Just before noon July 20, 2012, Aurora, Colorado police chief Dan Oates stood before a microphone in the parking lot outside the suburban Century 16 movie theater where, less than 12 hours earlier, a maniac in a gas mask had thrown smoke bombs and opened fire during a midnight screening of The Dark ... More >>
With his $4.4 billion in the bank, couldn't Dolphins owner Stephen Ross afford a few remedial classes in basic public relations? We'll give you this crash course for free, Steve: Do not throw an insane $200 million donation at your alma mater months after stomping around and demanding that broke-ass ... More >>
Step aside, every other city in America -- especially you, Tampa. Miami does a lot of foods better than you. Sure, you can give us shit about a few things. Like Celia said, our English is not very good-looking. Weird things happen here. We make the news for all the wrong reasons. And we really don ... More >>
Oh, how times have changed. Miami used to drop mad loot on blow, an estimated $11 billion each year at the height of Magic City's cocaine days, according to some economists. "In 1979, there was a $7 billion [cash] surplus from the Miami banks," former IRS special agent Michael McDonald said in a ... 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.
Ave Maria, Florida. Ave Maria's law school is now located in nearby Naples.Debate rages over whether FIU has displaced UM as the best football team in Florida. But legally speaking, the Golden Panthers are pantsing the 'Canes left and right.FIU sits atop the table for this summer's bar exam, beat ... 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 >>
Spain's Asador Etxebarri, where Ryan Roman hopes to eat himself to death and have his ashes scattered.After following Miami's Restaurant Power Rankings on Twitter, we knew we had to find out more about this funny food loving character. Blogger Ryan Roman has something to say about everything and ... More >>
CavityGoin' Ann Arbor/Sometime Sweet Susan 7"(Rhetoric Records) What can I say? It doesn't always work out. Case in point: My mother tried so hard to make me an upright citizen, a contributor, an eventual CEO, MBA candidate, whatever-the-fuck. She never imagined in her wildest dreams that I'd ... More >>
Lansing, Michigan's Cheap Girls sure live up to their name when it comes to music video budgets. We kid, that pig mask wasn't cheap! Even if the lyrics are the most vivid part of "Ft. Lauderdale," it still has all of its power-pop elements as sweetly condensed as vintage Sugar or the Lemonheads. Th ... More >>
See him Tuesday at Radioactive Records in Fort Lauderdale.
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