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Is your avocado an illegal clone? Grower sues Miami competitor over trendy hot-seller

Is your avocado an illegal clone? Grower sues Miami competitor over trendy hot-seller

September 18, 2018


Filed under National

Deep in a lush remote valley in the Dominican Republic, the discovery of a single very special tree spawned a new species of avocado. Called the Carla, it has since emerged as a rock star of the avocado world, combining the buttery richness of the popular but small California-grown Hass with the prod...

Momentum swings to Miami as venue for trial of ‘El Chapo’

Momentum swings to Miami as venue for trial of ‘El Chapo’

January 14, 2016


Filed under National

By James Rosen and Jay Weaver McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — U.S. and Mexican officials are engaged in high-level talks to determine whether Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will be tried in Miami or New York on drug-trafficking charges following his anticipated extradition to the ...

Tom Wolfe’s ‘Back to Blood’ revels in excess — just like Miami

September 5, 2013


Filed under Books

By Connie Ogle The Miami Herald “Back to Blood” by Tom Wolfe; Little, Brown ($30) ——— Sprawling, messy, maddening, exhilarating, exhausting, over-caffeinated and hyper-punctuated, Tom Wolfe’s giddy “Back to Blood” is as excessive as the city it celebrates and eviscerates. The satire...

Operation Beautiful: Scales Measure Weight, Not Worth

Brooklyn Schlote, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 31, 2011


Filed under National

Operation Beautiful, an organization devoted to ending “fat talk” from women’s vocabulary everywhere, may be singlehandedly responsible for the success of Post-it Notes. The woman behind the magic is Caitlin Boyle, the founder of Operation Beautiful. OB got started as a site in June 2009 and so...

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