According to some interpretations of the ancient Mayan calendar, the world will end today, December 21, 2012 (this is, of course, despite the fact that everyone -- including NASA -- has said otherwise).Even if you believe such things, it's uncertain whether our world and everything on it will just s ... More >>
The old line goes that "the great thing about Miami is how close it is to the United States." The truth is, though, the worst thing about Miami is how close it is to Florida.So, when we learned yesterday that there was an effort underway to have Florida secede from the union, we were thrilled. Becau ... More >>
As the 2012 presidential election in Miami-Dade County spirals into calamity, alcalde fuerte Carlos Gimenez is doing nothing to stop another embarrassing, national indictment of our Banana Republic's voting system. Despite long lines of voters who waited two-to-six hours to cast their ballots during ... More >>
Miche RattoThis week, Miami New Times profiled the ten hardest-hitting blogs that make life miserable for public officials in South Florida. At a time when the Miami Herald and other media outlets are shaving back coverage of civic and public affairs, bloggers are filling the void to investigate ... More >>
Serendipity 3 plans to bring its over-the-top treats to SoBe.Iconic Manhattan ice cream restaurant and celebrity hotspot Serendipity 3 plans to open in South Beach, bringing Frrrozen Hot Chocolate and sundaes priced like mortgage payments to the rich and beautiful of South Florida.Serendipity 3 h ... More >>
The big auction of Bernie Madoff's old stuff went down this weekend at the Miami Beach Convention Center, and more than $400,000 was collected to pay back his victims. The big news though is that someone paid $200 for a lot of Madoff's old boxer shorts. Which seems like a really good deal and a s ... More >>
Local 10Jeffrey Lampert says debate organizers threatened to have him arrested if he showed up for a debate.When Carlos Alvarez was booted from office on March 15, the largest local recall election in U.S. history sent a clear message to the Miami establishment: no more inside-the-beltway politic ... More >>
Luther Campbell is in the mayor's race. Now he just needs to settle on a campaign slogan. The high school football assistant coach and Miami New Times columnist was officially accepted by the Miami-Dade Elections Department as a candidate for county mayor. Campbell joins a field that includes for ... More >>
Miami Police hurry to investigate the murder of a gay meth dealer. Blame reality TV.
Gap's refined older brother Banana Republic will be sponsoring the NADA Art Fair's 2008 preview (a benefit for the New Museum) and as part of the deal will be donating limited edition tote bags featuring the work of 6 artists. It's the perfect gift idea for your artistically incline mom or that cu ... More >>
CBS4's Jim Defede reports that attorneys representing the Miami-Dade School Board and Superintendent Rudy Crew have struck a deal that ends the nationally lauded, but locally villified, educator's tenure in our fabled Banana Republic. The School Board is to vote on the buy-out at today's meeting. ... More >>
Today the Miami-Dade County School Board voted to negotiate a buy-out of Rudy Crew's contract, but the embattled superintendent had already been planning his exit from our sunny shores for quite some time. It was only last year that Crew had put his name in for other top schools jobs, including the ... More >>
Its sportbike-racin time at the speedway.
Give money, get contracts.
As our great Banana Republic of Miami-Dade County gets ready to celebrate Independence Day, I decided to scour the campaign financial reports of Mayor Carlos Alvarez and the seven county commissioners running for reelection. After all, nothing is more patriotic than greasing the wheels of politics. ... More >>
When it comes to Miami-Dade County, no other Banana Republic in the southern hemisphere compares to our wacky tropical metropolis. Here, we can always expect a public official to find a way to bamboozle us. Take Miami City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff. The Coconut Grove lawyer has already proven he has ... More >>
"He was a hero, and I was let down when he was arrested"
"You are sanctioning further police corruption"
Tired togs, garbage, and fascism all around but not a drop of alcohol to drink
Nightclub shuffle, Overtown hustle, Wynwood bustle
They say you can't buy happiness. Tell it to Miami's footwear-craving fashionistas.
Bruce Weber wrestles with the fashion beast he helped to create
You know things have changed in Miami Beach when a developer looks like a good bet for city commission
As Miami Beach soon will learn, it's not black or white -- it's green
An INS agent discloses blatant anti-Cuban sentiment surrounding last year's raid, and apparent attempts at a coverup. The result? He's threatened.
Folktronic/Nightsongs (Le Grand Magistery)
In response to Alex Penelas's inflammatory Elian speech, hundreds of citizens labeled him a demagogue, a coward, and a traitor. And those are just the epithets we can print.
The always tasteful jazz of Diana Krall
Welcome to the new Lincoln Road, where the Muzak is live
Darts and tarts
Buddha Lou, Chava, Space Hippie, Caveman, Earthman, Yaima, and the rest of the gang get down Sundays in the Grove. Let Them Be.