Is South Florida going to secede to form its own state? Probably not, but its fun to think about. Last week we asked you to help chose the symbols and emblems for the New State of South Florida. Most of them were pretty good... except for the state song. Which we apologize for even suggesting in th ... More >>
It began December 6 when a boat captain discovered a pelican on Summerland Key that was all but sure to starve. An unknown person had cut two six-inch lacerations in the bird, which exposed the creature's trachea and prevented it from swallowing food. Since that gruesome find, at least ten other bir ... More >>
For most of my life, every time I've walked into a gas station or a grocery store I've been greeted one way or another by the delightfully '80s logo of the Florida Lottery. Most things have changed since 1988. That logo has remained a constant.Until now. The Florida Lottery logo has undergone a majo ... More >>
Christmas carols are awful. They're cheery, and wintery, and boast the same effects as Ambien does for insomnia. The 12 Days of Christmas is your Christmas playlist's biggest offender. But when things go awry at the Christmas table tonight, Short Order has a way of one-upping the hot mess that r ... More >>
Tens of thousands of people packed dozens of Basel-week fairs for all kinds of reasons: to buy and sell masterpieces, to network, to see the next big visionaries before they blow up. But let's be honest. You probably attended for the same reason most folks did: to ogle the weirdest art you could fin ... More >>
Earlier this year, we asked the question, "How do you know you're a real Miamian?" Which obviously got us thinking: How do you know when you're a real Floridan?This is a state full of retirees and transients. Even if you were born here, there's a good chance your parents probably weren't. So how doe ... More >>
"Certainly a sort of industrial use of creatures, so that geese are fed in such a way as to produce as large a liver as possible, or hens live so packed together that they become just caricatures of birds, this degrading of living creatures to a commodity seems to me in fact to contradict the relati ... More >>
On July 1, the state of California will institute a ban on the "force feed[ing of] a bird for the purpose of enlarging the bird's liver beyond normal size" as well as the sale of products that are a result of this process. This falls under sections 25980-25984 of the California Health and Safety cod ... More >>
It was dusk and the fading twilight glistened purple and orange across the gentle ripples of Biscayne Bay. A mile from land a fishing boat dumped a bag of chum in the water and a crowd of hungry pelicans began to fight each other for food. It was the end of another day, a long day at that--and ev ... More >>
billwisserphoto.com1500 Degrees had a hot week.A brief look back at some events that transpired in the food world over the past week:On Monday, the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group rolled out Dr. Pepper Ten, a 10-calorie soft drink aimed at men who "want a lower-calorie option without the diet imagery." ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsNo Ke$has were harmed by Clemente DiMuro.Ah, Miami. So close to the Everglades. So far from sanity.It's a dangerous combination. For instance, when poachers such as Clemente DiMuro shoot protected anhinga "snakebirds," chop off their pretty feathers, and sell them on the Internet ... More >>
Ritz-Carlton Chef Josh Becker enjoying the view.This past Friday, we shared Part 1 of our interview with chef Josh Becker of the DiLido Beach Club at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach. If you missed it, you can read it here. In Part 2, Josh talks about his dream job and fantasy "protein." New ... More >>
It's good to know that during these hard times, our state senators are focusing on the big issues. Issues like addressing Florida's dire need for an official state amphibian. Thank goodness that state Sen. Steve Oelrich (R-Cross Creek) has taken up this pressing concern and is making sure the bar ... More >>
WikicommonsThe Independent Florida Alligator is reporting that researchers at the University of Florida have found a link between mercury consumption and homosexual behavior among white ibises.Seven years ago, Peter Frederick, a UF professor of ecology and conservation, hypothesized that increase ... More >>
Carissa ChesanekLet's face it, sometimes we just need a little alone time, and that includes when we eat. Whether we are taking a lunch break or grabbing a quick dinner after work, sometimes we just want our own company. Here are our Luckily five top places here in Miami to eat solo. 5. Pelican C ... More >>
The weirdest nook of Miami-Dade County is its unincorporated northwest corner -- a rural tract where guajiros pummel each other at cowboy bars, black-market horse meat is in high demand, and burned cars and other refuse litter the streets as if in some Mad Max hellscape. Here's yet another stran ... More >>
That is the question, starting today in North Miami.
Tired of those pesky reptiles? Here's one answer.
Stay cool from the knees down at Matheson Hammock
Help preserve the Everglades while we still can
Stop eating that endangered fish!