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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 …

Pussy Riot Brings 'No Bullsh-t' Human Rights Tour to U.S.

Pussy Riot Brings 'No Bullsh-t' Human Rights Tour to U.S.

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Maria Alyokhina doesn’t speak fluent English, but she knew the word was wrong as soon as it left her translator’s mouth. The now world-renowned activist and member of Pussy Riot leaned over to the translator and in a thick Russian

Aquaponics: Are Fish the Future of Organic Farming?

Aquaponics: Are Fish the Future of Organic Farming?

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Parcs Holman speaks with a rambling conviction about the mechanics and advantages of aquaponics. “It’s totally the future,” he says. “You’re growing hundreds of pounds of food a year for a fraction of the water and power.” Aquaponics, the growing

Google Doodle Competition for Kids Comes With Interactive Twist

Google Doodle Competition for Kids Comes With Interactive Twist

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Google is once again encouraging kids to submit a logo design for its Doodle 4 Google contest, but this year the selected winner will see their work animated and interactive on the homepage.

Just as Google Doodles sometimes feature

Is There Any Truth to the Story of Castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga?

Is There Any Truth to the Story of Castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga?

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Sometime in late 2012, Jose Salvador Alvarenga set off from Mexico on what was supposed to be a day-long sea voyage in the Pacific Ocean to catch a few sharks. But instead of a quick return home, he washed up