Face it: Americans can be pretty biased. Even the most enlightened among us are often guilty of a certain kinda cultural xenophobia. We listen primarily to American and British music; follow primarily American and British artists and designers; read primarily American and British books; watch primarily American and British films.
Archive for May, 2010
What follows is an email I sent to one of my neighbors that called me this morning wondering why she had endure a trash filled and ill kept city park; Maurice Gibb Park here in Sunset Harbour. In full disclosure I ran for city commission in 2007 and lost to DeedeWeithorn.
Miami through my iphone. Miami’s urbanscape has been redefined in the past couple of decades by Arquitectonica’s “miami style” buildings. Some consider this architecture to be superficial or without substance but we can’t deny the impact on our metropolis. Every time I go by 500 Brickell Bay Condos, I have to snap a photo to capture an intriguing angle of the building that always gets people commenting.
A project requires three “legs” for successful completion: time, quality and money. Otherwise, it’s like fixing again and again a crookedy stool. So, where’s the free WiFi? If you have it, don’t tell the residents of Orchard Park. WiFi there is not on the menu. Here’s the problem. This system was designed eons ago, or [...]
Once again the Miami Herald doesn’t have their facts straight or a clue about what they’re talking about. Which of course has never prevented them from going about printing it anyway. In a May 17 editorial (“Miami needs new facility for big conventions”), the paper lauds Tampa for its selection by the Republican National Committee [...]
Recently, the Historical Museum of Southern Florida unveiled their new name and shared their plans for a new direction. Now called HistoryMiami this premier cultural institution will continue to commit to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history. Guests can consult the extensive comprehensive collections dedicated to the rich culture of this area as well [...]
The arrival of a new local film festival should be something to celebrate, yet another opportunity to witness the latest cinematic treasures in the company of equally enthusiastic cinephiles. But DocMiami, which unspools Memorial Day weekend at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa, has awoken the inner skeptic who lies beneath my cheery movie buff exterior, and he’s in a foul [...]
A Whole Lot More Than You Might’ve Imagined Seems the song was wrong after all. War is good for more than “absolutely nothing.” Hell, the same-named band that sang the same-named song is testament to that fact. And we need not mention the slew of similarly sentimented songs, let alone the multitude of movies or [...]
Have you ever had sex with someone the first time you met them? If so, did it lead to a relationship? This was a tricky question that caused most men to think long and hard (no pun intended) before giving an accurate answer. What was the verdict? All but one person in two different cities [...]
Zuma, Zuma, Zuma! London’s award-winning restaurant, Zuma officially opened at EPIC Hotel and Residences this week, its first location in America, bringing its internationally acclaimed style of modern Japanese cuisine to downtown. The brainchild of German chef Rainer Becker, Zuma offers sophisticated Japanese cuisine in an informal Japanese dining style called Izakaya. Becker honed his skills [...]