The next iconic skyscraper that might sprout up in downtown Miami will take its architectural cues from a bug. Plans for the proposed One Thousand Museum building, designed by star architect Zaha Hadid, have emerged and the towering residential building sports an exoskeleton.
We don't recommend anyone go the self-immolation route, but if you're going to attempt it, at least give it a long, hard thought. It's not something to do in haste. Kalpeshkumar Patel, a 40-year-old former employee of at a High Spring, Florida gas station was so pissed at his ex-boss he attempt ... More >>
Camille LambFrancisco has energy for hours thanks to his gas station game plan.Gas prices are so high these days, many of us feel like beating up the pump when it's done tallying up our tabs. But we can't do much damage to those LCD screens with flappy, impotent little biceps and the pep of salte ... More >>
Last year, Michelle Duncan and boyfriend David Shipman applied for a Pepsi Refresh Grant to make their Oil Spill Kitchen -- a truck that would roll through the South feeding those affected by the BP oil spill -- a reality. They didn't get the money, but they didn't give up on the idea of owning a ... More >>
Lee KleinRichard Hales keeps on truckin'Five chefs. Five different means of distinguishing themselves over the course of the past year. The names are Timon Balloo, Giancarla Bodoni, Kevin Cory, Richard Hales, and Simon Stojanovic. The reasons follow:Giancarla Bodoni, Escopazzo:The organic Norther ... More >>
After escaping major damage from the BP oil spill this year, the people of Florida should breath a sigh of relief that the Obama administration announced today that offshore drilling will be banned in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and off the Atlantic coast of Florida for at least the ... More >>
Entourage hottie, Adrian Grenier, is putting his celebrity to good use. He, Oceana, GQ's Gentlemen Fund, and Nautica have joined forces to fight extermination of the bluefin tuna in the Atlantic. The population of these huge creatures has been reduced by nearly 82 percent as a result of overfishin ... More >>
In an age when the broadsheets are struggling and anyone can make their own mini-endorsements on Twitter or Facebook, do newspaper endorsements still matter? The Democratic Governor nominee better hope so. She's walked away with the support of every major newspaper's editorial board in the state. Th ... More >>
Ian Goldin/GetEQUAL.orgA GetEQUAL protester arrested earlier this year in D.C.Yesterday afternoon, President Obama gazed out over Alonzo Mourning's yard in Coral Gables, past the brightly-painted garden gnomes, and said to himself: What the fuck are giant weather balloons doing here?At least that ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke gives President Obama an A on his midterm report card.Despite the mess he inherited from George W. Bush, Barack Obama has ... More >>
Photo by Pete Souza/White HouseFive months after the Deepwater Horizon spilled more than 5 million barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans economy is still hurting. Three locals toques, Michelle Bernstein, Michael Schwartz, and Peter Vauthy, recently visited re-opened waters, spent ... More >>
Could Florida's Senate race get any weirder? First, we have revelations that Jeff Greene (also buddies with Mike Tyson and Heidi Fliess) hosted Lindsay Lohan on his yacht during a New Year's Eve vacation on St. Barts. Now we learn that governor and Senate candidate Charlie Crist stayed at the hom ... More >>
Every day that the shattered remains of the Deepwater Horizon keeps bleeding oil into the Gulf, Marco Rubio seems to fall a little farther behind his nemesis Charlie Crist in the polls.The biggest reason? Charlie gets to strut around Pensacola Beach every day in rolled up shirtsleeves, talking about ... More >>
While Deepwater Horizon continues spewing black crude into the Gulf of Mexico, Cuban commies might be rejoicing. That's because the oil spill could be the strongest argument yet for ending the embargo.El Máximo and Brazil's Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who has signed an offshore drilling deal with C ... More >>
Balls against tar balls.If you're like us, the first impulse you had after seeing your first oil-soaked seagull was to rip off your clothes and hop on a bike. This Saturday, you can do just that in the company of strangers at the Miami World Naked Bike Ride to protest our nation's dependence on t ... More >>
via U.S. Coast GuardIncendiary device prior to being used in a controlled burn of concentrated oil in the Gulf of Mexico.The BP oil spill has put all of South Florida in an officially declared State of Emergency. Not long before that announcement was made, we reached out to seafood industry folks ... More >>
This was the week Miami spent looking very hard at balls. First tar balls started showing up on our shores, sending scientists scrambling to determine whether we will soon be engulfed by a black goop monster courtesy of British Petroleum. The short answer: yes. Then, at a rate of 22 ... More >>
Today's Hugo Chavez's tenth anniverary in power. He's messed with everybody's brains since taking the oath of office -- and he has brought a voice to a lotta poor Venezuelans, many of whom have come to Miami. But this caudillo ain't slick. He's lucky. Oil revenues have soared to the point where he's ... More >>
Check out how Mr. Zero dealt with a crappy situation.
Not on Sunday, Sunday, Sunday its on Friday, Friday, Friday!
Russ and Kevin Otway could be poster boys for South Florida's green set. The 29-year-old twins grew up on a 32-foot boat in the Virgin Islands without a refrigerator. By age 6, they were diving for lobster. Their family wasted little and lived from the sea. After graduating high school in 1997, the ... More >>
The unemployment rate in the U.S. jumped to 5.5 percent in the month of May. Economists still have not declared that we are in a recession, they only speculate that it may be so. Really? Oil prices reached record highs today, $138.54 a barrel to be exact, the unemployment rate continues to rise, a ... More >>
The Green Living and Energy Education Expo hits Key West.
What's in a name? Often, confusion
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