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.
There is an array of costumes to expect on Halloween—some may be typical while others are not. SFNS asked students this week about the weirdest Halloween costumes they have seen. For Emily Alles, a 19-year-old hospitality student, it was her friend who wore a black tie with no shirt and
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
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
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
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
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
On June 9, Tiki, a soft keel-billed toucan, escaped Flamingo Gardens in Davie. Michael Ruggieri, Director of Animal Care, said that a keeper opened the door of Tiki’s cage and accidentally bent over to grab a bucket from the ground, giving Tiki full access to fly over her head.
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.
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