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Gone Verde

This was such fun, heart-warming news to learn: Hedy Goldsmith, one of the Miami’s most beloved pastry chefs, has taken over Verde, the restaurant at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). I met and interviewed and celebrated the Philadelphia native on numerous occasions during the aughts, when we both lived in the Magic City, for […]

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Rogue Scout

Coming this month to Amazon Prime Video is Troop Zero, a 2019 Sundance Film Festival title inspired by Beasts of the Southern Wild screenwriter Lucy Alibar’s 2010 play, Christmas and Jubilee Behold the Meteor Shower. Picture it: Rural, trailer-park-y Georgia, 1977. Christmas Flint, a young girl (Gifted’s Mckenna Grace), wants to enter a national competition […]

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She Did That

Coming this spring to Netflix, Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer will star as Madam C. J. Walker on Self Made, a four-part period piece based on the biography by Walker’s great-great-granddaughter, A’Lelia Bundles, about the woman, the legend, the philanthropist and sociopolitical activist and, whaddya know (or don’t), America’s first female self-made millionaire. Bet they […]