"I hope you stay on this. Nobody else seems to have the balls to do it.”
"Miami has lost a premier shooting facility. What a pity!"
Miami-Dade Countyâ€™s Office of the Inspector General released its annual report for fiscal year 2006 last week. For those who want a primer on corruption in Miami, the report is a great place to start. The OIG does audits and investigations looking for waste and fraud. Among the 20 arrests the OIG ... More >>
An article in Monday's Washington Post analyzed the appointment of immigration judges since 2004 and found that many of the 37 judges chosen under Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez had political ties to the Republican party. Their analysis also revealed that of the appointees with background in immi ... More >>
A new documentary, "Posada Carriles: Terrorism Made in USA," recounts the exploits of Miami's most infamous elderly militant Cuban exile, who as recently as 2000 was caught trying to kill Fidel Castro in Panama. The Committee to Free the Cuban Five has organized showings of the film, though as of y ... More >>
"Any officer who deserts [his] soldiers is a coward"
"Camilo Mejía, you, sir, use America's freedom of speech to erase your cowardice."
For the second year in a row a survey has determined Miami has the rudest drivers in the country? No. This is blasphemy. We demand a recount. --Emily Witt
"I thought there was no place I couldn’t handle … but I sure as hell won’t set foot in ‘Baghdad West,’ that’s fo sho!"
"It never ceases to amaze me how we sell our integrity for so little when it is the only thing we have."
Itâ€™s unclear whether Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez declined the invitation or if it was rescinded, but at last nightâ€™s NAACP meeting at the Joseph Caleb Center, the man was not there. The uproar of last monthâ€™s meeting, which featured a defiant Roosevelt Bradley protesting the forced ... More >>
"The fact is that this guy Barney wants to flex something and feel important. He wants to make it racial."
"Tattoo an exit visa on Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda’s ass and send him back where he belongs."
If you're the sort of person who reads structured finance legal briefs for fun, or who prefers watching a filibuster on C-SPAN to a blockbuster at the local cineplex, we have something you should know about. The Team Metro Citizens Academy! It's a free 13-week program that will teach you the n ... More >>
Approximately two decades after it hit New York City, the great cupcake baking trend appears to have finally made its way to Miami, the bottom of America's funnel. While the editorial staff at New Times are partial to the vegan creations of staff writer Tamara Lush (who modestly deflects credit to t ... More >>
"There are plenty of white whores riding poles and collecting dollar bills in G-strings."
In Brazil it's called o jeitinho and it means "the little way." When you are a tourist who gets caught smoking pot on a beach in Rio, you employ o jeitinho and offer a courtesy tip to the police. They accept your offering and you avoid languishing in jail a la Midnight Express. Estevam and Sonia ... More >>
On March 1, 56 activists for gay rights will gather in Minneapolis and board two buses, one destined for the East Coast and the other for the West. In the bus traveling toward the Pacific will be Delfin Bautista, a 25-year-old social worker born and raised in Miami . Inspired by the Freedom Ride ... More >>
People magazine has decided that Miami is no more worthy of a celebrity-hunting bureau than Washington, Austin, or Chicago. I can understand that People readers don't care much about Nancy Pelosi or Oprah or... I can't think of anyone famous in Austin. Lance Armstrong? But MIAMI? The celebri ... More >>
"How is it that Carlos Rios has a phone?"
"I think he deserved to be executed"
They came by the thousands, young women wearing their tightest Venezuelan flag tank tops and young men wearing t-shirts that read "Si, se va" (Yes, he goes), "Atrevete a cambiar" (dare yourself to change), and "Lo mio es Venezuela," (mine is Venezuela). Outside of the Orange Bowl on Sunday the expat ... More >>
Chuck Rabin's Herald story today about the most recent lawsuit against the county by the Homestead Air Base Developers, Inc. or HABDI, has an abbreviated history of the development group's shady dealings. If you want a more in-depth look at the no-bid contract the county awarded HABDI to build a ... More >>
"The inmates throw pee, bleach, semen, doo-doo; wee-wees out everywhere"
Big names? Big Deal. An alternative take on the Book Fair.
After voting at the South Shore Community Center on Miami Beach early this morning, I went to the market across the street for some coffee and found myself standing in line behind Tony Garcia, a Precinct 48 poll worker with a shaved head and a goatee. He was reinforcing the troops: at least five col ... More >>
The Sneaky Kitchen is a lot like your grandmother's house: full of recipe cards, Tupperware, and old stories. Its founder, Bess Metcalf, has lived in Miami for over forty years, likes to cook, apparently sells Tupperware, Fuller brushes, and Avon products, and has a lot of stories to tell about Alla ... More >>
"The immigration system must be expeditious, fair, and just”
"I am finally free from persecution”
When the Miami-Dade County Elections Department announced that it would put its touch-screen electronic voting machines through a "rigorous test" today, I pictured a real-life cast of traditionally disenfranchised voters: A self-proclaimed Luddite; someone with only hooks for hands; a couple of eld ... More >>
"We're a merged family, like the Brady Bunch," says Lionel K. Lightbourne. But like the Partridge Family, they sing: Lightbourne, with fiancee Tanya, their children from previous marriages and even a neighbor or two from Liberty City, call themselves The Fans. The song they produced -- "Miami Dol ... More >>
"The victims will never get justice"
I'll get the girls together for the weekend, leave early ... party, and snooze on the way back"
"Anger, ignorance, and revenge have returned to prominence”
"I saw myself in the shower, and I'm sexier than Richard"
"Rattlesnakes and cobras came out of their holes.”
The first thing you learn to kill is your identity
Readers get their war on
More on the great suicide debate
Butterflies take over Fairchild