Stories with 'art' tag

What’s next for the Miami film scene with Jonathan David Kane

Jonathan David Kane directed Papa Machete, a short documentary about the little-known Haitian art of machete fencing, that made its U.S. debut at the Sundance Film Festival this week. Kane is also Minister of Justice for Borscht Corp., arguably Miami’s weirdest and most well-known film collaborative. We caught up with Kane to ask him about making movies in Miami and what’s next for Miami filmmakers.

/ January 28, 2015


Black History Celebration

If you haven’t been yet you have to check out the YEELEN GALLERY at 54th and NW 3rd Ave. They’re always curating incredible shows (like this one with Chris Bosh) and events. We’re partnering up for their 11th Annual Black History Celebration honoring Marleine Bastien, Executive Director of FANM/Hatain Women of Miami. Come meet some […]

/ February 2, 2015


Meet Kenny Riches, Miami’s breakout indie filmmaker

Kenny Riches is the writer and director of “The Strongest Man,” a distinctly Miami film that debuted at Sundance this year and will have its east coast premiere during the Miami International Film Festival. With its quirky antiheroes, dark comedy, and a setting in a multilingual Miami removed from the glitz and glamor of most on-screen portrayals of the city, The Strongest Man has drawn comparisons to the films of Wes Anderson and the hipster classic “Napoleon Dynamite.” Meet the Miami writer/director who’s making big moves on the big screen.

/ March 3, 2015


20 years of Spam Allstars: A look back at one of Miami’s best bands

The Spam Allstars have been defining Miami’s music scene since 1995, blending classic Latin and Caribbean influences with fresh electronic experimentation in a distinctly Miami mélange that has made them popular the world over and made them our city’s quintessential local band. Get to know these great musicians, learn their backstory, and celebrate 20 years of Spam at an anniversary concert on March 25.

/ March 24, 2015


Five big ideas from the Public Space Challenge

The Miami Public Space Challenge finalists will be announced later this month. From making parks and public spaces more tech-friendly, redefining our urban soundscape, renewing interest in underused waterways, improving bus stops, or creating new ways to find and share food, how might we act on some recurring themes to improve our neighborhoods?

/ April 20, 2015


Find your next favorite Wynwood shops

If you’re going to spend your hard-earned money, we know most of you, like us, want to support local businesses. So, following up on her recommendations for the neighborhood’s best new restaurants and bars, we asked Kerry McLaney, founder of 305 Creative and well-known woman about Wynwood, for her favorite stores.

/ May 1, 2015


Things to do: Welcome to Westchester

Go west, Miamians! We know you love the Beach, Wynwood and downtown, but there are cool things to do all over Miami. Come along with The New Tropic’s Ashley Martinez for an insider’s tour of a beloved, but often overlooked Miami neighborhood, Westchester.

/ May 28, 2015


Tate's Comics

Comic book havens

Before they were movies, they were comic books. And we have plenty of places where you can browse the shelves to your heart’s content. Come explore some of the coolest comic book stores in South Florida.

/ June 25, 2015


Women Making Street Art

Women Making Street Art

We chatted with some of the most talented ladies in the South Florida street art scene. Meet four incredible women filling Miami’s streets with art, from public murals to illicit graffiti.

/ July 15, 2015


Courtesy of Coral Morphologic

Life in the coral city

Coral Morphologic specializes not just in cultivating our own Miami coral, but turning them into works of art, through film, photography, and stunning visual displays.

/ July 27, 2015