Drake’s “God’s Plan” Miami Video Is Human AF (Video)
On February 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thank you, Drake for “God’s Plan.” You took the conventional come to Miami and make a rap video trope and flipped the script. There is more to Miami than ballers sniffing cocaine off of stripper’s on yachts or on some South Beach island. It’s frustrating to 90 percent of Miamians that we are perceived as South […]

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Jan Becker on “The Sunshine Chronicles”—in the Author’s Own Words
On February 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Jan Becker: Sometimes, when I thumb through The Sunshine Chronicles I’m left in a state of disbelief that I wrote it. It came too easily. It’s a funny book. For the last 17 years, I’ve been writing about painful topics like child abuse, PTSD, and the alienation that comes from growing up in the diaspora […]

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Miami Beach Pop Festival is a Great Idea
On February 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The founders of the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival want to launch the Miami Beach Pop Festival, this time not on a farm in the middle of nowhere, but right in the heart of South Beach. And why not? It’ll be fun, boost the economy, and elevate the area’s music scene, often seen as struggling […]

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Luis Garcia on “Missing” — In the Author’s Own Words
On June 10, 2017 | 1 Comments

When I got to prison in 2007, I didn’t have much to do but read and write. I wrote to friends to send me books. My friend Gaby sent me David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest and Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian. By the end of the month, it was over: I would write…and read…and read…and write. […]

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Little Haiti Book Festival Looms Large
On May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the midst of all the Memorial Day hoopla, quietly in one of our most beautiful neighborhoods, one of Miami’s more intimate and beautiful events will occur: the Little Haiti Book Festival. Featuring a series of panels, exhibitions and family-friendly activities, the two-day event unquestionably will offer education, expression and culture right into our bustling […]

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Decò, ep.1– Chichi and the Stupendously Luxurious
On May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a condo off of West Ave., in the County of Miami-Dade, lived Decò, a young homegrown writer with an intense work ethic and—what was rumored by many — authentic talent. Only twenty-eight, Decò already held a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry, a M.A. in Screenwriting, a PhD in Fiction, as well as a […]

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Decò, ep.2 – – Wyn-or-lose-wood, Moustache Rides, and DuPont
On May 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Living in Wynwood was not easy for Decò. He resided on the ground floor for the first time since living in Miami, renting a small studio space in the back of an art gallery (The Montenegro-Duran-Rodriguez-De-la-Garcia-Suarez-Rosenberg Collection). Gone were the basic condo amenities that were supposed to come with the city, such as central air-conditioning, […]

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Decò, ep. 3–The Earl Society and a Critical Mass
On May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

It wasn’t long before Decò took on the lifestyle of the hipsters. He soon drank PBR instead of mojitos. He reluctantly traded his designer clothes at the local clothing exchange and his wardrobe transformed into something tighter and more plaid. There was money left and with it Decò bought a fixed gear bicycle. He even […]

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Decò, ep. 4 –The Sad Tale of the Queen of Allapattah
On May 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

            Lying in a pool of his own blood, shirtless and alone, achy and sweaty, Decò obviously did not feel so hot. He could barely move. In his mouth he felt a few of his teeth missing and it wouldn’t be surprising to learn if he broke a bone or two. He had his thoughts […]

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Decò, ep. 5— Decò’s Rejection and an Immaculate Conception
On May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Decò stayed with the Queen of Allapattah for a period. Her mother nursed him back to health, slowly, feeding him plenty of ropa vieja and arroz y frijoles, and her grandmother three times a day would burn copious amounts of sage and frankincense in his area. The Queen of Allapattah and her children provided him […]

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