Q&A: Irvine Welsh Digs Into 'The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins'

January 30, 2015 | by John Hood

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh discusses his 10th novel, which "couldn't have taken place anywhere else but Miami."

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh.

It’s been 22 years since Irvine Welsh dug deep into the darkest dark of Edinburgh’s drug culture and came up with one of the unlikeliest blockbusters to ever hit bookshelves. That book, of course, was Trainspotting, and while its fame was seriously helped along by Danny Boyle’s 1996 film, it was Welsh’s words (specifically his insistence on street phonetics) which set the tone of the career to come.

Since then there have been another dirty dozen of fictions, some of them long-form (Glue, Porno), some of them short-form (Reheated Cabbage), and some of both that also made it to the big screen (The Acid House, Ecstasy, Filth). There was even a romp that made its way to Miami (Crime), and a prequel to his debut (Skagboys). But no matter the size or the setting, each and every offering came off pure, unmitigated Irvine Welsh.

Welsh’s 10th novel, The Sex Lives of Siamese Twinsis decidedly no different, despite the fact that its cast is all American, its protagonists (and perspectives) are all woman, and it’s set right here in the MIA. Then again, Welsh would be Welsh no matter what or where.

We reached out to the part-time South Beach resident at his home in Chicago on the eve of his next American book tour to see what the infamous author is making of Miami and its most infamous beach. >>Read More


Spotted: Where Did Dwyane Wade Do Birthday Brunch?

January 26, 2015 | by Lane Nieset

Where did the Miami Heat star brunch with teammates on his birthday weekend? This and more in this week's celebrity sightings.

Basketball player Dwyane Wade.Dwyane Wade.

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The Miami Heat star celebrated his 33rd birthday with teammate Chris Bosh at Seaspice's Sunday brunch on January 18. The duo was joined by Miami Heat player Roger Mason Jr., retired Dallas Mavericks player Peja Stojaković, and retired Brazilian soccer player Ronaldo Nazário de Lima. >>Read More


Even J.Lo Wants to Cancel Her Workouts (Here's Why She Doesn't)

January 23, 2015 | by jessica estrada

We caught up with Jennifer Lopez at the launch of her lifestyle brand, BodyLab, to hear what the superstar had to say about work-life balance, canceling workouts, and why she thinks all women are athletes.

Jennifer Lopez BodyLab Talk

When J.Lo sits down to share her secrets for looking and feeling good, one takes copious notes. Such was the case earlier this month at a launch event for the actress/singer/fashion designer/American Idol judge's new lifestyle brand, BodyLab. During the session, Lopez shared her lifestyle tips, her own experiences with weight and nutrition, and how her supplement line will help women achieve their health and fitness goals. >>Read More

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