With new leadership running the Florida Legislature and gambling regulation prominently on the table, the Genting Group has abandoned its plan to seek voter approval of a casino gambling amendment.
Genting, the Malaysian gambling behemoth which bought the Miami Herald headquarters with a plan to create a fantastical seaside casino, now says it will slow down and work with -- instead of around -- the Legislature.
A prominent Senate Democrat is trying to federalize election rules in a way that would make it illegal to force voters to wait more than an hour to vote.
U. S. Sen. Barbara Boxer filed her bill -- called the LINE Act -- on Thursday. If it passes, states would have to come into compliance before the next federal election. That would involve applying formulas that determine how many voting machines and poll workers have to be available for the expected number of voters.
For those of you unable to weather the traffic, costs and crowds at Art Basel this week, fear not. Here at WLRN -- and with the help of local blogs and newspapers -- we have a rundown of what's been happening at Art Basel.
Before the actual galleries even open, in true Miami style, much of Art Basel is all about the parties.
If you were stuck in traffic Wednesday night, you can thank the many parties kicking off Art Miami this week.
There is a lot to do in Miami during Art Basel so you may not want another item added to your list of “must sees.” Nevertheless, consider including this fair: Aqua Art Miami at the Aqua Hotel on Collins and 15th Street in Miami Beach.
The fair has a laid-back vibe, lots of art and a good-sized crowd that feels happening without being claustrophobic.
Moving the Still festival organizers and artists tell us what's so great about the GIF.
Remember those unsettling dancing babies? The ones that got passed around the Internet in the days before social media and eventually made their way onto the Fox TV show, Ally McBeal? Those were GIFs.
GIF stands for graphics interchange format. It's a series of still images, looped -- and last month, after 25 years of existence, it was named the Oxford English Dictionary 2012 American word of the year.
A sponsor of the bill to bring back spoken prayer, Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz, called it a matter of "freedom of speech," while Commissioner Sally Heyman, part of the trio opposed to the measure, said it was "unfair to members of the community to be subjected to a religious point of view." Since 2004, the commission has opened its meetings with a moment of silence during which commissioners and the public could do as they pleased.
Christopher Janney's sound and light installation for Miami International Airport was unveiled during last year's Art Basel Miami Beach. This year, he's back to discuss the piece on a panel during Design Miami, today (Friday, Dec. 7) at noon.
Get ready to tune into 91.3 and take part in WLRN's very first holiday flash mob.
If you are at your office, grab lunch, and tune to 91.3 FM for an hour of beautiful holiday music guaranteed to stem the stress of the day and clear your head. If you are in your car, roll down your windows and turn up the volume and let the world around you share in the incredible harmonies of the Grammy nominated Seraphic Fire.
I know why I got the assignment to write about the shoes. It's because I'm an older, generally well-meaning white guy whose cluelessness, tinged with naive sexism, would be more hilarious than these actual shoes from Art Basel.
Let me be clear, I see nothing funny about this. And I am a little offended by the idea that men are not capable of forming reasonable opinions of women's shoes.
Here at WLRN, we are acknowledging one of the secret, insider joys of Art Basel week: the people-watching.
Yes, the art is the core of Basel and the satellite fairs. But the real showcase happens when you inject a mix of international artists, collectors and dealers with our usual mélange of tourists, club kids and local aesthetes.
Only in Miami. Only this week.
Which is why we are asking you to help us document it. While you’re out looking at the people art, send us your favorite only-in-Miami-during-Basel images: