The opening lines of Goldfinger (1959) by Ian Fleming are as follows: “James Bond, with two double bourbons inside him, sat in the final departure lounge of Miami Airport and though about life and death.”
We’ve all been there, James. We’ve all been there.
Once upon a time, 80,000 years ago, a 12-foot fish ate a four-foot fish. Then disaster struck. Enter the Curious Vault to follow the journey of an incredible Matryoshka doll of fish fossils from the Kansas plains, to the Smithsonian, to its Miami home at The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.
Florida voters overwhelmingly passed Amendment 1 to conserve and buy land to restore the Everglades. The original plan may be our best hope against sea level rise. Nathaniel Sandler asks why the state legislature is screwing it up.
If you want to party after 2 a.m. on Ocean Drive, you’ll soon have to head inside. Nathaniel Sandler lays out a case for why Miami Beach’s new ban on late-night drink sales sidewalk cafés is short-sighted and superfluous.
A book for the Miami Beach Centennial was scrapped last week and the city historian fired because his book showed a bit too much of the city’s underbelly. Nathaniel Sandler argues that part of what makes Miami Beach great — and lovably weird — are the stories no one wants told, and he offers a trip through a few little-known and shadier tales of sunny Miami Beach.