‘Young people’ shaped views of body modification

Though tattoos were once taboo, GOA Exotic Tattoo and Piercing owner Franz Nieto says young people are the reason for the change in views of tattoos and piercings. Nieto, who has been a tattoo artist for 20 years and has another tattoo parlor in Bogota, Colombia, opened GOA in Sweetwater six years ago. Today, he

2017-02-20T11:37:56+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

Neal Shusterman gives insight on newest novel “Scythe”

Fresh off the press comes a new novel from New York Times best-selling author Neal Shusterman, renowned author of the “Unwind” dystology. This new novel is named “Scythe,” the first of a new trilogy dubbed “Arc of a Scythe.” Shusterman conceived the idea and theme for this novel after the death of his mother in

2017-02-19T14:33:49+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

David Pearson reminisces on his time with JFK in Coral Gables

Longtime Miami public relations agent David Pearson has self-published a memoir that provides a snapshot into his career and Miami’s history during the mid-20th century. Pearson presented his new memoir, “JFK and Bobby, Arnie and Jack … and David,” on Feb. 12 at Books and Books in Coral Gables. His audience included some of Pearson’s

2017-02-22T10:37:35+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Pickups|

[Video] Inside the world of South Florida’s drag queens

South Florida’s drag community, according to two drag queens, is an incredibly supportive one. Stavros Stavrakis, known as Athena Dion, and Alex Velez, known as TP Lords, share their insights, including a few places to catch a good show, some quick drag etiquette and some insider tips about the scene in general. By Cassandra Cabal and

2018-08-07T18:00:04+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Arts & Culture, Award Winners, Lifestyle, Roundups, Video/Audio|

Never drab, always a queen: Wilton Manors’ “Lady GUY”

The Manor Complex in Wilton Manors is one of the hottest LGBT nightclubs in Broward County, and at its heart is Lady GUY. Every Friday and Saturday night at The Manor for the past five years, Guy Tomasello dons his 6-inch heels, bright wigs, oversize glasses and transforms into one of the area's best-known drag

2016-11-04T17:08:44+00:00 October 27th, 2016|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Pickups|

Wynwood’s Ideobox features mentally ill artists

In the back of the Ideobox art space in Wynwood are 20 works that include photography, photo collage and photo object sculptures, created by artists here and abroad living with mental illness. The exhibition is called Visionaries of the Light, presented by the SaludArte Foundation and National Art Exhibitions of the Mentally Ill. “It integrates

2016-10-27T10:02:06+00:00 October 27th, 2016|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

Margaret Kurtzman on a mission to make Pinecrest squeaky clean

Similar to dozens of Pinecrest residents, Margaret Kurtzman makes routine of walking along the canal on Red Road. But instead of two-pound weights and Beats headphones, she grips a white plastic trash bag, pausing every few paces to reach for empty bottles scattered across the damp grass. “When I was in England, they were advertising

2016-10-27T12:57:10+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, News, Politics|

Clothing line created to keep brother’s memory alive [Video]

Driving home from school in October 2015, Mason Storm Apple died in a motorcycle accident in St. Petersberg. The death left the family, including his younger brother, heartbroken. But  London Apple,  determined to keep his brother's memory alive, created a clothing line that, he said, represented who Mason Apple was as a person. -- Charlotte Alba, South

2017-11-10T12:58:52+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Video/Audio|

Miami couple thrives while running Spanish-language publishing house

When a young couple in Miami decided to create an independent publishing company, printing works exclusively in Spanish, almost everyone told them they were crazy. But in 2012, Dago Sasiga and Greity Gonzalez ignored that advice and started La Pereza Ediciones with just $400. They said it was the best decision of their lives. Today,

2019-02-04T12:44:37+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Arts & Culture, Business, Export, Lifestyle, News, Pickups|

Passion flower sculptures about to bloom in Coral Gables

Two flower-like sculptures on Segovia Street, one more than 30-feet high, are scheduled to be unveiled this summer, the first public artwork commissioned by Coral Gables since the 1920s. The majority of the funding for the art installation, or $1 million, was provided by the city's Neighborhood Renaissance Program. Another $40,000 was given by the

2016-06-30T18:37:28+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, News, Politics|