Miami Mini Maker Faire 2016 – bigger, better and looking to connect with you

If it seems like making and makers-related projects have been taking off in South Florida, it is through the concerted efforts of a few visionary individuals. Though the creative spark has never been absent from this community, there has been a serious lack in infrastructure for a makers’ culture to emerge. But that is changing with a growing assemblage of […]

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Check out Intercourse’s new track: “Pyramid Scheme​/​Friday the 13th (Pt. 2)”

Intercourse hails from Connecticut and it is the noise rock, hardcore punk outfit of documentarian Rick Ahmed. If the name rings a bell, it’s because Rick and his brother Gary are behind the upcoming LOAD documentary, Whiskey on Beer. With their footage already in the digital can and a trailer you can peep here, the Ahmed brothers will be looking […]

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Wine Review: Pourriture Noble 04: Tegernseerhof’s Terrassen Riesling Federspiel

The Noble Rot: a botrytis fungus (Botrytis cinerea) that infects various usually overripe wine grapes causing shriveling, which results in increased sugar and flavor content and is responsible for the characteristic flavor of sauternes and related wines. [Merriam-Webster]   Though small, the Wachau region of northern Austria is one of the more important Riesling growers in the Österreich. What’s that? […]

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Event review: Florida Grand Opera’s Norma, a flawless display of the bel canto

Opening this past (by South Florida standards) freezing Saturday night, the Florida Grand Opera’s Norma, one of the most taxing and demanding operas from the Italians, was as flawless a performance as one could wish for. Before anyone starts with the pedantic comparisons to Maria Callas or Joan Sutherland, I’d like to note that the role, though difficult vocally, depends […]

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Wine Review: Pourriture Noble 03: Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons’ Classique 2011 Vintage

The Noble Rot: a botrytis fungus (Botrytis cinerea) that infects various, usually overripe, wine grapes, causing shriveling, which results in increased sugar and flavor content and is responsible for the characteristic flavor of sauternes and related wines. [Merriam-Webster] There’s nothing nicer than opening a bottle with the old man on a Sunday afternoon. This delightful red blend, the “Classique 2011 […]

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Wine Review: Pourriture Noble 02: Notorious Pink’s Grenache Rosé

The Noble Rot: a botrytis fungus (Botrytis cinerea) that infects various usually overripe wine grapes causing shriveling which results in increased sugar and flavor content and is responsible for the characteristic flavor of sauternes and related wines. [Merriam-Webster] My dad got this bottle of Notorious Pink (no Biggie remarks ahead) from one of his work buddies and we did right […]

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Wine Review: Pourriture Noble 01: Georges Dubœuf’s Beaujolais Nouveau

The Noble Rot: a botrytis fungus (Botrytis cinerea) that infects various usually overripe wine grapes causing shriveling which results in increased sugar and flavor content and is responsible for the characteristic flavor of sauternes and related wines. [Merriam-Webster] Mankind has enjoyed wine since antiquity. And since mankind knows how to screw up a good thing, wine has had its ups […]

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Carta abierta a Noel “Chita” Sanvicente

Querido Noel Sanvicente, DT de la Vinotinto, hombre que a nivel futbolístico desempeñó buen papel en la historia nacional y internacional de sus clubes antepasados, el Caracas FC y el Zamora FC, hombre en que hoy día todos nosotros, los hinchas de la selección, ponemos nuestras ilusiones y sueños sobre el. Nosotros queremos quemarnos las sejas laburando como hüevones para […]

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Event Review: Florida Grand Opera’s The Barber of Seville a perfect balance of comedy and voice

The Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is celebrating its 75th year of operation, and for their 74th season they’ve opened with a spirited and revamped rendition of Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, a textbook example of the opera buffa and one of the most beloved and recognized works in the world. You might not know the plot; you might not […]

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