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Tom Falco

I liked Li Hongbo's work at Art Miami

Tom Falco | December 3, 2016 | Miami
It's Art Basel week in Miami, or Miami Art Week - the difference is that the "real" Basel is in the convention center in South Beach and the satellite shows all over the downtown and midtown, and Wynwood area, are Miami Art shows. I prefer the satellite shows, but as Wynwood and midtown Miami get more and more gentrified, many of the tented shows have moved around and they aren't all in a row on one street anymore. That hopefully will change next year, when a big part of the shows move to one location - the former Miami Herald site on Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami. Anyway, here are some things I saw at Miami Art Week, I always love Chinese artists Li Hongbo's paper sculptures you see in the video above. Amazing work. The hidden element of surprise of course, is the best part. And here is a collage of just a few things I noticed while wandering around.
Elizabeth Sobieski


Elizabeth Sobieski | November 25, 2016 | Miami
THE PAINTED KEY: AN ARTIST'S TRAVELOGUE OF KEY WEST By Elizabeth Sobieski Flamingo 1832, 2016, Acrylic on Canvas, by J. Steven Manolis 48" X 72" (two panels) In a stunning new book, the artist J. Steven Manolis explains, "I have daily,...
J.J. Colagrande

Hillary Clinton And South Florida: Every Vote Counts

J.J. Colagrande | November 8, 2016 | Miami
Your Florida vote matters. More than a New York vote. A Californian vote. A Texas vote. That's a fact.
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Not Brainwashed by Soca Brainwash.

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | October 25, 2016 | Miami
Well yes, folks. I took my fabulous self to Soca Brainwash after deciding that I wasn't going to party much for Miami Carnival. This party was the one party I could not miss for this short season. The reviews last year were...
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

We Reveling (A Revel Nation Carnival Review)

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | October 25, 2016 | Miami
Photo from It is not an exaggeration to say that Revel Nation Carnival saved Miami Carnival for me. Actually, to be precise, Revel Nation has saved carnival for me, period. I have become so disillusioned by the...
Grant Stern

WATCH: Donald Trump Blurts Out Legendary Freudian Slip At Florida Rally

Grant Stern | October 20, 2016 | Politics
Donald Trump let loose an epic freudian slip last night at a rally in Florida, encouraging his voters to vote on November 28, instead of Election Day on November 8. (video below) “If we don’t win, then all it is, is a little asterisk in history,...
Center for Community Change Action

Donald Trump's Cuban-American Problem

Center for Community Change Action | October 4, 2016 | Miami
Trump is appealing to the same conservative Cuban-American crowd that supports an embargo against Cuba, but his promises to maintain a ban against the island nation ring hollow after his hypocrisy has been exposed.
J.J. Colagrande

Miami's Plastic Problem

J.J. Colagrande | September 30, 2016 | Miami
Miami's plasticity factor isn't merely phony people and silicone implants; it's a giant chemical dioxin dump of garbage washing up on our shores.
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Miami Carnival 2016 Soon Come.

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | September 29, 2016 | Miami
Miami Carnival will soon be upon us and although I am not as excited as last year due to my work commitments I must admit as it approaches I am indeed getting a little excited.
Eric Cooper

Guarding Against Damaging Implicit Racial Bias -- Even In Our Preschools

Eric Cooper | September 29, 2016 | Black Voices
We should be nurturing our youngest members of society, not harshly punishing them.
J.J. Colagrande

Trump in Miami: Indicator or Outlier?

J.J. Colagrande | September 22, 2016 | Miami
A full moon rose (with a lunar eclipse promised later) and light beamed off Biscayne Bay in sparkling waves. Traffic was jacked as Kanye West played the arena a few blocks away from the Donald Trump rally. Two huge narcissists in the most narcissistic city during a full moon. What could go wrong? Short answer: nothing.
Grant Stern

GLOBAL EXPERT: Miami Beach Naled Pesticide Spraying Ineffective Against Zika Virus Carrying Mosquitos

Grant Stern | September 19, 2016 | World
Miami Beach has been spraying the toxic chemical Naled frequently as the Zika virus outbreak covering South Beach has spread north to encompass two-thirds of the island city. Global expert Dr. Michael Callahan says that it’s not only an ineffective strategy to combat the aedes...
Tom Falco

Coconut Grove was Wade County for the day

Tom Falco | September 17, 2016 | Miami
Early Saturday morning at Regatta Park and City Hall in...
Omar Epps

Stop Suspending Driver's Licenses For Unpaid Fees

Omar Epps | September 15, 2016 | Politics
Suspending driver's licenses takes people who are poor, and traps them in debt. It takes Americans hanging on by a thread, and robs them of their livelihoods.
Hector E. Sanchez

Evaluating Trump's Immigration Plan: Facts To Bring Down A Wall Of Fiction

Hector E. Sanchez | September 9, 2016 | Latino Voices
The facts demonstrate that building a wall is purely a political ploy and attempt to pander to Trump's base. After all, it is a powerful hallmark of his campaign that aims to create a culture of division, based on dominance and hate.
J.J. Colagrande

Speak Friday Is Tight Miami Culture

J.J. Colagrande | September 9, 2016 | Miami
Speak Miami is an uncurated open mic in Wynwood that combines spoken word, music, comedy, live painting, and poetry. As the night develops, it evolves into a curated exhibit of the same verticals, but with more professional next-level talent.
Eric Holder

Airbnb's Work To Fight Bias And Discrimination

Eric Holder | September 8, 2016 | Black Voices
We all have to take a role in addressing discrimination where it exists. I believe Airbnb has done that, and while the effort is still a work in progress, this work will lead to better policies and technologies that will bring us together and ultimately end discrimination.
Tom Falco

Coral Gables' little shop of horrors

Tom Falco | September 7, 2016 | Miami
A friend and I were driving through Coral Gables the other day and we came upon this. Far be it from me to criticize another's art, but come on, this is art? We had a tropical system passing through the area and I...
J.J. Colagrande

Miami Book Fair And FIU Kick Off Awesome Fall Programming

J.J. Colagrande | September 7, 2016 | Miami
Between the Miami Book Fair, Books and Books and the strong writing community nurtured by the MFA Program at Florida International, our city's literary prowess is among the best in the world.
Tom Falco

Is Miami City Attorney in bed with developers?

Tom Falco | September 8, 2016 | Miami
Victoria Mendez I happened...
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