Photos: World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship

By | October 28th, 2013 | No Comments

A typical fast-paced scene from the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship. — photo by Marlena Skrobe

More than 100 teams from around the world competed in the the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship, held at Weston’s Regional Park from Wednesday, October 16, to Sunday, October 20. Read the rest of this entry »


What happened to Beached Miami?

By | September 30th, 2013 | No Comments
Miami Art Walk: "Feathers"

We set out to “squeeze the orange dry” but Miami’s far too juicy for that. — photo by Robby Campbell

You may have a fair question: “What happened? You guys used to post 50+ times a month and now it’s once in a blue moon. What gives?”

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Q&A with Jacuzzi Boys’ Gabriel Alcala

By | September 5th, 2013 | No Comments

With a new, self-titled album streaming on Pitchfork and a 32-gig US tour with Wavves and King Tuff lined up, the Jacuzzi Boys are living the “ultimate dream” for a trio that started out packing the scuzzy innards of Churchill’s. To celebrate how far they’ve come, the Jacuzzi Boys will pack the scuzzy innards of Churchill’s this Saturday for a record release show that will also feature Shark Valley Sisters, Rat Bastard, Kenny Millions, and DJ Disco Duck. Ahead of the gig, I traded emails with singer Gabriel Alcala to ask about the new “Domino Moon” video and his biggest hope for the days ahead (see Q&A after the jump).

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Talking ‘Dirty Wars’ with Jeremy Scahill

By | June 28th, 2013 | No Comments
Author Jeremy Scahill will be at O Cinema Miami Shores to talk 'Dirty Wars'.

Author Jeremy Scahill will be at O Cinema Miami Shores to discuss his book and film ‘Dirty Wars’.

The following is an interview between Muhammed Malik and Jeremy Scahill. Malik is a human rights advocate and social commentator, born and raised in Miami (full bio below). Scahill is national security correspondent for The Nation and the author of the New York Times bestseller ‘Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army’ and ‘Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield’, released in April, which explores the consequences of the global War on Terror. Scahill will be in Miami on Saturday night to field questions following the screening of the ‘Dirty Wars’ documentary at O Cinema’s Miami Shores location.

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Pop-up reading room proves print is not dead, perhaps

By | June 19th, 2013 | 2 Comments
Pages Spreads

“I can’t put my hands on a PDF, while a stack of books lives with me.”

Books are nice, I think we would all agree, but in the age of the eBook and the iPad it’s easy to glimpse a near future in which printed, hard-copy books go the way of the typewriter, relegated to dusty attics and museum collections of things we used to love. You may wax poetic, even indignant, in defending the value of a hold-it-in-your-hands-and-flip-the-pages-with-your-thumb book, but are you really going to take a stand for its value when you can curl up with a novel via the in-curvature of a pair of smart glasses?

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Tennessee Williams slithers to Swampspace

By | June 3rd, 2013 | 1 Comment

“One man. Three women. One night.” Sounds like the makings of a Miami story. In fact, it was the tagline for the film The Night of the Iguana, an adaptation of the Tennessee Williams’ play of the same title that chronicles a single, lascivious night — never, “since Man has known Woman,” has there been “such a night,” says the film trailer’s narrator.

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Wallpeople comes to Wynwood

By | May 29th, 2013 | 2 Comments
Wallpeople

No judge. No jury. Wallpeople wants to empower you to display your creativity in public view. — photo via Wallpeople’s FB page

You’ve felt the chill. You enter a pristine art gallery and elicit an assessing glance from a meticulously chic staffer who, shrewdly spotting a non-buyer, quickly resumes staring at his MacBook. Maybe it was all in your head. Maybe you are welcome to browse at your leisure. But it doesn’t feel that way to you. And so you leave a couple of minutes later with a sour taste in your mouth.

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Jacuzzi Boys drop new track, kick off tour in South Beach

By | May 28th, 2013 | 1 Comment
Jacuzzi Boys hanging with Iggy Pop at his Miami home

Jacuzzi Boys hanging with Iggy — photo via Instagram/@jacuzziboys

With a 7″ due out in June and and a self-titled LP slated for a September release, Miami indie-rock trio Jacuzzi Boys are getting ready to take their show on the road with an East Coast to Midwest tour that starts on Friday with a gig at the Fillmore’s new in-house venue, Backstage at the Fillmore, a relatively intimate space (capacity 300-500) that is housed within the confines of the large concert hall itself. Ahead of the show Jacuzzi Boys frontman Gabriel Alcala and I exchanged emails about the Boys’ new music and hanging out at Iggy Pop’s home.

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Giveaway! The Characterized Tour comes to Wynwood

By | May 16th, 2013 | 1 Comment
TEAM 3 - Orkibal and Shieko Reto Theme: "Sidekick" | Round 3 http://char.ac/kualalumpur2013

This creation, by Orkibal and Shieko Reto, came out of last month’s Characterized Kuala Lumpur. — via cutandpaste.com

Everything’s grounds for competition these days. Cupcake baking. Weight losing. Runway walking. So why not character designing? That’s the premise of the Characterized tour, produced by Cut&Paste, a New York-born organization that tries to make designers better understood through performance, video, and conversation.

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Art Walk Guide: Street Art Ballerinas and VHS Memories

By | May 8th, 2013 | No Comments

As summer heats up, the Miami art world tends to cool down as the rising temperature sends everyone into hibernation. Still, you’ll have plenty to do at this Saturday’s Art Walk in Wynwood and Design District. Here are five of the exhibition openings on our radar.

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