5 Swim Week-Inspired Outings

July 17, 2014 | by Lane Nieset

Today models, designers, and show-goers descend on Miami for the 10th year of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim (sponsored in part by Ocean Drive). If you prefer to get your fashion fix outside of the shows, here's where to get it—you may even spot a model or two.  

The fashion crowd will be at Restaurant Michael Schwartz starting today. 

People Watch at Restaurant Michael Schwartz 

With the runways all set up inside The Raleigh, snag a seat at the hotel's Restaurant Michael Schwartz for lunch and be in the center of the action. It's the perfect spot to watch as the fashion crowd preps for events and models, designers, and editors waft in and out of the hotel. Plus, the lunch menu is ideal for steamy summer days, filled with fresh items like jumbo lump crab salad with ruby grapefruit, and grilled swordfish Provençal. 1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-612-1163 >>Read More


Local Indie Films for Every Moviegoer

July 16, 2014 | by Christine Borges

Independent films don’t often make their way to South Florida, but the selection available this month proves otherwise. Here, six flicks for all tastes.

Movie buffs will enjoy a documentary based on Roger Ebert's novel.

Life Itself
For: Movie buffs 
Based on Roger Ebert's novel, Life Itself  is a documentary that explores the life of the acclaimed movie critic with interviews, sound bites, and then some.

Playing at O Cinema Wynwood (90 N.W. 29th St., Miami, 305-571-9970) through July 17, and at Miami Beach Cinematheque (1130 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-673-4567) on various dates in July and August. 

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Discover Hollywood’s Role in WWII at Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

July 11, 2014 | by brett sokol

A new exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU explores Hollywood in the years surrounding WWII.

Gentleman’s AgreementGentleman’s Agreement, a 1947 film based on a novel of the same name, took a hard look at anti-Semitism.

“It’s a story that people don’t really know,” explains Jo Ann Arnowitz, executive director and chief curator at Miami Beach’s Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. The tale in question is Hollywood’s role in the years just prior to America’s December 1941 entry into World War II. It’s a history far more checkered than most of today’s rosy recollections, and one on colorful display in the museum’s “Cinema Judaica” exhibition. >>Read More

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