The ‘E-Pimps’ of OnlyFans

Clever marketers have figured out how easy it is to simulate online intimacy at scale, ventriloquizing alluring models with cheap, offshore labor.

#english-language, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #miami-fla, #models-professional, #onlyfans, #philippines, #pornography

These Dancers Escaped the War. Their Journeys Are Just Beginning.

Hundreds of ballet dancers and students fled Ukraine after Russia’s invasion. With opportunities scarce, many will have to keep moving if they want to keep dancing.

#amsterdam-netherlands, #dancing, #dutch-national-ballet, #kate-myklukha, #lopez-lourdes, #miami-fla, #miami-city-ballet, #netherlands, #polina-loshchylina, #russia, #ukraine, #victoria-glazunova, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Formula 1 Roars Into Miami, Where Cars Are Already King

A culture of souped-up cars, luxury cars and collector cars has flourished in Miami for decades. This weekend it will all be on display.

#alfa-romeo-automobiles, #antique-and-classic-cars, #automobile-racing, #automobiles, #automobili-lamborghini-spa, #biscayne-bay-fla, #collectors-and-collections, #cuba, #ferrari-spa, #florida, #formula-one, #fort-lauderdale-fla, #havana-cuba, #luxury-goods-and-services, #maserati-spa, #miami-fla, #miami-gardens-fla, #miami-vice-tv-program, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #pitbull-rapper, #pompano-beach-fla, #porsche-ag, #restoration-and-renovation, #willis-dontrelle, #wynwood-miami-fla

Former New Yorkers Are Networking Through WhatsApp

The chat groups in Los Angeles and Miami have become so popular that now there are waiting lists.

#los-angeles-calif, #miami-fla, #new-york-city, #raleigh-nc, #social-media, #whatsapp-inc

In Miami, a Ukrainian Art Show Becomes Unintentionally Timely

A Kyiv couple stage a socially charged exhibition in South Florida as their Voloshyn Gallery back home becomes a bomb shelter.

#art, #kadan-nikita, #khomenko-lesia, #kyiv-ukraine, #miami-fla, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #voloshyn-julia, #voloshyn-max

How a High School Debate Team Shaped Ketanji Brown Jackson

The Supreme Court nominee honed her oratory on Miami Palmetto’s powerhouse debate team. She was not the only alum who went on to an impressive career.

#debates-academic, #education-k-12, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #miami-fla, #public-speaking, #supreme-court-us

Tech’s Love Affair With Miami

The venture capitalist Keith Rabois may have made his fortune in Silicon Valley, but he no longer thinks the Bay Area has much to offer tech

#california, #florida, #miami-fla, #venture-capital

Florida Woman Used Pandemic-Relief Loan to Pay a Hit Man, Police Say

The authorities say that Jasmine Martinez, 33, of Miami, received the loan two weeks before the shooting death of Le’Shonte Jones as she walked with her toddler.

#coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #jasmine-martinez, #miami-fla, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #paycheck-protection-program, #romiel-robinson

Opening a Restaurant in Miami? Invoking Cuban Communism Might Backfire.

The restaurant, Café Habana, is scheduled to open in the spring. But it’s already leaving a bitter taste for many Miami-Dade County residents.

#boycotts, #castro-fidel, #guevara-ernesto, #habana-outpost-brooklyn-ny-restaurant, #miami-fla, #politics-and-government, #restaurants

2 Men in Miami Sentenced for Stealing 192 Ventilators Bound for El Salvador

The crime occurred in the first year of the pandemic, according to U.S. attorneys in Florida, and involved equipment that the U.S. was sending to El Salvador to treat critically ill Covid patients.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #miami-fla, #parking-garages-and-lots, #robberies-and-thefts, #united-states-agency-for-international-development, #ventilators-medical

When It’s Winter in Miami, It’s Time for Churros and Hot Chocolate

The combination has roots in Spain — but here the union has a distinct Floridian flair.

#beverages, #chocolate, #churros, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #hispanic-americans, #miami-fla, #restaurants, #snack-foods

Former President of Florida International University Explains Sudden Exit

On Sunday, Mark B. Rosenberg said he created “discomfort for a valued employee.”

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #board-of-regents-nys, #colleges-and-universities, #florida-international-university, #mark-rosenberg, #miami-fla, #schlissel-mark-s, #sexual-harassment, #university-of-michigan

Eric Adams Is Taking His First Paycheck in Crypto

Mr. Adams, who wants New York City to become the global capital for cryptocurrency, will have his paycheck converted into Bitcoin and Ethereum.

#adams-eric-l, #bitcoin-currency, #coinbase-inc, #miami-fla, #new-york-city, #suarez-francis-x-1977, #virtual-currency, #wages-and-salaries

American Airlines Flight Turns Back Over Passenger Mask Dispute

The London-bound flight was about 500 miles into its 4,400-mile journey when it reversed course and returned to Miami.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #london-england, #miami-fla

Miami-Bound Passenger Storms Cockpit in Honduras, Causing Flight Delay

As the American Airlines flight was boarding on Tuesday afternoon, the passenger entered the cockpit and “caused damage,” the airline said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #delays-transportation, #honduras, #miami-fla

10 Miami Bakeries That Showcase a World of Flavors

The area’s culture revolves around a good pastry and coffee from the diverse selection of bakeries, many of which draw inspiration from the Caribbean and Latin America.

#bakeries-and-baked-products, #cakes, #croissants, #desserts, #hispanic-americans, #miami-fla, #pastelitos

U.S. Seizes a Suspect in Assassination of Haiti’s President

A former Colombian commando is the first to face U.S. prosecution in the killing of Jovenel Moïse, after agents flew him to Miami from Panama.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #ctu-security, #haiti, #justice-department, #mercenaries-and-private-military-contractors, #miami-fla, #moise-jovenel-1968, #panama

2 Are Arrested After Brawl With Police at Miami Airport

The skirmish, which was captured on video, happened as the airport was bracing for heavy holiday passenger traffic despite a surge in Covid-19 cases driven by the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #assaults, #attacks-on-police, #kissimmee-fla, #miami-fla, #miami-international-airport, #odessa-tex, #serranopaca-mayfrer-gregorio, #suarez-alberto-yanez, #vaccination-and-immunization, #yanezsuarez-alberto

Santo Domingo Plane Crash Kills All 9 Aboard

A prominent Puerto Rican music producer known as Flow La Movie was reported to be among the dead.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #dominican-republic, #miami-fla

Overlooked No More: Julia Tuttle, the ‘Mother of Miami’

She worked tirelessly to revitalize the area now known as Miami, and is widely recognized as the only woman to have founded a major American city.

#agriculture-and-farming, #area-planning-and-renewal, #biscayne-bay-fla, #deaths-obituaries, #miami-fla, #tuttle-julia-1849-98

Man Survives Flight From Guatemala to Miami in Plane’s Landing Gear

The 26-year-old man, whose name was not released, was taken into custody by border agents, officials said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #guatemala, #guatemala-city-guatemala, #miami-fla, #miami-international-airport, #miami-dade-county-fla

Miami Will Fire Police Chief Who Likened Leaders to Cuban Dictators

The city manager decided to fire Chief Art Acevedo less than a year after announcing his high-profile hiring.

#acevedo-art-1964, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #miami-fla, #politics-and-government

Miami’s Embattled Top Cop Compared City Leaders to Cuban Dictators

Chief Art Acevedo was a flashy hire when he arrived in Miami six months ago. Now his job is in peril after a series of clashes with city commissioners.

#acevedo-art-houston-tex-police-chief, #carollo-joe, #miami-fla, #miami-police-department, #police, #police-reform, #suarez-francis-x-1977

Developers Plan to Demolish Al Capone’s Mansion. Some Want It Preserved.

The gangster’s former refuge on Palm Island, Fla., near Miami Beach, is dividing residents and city officials: Should it be razed to make way for a modern home?

#capone-al, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #miami-fla, #miami-beach-fla, #miami-design-preservation-league, #nineteen-hundred-twenties, #organized-crime, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Trail in Decades-Old Florida Killings Leads to Brazilian Man

Roberto Wagner Fernandes, who died in a plane crash in Paraguay in 2005, killed three women whose bodies were found in Miami and Broward County in 2000 and 2001, the authorities said.

#biscayne-bay-fla, #brazil, #broward-county-fla, #broward-county-sheriffs-office-florida, #crime-and-criminals, #demas-sia, #dietz-livesey-kimberly, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #fernandes-roberto-wagner, #fingerprinting, #forensic-science, #fugitives, #good-jessica, #miami-fla, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #serial-murders

‘We Can’t Get Out’: 911 Calls Capture Chaos and Fear After Condo Collapse

Miami-Dade County authorities released recordings of nearly two dozen calls made after the South Florida building fell on June 24.

#accidents-and-safety, #miami-fla, #rescues, #surfside-fla-building-collapse-2021

‘Should We Sell?’ After Collapse, Hot Florida Market Faces Uncertainty

The partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Fla., has plunged older beachside condos and high-rise buildings like it into a swirl of apprehension.

#biscayne-bay-fla, #buildings-structures, #miami-fla, #miami-dade-county-fla, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #real-estate-brokers, #surfside-fla, #surfside-fla-building-collapse-2021

The Collapse of Champlain Towers

Last week, a 13-story residential building near Miami crumbled, prompting a round-the-clock search for survivors and urgent questions about what happened.

#audio-negative-tragedy, #audio-neutral-informative, #miami-fla, #missing-persons, #rescues

Photos From the Scene of a Tragic Building Collapse in Florida

Ninety-nine people were still unaccounted for after a residential building collapsed in the beachfront community.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #miami-fla, #photography, #surfside-fla

Rescue Teams Respond to a Building Collapse in Miami

The building, in the Surfside area of Miami, appeared to be partially collapsed. It is unclear if there are any deaths or injuries.

#accidents-and-safety, #buildings-structures, #miami-fla, #rescues, #surfside-fla

Finding the Right Recipe for a Happy Life

Jamila Ross and Akino West met as culinary students. They communicated through their love for food. A little therapy helped, too.

#andres-jose-1969, #florida, #knowles-beyonce, #miami-fla, #restaurants, #schwartz-michael-chef, #weddings-and-engagements

A 20-Foot Sea Wall? Miami Faces the Hard Choices of Climate Change.

A proposal to construct barriers for storm surge protection has forced South Floridians to reckon with the many environmental challenges they face.

#army-corps-of-engineers, #biscayne-bay-fla, #environment, #floods, #florida, #global-warming, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #miami-fla, #water

How to Flourish, The Rock for President? and a 7-Eleven Grudge Match: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

#7-eleven, #centner-academy-miami-fla, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #industrial-espionage, #miami-fla, #miami-design-district-miami-fla, #order-the-extremist-group, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vaccination-and-immunization

Where to Find Exceptional Flowers in Six Different Cities

A guide to the most exciting florists working today in Chicago, Miami, Mexico City, Berlin, Seoul and Sydney.

#berlin-germany, #chicago-ill, #flowers-and-plants, #mexico-city-mexico, #miami-fla, #mothers-day, #seoul-south-korea, #sydney-australia

In Miami, a Sculpture Built to Live In

Christopher Carter, an artist who works with salvaged materials, set out to create his biggest work ever. Now it’s his home, and the subject of a new exhibit.

#carter-christopher, #content-type-personal-profile, #furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #miami-fla, #nsu-art-museum, #nsu-art-museum-fort-lauderdale, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation, #the-carter-project-exhibit

How the Centner Academy Became a Beacon for Anti-Vaxxers

Centner Academy barred teachers newly vaccinated against the coronavirus from being near students. Some parents threatened to withdraw their children. Others clamored to enroll.

#centner-academy-miami-fla, #centner-leila, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #florida, #miami-fla, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization

Why Is So Much Money Moving to Miami?

The city might be sinking, but Mayor Francis Suarez is still luring tech bros there.

#desantis-ron, #florida, #haley-nikki-r, #miami-fla, #rabois-keith, #republican-party, #suarez-francis-x-1977, #thiel-peter-a, #trump-donald-j

Florida Private School Bars Vaccinated Teachers From Student Contact

Centner Academy advertises its support for “medical freedom from mandated vaccines,” and has recently hosted talks by antivaccine advocates.

#centner-academy, #centner-leila, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #florida, #internal-essential, #miami-fla, #teachers-and-school-employees, #vaccination-and-immunization

‘The Start of a Comeback’ in 5 U.S. Cities

With vaccinations picking up, warmer weather and increased business reopenings over the last week, tourism has picked up in these destinations.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #las-vegas-nev, #los-angeles-calif, #miami-fla, #new-orleans-la, #new-york-city, #travel-and-vacations

Making Gifts for Those Who Have Everything

A group of wealthy friends and some specialty artisans turn out one over-the-top design each year.

#firearms, #gifts, #lepee-1839, #miami-fla, #switzerland, #unnamed-society, #watches-and-clocks

Miami Beach, Overwhelmed by Spring Break, Extends Emergency Curfew

The city has been criticized for its enforcement of the curfew in South Beach over the weekend, when the police used pepper balls to try to disperse crowds.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curfews, #miami-fla, #travel-and-vacations

Canadian Snowbirds Find Refuge in Their Mythical Miami

In this retirement community celebrating all things Florida, Quebec snowbirds hunkered down this winter to ride out the pandemic.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #florida, #miami-fla, #montreal-quebec, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #travel-and-vacations

Meme Stocks, Bias in A.I. and Instagram Book Clubs: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

#books-and-literature, #celebrities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #miami-fla, #organizations-societies-and-clubs, #stocks-and-bonds, #television, #trading-cards, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

Up to My Eyeballs in Art at Superblue

After a year of sensory deprivation, a critic dips a toe into the new, high-powered immersive art center in Miami.

#art, #culture-arts, #devlin-es, #glimcher-marc, #jobs-laurene-powell, #kusama-yayoi, #meow-wolf-art-collective, #miami-fla, #pace-gallery, #rubell-mera, #superblue-holdings-pbc, #teamlab-art-collective

‘I’d Much Rather Be in Florida’

Floridians are out and about and pandemic restrictions have been lifted. There’s just one problem: The virus never went away.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #desantis-ron, #florida, #miami-fla, #miami-beach-fla, #travel-and-vacations

Frontier Cancels Flight, Citing Maskless Passengers

The airline’s treatment of the passengers, all Orthodox Jews, drew condemnation and accusations of anti-Semitism from Jewish groups.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anti-defamation-league-of-new-york, #anti-semitism, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #frontier-airlines-inc, #hasidism, #jews-and-judaism, #miami-fla

A Perfectly Imperfect House in Miami

The exterior of the 1930s Mediterranean-style home in Coconut Grove was charming. The interior was anything but. This couple was thrilled.

#furniture, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #miami-fla, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

Fernando Hidalgo, Cuban-Born TV Host, Dies at 78

For 14 years, “El Show de Fernando Hidalgo,” a racy variety show with a Cuban flair, was appointment viewing in Latino households across the United States.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #hidalgo-fernando-1942-2021, #miami-fla, #television

Join Us in Miami! Love, Masters of the Universe

Silicon Valley techies and Wall Street titans have bought homes and moved businesses there in the pandemic, coaxed by an eager mayor.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #blackstone-group-the, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elliott-management-corp, #entrepreneurship, #miami-fla, #private-equity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #relocation-of-business, #start-ups, #suarez-francis-x-1977, #venture-capital

What Will Happen to Your Next Home if Builders Get Their Way?

A lobby is trying to block building codes that would help fight climate change.

#building-construction, #energy-efficiency, #fuel-efficiency, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-code-council, #miami-fla, #national-assn-of-home-builders, #polis-jared-s-1975, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #weather