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 reminisces about the album that changed hip-hop. It's hard to believe 25 years have gone by since I put out 2 Live Crew's As Nas ... More >>
New Times columnist, former 2 Live Crew leader, and Hurricanes fan for life Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell is none too pleased with this Nevin Shapiro fellow who went around wreaking infractions havoc at the University of Miami football program while dubbing himself "Little Luke." Campbell has already ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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 calls out Miami City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff.Marc Sarnoff kills me. A couple weeks ago, the city commissioner represent ... More >>
Lincoln Diaz-BalartRep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart has announced he won't pursue Mel Martinez's open Senate seat. Gov. Charlie Crist had sent Diaz-Balart an application of sorts for the job. His announcement also puts to rest any crazy political musical chairs rumors his open House seat could have set off. ... More >>
A woman set herself on fire at the Mall of the Americas, and surprisingly she wasn't exactly the most stable person. Who will be our next Senator? Allan Bense? One of these ladies? The non-Governor Bob Martinez? Lincoln Diaz-Balart? A Miami Beach doctor apparently tried to che ... More >>
via Colson.ComSo, we kept hearing that Bob Martinez, as in the former one-term governor, was in the mix to be appointed to the Senate. The thing is, well, he's 74 years old, which isn't necessarily a barrier to be a senator. But he was not a very popular governor thanks to a botching an ... More >>
Washington Post blogger and former Mouthpiece Theater cohost Chris Cillizza adds another name to the list of possible politicos Charlie Crist could appoint to Mel Martinez's soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat: former state Rep. Allan Bense.Add that to a list that already includes Jim Smith, Gov. Bob ... More >>
Woah, boy. Grumpy Sen. Mel Martinez has apparently had enough of this "serving the people" stuff. Several sources report he will resign, possibly as early as today. His term would expire in early 2011, and he had previously promised to serve the rest of it. But the race to replace him had already ... More >>
Charlie Crist has the powerAs long as I live, I don't think Florida will see a more chaotic election cycle than 2010. Now, Mel Martinez has thrown in another twist by resigning early, leaving the decision to pick his appointment to Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running to replace Martinez himself. L ... More >>
Absent from the list of possible candidates for the Democratic nomination for either governor or senator in 2010 are Latinos. It's nothing new. The Democrats have never run a Latino for governor or the Senate, and they've never elected one to the U.S. House of Representatives. In fact, one would be ... More >>
Miami's most cantankerous billionaire could win by TKO.
A prison stay and bankruptcy can't keep him down.
Why will the right-wing crusader likely lose his license? Swastikas are just the start.
Meet Camilo Padreda, dynamic businessman, faithful Republican, patron of law enforcement, convicted felon
A nightmarish chapter in the annals of Miami government ends. Or does it?
From the issue of January 18, 2001
From the issue of January 11, 2001
Fate introduced Miami lobbyist Sylvester Lukis to a rising political star named Vicki Lopez-Wolfe. Twenty-two felony charges later, South Florida is still reeling.
Six years in the works and still controversial: Dade environmental officials submit their manatee-protection proposal
And now federal proescutors face a daunting challenge: Take down Raul Martinez once and for all
Want to know more about Jeb Bush? The machinations of Florida's Republican party? Vomiting? Get on the bus.
There was nepotism on the police force and a councilman got busted for hawking fake IDs. But a slew of investigators haven't even begun to sort out the perpetual brouhaha that masquerades as city government.
When Hugh Westbrook pioneered hospice care, his organization saw to the needs of the dying. Fifteen years later nothing has changed -- except the politics and the profit margins.
It alters perceptions and skews the ability to tell right from wrong. Ultimately, it results in a dysfunctional society. But it's not a drug. It's the War on Drugs.
J.C. Alvarez might have won the election battle if confidential information hadn't been leaked. That was last year. Now comes the legal battle.
A new crop of Miami Beach commissioners might finally lay to rest the Huber Drug Letter controversy