| May 9, 2014
Josh Frank did not flinch when Black Francis, frontman for the indie-rock band Pixies, pitched him a book idea four years ago as the pair sipped espressos at a French bistro in Austin, Texas. Together, Francis said, they would write a novel titled "The...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Burger Beast Burger Brawl: Burger Beast founder Sef Gonzalez will abstain from voting in his own inaugural burger-off on Friday night at Miami’s Magic City Casino (450 NW 37th Ave.) That’s probably a good thing, since a list of the Beast&...
| May 4, 2014
There was a nice vibe Thursday night at the Billy Goat Tavern in Mount Prospect's revamped Randhurst mall. Burgers sizzled on the grill. A dozen people clustered around the bar. Outside the Billy Goat, however, only a few shoppers roamed the mall's Main...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Ramiro Fernandez and Richard Blanco: Found in Fernandez’s book of pre-Castro Cuba photography, “Cuba Then,” are glimpses of a bygone Havana at its most exotic: Fire-breathing performers astound passersby in the street, racecar drivers...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 3:03 AM
Forget the medical arguments. Ignore the criminal justice issues. Put aside moral questions. Florida's medical marijuana referendum could influence the results of the other elections on November ballot -- especially the race for governor.
"It'll be an...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:19 AM
For Stout Sports Bar and Grille owner Simon Kearney, there’s no time like now to raise money for the fight against breast cancer — or to raise a blazing pink, 28-foot LED cherry blossom tree outside his Oakland Park pub.
Kearney, who has two...
| May 2, 2014
| 8:11 AM
I love coupons and everyone knows it.
They're often left on my desk in the newsroom by anonymous benefactors, or tucked in my mailbox by neighbors and friends.
One Sunday many Mays ago, I hit the mother lode when my youngest son, Ryan, 8 at the time,...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:20 PM
May is National Burger Month and Miami restaurants are showing off their burger prowess.
At Michael Mina 74 (4441 Collins Ave., Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 877-326-7412, Fontainebleau.com/web/dining/Michael_Mina_74), each week will bring a different...
| May 1, 2014
| 7:15 AM
“Ashmore’s Store,” an album of uncommon ambition, is named for a small pharmacy, opened in 1946, that served folks in the black area of Tallahassee called Frenchtown, where a teenage Michael Koppy developed his music and the courage to...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:36 PM
Andrea Ocampo Haley is a model and actress, a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader and an arena host for the Florida Panthers, who flipped that fame into a role as entertainment reporter for CNN En Español. It goes without saying that the Delray Beach...
| Apr 27, 2014
Every image in Ramiro Fernandez’s new book of photographs is a postcard to pre-Castro Cuba — an exotic Havana in black and white where a young Desi Arnaz attended a soapbox derby, street performers spat plumes of fire, and exotic racecars...