In August 1962, when Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her Los Angeles home of a probable suicide -- lying face down in bed, nude, and with a telephone in one hand -- the news captivated America. But so did the star's funeral. Joe DiMaggio, Monroe's baseball star ex-husband, was in charge of arrangem ... More >>
Last year, Kevin Sutherland led his Mosaic Miami Church congregation through a sermon about sight and spirituality. "God begins to wash away" our blindness, the charismatic pastor said. "God begins to let us see." Yet it was Sutherland's foresight that would fail him. The 46-year-old preacher was c ... More >>
This Thursday, October 10, we'll be throwing a little get-together for all those who knew and love the late David Dubrow. Our intern fell victim to the injuries sustained in a Connecticut house fire in August. And we miss him terribly. But the best way to honor him is by raising our glass and toas ... More >>
Burn Notice, the show that asks the question, "What happens when a government spy gets canned and moves back to Miami?" has ended its run. To Miami residents, it means no more watching shit get blown up around Coconut Grove and no more Jeffrey Donovan sightings (sigh). But those of us wanting some ... More >>
The real estate market in Miami may be slowly recovering, but that's not good news for everyone. Foreclosures in the Miami metro area surged last month with one in 236 housing units in the market receiving a foreclosure notice. That's more than four times the national average. The recent surge is ... More >>
Miami Beach City Commissioner Deede Weithorn's husband is literally trying to cash in on the city's name. Mark Weithorn is auctioning off "www.CityOfMiamiBeach.net." Minimum bid: 50 cool Benjamin Franklin notes or 100,000 nickels. The deadline is March 8. Highest bidder wins, of course.And here Bana ... More >>
It might not have the swag or bravado of its nationally-recognized cousin the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, but the 17th annual edition of the United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival definitely has a lot to offer. Best of all, and unlike SBWFF, proceeds go to a charity that strengthens the ... More >>
Remember last week, when a latex mask of accused murderer Casey Anthony garnered a top bid of $999,900 on eBay? Yeah, that didn't make any sense. Today, it does: The purported buyer just wanted to scold the seller in eBay's feedback section.
Oh sure, we've all swiped a thing or two from the office, but taking a few items from the supply closet at NASA is a far more serious offense than taking home a few pens and sticky notes.Former astronaut Edgar Mitchell is being sued in a Miami Federal court for trying to auction off a camera used ... More >>
Convicted Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff wasn't a cheap man. Even though he was far from a booze enthusiast, apparently having a well-stocked and extensive stash of wine and fine liquor is just a byproduct of having way too much money (other people's, in this case) than one knows what to do with. Th ... More >>
The troubled Paramount Bay condo building has become a symbol of Miami's real estate misfortunes. Construction started shortly before the real estate bust, but the project went into a record-breaking $262 million foreclosure. Now completed the 47-story building sits empty and was auctioned off ea ... More >>
Elizabeth Taylor was no stranger to life and love in Miami Beach, having lived and stayed here many times over her illustrious life. In fact, back in 1949 she fell in love with William Pawley Jr., the son of a Miami Beach millionaire, and now the never-before-seen love letters she wrote to Pawley ... More >>
via One Sotheby's International RealtyCelebrate your Bush-era tax cut exention with a new $32 million summer house!We don't know about you, but Riptide is still fishing soda cans out of Lincoln Road trash bins to scrounge up enough pocket change to pay rent. But apparently the Great Recessiongedd ... More >>
Day 3: My Miami Music Fest triathlon concluded yesterday with a two-part event: the Miami New Times stage at Bayfront Park in the afternoon, and Charcoal Studios at night. I was looking forward to both because we got to share the stage with the likes of King Bee and the Auctioneers from New York ... More >>
Go here to see a commercial for the Scott Rothstein auction.Nobody pimps it harder than Ponzi schemers. Yachts, Bentleys, Bugattis, Waverunners, Ferraris, Corvettes, Cadillacs, Maseratis, Mercedes-Benzes, and Lambos ... That's just a small sampling of the super-expensive stuff that con man Scott ... More >>
via The MirrorWant to own a picture of Marilyn Monroe's chest in a way you've never seen it before? Luckily for you, an image of the iconic star's famous breasts will be up for auction this June, and it's not X-rated. It's x-rayed.The x-ray images were believed to be taken at the Cedars of Lebano ... More >>
The Royal Palm Hotel will be sold in a public auction in May.The Royal Palm Hotel on 16th Street and Collins Avenue was supposed to be a beacon of atonement for Miami-Dade County's racist past.In 1989, county officials snubbed South African leader Nelson Mandela when he visited Miami. African Ame ... More >>
Help out Haiti and this could be yours.New Times and Gibson Musical Instruments are pleased to announce that we've put up for auction a Special Edition Reverse Flying V Gibson Guitar designed by South Florida artist Lebo. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the auction will go toward Partners i ... More >>
photo courtesy miamiguitartown.com guitar painted by artist Jeannette Pomeroy Parssi and autographed by the Allman Brothers BandWhile the man is doing all that he can to thwart the arts in Miami (we kid, man, don't hurt us), Gibson Guitar is injecting a bit of it into every corner of the c ... More >>
Luis Iga "Restless" 35mm/C-Print/Plexiglass You like that image over there? It's a piece from Mexican Artist's Luis Iga's "Him | Her" project entitled "Restless." It could be yours, and for a good cause. The piece will be auctioned off (silently) at Raise The Bar, an annual fundraiser ... More >>
Sad is the day when no one wants to pay millions and millions of dollars for dissected animals in formaldehyde cubes or diamond encrusted skulls. Portfolio is citing Art Basel Miami Beach as the proof that infamous British artists Damien Hirst's bubble has burst. The man's work used to go for astoun ... More >>
Artists go corporate for this car-inspired exhibit.
He says Beach Towing took his car. Is yours next?
Supermarket shopping carts get a designer spin
That beautiful painting by Cuban artist Domingo Ramos? The one you bought from a Miami gallery for $10,000? Ready for some bad news? It's a forgery
Who in his right mind would bid hundreds of dollars for an abandoned suitcase, contents unknown?
Rock & Roll/JAM at MAM
Jimi Hendrix's guitar. John Lennon's furniture. Bono's sunglasses. Hope I die before I get sold.
You'd be thrilled to learn those dusty old trinkets on your mantel are actually worth their weight in gold. Wouldn't you?