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A- Get to know Animal Tropical at The Heat Lightning.
It’s definitely much easier to imagine them drunk on a futon than it is to compare their shows to anything controlled. This isn’t meticulous performance here, people – this is the product of 4 people who know one another so well that their f*cking [Ed.] around comes off as magic. Aside from their friendship, Jose, Kris, Jorge, and Jarret get along onstage for a simple reason: they’re are all extremely talented. They’ve been doing what they do a long time and it shows.B- Roy Black gets very specific with how UM's law school can be improved.
My solution is to radically reform the curriculum. I suggest we become the MIT of litigation. After the first year of required courses, we create a program designed to intensely train trial lawyers. Not with the usual clinical courses, or useless apprenticeships, but with rigorous courses, taught by experienced professionals, using mock trials and moot courts, to teach students how to litigate. This will make the UM law degree more valuable in the marketplace. When a law firm needs young litigators, we will be the first place they look.C- Shorter Babalu Blog [via Twitter] and Breathless John Birch, Jr....
No other law school does this; it is time for a new brand at UM. We should advertise as the school to learn trials. The vision should be a school go-to for the finest litigation education and experience.
Protecting the environment, ensuring the quality and safety of the food we consume and legislating new laws through a democratic process are all signs of a dictatorship!D- Southern District of Florida Blog notes that Florida's drug law has been deemed unconstitutional.
E- A Miami Beach hotel makes the list of TripAdvisor's Top Ten Dirtiest Hotels in the US, reports Random Pixels.
F- Boy Writes Miami says Wynwood Kitchen & Bar is okay if you're in the neighborhood.
If you happen to be in the area, go for it. If you have to drive more than 5 miles to get there, don’t bother.G- Beached Miami previews a very long sci-fi film that is showing at the Miami Beach Cinematheque this weekend.
Speaking of time, World on a Wire is Fassbinder at his most sluggish, and those hoping for a fast-paced, futuristic action flick will be disappointed (and possibly lulled to sleep). Indeed, the long pauses the actors take between sentences, a Fassbinder stylization that can grow weary over a few hours, may serve as silent lullabies if you don’t have enough caffeine coursing through your veins.H- Morgan's South Beach opens on Saturday, according to Eater Miami.
I- Close to 20 new photos are up at The Street.
J- Can too much development affect the amount of rain we receive? The answer is at Go Hydrology!
K- There's a new gourmet popcorn store on Washington Avenue on South Beach and The305.Com tells us about it.