Hillary Clinton's coronation party will not be held in Miami. Local leaders have decided to drop their bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, citing lack of time to prepare a competitive package. Though, organizers still have an eye on hosting a party convention in 2020. See also: Mia ... More >>
Miami may be the site of the first part of Hillary Clinton's coronation ...or as it's officially known, the 2016 Democratic National Convention. After local leaders officially let the DNC know that they would be interested in hosting the shindig, the DNC selected Miami as one of 15 cities that it ... More >>
The Miami area hasn't held a presidential nominating convention since both the Democratic and Republican parties held their conventions in the Miami Beach convention center back in 1972. Despite Florida's transition into one of the most crucial swing states over the past two decades neither have ret ... More >>
Dale! Pitbull may be Mr. 305 (where the vast majority of his fellow Cuban-Americans are voting for Mitt Romney), but he'll be stepping into the 954 on Sunday to join President Obama at a major pre-election rally.
Face it ... We're a society obsessed with celebrity wealth. Whether it's the 20 Richest Rappers, Ten Richest DJs, Eight Richest Musicians in their Teens and 20s, or the Five Richest Celebs in the Music Business, you can count on Crossfade to narrow down the ridiculously long, arbitrary lists publi ... More >>
Earlier this week, we brought to your attention to an odd poll that claimed 61 percent of Democratic voters wanted former Republican Charlie Crist to be the Dem's gubernatorial candidate in 2014. The numbers seemed way off, and now a new poll is out showing that actually Alex Sink, who ran for gover ... More >>
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 wants blacks to stop being so envious and hateful toward one another.We African-Americans are our own worst enemies. We do a bett ... More >>
The Secret Service takes threats on the life of the president pretty seriously. That's kind of their main job. So don't be surprised when you casually mention the assassination of the president on Facebook and then find them knocking on your door. That's what happened to one Florida woman, who proba ... More >>
If, last night, you shouted, "Screw crappy pop!" and chose Barack, then you've probably got no effing idea who won and lost at the MTV Video Music Awards. Luckily, we here at Crossfade own a DVR. So while watching Obama goin' hard at the Democratic National Convention, we were also keeping track of ... More >>
Last night, it was NFL. Today, it's the MTV Video Music Awards. But are professional football games and Chris Brown's dance moves really more important than democracy? No ... The only thing worth watching on television tonight is the Democratic National Convention. And if you don't believe us, we ... More >>
Charlie Crist was once a sure-bet, GOP-backed pick for U.S. Senate, until a superstar dark horse named Marco Rubio came along. Todd Akin was once a sure-bet, GOP-backed pick for U.S. Senate, until he opened his mouth to tell the world that he doesn't believe "legitimate" rape can cause pregnancy and ... More >>
See also "Ten Most Musical Politicians Ever: Barry Obama, Mitt the Mormon Honky, and Others!" and "DEVO's New Song About Mitt Romney's Dog-on-Roof Incident." There is an old conservative adage that goes something like, "There ain't no party like a right-wing party, 'cause a right-wing party don't s ... More >>
Given Florida's swing state importance, large population and Southern-but-not-quite status, you'd think that someone from this state would have been on a national presidential ticket by now, at least as a running mate.The media is currently rife with speculation that Senator Marco Rubio could be Mit ... More >>
Not everyone is happy with President Barack Obama's announcement yesterday that he personally supports the idea of gay marriage, least of all the evangelical Florida pastor who is an important adviser to the president. Rev. Joel Hunter, leader of an Orlando-area megachurch, says he is "disappointed" ... More >>
Left-leaning Floridians are probably not too enthused that the Republican Party is descending on Tampa to crown Mitt Romney as its official nominee in August. But don't worry, you hippies -- there's now something for you to get excited about, too. The Daily Show has announced it'll tape a week's wor ... More >>
Since erupting in New York City's Zuccotti Park on September 17, the #occupywallstreet movement has been taking the nation by storm with it's populist rage and youthful vigor. One sure sign OWS is a youth movement is the increasing number of musicians and performers who have been dropping by unanno ... More >>
Back in 2004, when Barack Obama allegedly compared himself to LeBron James, little did he know he'd be setting himself up for a string of conservative zingers that shows no sign of stopping. Former Florida Republican congressman turned MSNBC host Joe Scarborough became the latest right-winger to ... More >>
It's like Miami, but with uglier beaches and whiter people. Tampa, our slightly "off" cousin to the North East, has been chosen to host the 2012 Republican National Convention in which the Grand Ol' Party will nominate Sarah Palin or Marco Rubio or Ron Paul or someone else slightly "off" to take ... More >>
Rep. Kendrick Meek added another impressive entry to his list of endorsement of US Senate today as City of Miami Mayor, and president of the US Conference of Mayor, Manny Diaz announced his endorsement. The press release came with equal amounts of back patting on the part of both men. ... More >>
New Times recently caught up with John Legend in between all kinds of action. After his high-profile appearances at the inaugural festivities, February will find the five-time Grammy winner playing Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the NBA All-Star Game, and the Dubai International Jazz Festival. Oh, ye ... More >>
Okay, so being mayor of any city is pretty much being a professional schmoozer: attend a few balls, galas and fundraisers a week, bequeath a few keys to the city, glut yourself on cubed cheese and champagne, get re-elected, repeat. Riptide's resigned to that- but it sort of rubs us the wrong way whe ... More >>
Murder trials, drug busts, hurricane warnings and robberies may continue to grab the "If It Bleeds, It Leads"-headlines but 2008 was a year of events that will continue to affect us well past the changing of the calendar year. Riptide counts down the biggest new stories of 2008. 10. Murder Free ... More >>
Um, because that's not him.
Ce n'est pas le même.
It’s Tuesday afternoon, still a couple of hours before Barack Obama is to address thousands of chanting, whistling partisans at Bicentennial Park, when Edna Kaiywa offers some international perspective on the electric scene. “This would never happen in France today,” says Kaiywa, a young blac ... More >>
via eBay Apparently you can buy these things. Last week during the Democratic National Convention the Herald's political reporters were so bored they took to incessantly blogging about the hotel arrangements of the Florida delegation. The Republicans have -- thank goodness -- spiced things up. B ... More >>
Rebecca Smeyne The Village Voice documents the last party at the infamous McCarren Pool with Yo La Tengo. Houston Press' Rocks Off blogger Chris Gray loses his Guitar Hero cherry. SF Weekly does its best to capture the odd fashion choices at Outside Lands. Warning: it ain't pretty. Check out the ... More >>
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Travel buddies. Last September, we detailed the travels of Police Chief John Timoney, who seemed to spend more time on the road schmoozing than in Miami, you know, being chief. Alas, Timoney's rambling ways have not been cured. This week, we find the chief -- who, as an aside, bears an uncanny r ... More >>
Mark Mauer LA Weekly's blog Play visits the wall where the late singer/songwriter Elliot Smith posed for his Figure 8 album. Since his death in 2003, it has become an informal memorial to Smith. According to SF Weekly, Miami Beach resident Chan Marshall, better known as Cat Power, is scheduled to ... More >>
Going for the Haitian vote. Lord knows the Democrats are going to have to pull out all of the stops this November to take over the White House and this latest news might help them do it...or it could backfire. According to NME, part-time Miami resident Wyclef Jean along with Kanye West and N.E.R.D ... More >>
As Florida's GOP delegates head for New York, it's time to recall Miami Beach, 1972
Provoking a cop doesn't exactly improve working conditions for Latin America's poor
At the French film fest, art and commerce do a nasty mating dance
The voice of Flanders is the voice of reason, absatively posilutely
When an influential developer wants to cram a size-10 project on a size-4 parcel of waterfront land, who can he turn to for help? The ever-accommodating Miami City Commission, of course.
MC5: Gun-toting revolutionaries say the darndest things
George Bush knows how to make war. Bill Clinton can play the sax. But it's Elvis Presley who's really in charge here.