In this week's metro, we describe how advances in DNA technology have allowed Miami-Dade medical investigators to solve at least 16 cold cases in the past couple of years. The murder of one woman, whose body parts were found all over town, haunted cops and coroners alike for nearly 30 years before g ... More >>
Ever wondered where the tradition of leaving milk and cookies for Santa comes from? Probably not, but out of mystical curiosity we searched and found that the theory dates back to Western Germany and was formed as part of a medieval custom. A "paradise" tree was decorated with apples, wafers, and/o ... More >>
As if there weren't already enough reasons to look forward to the holidays (vacation time; copious amounts of food; presents) - seasonal beers add an extra bit of holiday cheer. (In part thanks to a healthy buzz they inspire, but we digress.) Since we're such huge beer lovers here at Short Order (d ... More >>
There is nothing that says "Christmas in Miami" like Santa's Enchanted Forest. Look, with the weather a cool, crisp 80 degrees, why not celebrate with a month-long carnival that features dioramas depicting Santa with space aliens and carnys hawking giant Spongebob Squarepants for the winning?Read al ... More >>
The real reason for kissing at midnight on New Years Eve? Whether you're single, married, divorced, or your outlook on monogamy is much like Tiger Woods', everyone is trying to get some. And if anyone is going to help you get laid, it's Robin Thicke. So if you are looking to keep it sexy this ... More >>
The chain of holidays at the end of the year is good of an excuse as any to party up and overindulge, which also means you can plan to bring on the weight gain!Not so fast. Between the cookies, candy canes, pastries, egg nog and Yorkshire pudding, there's no question that holiday foods aren't the ... More >>
Get drunk with Punk Santa this Christmas weekend.What'd your Christmas list look like this year? We asked Santa for web hits, a pay raise, and a three-and-a-half foot masseuse on 24-hour standby. Wishful thinking indeed! But a blog can dream, can't it? Quite frankly, we're tired of ballin' ... More >>
Last Thanksgiving you might have seen the Tonight Show parody of Martha Stewart donning a face shield then spraying a turkey with what appears to be a canister of pepper spray.Despite the fact that the video appears to be fake -- and despite Fox News' Megyn Kelly's claims that Occupy protesters s ... More >>
Kyle TaylorDoes your XMas plate usually look like this? It may be best to go out to dinner this year.We gave you an early round-up of where to experience the true holiday cheer of a meal made easy (meaning, by someone else), so now we present the second installation of those restaurants trying to ... More >>
Arnold Wells, FlickrLess than 20 days from now, Jesus Christ will turn the big 2-0-1-2, though he doesn't look a day over 33. Around the world, Christians will celebrate his birth with an appalling display of hyper-consumerism and overconsumption. And of course, crappy Christmas music. Howeve ... More >>
Harold and Kumar via FacebookHarold and Kumar's Munchies truck is coming to MiamiWhite Castle obsessed Harold and Kumar are celebrating the pre-release of their new movie, A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas by rolling out to college campuses in their very own munchie truck.The truck is set t ... More >>
Jorge Moreno's "Thank You" is a gently unfolding, deceptive pop-rock paean to life's simple pleasures. Its earworm tendencies come on slowly. The more you play the track, the more it reveals new flourishes -- a roots-rock guitar lick here, a Beatles-esque wall of backing voices there. It also ... More >>
Just say no to Kevin Burns.We've been seeing a lot of former North Miami mayor Kevin Burns in the news lately. Last week, he appeared on a WPLG news segment complaining about parking meters in downtown Miami. Burns told the reporter that he had been gypped out of $7 because he didn't realize he h ... More >>
If you consider most of the crap on Y100 to be hip-hop, we wouldn't expect you to understand. But ArtOfficial is the straight-up shiznit. As Miami's answer to the Roots, this six-member band's been thrilling local fans and crowds abroad for the past few years, rocking venues with some of MIA's s ... More >>
Kevin Burns won't be having a Merry Christmas this year. In this week's print edition of Miami New Times (which is available online later today), we chronicle how the former North Miami mayor's 34-year-old business selling Christmas trees is no ho-ho-ho fun.Banana Republican interviewed several p ... More >>
Ah, the holidays ... Whether you celebrate Christmas or Kwanzaa, Hanukkah or a Festivus for the rest of us, the season represents the same stuff: peace on earth, good will towards your fellow man, and totally crazy parties. Lots and lots of them. Case in point: The Recording Academy's Florida C ... More >>
ariesmale1978 via FlickrA case of ashy, 100-year old chocolate.According to tradition, bad kids receive coal in their Christmas stocking. But what's worse? How about these five items?NutsNo message from Santa quite communicates that you're a lousy lad better than a bag of nuts: almonds, walnuts, ... More >>
thelotusblog.comWhether you actually like sucking on them or you prefer to dangle them on the tree, the red and white candy canes seem to put you into the Christmas spirit.And then there are the flavored candy canes. Is there really a reason we need to have blueberry flavored candy canes? Not on ... More >>
Two guys share the Christmas spirit.via Flickr eric molinaIn their infinite wisdom, Hooters executives have come up with a way to reward customers who exhibit a generous spirit this season. No, silly, big tips will not produce a lap dance--Hooters is still a restaurant, after all. But starting th ... More >>
Side of road, Quail Roost Drive Happy Holidays from Miami-Dade County. Check out our Christmas tree. Down south in the Redland, fields of papaya trees are bearing fruit. We shot this picture yesterday on the side of Quail Roost Drive.Papaya, or La Fruta Bomba, as it is sometimes known, is a fruit ... More >>
via Mike TorreyGet high in the Andes.Mike Torrey is a San Diego based architectural photographer with a new book out called "Stone Offerings: Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment."Mike will be in town for the Miami International Book Fair and will be on a panel with a National Geographic phot ... More >>
Alex IzaguirreThe U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sent affordable housing developers in Miami-Dade County an early Christmas present. This past October 16, HUD secretary Shaun Donovan announced 18 south Florida cities will receive $69 million for community development grants, hom ... More >>
And the sales are at Hip E. and Downtown Divas.
Hipsters and ho-ho-hos, get down n dirty at Sweat and Churchills.
Make sure you pull over at Whole Foods.
Get your first taste of the season with these holiday trimmings.
The holidays are here, so you can start decking your halls.
Mike will MesmerEyes you at the Improv.
Its NYE and were shaking it all night long!
Its the most wonderful time of the year
All we want for Christmas is at Puma.
Get in the Christmas spirit at Festival of the Trees.
French Kiss will ravish your palate
Wishing you a merry 4/20
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