In the '70s, South Florida was a hotbed of skateboarding. A group of about ten guys from Hollywood Hills, South Broward, and Cooper City high schools would gather at one of three parks in the area, including Solid Surf off of Oakland Park and another, popular with the surfers, in Cypress Creek. But ... More >>
That hazy sky you woke up to this morning wasn't the usual August overcast. It was actually Saharan dust flying over our neck of the woods straight from Africa. Prior to this year's hurricane season, forecasters predicted a slower-than-usual turnout of storms. Part of that is because of El Nino, an ... More >>
A Florida saltwater fish of legendary proportions, growing to weights of nearly 800 pounds, the goliath grouper was hunted to within range of extinction in the 1980s. A ban on its capture was enacted in 1990, and its population has begun to recover. But the goliath is under threat again, environme ... More >>
As we struggle to make sense of the world in this age of non-stop information, sometimes the only thing to do is sit back, crack open a cold one, and think about unicorns. But don't zone out on us yet. If you love beer like we do, read on. We have found some of the strangest beer news out there th ... More >>
Everybody has that neighbor (OK, some of you are that neighbor) whose heart bleeds for all the stray cats in the hood. Cat Lady or Cat Dude leaves paper bowls full of Meow Mix all over the sidewalks, and the scraggly, fiercely independent kitties go tomcatting all over town. You might think you ... More >>
The Daily Look At This! is our daily video and/or GIF of the day.We usually like to reserve The Daily Look At This! for funny, sardonic, humorous gifs and/or videos. But then we came across this photo today and thought HOLY SMOKES LOOK AT HOW FIRGGIN CUTE THIS TINY BABY TURTLE IS OMG. So, ther ... More >>
Chef Allen Susser has made a bit of a name for himself in south Florida. Okay, that might be a bit of an understatement. The New York native and longtime South Florida resident has won numerous awards and accolades: James Beard Foundation's Best Chef 1994, southeast region; one of the top ten in Fo ... More >>
An 8-foot-long Burmese python captured in Miami-Dade last year either watched Cool Hand Luke far too many times or was just very stupid and very hungry.According to a new study, the snake puked up ten intact bird eggs soon after the Miami-Dade Venom Response Program captured it. Meanwhile, the ... More >>
Chocolate has been around since about 1400 BC. According to Smithsonian Magazine, it's been used in rituals by the Aztecs and Mayans, valued by kings and queens, and enjoyed in countless forms by everyone from children to adults. But what do we really know about chocolate, besides the fact that w ... More >>
Flickr: sirpeter53Madoff's boat got the precious treatment in LauderdaleFor Bernie Madoff, the bulls never shat. And no bull ever failed to float. We're speaking literally, of course. Figuratively, the bullshit was mountainous and doomed to sink him. But we learned this week that his Palm Beach m ... More >>
In an article about how Bernard Madoff beat the pants off the big spenders in Palm Beach, the story of an actual pair of pants that Madoff purchased but never picked up: that's what we in the media biz call good metaphor.Madoff placed the order with a shop called "Trillion" (How perfect is that?) on ... More >>
Well, my friends, I had hoped to provide you with a dispatch about the Washington, D.C., performance of painter Michael Israel, an awe-inspiring, mulleted dude who was booked to speed-paint a portrait of Barack Obama at an inaugural ball called the Virginia Black Tie and Blue Dominion Ball. Virginia ... More >>
I, for one, feel duped. This morning I received the itinerary for the J.P. Taravella High School Marching Band's trip to Washington DC, where they are to perform in president-elect Barack Obama's inuguration parade. Band director Neil Jenkins had told me that the youngsters would be doing ... More >>
Boca Raton painter/performer/karate black belt Micheal Israel -- he of the ripped abs, the flowing mullet, and the paint-splattered jeans -- has landed two slots performing at Obama's inauguration: on the 19th at Virginia's Inaugural Black Tie & Blue Dominion Ball ($1,000 per ticket) at the Smit ... More >>
In a group show, clever juxtaposition can veil mediocrity. For a few minutes, anyway.
Kemp's ridleys are people too
A flower blooms in the cultural wasteland
Of sand and shahs: Persia visits Delray Beach
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
Thirty years later, Harry Belafonte finds closure in a once-lost project
A muddled mission, an overbuilt home, and the indifference of Boca's blue bloods have brought the International Museum of Cartoon Art to the brink of cancellation
Trinidad Carnival Roots (Rounder Records)
Letters for January 4, 2001
The battle for the soul of the Graves Museum isn't over yet, and Gypsy Graves herself is back in the trenches
Exploring the rhythms of Africa and the Caribbean at the Historical Museum of Southern Florida
An Afternoon With Emily Dickinson: A Literary Dramatization
The Sports Immortals Museum and Memorabilia Mart
"American Glass: Masters of the Art"
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.
Tracking animals in the Everglades is a tiring, maddening business. Which is just how a decreasing number of hunters like it.