History/Culture

Documentary Night at Paragon Theater

Documentary Night at Paragon Theater

Warm up for December’s Miami Short Film Festival (MsFF) at Paragon Theater’s monthly Documentary Night, taking place this Wednesday, August 27, 2014 frmo 7:30pm to 10:00PM. The night of shorts will pack 5 documentaries by different filmmakers and cover a variety of topics in their short lengths.They include Skule Eriksen’s Fjord, Roger Villarroya’s Palindrome, Evan Abramson’s Carbon for Water, […]

Miami Facts: Treasure Hunters

Miami Facts: Treasure Hunters

If you’re spending time on Miami’s beautiful beaches, you’ve most likely witnessed a few serious treasure hunters combing the sands. Well, turns out that they might not be that crazy after all. Actually, historically, Miami was a popular place for pirates to visit and bury their treasure. Famous pirates such as Gasparilla, Blackbeard and Lafitte were […]

December 2012 The Wordy Girl By Miami Fashion Blogger Maria

Storytime for grownups: Get your geek on

by Nicole Loughan Geek culture has become chic and with it, geeky reading. The evidence is clear; open reading of sword and sorcery fantasy like “Game of Thrones” and comic book based shows going main stream like “The Walking Dead.” Geek culture is hot right now, need more proof one of the most popular shows on T.V. “The […]

Miami Facts: Double Digit Days

Miami Facts: Double Digit Days

While you may have guessed that Miami has never reached a “single digit” temperature, did you know that a triple digit temperature is only on record ONCE!  While many people associate Miami with extreme heat, only on July 21, 1942 did Miami hit 100°F. The coldest day on record is February 3, 1917 at a freezing cold 27º F.

Miami Facts: The World’s Largest Hurricane Proof Windows

Miami Facts: The World’s Largest Hurricane Proof Windows

Herzog & de Meuron’s design for the new PAMM building is highly responsive to the city’s climate and the needs of a young, rising art museum. A central theme to the building is a blending of the indoor and outdoor environment, said to be inspired by a trip to Miami’s historic Stiltsville. Yet, despite an abundance of sunshine […]

Celebrate Independence! Miami’s 4th of July Guide

Celebrate Independence! Miami’s 4th of July Guide

Fireworks South Beach 10th Street Beach over the Atlantic Ocean Traffic along the busy Ocean Drive strip from 5-15th Street is diverted for the holiday to create a safer street party atmosphere and travelers and locals gather on the shore and at sidewalk cafes near 10th Street to get a front row seat to all […]

Two Thumbs Up for Miami Film Month

Two Thumbs Up for Miami Film Month

With the film industry continuing to grow and position itself as one of the destination’s strongest brand pillars, Greater Miami has become synonymous with spectacular art cinemas and unique film festivals. During June, enjoy $8 films at participating art cinemas, click here for details. Plus, you can enter to win a seat for you and a guest […]

10 Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Miami

10 Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Miami

Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the classic underdog story. The holiday commemorates the Mexican triumph over a much larger French army in the battle of Puebla way back in 1862. The Mexicans numbered 2,000, the French had 6,000 soldiers. Some historians say that if the French had won, the American Civil War might not have gone […]

Buddha Fest Miami

Buddha Fest Miami

Last Saturday, April 5th, Tibetan Monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery joined spiritual leaders from ALL traditions — Jewish, Muslim, Hinduism, Catholic communities and area dignitaries — to chant prayers and hymns at the Buddha Fest Miami opening ceremony.  It signified the start to a week-long multicultural festival that will give the attendants/visitors a full range of spiritual […]

Discovering My-ami: Venetian Pool

Discovering My-ami: Venetian Pool

In most major cities, mention of a public pool recalls visions of a giant slap of concrete housing a lap pool overcrowded with screaming kids.   In Miami, however, we’re lucky to have access to one of the nicest public pools in the country (if not the nicest). Created in 1923 from a coral rock quarry, the Venetian Pool […]