Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, have raised questions about the militarization of American police departments. When angry protesters took to the streets to demand justice, Ferguson police responded with force. Cops in riot gear fired tear gas and stun grenades at marchers. At least one officer ... More >>
With all the glitz and glamor of celebrity chefs embracing Miami Beach for a weekend during the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, some people might forget that the event is an annual blowout fundraiser for Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism. In fact, over ... More >>
Drinking beer is quickly becoming one of South Florida's favorite pastimes. And this Saturday, you can find some of the state's best craft brews during South Florida BrewFest at the Kovens Conference Center in North Miami. By "best craft brews," we don't mean only commercial beers. Several homebrew ... More >>
Despite scores of scandalous Facebook posts depicting rampant drug dealing, hazing, and creep shots of allegedly underage women, members of Florida International University's Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity will not face any criminal charges. Pi Kappa Alpha frat brothers -- or Pikes, as they are known -- ... More >>
When it comes to war-mongering, President Barack Obama has at times put his predecessor, George W. Bush, to shame. Consider the commander-in-chief's cold-hearted use of unmanned drones to fight America's war on terror. He's launched more than five times as many drone strikes than Bush did, according ... More >>
There are certain extravagant holiday gifts that impress only because of their price tag -- particularly when it comes to shopping for the ultimate food lover. For these gift recipients, bottle openers and knife sets just won't do. The food-obsessed home cook would love an electric wine cellar or ... More >>
When it turns Friday the 13th, things get weird around Chik-fil-A; that is when you dress up as a cow, you get a free combo meal. Not weird enough? Today also happens to be Cow Appreciation Day, which is why the chicken fast food restaurant is having this offer. This is ironic because Chick-fil-A do ... More >>
Thanks to the Heat, Amar'e Stoudemire won't be playing much basketball for the next few months. So what will he do with his free time? Apparently, he'll continue his college education. The Knicks center and Florida native was taking classes at Florida International University during the lockout, but ... More >>
Well, at least some people think Isiah Thomas was a good basketball coach.The former NBA All-Star and failed New York Knicks coach last week was fired as head coach of Florida International University's men's basketball team. His players staged a walkout during an awards banquet, and now some o ... More >>
At 87-years-old Richard Smith will become the oldest graduate in Florida International University's history. This Saturday he'll receive his doctorate degree in History, which makes sense considering that more than most people on campus he's actually lived it. The veteran served in World War II a ... More >>
Local folk hero and fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez will strap on a headset this fall and announce football games for Florida International University, according the Miami Herald.We thought he might have had some kind of circus deal with Mega TV in the works, but he's pulled another drunken sw ... More >>
The Food Network South Beach Wine and Food Festival is a great big beast that seems designed for the press, the wealthy, and the social geniuses of the world, right? Even the name is long. The website appears so complicated with its many tabs. How does a normal human come up against this Goliath ... More >>
FIUFall semester has begun at Florida International University's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, which means the $18 lunch deal is back! Students in the school's Advanced Foodservice Management classes, under the direction of Chef Mike Moran and Chef Roger Probst, host, serve, and p ... More >>
In US News and World Report's rankings of America's best colleges, the state of Florida boast two schools in the top 50: University of Florida and University of Miami. Forbes is now in the college ranking business too, and the rankings for the schools in Florida strike as a bit weird. Only o ... More >>
That NBA legend and former NBA head coach Isiah Thomas found himself in the head coach's office of Florida International University has always seemed so, well, randomly weird. So it's inevitable that rumors pop up every once in a while that he wants to leave. The Chicago Tribune reports Thom ... More >>
Photo by DOKTastes just like the real taters!This recipe comes courtesy of Chef Mark Zeitouni, executive chef of The Standard Spa and Hotel, Miami Beach. Mark has been wowing guests at the hotel for four years now with his fresh, flavor-packed Mediterranean-style cuisine. While he is one of very ... More >>
Over the weekend, Florida International University men's basketball coach Isiah Thomas denied aC. StilesIsiah Thomas really likes FIU -- even if his squad keeps losing. Foxsports.com report that the Los Angeles Clippers were courting him to be the NBA team's president, general manager, and c ... More >>
Salsa Fiesta Debuts TodayOwners Cesar Olivo and Adriana Pérez Benatar are hosting the grand opening of their Salsa Fiesta Urban Mexican Grill today. The fast casual eatery is located on 29th Street and Biscayne Boulevard, just a block north of the New Times offices. The modern industrial-style r ... 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 June 22-26:via myspace.com/ponyponyrunrunPony Pony Run Run's latest album rose to #1 this week on WVUM's ... More >>
UWF President Judith Bence and USF President Judy Genshaft: Exceptions to an unwritten rule? Do Florida's public universities have a reluctance to put women on top? On one side, you could point out that only two of the 11 schools in the system have a female president. On the other hand, you co ... More >>
So, a bit of the massive Mel Martinez early-retirement rumor we missed yesterday is that Martinez might become president of a Florida university, and The Buzz points out it just so happens Florida International University is looking for a prez. Well, isn't that nice. Martinez is denying left and r ... More >>
Get your costumes ready for Yasumicon!
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