In 2012, when current Miami Heat star Chris "Birdman" Andersen was playing for the Denver Nuggets, a Colorado Sheriff's Office Internet Crimes Against Children team seized property from Andersen's home, which led to rampant speculation in the media. At the time, Andersen's attorneys claimed he was t ... More >>
Even though she is currently in Spain, enjoying vacation time, Metric's Emily Haines can hardly hide her exuberance about visiting Miami again. Talking over the phone, Haines notes a couple of rather unforgettable connections between her and the Magic City. One revolves around a past Metric perfor ... More >>
While today's public sports fan debate centers on the quality of Miami Heat fans, The New York Times' resident stats geek Nate Silver decided to focus on the quality and quantity of NHL fans last month. His conclusion: The Florida Panthers should either move to Canada or be eliminated.
God is nonexistent. Need proof? Nickelback is headed our way. With great displeasure, Crossfade regrets to announce that Alberta, Canada "rock" band Nickelback will soon embark on their Here and Now arena tour, a 39-city trek across the United States and Canada. On Saturday, May 5, the Chad ... More >>
This time of year, hipsterdom's virtual playground -- i.e. the blogosphere -- is littered with arbitrary "best of" indie music lists. Everyone from NPR to Pitchfork, our sister blogs around the Village Voice, and yes, even Crossfade, have declared this year's alt world favorites. While the li ... More >>
The South Florida Tea Party posted some shocking statistics last week: Compared to England and Canada, Americans have better cancer survival rates, a larger proportion of healthy low-income seniors and better treatment of diabetes.It also said only 8 percent of President Barack Obama's cabinet ha ... More >>
To Be Hated Bootcamp for Whores (Sour Grapes Records) myspace.com/tobehated Keeping with my tradition of doing things ass-backwards, we have To Be Hated's second full-length effort, the provocatively titled Bootcamp for Whores. It is a logical stepping stone for the outfit who begat Outsourced a ... More >>
Straight from scoring a gold-plated gramophone statuette for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at last Sunday's 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, Hawaiian pop crooner Bruno Mars and his bouffant hairdo were pleading guilty to cocaine possession in a Las Vegas courtroom. Back in September, the Mars man g ... More >>
It is a well-known fact that the Toronto of the mid 1980s is not the stalwart and vibrant community that it is these days. No, those were bleak times where heavily-armed, extremely polite Canadians wiled their days away with dreams of hockey glory and how to better their already pretty good healt ... More >>
Photo by DJ Scoob Doo via weezythanxyou.comLil Wayne's hitting the highways with Nicky Minaj and Rick Ross.Ever since he made the break from Rikers back in November, we've been so hyped about Lil Wayne's inevitable trip across these United States that we could barely sleep. Or shit. Our goggles ... More >>
Bieber gonna give you fever!You can joke about Justin Bieber's lesbianism all day. But the Biebz reigns supreme. Powered by asexual androgyny and cotton-candy songcraft, he has brainwashed tween girls, their mothers, and even, in the most extreme cases, their fathers. You could be next. Serious ... More >>
This cookbook is hot off the shelves, and it's what they call a holiday stocking-stuffer for that health-oriented foodie family member or friend. There are 170 recipes for quinoa, which is about 160 more than you'd think existed. Lots of bright, pretty photos are interspersed with the recipes, and e ... More >>
Originally, Canadian indie guy Dan Snaith called himself Manitoba. He recorded a whole batch of eclectic electro-poppy stuff, sent it out into the world, and started gaining cred with brainy music fans. But then proto-punker Handsome Dick Manitoba (real name Richard Blum) crawled out of a black ... More >>
Grilled chicken sandwich at Sun Life...is it safe?ESPN's Outside the Lines has collected health department inspection reports for food and beverage vendors at 107 MLB, NBA, NHL, and NFL sports arenas in the United States and Canada. Each arena's percentages of "critical violations" were tallied - ... More >>
Torche is a band whose growing influence is not exactly measured in riches. Yes, the band has been hailed in discerning international circles as uh, torchbearers of a new sound that is heavy without being metal, per se, and still melodic. Still, the current threesome has had to keep it together, ... More >>
Chicken for dinner: Just a glimpse of the fare at this Sat's Art Walk. We don't know about all of you but we're exhausted from busting homophobic hypocrites and providing fodder for unfunnyman Jay Leno and funnyman Stephen Colbert. What have you accomplished this week? No matter. Everyone deserve ... More >>
Panic BomberDiscipline EPYYZ RecordsSince naming Panic Bomber the Best New Electronica Artist last year, lot has changed for Richard Haig. He's toured through the U.S., U.K., and Canada, and had a successful showcase during last month's SXSW. And after two self-released albums, Calling in Threats ... More >>
Two important things happened on the NBC television network this weekend. The Winter Olympics finally ended and Jennifer Lopez, who has been busy raising her twins, buying an apartment in Miami, and letting her husband buy a stake in the Dolphins, finally got back to the important work of being fam ... More >>
Once more down the aisle.
via Fidget's flickrWe broke the news this week that the average cost of health care for a family of four in Miami was the highest in nation at $20,280, 20% more than the national average. So Time's brave Tim Padgett takes a look into the state of the health industry in Miami, and while he finds ... More >>
A local deserter finds a cold reception in Canada.
As President Obama tries to keep his pledge to close Gitmo by next January, his biggest challenge -- as told in-depth in your New Times this very week -- is figuring out what to do with guys like Omar Khadr. Courtesy Wikimedia CommonsKhadr, the youngest detainee at Guantanamo Bay and the only Wester ... More >>
Broken Social Scene with Land of TalkSaturday, November 22, 2008Club Cinema, Pompano BeachCanadian experimental/indie-rock supergroup Broken Social Scene descended on South Florida last night like a swarm of indie bees, and buzzed up a two-hour storm for jubilant fans at a packed Club Cinema in Po ... More >>
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