In this week's Miami New Times, we profile 30 of the most interesting characters in town, with portraits of each from photographer Stian Roenning. See the entire Miami New Times People Issue here. When he was a 9-year-old Boy Scout, Jeff Ransom and his fellow troop members got lost in a Venezuelan ... More >>
There's been some low-key agonizing in Democratic circles over whether a visit from President Barack Obama to campaign for Charlie Crist would be a help or a hindrance. On one hand, Crist's Democrat bonafides are still questioned by some tried-and-true Democratic voters who still remain loyal to Oba ... More >>
Upstairs at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, past smiling employees at the front desk and cubicles full of researchers and staffers, lies a secluded room behind a password-protected door. Inside, unmoving taxidermies of bears, snakes, and birds stand next to rows of sterile bones, s ... More >>
Not to remind you too much of last night, but if Miami is going to win a major sports championship in the calendar year of 2014, our only hope remains -- gulp -- the Marlins. Oddly, a recent scientific survey by political polling firm Public Policy Polling reveals that a full 19 percent of Florid ... More >>
When FIU suspended fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha for Facebook posts showing drug dealing, hazing, and creep shots, not everyone was surprised. "Pike has always had a bad reputation for being meatheads," says one FIU fraternity insider. "Now it looks like that stereotypical reputation is pretty spot-on. ... More >>
Making it to the Olympics is a lofty dream for most athletes, but for Miami triathlete Manny Huerta, it's now a reality. Last Saturday, Huerta competed against 70 other athletes, including six Americans, from across the globe in the ITU World Triathlon held in San Diego, finishing in ninth to land o ... More >>
Do you guys enjoy watching people with apparent mental health issues explode in tragic fits of rage? Yeah, you probably do, because you're the internet, and you're sick, twisted fucks, so we guess we'll blog about this video of a Florida Atlantic University student caught on camera during some so ... More >>
Finally a political polling firm has decided to poll on something other than politics. Public Policy Polling surveyed Floridians on another contentious topic: sports. The poll shows LeBron James isn't exactly that popular in his new state, while Florida's favorite pro team is the Tampa Bay Bucc ... More >>
courtesy Bradley Springer"Pavel and Yuri" on Russian television.Riptide has solved the Soviet mystery of "Pavel and Yuri Kopeche!" Meet Florida Atlantic University freshman Bradley Springer and high schooler Jonathan Taylor, the world's foremost Russian basketball fan impersonators.The pair paint ... More >>
via WikiCommons/Cholder68 via CC2.0After a weekend full of rumors, Bobby Bowden has officially announced that he's retiring as the head coach of Florida State University's football team after 34 years. Thirty-Four Years. In that same time Miami had 8 coaches, and Florida had 5. He'll coach t ... More >>
Dialed In is a weekly column on Crossfade tracking the top-ten lists on South Florida's campus radio stations. Click here to view the top tracks from previous weeks.Top Ten Albums for the week of August 23 - 28La Roux is a British-electropop-synth duo that has been holding steady at the top of WVUM' ... More >>
A teenager plummets from a luxury high-rise, leaving behind a mystery.
Go behind the scenes of this hood war.
Michael Berke did everything but remove his member. Now he's unsure about the change.
A young beauty goes for a cruise and things gets weird
New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo expanded his investigation of student lenders and their relationship with universities recently by issuing subpoenas to 40 athletic departments across the nation. Florida is at the center of the new inquiries. In a statement issued by Cuomo on August 1, ... More >>
Giddyup games are more than childish fun for ponyplay fetishists
Florida is starved for electricity. Some eco-renegades are growing their own.
America's next great pop band just happens to hail from South Florida. Surprised? So are they
An alien moth munches an invasive fern into extinction
Go to work for Tribune and forget about your future
Both are in South Florida and both attracted terrorists, but they could not be more different
Artist blends themes from Latin-American art, whatever that is
FIU administrators think spending millions on a football program will do wonders for their school, and they'll sideline anyone who disagrees
Superintendent Roger Cuevas and a few dozen of his top administrators received graduate degrees from diploma mills. No wonder Dade's schools are in such great shape.
Tracking South Florida's endangered crocodiles is a business best left to experts and maniacs
Exactly 36 years ago the Central Intelligence Agency blew it at the Bay of Pigs. For an encore it created the biggest commando operation in U.S. history -- right here in South Florida. It's time for a sentimental tour.
Monkey Jungle's lonely silverback gorilla finds solace in music
Just when a forlorn section of Liberty City is about to get the help it so desperately needs, along comes Miller Dawkins on his political bulldozer
The church is Russian. The priest is from Boston. The founders were midgets. And the congregation is slim to none.
The state Board of Regents isn't standing between FIU and an accredited architecture school - Mitch Maidique is.
Cover your ears or bask in the blare. Miami avant-skronkers Harry Pussy, Rat Bastard, and Tom Smith's To Live and Shave in L.A. have launched an audacious aural assault on the senses. But is anyone out there listening?