Nestled between Wynwood’s murals and the vivacious streets of the Design District, thrives Fox House boutique, a local gem for women’s fashion. Owner, Tobi Salver, established the business online in 2010 and has since opened a fabulous retail space that carries top indie brands like Gypsy Renegade, MinkPink, and Beauty And The Beach.
From Manaus, a metropolis in the middle of the Amazon Jungle; to Fortaleza, Natal, Recife, and Salvador on the Northeastern coast; to São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Rio, the economic and cultural powerhouses of the Southeast; to Brasilia, the capital and Unesco’s World Heritage City, and Cuiabá in the Mid-West; to Curitiba and Porto Alegre in the South; the exhibition will offer a cultural context to the games and their Host Cities.
Scarface. Miami Vice. Bad Boys. Each of these films are set in “the Magic City.” None of them reflect the unique perspectives of Miami’s everyday inhabitants. Until now. Miami native and filmmaker, Yesenia Lima, is hoping to change that by broadening the portrayal of the city through her upcoming film, MIAmi.
Earlier this month, thousands of psychedeliacs descended on Carson Creek Ranch for the 7th iteration of Austin Psych Fest, a music festival specifically designed for those who enjoy mind expanding music and visuals. The dust-ridden weekend was replete with psychedelic music from all over the world, delicious food trucks, and friendly vibes. Whether you made it out there or not, allow me to recount for you all some of this year’s most memorable performances…
“We bought the wrong damn chickens…” Brandon Payne, Ti Laurent’s Production Manager, sighed as one of our Haitian colleagues, Widline made an unsuccessful attempt to shoo off a chicken that was supposed to be used in a key scene of the film. In it, the chicken needed to run comically fast, like in a Rocky training for a fight scene and be tackled by our main actor, Pedro. But our chicken calmly took two steps and continued to peck at the dirt. Brandon and Wildine had purchased the chickens from La Savanne, a crowded and depressing slum at the edge of La Cayes, where we were shooting some of the film. Bazil, the Haitian producer on the team, shook his head, “they must be Dominican chickens, Haitian chickens run,” laughter ensued. Producing in Haiti was like this, buying 10 chickens was relatively easy and cheap, but making the chickens run, difficult. Finding a hospital operating room to use was easy and free! But, finding a sausage to use as a prop proved impossible, as we found out after wasting two days navigating the intricacies of Haitian offerings, to finally end up with hot dogs.