Imagine you're an 18-year-old freshman settling into your dorm room two days before you start school at the University of Miami. You hear news reports about a category 4 hurricane barreling toward your new home, but chalk it up to media hysteria. It couldn't be worse than the monsoons you'd been acc ... More >>
Former superstar basketball center and current TNT mumbling head Shaquille O'Neal has told Jon Stewart, the New York Times, and ESPN that he's getting his doctorate at Miami's Barry University, where he defended his dissertation this month. His purported title? "How Leaders Utilize Humor or Aggressi ... More >>
'Tis once again the season for many local farmers' markets to re-open their al fresco fruit peddling tables. If you want to sink your teeth into some fresh Florida flora, you've gotta know where and when to scoop up the bounty. Here's the lowdown on Miami-Dade County farmers' market openings and ... More >>
Yesterday, jollily bearded fellow Edmund Barksdale set the AP's Poop Alert Newswire (TM) ablaze with his bizarre tale of getting Tasered while taking a dump in a Destin park. Yet he's far from the first fecal-matter felon to snag Florida headlines.If George Orwell put thoughtcrime on the map, the ... More >>
Jesse Walters has joined the small but growing ranks of openly gay elected officeholders in Miami-Dade. Walters edged out incumbent Prospero G. Herrera II in yesterday's election and joins the likes of North Miami councilman Scott Galvin and Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Gongora as an openly g ... More >>
Police are searching for suspects in two separate firearm attacks that occurred overnight in North Miami-Dade. One was fatal; the other victim is not expected to survive. A 25-year-old man was found shot to death near his black SUV near Barry University in Miami Shores. In the other shooting, a w ... More >>
Photo by Justin Namon/WorldRedEye.comProtesters talk with the local media.Click here to view photos from this event.Saturday afternoon about 100 people gathered outside the BP gas station on NE 10th Street and Biscayne Boulevard. For one hour, a horde of social activists, students, artists, cycli ... More >>
Protester at the BP station at NE 10th Street and Biscayne Boulevard.I wanted to organize a lil' protest against BP and offshore drilling. It had been exactly one month since the oil spill began. One month of non-stop poison continuously flowing into the Gulf, making its way toward the Loop Curre ... More >>
C. StilesOswald JonesLast May, New Times ran a story about a Barry University mechanic who found a noose in his office and was fired after reporting it to cops. The incident, it turned out, was a symbol of a larger problem: Stacks of lawsuits showed the century-old university had a history of rac ... More >>
Hizeternal via Flicker CCChapel at Barry U.If you believe the Turks and Caicos Sun newspaper, Barry University students from the islands will be in for a complicated next semester. Those who depend on scholarship money are "in danger of having their education abruptly interrupted," the paper ... More >>
Salsa Fiesta Debuts TodayOwners Cesar Olivo and Adriana Pérez Benatar are hosting the grand opening of their Salsa Fiesta Urban Mexican Grill today. The fast casual eatery is located on 29th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, just a block north of the New Times offices. The modern industrial-style r ... More >>
After Imam Foad Farahi declined to become a federal informant, the government tried to destroy him.
A few weeks ago, New Times published a story about racial tension at Barry University, a private Catholic school that ranked most diverse in the south. Part of the story focused on Oswald Jones, a Jamaican-Born Barry technician who says he was harassed repeatedly because of his race. It came to a he ... More >>
President Obama's relationship with religion is complex, but you can't accuse him of not being thoughtful. When it comes to appointing an ambassador to the Holy See, all but President George W. Bush's third and final appointee have been chosen much like any other Ambassador -- big time don ... More >>
"I surely hope our entire community will show Barry this is intolerable behavior."
A university employee says he was treated unfairly. A history of complaints lends credence.
The last time Paris Hilton came to town, she asked a respected house producer to play some pop tunes that would better facilitate her table dancing. He refused. The DJ said her posse pushed him, and Hilton lied about it to the tabloids. Now she's back in town, but at the courthouse. In 2006, Paris ... More >>
"I was thinking about letting my daughter enroll at Barry University but have changed my mind big time."
Weirdness in the launderette leads to firings.
The Lonesome West brings Martin McDonagh's bloodlust to the Naked Stage.
A historic site in Little Havana cuts out a place for some new masters
Miami's business leaders vowed to yank MIA from the clutches of politicians, but the politicians yanked back
Jean-Louis Costes and Co. get you riled up
If you're looking for stage action, go back to school
The Blue Monster vs. Barry U and you
As the university grows and grows, it has hit some of its neighbors
The disastrous demise of Techworld raises questions about how we should navigate the uncharted waters of private-public education
Roxcy O'Neal Bolton Women's History Gallery
This group of single moms thought it would be easy to revive their minipark. Then they encountered Miami's finest bureaucracy.
The Flighty Nun
After years of doing nothing Dade County now plans to put 500 homeless people under one roof. It won't be in your neighborhood, of course.
It's time for early-Eighties nostalgia, thanks to a record store's anniversary celebration of Miami's rip-roaring rock