Except for Cool Runnings and a few scenes from Blue Lagoon, Jamaica has never had much of a film scene. So when Shottas came out in 2002, it became a cult hit. The film, about two friends who grew up on the hard streets of Kingston and Miami, featured modern reggae stars Ky-mani Marley and Spragga ... More >>
March 13 was shaping up to be another day of protests and partying at Fort Peace, Occupy Miami's grungy Overtown safe house. More than a dozen members had shaken off their hangovers and emerged to demonstrate against a bank. But before they could gather their handmade signs and head downtown, the pl ... More >>
In 2007 Michael Schwartz opened Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Miami's Design District. Almost immediately it became "the" place to go for good, clean food that was friendly to the environment and the community. in 2009, Michael's Genuine Food & Drink opened a second location ... More >>
Photo by Flickr user nyti07Purvis Young with some of his artPurvis Young spent most of his life free: riding his bike up and down Overtown streets, coming and going as he pleased, and staying up all night to paint. When the prolific mixed-media artist died last week, he was confined to a nursing ... More >>
Photo by Flickr user nyti07Purvis Young with some of his work.Larry Clemons almost threw up this morning when he read in the paper that Purvis Young, who died yesterday at 67 of cardiac arrest, passed away penniless. "That's absolutely disgusting. When I was there for Purvis, he had money," says ... More >>
He found Purvis Young in 1992, sitting on a milk crate under a Miami overpass, sketching. Young never drove, or had a driver's license, but instead would bike around Overtown, stopping to draw people he saw on the streets. In the process he had documented the riots of the early '80s, the burning of ... More >>
The ultimate South Florida outsider artist, Purvis Young, is the subject of a pair of mini-retrospectives.
estadiodellosmarlins.comThe Little Havana Marlins will be this much fun.The Marlins will open their season in 2012 with a new stadium in Little Havana, meaning fans in Broward and Palm Beach counties who used to go to Dolphins Stadium will forget we have major-league baseball in South Florida.Being ... More >>
As long as we're talkin about Charlie Pickett getting his due, here's one of the reasons why, this video for the song "Overtown" written by Dave Froshneider and performed by "Charlie Pickett and The Eggs" is some real pioneer shit. Now, I'll admit it, I ... More >>
Pastor Spann will save Liberty City's soul one addict at a time — if he can stay out of jail.
Happy New Year, ya'll! It's 2009 and with the economy going south, everyone seems to be looking for answers at the bottom of a bottle -- and that means more parties! And January is already gearing up to be spectacular. But let us not get ahead of ourselves, because here is what you definitely want ... More >>
Ten years later, the fury are still grinding out the yardage. Barely.
Just released from prison, Miami hip-hop icon DJ Raw is ready for the takeover
Browning: 1948-2006 I can't go another minute without a word about Michael Browning, a South Florida journalism giant -- both literally and figuratively -- who died on December 30 of liver failure at the age of 58. I enjoyed reading Browning, who was a stalwart of the Miami Herald's Golden Age and r ... More >>
Purvis Young still gets his inspiration from the turbulence of Miami streets.
Lucius Gantt is a black columnist and politico whose stock-in-trade has been old-school polemics and an abiding distrust of the white-dominated power structure. For more than 30 years, he's been writing his often vitriolic and sometimes outrageous opinion, and it has won him praise from fellow journ ... More >>
The right Rev. King Coleman passes the mashed potatoes
William Cordova blends hi-tech with lo-fi
Mr. Pretty Guitar ate his spinach. Now he will kick your ass.
Does it matter to blacks which wealthy, middle-aged white guy is Florida's next governor?
A frustrated filmmaker wants to help Web surfers cruise local clubs
A new West Palm shopping mecca is attracting some folks downtown. Others will have to leave.
Inside the music business with Eric Kline
Getting rid of those folks with buckets equals getting rid of one of the county's better homeless-assistance programs.
After years of shoddy care, the once-valuable art collection at Lake Worth's Museum of Contemporary Art is in disarray, as is the museum's future
Broward's ballyhooed new homeless shelter won't clear the streets of all vagrants. But the police might.