Ed Cobin loves Quaaludes. He hasn't had one in about three decades, sure, but he remembers the drug fondly. About fours years back, the 65-year-old retiree made a shirt for his friend that featured the prescription pill bottle's iconic logo. It was a hit. The friend got compliments everywhere he wen ... More >>
Brian Deutzman braces himself against the pounding surf just off South Beach and slowly waves his fluorescent-colored metal detector underwater. His eyes narrow as faint electronic beeps resonate in his oversize headphones. Tall, pale, and draped in a thin white shirt, he looks like a combination of ... More >>
When looking back on 2012, we noticed a big trend -- weirdness. A lot of weird stuff happened in the food industry.From a fast food restaurant with a political stance to a sweet grandma becoming an overnight sensation for a food review, the food industry took a ride to crazy-town this year.A lot has ... More >>
Yes, John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten) is still a total asshole. Last week, we here at Crossfade attempted to conduct a phone interview with the Public Image LTD frontman and former Sex Pistol. But unfortunately, Johnny seemed to be stuck in one of his legendarily shitty moods. After only a couple of ... More >>
Record fairs are like hypercompetitive, cut-throat, life-or-death archaeological digs. But instead of some swarthy scientist digging up the missing link between man and ape or some rugged Indiana Jones type discovering lost civilizations, you've got über-nerds frothing at the mouth, damn near re ... More >>
The Travel ChannelAnthony Bourdain feeling like "ten ponds of s**t in a five pound bag".In a meeting last week, someone mentioned that Anthony Bourdain might have "jumped the shark." That Bourdain has turned into a one-note singer -- go to a city, snark about it, get drunk, sop up hangover with g ... More >>
I'm usually the quiet guy at the computer frying his retinas when coworkers discuss the previous night's SportsCenter reruns. But I'm a news junkie, so I knew a bunch of Gen Xers kneeling at their cubicles last week didn't mean they were starting a prayer meetup.They were instead mimicking God-fe ... More >>
Ever since the dawn of digitization, the internet-surfing public has had every bit of media at its fingertips. And once Napster took the music world by storm, there has been a constantly raging debate about how to restructure the industry around digital music downloads. Some artists have simply acc ... More >>
Whatever happened to the stoic Eastern European mobster? You know, the Viggo Mortensen type who communicates via grunts, cryptic tattoos, and the bludgeoning end of a fire extinguisher? Meet 22-year-old Sunny Isles Beach luminary Jason Eibinder, arrested in January for his role in a massive Rom ... More >>
walksydneystreets.netRefreshing! Like Cuba's economic reformsOver the past decade, Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez has become the Cuban government's number one supporter. His oil subsidies help keep the embargoed island afloat and, in return, he welcomes Cuban doctors to Caracas's poor, inner-c ... More >>
The U-Boats Dead and Desperate EP (Crow Records) For years, I've searched for Dead and Desperate. And the only time I ever came across a bona fide copy, I was too broke to claim it as my own when the eBay bidding surpassed the $250 mark. Oh well ... The record is the U-Boats' follow-up to 1982 ... More >>
Beings and Plains The Vagabond Friday, October 29, 2010 Better than: Waiting until the Beings 7'' is out of print and you've gotta pay Ebay prices. Beings is a band that transcends a niche audience, garnering regular praise from disparate South Florida demographics. The punks love Beings, the ... More >>
Caption: The Master Chef's Outdoor Grill Cookbook is by the Staff Home Economists of the Culinary Arts Institute.This Mad Men-era book offers the same style deliciousness, combined with quirky datedness, that makes design nerds heart the TV show (besides the engrossing plot, rich characters, etc, ... More >>
The artist, Robert Zimmerman, as a young man.Come October 6th, music snobs will face a conundrum of epic proportions: See the much-lauded LCD Soundsystem at the Fillmore, or see Bob Dylan, oft-panned of late for his incomprehensible vocals, at Nova Southeastern University. For many, this is a no- ... More >>
Axe and the Oak's Record Store Day 2010 release was created with love (and gold foil)In our Moving Units column, Mike Ramirez at Fort Lauderdale's Radio-Active Records graciously keeps us up-to-date and comments on the current releases flying out of his store each week.Just when you thought ... More >>
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Out of financial and creative bankruptcy, Marvel Comics is mighty once more
My big adventure inside the counting room
Christopher Guest takes his comedy very, very seriously
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Alex Ross, painter of supermen and superwomen, makes it easy to believe in heroes