The truth is out: Miami might actually be the next Atlantis

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Cool Travel on Thursday 12 September 2013

According to Rolling Stone, Miami is the next Atlantis. Within the coming century, America’s playground will sink beneath the ocean and be consumed by chaos. As the story goes, the next big hurricane will completely wipe out the city, leaving the city bankrupt, desolate, and strewn with empty cars caught in the flood as their occupants attempted to escape to Orlando.

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Lifeguard towers on Miami beaches

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 31 July 2013

So it wasn’t that long ago that we found these classical sculptures by Leo Caillard terribly amusing. His other photography project — featuring lifeguard towers on Miami beaches looking somewhat desolate against sands and seas — makes for a gorgeous collection too.

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Brian Osborne’s art references the colours of 1980s Miami

Julie Gillrie Reader Find

By Julie Gillrie in New Art on Wednesday 12 December 2012

Brian Osborne’s style of art and clothing uses a variety of brightly colored geometric shapes that seem to be taken straight out of an 80s Miami color palette. Although most of his work channels the 80’s in color and style, Osborne brings a modern twist to his ideas. His pieces, like his personality and energy, bring life to the senses, and definitely demand a second look.

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New York City: a tribute

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By Yuzima Philip in Cool Travel on Saturday 15 October 2011

U2 recorded a song called New York on their All That You Can’t Leave Behind LP, and another one after 9/11. I recorded my own tribute, We Rock for NY, in 2008. The city built on industry, money, power, wealth inequality, artistry, can be seen as a microcosm of the world. New York today is a completely different city than 40 years ago, with a new mix of people.

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Feverpops popsicles from an eco-friendly truck in Miami

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Eco on Thursday 9 June 2011

Popsicles and summer: a perfect combination. In Florida, the land of endless summer, a husband and wife duo brings this unadulterated treat to the streets, where they serve their Feverpops from a sleek, eco-friendly ‘truck’ to in-the-know kids of all ages.

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Art gallery meets bistro at Miami’s Wynwood Kitchen & Bar

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Wednesday 30 March 2011

Miami’s up-and-coming arts district got a little bit cooler last year with the opening of Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, an art gallery-meets-bistro-meets-watering hole that has Miami hipsters swooning. Built inside an old warehouse, Wynwood has a sleek, minimalist look that provides a perfect backdrop for the art on display. An 11-foot-high sculpture of a rainbow-hued man greets guests upon entry, and murals by Shepard Fairey — better known for creating that iconic HOPE poster featuring Barack Obama — adorn the walls.

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Augustina Woodgate

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 23 March 2011

Miami-based artist Augustina Woodgate made some super awesome rugs out of the skins of stuffed animals.

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Typoe’s Confetti Death installation piece

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Art on Wednesday 12 January 2011

Miami-based street artist Typoe makes the act of vomiting look good in his latest installation piece, Confetti Death. It features a buoyant skull which appears to be puking out a stream of infinite spray can caps.

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Mermaid Sea Salt Toffee

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 1 June 2010

Want a little Jack Daniel’s with that toffee? Well, say no more. From Miami-based Mermaid Sea Salt Toffee comes sweet — sometimes spiked, but always clever — toffee treats. What starts as an organic, buttery blend of goodness is pimped out with ingredients from curry powder and fennel seeds to rum and Baileys Irish Cream.

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Josh Cochran at Neon Monster

Ilana Kohn Reader Find

By Ilana Kohn in New Events on Monday 14 December 2009

As such a fan of New York illustrator Josh Cochran’s work, I was excited to discover that he has several limited edition prints, as well as t-shirts, alongside artists Dalek — a Lost At E Minor contributor — and Rueben Rude available through Neon Monster – an online, and brick and mortar art and design […]

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Bill Orcutt

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Music on Tuesday 1 December 2009

Bill Orcutt, erstwhile member of Miami noise-punk outfit Harry Pussy, just released a solo record called A New Way to Pay Old Debts on which he plays improvised, four-string guitar pieces. It will destroy you the way Allen Ginsberg’s ‘Howl’ probably destroyed the first people who heard or read it.

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Sizzling Stone at Miami’s Stone Grill 95

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Cool Travel on Friday 27 November 2009

Move over fondue, there’s a new star at the table: a sizzling, hot lava rock. That’s right. At Stone Grill 95 in Miami, while diners lounge on red leather benches, waiters carry blistering lava on massive wooden boards to each table.

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Miami’s Cheeseme

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 26 August 2009

When you’re struck with that drunken hunger after a big night out, there are few things more satisfying than a massive, oozing, greesey, buttery, grilled cheese sandwich. Apropos then that Cheeseme — a new late night grilled cheese bar — has just opened its doors in South Beach, Miami.

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Miami’s Common Machine media collective

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in Video on Monday 27 July 2009

Common Machine is a hot new media collective of artists, editors, filmmakers, photographers and producers. Based in Miami, with key collaborators in New York, the studio is headed by Brett O’Bourke, an award-winning journalist turned documentary producer who has since focused on producing web-based niche entertainment for corporate clients. Several Common Machine projects will be hitting the internets in the coming months, including […]

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Photographing Jenna

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Photography on Monday 5 January 2009

Tiana Markova’s fascinating fly-on-the-wall account of a day in the life of a high class prostitute, Jenna, is tastefully done yet provocatively revealing. Jenna’s captions provide the detail to accompany each shot. Of the photo above, she says: ‘Unpacking at the hotel in Miami. I couldn’t wait to take off my clothes and walk around naked! I hate winter almost more than anything’.

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