Scarface. Cocaine Cowboys. How to Leave Hialeah. Now Miamians can add a new title to their list of must-haves: Tony Dokoupil's The Last Pirate. The book's subtitle says it all: "A Father, His Son, and the Golden Age of Marijuana." Dokoupil, a reporter for NBC, will speak about his gripping, sometim ... More >>
A white '80s Dodge Ram work van idles near the public boat ramp at Dinner Key Marina in Coconut Grove. The ride has no windows, giving it a Silence of the Lambs vibe. Strapped to the roof is a crude homemade sign that owner Eugene "Jobie" Steppe stenciled with a striking advertisement: "FULL BODY BU ... More >>
It's pretty hard to follow in the large boot steps of John Timoney, the one-time Miami police chief. In fact, ever since Miami New Times crowned Timoney "America's Worst Cop" in 2007, it's taken us five years to find suitable successors to the title.But the quintet of contenders in Miami this year u ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, President Barack Obama led a rousing preacher-like rally in front of 9,200 supporters at the University of Miami BankUnited Center. Meanwhile, half-a-dozen Mitt Romney lovers on Ponce de Leon Boulevard held up signs screaming, "FIRE OBAMA."Inside, we tried to crash a taping for ... More >>
See also "Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias Announce Summer Tour ." Enrique Iglesias doesn't strike us as the type of dude who'd coordinate his outfit (a slim-fitting, three-quarter sleeve baseball t-shirt, and designer jeans) to match his fully loaded, cherry-red Jeep Wrangler. Then again, we' ... More >>
Two weeks ago, Chicago police announced that they had thwarted a devilish plot by three "Black Bloc" anarchists with ties to Occupy Miami. Cops arrested Brian Church, Jared Chase, and Brent Betterly as they were allegedly in the middle of making Molotov cocktails they planned to throw at targets aro ... More >>
Sami Osmakac was arrested Saturday night near Tampa after federal officials uncovered an alleged terrorist plot in which Osmakac planned to blow up a nightclub and shoot at crowds using high-powered assault weapons.Osmakac, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in the former Yugoslavia, had pla ... More >>
Miami New Times has learned the "human attack" that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was engineered by former Dade County Commissioner Joe Gersten.Gersten, who disappeared from Miami almost two decades ago. allegedly led a crack team of commandos who entered Islamabad almost a week ago. The ... More >>
The dangers of war, deployed or not: Soldiers hold vigil at Fort Hood, TexasFourteen-hour work days in ungodly heat in a city full of Al-Qaeda operatives and insurgents intent on killing you. Daily visits from soldiers whose minds have been shredded, if not by shrapnel than by the stress of fight ... More >>
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hit new levels of ego-infused insanity last month when he had the bones of South American hero Simon Bolivar dug up to prove some weird conspiracy theory, and then live tweeted about crying over the remains. Inspired by the insanity, Christopher Hitchens ... More >>
Photo by Bill Cooke Gerald PosnerIn this week's Miami New Times, we write about new evidence that Gerald Posner plagiarized dozens of passages in his 2003 book Why American Slept and in 2005's Secrets of the Kingdom. After the jump, you can check out all the proof. But first, a little back ... More >>
Mansor Mohammad Asad sure picked the wrong month to have a crazy-guy episode on a Detroit-bound airplane. via Miami Dade Police Department Mansor Mohammad Asad picked the wrong time to threaten Jews on a Detroit-bound flight.As you've surely heard by now, Asad was arrested on the ... More >>
An iPhone buzzes inside a Wynwood restaurant, and Naudimar Herrera's bright brown eyes light up when he sees the caller: the downtown Federal Detention Center. Photo by Tim ElfrinkNaudimar Herrera in front of his parents' Midtown apartment."Patrick, what's up, my brother?" he barks into the phon ... More >>
After Imam Foad Farahi declined to become a federal informant, the government tried to destroy him.
As we reported in February after a visit to Guantánamo Bay, President Obama faces some pretty damn thorny decisions as he tries to close the notorious prison camp in southeastern Cuba, none tougher than what the heck to do with all the prisoners. via Wikimedia Commons.Soon coming to a backyard near ... More >>
Liberty City Six Judge Joan Lenard refuses to pay a P.I. after he speaks out.
If you've been keeping up with blogdom for the past couple of days, you've probably come across the site How Obama Got Elected. The premise is basically "people who voted for Obama are stupid and misinformed, and it's the media's fault." The guy behind it commissioned a Zogby poll to show that a m ... More >>
This author is one of the victims.
Harold and Kumar get shipped to Gitmo in this forced act two.
Leaving no gimmick unturned, that Super Size Me guy goes searching for Public Enemy No.1.
Tired of the FM radio grind, DJ Affect hits the virtual airwaves
Today, candidate Marc Sarnoff channeled former University of Miami football standout Kellen Winslow Jr in describing his credentials as a legit neighborhood results-producing activist. Back in 2003, after a home loss to the Tennessee Volunteers, a ticked-off Winslow described himself to reporters a ... More >>
With more than 100,000 Jews in Miami, it's no wonder the debate here is hot
Loving your work so much you live in it
What do you do when some morons criticize you in a news report? If you're the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, the top federal cop, the answer is easy: You blackball the news reporter
Looming televisions dominate the stage -- and the action -- in this antiwar play
Several shows underscore the diversity of Miami's art scene
South Florida citizens take homeland defense into their own hands with Operation On Guard
A Miramar family gets the full suspect treatment
Is our airport the most user-unfriendly in America? No, just one of four really unhappy landing sites.
Cuban leader Victor Dreke's FIU visit offers some uncomfortable lessons for Miami
Why is "airport security" such a maddeningly frustrating oxymoron?
Thanks to one show, an unprecedented amount of foreign news is airing in Cuba -- but it ain't Nightline yet
He stumbled into a group of Muslim extremists with plans to attack America. Then he stumbled into Miami. Today Shaheed Mohamed is nowhere to be found.
Collins Avenue's greatest hits
Where can terrorists find safe harbor? If you're of the Cuban exile variety, right here.
Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
A terrorism survivor and expert digs into the bin Laden dilemma