7 years ago | Lists
Every city has its arts scene. But here in Miami, where culture is constantly evolving at breakneck speed, the people in that scene are a unique breed. Creative types often sacrifice money for craft; they listen to their heart and follow their bli...
As The Dissident, J.J. Colagrande turns his critical eye on Miami culture. This week: Lay off Le Batard already, everybody. Yesterday, The Dan Le Batard Show broadcast nationwide for the first time on ESPN radio, ESPNradio.com, the ESPN Radio App,...
8 years ago | Lifestyle
This story is more amazing than the Mets in 1969. Jacob Landis, a 24-year-old from Maryland, was born with normal hearing but turned deaf by the age of 10. Luckily, he was able to receive a cochlear implant allowing him to regain the ability to he...
As The Dissident, J.J. Colagrande turns his critical eye on Miami culture. This week: The city's $10 million movie studio project is a waste of public funds. The City of Miami should not be putting public funds into building a studio for film and ...
As The Dissident, J.J. Colagrande turns his critical eye on Miami culture. This week: Just build the damn Walmart in midtown already. Ever see the SNL skit "Really?" with Seth Myers and Amy Poehler? That's how this "No Walmart in Midtown" thing fe...
8 years ago | Books
Earlier this month, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez reversed his stance on raising property taxes. Now he wants to close almost half of our public libraries. Many of those libraries are in low-income neighborhoods, and their closure will af...