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    February 7, 2014

    Miami Heat Minority Owner Raanan Katz Loses Embarrassing Lawsuit Against Local Blogger

    Miami Heat minority owner Raanan Katz is a bit thin-skinned. Though he boasts a gratuitous public persona -- there's even an official day and street named after him in Sunny Isles -- he still wants all the benefits of privacy. In 2010, he sued Aventura blogger Irina Chevaldina, who operates rkassoc ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    This Is How BangBros Made a Porno Featuring a 15-Year-Old Beauty Queen and a Murderer

    The last thing the director did before shouting "action" was serve Amber a slice of pizza. She understands now that it was a ploy: one final nod to normalcy before upending her life forever. But back then, at age 15, she was too distracted by the party and the promise of easy money to realize she ha ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 9, 2013
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    April 9, 2013

    Miami's Top Ten Inexpensive Restaurants

    Miami is a city laden with restaurants of little value. There are stylish joints, the kind where mediocre $24 tuna tartares and $30 chicken breasts, filled with fontina and foie gras, are the norm. There are hackneyed Asian concepts, the type where $20 sushi rolls are packed with fried shrimp, douse ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    The Best Pasta and Pastries On Calle Ocho

    Southwest Eighth Street, which runs from the edge of Brickell near Biscayne Bay straight west into the Everglades, is for many reasons considered the heart of Miami. In the latter half of the 20th century Little Havana grew up around it as hundreds of thousands of Cubans fled Cuban dictator Fidel Ca ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    How Not to Get Fat at Work: Miami Dietician Lisa Eichenbaum Weighs In

    In my first real desk job, I worked as an editorial assistant at a travel company proofreading a thousand-page resort directory, making sure words like "laundry facilities" were spelled and spaced correctly. Yes, that sucked, but it wasn't the worst of it. The worst was having to sit in my cubicle d ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    A Vegan in Vegas: Thai Basil Salad, Beautiful Beets, and More

    See also Vegans Can Carbo Load in LA, Beet Reporter Finds Vegan Glory in LA Yesterday, my friends and I were walking up the Las Vegas strip in desiccating 115-degree heat. My skin felt deflated, dehydrated and stretched to my bones. I looked to my left and to my right and saw nothing but i ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    "Sexiest Violin Player In the World" Heads Into DJ Booth at Miami Beach's Mynt Lounge

    Type Mz Poppinz into Google and the top result will be a YouTube clip entitled "sexiest violin player in the world!" And though that may be true, it shortchanges the Pittsburgh native (born Melissa Palichat), who's bringing her unique combination of talents to Mynt Lounge tonight. "I imagine myse ... More >>

  • Film

    May 17, 2012
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    April 19, 2012

    Fake Skeleton In Sunken Boat Freaks Out Fishermen, Doesn't Fool Police

    Somewhere in Key West, a diver with a seriously sick sense of humor is laughing his ass off right now. A sponge fisherman diving near the Conch Republic on Monday presumably spit out his snorkel when he spotted a nearly intact human skeleton eerily strapped into the captain's chair of a sunken boat. ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    Panthers in the Playoffs: A Florida Native's Made-Up Guide to Hockey Terms

    Did you guys hear the Florida Panthers are in the Stanley Cup Playoffs? You guys heard of the Florida Panthers? You guys even heard of hockey?No? Well, great, this guide is for you. Being native Floridians we're glad that our team has finally broken their playoff slump. We'd like to send them positi ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Miami's Ten Best Late-Night Restaurants

    ​Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play.​There's no doubt Miami is a late night town. With a large European and Latin American influence, we rarely think of dinner before 9 p.m. -- lon ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    Snackdown Semi-Finals: Coral Gables vs. Midtown/Design District/Wynwood

    ​Over the next few weeks, Short Order will be pairing eight Miami-Dade neighborhoods in a "Snackdown." This is the second semi-finals entry. Today pits Coral Gables against Midtown/Design District/Wynwood. Which of these two is the better neighborhood for dining?Read our arguments and VOTE! Tweet ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Short Order's Snackdown: Which Miami Neighborhood Has the Best Dining?

    ​We're going to take a shot in the dark and say Miami has one of the top dining scenes in the country. Don't agree? Okay, perhaps we're only on our way. In any case, you clearly have a neighborhood where you prefer to eat.Maybe it's the Gables, you rich bastard. Or Wynwood, you hipster. Is it Litt ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    Rick Santorum "Visibly Exhausted," Losing Badly, Leaving Florida Saturday

    photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons​At last, an explanation for why Rick Santorum has been acting so unhinged in the Sunshine State, from inviting an ex-Yahweh ben Yahweh member to open his campaign rally last weekend to making truly bizarre proclamations about rape: Turns out he's really ... More >>

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    August 25, 2011
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    February 15, 2011

    Doof Glob: The Food Blog For Dyslexics (Plus Other Niche Ideas)

    ​​There are food blogs aplenty in this land, and lots of niches have been covered. Locally, locavores can dig Mango & Lime, carnivores congregate at The Burger Beast, and French Fry Fairy appeals to fairies -- or maybe to those who like fried potatoes. I never have been able to figure that o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    MP3 of the Day: "Stampede" by Rebel

    via​Miami trio Rebel has one of those band names that's maddening to Google. Luckily, New Times summed up everything you need to know about this Anglophilic trio in a recent feature. In short, it's been a long road to the band's current sound. The threesome, who trace thei ... More >>

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    December 2, 2009

    Bill Nelson Is America's Most Googled Living Senator, Somehow

    ​Out of all the senators who served in Congress this year, our Bill Nelson was the second most Googled senator, according to the New York Times. He came in, understandably, just after the late Ted Kennedy. This means Nelson is America's most Googled serving senator.  No one is ... More >>

  • Music

    November 26, 2009
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    November 23, 2009

    Silicon Beach: Geek Charm School 101

    From The Great Geek Manual on Flickr.Sex is cool, being a sleaze bag to get it is not.​Not all geeks are pudgy, sex-starved dudes who sit at the computer all day. In fact, some are hot. But hot or not, the stereotype of the socially awkward technology nerd is no exaggeration. Boys will be boys. Pu ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    Wednesday Blog Watch: Panic Bomber Calls Out Clueless Promoters, and Cassettes Still Live

    Panic Bomber lays the blog smackdown, kind of.​*Richard, a.k.a. Panic Bomber, over at Atomisk calls out a clueless promoter, LOLZ ensue. No, an unpaid local opening band should not have to provide YOUR PA and backline to save money, cheapskate. Applause to Richard for calling people out on their ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Cookie Monster Veggie Monster: Top 5 Unhealthy Vegetable Meals

    I'm still the Cookie Monster biatch!​One of the top 10 searches on Google this hour is Cookie Monster Veggie Monster, and we are happy to report that the good old blue and cookie lovin' Cookie Monster the world knows and loves is here to stay, he will not be replaced by Veggie Monster as internet ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Cuba's Craigslist, Revolico, Blocked

    1959 Buick for sale on Revolico.​So you had your heart set on that 1959 Buick advertised on Revolico and forgot to write the contact number down? You might have blown your chance.Reuters is reporting that the popular Cuban version of Craigslist -- which boasts 1.5 million page views a month -- is ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009
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    August 14, 2009

    Toto La Momposina Comes to Miami on August 21

    ​Say, have you ever heard of Toto La Momposina? No? Well neither had I, until my editor put me onto her. So I set out to see just who that was, and thanks to the modern marvel that is Google, within minutes my office was filled with tribal, Afro-Caribbean and indigenous sounds from this excellent ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Throwback Tuesdays: Saigon Kick - "I Love You"

    Saigon Kick was arguably South Florida's biggest rock export in the early '90s, a band with some major hits that remains somewhat underrated, perhaps, because of the time at which it appeared. At first glance, the group, originally a quartet, had all the aesthetic stylings of a glam-metal act. But ... More >>

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    July 14, 2009

    Meet the Cast of Miami Social, You May Want To Immediately Lose Their Number, But At Least Say Hi

    Top row: Katrina, Ariel, Maria, George. Bottom row: Hardy, Sorah, Michael. Miami Social is everything you hate about Miami Beach. It is the reality television iteration of guest list culture, of egotistical 30 somethings who've mistaken a sense of self for being able to get a bottle of Goose co ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Hollywood Officials Really Close to Figuring Out Well-Known Graffiti Crew Isn't One Dude

    Hollywood cops and politicians are hot on the trail of a "bold graffiti master" defacing their city's walls- once they figure out that they're actually after not one guy, but a crew of them.Yep, yesterday the overall feeling of security among South Florida's graffiti writers improved an estimated 12 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Waoh, Miami Herald Website Puts Up Registration Wall?

    There's literally no way to read any story on right now without registering. Every link, whether from an inside or outside source takes you to a registration page. They say registration is free and easy, but it's also annoying.Sure, for regular readers all they have to do i ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    Throwback Tuesdays: Poser - "Give It Up"

    Ah, thank Google Alerts for bringing this gem of South Florida music past to our inbox. The Sunset Strip story is one that has been told, but what of bands elsewhere in the country who were plying the same sound? One of these, it seems, was a band called Poser based in Ft. Lauderdale. (Perhaps "po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Go Cork Yourself

    A cool new website launched this week helps readers identify local restaurants that operate with a BYOB policy, and also provides the establishments' wine policy and corkage information. Southeast Florida is one of ten metropolitan areas covered by The free online service also provides di ... More >>

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    April 8, 2009

    NOM Against Gay Marriage

    Brave Floridians of every stripe of ignorance went to the polls last November and banned any practical, legal recognition of gay relationship forever... or at least until society evolves beyond its prejudices, which history shows it tends to do. The gays can marry in Iowa and Vermont now, so it's ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    No Sugar on my Walls, Thanks

    Mary Kidder, a trustee of the Columbus Museum of Art, strolled through Art Basel Miami Beach this past December and out of all the work there decided she really liked this piece by William Cotton called "Ribbon Candy." It is a portrait of a woman with ribbon candy festooned to her head. Mary Boone ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalGetting laid off individually is so trite. The new trend is to be part of a mass layoff. Unfortunately, all of your friends are doing it. [Herald]We're number one! This time in highest health-care costs in the nation. [Herald]Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff will bring up a resolution at today's ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Well, that didn't take long: A-Rod's 'roid-providing cousin identified as Miamian

    Yuri Sucart's Google search will never be the same again. On Tuesday, Alex Rodriguez held a press conference saying his cousin provided and injected him with 'roids. A day later, ESPN has identified that cousin as Kendall resident Sucart, A-Rod's right-hand man. His name has today's top rank in Goog ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    Impressions of the Delray Beach Garlic Festival

    I decided to spend Valentine's Day - at least the day part of it - at the Delray Beach Garlic Festival, a weekend-long ode to the clove going down at Old School Square. The fest had a lot going on: there were vendors aplenty, hocking garlic-based sauces, dips, spreads, and salsas. There was a garlic ... More >>

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    December 21, 2008

    Naked Sushi - Smells Like Fish

    Nyotaimori, aka naked sushi, refers to the Japanese art of sushi served on a human body. Talk about your food looking at you while you eat -- but hey, rich people gotta find some way to liven up their dinner parties. I recently set out on a mission to find it in South Florida. It only took a few ph ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    Obama Snubs Taddeo Too

    Sorry, Annette Taddeo, you're not going to Washington either, apparently. This afternoon Obama tapped venture capitalist Karen Mills as head of the Small Business Administration. There was some buzz earlier in the week that Taddeo, who ran for Congress against Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, might get the nod ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    Rodonna Thanksgiving Saga Continues

    If Google News search results are any indication, yesterday's biggest locally relevant story after the gay adoption ruling was the Turkey Day scandal involving Madonna and her A-Rod. Roddy was reportedly planning to ditch his kids to spend the day with the Ciccone youth. People is reporting that Ale ... More >>

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    November 19, 2008

    "Sorry, I Can't Come Into Work Today, I'm Gay"

    Oh the proud history of Facebook-spread protest boycotts. Never forget the great Facebook strike of October, or those twenty times everyone was going to not purchase gas for a day. The latest to pop up in our news feed was "A Day With Out A Gay." "LGBT workers, business owners, consumers and taxp ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008

    Futbol Hooligans, Stand Up!

    Miami FC takes names and kicks ass, not in that order.

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    August 7, 2008
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    July 4, 2002

    What the Doc Shoulda Ordered

    Could there be anything worse than hospital fare? Nope.

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