NFL draft prospect Michael Sam came out over the weekend. Though the public response from the NFL and many players was positive, an article full of off-the-record NFL sources showed there's still some resistance to an openly gay player in the league. Apparently some older NFL types are under the imp ... More >>
For a celebrity, being in the news is a fact of life. But Paula Deen's fall from grace is the kind of media coverage that's not exactly PR driven. Since June, the Southern "lady" has been dropped by Food Network (although her page is still featured on their site, along with over 2,000 recipes); Tar ... More >>
True, Miami may have some of the worst drivers, rudest people, and corrupt politicians in the whole country. But hey, we still live in one of the best cities ever! I mean, where else can you find some of the world's best beaches, the greatest NBA team in the nation (go Heat!), and concerts that app ... More >>
With an average Pitchfork album reviews rating of 8.6, Grizly Bear is undeniably one of hispterdom's most popular bands of the 21st century. Their latest record, Shields, with its whimsical melodies and deeply emotional lyrical content, is being heralded as the group's best. It debuted in the Top ... More >>
The death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists rages on.
We're experiencing a lot of weird feelings right now. We're not exactly sure how to cope with these emotions. But they say the first step to getting over your problem is admitting you have one. So deep breath ... Here we go. We actually enjoyed the 55th annual Grammy Awards. OMG, please don't ju ... More >>
A hysterical YouTuber named Copper Cab is asking, "WTF GANGNAM STYLE!!?" But we here at Crossfade just wanna know, "WTF LITTLE RED-HEADED XENOPHOBE!!?" This ruddy-faced teenager is either a raspy-throated troll. Or an insecure product of Tea Party America. His object of hatred: K-Pop sensation an ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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 says Mitt Romney and Karl Rove are a couple of uncool tools.Karl Rove's super PAC, American Crossroads, has issued a 46-seco ... More >>
You do know that when you rent a hotel room that doesn't mean that the items in the room are yours for the taking, right? Well, if you're a Miamian, perhaps you don't, because a new survey conducted by Living Social claims that Miamians are the biggest hotel kleptos in America, with 52 percent of ou ... More >>
There was a time when Elton John dressed (and acted) like the teenage lovechild of Liberace and Vegas-era Elvis on a helium bender. Bedazzled in silver jumpsuits with his face behind massive sunglasses and his feet stuffed into patent-leather platform moon boots, the fabulously balding Captain ... More >>
How #Swag you think they keep it in Lithuania?Last week, O'Grime -- the fresh faces at the front of Miami's #Swag hip-hop contingency -- dropped their new single, "Valanciunas (Big V Lithuanian Hero)," a tribute to Lithuanian sports star and Toronto Raptors draft pick Jonas Valanciunas. As the t ... More >>
Why are music cruises all the rage? Is it some kind of reactionary Great Recession diversion for those few who can actually afford it? Back in February, Miami's young-adults-in-leather-jackets got a taste of the open seas with the garage rock-themed Bruise Cruise. Atlanta scuzzballs Black Lips w ... More >>
Before you start anything in life, you will more than likely hear the phrase, "There have been many that have come before you." And we have to wonder if that's how NBC's The Voice felt coming onto the TV scene. There have been many singing competition shows. And some have served up talented sin ... More >>
Teresa LiberatoreLil B rocking the LeBron look.Lil B With O'Grime and YNG June 12, 2011 Better Than: The outcome of the NBA Finals. Last night, hip-hop cult sensation Lil B performed to a small crowd at downtown nightclub Eve. The event was announced the day before, promoted almost exclusively on ... More >>
Virgil SolisLil B, AKA #BASEDGOD.You hear that? In the distance. That chanting. It sounds like some sort of mantra, like some sort of militaristic call to arms. It rings out from Western Hialeah, all the way to Pinecrest. What are the people saying? What is this holy refrain? Wait, wait, I can make ... More >>
Michael E. MillerNo Bieber's were harmed in the making of this photo.When Justin Bieber made the momentous decision to allow someone to cut off his famous locks, MTV called it "the haircut heard 'round the world."So Riptide wasn't surprised when we heard that the precious pelo had sold for $40,66 ... More >>
Justin Bieber, either a cherubic being sent from heaven with the voice of an angel or an obvious agent sent from hell bent on destroying the world depending on your point of view, recently cut his trademark hair. Ellen DeGeneres, who coincidentally now shares a similar coiffure to the Biebz, dec ... More >>
You know what's funny about primetime pop pageant American Idol? (Nope, not ex-panelist Ellen Degeneres.) It's that the biggest star to ever shoot out of that black hole was a loser named Jennifer Hudson. Of course, there's an argument to be made for Season One winner, Kelly Clarkson. And if you ... More >>
via @rickyrozay on TwitpicAnother day, another Rick Ross track. No one can ever say Miami's biggest stars right now aren't prolific; Ricky Rozay and Pitbull keep us bloated in blog posts.Continuing signs of Ross' domination (and the apocalypse) keep rolling in. Check, for instance, that weird mom ... More >>
"Who Dat Nation" has begun its descent on our fair city in advance of the Super Bowl, where the New Orleans Saints will take on the Indianapolis Colts. Fittingly, while the Colts will stay in Fort Lauderdale, the Saints will hang out at the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Miami, and last nigh ... More >>
I first discovered Joshua Radin through the 2006 Zach Braff chick flick The Last Kiss -- don't ask why or how I ended up watching it -- but after one listen I was hooked on "Star Mile" and the whole We Were Here album. To be fair, he probably owes his success equally to his talent and his friendship ... More >>
Here're today's headlines... without headlines: Rudy Crew walks away with $300-400,000. That's about half of the $700k the rest of his contract was worth, but who's going to complain when they get any money for quitting a job they increasingly sucked at? [CBS 4] A judge in Monroe county has dec ... More >>
Spartan laughs to be had in this lackluster parody.
New Times salutes Miami's finest fisticuffs of the past year
Mindhunters is truly stupid fun
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?
That's been the long, hard decision for TV academy chairman Bryce Zabel
Ugly accusations. Cutthroat business dealings. Verbal assaults and handguns. South Florida's lesbian nightlife is beginning to look more and more like a combat zone.