Davie is the cowboy capital of South Florida, boasting rodeos, horses, and great country/western bars. So it's only fitting that John Wayne is coming to this quaint town on the western side of Broward. Technically, The Duke is dead. But we're talking about a larger-than-life mural of Wayne perched ... More >>
While eating at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, my second week in Florida, I met a yacht captain --a younger, thinner, clean-cut version of the John Goodman character in The Big Lebowski. We got to talking about dive bars. "I've got the perfect dive bar to take you to," he said. This being a Tuesday, ... More >>
In case you didn't notice -- between coverage of the Casey Anthony trial, Anthony Weiner, and Anderson Cooper probably wearing a skin-tight shirt -- CNN held a debate between hopeful Republican presidential candidates last night.You can guess what happened when Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Ne ... More >>
This music video is from Florida Rep. Mike Weinstein from Jacksonville. He's a Republican -- as you probably guessed from the dancing scenes. (Warning: Around the 2:52 mark, a dancer makes a move that's not quite for the family-values crowd.)I hope some of our South Florida politicians take the cue ... More >>
flickr.com Johnny Cash: Dressed in Black We've written about the local media's awkward refusal to mention the race of violent, uncaptured suspects in police stories a few times. (Here and here.) It's odd that a newspaper would inform its readers how violent an individual might be and menti ... More >>
The Vagabond's Friday-night patio jockey.
(Photo via Medeski, Martin & Wood's MySpace page.)Despite being a cool, downtown NYC jazz act with roots in the early Nineties avant-garde scene of John Lurie and John Zorn, no one loves Medeski, Martin & Wood like that patchouli-loving, Birkenstocks-on-the-weekend hippie in the next cubicl ... More >>
At Folsom Prison revisited
Rascal Flatts have the country formula down pat
Boca's Cat Shell channels a classic sound with soul and savvy
The king of gangster rap still has more rhymes under his hat.
A toddler and her dad road-test alt lullabies
Music biopics Hollywood won't make
American V: A Hundred Highways (Lost Highway)
Florida Stage's Ella offers sweet memories, but there was only one real Fitzgerald.
Hilton plays his own tunes
Walk the Line Pride & Prejudice Lady and the Tramp:
Walk the Line never strays from the dull telling of a tall tale
In Capote, a murder leads to a masterpiece leads to an undoing
From Buffett in Boca to Cash in the Intracoastal: What it takes to make an icon
Shel Silverstein was a man of contrasts. Even a 10-year-old can tell you that.
Capsule reviews of current area art exhibitions.
The Ride (Hollywood)
All the Fame of Lofty Deeds (Bloodshot)
Secondhand Outfit dresses hip-hop in pop culture's dirty duds
The Rock tries on Joe Don Baker's shoes for size, and they don't quite fit
Show us your roots, baby!
Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003
Ever-affable Supergrass is in it for the long haul
The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash save country one soul at a time
The Fix (Def Jam South)
Spirit Shop and Pub
Hank Williams III