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Protesters Against Cuba-U.S. Plan Gather In Miami

AP | RACHEL LA CORTE and CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — Waving flags and chanting "Obama, traitor," anti-Castro protesters gathered Saturday in a Little Havana park in a show of opposition to...

The End of the Cold War

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Barack Obama just spoke on the telephone with the leader of Cuba to finalize the two countries' new relations -- an event that hadn't happened in over half a century. The Cold War is now almost completely a matter of interest only to historians, to put things into context.

The Real Johnny Ola: Vincent "Jimmy Blue Eyes" Alo

Meyer Lansky II | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books
Meyer Lansky II

Carole Cortland Russo, Jimmy and Flo Alo's niece who was raised by the couple, is finishing a biography about her uncle. Carole was Jimmy's constant companion in his later years, and cared for him until the end of his life.

Conversations With Michelle Joan Papillion

Rai Mensah | Posted 12.11.2014 | Arts
Rai Mensah

Everyone heads to Basel with many different intentions in mind. However, the one thread that connects each and every attendee is their appreciation for art and its creators.

Art Basel Miami: Mansion Hopping, Facials at the Ritz and Millions of Dollars Worth of Art Talk

Melissa Henderson | Posted 12.11.2014 | Style
Melissa Henderson

From Mansion hopping to drinking to beach parties and discussing art and philosophy, below are some of the highlights from my Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 experience.

Rolls-Royce Unveils Its New Ghost Series II At Art Basel Miami

Alicia Jessop | Posted 12.11.2014 | Miami
Alicia Jessop

Miami's Art Basel celebration is the place for the who's-who in pop culture to be seen. Yet, while celebrities made loud appearances at the weekend's festivities, another debonair guest made a more subtle appearance.

Art Basel Miami Supercharged! (Video)

Eric Minh Swenson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Arts
Eric Minh Swenson

It was full throttle at Art Basel this year in Miami. There were Lambos, Red Bull, Cuban expresso, Davidoff cigars, champagne, and Waikiki weather to keep me up.

Intimidated By Miami Art Week? Don't Be

Tom Falco | Posted 12.06.2014 | Miami
Tom Falco

While most of Art Basel and the satellite fairs seem to be crowded with locals, I think the majority of visitors are out-of-towners or the usual Miami party people. It seems to me like the "real" residents of Miami-Dade County are not enjoying Art Week.

We Went Baseling

Tom Falco | Posted 12.05.2014 | Miami
Tom Falco

Art Basel and the Miami Art Fair are in full swing this weekend. It got exciting Friday night with the peaceful protesters came to visit all the galleries and installations en mass. Luckily we did get out before they shut I-95 down.

Top 5 Design Highlights of Miami Art Week

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 12.04.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Art Basel in Miami Beach kicks off this week, and design enthusiasts will flock to Miami to visit the fair, as well as the adjacent Design Miami/, But that doesn't mean there isn't more design to be had.

5 Things Goal-Oriented People Want To Accomplish In Retirement

Moira McGarvey | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

Unlike several generations before, those headed into the retirement years today are taking very different paths. Where people who retired at the end of the last century might have been content to play golf or cards and take the occasional trip, today's active baby boomers have big and diverse plans. And what's most interesting is that they are not passive plans.

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

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | 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.

A Talk With Fabio Viviani

Tara Solomon | Posted 11.25.2014 | Miami
Tara Solomon

The opening party for Siena Tavern -- in the iconic 404 Washington Avenue space on South Beach, former home of China Grill -- was one of those crazy, eclectic parties where you saw people you haven't seen for years.

Saying "BYE FELICIA" to the Guys of 2014

Lourdes Duarte | Posted 11.18.2014 | Miami
Lourdes Duarte

While it may seem premature to start thinking about the end of 2014 and the start of a new me in 2015, I feel it appropriate to start saying my goodbyes.

Women in Business: Tere Blanca, Founder, President and CEO of Blanca Commercial Real Estate Inc

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Tere Blanca is the founder, president and chief executive officer of Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Inc., a leading commercial property real estate ad...

Yeelen Gallery Continues to Offer Thought-provoking Art

Sheryl Estrada | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
Sheryl Estrada

"I thought that creating a gallery where you would be able to see these positive images would counteract the dehumanizing effects we've had over the past couple of centuries," she said. "It's a long process, but the legal system is also a long process. I thought with images, you could make an impact a little faster."

Florida's Voting Fiasco

Izak Pratt | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Izak Pratt

After handing over my ID and briefly waiting, I was given my ballot and directed to a booth where I could vote. Upon completion, I scanned my vote. That's when I witnessed something I hoped I would never see; A young African-American male was being denied the right to vote.

The Struggle: 20 Things I've Learned Since Being Single

Lourdes Duarte | Posted 10.29.2014 | Miami
Lourdes Duarte

As someone that was wifed up for the entirety of her 20s, it was pretty damn disorienting being pushed into Miami's dating pool. It's shallow. It's mu...

Vanilla Ice returns as Grove Bed Race Grand Marshal

Tom Falco | Posted 10.28.2014 | Miami
Tom Falco

Vanilla Ice is back a the Great Grove Bed Race this year. I'm sure you remember him as the star of the 2011 race. He not only was Grand Marshal, but he hung around for the whole day and he took over as announcer, calling each race. It was one of the best times.

How Do You Introduce Dinosaurs to Social Media?

Tom Falco | Posted 10.28.2014 | Miami
Tom Falco

I have a couple of older friends (not much older than me) who send me news articles daily from various sources at various times during the day, you know, from The Huffington Post, New York Times, Daily Mail, etc. Are they tweeting me or Facebooking me? No, they are emailing me.

It's Time to Talk About Cuba, Part 4

Kate Oberdorfer | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Kate Oberdorfer

I know that when it comes to the United States and Cuba, we are all haunted by ghosts. But the only way that I know to make a ghost disappear, is to turn around and face it.

Restaurant Manager Arrested After 15 People Shot At Teen Party

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 10.01.2014 | Crime

MIAMI (AP) — The manager of a restaurant where 15 people were shot during a teen party over the weekend was arrested for selling liquor without a li...

Meatless Monday: The Seed of Something Great -- Seed Food and Wine Festival

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.29.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Wednesday kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month and the celebration's happening in Miami with the debut of Seed Food and Wine Festival. Sponsored b...

An Idiot's Guide To Miami

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 11.23.2014 | Miami
J.J. Colagrande

You've entered one of the most bizarre, multicultural, misunderstood, beautiful, fastest-growing, yet slowest, corrupt, confusing and craziest cities in the country.

These Stunning Overhead Beach Photos Are Enough Last You To Next Summer

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.26.2014 | Travel

Beaches are pretty, everyone knows that. But, it turns out, beaches are really pretty from above. Enter Antoine Rose. His photo series "Up In The ...