Category : Miami News Times

Michael Mina 74: Fancy Food, Nightclub Vibe

Michael Mina 74 might remind you of a nightclub. Lingering behind the ivory counter in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach lobby, a leggy hostess in a tiny red dress is the restaurant’s gatekeeper. She subtly eyes you and then escorts you downstairs, her black heels clacking on the marble steps….

Michael Mina Lists His Five Favorite Restaurants in Miami

To say Michael Mina knows good food is an understatement. Last year, the Egyptian-born chef was named to the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America. He owns 20 restaurants across the nation, including the Michelin-starred Michael Mina in San Francisco. His empire encom…

New Videogame: Burmese Pythons in the Everglades

You know you’re in trouble when your only defender is a company named “Bigglesworth.”

Welcome to the sordid existence of South Florida’s most hated species: the Burmese python. This creature is so hated that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission last year assembled a ragta…

Racecar Drivers Don and Bill Whittington: Drug Smugglers and CIA Helpers?

Don Whittington charged up to a desk inside a gargantuan Fort Lauderdale warehouse built from blue corrugated metal. He was seething. “You’re a bitch,” he hissed at the receptionist.

Then, the five-foot-11 Whittington, who was once a championship racecar driver before earning an 18-month …

Reader Mail: Thomas Kramer Is a Good Person

So That’s What It Does!

And it ain’t good: A great read with equally great art (“The Politely Evil Empire,” Pete Kotz, January 30). People, don’t let your children grow up to become members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. gumsandals

Then again, what would …

A Grand Freakout in A Field in England

A grim and hilarious hallucination in monochrome, Ben Wheatley’s small-budget historical freak-out A Field in England ticks madly between unities-honoring classical drama, language-drunk existentialism, cock-brandishing Elizabethan ribaldry, and the muskets-and-sorcery madness of so…

Skinny Puppy on Being Used for Torture at Guantánamo Bay

Deep in the bowels of Guantánamo Bay, extreme bass music rumbles from Bazooka speakers as federal agents use the music of Skinny Puppy to torture prisoners. It’s a fact that has been confirmed by the pioneering industrial band, and that inspired its latest album, Weapon.

Assassins: Bold Musical About Presidential Killers

Legend has it that at the end of Edwin S. Porter’s pioneering 1903 short film The Great Train Robbery, when an actor playing a bandit points his gun directly into the camera and fires, many moviegoers were scared out of their wits. The medium was too new for a camera

Stranger by the Lake Studies Male Hook-Up Culture

For more than two decades, Alain Guiraudie has been unrivaled in depicting desires that upend convention, whether homo or hetero. In the comedy The King of Escape (2009), for instance, a middle-aged gay man falls in love with a 16-year-old girl; the film ends with an all-male gerontophilic…

Bad Haircut Hurts Model's Career

Love may be “an ever-fixed mark/That looks on tempests and is never shaken,” as the Bard once wrote. But beauty is a fickle bitch.

That’s a lesson Kerri Aultman now knows all too well. The model normally keeps her hair dyed dark, with short sides and a long, stylish swoop in