Archive for the ‘LIFESTYLE’ Category

Deana Lawson’s Portraits of Everyday Black Life

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

The photographer opens up about her creative process and her new book.

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The Sleeper Hit That Makes the Most of Screen Time

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

To produce the thriller “Searching,” starring John Cho, its creators needed to visualize how to transform our digital lives into something cinematic.

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Internet Star’s Novel Explores Online Fame—and Alien Robots

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Hank Green, who rose to fame as a video blogger alongside brother and ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ author John Green, tries his hand at a sci-fi thriller that probes digital realities.

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Poverty rate in Florida dips to lowest level since Great Recession, census says

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Nearly a decade after the Great Recession, the percentage of Floridians who were living in poverty in 2017 was at its lowest level since 2008, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

About 14 percent of the Sunshine State’s population had incomes below the poverty line last year…

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Listen now: Preview Season 2 of the Felonious Florida true-crime podcast

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

The true-crime podcast Felonious Florida returns on Oct. 2 with three terrifying new stories from the Dark Side of the Sunshine State.

You can listen to a special preview of Season 2 now on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or your favorite podcast player. You can also get the preview on…

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New sketch released of attacker who told girl, ‘take off your clothes and you’ll be fine’

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

The beat-down was swift, brutal and calculated.

The Sept. 10 attack of two high school students on the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University in North Miami landed the teens in Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood with skull fractures.

FIU Monday released an updated sketch and…

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Burt Reynolds’ will leaves estate to niece, cuts out son in favor of a trust

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Late screen legend Burt Reynolds’ son was intentionally left out of his will – but that’s because the actor already made him a trust.

Reynolds signed his will in October 2011, and left niece Nancy Lee Brown Hess as the personal representative of his entire estate, according to TMZ.

The move was…

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Know of a great company? Nominate it for a Top Workplaces award

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

With a regional economy whose major strength is providing hospitality, professional and health-care services to residents and visitors alike, many South Florida companies know how critical it is to keep their workplaces productive and their employees engaged.

For the past four years, many companies…

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Airbnb gears up for fight with Palm Beach County over tax payments

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Vacation rental companies such as Airbnb need to pay taxes like everyone else, Palm Beach County commissioners decided Tuesday, as they voted on a new law that requires owners to register their units and the booking services to collect tourist taxes.

The county has been battling Airbnb, HomeAway,…

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Parts of Stormy Daniels’ book have been leaked — the salacious parts

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Adult film actress and director Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006, writes about the alleged encounter in her forthcoming book, the Guardian reports.

The British newspaper obtained a pre-release copy of the book, titled “Full Disclosure.” In the passages they share,…

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In Wilton Manors, Justin Flippen best choice for mayor | Editorial

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Wilton Manors voters have an easy choice for mayor when they vote on Nov. 6: Vice Mayor Justin Flippen.

Flippen, 40, has the experience, education and temperament needed to continue the progress this town of 12,000 residents has experienced over the last few decades.

Known as a place that welcomes…

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Iris Acker, star of South Florida stage and television, has died

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Acker, of Hallandale Beach, worked for decades as a member of and advocate for South Florida’s performing-arts scene. She died Sept. 16 from cancer in Aventura.

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Wilton Manors voters should return Resnick and Newton to office | Editorial

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Wilton Manors voters have four accomplished candidates to choose from for two open City Commission seats on the Nov. 6 ballot.

The top two vote-getters will win the seats and serve four-year terms.

Two of the candidates are on the commission now – Mayor Gary Resnick and Commissioner Scott Newton….

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Coral Gables having a live-work-play growth spurt

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Coral Gables is in the midst of a growth spurt of mixed-use residential projects.

Apartments, hotels, restaurants and more are being planned that will make “the city more active,” said Ramon Trias, the city’s Planning and Zoning director.

One is at the doorstep of the Metrorail, within walking…

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Pompano Porsche employee vanished after defrauding customers out of $2.6 million, lawsuit says

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Pompano Beach-based Champion Porsche is promising to reimburse $2.6 million in deposits for new sports cars it says its former vice president of marketing stole from customers before disappearing earlier this month.

The dealership is accusing its former employee, Shiraaz Sookralli, of masterminding…

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‘Nightmare that won’t end’: Florence death toll rises to 35 as evacuees are told not to return home yet

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Hundreds of people waited in long lines for water and other essentials Tuesday in Wilmington, still mostly cut off by high water days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods, and North Carolina’s governor pleaded with more than 10,000 evacuees around the state not to return home yet.

The…

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Joy Cooper’s attorney wants more details on star witness’s cocaine use

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

High-powered lobbyist Alan Koslow was the bait in an undercover FBI sting that caught only one fish.

An attorney known for his flash and flamboyance before his disbarment two years ago, Koslow will take the stand as a star witness in the trial of Joy Cooper.

The longtime mayor of Hallandale Beach…

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Only one Guardian Angel is left at Stoneman Douglas High School

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

The Guardian Angels — in their red berets, logo T-shirts and jackets — were celebrated when they showed up at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after the mass shootings on Feb. 14.

They erected a tent on campus and appeared every day, greeting students and helping with traffic issues.

“Thank…

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Broward schools hold off on money to boost public relations

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

The Broward County School Board knows it has an image problem, but it’s not yet ready to spend money to beef up the public relations staff.

The School Board rejected a request Tuesday to add several new employees to the public relations office. Board members said they want to wait for a new chief…

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Student, 17, made gun threat at Pembroke Pines high school, police say

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

The student said he meant it as a joke. Police said it wasn’t funny.

To emphasize that is was no joking matter, police on Tuesday arrested a 17-year-old student at Pembroke Pines Charter High School after he made a remark about having a gun in his car, said Amanda Conwell, a spokeswoman for the…

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Police release video of Broward prosecutor’s alleged shoplifting

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Aventura police on Tuesday released surveillance footage that they say shows a senior Broward prosecutor putting cosmetics in her purse and walking out of a Publix without paying for them.

Assistant State Attorney Stacey Honowitz was suspended from her $108,000-a-year job on Monday pending an investigation….

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New leader named to Broward school bond program

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

The Broward school district has a new leader for its troubled bond program.

The School Board agreed Tuesday to temporarily name Frank Girardi, director of construction, as executive director of the district’s bond program. HIs salary will increase from $127,000 to $139,000. He’ll oversee design,…

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Woman, 79, dies after car hits her while walking grandson to school

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

A grandmother and her grandson were on their morning walk to school Tuesday when a car, which witnesses say ran a red light, hit them in a crosswalk, Miramar police said.

The pair were crossing Miramar Parkway southbound in a crosswalk at Fairmont Avenue when a white Chrysler 300, traveling west…

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Feds fine contractors over FIU bridge collapse that killed six

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

The first punishments meted out after the fatal collapse last March of the pedestrian bridge at Florida International University have been dealt to the contractors who designed and built the 950-ton span across Southwest Eighth Avenue in Miami-Dade County, according to news reports.

Six people…

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Kavanaugh’s accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies; Trump says he feels ‘terribly’ for nominee

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week, her lawyers said in a letter sent Tuesday to the panel.

The lawyers wrote that Ford,…

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‘3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980’ Review: A Celebration of the Weird

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

The brief Imagist movement looks perversely profound today and carries with it an art-historical gravitas.

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How a $450 Million da Vinci Was Lost in America—and Later Found

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

A Louisiana family discovers that the “Salvator Mundi” painting had long hung in their home before it was reauthenticated as a Leonardo masterpiece.

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Escape to Bratislava: A Secret Charmer on the Danube

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Set between the touristic titans of Vienna and Budapest, Bratislava possesses its own under-the-radar charm.

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Is Leopard Print Tacky or Classic? A Historical Debate

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

While the pattern got a bad reputation in recent decades with ‘bad mother’ figures such as Peggy Bundy, it has quite the elegant past.

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The New Status Symbol: Carpets In Unconventional Shapes

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

New carpets in stylishly irregular shapes make 90-degree angles seem awfully square.

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