Book Review: ‘BLACKOUT’ Is The Miami Crime Novel We Have Been Waiting For

With BLACKOUT, the new novel in Alex Segura’s acclaimed Pete Fernandez Mystery series, new evidence in a cold case that’s haunted Pete throughout his life drags him back to his hometown of Miami. But as Pete and his partner Kathy Bentley delve deeper into the unsolved murder, they become entangled in Miami’s obsession with a charismatic and dangerous cult leader […]

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MOVIE NIGHT INSTANT SCREENING: Nevermind Citizen Kane… Here’s SWAMP APE!

It’s a real shame that Hollywood dismisses independent filmmakers because they’re not rich, elitist or “pretty” as them with their shitty facelifts and sag-away boob jobs. Any filmmaker worth a shit will tell you that it takes plenty of grit, know how and passion to tell a good story on zero budget utilizing art’s most expensive canvas. The film Swamp […]

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Record Review: The Holy Terrors – Live Six – 25th Anniversary Reissue

1992 was an interesting year in South Florida’s music history. The scene was large and prolific enough to afford stark divisions. The primary divide was between the mostly Miami-based contingent of punk rockers and weirdos and the mostly Broward-based “serious” would-be rock stars. The division was deep enough for noise guru Rat Bastard to design a flyer illustrating it. The […]

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Interview: Archie Comics’ Alex Segura talks Archie meets The Ramones, crime fiction, his love for hometown Miami and a long career in comics.

Alex Segura is a hometown boy done good. After cutting his teeth working for The Miami Herald, Alex took his life long love of comics and made the jump into that very industry, quickly becoming a professional and working with some the medium’s biggest publishers. Also an accomplished crime novelist, he has written two books in an on-going series.  Alex is one […]

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The life, death and afterlife of Caught Inside, one of Miami’s most beloved ’90s punk outfits

Hyperkinetic and exuberantly active in the South Florida punk scene during their brief but eventful tenure, the origins of Caught Inside can be traced back to a West Kendall group named Forehead comprised of vocalist Andy Malchiodi, bassist Justin Brackett, drummer Sidney Goldberger and guitarist John Moore. When Moore departed abruptly to form what would later become Out of Focus, […]

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Clarification on Yoel Romero’s controversial post-fight speech by a Miami native

It’s been a few days since Cuban Olympic silver gold medalist turned UFC middleweight contender Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero all but confirmed what many had been dreading since April: that fan favorite fighter Lyoto Machida has indeed lost a step and, since his style relies so heavily on reflexes and speed, his career is in steep decline. However, instead […]

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Interview: TV comedy Sunny City/Shady People lampoons pop culture in an accurate Miami

Anyone living in South Florida can tell you that there really are two Miamis. There’s the one people see all the time on television—the one where every house has an ocean-side view, all the houses are either mansions or pastel art deco throwbacks, the roadways are clear for as far as the eye can see and everything—everything—looks like South Beach […]

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UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano – Shortcut Predictions for the Entire Card

  I’m breaking protocol this time around: less pictures, stats, odds and… well, words. Here are my predictions for every fight at UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano, in five sentences or less per fight. MAIN CARD—Pay-Per-View—10PM/7PM ET|PT (C) “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey vs. #1 “Alpha” Cat Zingano – Were this to have occurred when it was originally scheduled two years ago, I’d […]

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The Young Musicians Organization Needs Your Help on Give Miami Day

Sammy Gonzalez is one of the most dedicated musicians in South Florida. Aside from his music career, Gonzalez is one of those few individuals who have put their money where their mouth is. A product of an after-school free music lesson program himself, Gonzalez is one of South Florida’s most distinguished guitarists and, for the last three years, he’s been […]

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Full Speed Ahead: A Review of Ronin Pro Wrestling’s 2nd Event

Back in late September, I wrote a preview for Ronin Pro Wrestling’s upcoming launch, calling it the shape of indie wrestling to come. The first event did not disappoint, with a great combination of talent in the locker room and special guests. With a talent pool and the dynamic team of Seth Gregg and Blake Chadwick doing commentary, they are set for success. […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Adam Matza “Refractions and Echoes”

Adam Matza is a composer of experimental electronic music based in South Florida. After working on projects with The Weeds and The Baboons, Matza has taken his solo-experimentalism to another level. This is done with a futuristic musical tool called… an iPad; or in this gentleman’s case, multiple iPads. By using sound altering and looping software he has been able to […]

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INTERVIEW: UK’s The Hip Priests Want to Fuck, Drink & Fuck You Up

Black Denim Blitz by The Hip Priests The Turbojugend way of life is pretty much non-existent in South Florida. The Miami chapter for example currently holds 7 members (yes, Turbojugends have chapters). My guess is that it’s way too cool a movement for such a flaky city like Miami. Don’t get me wrong, some people down here tear up some Turbonegro BUT that’s […]

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