Though he lives quietly in Plantation, Randall James Hamilton Zwinge, AKA "The Amazing Randi," has a cult following around the globe.In one of the greatest about-faces ever performed, Randi was a nationally famous magician (he appeared on the Today Show, broke at least one of Houdini's records, and ... More >>
South Florida is home to some amazing chefs. Numerous James Beard award-winners and nominees can be found behind the line at tons of local restaurants.But one would be hard-pressed to find a face more recognizable than Michelle Bernstein. Aside from her weekly PBS show Check, Please! South Florida, ... More >>
For everyone who has missed Martha Stewart since she signed-off on her last Martha show in May, we give you reason to rejoice with this month's debut of her new TV series, Martha Stewart's Cooking School, inspired by her 2008 cookbook of the same title. Unlike her daily eponymous-titled s ... More >>
Watching The Debate in a room full of GOPers with 60 or so televisions tuned to Fox News doesn't foster the idea that anyone other than Mittens won the evening. That opinion is to be expected. (And appears to be the consensus.) But neither does it instill the idea that the Romster decisively flipped ... More >>
Editor's note: This piece was originally published by our sister paper's news blog Latest Word on Denver Westword. It's written by Sam Levin, an editorial fellow who's been keeping tabs on both candidates in the swing state of Colorado for the past few months. President Barack Obama and former Mass ... More >>
Edward Gorey was a glorious eccentric.
Last year, when Gov. Rick Scott and his cabinet enacted an archaic ban on the voting rights of ex-felons, supporters called the ban colorblind. They said making nonviolent felons wait five years after completing their sentences to apply for the right to vote again had nothing to do with Florida's ... More >>
Nature shows are simply brilliant television. Sharks devouring seals in midair, a Golden Eagle dragging a helpless mountain goat to a savage death, and monkeys getting wasted off fermented fruit -- these are things dreams are made of. Now South Floridians can puff out their chest with local ... More >>
Between her Latin-fused Food Network show Viva Daisy! and book signings, Daisy Martinez is a busy woman.Just two weeks after graduating from the French Culinary Institute, she landed a gig with PBS' Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen as a prep-kitchen chef.A meeting with Rachel Ray and a cruise shi ... More >>
PoliakoffOn June 7, Southwest Ranches Town Attorney Keith Poliakoff sent an email to (now deceased) Town Administrator Charlie Lynn, town staffers, and his consulting and lobbying colleagues. The email urged town leaders to maintain a "cone of silence" about a proposed 1,800-bed immigrant detenti ... More >>
Prohibition, the latest documentary by Emmy-award winning Ken Burns that airs October 2 through 4 on PBS, focuses on how the law that tried to prevent drinking was based in an effort to "cling to the myth of an agrarian Jeffersonian America that never really was," Burns told sister publication LA ... More >>
I don't know how effective this ad will be for Amendment 4, but I agree with the sentiment. I remember once referring to Wayne Huizenga as a "civic vampire" (nothing personal). Glad they found a place for Nosferatu. If you haven't seen it, the New York Times did a must-read article on Amendmen ... More >>
jonathanb1989Cook like a pro!So you're kicking back in a comfy chair, knocking back a glass -- or three -- of your favorite vino, watching as two chefs passionately prepare course after course of a pre-themed meal while peppering the how-to's with spontaneous and relatable narrative from their l ... More >>
Former Fort Lauderdale "philanthropist" and Bernie Madoff money man Michael Bienes gave an interview to the PBS investigative news show Frontline, and it looks to be a doozy. Here's a snippet: In it Bienes, who was a member of the Broward arts board and has his name on plaques all over town (inc ... More >>
Two titans of modern art have a meeting of the minds in the desert Southwest.
Elyse Wanshel Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain at the Miami Book Fair International Thursday night. Although former junkie/gutter chef, Anthony Bourdain claims that his life is “all rainbows and unicorns” ever since the birth of his baby daughter, many of his random comments during last night ... More >>
A good nine hours lighter than its TV predecessor, Brideshead Revisited gets back to the source
Yonder Mountain String Band gets culinary
Decaying cars, $300,000 in expenditures, and empty promises that's your new railroad museum.
Most Americans who accept evolution think God created it. These scientists think they can prove the opposite.
Maybe the hurricane was just what we needed
Three (Thrill Jockey)
Paul Wesolowski knows the secret word: Groucho
Medeski, Martin and Wood with DJ Logic
WXEL wages a ceaseless and ill-fated campaign against its larger public-television rival WPBT and SunFest
January 22-28, 1998