Finally! Frivolous legislation out of Tallahassee we can finally get behind!State Sen. Darren Soto, an Orlando-area Democrat, has filed legislation that would keep Florida on daylight-saving time (DST) all year long.
Three defendants involved in the bonkers South Beach scam that involved sending hot Eastern European girls out on the town to lure men to what were basically fake nightclubs only to charge ridiculous sums to their credit cars have been convicted by a jury today. A fourth was acquitted.See also:- Eas ... More >>
Supermarkets are the fabric of American food consumption. Here in South Florida, you can't drive more than a couple of miles without seeing one of the behemoth retailers. Seeing the potential for growth, Russian food retailer Okey Dokey, and its parent company AgroTrade, is planning a major expansio ... More >>
Read "Danell Leyva, Miami's Olympic Prodigy, Goes for Gold."The U.S. men's gymnastics team came into Monday's medal round as the gold-medal favorites. They finished the day not even on the podium. Looking for the country's first all-around gold in gymnastics since 1984, the men's team instead finish ... More >>
The year's most uh, striking, crime image.Miami is the fictional home of Dexter, Michael Weston and Horatio Caine, so it makes sense that some truly messed up crime goes down in the real 305. Still, it's astounding how the Magic City steps up year after year to deliver acts so depraved and bizarr ... More >>
Kostya Kimlat brings his "bag of tricks" to Cafe DaVinciKostya Kimlat has been a magician for almost two decades, even though he looks barely out of high school himself. The Ukraine-born magician, based in Orlando, performs and teaches magic around the world. Named the basketbal ... More >>
via evris28This egg is disgusted by your decorating skills.Oh, you thought your children were so talented because they affixed a bunch of stickers to a hard-boiled egg and it looks cuter than a baby bunny sliding down a rainbow atop a unicorn? Well, we hate to inform you, but your child is a simp ... More >>
Kasha varnishkas is an Eastern European dish that mixes bow-tie noodles, kasha grain, and caramelized onions. It's a hearty dish served warm, and one that I grew up eating from time to time.When I was chef at an upscale take-out shop in Manhattan called Mangia, I made my own version of the dish, ... More >>
I could praise Liset Alea's talent forever. But until you listen to this songbird for yourself (or better yet, hear her live), you won't really understand.
This Cuban-born beauty has picked up a thing or two traversing the globe, from New York to Miami, Cuba to Costa Rica, and all over Europe. A ... More >>
It's August 24, and you've woken up sweating profusely, feeling vaguely nauseated, and recoiling in horror at the first sight of a campaign ad. The diagnosis? Primary fever! (Or it might be Cat Scratch Fever. Or dengue. But let's go with Primary Fever).
Even for Florida, this has been a primary ... More >>
Alena Astreika is a voluptuous blonde from Eastern Europe. She flips around bottles at Segafredo and makes Brickell's ballers cough up their hard-earned dollars. Maybe it's her jewel-toned eyes that keep her customers coming back. Or perhaps it's her strong, intriguing accent. Short Order is also pr ... More >>
Photo by Stephanie Rae BerzonEvan Rowe is a local songwriter and performer best known as Catalonia, a professor of political science and history at Broward College, and a small-d democratic strategist with no party affiliation. Each week, we surrender our space for his thoughts on the music indus ... More >>
Courtesy of Miami-Dade CorrectionsEfraim DiveroliIn early 2007, after winning a $300 million U.S. Army contract to equip Afghanistan with munitions, Miami Beach arms dealer Efraim Diveroli, age 21, went scavenging in Albania. There he subcontracted Ylli Pinari, head of that Balkan country's state-ru ... More >>
Cities don't get much uglier or more depressing than Kingston. That was probably my first thought as we got off of the public bus we'd taken from the airport and stepped smack dab in the middle of an anarchic downtown scene. "We" consists of my wife and I and our five Macedonian guests: Lidija; h ... More >>
Jeopardy! time. This black-market product costs governments worldwide $50 billion every year; fuels Hezbollah, the PKK, and other terrorist cells; and runs on global crime syndicates and hundreds of underground factories in China and Eastern Europe.via Wikimedia CommonsWhat is heroin, you say? Cocai ... More >>
Jose D. DuranBelvedere IX left us black and pink.To say we get courted for promotion is an understatement. We got harassed by P.R. whores asking us to talk about their products. Psst! Let me let you in on a little secret: Best way into a New Times writer's heart is to offer free booze. With the econ ... More >>