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Miami Art Week is just around the corner. We’re cleansing and getting in some extra Z’s in prep for a week of art shows, great parties, dope live music and… all the traffic 😩.

Our own Basel Bible will be coming out next week with tips on parties, art and music so you can #BaselLikeYouLiveHere. And just so you know, it isn’t all just parties you can’t afford to get into unless you know someone. The local art and music turn up, too.

So we want to know: How do you Basel? Got pro tips for first-timers? And what info do you need from us to make the most of one of the biggest weeks in Miami? Tell us here.


Still standing. Stiltsville, Miami’s iconic cluster of shacks that stand on concrete pilings offshore, escaped Hurricane Irma relatively unscathed. The storm did some damage to the docks and roofs, but all of the structures are salvageable and should be reopen early next year for daily rentals. (Miami Herald)

O-M-WHEEEEEE! Aventura Mall is getting a facelift: a 315,000-square-foot wing with new shops and a new food hall. Oh yeah, and a nine-story tall slide, which should be open in a few weeks. (Miami.com)

Speak no evil. Conspiracy theorist and former FAU professor James Tracy — the guy who notably argued that the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax — has a federal free speech case set to begin today. He claims that the university fired him for his personal beliefs posted to his blog, but FAU’s Vice Provost says he was terminated for failure to comply with policy. (Sun Sentinel)

Too damn high. Rent in Little Haiti has gone up by a whopping 13 percent in the last quarter, tying it with Gladeview for the biggest increase. Now, a one-bedroom apartment in Little Haiti carries a median monthly price tag of $1,300. (Miami New Times)

Rx to OD. Crooked doctors across Florida are churning out opioid prescriptions, turning a blind eye to the possibly fatal consequences in favor of earning quick cash. Miami New Times has an in-depth report on how these docs are — maybe literally — getting away with murder.

Price cut. Rapper Birdman has reduced the price of his 20,000-square-foot mansion by about $3 million. Now it’s listed at $16.9 million, making it only the fifth most expensive house for sale on Palm Island. (Curbed Miami)

Count him out. Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo says he’ll vote against any congressional spending proposal that doesn’t include support for Dreamers. He made the announcement at a panel held by the IMPAC Fund, the local org launched by uber-rich GOP donor Mike Fernandez in response to Trump’s immigration policies. (Miami Herald)

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