Vegan soul food may sound like a bit of an oxymoron: traditionally, even vegetables are cooked with meat (or at least fat), and macaroni and cheese, a staple, obviously has a major dairy component. Francesca Lacuesta and Mark Jennings of Miami are among the many foodies out there who decided “tradition be damned,” and developed a menu’s worth of meat and dairy-free soul food classics. Last Friday, the two served those items from Mac’n, their new food truck in Miami.
Carolina Miranda, one of my favorite art bloggers gives her recap over at WNYC of this year’s Miami Art Basel, which is an event I’m dying to attend. Maybe next year courtesy of Sundance? HELLO. WINK WINK. I especially like Tibi Tibi Neuspiel’s Charlie Rose-interviewing-Martin Amis sweatpants and Mounir Fatmi’s Carpeted skateboards.
Want to get a discussion about recycling going in your community? You might organize a Meetup, create a website, or put up flyers. The Cracking Art Group and Italian Galleria Ca d’Oro have a different approach: giant pink snails made from recycled plastic. Forty-five of these “creatures” will take temporary refuge in Miami Beach, Florida tomorrow (Nov. 18).
Bread shoes by Remigijus and Egidijus Praspaliauskas Think of this as your FULL FRONTAL FASHION cliff notes. Check out the quirky creation that’s sure to curb your hunger for fashion — available in multiple sizes and grains. Bon appetit! Cator thawed out in Miami for the Art Basel Bash. Vena Cava celebrates their collaboration with…
Quick: think of a hip hop song that addresses urban farming or vegetarianism. You might have a tough time… doesn’t most of the music associated with this style revolve around glorifying gangstas? Not according to the organizers of this weekend’s sixth annual Organic Hip-Hop conference: “Just as Hip Hop as a culture was birthed in activism with the goal of saving lives, we seek to continue in that tradition by providing an alternative lifestyle that will garner better physical as well mental and spiritual health.”