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Food trucks bring new flavors to campus
Culture, Food

Food trucks bring new flavors to campus

Nothing beats the midday blues like a food truck at the University of Miami. Whether for a full lunch, or just a pick-me-up snack, food trucks always feel like a special treat or an occasion. Here’s a guide to some of the food trucks you can find around campus: Jefe’s Jefe’s is known for one thing,…

‘The Visit’ fails at eliciting horror, only entices humor
Culture, Reviews

‘The Visit’ fails at eliciting horror, only entices humor

If “The Visit” was reviewed as a straightforward experience, it would be necessary to ding it. The characters are flat and irritating, the performances vacillate wildly, there’s wildly inappropriate moments of sentimentality, and the plot on its own feels exploitative and mean. However, looking at the film as an experience, as a night out, it should be praised…

Romance novels through the ages
Culture

Romance novels through the ages

While the sensation, devotion and scandal caused by “Fifty Shades of Grey” may seem like a new phenomenon, the romance novel has had a long, storied history.  Here are six examples of some of the most sensational and scandalous romance novels. “Pride and Prejudice,” 1813 Although Shakespeare may have comedies with romance, every Meg Ryan…

‘The Intergalactic Nemesis’ dazzles with stellar performance
Culture, Reviews, Theater

‘The Intergalactic Nemesis’ dazzles with stellar performance

Radio drama has had a strange resurgence in the recent past. “Welcome to Nightvale,” the offbeat, dark and always funny adventure, has become one of America’s most listened to podcasts. The University of Miami’s very own radio station, WVUM, dazzled listeners with it’s short fiction program, “Pure Imagination.” And now, the grand tradition of audio drama is…

Spelling bee musical scores serious laughs
Culture, Featured, Theater

Spelling bee musical scores serious laughs

Flabbergasting. Definition: Amazing, dazing one with shock and wonder.  Used in a sentence: “‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ playing at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, is positively flabbergasting,” or so audiences will say after viewing the delightful, witty and spectacularly performed production. The show, chronicling the emotionally charged, yet completely superfluous spelling bee,…

Temple tackles vegan
Culture, Food

Temple tackles vegan

… Powered by Cincopa Video Streaming Hosting solution.Edge TempleThe Teriayki Firma Energy Pot, featuring homemade teriyaki sauce, pak choi, carrot, broccoli, bean sprouts, and sesame seeds, can be found at the new Temple Restaurant across from Sunset Place. Hallee Meltzer // Assistant Photo Editorcameramake Canonheight 800flash 16camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS6 originaldate 9/13/2014 7:24:12 PMwidth 1200orientation…

Kyojin features unlimited sushi
Culture, Food, Reviews

Kyojin features unlimited sushi

When you first walk into Kyojin Japanese Buffet, your expectations are immediately lowered.  In the outdated, poorly lit, dingy dining room, you notice only a few customers.  And then the big question hits you – was this a mistake? Perhaps you try to calm yourself and start off with soup.  How bad could soup be? …

Mixt’s blend of cultures thrives with clear, natural flavors
Culture, Food

Mixt’s blend of cultures thrives with clear, natural flavors

When you first hear the concept of Mixt, the new restaurant off Sunset Drive, you can’t help but be dubious. Peruvian and Japanese cuisines, at first glance, do not seem to be obviously compatible. However, both feature raw or at least nontraditionally prepared fish (ceviche and sushi, respectively) and place a strong emphasis on clear,…

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