Not long after sunset, downtown Miami is so deserted the click of a changing traffic light echoes like a gunshot. Once-bustling cafeterias and shops closed hours ago. In the inky darkness, steel shutters rattle in the wind. But then you turn a corner and a cool-yellow glow pours onto the stained si ... More >>
The confetti wafted onto his impossibly square shoulders. The Nashville audience stood and roared. Then a medal on a royal-blue ribbon was draped around Miami-Dade schools superintendent Alberto Carvalho's neck. Last month, after more than five years of agonizingly hard work, the self-proclaimed son ... More >>
How do you know you're in a cool Miami restaurant? The setting will be festooned with Edison bulbs. The menu will include an heirloom tomato and burrata salad, perhaps year-round. The chef will relish pork belly. There will be charcuterie, pickles, free-range chicken, beets paired with goat cheese ... More >>
Wale's third full-length release, The Gifted, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 when it dropped in July. But the DC rapper has never sold a platinum single, and he's cool with that fact. Because in an era dominated by quick hits, he's into making albums. And eventually he plans to sell en ... More >>
While news that Miami-Dade County decided to keep all existing libraries open may have seemed like a win, now Mayor Gimenez has released a new plan that could see some of those spared branches open for only 16 hours a week. That's three to five hours a day for four days a week.
Patpong Road, the intimate lounge atop Khong River House is designed to recreate the famous Bangkok night market and red light district of the same name. Tripadvisor reviewers make it sound Like Lincoln Road with go go bars, food stalls, sexy women, and ladyboys -- which is awesome in our book. ... More >>
If you're anything like the average American, you spend at least 40 hours a week slaving away in a cubicle. Yep, you work hard. But chances are you play even harder. And you friggin' deserve it. The good news is you don't have to blow all your hard-earned cash on beer, parties, and debauchery. All ... More >>
Khong River House may have opened just days ago, but on a Thursday evening, the place was already as lively as its sister establishment Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. Like Yardbird, Khong's colors are warm. Repurposed Thai shipping crates serve as wood wall decor. Edison bulbs cast a warm copper ... More >>
Halloween is that time of the year when it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... See als ... More >>
By the size of the crowd at yesterday's BurgerFi friends and family event in Aventura (18139 Biscayne Boulevard), you would think the burgers were made of gold bullion instead of free-range, grass-fed beef.The Aventura BurgerFi is the sixth restaurant in the chain, which itself is just over a year o ... More >>
Looks like the South Miami/Coral Gables area is becoming a hotspot for burger joints and gastropubs with ROK:BRGR Burger Bar Gastropub announcing a late summer opening.ROK:BRGR is already a popular eatery in Fort Lauderdale, and owner Mark Falsetto is expanding the popular concept, with plans to o ... More >>
Luther Campbell, 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 explains why Twitter is the social media network preferred by minorities.Everybody is talking about Facebook's forthcomin ... More >>
The Virginia Key Grassroots Music Fest is almost here, and that means a stellar music lineup, camping in the cool winter beauty of the subtropics, and more hippies, rastas, and traveling kids than you can shake a beach at. Meanwhile at Jimbo's, $2 beers, Southern rock and roll, and topless biker ... More >>
Steve Jobs, one of the greatest innovators of both the 20th and 21st Centuries is dead. But his name will ring out eternally through history. 'Cause damn, that motherfucker changed the world and shit. iTunes is just one of many ingenious inventions to come out of the Apple camp. From apps t ... More >>
Luther "Luke" Campbell, 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 addresses the absence of bigotry in children.When I drop my 2-year-old son off at day care, I am so amazed at how ... More >>
2 Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice and Brother Marquis hanging in their natural habitat.If, like Crossfade, you've actually attended the annual Exxxotica Expo at the Miami Beach Convention Center (or some comparably antiseptic megavenue in Chicago, Los Angeles, or New Jersey) and not just feverishly da ... More >>
Edison Gonzalez is an electrician by trade, and allegedly a pervert by habit. Now he's behind bars for using his skills as an electrician to install a secret video camera in a light fixture in the bathroom of his girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter. Back when another Edison invented the lightbulb, ... More >>
Michael MillerDon't blink or you'll miss tonight's playoff actionLet us now praise soon-to-be-famous men, before their college careers, NFL contracts, reality TV shows, and pet pigeons get in the way.Miami high school football playoffs begin tonight with a juicy rematch between Northwestern and C ... More >>
Not long ago, New Times ran a story titled "Escape From South Beach," which makes the case that the epicenter of the gay community is no longer in South Beach. Miami Beach's gay paper, Wire Magazine, apparently took it personally. This week, editor Thomas Barker dedicated an entire issu ... More >>
Philip Thomas dodges the tackles of a crime-ridden childhood.
Forget Edison, Franklin, even Steve Jobs. If there's one innovator we truly love and respect here in South Florida and the Caribbean, it's Charles Ponzi.The guy, let's face it, invented pretty much the best scheme ever. Why do complicated stuff like "invest money" when you can just take it and prete ... More >>
Normally, we wait to print letters to editor in our actual print edition, but the letter we received today by Miami-Dade County teacher Paul A. Moore concerning the recent layoffs at the Miami Herald and its possible closure brings up a lot of good points that we just couldn't wait until then to sha ... More >>
One of the daunting challenges facing President-elect Barack Obama is fixing the public school system where George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind Act has failed miserably, especially in Miami-Dade where some historically Black schools are in danger of being shut down. Our new Commander-In-Chief woul ... More >>
Bad Boys of Boxing get down at the Hard Rock.
Theyre ready to rumble at the Hard Rock Hollywood!
After a decade on the gridiron, the city's only women's pro squad tries to tackle a losing record.
Singles mingle at the Simple Life third anniversary party.
Edison Miranda looks to scramble Porras
In: Sasha and Digweed, the Sagamore, public transportation. Out: DJ Irie.
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Are charter-school conversions the vanguard for public education or a scam for resegregating the learning experience and making a lot of money?
We're going to have American food coming out of our corn-fed ears
Trainloads of food go to waste while thousands of kids go unfed, courtesy of the school lunch program
The disastrous demise of Techworld raises questions about how we should navigate the uncharted waters of private-public education
Dade County's school district may have its own police department, but law enforcement experts say it doesn't come close to making the grade
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