Roadtrips just might become a new addiction

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson After the insanity that was the month of December I was looking forward to a nice trip to Costa Rica with my girlfriend so I could completely unplug and temporarily forget about all...

The Trees for the Forest

With Basel coming up, it’s hard not to reflect on the magnitude of these art shows in Miami now. Starting in October/November, there’s fair after festival after show after exhibit. It gets to be overwhelming. I’m already hoping I’ll get a chance just to squeeze in a few shows and even those few I’m not...

Undiscovered Culture

Undiscovered Culture (old essay from 05-06) So click the link above to see a “photo essay” I had to do for my first English class in my first year of college. Pretty funny to look back 5-6 years and see how we’ve pretty much ended up where I thought we would. Also cool to see...

Selling Out vs. Moving On Up

(Another piece I had written for Open Media Miami) Whether talking about gentrification or “selling out” there’s always a fine line to be walked when it comes to transforming something with seemingly little value into something popular and marketable. Artists have always presented a good opportunity to examine this principle. You have countless examples to...

Victims of Gentrification or Self-Saboteurs

So this is a piece I had written for publication but the timing wasn’t right and eventually it just got put on the back burner. I realize that this is a touchy subject especially with all the Occupyness going on but hey, shit happens: The latest newsworthy crime in the Wynwood area, specifically the armed...

Guest bloggers

So I (admittedly with the help of some friends) decided to use this blog section to further connect us Miamians. Rather than me writing about whatever I want every couple of days or so, I’m going to open up the floor to you guys. Anyone interested in writing a piece just has to e-mail me at...

First Post

So this is technically the first blog post I’m writing I guess. No pressure. The question I get asked most at this point when I bring up YO Miami to strangers who know nothing about it is “What is it?” A valid and pretty obvious question all things considered. The answer isn’t as simple as...