Art Basel has taken over South Florida, including the blogosphere to some degree. So be patient over the next week as I can only work with what I got. Here's your evening Sift.
A- Eye on Miami notes how the women who collect absentee ballots in places like Hialeah mysteriously have so much political power.
This cottage industry, collecting absentee ballots, is not a wholesome road to fair elections in my opinion. And, as you can see in the Miami Herald today, on Sasha Tirador, the absentee ballot brokers are just getting more and more powerful.B- South Florida Lawyers shares a rather painful video of a local lawyer and his office staff giving thanks.
C- Beached Miami takes a look at American Exuberance, currently being exhibited by the Rubell's.
Featuring 190 works, many of them made this year specifically for the show, by 64 artists, American Exuberance will occupy all 28 galleries in the Rubells’ 45,000-square-foot museum (which doubles as their home). All of the artists in the show are/were either U.S. citizens or residents whose work, according to the exhibition’s mission statement, can help us “understand the America we live in today.”D- Eater Miami is reporting that a new wine bar is opening soon on Clematis in West Palm.
Located in the former Bonds Bar space on the first floor of the Comeau Building, Wine Dive will feature the cuisine of Executive Chef Curtis Hillard and over 100 wines by the glass.E- Tomorrow night is Christmas on Las Olas and FTL Collective has some survival tips although nothing will help you cope with stressed out parents who just left their jobs, raced over to the area and are now trying to control their hyped up youngsters who want more sugar and a ride down Snow Mountain, or whatever the hell they're calling that oversized mound of ice this year.
1. Walk, bike, or teleport to this event because parking anywhere near Las Olas will be a bitch.F- Shorter Gun Free Zone...
2. Wear close-toed shoes. Trust us on this one. There will be more strollers than you have ever seen in your life and they WILL run you over.
Only Democrats are turned off by a bunch of loud, obnoxious guys talking about shooting things while eating lunch in a public restaurant.G- The Miami Bike Scene links to some great videos and a photo slideshow of the latest Critical Mass ride.
H- Carlos Miller is still pissing people off.
The intern got a little agitated that I was recording, so he grabbed my arm. I pulled away and warned that I would call the cops if he continued. He tried grabbing my arm again, but I moved it so he wouldn't touch the camera.I- Tropicult tells us what to expect from Arts For A Better World at the Surfcomber Hotel.
I'm not really one to call the cops on people, but I find threatening to call the cops on people is more effective than slapping their hand away.
Arts For A Better World is a unique show presenting galleries from all over the world, showcasing works of artists that want to contribute to ‘a better world’ by inspiring all generations concerned with the future.
Arts For A Better World invites leaders, thinkers, artists, scientists, celebrities, politicians, educators, adults and children to embrace this powerful message offered by the universal language of art. Better World Musuem, a special curatorial space will showcase selected works from well established artists in a museum-like set up.