Moría la muela, vieja compañera, doliendo a abandono —
desgana incrustada a la encía
como techo maltrecho contra el huracán tiempo.
Última vez mía.
Exagero: La gran muerte poco importa;
son las pequeñas traiciones las que matan.
¡Oh, soledad de baño!
¡Oh, moribunda muela,
camarada de trompadas infantiles y nueces,
de destapar botellas a los quince y mordedera de pezones!
Coño, chico, labios mordedores, uno entiende, ¿pero muelas y pezones?
Amiga, reconzco, manías acrobáticas tenías…
Entonces llegó la carie con su calce de platino.
No quiero ser mina, protestaste. No soy yo.
Y fuimos cambiando como cambian las cosas.
FROST SCIENCE / Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs
The exhibition — May 15 through September 6, 2021, takes the audience to the world of the largest flying animals that ever existed. Not dinosaurs. Not birds. Just amazing Pterosaurs.
Organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Pterosaurs is the largest exhibition about these flying reptiles ever mounted in the United States. It highlights research by scientists and leading paleontologists around the world and features rare pterosaur fossil casts from Italy, Germany, China, the United States, the United Kingdom and Brazil. The exhibition includes life-size models…
The Wolfson Campus sits in the heart of our exuberant City of Miami,” she observed. “ Diversity, necessity, and opportunity combine to give Miami its creative energy. In this sort of environment, innovation is more likely. I see asset after asset, and that asset-based approach towards the community in which we educate allows us to partner with stakeholders to build a better education for our students and a stronger public sphere.”
Downtown News: Speaking of partnerships, tell us about the influx of tech companies from New York and California and the relationship with the College.
Beatriz Gonzalez: Miami Dade is…
The Downtown News adventure started three years ago with a simple idea: a publication focused exclusively on a growing Downtown. The Downtown Neighbors Alliance (DNA) funded it. The challenge was doing it with a budget that couldn’t have paid half the salary of a part-time journalist. Not only that, but we also aimed for print and online editions. (Online means video, photography, music, podcasts… Multimedia.)
The Downtown Arts + Science Salon (DASS) volunteered many a service, and together with the DNA helped organize a team of citizen journalists. Eventually, a generous grant came from the office of Miami-Dade Commissioner Eileen…
Whether it’s a day at the beach, an outdoors cafe, the park down the street, or the good old chair by a window at home, a book will transport you far and deep into cultures and distant lands. No tickets necessary, no convoluted airports, no packing… Just you and the author. An intimate conversation. Cocktails are optional.
“A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors.” Charles Baudelaire.
Books have been there for us for all kinds of reasons, to comfort us, for entertainment, companionship, to guide…
On April 23 we celebrate Spanish Language Day. We also celebrate Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote.
No one is free from the effects of Climate Change. Our response must come from the individual property to the block, from the neighborhood and city to state and country. By Aaron DeMayo.
Downtown is an archipelago of zip codes, said a resident. Buildings disconnected from one another like islands. Each its own unique culture.
The Major League Soccer (MLS) is on the way. And soccer might also help us keep healthy.
Miguel de Cervantes authored the first modern novel and one of the best ever written: Don Quixote. Vladimir Nabokov put it: “Don Quixote looms so wonderfully above the skyline of literature… He stands for everything that is gentle, forlorn, pure, unselfish, and gallant.”
But not even the ingenious errant knight could have predicted the reach and vitality the Spanish-language enjoys today. 500 million people speak it worldwide. In the U.S., Spanish is the most studied and spoken foreign language. In effect, many no longer consider it a foreign language, wielding as evidence bilingual cities like Miami. Spanish-language media keeps flourishing…
Downtown News asked residents and stakeholders to draft a brief semblance of the neighborhood for a self-portrait. We wanted to model it after an early portrait young Rembrandt did. “He painted it the way he would paint a model, without personifying it,” observed Pat Steir for the New York Times. “It’s letting go of imparting wisdom to the figure. Brilliance, scale, beauty — letting go of all that. That’s what’s hard to do.”
We wanted a portrait of Downtown devoid of ego.
We sent this email randomly: Working on a story about residents’ and stakeholders’ perceptions of downtown Miami. We’d…
Join HistoryMiami Museum in celebrating the City of Miami’s upcoming 125th birthday. Incorporated on July 28th, 1896, Dr. George will highlight the city’s history through stories of Downtown Miami.
View downtown scenes and notable landmarks along with vintage photographs of Dr. George and early tourgoers as you learn about the ever-changing history of this metropolitan city.
Dr. George’s Zoom lecture will feature a visual presentation of contemporary and archival images. The recording of the program will be available for registered participants to view on-demand for up to one-week should you miss the live program. …