Really enjoying this killer weather. Here we go with your evening Sift.
A- Sometimes I visit South Florida Classical Review just for the prose.
In the famous Adagio sostenuto of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Perahia channeled lyrical introspection, his hands seeming to caress the keys. His light touch turned the Allegretto into an interlude of charm before a no-holds-barred, tempest-tossed finale. Perahia’s reserves of pianistic power and dynamism swept the cobwebs off this oft-performed warhorse.B- Random Pixels posts the latest Florida newspaper circulation stats.
C- Salty Eggs names the most important political races in the State of Florida.
D- Curbed Miami takes a look at the pretty amazing Collins Park project on South Beach.
Finally disentangled by piles of liens and fines, and now owned by the Chetrit Group (they redeveloped the Tides Hotel to much acclaim), the City of Miami Beach has approved a restoration and conversion of the whole thing into a collection of boutique hotels, to be helmed by ubiquitous Miami architect Kobi Karp.E- If you want to hear a reasoned and articulate explanation of why President Obama is the better choice this year, head over to Beached Miami.
And this is why I find the prospect of his reelection as inspiring, if not more so, than his first victory. It would be a repudiation of this vile attempt to resurrect the worst in American history, a stern rebuke to those who would resort to the Southern Strategy for their own political gain. It would also cast deserved opprobrium on the cynical obstructionism of the House Republicans, whom I believe will go down in history, as a group, as self-concerned cowards.F- Attention, attention. Knaus Berry Farm is now open, heralds Burger Beast.
G- Go Hydrology! tells us why swamps should fear us and not the other way around.
H- More photos at Eye on Miami that explain how Hurricane Sandy got her name.