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The Art of Transformation Is Here!

Suzan McDowell | Posted 11.13.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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 10.21.2014 | 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 10.22.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | 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.

Climate Change This Week: Religion Gets Climate Change, Undrillable Reserves, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.29.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, May 29, 2014 How unusu...

5 Adrenaline-Inducing Activities for the Ultimate Miami Trip

JustLuxe | Posted 07.23.2014 | Miami
JustLuxe

If you're in the city where the temperatures are high, why not get your adrenaline soaring as well? In case you're looking for something exciting to do, we've rounded up a few activities that are sure to get your heart pumping next time you're in Miami.

The Rhythm Is Gonna Get You at the New Larios on the Beach

Joshua Estrin | Posted 07.22.2014 | Miami
Joshua Estrin

It's enough to make you want to do the conga! Fans of Gloria and Emilio Estefan's award-winning Cuban restaurant in trendy South Beach are celebrating...

Medical Marijuana in Florida -- Don't Expect a New California

Gary Stein | Posted 07.22.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

I wholeheartedly agree with the legislators that are trying to create a Florida industry based on compassion. If this is to be Florida's industry, Floridians need to profit from it, not businesses from California, Colorado or Arizona.

Cop Allegedly Kicks Handcuffed Teen For 'No Reason'

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 05.14.2014 | Crime

A South Florida police officer is under the gun after he was filmed allegedly kicking the legs out from under a handcuffed 13-year-old boy "for no rea...

The New Cold War - Florida Style

Gary Stein | Posted 07.05.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Right now it seems that the attitudes, fear and paranoia of the Cold War are back -- in Florida. This time, however, the weapon in question is not the atom bomb but the more personal conflict over handguns.

America's Next Great Tech Hub?

AP | By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 07.06.2014 | Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Famed for its beaches, cruises and cafecitos, South Florida is now angling to become one of the next U.S. tech hot spots by leveraging ...

Gabrielle Union Calls D. Wade Her 'Groomzilla'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.08.2014 | Black Voices

Balancing a rigorous NBA schedule and countless hours on Hollywood sets could be viewed as a hindrance for couples who are planning a lavish wedding. ...

Owner: Heat Are Committed To Miami Through 2040

AP | By TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 06.24.2014 | Sports

MIAMI (AP) — Saying they reaffirm the team's commitment to the city, the Miami Heat announced Wednesday night that they have agreed to extend their ...

Video: Watch How Florida Prosecutes Children as Adults

Human Rights Watch | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Human Rights Watch

The US Supreme Court, in a series of four recent cases, has underscored what every parent knows -- that children are developmentally less mature, and more capable of rehabilitation.

Why Rick Scott Has A Hispanic Problem -- And Why It's Not Going Away

The Tampa Tribune | William March | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

TAMPA -- Worried about his standing among Florida's Hispanic voters in the wake of turmoil over a major Hispanic fundraiser, Gov. Rick Scott is workin...

LOOK: A Massive Look Inside Ultra Music Fest

Posted 03.31.2014 | Entertainment

If you thought the main stage at Ultra Music Festival looked big last year, in 2014 it was major. Hundreds of thousands of people even tuned in to the...

LOOK: The Stadium Beckham Wants To Build In Miami

Posted 03.24.2014 | Sports

David Beckham is gunning for a prime piece of Miami real estate on which to build a soccer stadium for his MLS expansion team -- and to help smooth th...

Why Working At Burger King Is 'Pure Hell' For This Florida Man

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 03.21.2014 | Business

Fifty-year-old Glenn Johnson is paid about $14,000 a year working at a Miami-area Burger King, just minutes away from the fast food company's corporat...