For the first time since Miami teen Trayvon Martin's death, legislators are poised to approve a substantial reform to the state's "Stand Your Ground" law. A bill that looks likely to pass the House this week would add warning shots to the protections under the law -- a response to the disproportiona ... More >>
What are you doing tonight? According to Facebook there's a good chance you're either eating a mixture of your tears and the last melted spoonfuls of a carton of Rocky Road or you're going to get drunk with your friends while proclaiming, "Who needs a relationship when we have each other? Did that p ... More >>
Wiseman Willie, Padre Nelson, the potheaded stranger. He's known by many names, but this country legend and social activist has remained steadfast in his singular devotion to Mary Jane for nearly 60 years. He's been busted. He's been badgered. But he's never backed down. And by God, everyone's fav ... More >>
For the third time since 2008 the Miami Hurricanes are on the hunt for a new athletics director. Don't worry though, University of Miami President Donna Shalala says she has heard from literally hundreds of people who wants the job. "I'm getting hundreds of emails from people wanting the job," she t ... More >>
CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled.
Chef Tim Love of Lonesome Dove Western Bistro and The Love Shack (Fort Worth, TX)Whenever I interview chefs, I like to ask them what advice they would give to newcomers. Maybe it's because cooking is an increasingly sought after and (for a few) prestigious occupation. Here is some advice from che ... More >>
Sebastian the Ibis insists: "Vote now, mofo!"Sadly, FIU's Radiate FM went soft in the second-to-last round of MTV's marathon contest for best college radio station in the nation. So they're out. Thanks to WVUM 90.5 FM, though, Miami can continue to dream about bringing home a big beautiful Woo ... More >>
David SamayoaPaula Deen and Maryel Epps Some folks live by "sin on Saturday, repent on Sunday." Paula's Down Home Cookin' Gospel Brunch soaked up the sorry effects of hard living during Saturday's SBWFF events. They were absorbed by the sheer volume of pork, beef, cornbread and pie and by the for ... More >>
Courtesy South Beach Wine & Food FestivalTim Love is known to some as the "cowboy chef." He is actually chef and owner of Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, his flagship restaurant in the Stockyard District of Fort Worth, Texas. He also owns hamburger joint, The Love Shack, and the White Elephant ... More >>
Jacquelynn PowersOur one winning plateAndrew Knowlton, Restaurant Editor and BA Foodist for Bon Appétit, has released his annual compilation of The Ten Best New Restaurants in America, and...drumroll, please...no Miami dining establishment made the cut. The ones that did are: Laurelhurst Market, ... More >>
Last time we wrote about Gerald Posner, we showed -- in excruciating detail -- how the disgraced South Beach author appears to have plagiarized at least 35 passages from dozens of sources in two books, Why America Slept and Secrets of the Kingdom. photo by Bill CookeThat story came a few w ... More >>
Photo by Jered ScottThe Rocket Summer has better hair than you doBest to show up early at Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale tonight to catch two local acts prior to Dallas/Fort Worth product the Rocket Summer's headlining set. Aside from the fact that a gaggle of fans will already be settled in to ... More >>
via BBJThe flashy cars, the speedboats, the trendy clothes, the bling-bling. Yeah, maybe dudes in Miami are trying to compensate for something.Online love glove store Condomania sells rubbers in 76 sizes that keep you covered no matter if you're packing a plantain or a beer can. The product has b ... More >>
South Miami's Alta Cocina is closed, closed, closed. [PowerRankings]Another report from Hakkasan dim sum, words and pictures. [Gagit]French Fry Fairy finds pretty good fries at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, Texas. [FFF]Michael's local cabbage kimchi production in the Caymans. [GenuineKitchen]Frodnesor ... More >>
According to an absolutely meaningless poll conducted by Harris International for a cruise ship line, Miamians are the least stressed-out people in the nation. That's because apparently many people in the Magic City have reached the "ultimate life balance, which includes juggling work and personal p ... More >>
via Tony the Misfit's flickrFor the past four years, Miami has reigned supreme as the U.S. city with the angriest and most aggressive drivers, but not anymore. According to Reuters, New York City has stolen our crown. This year, we didn't even make the top five; we placed seventh. Which is still to ... More >>
A downtown Miami firm allegedly helped build an $8 billion Ponzi scheme. It could have been stopped.
Oh, look. We've topped another depressing list. No, this one isn't calling us fat, in fact it's practically guaranteeing we'll be skinnier in one area: our wallets. PMI group released its list of riskiest real estate markets, and Miami ties with Riverside, California as the riskiest. The chance of ... More >>
The people of Miami take a crash course in art, parks, and democracy
Sax great Dewey Redman may not be a teen idol, but no one tops his chops
Vicente Lopez was almost the Cuban Koufax
Battered by severe budget cuts, staff reductions, and sudden management changes, the Miami Heraldconfronts its uncertain future
Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters
Miami boasts a boxing legend who has kept on swinging through good times and bad. He's the king of the clubs. He's Tuto Zabala.
Kirk Franklin redefines gospel music
The City of Miami's version of the EEOC hasn't upheld a discrimination claim in years
A trio of exile groups mounts a new challenge to monopoly control of local Spanish-language radio
Celia Cruz, Walter Mercado, and now Philip Michael Thomas. The for-profit prophet trade is really booming in this town. What will they think of next?
When Hugh Westbrook pioneered hospice care, his organization saw to the needs of the dying. Fifteen years later nothing has changed -- except the politics and the profit margins.