His name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., though he's better known by his stage moniker, Coolio. And in just a few days, the Grammy-winning pop culture icon will defy the odds for a 28th straight year. Coolio turns 50 on August 1. "I grew up during a time when the average lifespan of a black male was 22 ... More >>
Courtesy of Miami-Dade CorrectionsEfraim DiveroliIn early 2007, after winning a $300 million U.S. Army contract to equip Afghanistan with munitions, Miami Beach arms dealer Efraim Diveroli, age 21, went scavenging in Albania. There he subcontracted Ylli Pinari, head of that Balkan country's state-ru ... More >>
Jeffrey DelannoyMusic is a Weapon has been making some noise for a couple of years. This coming Saturday they will be rocking the Vagabond alongside local Spanish-language punks G2 and Dutch DJ's Saskia Rocks and Geza Weisz for the big-top party Cirque Excentrique; featuring "Party Monster" ... More >>
Jacob KatelAli Aziz in his bakery. Custom order of Spanakopita for a regular Greek customer fresh out of the oven in foreground. Middle East Best Food (1711 Coral Way) is an ethnic food shop, a bakery, and tribute to owner Ali Aziz's iron clad work ethic. He has run three stores in Miami over alm ... More >>
Dance giant Paul van Dyk gets down to his music's nuts and bolts.
Join us as we try to hitch a ride to the island before the gold rush strikes.
Four more cases of egregious ineptitude at the Immigration and Naturalization Service
From the issue of October 25, 2001
Don't tell archaeologist Bob Carr that the mysterious Miami Circle is just a bunch of holes in the ground. He knows better than that.
Taking aim at the fashion industry
Even New Times critics liked what they saw
April 29 - May 5, 1999
The feds call Rickey Brownlee one of South Florida's biggest narco-traffickers. His friends and neighbors in Opa-locka call him a valiant victim.
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.
You may admire him or you may find him disgusting. But at least you've got to hand it to him: Jorge Mas Canosa has got clout.
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?
Political gangster or humble servant, Miriam Alonso wins either way
The Florida Department of Transportation finally graduates from a three-year crash course in traffic-accident avoidance