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Suzanne Koptur – Plant Ecologist [Audio Slideshow]

Suzanne Koptur is a plant ecologist, conservation biologist and a professor at Florida International University. She studies the breeding systems of captive Milkweed Vines to better understand how they reproduce with one another. She self-pollinates them in the on-campus greenhouse. She strives to make people aware of the importance of interactions between plants and animals. — Janel Rizzo for Prof. Susan Jacobson — ...

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Miami millennials renting far longer than their parents [Video]

Younger people in South Florida are purchasing homes at a much lower rate than their parents did, leaving many to rent for far longer than they would like. This is partly because the jobs they have pay far less. According to the U.S. Census, millennials make about $2,000 less than people who were their age in 1980. — Produced and ...

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Photo illustration by Maria Gil / SFNS. Images courtesy Luis Garcia and the Miami Book Fair.

FIU to be represented at Miami Book Fair

Two former Florida International University students are scheduled to speak at the 34th annual Miami Book Fair. The book fair, held at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, is an annual weeklong festival that brings together sellers, readers and stay-at-home adventurers to a corner of Miami to celebrate their love of language. It started Nov. 12. “Every room, nook and ...

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A plane damaged by Hurricane Andrew. (Photo courtesy of Barry Fellman)

“Hurricane” tears through Miami Book Fair

The 34th annual Miami Book Fair officially kicked off on Sunday with the help of a photo exhibition focused on a specific part of the damage caused by Hurricane Andrew. Adjacent to the main stage hangs a series of six photographs mounted on light gray canvases. Each photograph contains brightly colored images of planes and hangars that fell to the ...

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Man with tattoo. (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Villain Arts tattoo convention comes to Wynwood [Video]

Villain Arts has hosted tattoo conventions for the last 17 years, at 14 locations nationwide, but last weekend was its first in Wynwood. Owner Troy Timpel decided to bring the event to Miami after attending Art Basel about two years ago. “What makes this event special is the amazing tattoo artists from all over the world,” he said. By Victoria ...

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Coral Gables Art Cinema celebrates 20 years of “Harry Potter”

Harry Potter themed festivities in honor of the series’ 20th anniversary began last weekend at the Coral Gables Art Cinema. On Saturday the cinema began with an 11 a.m. showing of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” All seven films will be shown in the next few weeks on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. Albert Bell attended the movie ...

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Elaborate face painting is a defining characteristic of dancers participating in the celebration of Dia de Los Muertos.

Dia de los muertos in Miami [Photo Essay]

History Miami Museum and the Mexican Consulate celebrated Dia de los Muertos on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican tradition that honors the dead through lively festivities. During the celebration, guests painted their own sugar skull and viewed an altar created by the Instituto Cultural de Mexico. Guests were also able to taste authentic Mexican food and ...

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Behind the Byline: Victoria Salas

Welcome to the latest edition of “Behind the Byline.” This week, we speak to Victoria Salas about the story behind her story “Entre’Acte Theatrix shines spotlight on novice actors.” — Interview by Catherine Guzman, production by Charlotte Alba, South Florida News Service

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Former Ranger helps fellow vets through firearms instruction [Video]

Transitioning out of the military and into the civilian world can be very difficult for many people. U.S. Army Ranger Jon Dufresne said he decided to help himself and other veterans by becoming a firearms instructor and consultant that focuses on his former comrades. — Charlotte Alba, South Florida News Service   

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Promocional de Cinema Venezuela

Risas, historia y censura llegan a Miami con Cinema Venezuela

La Ciudad del Sol recibe otra temporada de cine venezolano actual con Cinema Venezuela. La muestra cinematográfica arriba a su tercer año con una importante selección de películas en el Koubek Center, del 9 al 12 de noviembre. Cinema Venezuela inaugura sus jornadas de cine con la proyección de la cinta “Desde allá”, en la noche de este jueves. De ...

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