Ricky Atkins, an employee at Florida Keys Children's Shelter in Tavernier, is behind bars after allegedly driving two teenage runaways to Miami where they were forced to work as prostitutes. On September 1, one of the girls called police to report what happened and the investigation soon turned to ... More >>
After three weeks of deliberation, Miami-Dade County Circuit Court Judge Sarah Zabel has ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the Pareto v. Ruvin lawsuit, ruling that same-sex couples in Florida's most densely populated county can receive marriage licenses. That order has been stayed, however, pendin ... More >>
Katherine, a 14-foot great white shark that has spent the past several months off the coast of Florida, was back in South Florida last week. Katherine was tagged last August by marine biologists off Cape Cod, and they've been tracking her ever since. Earlier this year she headed down south and spe ... More >>
There will be no wedding bells ringing for gay couples in the Florida Keys tomorrow. Monroe County judge Luis Garcia ruled last week that Florida's gay marriage ban was unconstitutional, and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi immediately filed to appeal the decision. Today, Garcia refused to lift ... More >>
A Monroe County judge has struck down Florida's gay marriage ban, and ruled that licenses could be issued to same-sex partners as soon as next Tuesday. However Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia's ruling only applies to the county that's mostly continuous with the Florida Keys. It's still possi ... More >>
New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>
The holidays are in full swing! All over Miami, palm trees are covered in lights and Santas are sipping mojitos in the warm sun. We know there are just two shopping weekends left before the big day -- but there are so many other things to do. So reserve some mall time and then take a few moments ... More >>
Meat Market's Sean Brasel is having one good spring. First, the chef was proclaimed a "grilling god" by Food Republic. He's also planning to open two new Meat Market locations, in Puerto Rico and Palm Beach. Now, Brasel is headed to New York City to represent Miami Beach at a special James Beard Ho ... More >>
The great thing about vodka is that it mixes well with anything. Well, almost anything. We checked with our foodie obsessed sister blog Short Order and they informed us that cocktails involving vodka and firearms really don't tend to go down easy. Case in point: this Florida Keys woman who pulled ... More >>
With Michael Bay's big-screen adaptation of Pain & Gain opening atop the box office this weekend, masses of moviegoers discovered what Miamians already knew: Pete Collins' tale of bodybuilders gone bad is one hell of a great yarn. But the Sun Gym Gang's capers barely scratch the surface of Miam ... More >>
It was a wild New Year's Eve for Florida Keys resident Deni Noa.According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, the 24-year-old Stock Island resident reached into a car and punched a woman in the eye as she was idling at a light on US 1 and Cross Street around 9: 30 p.m. He then fled the scene on f ... More >>
Here at Riptide we do plenty of joking about mugshots and celebrating the sheer insanity that is life in the Sunshine State. But Miami New Times' staff writers also spend months investigating the kinds of stories that daily newspapers just don't have the time or resources to focus on any more.In 201 ... More >>
For two years now, William Britt has been subbing in classrooms around the Florida Keys, including inside a handful of local elementary schools. At home, Britt was stockpiling hundreds of images of child pornography.After a landlord spotted the illegal porn and called the police, Britt admitted he w ... More >>
The Florida Keys are a constant source of life lessons for the rest of the state. Last year, for instance, we learned not to get drunk while pushing your grandkid around in a stroller. More recently, the importance of giving someone known as the "Sea Hag" a beer when she demands one was hammered hom ... More >>
Until last night, Florida was the largest state in the union to have never elected an openly gay candidate to its state legislature. Yes, even Texans elected an openly gay representative all the way back in 1991.That changed last night as voters in Florida 113th House district, which encompasses par ... More >>
Democrats have finally found a candidate to take on vulnerable Republican incumbent congressman David Rivera. Her name is Gloria Romero Roses. She has no electoral experience, no name recognition, and doesn't even live close to the district. Oh boy.
It's almost like he did it on purpose. In the same week New Times published the results of a weird-crime-off between Florida and Texas (which Florida won, duh), police arrested Tyree Lincoln Smith. The official charge: murder. The freaky details: Dude allegedly killed a man in Connecticut, then a ... More >>
When it comes to Cuba, President Obama can do little right in the eyes of exilio politicians. When he eased travel restrictions to the island, for example, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen accused him of undermining democracy on the island. Now she's slamming Obama for his decision to order U.S. inspectors ... More >>
Richard Gervasi was tased in the nude. Running into traffic naked almost never ends well, does it? A man visiting the Florida Keys was tased by a Monroe County Sheriff's Officer after he stripped down to nothing, took a jog through oncoming cars, and yelled he was "the King of the World." This ap ... More >>
The philanthropy arm of PBS television affiliate and public radio station WLRN has incurred the wrath of some Miami-Dade School Board members. In his weekly edition of The Watchdog Report, Daniel Ricker reveals Friends of WLRN and Miami-Dade Public Schools, which owns the station's federal li ... More >>
Get Guy Harvey and other awesome stuff at Discosoma's official website.You might have visited Coral Morphologic/Morphologic Studios (AKA Jared McKay and Colin Foord) during the third leg of the Weird Miami tours. Or maybe you checked out the duo's recent zoanthid photo show at the Biscayne Nature ... More >>
Protester at the BP station at NE 10th Street and Biscayne Boulevard.I wanted to organize a lil' protest against BP and offshore drilling. It had been exactly one month since the oil spill began. One month of non-stop poison continuously flowing into the Gulf, making its way toward the Loop Curre ... More >>
As you can see above, a pretty solid freak-out hit Duval Street yesterday when upwards of 50 tar balls turned up in the ocean and on beaches around Key West. But not to worry! Turns out these floating blobs of disgusting petroleum didn't come from the massive BP gusher in the Gulf. Which is, we gu ... More >>
So you've had a torrid love affair that imploded your political career, destroyed your family and cemented your spot in the Hall of Fame for GOP "family values" hypocrites. How do you follow it up? If you're South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, apparently, you spend a steamy weekend in the Flori ... More >>
via City of Miami Former City Manager Pete Herandez handed in his resignation on Friday. Bank exec Carlos Migoya will be announced as his replacement this afternoon.Mayor Tomas Regalado will name Carlos Migoya, a former Wachovia Bank president and Autonation executive, as interim city mana ... More >>
via Just JaredGoth Mary-Kate and the kid who plays the beast.Some of the nation's greatest tween thespians have come together to bring Beastly, Miami author Alex Flinn's modern retelling of the fairy tale The Beauty and the Beast, to the big screen.Hot on the heels of the Twilight ... More >>
Antonio GuerreroAntonio Guerrero, a member of a group of men collectively known at the Cuban Five, has had his sentence reduced from life in prison to 21 years and 10 months. Taking into account time served and good behavior, Guerrero could be out of jail in seven years, his lawyer says.Guer ... More >>
Ever wonder what it looks like to sell your soul?courtesy Miami DolphinsThis is what Jimmy Buffett has wrought.At Dolphin Stadium, it looks something like this: A white guy in a pink sombrero and plastic lei jerks to the grating jingle of "Margaritaville." Three young men covered head to waist in b ... More >>
Tired of those pesky reptiles? Here's one answer.
Logan Fazio Erykah Badu and the Roots Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton Tuesday, May 20, 2008 Better than: Listening to Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" on the radio for the umpteenth time. You never know what you're going to get when you see the Roots concert. The band has roughly 14 years of material ... More >>
"It seems that the green tide in our paradise is here to stay, and we feel very sad about that."
De Niro -- no surprise -- is the reason to like City by the Sea
Where have you gone, Ted Williams? Islamorada turns its eyes to you
A 30-year-old law clerk purchases Miami's precious history for a song
Having lost their case against the drug kingpins, federal prosecutors vowed to convict jury foreman Miguel Moya of bribery. Didn't quite work out that way.
Creating an artificial reef is no longer a slam-dunk affair, despite an abundance of missile sites, water towers, and wanna-be philanthropists
A new publication has South Florida magazine mounting a trademark-infringement challenge
When 350 trees fall in a protected North Key forest, they make a very loud noise
When an unsuspecting Colorado congressman tries to cut funding to Radio and TV Martí, the freshman lawmaker gives a taste of exile politics, Miami-style
Scientist Brian LaPointe wants to tame the sugar barons, corner the cat food market, and solve the sewage problems of the Florida Keys
What do you do with that funky old Chris Craft? Cut her loose in a beautiful, parklike setting.