South Florida Web Awards: Meet Your Twitter, Instagram, and Arts/Culture Nominees
As our arts and culture landscape heats up, we've got savvy scenesters reporting from the front lines about all the hotness hitting South Florida. These folks do us a serious service and keep us informed about all the culturally significant stuff we're way too lazy to get into on our own.
London born Thomas Hollingworth offers up insightful commentary on the most culturally relevant topics spanning South Florida. Penned by a conglomeration of guest bloggers and talented locals, it's an in-depth, intricate and educated look at all things art.
The brainchild of Miami boy Jordan Melnick, this blog covers everything relevant to our ever-expanding cultural landscape. From sports commentary to contentious issues, the team tackles the good stuff and helps unite the community with creative events (two-wheeled scavenger hunt, anyone?), to boot.
The online extension of Rakontur Media Studios, (led by outspoken filmmakers Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman), this blog keep the city on its toes with tales of drug running, backyard beatings and financial ruin. From the iconic Cocaine Cowboys to Broke (newly aired on ESPN), the duo keeps a keen eye on topics the average South Floridian might otherwise overlook.
An ode to intellectual discourse and good taste, Salty Eggs offers insight, informs and pokes more than a little fun. Covering topics ranging from Mitt's latest misstep to JK Rowling's tepid book release, the team keeps readers engaged with witty snipes and astute commentary.
South Florida Theatre Scene
For South Florida theater geeks, this is a one-stop-shop for shrewd, stage-related news and reviews. From aggregating show reviews and offering backstage job listings to providing a performance calendar and commentary from insiders, the blog is an all-inclusive look at the evolving on-stage landscape.
Sex and the Beach
Not to be confused with the ill-fated expo by a similar name (the blog came first), this off-the-cuff look at South Florida living covers lots more than its namesake topic. From adventures at sea and Hialeah history, Maria de los Angeles has been repping the 305, 954, and 561 for seven years and counting through in-depth observations and spot-on humor. (Fun fact: in true alter ego style, Maria also lives on as Twitter's own @ViceQueenMaria.)
South Florida Web Awards with Boxwood and Panic Bomber. Saturday, November 10, at Green Room, 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Doors at 10 p.m. 21 and over. Free and open to the public.
-- Hannah Sentenac and Alex Rodriguez