Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke wants justice for men who are victims of domestic violence. The New York City Police Department should have arrested Solange Kno ... More >>
While you wouldn't know it from rush hour traffic on the Palmetto and Dolphin Expressways, Miami is apparently one of the least sprawled out metro areas in America. According to a new study by Smart Growth America and the Metropolitan Research Center, Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall is the eighth most com ... More >>
The onetime stripper said she'd change the immigration debate. What's the holdup?
Andrea Herrera slides headphones off her sleek black mane and steps out of a recording booth. Wearing a tight blue dress and pumps that are a half-size too big, she's anxious as she leans against a nearby pool table -- or at least as anxious as one can be after drinking half a bottle of cognac. It' ... More >>
Like her native state, Miss Florida Myrrhanda Jones might not have been the best all-around candidate at the Miss America pageant this weekend, but she sure as hell provided the best entertainment. Jones, a senior at the University of Florida, somehow tore her ACL while practicing her baton-twirlin ... More >>
Ms. Cheezious, Miami's favorite mobile grilled cheese emporium, is on the cusp of national fame and recognition -- and fans of the food truck can help vote the bikini-clad cheese vixen to victory. See also: - Ms. Cheezious on Live With Kelly and Michael: Watch and Vote Now (Video) -Best of Miami: ... More >>
"50 concerts, 50 states, one day" ... Just a couple of weeks ago, we here at Crossfade announced that Bud Light Music First tour would be coming to Miami. Other cities had already gotten their headliners, including Kendrick Lamar and The Hold Steady, for "Bud Light Music First's grand finale, 50/ ... More >>
America's favorite "fucking fairground stripper" and the country's most prolific pop monster may soon share a stage. According to E! News, Madonna recently told an Atlantic City concert crowd that she loves Lady Gaga, dedicating "Masterpiece" to Mother Monster and hinting a potential collaboratio ... More >>
You know those gambling maquinitas in convenience stores around Miami, Hialeah, Opa-locka, and Miami Gardens? Turns out Miguel Exposito was right and then some about the racket. Last year, Miami's then-police chief fell out of favor with Mayor Tomás Regalado when cops confiscated 105 "video amuseme ... More >>
And sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide.
Beacon Council President Frank NeroThe head of Miami-Dade's semi-public economic development arm is in tune with Miami's raunchiest columnist. Beacon Council President Frank Nero told the Miami Herald today that he believes plans by companies from Malaysia and Las Vegas to build mega-casino resor ... More >>
Resorts World Miami rendering shows lots of little people eating at lots of restaurants.Resorts World Miami, the mega resort/casino/condo/convention center being planned by Genting may not be finished for a few years, but one thing's for sure -- it's going to add a hell of a lot of dining options ... More >>
There's no doubt that Jay-Z -- even as hip-hop's retired-unretired elder statesman -- still balls like the best of 'em. Just last night Hova was makin' it rain at the Fountainebleau's LIV in Miami Beach, dropping more $100,000 on a single bottle of champagne in celebration of the release of his n ... More >>
Laine Doss Geoffrey and Margaret Zakarian -- poised to storm South Beach.Geoffrey Zakarian, restaurateur, Michelin star winner and Food Network celebrity is overseeing food and beverage operations for the soon-to-be-opened Dream South Beach hotel. According to his PR rep, Zakarian will spearh ... More >>
Where is this meter maid taking your cash?Next time you pony up for one of those $6-per-hour parking meters downtown, consider this: That cash has helped the guy running the Miami Parking Authority avoid his own parking fees for years. It also bankrolled stays at top-end Vegas hotels, ritzy meals ... More >>
The grim weathermen of Weather.com have put together a list of the vulnerable cities that are long overdue to fall victim to a major hurricane, and guess who took top honors? Yes, that's right, Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Besides Hurricane Andrew, a major hurricane (Category 3 or stronger) ha ... More >>
Americans love gambling movies almost as much as they love gambling itself. What's not to like? You get the thrill of a high-stakes cards game from the comfort of a multiplex. Over the last few years, though, something happened. The gambling movie was replaced by ESPN. Suddenly, with the broadcas ... More >>
photo by William HernandezGang Starr headlining the 2003 Soulfrito Festival in Miami. My first memory of Gang Starr, the legendary duo of MC Guru and DJ Premier, comes from mid- to late 1992. I was living in Colombia and had a friend with a satellite TV who recorded hip-hop videos from BET's Rap ... More >>
Photo by Tom Craig/Seminole Hard Rock Aretha FranklinHard Rock Live, HollywoodTuesday, March 16, 2010What doesn't become a legend the most? Well, for starters, a certain behavior pattern that leads the public to wonder if an artist has dived face-first off a 12-story balcony without considering a ... More >>
Of all the out of town head-spinners to hit South Beach, the one who would seem most perfectly suited for LIV has gotta be DJ Chachi. Yeah, we know. His primary residency is at New York's ultra-hip Ten June, which might boast a similar clientele, but it in no way resembles the Vegas-like feel of The ... More >>
It would be enough of an accomplishment if 24 - year - old DJ Chachi simply spun at Tenjune -- after all, it is one of the Big Bad Apple's hippest hotspots. But that's not nearly enough for this go-getter, who also counts to his credit residencies at both Mur.Mur in the Borgata in Atlantic City and ... More >>
It's not all glitz and glory at the table.
While you're at work, Miami's exotic dancers put on a naked lunch.
Synthpop legend Erasure returns to form with a superhopeful, superdanceable thirteenth studio album
Special forces. National ad campaigns. Watching the backs of the big guys. Meet this Eastern European hunk
After 50 years onstage, vintage rocker Jimmy Cavallo gets his due
Homestead balks at plans to sell its failed baseball complex
The politics of selling sex entertainment on SoBe
Yeah, Bobby Goulet used to come in. Bobby Darin, too. So you wanna haircut, or what?
Hank III sells his rock and roll soul to sing like Granddad
Letters from the issue of February 10, 2000
To the chagrin of horse-racing fans, Gulfstream Park has become South Florida's leading classic-rock venue
South Florida is at the heart of the Internet gambling boom -- and of the war to stop it
Club Tropigala's heritage dates back to nineteenth-century Cuba, but when the curtain rises, this could only be Miami
The Tropicana's Thursday-night blackjack tournament floats local gamblers' boat
Miami Beach gets down to matters of substance and boardwalk repair
After three months of giddiness and glory, The Jim and Steve Show goes to that great broadcast booth in the sky
The night the music, and its culture, turned into a corpse at the hands of its savior