In case you have never witnessed the madness that is Art Basel in Miami, I just made this little mix for your listening pleasure. Hope you join me next year.
A minute into my conversation with Rafael Lynch, he tipped his head back, staring into the sky. “Sometimes I think it was the stars,” he told me privately, before the rest of the crew arrived for a video shoot. Before last week’s fateful events, Lynch’s best friend, Israel Hernandez, said he’d had a vision of the stars. As Lynch stands outside his Bal Harbor home on Miami Beach, the quiet, cloudless night is an invitation to contemplate the premature death of his friend.
Just a week ago, a Miami Beach police officer caught Hernandez writing graffiti on the wall of an abandoned McDonald’s. A chase ensued, and by some accounts, five officers had surrounded Hernandez, when he was shot in the chest with a Taser. An ambulance was called. Hernandez was rushed to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
“He was probably meant to leave this world,” Lynch said of Hernandez a few minutes later, now at home. “He wasn’t satisfied with this world. He didn’t like it.”
Photos by Daniel Rivero for Fusion and Heather Bozzone
Probably the most touching story I’ve ever written
Artist and hip-hop fan Jay Shells is installing signs at the specific places—the street corners, delis, and housing projects—that have been immortalized in rap records. Click-through for a slide show of the signs:
Signs going up around NYC for spots forever immortalized in hip-hop lyrics
When I met you you tasted good. Like something I could get used to. Like sugar!
But then you wanted to go on a diet. I told you you looked fine.. But it wasn’t in the mirror— it was in your mind.
The world doesn’t exist when you live in your head.
When your favorite co-worker didn’t know who Celia Cruz was.
But at least you got to educate them. And now all is right with the world. Azucar!
Z Sdd z z
The plan is to build a 58-story convention center complex for more than a billion dollars that would include a 500,000 square foot convention center, 1,800 hotel rooms and a 2,300 car garage.
I found a friend for you.
One who listens and learns. One who stands close by, always accentuating the best you have to offer of yourself. The one who doesn’t bother you when you don’t want to speak. He seems to have a knack for timing, that fellow. He’ll hang around for a while when you’re in the mood, indulging you with silly games.
But then again, he doesn’t mind getting up close and personal, helping cure you of all your little imperfections without judgement.
I really found you a friend!
I mean, I found you a mirror.
Glass Beach, Northern California
From 1950 to 1967, residents of Fort Bragg, California chose to dispose of their waste by hurling it off the cliffs above a beach. No object was too toxic or too large such as household appliances, automobiles, and all matter of trash were tossed into the crashing waves below, eventually earning it the name The Dumps. Then in 1967, city leaders closed and reclaimed the beach. Various cleanup programs were undertaken.
Over the next several decades, the pounding waves cleaned the beach by breaking down everything but glass turning the sand into a sparkling, multicolored bed of smooth glass stones. The California Department of Parks and Recreation purchased the land and incorporated it into MacKerricher State Park in 2002.
La más vieja sólo habla Español
La más joven, sólo Inglés
Y sin embargo, se comunican.
El cariño no tiene idioma
That’s So Miami.
How do I gain followers who actually interact with me and pay attention to me..
Because I want those followers. I really need some incentive to...
Alex Rodriguez and Five Other Suspensions That Rocked Sports
A-Rod is, according to ESPN, “the most accomplished player ever suspended...
No, that’s not a medal from the California Spelling Bee..
The World Games in Cali, Colombia had to issue an apology after the medals...
- Ghost Tours in Coconut Grove
This past Saturday My boyfriend sister, Ashley bought us tickets to go to Coconut Grove on a double date (Cute Right)....
- “Just look at life with more playful eyes. Don’t be serious. Seriousness becomes like a blindness. Don’t pretend to be a thinker, a philosopher. Just...”