We were mildly surprised the first time Miami made Amazon's "Most Well Read Cities" list, but year after year we found ourselves included again. This year we've improved our position and moved up the county's third "most well read city." The city was ranked sixth last year.
You bought that 55 gallon drum of personal lubricant off of Amazon, didn't you? Because according to Amazon.com sales data, Miami is the sexiest city in America. Which means we buy more "sexual wellness" products off of Amazon per capita than any other city. That also helps make us the third most ro ... More >>
According to some interpretations of the ancient Mayan calendar, the world will end today, December 21, 2012 (this is, of course, despite the fact that everyone -- including NASA -- has said otherwise).Even if you believe such things, it's uncertain whether our world and everything on it will just s ... More >>
Shopping for most men is similar to herding cats. While women will drop hints via magazine clippings, e-mails, and the oh-so-subtle just borrowing your credit card and placing a wrapped present under the tree with your best wishes on it, if you ask a man what he wants for Christmas, chances are he'l ... More >>
Fifty Shades of Grey, the erotic novel by E.L. James, became a breakout sensation, selling over 40 million copies and making the New York Times bestseller list. It's also been "roasted" by every comedian, literary critics, and Saturday Night Live for its bondage fantasy subject matter and less-than- ... More >>
Every week writers for Miami New Times and our parent company, Village Voice Media, produce elegant magazine-style feature writing -- a gritty portion of which comes in the form of true-crime stories. Now VVM has collected some of its best recent true-crime yarns into an ebook: Seven Sins: A True Cr ... More >>
For the second year in a row, Amazon.com has compiled a list of America's best-read cities. And for the second year in a row, Miami has come in sixth on the list. It's a ranking that leaves us feeling proud but perplexed.
"Half the people down here know me as the 'Hatman,'" Shahdaroba Rodd says. "The other half know me as the 'Naked Guy.'" Key West resident Rodd likes to bike around town wearing nothing but a G-string and a homemade stovepipe hat. He's something of a legend at Fantasy Fest, the weirdo town's ann ... More >>
Girl Scout cookie season officially starts today in South Florida, and you know what that means, don't you?Yup, dozens of little green hustlers swarming all over you whenever you try to enter a supermarket or big-box retail establishment. Trying to sell you boxes of overpriced chemical-laden cook ... More >>
According to the stereotypes, Miami is supposed to be a bit of a shallow city and not exactly an intellectual hot spot. Yet, we're apparently the sixth most book-looking city in America according to Amazon.com sales data. The book-selling super site totaled all book, magazine and newspaper sales ... More >>
So, this weekend the Associated Press published a story on some crappy book Florida Senate President and likely US Senate candidate Mike Haridopolos got $152,000 in taxpayer money from Brevard Community College to write. Besides being of questionable quality, only one copy of the book existed. We ... More >>
Miami loves their romance novelsApparently Miami's reputation as a sexy city even extends to our book shelves. Based on sales data, Amazon.com has ranked Miami as one of the most romantic cities in America, and the number one sexiest. Which basically means we're buying a ton of sex toys off Amazo ... More >>
FacebookBlack Friday is a vicious "holiday." It's a wretched display of hyper-consumerism, and anyone--who isn't homeless--that spends the night outside of a big-box retailer deserves to choke on a wishbone. Saving a few bucks on a 42-inch LCD television is rad, but not if you risk giving passers ... More >>
via CrunchGearThis week's Newsweek -- which should probably be titled "Suck-up-week" -- includes a front page pic of the iPad and a back page ad for the Amazon Kindle. The main article is a generally positive piece about the iPad and the geeks who love it.