There's only a couple of hours left to take advantage of Miami Tour Company's unbelievable offer shown above. I'm trying to think of a reason why you wouldn't and come up blank. Have a great night and enjoy your Monday evening Sift...
A- South Florida Memorial Day scenes from Nikon Miami.
B- Are we in for a bad hurricane season? The South Florida Watershed Journal asks the question that is on most everyone's mind.
C- Miami artist Kiki Valdez is interviewed by Midtown Chic-a.
I also hate [Miami] sometimes because... People here don't take enough risks. Everyone is scared of their image, yet half of the people here try to be a carbon copy of what is happening fashion wise or artistically in places like NY or LA. I also don't like the whole drug element of this city. Everyone thinks cocaine is cool and glamorous like the movies. I think it’s depressing.D- Swampstyle shows us how some young artists are taking over parts of Miami that are not being used at the current time.
A short ride up Miami Avenue there is a commercial district that abound with empty real estate due to the dollar in the dump. This is not the time to talk of markets crashed n greedy developers, it is a time to make good and seize on the opportunities that lay just beneath the surface slurry of a global economic meltdown. Artist and property owners are forming allegiance to ride out the slump.E- Images from today's Burger Throwdown in Broward County are presented in a slideshow at The Burger Beast.
The Inaugural Memorial Day Burger Throwdown was held at Tree Tops Park in Davie, Florida. Dori Zinn (Creator & Writer of Fat Kids Club) and Chef Dennis (Chef at Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale) along with your favorite blogger Burger Beast were the 3 the judges for the event.F- June's South Florida classical events calendar is up at South Florida Classical Review.
G- Discourse says that UM now has a "lockdown" policy...sorta.
Translated into English, I think this means I, other faculty and staff, and all the graduate and undergraduate students (almost all of whom are also adults), are on our own in an emergency, but at least the cops won't be distracted by trying to shoot me if I don't stay under my desk. Given that they push the emergency button fairly often, I think I'm just fine with that.
I do find it a little ominous how the phrase "lockdown" has migrated from prisons to K-12 and is now it seems common parlance for treatment of staff and students in universities. I guess neighborhoods are next.