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Good afternoon, South Florida. Is it warm enough for you?
It's always a good idea to watch your step on Miami Beach, what with all the flotsam that washes onshore from the ocean and the nightclubs. This weekend, Rod Stafford Hagwood found another reason to keep your eyes on the sand when the Beach Polo World Cup took place in Collins Park. Watch his video from the event here.
Recommended listening: "Get Free" by Lana Del Rey
“If you take the film apart, the acting is bad, the cinematography is mediocre, and the story is nonsensical." "Justice League"? Nope. "The Room," the 2003 groaner that Phillip Valys writes has received "global cult status ... for its unmatched terribleness" and which is returning to theaters this Wednesday for one-night-only screenings. The reason for the film's revival, of course, has much to do with "The Disaster Artist," the 2017 movie about the making of "The Room" that stars James Franco as wildly unqualified actor-director Tommy Wiseau. Last night, Franco won a Golden Globe for the portrayal.
Recommended listening: "Shouting at the Dark" by the Mynabirds
Ben Crandell reports that Justin Timberlake will bring his Man of the Woods Tour to South Florida in May, with tickets going on sale Jan. 29. " 'Man of the Woods' has been positioned as the work of a maturing artist," Crandell writes. Again, that is Justin Timberlake, man of the woods.
Recommended listening: Choose your own adventure.
"The state of South Florida’s craft-beer union is strong," Phillip Valys writes in his rundown of eight local breweries that recently opened or soon will. I'm sure the healthy state of the beer union has absolutely nothing to do with the sad and scary state of our larger union.
Recommended listening: "Don't Let the Sunshine Fool Ya" by Townes Van Zandt
Mike Mayo reviews Three, the new restaurant in Wynwood from trailblazing Florida chef Norman Van Aken: "Three is haute and hip, but not haughty. It demands time, money and commitment. It is worthwhile, despite some growing pains and hiccups. I was dazzled by a parade of colorful, mostly tasty and sometimes overly busy dishes. ... Good bites abounded."
Recommended listening: "Thank You Friends" by Big Star
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