money in politics.Yesterday, they tried to do it again. This time, seven people -- including two FIU students -- were arrested.The a ... More >>
Congratulations Miami-Dade County! We're home to not one, but two of the ten worst-run cities in the entire United States of America. The City of Miami came first on 24/7 Wall Street's list. That would be bad enough, but citizens of Miami proper may be even more devastated ;to find that their cit ... More >>
Immortal Technique might have been a little late to yesterday's promised appearance at the Occupy Miami site. But once there, he was very generous with his time. He offered press, protesters, and superfans individual attention and thoughtful commentary.
The outspoken, politically active hip-hop ... More >>
Grand Central, Downtown Miami
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Better Than: Approximately 95% of most live music events. Two tight bands, decently timed sets, booming sound. What else do you need?
Last night, Battles blew our fucking mind. Sorry to indulge the most standa ... More >>
Courtesy of Primary FlightBut no, it is not real.
For the past week, graffiti artist Above has been working on a giant, attention-grabbing mural in Wynwood next to the I-95 northbound lanes as part of Primary Flight. It reads in block letters: "Give a Wall Street banker enough rope and he wi ... More >>
via Occupy Miami's FacebookBrace yourself for waves of socially responsible hipsters."Occupy Miami" -- a protest against corporate greed modeled after the two-week sit-in currently clogging Wall Street in New York -- will take over Bayfront Park tomorrow.But how will our soulless city respond? And w ... More >>
In ancient Greek, apocalypse translates as "a revelation." So what could possibly be more apocalyptic than the giant freaking orange moon due to pop up tomorrow night? After all, it's the biggest and closest it's been in nearly two decades. FYI: the "extreme supermoon" is also predicted to (1) ma ... More >>
By and larger Wall Street's movers and shakers have always been insufferable, out-of-touch husks of human beings driven solely by greed. Of course, during the great recession of 2008 in which they were cast, deservedly so, as the villains they were forced to reign in some of their more exuberant ... More >>
photo by Michael MaryanoffMillionYoung does O-town.This Wednesday marks the kick-off of the annual Florida Music Festival, a mini SXSW-style music industry schmoozefest in Orlando. While it may sound cheesy to Miami people at first glance, a number of local acts head up there every year to play i ... More >>
via CHCIPresident Obama addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala last night where he touted the number of hispanics he's appointed to high level positions, his nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, and stressed that the problems that face Hispanics are the problems that face America as ... More >>
Last time we checked in with The Herald's new right-leaning columnist Jackie Bueno Sousa she had caused a minor brouhaha in the blogosphere with her weird inaugural column and the appropriation of a silly monologue from Bull Durham. Now the former editor of The Daily Business Review is four columns ... More >>
The years coinciding with George W. Bush's Presidency were sort of like a 1-15 season for America. We got our asses handed to us repeatedly by teams like the Wall Street Crashers, the Saudi Oilers, the Heartland Morality Police, the Gulf Coast Hurricanes, the Main Street Mortgage Meltdowns, the Detr ... More >>
The Ball jar: Preserving our Illusions.The New York Times reported last week that sales of Ball jars are up 92 percent from the same month last year. That's because the upper middle class is getting jittery about the economy, and when we get jittery, you know what we do? Just to take myself as ... More >>