Something is rotten in Miami Beach. Construction is soaring in Sunset Harbour. Lincoln Road is log-jammed with tourists. And Art Basel once again approaches like a billion-dollar beast ready to take a platinum piss all over SoBe. But underneath all of this commerce is the cloying odor of corruption ... More >>
Lee Brian Schrager is vice president of corporate communications & national events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc. That's a long title, so it's best to just remember him for what made him famous -- creator of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. The event started as a one-day "Florida E ... More >>
Throughout history there have been famous couples that have worked together. in just about every industry.Some duos that come to mind are Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall; Bonnie and Clyde; John Lennon and Yoko Ono; Hillary and Bill Clinton; Masters and Johnson; Irene and Frederic Joliot-Curie; Car ... More >>
Obviously not. But Obama sat in on Marc Anthony's Miami show last week. So stranger things have happened, right? Well, there was that time the guy had the pine tree growing in his lungs, and that was a stranger thing. Nevertheless, we feel pretty safe in saying that Bill Clinton will not be playing ... More >>
Serendipity 3 has long been known as the ice cream parlor to the stars. The decadent restaurant was opened in 1954 in a New York City brownstone and quickly became the place to see, be seen and eat ice cream. Andy Warhol traded art for food, Jackie Kennedy Onassis tried (unsuccessfully) ... More >>
Whitesnake aficionado Mitt Romney.Mitt Romney's bid for the U.S. presidency was off to a rousing start last week with '80s hair-metal frontman David Coverdale going in on the Republican presidential hopeful. Turns out Romney used Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again" at his campaign kickoff rally withou ... More >>
Let's face it: With Americans getting portlier by leaps and bounds, we need a President who reflects our food-obsessed values. That's right: It is time again for a fat person to inhabit the White House.It's been almost a century since our last obese leader, William Howard Taft, got stuck in the Whit ... More >>
Following reports that he asked Kendrick Meek to drop out of the senate race former President Bill Clinton has taken some serious heat. However, he's just released a statement refuting Politico's story and says he never asked Meek to drop out, nor did Meek ever at any point agree to drop out.
via ABC NewsJack Tapper at ABC News seems amused by a picture of Obama's brand cigarettes that a reader from Florida sent. Apparently, the presidential pleasure sticks are manufactured by a Uruguayan company, Montepaz, and sold in the States. Aside from that, there's little information about the ... More >>
The coolest thing I heard this week is that Bill Clinton is now eating a mainly vegan diet. Not only that but he's doing it right -- vegan protein shakes in the morning and a eating well-balanced, colorful range of foods. You go, Bill, the whole vegan community is rooting for you.The second best ... More >>
via The Genuine KitchenIt's been a little quiet in the blogosphere lately but here's what you missed last week.Phyllis Wheatley Elementary students enjoy a tasty salad at The Genuine KitchenEat It, Miami likes The ForgeThe French Fry Fairy reviews the fries at Shake ShackGagit sums up his best ea ... More >>
Mark PennCharlie Crist has a new backer, Mark Penn, and he used to be one of the closest and most powerful advisers to Bill and Hillary Clinton. In fact, as the chief pollster and senior adviser for Hillary's 2008 presidential run, he is blamed for some of the worst tendancies of that c ... More >>
Bill Clinton has been one of the biggest and earliest supporters of Kendrick Meek's Senate candidacy. He's been headlining fundraisers for Meek since early 2009 and is steadfast in his support. In fact, he'll be in South Florida in a week and a half to campaign on behalf of Meek. The events come ... More >>
Photo by Bill Cooke Gerald PosnerIn this week's Miami New Times, we write about new evidence that Gerald Posner plagiarized dozens of passages in his 2003 book Why American Slept and in 2005's Secrets of the Kingdom. After the jump, you can check out all the proof. But first, a little back ... More >>
We are the paper that will put a ball gag in your mouth and slap you onto the cover. We get ragged on about the pros advertising in the back of our book and the smutty things we sometimes document within our pages, but with Magic City Kitty, you guys write in and prove to us that your sexual appe ... More >>
Jacob KatelTwo days from now yesterday will be tomorrow. Think about it. Time is just a matter of perspective. Here's what you might have missed this week.Lobsternomics 101 explores the bottom line on bottom dwellers in Miami, Cuba, and the world.What's Rush Limbaugh's diet got to do with Bill Cl ... More >>
Ah, the life of an ex-president. When the wife isn't unleashing you like an aging attack froodle on this or that Junior Senator in pursuit of her master plan, it's actually pretty serene. Flying to and fro in private jets; staying in the world's finest hotels in every locale; getting paid $100,000 t ... More >>
The search for Americas next top cigar roller heats up.
Macy Gray and the Brand New Heavies satisfy your soul
Steve Clark teaches criminal law in Miami. He's an expert.
Musical monarch continues his reign
The Daily Show's Lewis Black grabs our mike
From the issue of October 25, 2001
Democrats hate him. Journalists scorn him. Most Americans ignore him. Which is fine with Matt Drudge. He's taking it to the bank.
Radio and TV Martí are supposed to remain above politics and provide Cubans with unbiased news. This is not a joke; it only seems like one.
A decision on Homestead is imminent, and nobody wants to guess what will happen next
On one side are politicians and influential business interests. On the other are environmentalists and some very wealthy private citizens. In the middle is Homestead Air Force Base. Dead ahead: An explosive confrontation.
Miami-Dade's Democratic Party is a shambles. Blame Joe Geller, candidate and chairman.
Correspondence from our readers
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.
June 10 - 16, 1999
A new survey of Cubans finds that Radio Mart''s island audience is shrinking by the day
The malling of American cinema has left audiences with little choice but to take their Prozac and like it
The head honcho thinks The Alex and Miriam Show would be totally cool, but internal strife is boiling over at Radio and TV Marti
If a national coalition of environmental groups has its way, Homestead Air Force Base won't be handed over to private developers just yet
Janet, Donna, Hillary, and Me