The Miami Tennis Open: Wining & Dining Around the Tournament

  The popular Miami Open Presented by Itau is one of the largest tennis events outside the grand slams (Australian, French, Wimbledon, US Open). It takes place every March at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park on the island of Key Biscayne, off the coast of downtown Miami. The Miami Open is a key stop […]

The Zookeeper’s Wife

  She was the Harriet Tubman of Warsaw, Poland around 1940. Antonina Zabinski (born 1908, died 1971) and her husband Jan (1897 – 1974), managers of the Warsaw Zoo, helped hundreds of Jews escape death from the Nazis by hiding them. The Zabinskis gave them a safe haven and an escape route out of the […]

I Called Him Morgan

  Bee Bop. Jazz. The 1950s and ‘60s were a hotbed for cool music. And the hip musicians, who played those genres on records and in smoky, dimly lit nightclubs, were a special breed. Years later, most people still revere legendary trumpeters like Miles Davis and Chet Baker and are amazed by the lives they […]

T2 Trainspotting

  Trainspotting was a breakthrough film back in 1996. An edgy, eccentric blend of debauchery and rebellion set to one of the best British rock soundtracks ever made. Twenty years later, the original director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later…) and screenwriter John Hodge assemble the same set of Scottish miscreants and make them […]

Logan

  Looks like Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is hanging up his claws. But before he does, he’s passing the baton on to the next generation. Make that the next, next generation, as his mini-me mutant-in-training is an 11-year-old girl (Dafne Keen). She will have a lot of growing up to do before she can take his […]

Miami International Boat Show: It’s a Playground

For 76 years, the annual Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® has been the city’s crown jewel. For the past two years the show has taken place in the historic Virginia Key, a mini isle linked by the Rickenbacker Causeway, a road that connects downtown Miami to Key Biscayne, passing through VK. (Click here to […]

A United Kingdom

  Love across racial lines, especially when it involves British aristocracy, is a theme that’s been close to director Amma Assante’s heart. She tackled the subject gracefully in her romantic period piece Belle. With that same artistry, sensitivity and flair, she delves into another regal mixed relations love story that’s based on fact. You can […]

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

  “Rock. Paper. Scissors. Grenade launcher.” Those are some of the essential power-play components in this badass action film. Vin Diesel, the lord of The Fast and the Furious franchise, has just upped the mojo of his spy-thriller xXx sagas to a high-adrenalin stratosphere that will take action-film junkies to the land of nirvana. Fasten […]

100 Streets

  The mark of a brilliant actor is that he/she can give a compelling performance even in a film that doesn’t shine. That’s the case with Idris Elba, as he nearly saves this light, interwoven contemporary London drama from mediocrity.   The concept for the film is simple: Three vignettes focus on three lives fraying […]

Warm Winters in Miami: 7 Hidden Gems

In the north, in the dead of winter, snow falls, cold winds blow and freezing temperatures chill you to the marrow. But in Miami, midwinter, the sun shines, warm sea breezes envelope you and the 76-degree temp warms your body.   If a balmy vacation is on your mind, head to South Beach or downtown […]