South Florida ranks at the top of the list for many things: warm weather, luxury car sales, where to be a dog -- and so on. But for availability of vegetarian and vegan-friendly cuisine? Lower. Much lower. According to PETA, the city that tops that list is New York. Last week, with some well-earned ... More >>
Going out to a nice bar and restaurant and relaxing with a couple of friends is probably number one on most adults list of things they like to do. In fact, we often don't even think of it as an activity. It's just life. But lets face it, sometimes even our favorite past time can get a bit borin ... More >>
The movies to know from Sundance — and the year ahead.
The BurgerFi brand is expanding beyond Florida with franchises set to open this year in Cary, North Carolina; Austin, Texas; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Six additional Florida stores also will open with Winter Park, Aventura, Tampa, Westin, and Naples all getting locations. A store at 2477 E. Su ... More >>
Mike June has that Aiden from Sex in the City look and a Bruce Springsteen unplugged sound. The musician was raised in the Garden State but found his home in the capital city of the Lonestar land. June's rich folk rock displays a distinctively Jersey-meets-Texas sound. June is releasing ... More >>
The sensation those exiting the Countdown Club in London circa 1964 after an early era Pink Floyd show had or the way the Ramones' fans stumbling out of CBGBs in Manhattan around 1974 felt would be analogous to my experience at last night's the Bright Light Social Hour show. My mixed bag of son ... More >>
The Beltones Cheap Trinkets (TKO Records) beltones.com Last year in September, we had the opportunity to revisit one of my favorite local platters from the '90s, the Beltones' Lock and Load seven-inch on the sorely missed Far Out Records. It was, as it usually is within these pages, a great t ... More >>
Giselle Pinto Pinto in her Sugar Yummy Mama van is pretty in pink.Giselle Pinto could be starring in a toothpaste commercial, with her perfect white smile and beautiful features, but instead she's taken to the streets of south Florida in her Sugar Yummy Mama van to share he ... More >>
From director Billy Corben and the minds that brought you Cocaine Cowboys and The U, comes Square Grouper, a new documentary about the heyday of South Florida pot smuggling. The movie has been described as: "a colorful portrait of Miami's pot smuggling scene of the 1970s, populated with redneck p ... More >>
There are as many as four million animals put down in shelters every year in this country, according to estimates by the Humane Society of the United States. The problem is particularly bad in South Florida, where the recession has left many families unable to take care of the family pets. One sh ... More >>
Photo by Flickr user vulnerablechaosMeatballs: the way to her heart, says one Danish band member.If you go backstage at Antone's, the legendary music venue in Austin, then head upstairs past whatever band is lingering on the first floor, look closely at the back wall of the small balcony and you' ... More >>
flickr.comNick Saban lied to, then abandoned South Florida.There are dozens of reasons South Floridians should be cheering for the University of Texas in tonight's BCS National Championship game. Now, I'll admit I'm not completely objective on the subject, but I want to convince you, South Florid ... More >>
As the containers and costs mount, in South Florida and beyond, plastic is played out
Kingston's Rootz Underground takes spiritual reggae to higher heights
A former South Florida homeboy gives us the cold shoulder
The Sameness of It All
The Flaming Lips are back on the road and reflecting on nearly 25 years of weirdness
A play in three acts
The Los Angeles duo hams it up on tour.
Get Double Down in Lake Worth
Despite two tragic deaths, Widespread Panic hasn't slowed a bit.
Sandra Bullock fires off another Miss
Metal sad. Metal heartbroken. No, metal doesn't want a hug!
L.A. punk insurrectionists limp back into the limelight
The lunatic fringe lives, breathes, and flourishes on shortwave radio
Immoral morons versus peaceniks
Youthful to a fault, Recover is cited for "excessive headbanging"
Bonnie Canino sure can throw a punch, but can she bring fame to women's boxing?
A Man Under the Influence (Bloodshot Records)
Meat Puppets founder Curt Kirkwood won't let personal tragedy or indie-rock nostalgia keep him down
Gulf Coast swamp mama paints the town red and the barrelhouse blue
Pushy polling and John Henry passes on Fort Lauderdale
Folk isn't the most popular form of music in South Florida, nor does it completely pay the bills. But like long-time folk artist Rod MacDonald, some locals are discovering that persistence pays off.