There are very few people in the world who will pick you up and take both you and your singer, who live 25 miles apart, to an airport 45 miles away before the crack of dawn. Thankfully, my parents, both notorious early risers, are down for the cause. It doesn't hurt that I have taken both of them to ... More >>
Joseph Kuhn's head was a madhouse, and all he wanted was a becalming glimpse of the ocean. The bad economy had killed his business first, then finished off his savings; now, he was facing foreclosure. The only thing that could douse his nerves was a daily trip to the beach. So on Thursday, June 13, ... More >>
Miami Police Officer Christopher Vital had a wild night last night. It started with speeding more than 100 miles per hour down the roads of Miami Beach, peaked with him kicking out the window of a Miami Beach Police cruiser, and ended with him jail. For good measure there were drugs and a suspended ... More >>
Let's face it. Even though Miamians love their shiny new BMW's we're loathe to drive anywhere. Maybe it's the traffic on I-95 that has our skin crawl whenever a friend in Fort Lauderdale or Hollywood asks us to come up to try their favorite spot for brunch, but for some reason, once we're firmly pla ... More >>
When Miami rapper Young Scrilla was shot in Overtown while making a music video a couple of weeks ago, details trickled out like a weekend baller trying to make it rain with Wingstop coupons. Now, in a Crossfade exclusive, Dave and LT of TruStory Entertainment -- the bosses who threw last year's Ri ... More >>
¡Ay Cojones! Justin Bieber's balls are safe. Phew. However, Canada's most popular pair of 18-year-old pop nuts came mighty close to soaking in some sick fuck's mason jar full of formaldehyde. Police say that convicted murderer and rapist Dana Martin hired Mark Staake and his nephew Tanner Ruane ... More >>
He's got a "Fucking Problem" that's a hit, and one that isn't. But A$AP Rocky isn't letting unlicensed samples ruin the LONGLIVEA$AP tour. "It's just so hard to get things cleared, because you got to find people to clear samples," Rocky said during a recent radio interview. The MC's debut LP was ... More >>
Dr. Zachary Bird, 41, was driving along a Central Florida road early Sunday morning, likely under the influence, when his car nearly sideswiped a Florida Highway Patrol captain's car. That's horrible enough, but it was Bird's outrageous actions caught on videotape after his arrest that are making ne ... More >>
Today, the world got an overdose of Maya Arulpragasam, AKA M.I.A., who released not one, but two music videos. The first was a featured guest spot on Madonna's "Hollaback Girl" "Give Me All Your Luvin'". Tween SMS misspellings aside, Madonna's track is basically an ode to herself and how everyon ... More >>
Back in March, we debuted Ultra Bingo. The exploration of a subculture through a game of chance was more enjoyable that we thought it would be, so why not apply it to another major Miami event? So here you have it, Basel Bingo!Like its Ultra cousin, Basel Bingo is packed with (stereotypical) stu ... More >>
This past June, singer Paulina Rubio was involved in a fender-bender in Little Havana and then found herself arrested after she screamed, "All of you Miami cops are abusive," at police officers who had arrived on the scene. Now a judge has ordered Rubio to face trial on charges of obstruction of ... More >>
Sure, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez is king of a county where the hospital is bankrupt, one in ten residents doesn't have a job, and mortgage fraud is the only growth industry.photo by Kai Mork, via Wikimedia CommonsIt's easier to ride through decaying neighborhoods of unemployed constituents ... More >>
Robinson blew $20,000 a night on strippers, his brother claims.With three seconds left in the game and his University of Michigan squad trailing Seton Hall by one point, 22-year old guard Rumeal Robinson lined up for two all-important free throws. The NCAA Division 1 basketball title hung in t ... More >>
A downtown Miami firm allegedly helped build an $8 billion Ponzi scheme. It could have been stopped.
To hell with the economy! South Florida's lawless exotic rental car industry keeps rolling.
He's behind bars for life.
Paul Brandreth didn't want to murder anybody. Or did he?
A Miami rider broke from the pack and admitted to drug use in cycling
It all began when I got that job at the Mutiny Hotel
Some interesting horror flicks, a couple of relationship movies, and plenty of action save summer from sequels
How did José Cancela manage to spend so much money and get so little in return?
Forget the awful past, say Alfonso and Pepe Fanjul, Florida's sugar barons. It's time to make nice and go into real estate.
Golden Beach's problem cop struggles to make a career
When our intrepid reporter moved into a house on the wrong side of the tracks, the ghetto came knocking, night after night
Letters from the issue of February 10, 2000
A wealthy couple disappears, the slumbering Metro-Dade Police Department awakens, and the ghastly deeds of Miami's Sun Gym gang at last come to an end.
Big payoffs. Gruesome murders. Nosy feds. Life as a cargo handler at MIA just ain't what it used to be.
He's got looks, charm, and the church on his side. But even this priest may not save Telemundo's ratings.
Welcome to Sonya's world, where the clients are grateful, the money is good, and the risk is minimal
It's straight from contemporary Cuba and it has taken root in a most unlikely place: Little Havana
For years Miami Senior High School has fielded one of the best basketball teams in the nation. But getting into the record books has meant tossing out the rule books.
When an old friend told me she had produced and directed a major motion picture, I was pleasantly surprised. Then she told me what the movie was about.
After ten years as city manager, Cesar Odio is still catching flak about his college education. Give the guy a break. Better yet, give him a diploma.
Flush with valuable Lincoln Road real estate and saddled with major debts, the South Florida Art Center ponders its options, its future, and its purpose
Cuban exile and WRHC-AM sports talk-show host Minito Navarro has always had a passion for punchers
He allegedly fondled and caressed patients against their will. AIDS patients. No wonder he is known as Doctor Scumbag.
Cover your ears or bask in the blare. Miami avant-skronkers Harry Pussy, Rat Bastard, and Tom Smith's To Live and Shave in L.A. have launched an audacious aural assault on the senses. But is anyone out there listening?
Short on the sides and leave a little on top today, please, Professor. And give me a little of that Sicilian Defense while you're at it.