Bill Cooke is a life-long Miami resident. Since the early '80s, he's worked as a freelance photojournalist covering virtually every major story in South Florida. In 2008, he started the widly popular Random Pixels blog where he posts cat videos when not writing about more serious issues.
4 months ago | News
Have you seen the latest issue of Der Spiegel? That's normally an odd question in Miami, which is not exactly bursting with subscriptions to Germany's favorite weekly news magazine. But thanks to a brutal cover illustration of Donald Trump holding...
5 months ago | Crime
On January 29, 2013, Nikki Beach bartender and self-described "party princess" Karlie Tomica slammed her car into a pedestrian walking down Collins Avenue. Stefano Riccioletti, a 49-year-old chef and father of three who was walking to his job at t...
6 months ago | International News
Sixty years ago, Miami — or My-am-uh, as many locals called it then — was as Southern, conservative, and deeply religious as any comparably sized town in Alabama, Georgia, or Mississippi. Dade County's population was less than a million. The city'...
6 months ago | News
Thousands of Miamians have taken to the streets since last week to protest Donald Trump. By all accounts, they've been entirely peaceful. Miami Police Commander Albert Guerra even took to Twitter after a Wynwood protest on Saturday to "thank ...
7 months ago | Crime
Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco's Sunday routine rarely varies: He begins the day with an early-morning, three-mile jog on Ocean Drive. Yesterday that routine took an unexpected turn. Although Ocean Drive has been bedeviled by crime this y...
9 months ago | Police
The call came in to Miami Beach police early on a Monday morning two years ago: An MBPD sergeant, the witness said, had gotten hammered while working off-duty at Mango's Tropical Cafe on Ocean Drive. Police arrived to find Sgt. Mike Muley in such ...