Category : Miami News Times

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….

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 …

That Awkward Moment, a Surprisingly Good Dude-Bro Version of Sex and the City

While our ingenues scurry toward teen best sellers and David O. Russell flicks, here’s the next generation of talented leading men swaggering into a dude-bro Sex and the City.

At night, best friends played by Zac Efron, Miles Teller, and Michael B. Jordan — aka the player, t…

Gloria Looks for Love at a Certain Age

We’ve entered an age in which people have no idea how old they are. Fifty-year-olds lament, “I still feel 30 in my mind,” and sometimes dress like it. Some 30-year-olds may cling to the destructive habits of their 20s, but plenty more march dutifully into full-on family-and-career- building mode,…

Labor Day, Starring Brolin and Winslet, Takes Too Much Work to Believe

Quick, somebody check Jason Reitman’s house to see if the real man has been turned into dust by a body snatcher. Though his name is on the poster, it’s impossible to believe that the sardonic boy wonder of Juno, Thank You for Smoking, and Young Adult would direct this stilted…

Miami Springs Reporter Unable to Work After Affair Spawns Restraining Orders

Wally Clark swears it was a million-dollar idea. The bespectacled man with big ears, a bald head, and a trim figure scrolls through the 10,000 pornographic snapshots he took of his wife cavorting with his best friend. Sure, Clark had nudged the two of them together — but it was