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  • Thanks to Florida's Lax COVID-19 Restrictions, Spring Breakers Flock to Miami Beach
    March 15 at 12:21 p.m. by Michele Eve Sandberg

    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of spring breakers have flocked to Florida to enjoy the warm weather. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted most business restrictions in September, allowing bars and restaurants to open with at-capacity indoor…

  • Protesters Stand Up to Police Brutality in Downtown Miami
    June 1 at 10:55 a.m. by Atena Sherry

    After a chaotic Saturday, protesters returned to downtown Miami on Sunday, May 31, in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police. During the standoff with Miami Police, the Dream Defenders sought to keep things…

  • Protesters March in Downtown Fort Lauderdale in Response to the Death of George Floyd
    June 1 at 9:28 a.m. by Michele Eve Sandberg

    On Sunday, May 31, protesters gathered in downtown Fort Lauderdale to express their anger at the continual death of black Americans at the hands of police. The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police energized people to stand up…

  • The Bazaar by José Andrés Welcomes Back Guests as Miami Beach Reopens
    June 1 at 9:05 a.m. by Michele Eve Sandberg

    On May 27, the Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS South Beach was once again serving dinner to guests, albeit with new guidelines in place to protest both guests and staff. Facemasks, gloves, and stuffed animals encouraging social distancing were all…

  • Photographer Josh Aronson's <i>Tropicana</i> Shows Miami Youth in a Colorful Light
    May 20 at 9:05 a.m.

    Photographer Josh Aronson spent a year capturing young artists and activists against South Florida's colorful backdrop for his self-published photobook Tropicana. "I was interested in depicting Florida life in nature and really kind of creating a…

  • Drone Photos Capture Miami's Empty Streets From High Above
    April 14 at 8 a.m.

    While driving around the city delivering orders for Uber Eats, photographer Gilbert Gonzalez has used his drone to document the vast emptiness of Miami's streets as residents observe the stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic. Read the…

  • Key West's Streets Left Deserted After Coronavirus Shutdown
    March 24 at 4:08 p.m. by Michele Eve Sandberg

    The month of March is usually the peak of the tourist season in the Florida Keys, however, the threat of the coronavirus has upended the area's economic engine. In Key West, Duval Street was eerily quiet, something usually not seen unless there is…

  • Miami Streets Empty Out as People Practice Social Distancing
    March 23 at 10:31 a.m. by Karli Evans

    As the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen across the country, Miami residents began to practice social distancing seriously over the weekend. Most open public spaces in the city — including Wynwood, the Design District, downtown Miami,…

  • Scenes From Spring Break 2020 on Miami Beach
    March 19 at 5:51 p.m. by George Martinez

    On Thursday, March 19, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez effectively shut down all the beaches to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Still, in the days leading up to the order, spring breakers were out in full force, enjoying the sun and…

  • Miami Beach Observes Varying Degrees of Social Distancing
    March 18 at 10:44 a.m. by Karli Evans

    On Tuesday, March 17, after orders from Gov. Ron DeSantis for all Florida bars and nightclubs to close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., South Beach observed varying degrees of social distancing. Washington Avenue and Ocean Drive were scattered with groups…

  • Scenes From Spring Break 2020 on Fort Lauderdale Beach
    March 17 at 7:17 p.m. by Michele Eve Sandberg

    Last weekend, as Florida residents were panicking over COVID-19, college students seem to scoff at any potential danger by hitting the beach for spring break. Young adults flocked to Fort Lauderdale Beach to enjoy the sun, cold beer, and warm…

  • Unsure of What to Do, South Florida Prepares for the Coronavirus
    March 13 at 8 a.m. by Michele Eve Sandberg

    On Thursday, March 12, after President Donald Trump's address to the nation seemed to provide little reassurance Americans would be safe from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), everyone scrambled to buy supplies. In South Florida, it was no…

  • The Music of Okeechobee Music Festival 2020 Day Four
    March 11 at 3:01 p.m. by Jake Pierce

    On Sunday, March 8, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival wrapped up its four-day bacchanal of music at Sunshine Grove with performances by Mumford & Sons, Flatbush Zombies, Ghostland Observatory, Maya Jane Coles, Ellen Allien, and others. Photography…

  • The Music of Okeechobee Music Festival 2020 Day Three
    March 8 at 12:14 p.m. by Jake Pierce

    On Saturday, March 7, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival kept the music going on the third day with performances by Vampire Weekend, Bob Moses, Clairo, Earthgang, Blood Orange, and others. Photography by Jake Pierce.

  • The Music of Okeechobee Music Festival 2020 Day Two
    March 7 at 9:25 a.m. by Jake Pierce

    On Friday, March 6, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival kicked into high gear with performances by Slime, Nora En Pure, Los Wizzards, Bassnectar. Photography by Jake Pierce.

  • The Music of Okeechobee Music Festival 2020 Day One
    March 6 at 1:38 p.m. by Jake Pierce

    After taking 2019 off, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival made its return on Thursday, March 5. The first day of the weekend-long festival featured sets by Rüfus Du Sol, Caspa, Derrick May, and others. Photography by Jake Pierce.

  • Denzel Curry and J.I.D Battle It Out at Zeltron World Wide
    March 2 at 8 a.m. by Ian Witlen

    On Saturday, February 29, Dezel Curry and J.I.D. finally battled it out in the ring during Red Bull's Zeltron World WIde Miami event. The rap-battle-meets-concert took take at the Warehouse at Magic City Innovation District, with fans surround the…

  • The 27th-Annual Shelley Novak Awards at Las Rosas
    March 2 at 8 a.m. by Carina Mask

    On Saturday, February 29, the 27th-annual Shelley Novak Awards celebrated Miami's drag community at Las Rosas. In addition to handing out trophies for Best Drag and Best Emcee, Shelley Novak honored prominent members of Miami's LGBTQ+ community…

  • The Tastiest Scenes From SOBEWFF's Grand Tasting Village 2020
    February 23 at 10:44 a.m. by FujifilmGirl

    Goya Foods' Grant Tasting Village returned to the sands of Miami Beach during the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. This year, GTV featured more than 50 restaurants and an array of wines and libations from Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Guests…

  • Miami Takes a Bite Out of Burger Bash at SOBEWFF 2020
    February 22 at 1:04 p.m. by FujifilmGirl

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival's beloved Burger Bash returned on Friday, February 21, with food personality and talk-show host Rachael Ray once again acting as host after a two-year hiatus. Guests gathered under the iconic white tents behind the…


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