The real estate market in Miami may be slowly recovering, but that's not good news for everyone. Foreclosures in the Miami metro area surged last month with one in 236 housing units in the market receiving a foreclosure notice. That's more than four times the national average. The recent surge is ... More >>
A media titan who made billions buying up everything from Graceland to American Idol, is poised to become the Tsar of Miami Beach nightlife. New York businessman Robert F. X. Sillerman has made a significant investment in the Opium Group -- owners of Mansion, Set, Mokai, Cameo, and Opium at the Sem ... More >>
Florida Republicans are perhaps the most loyal lapdogs of the National Rifle Association. So maybe it's not much of a surprise that Rick Scott gave a gun manufacturer a "sweetheart" $1.6 million tax subsidy back in 2011.
It seems that all bizarre news stories somehow wind up finding their way to Florida.The saga of John McAfee, the anti-virus software tycoon who may or may not have murdered his neighbor in Belize, is following that natural trajectory now that he's been released by Guatemalan police and soon will be ... More >>
Politics make strange Tweetfellows. While Mitt Romney has tried to claim Florida's economy under Barack Obama has been lagging, Florida Governor Rick Scott has maintained, for his own political future, that the economy in the state is improving.So, while it might be strange that the Barack Obama cam ... More >>
Bloomberg Businessweek recently decided to count down the top 50 best cities in America, and Miami doesn't even make their list.They even based their rankings on attributes like leisure activities (including bars, restaurants, and sports teams), and clean air. So, you'd think we'd at least make it o ... More >>
Recently, Morgans Hotel Group finished a $10.8 million renovation of South Beach's Delano hotel and announced that it would be expanding the brand by opening a sister hotel in Marrakesh, Morocco. So reports that the company is putting the original Delano on the market are somewhat surprising.
See also "The 15 Richest Musicians: From Jay-Z to Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Dr. Dre." At 11 a.m., you can buy a piece of Facebook. That's when the social networking giant will start trading publicly on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol FB. According to Bloomberg News, "the average ... More >>
The Dolphins have an outpost of LIV at Sunlife Stadium. The Marlins have a mini-Clevelander at their new park. Now, the Heat wants to get in on the in-stadium nightclub craze and is planning to open a new nightclub inside American Airlines Arena in time for next season.Unlike the other teams, howeve ... More >>
If you were a betting man, hopefully you were betting that a bill to bring three full-service, Las Vegas-style casinos to South Florida wouldn't pass this year. You'd be cashing in right now.The bill has died in the Florida House, after Rep. Erik Fresen, the Republican from Miami who is sponsorin ... More >>
Hugo Chavez has a new plan to save Venezuela's teetering national economy and it's, uh, shipping giant mountains of gold into Venezuela amid a procession of tanks so he can end the "dictatorship of the U.S. dollar" and possibly "offer President Obama a loan."So how did his grateful people react? ... More >>
As much as city officials try to talk a good game about installing pesky red light cameras for public safety, most were really swayed by extra money generated by tickets. City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado pretty much admitted as much, and the city hoped red light cameras would bring in $10 million ... More >>
Convicted Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff wasn't a cheap man. Even though he was far from a booze enthusiast, apparently having a well-stocked and extensive stash of wine and fine liquor is just a byproduct of having way too much money (other people's, in this case) than one knows what to do with. Th ... More >>
In a stunningly speedy political flip-flop, Florida Governor Rick Scott has completely changed his stance on whether or not unions should have collective bargaining rights. He's fallen in step with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's anti-union stance. What made Scott change his mind so fast? Well, ... More >>
The University of Miami sure has a problem with getting caught up with Ponzi schemers. First, high profile athletic booster Nevin Shapiro was busted for a scheme, and now the university is being sued for its involvement in the alleged Ponzi scheme run by Allen Stanford. The suit claims that UM ke ... More >>
Just the other day, Bloomberg news published a turd-filled story about the future of our newspaper chain. In half English, half Portuguese Creole, the reporters said something about Village Voice Media being forced to bankruptcy court. A paper that's part of the chain, SF Weekly, lost a judgment ... More >>
GableStage takes on a touchy topic in its latest play.
Three scenes from a botched election