In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, opening this Friday, Alan Ritchson and Stephanie Leigh Schlund play two of the story's fiercest bad guys. But tucked away in a hotel room on the 17th floor of the Mandarin Oriental in Miami's Brickell neighborhood, the pair are just a couple Southern kids with a p ... More >>
This past May, as ex-Denver Nugget Chris "Birdman" Andersen was taking part in the NBA playoffs with his current team, the Miami Heat, a Douglas County Sheriff's rep told us an Internet Crimes Against Children investigation into his actions was still ongoing after more than a year; see our previous ... More >>
Some stories are worth revisiting -- not just for the writing, although we like to think we do a good job on that, but for the people whose remarkable efforts and sacrifices make them worth writing about. And that's why I'm particularly pleased to offer a shameless plug for a free ebook available to ... More >>
Freedom under fire: A Village Voice Media Special Report
Editor's Note: The following is a guest-post by Chuck Strouse, editor-in-chief of Westword's sister paper, the Miami New Times. It's video side-bar to Strouse's piece that ran in Westword this week, "Welcome back, Jim Crow: A tradition of keeping African-Americans voters from the polls."As I show in ... More >>
For those of you not yet hipped to the big foodie news in Denverlast week, the International Association of Culinary Professionals wasin town -- a kind of traveling circus show of food writers, foodeditors, food pimps, chefs, authors, wine gurus and associatedtradesmen. And, of course, Jason Sheehan ... More >>
A memo by Village Voice Media executives Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin published in the wake of a blog about layoffs at Westword mentions staff reductions across the chain of fifteen alternative weeklies across the country. These moves have been well documented, often by the papers themselves.
This fomer cop car is art. Really. When Miami artist Steven Gagnon decided to bring his latest "video sculpture" to Denver for the Democratic National Convention, he had no idea how good his timing would be. Gagnon’s Border Cruiser is a converted police squad car designed to make some pointed c ... More >>