Miami Shores Named One of Best LGBT Retirement Cities, Despite Recent Anti-Gay Vote

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Rich Robinson
Downtown Miami Shores.
The Huffington Post has named Miami Shores as one of the best places for LGBT people to retire in the entire county.

Ordinarily, that wouldn't be such a shock. But the distinction came the same day New Times reported that the village council opposed a symbolic resolution supporting gay marriage equality.

See also: Miami Shores Council Rejects Gay Marriage Equality Resolution

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Miami Shores Council Rejects Gay Marriage Equality Resolution

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The sleepy village of Miami Shores has long been seen as a suburban haven for LGBT people, and is a reliable liberal bastion in elections. But this past Tuesday, the village council voted 3 to 2 to reject a resolution supporting marriage equality in Florida. The vote came on the heels of a contentious and bizarre session of public comments that showcased the passions on both sides of the debate.

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"Selfie Toaster" Lets You Eat Yourself

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This toast was created by an artist. Selfie Toast can be created by you.
Remember when a piece of toast that vaguely resembled the Virgin Mary sold on eBay for $28,000? Here's some news that might make you nostagic for those days: A company in Vermont is selling personalized toaster that'll burn your selfie into a piece of bread.

That means it's only a matter of time before one of your friends "ironically" orders one. This is, after all, the city that set a Guinness World Record for selfies just a few short months ago.

See also: Miami Breaks the Guinness World Record of Most Selfies Taken in One Hour

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Analog Art Returns With a Vinyl Art Showcase in Little Haiti

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'Simian and Garfunkel' by Robert Jimenez
Art has never been confined to canvas alone. Just ask those brave souls who first painted on cave walls, or the guys who designed those street chickens on Calle Ocho. (Oh yeah, they are in the same category, for sure.)

Art happens wherever it wants. That's one of the main forces behind the second annual Analog Art showcase happening Saturday at Yo Space in Little Haiti. Using vinyl records as their canvases, over 40 artists are expected to present their best work.

See also: Analog Art Show: The Fusion of Art, Music, and Community

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Why Has Liberal Talk Radio Failed in Miami?

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Political liberals are almost everywhere in Miami. They're lining up for pro-Obama rallies. They're filling up our college campuses. And they're sure as hell showing up at the ballot box. (Yes, even the Cuban ones.)

But there's one place you won't find left-leaners in South Florida: on the radio.

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VowTo Miami Wellness Program: Birchbox Meets Life Coaching Meets Social Media

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VowTo's welcome kit contents.
Wellness may be the buzzword of the decade, but for countless women facing stressful gigs, crying kids, and chaotic households, the term is more fantasy than reality.

But VowTo, headquarted in Wynwood's LIght Box at Goldman Warehouse, is looking to change all that. Through its 12-week online, in-person, and snail mail program, the company aims to give women a gaggle of tools to make balanced living an achievable goal.

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BattleFrog, Navy SEAL-Designed Obstacle Race, Coming to Virginia Key

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If you're looking for someone to kick your ass, no one's more qualified than a Navy SEAL. The military's most elite team of badasses, these dudes don't mess around -- not even when it comes to their recreational activities.

In keeping with their reputation, a team of former SEALs are bringing the boot camp in the form of BattleFrog, their newly launched, no-holds-barred obstacle race. This November, a preview is coming to Virginia Key, so you can test for yourself whether you can hack something so hard core.

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Borscht Corporation Remaking Scarface, 15 Seconds at a Time

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When it comes to representation in film, Miami's not L.A. It's not New York City. It's not even Toronto. Compared to these overused movie locales, Miami has just a handful of productions under its belt: Chef, Pain & Gain, Bad Boys, There's Something About Mary, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

But the greatest of all these, as everybody knows, is Scarface.

The classic Pacino film has been embraced by Miamians ever since its 1983 release, and it still represents Miami to the rest of the world. What's not to love: cocaine, guns, mobsters, hot tubs, hilariously oversized lapels.

Still, a lot has changed in the three decades since Tony Montana first introduced you to his little friend. Maybe the original Scarface needs an update. And maybe you're the one to do it.

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Florida Supercon 2014: Meet the Cosplayers of Miami's Biggest Geek Gathering (Video)

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Wonder Woman and Captain America. The Joker and Deadmau5. Link and The Mad Hatter and horror movie ghoulies galore.

Pretty much any character you can think of was represented at last weekend's Florida Supercon, which took over the Miami Beach Convention Center for four days of geeky goodness.

See also: Photos from Florida Supercon 2014

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Miamians on the Fourth of July: "Who's On Mt. Rushmore? LeBron!" (Video)

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Miami may be one of the most patriotic places in the U.S.A., but things down here in South Florida are still a whole lot different from what you'll find anywhere else in the country. In the Miami history books, for example, Benjamin Franklin was a United States president. There's also no such thing as a $5 bill, and national landmark Mt. Rushmore features none other than LeBron James.


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