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Defense in-Depth Simplified

Richard La Bella | Posted 06.02.2015 | Technology
Richard La Bella

I like things simple. When things are simple they are easier to explain, document, implement, revise and manage. Take defense in-depth. Defense in-depth is a term, which means, security implemented in layers.

Panther Coffee Opens in Coconut Grove

Tom Falco | Posted 05.25.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

One fascinating thing I find is that cars just stopped in their tracks as they drove by. They just stopped. It looks like a plan in the works to redo Main Highway which maybe includes adding a bike lane, may need to add a parking lane, too, just for Panther Coffee!

Did They Ever Tour the Playhouse's Interior?

Tom Falco | Posted 05.12.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

R.J. Heisenbottle Architects, has successfully restored Miami Freedom Tower, Miami City Hall, Miami Woman's Club, Gusman Center for the Performing Arts and Vizcaya Village. They wish to be a big part of the Coconut Grove Playhouse renovation.

It's All About the Bike on Sunday

Tom Falco | Posted 05.12.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

Sunday mornings are for bikers in Coconut Grove. Saturday has a lot, but that's usually reserved for runners and walkers, but early Sunday, it's a different world out there.

GableStage Approved to Run Coconut Grove Playhouse

Tom Falco | Posted 06.21.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

The Miami Herald is reporting that Miami-Dade commissioners unanimously approved the Coconut Grove Playhouse plan to have GableStage run a 300 seat theater. Many are unhappy with the decision.

District 2 Candidates Meet Residents

Tom Falco | Posted 06.16.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

On Wednesday night, there was a debate at Grove Isle between the District 2 commission candidates. It wasn't really a debate, as it was a cordial evening consisting of the candidates answering brief questions posed by the moderator. There really was not much disagreement and they were all very polite to each other.

Groups Come Together at "Connect with Nature" Event to Help Restore Historic Miami Area

Michael Sainato | Posted 06.13.2015 | Miami
Michael Sainato

The Virginia Key Beach Park was the only beach open to African Americans in the Miami area during the segregation period. By 1982, the park was closed due to high maintenance costs.

What's Next for the Coconut Grove Playhouse?

Tom Falco | Posted 05.12.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

A large crowd showed up at Thursday's County Commission meeting to hear the latest on the Coconut Grove Playhouse. One interesting concept brought up was having a second theater on the site.

2015 Coconut Grove Arts Festival Poster Unveiled

Tom Falco | Posted 03.24.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

The Coconut Grove Arts Festival has selected internationally recognized French American painter Duaív as the official poster artist for this year's 52nd annual event.

ABCs Middle Line Breaks the Cuban-American Hardline

Vanessa Garcia | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Vanessa Garcia

If I were an American that was not the daughter of Cuban immigrants, it would be easy to write this article. It seems obvious: Great news! Next, lift the embargo.

The Creative Collective Whose Guest List Includes FKA Twigs, ASAP Rocky, and a Bunch of Supermodels

Melissa Henderson | Posted 02.14.2015 | Style
Melissa Henderson

The nightlife scene can be quite daunting for beginners, intermediates, and actually even advance level social media socialites. But sitting down with Hami Delimi, of Pigalle, Pompon, Pain O Chokolat, you get the feeling that you are in fact included.

Muy Caliente! Miami's Hottest Beach Bods

trivago | Posted 02.02.2015 | Travel
trivago

Temperatures are dropping but that's no excuse to huddle indoors, bundled in sweatpants, eating your feelings -- beat the winter blues and escape to Miami for a little fun in the sun!

Xavier Cortada's Art: Inspired by Science, and Uniquely Miami

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2015 | Arts
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

It had all the trappings of a typical Miami funeral. The eulogists, stifling their tears. The aria, Handel's mournful Piangero la Sorte Mia. The loud lamentations of the black laced lloradera.

Thank You, Miami Book Fair

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 01.24.2015 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

Words can barely describe the magnitude and production of the Miami Book Fair. But, then again, the Miami Book Fair International starts with just that: words.

The Art of Transformation Is Here!

Suzan McDowell | Posted 01.13.2015 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

How things can come full circle. Today if you call the name Opa-locka you should think art, architecture and design. Opa-locka is poised to be the "next big thing" in South Florida's percolating art community. Actually, it's beyond percolating, it's in a full on boil of excitement and opportunity.

Moving Miami Toward Vibrancy and the Shortfalls of Amendment 1

Bobbie Ibarra | Posted 01.03.2015 | Miami
Bobbie Ibarra

As housing costs in Miami continue to outpace incomes, it is critical that we do more to address our housing needs and recognize that housing is not just a poor man's issue.

Of Pain, People, Pot, Politics, Public Figures and Priorities, Part 2

Gary Stein | Posted 12.21.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Cathy and Bob Jordan know this risk all too well. Cathy has been fighting ALS since 1986 and was confined to a wheelchair. Her husband, Bob, an Army veteran who had battled a medical system that can't help his wife, started to grow the plants in his home, strictly for his wife's use.

Miami Should Exempt Parking Requirements for Small Buildings

Marianne Cusato | Posted 12.21.2014 | Miami
Marianne Cusato

Miami has a big decision to make about parking. What we decide will determine who we want to be when we grow up. Which sounds better to you -- a walkable city like Boston, Portland or San Francisco or an auto-dependent one like Atlanta, Phoenix or Las Vegas? It's your choice.

Uber Is My New Favorite Thing

Tom Falco | Posted 12.14.2014 | Miami
Tom Falco

I was going to the airport the other day and decided to finally try Uber. I summoned them on my cell phone and the app said a guy named Jerry (not his...

Free Shakespeare in the Park Coming Back to Coconut Grove

Tom Falco | Posted 12.14.2014 | Miami
Tom Falco

A scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream at Shell Lumber in 2012 Shakespeare Miami is back in Coconut Grove after a one year absence. Coming up in th...

Miami: The Land of Gimme

Suzan McDowell | Posted 11.07.2014 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

A few years ago, walking into a club I had been invited to by the promoter, I found him snapping this huge rubber band on his right hand. I asked him ...

Don't Hate Us Because We Are Cultured, Worldly, On the Upswing... and Yes, Beautiful

Gerard Bush | Posted 10.13.2014 | Miami
Gerard Bush

Far from becoming a more interesting city "just by existing", Miamians have actively taken responsibility for our own narrative and how the greater public, not to mention ourselves, perceive the magic city in totality.

GOP Billionaire Wants To Fly Nation's Tallest American Flag Over Miami

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

A wealthy Republican fundraiser wants to erect a 500-pound American flag high over downtown Miami as a "sign of gratitude for many of us who weren’t...

You Don't Disrespect Pat Riley!

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 09.30.2014 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

LeBron James disrespected Pat Riley worse than anyone ever and that ain't cool. This isn't Riley's naivety thinking LeBron would return. This isn't Riley miscalculating. This is straight up LeBron and his entourage's ego disrespecting Pat Riley in-his-face.

Laure Hériard Dubreuil: Stylish Advice for Effortless Chic

Ada Polla | Posted 08.17.2014 | Style
Ada Polla

Laure Dubreuil is an entrepreneur, beautiful, French, and incredibly fashionable. I could not help but pick her brains about her background, how she got into fashion, and the latest items I need to put on my wishlist.