If it wasn't for Miami, there wouldn't be ska. Ska is a musical style born in 1950s Jamaica from the mix of traditional Caribbean mento with American jazz and R&B. When Miami radio first started playing independent black music in the 1940s, Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean were listening too. ... More >>
It may be the strangest DUI arrest report ever. It lists the male subject as just 5-foot-6 and 137 pounds. Occupation: Miami Killian High School student. And under last meal: "Seasonal/turkey, rice, mashed potatoes/Thanksgiving."Meet Steven Wilson Duque: 14 years old and charged with driving while h ... More >>
Pinecrest Gardens' Green Market is one of the few of its ilk that runs year-round. Though the market offers local fruits, vegetables, honey, and baked goods during the slow summer months, it gets into full-swing around now. Read also: - Pinecrest Gardens: Holiday Shopping at the Farmers MarketWe too ... More >>
The 16th Annual Americas Food and Beverage Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center is a great barometer of what's going to be hot and interesting in the food world next year. The show is massive, with 15 aisles of food vendors, distributors, and manufacturers displaying and sampling their product ... More >>
Dianelis de la Caridad-Fonseca, a 22-year-old Hialeah woman, and, Jose Martin Perez-Sanchez, a 21-year-old hitman, have been arrested for the murder of teacher, Richard Vasallo. Vasallo was found dead in the street just blocks away from his Cutler Bay home.Vasallo was Caridad-Fonseca's ex-boyfriend. ... More >>
Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play.While Miami is almost as far south as one can get in the contiguous 48 states, it's really not considered the South (which is home to what's known ... More >>
The makers of Marley's Mellow Mood, a beverage meant to relax the human soul, might want to consider adding a more potent chilling-out agent to the recipe. Because the drink is made in partnership with some members of reggae icon Bob Marley's family, we suggest something closer to ganja, because at ... More >>
Next week, New Times is publishing a guide to the eight of the worst public works projects in Miami-Dade, where bureaucrats and elected officials take pride in wasting millions in taxpayer dollars on crap residents have little-to-no use for.As we reveal each one of these boondoggles on Ripti ... More >>
Miami-Dade CountyWhen Lynda Bell narrowly won her county commission seat last November, the Homestead politician promised she would reform the way Miami-Dade County government operates. "I want to bring the public sector to reality, face-to-face with what the private sector deals with," she said. ... More >>
Papa's Tapas Papa's Tapas -- yellow truck with big plans.Eduardo Bruno, the former executive chef at Morton's on Brickell, planned on owning his own restaurant with his family when the economy hit. "I was working on my own concept for a long time, but I couldn't get the funding," he tells ... More >>
Drawing by Jason Handlesman, AKA The President. The story of Jason Handelsman, AKA The President, is already interesting enough when summarized by writer and video-maker Jacob Katel: "There's something funny about a native Dade County cracker who calls himself The President and lives in a foreclo ... More >>
Yesterday, Eric Fischer's amazing Flickr set of maps illustrating the racial segregation and integration of various American city's went viral. Using data from the 2000 census, Fischer's maps illustrates racial segregation by using dots. Each dot represents 25 people of a certain race, with red r ... More >>
They don't make them like Rascal House anymore.It's one of the great tragedies of life. A favorite restaurant, diner, eatery or even a hot dog stand disappears -- sometimes in its prime. There's nothing to do about it. Nobody to complain to. There's only heartfelt reminiscing with others wh ... More >>
Harvey in action.Harvey's Smokehouse BBQwww.harveysmokehousebbq.com20218 Old Cutler Road, Cutler Bay 33189(305) 233-1227 Harvey Alexander is not your usual southern grill master. Firstly, he's not from the south, even though he opened Harvey's Smokehouse Barbecue way down south in Cutler B ... More >>
via I Can Has CheezburgerIf Johnnie Cochran was still alive and defending cat killer suspect Tyler Weinman, we'd imagine he'd be saying something like "If the pussy hairs aren't the same, you can't place blame."WSVN reports that the DNA of cat hairs found in the room, clothing and backpack of def ... More >>
Courtesy of Miami-Dade CorrectionsIt's been nearly a year since Tyler Weinman was arrested and charged with a string of cat killings in the Palmetto and Cutler Bay neighborhoods. His trial isn't even set to begin until October 25, but the Miami-Dade justice system trudges on. Weinman made an appeara ... More >>
The string of cat killings that rocked Palmetto and Cutler Bay last summer may have ended when police arrested 18-year-old suspect Tyler Weinman, but investigators haven't been able to link Weinman's DNA to the case.Eleven of the 19 cats' bodies were tested for human DNA and none was found. They had ... More >>
"His papi swallowed a bunch of pills and committed suicide. Would we blame George Bush for every suicide of an Iraqi in Iraq?"
Jose Carrera, accused of attempted murder, inked his way to fame.
As we embark on another hot and sweltering summer in the M.I.A., it's bound to get hotter with the release of local hip-hop heavyweight Billy Blue's new mixtape, 36 Reasons. It's a preemptive strike before his major-label debut album, The Story of My Life, due out the end of August on Poe Boy Entert ... More >>
As New Times über-blogger Kyle Munzenrieder pointed out yesterday, the fact that accused cat killer Tyler Weinman joined the "Catch the Cat Killer!" group on Facebook suggests he was certainly aware of all the media hoopla over his alleged crimes -- and perhaps enjoying it.via facebookWeinman's fa ... More >>
Cops, sex, and an unfortunate lack of videotape.
Critics blast builder for delays on cultural project in Cutler Bay.
“Justice starts here.” So says Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle in a series of anti-gang billboards that have popped up in seven county locations, mostly including spots in and around Hialeah, Allapattah, and Little Haiti Emblazoned in black across a yellow strip in the mid ... More >>
"As the chair, you had the power to say something, and you didnt"
Unknown artists have a few attention-grabbing tricks up their sleeves
Daughters, rappers, dead newspapers, and the TSA cesspool
This is Miami's musical moment!
In Denmark we really know how to get stoned
Read all about it: Republicans conspire to ruin public education!
Ofcr. Ralph Wilson's two-year South Miami-Dade racial ordeal was a clear case of cop culture at its worst
This land is pa'ti, pa'mi
Weaving tangled Webs
After Hurricane Andrew destroyed Susan Alberti's home, county bureaucrats stepped in to finish off what was left of her life
The thirtyish black man who stands outside the door of the Cash Dome purses his lips distractedly, idly rubbing the videocassette recorder he holds under one arm