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Lenny Cooke: From Basketball Wunderkind to Ordinary Guy

Ordinary life comes to look like a humiliation in the late reels of Lenny Cooke, yet another heartbreaker of a doc in which a compelling basketball story powers a discomfiting examination of a crisis facing young American men, so many of whom are encouraged to develop skills and interests …

The Four Good Things in I, Frankenstein

There are four good things we can say about I, Frankenstein, another muscles-and-rubble comic book adaptation just un-terrible enough not to alienate its core audience, yet never consistently grand or surprising enough to win over anyone else.

First, Aaron Eckhart brings it, scowli…

Locall's Organic Growth in SoBe Sells Only Local Produce

Locall’s Organic Growth, a fruit and vegetable shop in South Beach, is tiny. Owner Kirsten Hartburg prefers it that way. “It’s a small space because we keep our produce fresh. Everything here is picked in the morning,” she says.

At her quaint store, which opened in December in the …

Dance to the Big Screen

Culturally speaking, Miami keeps getting better. More people are checking out more events, and the latter seem to get more creative as well. For instance, the inaugural ScreenDance Miami Film Festival, produced by Tigertail Productions, running Thursday through Sunday. Intended to highlight t…

Lorenzo: Showbiz on SoBe

Sitting on the front porch at Lorenzo in South Beach on a bright afternoon, a crew of reality TV stars bickers in French. They reek of cologne and spray-on tan. The leader, a stern man with slick hair and a crisp button-down shirt, looks like a portly Bruce Jenner. His

Lash the Lakers

This is it, the match up NBA fans have been dying to see. Two of the NBA’s most popular teams, on the NBA’s spotlight weeknight game. Our hometown Miami Heat versus the Los Angeles Lakers, featuring a star-studded lineup of… Jodie Meeks? Nick Young? Xavier Henry?

Miami Company Launches Cyber Attack on Syrian Rebels

A cross rebel-held Syria last September, an innocuous-seeming image of a man kissing a woman flashed across computer screens. It prompted curiosity and clicks. But as rebels soon learned, the image was actually a virus, and they’d just infected their computers. For months, as Syria descended deep…

Prostitutes Steal Millions and Walk Free

Scott Rosen thought he had sealed the deal when the pretty blond 20-something got up to use the bathroom. The 55-year-old with a receding hairline and freshly pressed shirt downed a $12 vodka cranberry as he waited for his target to slink back to the wicker sofa he occupied on

Reader Mail: The First 48 and Scandal

Taking a Bite Out of The First 48

Grab your pitchfork: How much do the producers of The First 48 generate from this show (“The False 48,” Terrence McCoy, January 16)? And they declined to pay, or rather donate, $10,000 for the benefit of children in these neigh…

Big Bad Wolves: A Brutal Israeli Exploitation Flick

The publicity campaign for Big Bad Wolves, a nasty little revenge thriller from Israeli filmmakers Navot Papushado and Aharon Keshales, quotes Quentin Tarantino’s decree that it’s the “best film of the year.” Tarantino saw Big Bad Wolves at last year’s Busan Film Festival, wh…