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December 10, 2012 | by —LIANA LOZADA | Homepage

The editors of Sports Illustrated award LeBron James "Sportsman of the Year"

Sports Illustrated has named Miami Heat star LeBron James its "Sportsman of the Year." James accepted his award in New York City on December 5, alongside supportive pals Jay-Z and Beyoncé. The SI issue hits stands today, with exclusive extras available online. [SI]

A new Basel-specific hashtag hit Twitter this weekend: #ArtBaselProblems. The hashtag quickly evolved into a handle. Problems include too much free Champagne, parking woes, and general art/culture fatigue. [Cultist]

Ocean Drive arts editor Brett Sokol explored the correlation between Miami's shifting political, cultural, and nightlife landscape for The New York Times. [NYT]

Charles Urstadt, chairman of the Miami Design Preservation League, wrote an open letter to city officials and created a petition to help cease the planned demolition of 42 Star Island. [Curbed Miami]

Basel may be over, but Borscht is just getting started. With a $500,000 grant from the Knight Foundation, the film festival is doing big things on a hyperlocal scale this year. [MiamiHerald

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