Saturday evening in South Florida. It was a modest posting day for the South Florida blogosphere, but there was some real interesting stuff out there to read. Here's your Saturday evening Sift...
A- Ipanemic takes a Miami Tour Company boat ride of celebrity houses and shares some of the images he captured with us over at Miami Beach 411.
Anyway, the tour itself is geared toward highlighting the homes of celebrities (such as Shaquille O’Neal) as well as celebrity landmarks (the sizable mansion where the movie “Scarface” was shot). While that in itself is interesting, even to someone such as me who doesn’t follow celebrities all that much, the views granted from the water of downtown Miami, the bay, Fisher Island, South Beach, the port, the islands… they are impressive, to say the least.B- There's an interesting discussion going on over at the Justice Building Blog about whether a judge had the right to yell at the relative of a suspect in his courtroom. I highlighted the original post in last night's Sift and today JBB defends his position. Lots of good comments.
C- MAeX Artblog has some problems with some legislation that provides a skewed definition of what a journalist is.
Two versions of a bill in Congress would enshrine a journalist’s right to keep his or her sources confidential, effectively banning the government from forcing journalists to reveal whistleblowers. One version though–the House version–gives an incredibly stupid definition of journalist that excludes not only bloggers, but freelancers, independents, and nonprofit journalists as well.D- Artlurker takes an in-depth look at "AFRICA" at Wolfgang Roth and Partners Fine Art.
Wolfgang Roth and Partners’ current show ‘AFRICA’ is a catch-all of photographs of African subjects by Native and non–Native African artists from the present back to the 1930’s and a substantial group of Benin Bronze sculptures from the 12th-19th centuries. Although the show is a curatorial mixed bag, the appearance of these antique bronze works from the African Kingdom of Benin in Miami is an opportunity to catch something rare. In the 15 years this observer has lived in Miami there have been no exhibitions of African Art comparable to this one and since the local museums are widely focused on Contemporary Art, there is little likelihood that there will be another one anytime soon.E- Random Pixels picks up on a little omission made by the Miami Herald today.
F- Babalu compares President Obama to a dictator because he advises lobbyists and special interests that he's ready to stand up for the American people. For some reason, this irritates babalu contributor Ziva Sahl and she issues this, what some might call, ominous call to action.
It's going to take more than a tea party to stop this one."This one," of course, being the President of the United States of America.
Jeez, makes ya wonder what Ms. Sahl has in mind when she equivocates her President to a dictator, knowing what we do about what the good folks at Babalu think of dictators and how to "stop them."