Category : Miami News Times

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

Nipsey Hussle Discusses His Mixtape Crenshaw

There were two ways to procure rapper Nipsey Hussle‘s recent release Crenshaw: download a digital copy for the cost of nothing or pay $100 for one of 1,000 hard copies. But who the hell would buy a $100 album? Jay Z did. Well, more like Jay Z bought 100. And

Queens of the Stone Age at the Fillmore February 5

At this moment, Queens of the Stone Age is the best rock ‘n’ roll band on the planet.

A bold statement, sure. However, while there exist other artists with similar relevance and artistic integrity, no group so deeply embodies the spirit of the genre’s past while fighting to make fr…

Reader Mail: Thieving Prostitutes and WLRN

When Thieving Prostitutes Strike, You Respond

I’m not shedding any tears: Are we supposed to feel sorry for these rich guys who use their money to exploit women, when the women exploit them right back (“Fox Force Four,” Allie Conti, January 23)? They deserve each other. They…

Richard Sherman Stereotyped as a "Thug" by Sports Media

Richard Sherman is a success story. Born in Compton, California, he didn’t let his violent inner-city neighborhood chew him up. The Seattle Seahawks superstar scored 1400 on the SAT and graduated from high school with a 4.2 grade-point average, which earned him salutatorian status. His crowning a…