First “For Reel Film Festival” fights autism in the film industry

A festival featuring low-budget independent films created by local South Florida filmmakers screened late last month focused, organizers said, on increasing awareness of autism in the industry. The inaugural "For Real Film Festival" opened on Sept. 30 at the Scottish Rite Temple in Miami, a collaborative effort by For Real Pictures and Native Media. 

2019-02-04T12:41:16+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Export, Lifestyle|

Popcorn Frights Celebrates Wicked Weekend

For long-time horror fan Jason Sheppard, coming across the film festival called Popcorn Frights in 2015 changed the way he experienced horror films in South Florida. The event, which took place last weekend, is one of the largest genre-based festivals in the southeastern United States. It the past three years, organizers say they have

2018-10-08T13:57:22+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

Coffee Shop Talk: Kat Von D’s Instagram controversy

Kat Von D’s beauty brand has received some backlash in the last two weeks over an Instagram post that was perceived as racist by some followers. Von D, initially known for tattoo artistry, has been accused of being anti-semitic in the past. In 2007, after being fired from the show "Miami Ink," she allegedly

2018-10-04T21:40:32+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

City of North Miami Beach celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with TimbaLive

The city of North Miami Beach collaborated with a Miami-based salsa band to honor a month-long cultural celebration. Barbara Kramer, city commissioner of North Miami Beach, plans annual events for the community to celebrate their cultures. For Hispanic Heritage Month, the city and her acquired TimbaLive to play at Julius

2018-09-24T21:05:28+00:00 September 23rd, 2018|Arts & Culture, Video/Audio|

Coffee Shop Talk: Maluma album cover controversy

Maluma, the Colombian reggaeton singer, has received a significant amount of pushback in the last few weeks about his latest album cover. This is not the first time the singer has been accused of being sexist. In 2016 a petition was started on Change.org to remove his song "Cuatro Babys" from digital platforms because

2018-10-03T12:59:52+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Music|

FIU students receive free admission Tuesday to Brazilian film fest

FIU students will receive free admission to the Brazilian Film Festival Monday and Tuesday. BRAFF, held at various venues in Miami and Miami Beach,  is now in its 22nd year. It started on Sept. 14 and runs through Sept. 23. According to organizers, BRAFF has created a vast cultural exchange, enhancing the identity of the

2018-09-19T11:31:32+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

Coral Gables attracts locals and tourists with umbrella project [Video]

Coral Gables wants to become South Florida’s newest art destination and they are doing it by stringing 720 colorful umbrellas above Giralda Plaza. The Coral Gables Community Foundation collaborated with the city of Coral Gables and Portugal-based art company, Sextafeira, to attract locals and tourists to the city.

2018-08-20T11:21:12+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Video/Audio|

Books & Books owner looks to UK for latest adaptation project

Resting in the English Channel, the small island of Guernsey is the center stage for a post-World War II love story that will be premiering on Netflix in August, the latest adaptation effort by Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan.  “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Anne Barrow and Mary Ann Shaffer

2019-02-04T12:41:26+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Export, Lifestyle|