For a world-class con man, James Sabatino has a habit of burning out in blazes of self-inflicted pain. As a teenager, he pulled off an incredible run of schemes, including getting close to Julio Iglasias by posing as a Sony Music executive and wrangling more than 200 Super Bowl tickets from the Dolp ... More >>
"This isn't rock n' roll," the frontman yells into his mike, despite the young men standing behind him on the stage, fully equipped with guitar, bass, and drums. "This is hardcore." Orange County Hardcore Scenester is a documentary exploring that crucial distinction between commercial rock and some ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke tackles the touchy subject of gun control.As a responsible gun owner, I am a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment right to b ... More >>
Jacob katelRising to the occasionTyrannical Syrian despot Bashar al-Assad's goons would likely shoot, beat, or torture his countrymen for a similar action, but Miami's pro-freedom Syrian-Americans are proud to flex their democratic right to assemble and protest.Sunday afternoon saw a pan-Arabia ... More >>
Can we all stop hating on Gisele Bundchen? The lady has had a pretty stressful week. First she had to watch her husband, Tom Brady, completely choke in his starring role on the most-watched TV show of all time. Then she had to pretend she thought he did a really excellent job. Cameras captured he ... More >>
The Florida A&M University marching band has been put on suspension following the mysterious death of drum major Robert Champion over the weekend. Champion, 26, was found dead on the band's bus shortly after the band's performance this Saturday during the halftime show of the Florida Classic ... More >>
President Barack Obama is 50! Fifty years old! Last night he celebrated the milestone with a group of political allies, close friends, a few celebrities, and musical guests. It was a far more restrained affair than President Bill Clinton's 50th birthday bash in 1996, but Miami-based conservative ... More >>
Pete Souza, White House BlogObama just can't get enough of Florida. Must be the fumes coming off our nice, oily ocean.A day after ex-prez Bill Clinton turned on the smiles for US Senate-hopeful Kendrick Meek, none other than President Obama himself is set to visit Miami today to stump for the Dem ... More >>
SilliCilli's on FlikrHistoric leaking.There's been a lot of leaking lately. First, it was Mel Gibson's heavy-breathing tirade, and now something that is just a tad more relevant -- WikiLeaks' releasing thousands of pages of allegedly classified documents pertaining to the War in Af ... More >>
If you are Latin and have a pulse, you are either going to the Calle Ocho Festival today or know someone who is. Well, at the end of what promises to be a crowded and loud day, stop at Las Tapas de Rosa. This little gem in a strip mall at SW Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street, takes the edge off the ... More >>
Al Gore, inventor of the Internet, founded Current TV. You might have heard of it, considering two journalists affiliated with the channel were held captive in North Korea until Gore's old boss Bill Clinton went to save them.So sometimes the channel is home to important, hard-hitting global journali ... More >>
There was a time when middle America could pretend cocaine was a drug done only by nightclubbin' gays at Studio 54 and used in props in Miami-set movies. Now these good churchgoing, tax-paying, troop-supporting folks are forced to realize that a lot of people have done cocaine. Like tons. Bush and ... More >>
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With 22 months left before the election, there are still plenty of surprises left in this Senate race. The latest of which is that Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio told the Tampa Bay Tribune she's considering running in the Democratic primary:"It was not something I was considering when there was a possibilit ... More >>
We offer the presidential contenders our own picks for theme songs.
Seniors Scorsese and the Stones together again.
Books & Books
The Daily Show's Lewis Black grabs our mike
Welfare reform has dramatically changed public housing in Miami-Dade County. Personal responsibility is the new refrain, and zero tolerance is the law.
The battle over Homestead is déjà vu all over again
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.
Welcome to Alex Penelas's Banana Republic
TV Martí is costing you $25,000 per day. And it's been off the air for weeks.
How gangs overran a school in an affluent neighborhood. And how administrators reclaimed it.
The Cuban embargo is supposed to be getting tougher on travelers, but it's just getting weirder
Jorge Mas Canosa answered a journalistic hatchet jobwith a libel lawsuit. But now everyone is getting cut to the bone.
Friends (and Money) in High Places
Exile leaders raised millions to bankroll their plan to refugees to South Florida from Guantanamo -- but money isn't the only stumbling block
Why is it that naming a U.S. Attorney for Miami seems to be one of the world's most complicated tasks?