One of the many arguments against a healthy, meatless diet is its cost-prohibitive nature. Because being vegan means shopping exclusively at Whole Foods, right? Wrong. Believe it or not, veganism can be achieved even via Walmart. Author Ellen Jaffe Jones is all about showing folks how to maintain a ... More >>
He called himself "BTCKing." Marking one of the first major busts in the nascent currency's history, the feds arrested Robert Faiella Monday afternoon at his Cape Coral home and accused him of selling more than $1 million in Bitcoins to drug traffickers through the black market website Silk Road. ... More >>
"I'm working to be more visible in the food world," a hungry Coolio admits. "What I really want to do right now is get a signature restaurant in one of the Vegas casinos." He's not joking. "We can start off really small, I don't care. I just want more people to be able to taste my food." Coolio ... More >>
For a celebrity, being in the news is a fact of life. But Paula Deen's fall from grace is the kind of media coverage that's not exactly PR driven. Since June, the Southern "lady" has been dropped by Food Network (although her page is still featured on their site, along with over 2,000 recipes); Tar ... 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 >>
Have you've seen (or, well, heard) Nine Types of Light? It's the new-ish album by Brooklyn's TV on the Radio and it's so blindingly brilliant that if a weak-eyed, sensitive-eared indie kid such as yourself isn't very, very, very careful (i.e. UV-shield sunglasses and silicone), he or she could e ... More >>
Will you be my valentine, Fabio?A really fun part of my job as New Times blogger is interviewing chefs and personalities in the food business. I've found that most people in this industry are witty and charming, so I was looking forward to my phone call with Top Chef All-Stars contestant and R ... More >>
The McRackins Oddities & Eggcentricities Vol. 1 (Stiff Pole Records) www.stiffpolerecords.com In honor of Richard "Big Stiff" Konwinski, who passed away this July in Tampa, I'll be bouncing between the County Grind and Crossfade blogs doing my "Blast From the Past" thing on the record label ... More >>
Poor Mike Lowell. The Miami native has already been through a lot. In between World Series wins with the Marlins and Boston, he endured testicular cancer, a massive John Henry fire sale, and a badly fractured hand.via Amazon.comBut now he has really invited a true stain on his good name: He gave ... More >>
Do you really need more proof that Jimmy Buffett hates freedom, America, children, ice cream, baseball and pretty much everything else that is good in our world? via Amazon.comSwine Not? Because H1N1 is not a joke, Jimmy Buffett. Also, your music sucks.Even after he wrenched out the soul of a p ... More >>
A Kendall theater companys new show does the rapper justice.
An L.A. producer heads to court with Jean-Claude Van Damme, French bombshell Lydie Denier, and Miami's Bryan Abboud.
A vodou ceremony in the burbs? Who'da thunk it?
Miami DJs Adam Singer and Vitaliy Levin could mix in their pajamas if they wanted to
Local Gypsy fortuneteller puts one over on publishing giant Judith Regan
Will Power plus a really big band
What's in the "nookie" song? A tale from Miami's rough-and-tumble hip-hop scene
French electro-chic conquers the United States
Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
Space Cadette stakes a claim on the Internet
When C.D. Payne stopped writing ad copy, he created a revolutionary teenage hero
One guess who'll control access to the Internet
Warning: Toth and the Pookie Smackers
Literary savior Mitchell Kaplan's lawsuit against his uncle reveals a rift in the family business