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    November 25, 2014

    Alicia Menendez: Fusion's Breakout Star

    In this week's Miami New Times, we profile 30 of the most interesting characters in town, with portraits of each from photographer Stian Roenning. See the entire Miami New Times People Issue here. How can a news show stand out in the age of 24-hour-a-day screaming Nancy Graces and nonstop nonnews c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2014
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    December 27, 2013

    600-Person Brawl Erupts in Florida Movie Theater Parking Lot

    Listen, we all know that Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts sharing the screen in the film adaptation of Tony award winning play August: Osage County is a major event, but there's no reasons for people to riot over it. Oh, that doesn't come out in Florida until later today? So what movie caused a 600-pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Live TV Streaming Service Aereo Coming to Miami on September 2

    Aereo, the cloud-based streaming service that lets your watch and record local television stations from your computer, smart phone, tablets and even your television, is headed to Miami on September 2. This is great news for people looking to kick their cable company to the curb, and bad news for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Univision Aired Its First Gay Telenovela Wedding This Week

    With all those murderous maids, seductive priests, and double-crossing fiancés, a gay wedding would actually be one of the least dramatic things in a telenovela. Yet, until this week, Univision had never aired one.

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    December 31, 2012

    The Ten Weirdest Moments in Food: 2012 Edition

    When looking back on 2012, we noticed a big trend -- weirdness. A lot of weird stuff happened in the food industry.From a fast food restaurant with a political stance to a sweet grandma becoming an overnight sensation for a food review, the food industry took a ride to crazy-town this year.A lot has ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2012
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    September 25, 2012

    Mitt Romney's "Brownface" Mystery Solved: Bad MAC Foundation

    Despite speculation that Mitt Romney got a bad spray tan or even purposely tried to make his skin darker during a recent Univision forum held at the University of Miami, the truth appears to be a bit less devious. According to ABC News/Univision, the makeup artist on hand that night just went a litt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Disney and Univision Launching Miami-Based Cable News Network

    CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are about to get some Miami-based competition backed by one of the world's largest media conglomerates.Disney and Univision announced this morning that they are set to launch a 24-hour news network sometime in the next year, and the channel's operation will be headquartered i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Miami Nose Job Doc in Trouble for Commissioning "Jewcan Sam" Music Video

    ​So, Dr. Michael Salzhauer, a Bal Harbor plastic surgeon, decided to commission a music video to promote his nose-job services to a young audience. Here is a comprehensive list of (almost) everything in the video that could be considered offensive: the song's name, "Jewcan Sam"; making light of te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Newt Gingrich Wanted an Open Marriage, Claims His Ex-Wife

    ​It's a big day in the GOP primary. Rick Perry, once perceived as a conservative savior has dropped out after one of the most hilariously horribly run candidacies of all time. Meanwhile, Rick Santorum has been revealed as the real winner of the Iowa Caucus. And yet, probably the juiciest news come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    I Smuggled a Knife, Stinky Cheese, and Herbs Past the TSA This Year

    ​A Massachusetts woman recently had a cupcake confiscated by a Transportation Security Administration agent at Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport. The offending baked good was packaged in a jar, which immediately made it a potential weapon of mass destruction (and we're not even talking abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Macarons are the New Cupcakes; Solo Has Them Starting Today

    Lee KleinMacarons at Vida brunch at Fontainebleau​Macarons are absolutely the new cupcakes.I know this because I was watching ABC News and they said that "macaroons are the new cupcakes." The next day Time magazine came in the mail and in it was an article entitled "Will Macarons be the new cupcak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    No More Gym Class in Middle School? Florida Lawmaker Wants To Rewrite P.E. Requirements

    Michelle Obama would not approve.​All of us remember middle school gym class, some as the best part of the day, and some of us as a hellish daily ritual steeped in shame and failure. But now Republican state Rep. Larry Metz has introduced a bill that would no longer require all Florida middle scho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Dancing With the Stars Grand Finale: Ricki Lake Tangos to Psycho Theme

    ​Gosh, were we excited for the Dancing with the Stars Grand Finale. And boy did ABC go all out for us! Instead of the usual flippant DWTS introduction, we get a very serious Explosions in the Sky-scored, grainy film-effect montage of Ricki, Rob, and J.R. We are reminded that Ricki did it for the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Angie Varona: ABC's Nightline Decides Its a Good Idea to Broadcast Sexy Pictures of a 14-Year-Old

    ​Remember Miami-teen Angie Varona? She was the girl who unwittingly became an internet sex symbol at the age of 14 after her Photobucket account was hacked and her scantily clad, though not explicit, photos made the rounds on some of the seedier parts of the internet. Well, ABC News' Nightline in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Nine-Year-Old Girl Told Not to Eat Candy on School Bus Tells Police: "I Will F***ing Kill You!"

    ​A nine-year-old Florida girls loves candy almost as much as she hates police: a lot.What started as a request by the girl's school bus driver to stop eating candy on the bus ended with the girl getting pepper-sprayed and charged with four felonies.

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    October 14, 2011

    Miami-Filmed Charlie's Angels Canceled

    ​Even a day after paparazzi pics of two of the Charlie's Angels cast members engaging in some sapphic lip locking action probably-not-coincidentally leaked, ABC has canceled the Miami-set reboot of the classic franchise. Unlike a host of other Miami-set shows however, Charlie's Angels actually fil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Video: The Last Space Shuttle Launch From Florida Ever

    ​Florida is no longer the preeminent launch pad to the stars. Space Shuttle Atlantis blasted off into space from the Kennedy Space Center today for the final time, marking the end of NASA's historic space shuttle program. The event leaves both the future of American space explo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Obama Brand Cigarettes Found in Florida: A Short History of Presidential Smokes

    via ABC News​Jack Tapper at ABC News seems amused by a picture of Obama's brand cigarettes that a reader from Florida sent. Apparently, the presidential pleasure sticks are manufactured by a Uruguayan company, Montepaz, and sold in the States. Aside from that, there's little information about the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Chad Ochocinco Joins Dancing With The Stars With Pamela Anderson and Kate Gosselin

    ​It's really a wonder that somehow the one-man entertainment machine known as Chad Ochocinco has not been on a reality tv show yet. If there's a single player in the NFL who was made for trash television it's him. He is, after all, Esteban: the most interesting football player in the world.Well, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    News Roundup: AFC Beats NFC in Pro Bowl

    Los Van Van, the Cuban dance band that performed at the Knight Center last night, drew around 400 anti-Castro protesters. [ABCNews]Inner-city neighborhoods such as Liberty City might be in position for an economic renaissance. [Herald]Miami-Dade interim director James Loftus is expected to be p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    News Roundup: Grandmother Killed Over $5

    A grandmother in Lauderdale Lakes was killed after she refused to give her teenage attacker $5 to buy marijuana. [Herald]A former Miami cop who devised a scheme to steal $15,000 from Crime Stoppers will get only two months in jail. [Herald]A University of Miami doctor who led much of the early medic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Rep. Steve King Proposes Deporting Haitians to be Relief Workers

    ​Is Iowa Rep. Steve King aiming to the most hated congressman from the flyover state in South Florida since Tom "Miami is a third world country" Tancredo?Late last year he assaulted the ownership of our Miami Dolphins during a congressional hearing over much more important things, and now he's gon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Marlins' Chris Coghlan Wins NL Rookie of the Year

    Photo by Dirk Hansen, via Wikicommons and​It took awhile, but the Marlins finally beat the Philadelphia Phillies this season.Fish rookie outfielder Chris Coghlan won the National League Rookie of the Year Award today, narrowly beating out Phillies pitcher J. ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    News Roundup

    Manny Diaz sent letters to a hundred Miami Police officers informing them they'd be let go unless the police union agrees to pay cuts. [Herald]Doctors at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were able to use a portion of a woman's tooth to restore her eyesight. [ABCNews]Yet another Miam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Horse Killed in Miami Gardens - Does Black Market Horse Meat Cure AIDS?

    via wikimedia commonsThis horse is so sad it went and got an emo haircut.​ Another horse killed and stripped of meat in similar manner to the 20 or so others so far this year was found murdered Wednesday morning in the ranch where it lived in Miami Gardens. Its throat was slit and two legs were re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    News Roundup

    The judge who let the cat killer suspect out on bond says the kid is no danger to the community. [ABCNews]Yeah, so Alonzo Mourning and his wife will have a school named after them. You think he'd be like, "You know guy, I will let this old lady lawyer have her school," but no. [UPI]Moment of silence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    ABC News Loves Preacher Kid Story, Hates Attribution

    About a month ago, New Times published a story about an 11- year-old preacher named Terry Durham. Newspapers such as the New York Times had already printed feel-good articles about the talented Margate boy. But after spending time with Terry and the people who raised him, we realized there were some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Bill Nelson Caught up in PMA Mess

    Last week, ABC News broke news that the FBI had raided PMA Group, a lobbying firm, this past November. PMA, which specialized in lobbying for earmarks for defense contracts, had close ties to Democratic Rep. John Murtha, but also donated heavily to other politicians -- many of them Democrats, but so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Holder Held Weepy Reno in His Arms After Elian Gonzalez Raid

    Babalu Blog and its ilk haven't picked up on this, but we can already imagine their response: "That dirty socialist mainstream media is trying to pull one over on the Cubans by implying that this new attorney general isn't a godless prick who jumped for joy at the though of sending Elian Gonzalez ... More >>

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    September 24, 2008
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    September 22, 2008

    In Bland TV Programming: CSI: Miami and Dancing With The Stars Return

    via Imagechan (nsfw ads) "Yeah, mofo, I've got two pairs on. What you gonna do now? Kill me? I'm already dead. God, this show has amazing writing!" Hot on the heels of last night's Emmys, the fall television season continues its kickoff tonight with two big premiers of shows with a shot of Miami fla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Girl Who Suffered From a 12-Pound Facial Tumor Can Smile Again

    via ABC News In April Doctors at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center removed a 12-pound tumor from the face of Lai Thi Dao, a 15-year-old Vietnamese girl. You can see a picture of the tumor here, but be aware that it's pretty graphic. She appeared before the press today for the fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008

    Week's Top Food-Related Headlines

    DINING | What McCain and Obama's favorite restaurants say about the candidates Chicago Sun Times "We believe that a candidate's taste in food is a more reliable indicator of character than the carefully strained statements issued in this atmosphere of gotcha and gotcha back." KFC's "Vegetarian San ... More >>

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    February 20, 2008
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    December 24, 2007
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    December 24, 2007

    Two Americas, Continued

    In my restaurant review this week (Two Americas), I wrote that “While a ‘food revolution’ has indeed taken place, only middle-class and wealthy people can afford to purchase the real quality goods (To wit: Last week I swooned at the check-out line upon realizing I’d just paid eight dollars f ... More >>

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    November 26, 2007
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    September 22, 2005
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    April 7, 2005
  • Culture

    December 12, 2002

    End of the Road

    Trio is the network where great shows go to die, and so much more

  • Culture

    February 14, 2002

    Net Loss

    The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse

  • Culture

    March 8, 2001

    Good Cop, Bad Cop

    Denis Leary is on The Job, but can ABC find him an audience?

  • Culture

    December 28, 2000

    Blow Up the Box

    TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched...and watched

  • Music

    May 11, 2000

    Geek Love

    The men behind this season's best shows -- and biggest failures -- blame it all on Regis

  • Culture

    April 27, 2000

    Geek love

    The men behind this season's best shows -- and biggest failures -- blame it all on Regis

  • News

    January 1, 1998

    The Resurrection of Robert Tilton

    Dogged by grabby ex-wives and financial scandals, a Texas prophet-for-profit brings his TV act to Miami Beach

  • News

    October 23, 1997

    It's Authentic When Linda Hart Says It's Authentic

    And when it's not, even acclaimed investigative reporters eat crow

  • Music

    November 18, 1992

    The Dealer Wins

    Five signs that a musician is getting stepped on

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