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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!

Mackintosh Braun on Grey's Anatomy, Hall & Oates and a Beer Sesh with Larry David

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Mackintosh Braun, a Portland-based "electro-pop" group composed of Ian Mackintosh and Ben Braun, are causing quite the stir. And not just in Portland. The band is growing their fan base in a big way. (This girl included!)

Cuba Libre or Cuba Americana?

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

I visited Cuba ten years ago with a medical group, and was overwhelmed by the openness and friendliness toward Americans. "It's your government we dislike," they said, "not you."

Miami 'Poop Map' Uses Emojis To Make Case For Homeless Who Need Bathrooms

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact

Updated on May 21, 2015 at 4:10 p.m. EST It's time to cut the crap. Tired of the pushback against installing restrooms for homeless people, the ...

Miami: A Blank Canvas For Design

David Martin | Posted 05.14.2015 | Miami
David Martin

The world's premier architects are clamoring to work in neighborhoods across our community, new buildings are winning international awards and in what may be the strongest evidence yet, the Pritzker Prize (architecture's top honor) will be awarded in Miami Beach this week for the 1st time.

The Case for Sports as a Key Driver for Academic Success

Edwin Moses | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Edwin Moses

As we approach graduation, we celebrate the programs and coach mentors who helped build strong, independent young people who are ready to enter the next phase of their life and thank them for their commitment to using sport as a tool for social change.

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.

Retail Chatter #9

June Haynes | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
June Haynes

It has been months since my last article. The absence was due in part to my preparation of a speaking engagement at the Luxury Lab conference last month in São Paulo, Brazil.

The 14 Hottest New Sandwiches Around The U.S.

Zagat | Posted 05.04.2015 | Taste

Just like everything else, sandwiches also get a makeover come spring.

Eleanor Goldberg

View From A Helicopter Proves Miami Truly Is The Magic City | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.01.2015 | Good News

Helicopters have been dubbed “magic carpets” for their ability to traverse through any terrain, and this was never more true than in the Magic Cit...

Go To Your Next High School Reunion and Thank Me Later

Maria Tettamanti | Posted 04.29.2015 | Miami
Maria Tettamanti

As Velveeta cheesy/cornball/syrupy as this sounds, I never imagined reconnecting with my high school cronies would be so emotional, sentimental and merry.

Rinkins Report: Overtown: A Sanctuary in the Segregated South

Zach Rinkins | Posted 04.28.2015 | Miami
Zach Rinkins

The present day Overtown community pre-dates the incorporation of the City of Miami. It remains one of the city's oldest communities. Before the turn of the nineteenth century, it was one of the few places black residents could live in relative freedom and own property.

Big Voices in Small Theater -- Part 2

Susie K Taylor | Posted 04.27.2015 | Arts
Susie K Taylor

Small theater is one of the most welcoming places for fresh new voices. In this series I will begin to prove why.

'Putting Your Bottom at the Top of Your List' -- The Pap Smear That's Not Just for Women

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Depending on the study's results, it's possible that anal health will become a routine conversation topic between doctors and patients -- and labs won't think twice when they receive a pap smear specimen from a man.

GableStage Approved to Run Coconut Grove Playhouse

Tom Falco | Posted 04.21.2015 | 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.

Miami Art, Not Miami Vice, Attracts Aficionados

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.19.2015 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

Two people walk into a bar... and find an exquisite Sir Henry Moore marble sculpture mounted on a pedestal in a fountain adorning a five-star hotel lobby's atrium. It's not your typical joke punchline.

District 2 Candidates Meet Residents

Tom Falco | Posted 04.16.2015 | 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.

Don't Let Mom Jeans Happen to You!

Mara Menachem | Posted 04.13.2015 | Style
Mara Menachem

It was only until I stood on the sidelines of a Massachusetts soccer game in a sea of parents styled in mom jeans, sneakers and college sweatshirts, when I began to realize maybe Miami was different from most American cities.

Collaboration Creates Health-Focused, Healing Menu Options for Oncology Patients

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.10.2015 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Coming together to start the discussion is the first step. Hospitals, doctors, registered dietitians, chefs, patients, and family members all need to be involved. Progress will follow and hopefully programs like these will become the new normal.

Top Places to Spot Celebs in Miami

Dish Nation | Posted 04.09.2015 | Miami
Dish Nation

As the summer starts to heat up, many LA stars will start taking their annual pilgrimages to Miami! Many others, such as Ricky Martin, Christian Slater, A-Rod, and the Kardashians make the Magic City home at least part-time.

'Guitars Over Guns' Replaces Violence With Music To Keep At-Risk Kids In School

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.10.2015 | Good News

A musician is bringing some sweet sounds to young students in need. Musician Chad Bernstein, together with his father, Bob Bernstein, founded Guit...

Where to Go in June for Savings and Culture

Shermans Travel | Posted 04.07.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Travelers are a savvy bunch -- they know that it's better to visit certain destinations during certain months. But the prevailing question is: Where should I be booking trips right now?

Cuba: So What Now?

Dane Steele Green | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Not only is Cuba's tourism infrastructure way behind the times, the country could not be in a more competitive tourism region; Caribbean nations, some of which rely almost entirely on tourism dollars, have long since written the book when it comes to satisfying every last whim.

34 Big, Colorful Reasons To Be Sad You Missed Ultra Music Festival

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 03.30.2015 | Miami

Did you know Ultra Music Festival is the only one of its kind to take place right smack in the downtown area of a major U.S. city? That's only par...

Irvine Welsh Talks to The Book Doctors About Writing, America, Rejection and the 'Sex Lives of Siamese Twins'

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
David Henry Sterry

This book is very different. First of all, it's set in sun-splashed Miami, where Mr. Welsh currently has one of his residences. It's also written from the perspective of two women. And two women who couldn't be much different from each other. I must confess, I loved this book. I devoured it in a weekend