Julio Sanchez began planning his daughter's quinceañera almost three years in advance. One of the things the Cuban-American loved about his daughter was her thoughtfulness, and Janessa decided a small, inexpensive get-together would do just fine when the time came. Nothing like the elaborate $20,00 ... More >>
Bill Nelson finally dragged his feet to supporting a bill that prevent job discrimination for LGBT citizens, but his fellow Florida senator, Marco Rubio, continues to sip on some watered-down Anita Bryant-style orange juice and has reiterated his opposition to the bill. What's his excuse? Oh, a bunc ... More >>
A quarter-century ago, my old, good buddy Mike Lacey came to Miami and decided to start a weekly paper. He wanted to move here, but a mugger and a prudent wife convinced him cocaine-fueled Miami wasn't the place to raise a family.Today, Lacey bowed out. Along with his partner -- and another guy I co ... More >>
Archbishop of Miami Thomas Wenski likes to say that he's "political with a capital P," meaning he doesn't tow a particular party line. And in his two years in charge of South Florida Catholics he has, in fact, criticized everyone from Barack Obama to Marco Rubio and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. But as the U ... More >>
Before his arrest for alleged terrorism in Chicago, the NATO 3's Jared Chase was a talented aspiring rapper, DJ, and sound engineer who claimed affiliation with a bevvy of record labels around the U.S., including Miami's own Slip-N-Slide Records.
Isle of Dreams, a company that hopes to put a strip club in North Bay Village, just wants to pay some girls to shake their tatas, but the city keeps cock-blocking them at every turn. So now the company has filed a lawsuit against North Bay Village, and claims the city is infringing on their First Am ... More >>
North Miami Beach has fired two police department employees after they allegedly were caught in the office trying to cast a Santeria curse on the city manager shortly before mass layoffs were planned. Veteran officer Elizabeth Torres and office manager Yvonne Rodriguez were canned last week over ... More >>
Julian AssangeUPDATE: WikiLeaks Betrayed by Amazon, Visa, Mastercard---and Worst of All, the MediaWhere are the First Amendment's establishment warriors as government-spooked businesses try to shut down WikiLeaks?Hackers with computers, not hacks with press passes, have been the first line of res ... More >>
Pastor Terry JonesThe tiny Gainesville, Florida, Dove World Outreach Center ignited an international controversy when they announced plans to burn Korans on the ninth anniversary of September 11. The story stirred the same strong feelings surrounding a planned Muslim community center near Ground ... More >>
via ABC15Matthew Bellamy, the man who bravely wore a LeBron James Miami Heat Jersey to a Cleveland Indians game only to get escorted out and allegedly berated by police, is now a first amendment martyr. And Cleveland fans absolutely hate the very Constitution of this fine country, at least accord ... More >>
You've probably already heard about Outrage, the new documentary that aims to out closeted politicians who hypocritically vote for anti-gay legislation. Since you live in Florida, you've probably also heard that the film prominently features our own tanned gubernatorial whiz-kid and maybe gay guy Ch ... More >>
What do you do when some morons criticize you in a news report? If you're the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, the top federal cop, the answer is easy: You blackball the news reporter
More debate about "Strings Attached"
If it ain't your party, you better fight for your rights
The Latin Grammys got the headlines, but brave and bruised theater director Alberto Sarraín got the honors
Attorney Victor Diaz chats up the ACLU's Howard Simon
A New Times guide to busting the county's Cuba law
Rosie Heffernan's students are no dummies when it comes to the U.S. Constitution -- as their parents are learning
Miami Herald sports columnist Dan Le Batard goes Cosmo and cements his reputation as the paper's gender-relations expert
Miami police use an obsolete law to arrest two union activists. Too bad they didn't know the ordinance was being taken out of the code.
For two local street artists, the law giveth and the law taketh away
But the album's sales are up, up, up. No wonder so many more cops are dying now.
Hear ye! Hear ye! The state gets into a righteous - dare we say fundamentalist? - huff
Lewd magazine publisher Dugent experiences the ultimate masochistic thrill - a spanking from its neighbors in prim and proper Coral Gables