University of Miami President Donna Shalala announced today that she'll be stepping down at the end of this academic year after 14 years. She assumed the job after serving for eight years as the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Clinton Administration, and oversaw the school's rise in ... More >>
One morning in the summer of 2008, just before the Beijing Olympics were set to kick off, Juan Zapata, then a republican Florida state representative, found himself having breakfast with Zhou Wenzhong, the Chinese ambassador to the United States. The breakfast delegation was talking business, and so ... More >>
Foodies -- they're like regular people, only more obnoxious and food-obsessed. Relax, we can say that -- we wear our douche-baguette card like a sad badge of honor that we would steal from a little old lady holding the last marble rye. Sure, Julia Child may have said, "People who love to eat are al ... More >>
New Times' Best of Miami 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Short Order is serving up the top 30 tastemakers in the 305. These people have helped shape the Miami food scene into what it is today. We began with number 30 and will lead up to the county's number one. A Q&A session is included in ... More >>
Will Lady Gaga wear a turkey dress?Lady Gaga just announced her new holiday special, A Very Gaga Thanksgiving. The show will air on ABC on Thanksgiving day, November 24, and will feature Tony Bennett and Katie Couric. If that's not bizarre enough, Gaga is set to perform "White Christmas" and chef ... More >>
If you like low scoring games with shitloads of punting, dropped touchdown passes, coaches tripping players running down the sideline, corner backs with hands of stone, and really repulsive quarterback play, then Sunday's showdown between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets was right up your all ... More >>
Yesterday the Dalai Lama-- the Bono of Tibet-- went to a private reception at the Blue and Green Diamond condo towers in Miami Beach. A resident there called us to complain that the security protocol surrounding one of the most revered figures on the globe caused some of the building's luxury ... More >>
Photo By Danielle AlvarezGeorge-Eric FargeSometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. Georges-Eric Farge did.So the French native moved to Miami, opened two restaurants, and named them after himself. George's in the Grove has been in business since 2008. And George's on Sunset opened o ... More >>
The Dalai Lama's Shoes, 2005, Kirlian photograph, 40 x 40 inches.When "The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama" opens this Friday night at the Frost Art Museum, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate won't be in town for a swig of the complimentary Chablis."We tried to get him to come for the ... More >>
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First the good news for FIU: There's brand new school of medicine, which accepts their first class in August, just picked up a hefty $20 million donation from Herbert Wertheim. The donation was first offered 3 1/2 years ago, but he got in a little quarrel with former President Mitch Maidique ov ... More >>
Muslim advocacy group counters "propaganda" film with a hotline and gets blasted by racist callers.
I walked into the historical landmark known as Churchill’s Pub at 1:30 p.m. on a recent Saturday afternoon. Bad Brains front man HR was sitting on the stage and waiting for me. I introduced myself, as he pulled me close. “Lets go to the backyard,” he whispered into my ear. I was jarred, as I f ... More >>
"It's a hard way to make a living. Try combining that with some cheapskate who doesn't want to part with a dollar at the end of a dance."
Rafe Esquith reveals the burning passion of teaching.
Longtime con man Thomas Barrett Stringer gets caught
Dinosaurs of China take over the science museum
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Rezurrection Hall's new one-nighter gives alcohol the boot