Category : Miami News Times

Former Taz's Angels Model Whose iPhone Was Hacked Sues to Find Culprit

Iesha Crespo has most recently appeared in Drake’s music videos and the HBO series with Mark Wahlberg, Ballers, but the 23-year-old got her start with Taz’s Angels, a mysterious girl gang modeled after Charlie’s Angels. Its leader, Michael “Taz” Williams, puts a group of five women up in a…

The Monuments Men Stumbles in Its Storytelling

Art may not be more important than human lives. But on the list of things that mean something to human lives, across centuries, it ranks pretty high. That’s what’s so compelling about the story of the Monuments Men, a group of people from 13 nations who volunteered to protect cultural

Keon Hardemon Saves a Civil Rights Icon

Three months ago, a long-delayed plan to add a youth center and make other much-needed improvements to Charles Hadley Park in Liberty City was on life support. The Miami City Commission had set aside $40 million in 2005 to fix up Hadley as well as Overtown’s Gibson Park, which was

Wynwood's Murals Transform the Neighborhood

Every December, hundreds of artists converge on Wynwood in the weeks before Art Basel Miami Beach. With spray paint, a few bucks from building owners, and determination to display their brilliance, these artists transform the city of Miami’s former garment district. In recent years, these masters…

Last of the Unjust: A Shoah Followup Lays Bare a Survivor's Story

Claude Lanzmann built Shoah, his nine-hour, 1985 Holocaust documentary, from more than 350 hours of footage — interviews, staged scenes, silent European landscapes as seen from a passing train, their secrets reborn in tender shades of green. One interview, with the only surviving for…

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….

"BOG-MIA" at Locust: Flower Trade Unmasked

In just a few days, more than 670 million roses and other buds will enter the Port of Miami for Valentine’s Day. They will make their way to florists and other retailers across the country in one of the busiest weeks for the international flower trade.

It takes about two weeks

Thomas Kramer, SoBe Millionaire, Likely Bankruptcy-Bound

Real-estate developer Thomas Kramer was once worth $100 million. The German-born bad boy was a South Beach pioneer and a stalwart of the party scene in the 1990s. Lately, he has suffered severe financial problems, the result of a $244 million Swiss court judgment against him.

Now he has t…

Aftermath Exposes Poland's Reluctance to Face Its Dark Past

“We won’t make the world a better place, but at least we won’t make it worse,” says Franciszek Kalina (Ireneusz Czop) to his younger brother, J√≥zef (Maciej Stuhr), near the climax of Wladyslaw Pasikowski’s Aftermath. That stark cynicism permeates Pasikowski’s unsettling histo…

Twin Musicians Say They're Bob Marley's Grandsons

Two things are immediately apparent upon meeting Rasue and Rasheeb Pinnock. First, they bear an uncanny resemblance to Stephen Marley, the son of musical legend Bob Marley and a five-time Grammy winner in his own right. Second: They look absolutely, unbelievably stoned. The 22-year-old, glassy-ey…