How badly are Republican's efforts to win over Hispanic voters in Florida going? Well, the man once in charge of the effort announced that he's quit the party and is now a registered Democrat.
Pablo Pantoja, the former State Director of Florida Hispanic Outreach for the Republican National Committ ... More >>
We were mildly surprised the first time Miami made Amazon's "Most Well Read Cities" list, but year after year we found ourselves included again. This year we've improved our position and moved up the county's third "most well read city." The city was ranked sixth last year.
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness 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 wants to help Chick-fil-A embrace the Rainbow Coalition.I'd like to offer my pro bono services as a mediator to Chick-fil-A presi ... 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 >>
For the first time, Facebook will put its stock up for public sale today. The company will instantly land at least $16 billion, pushing its value to well over $100 billion. Wunderkind CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be the obvious winner, but hundreds of other investors are also in line for a windfall.One ... More >>
Are you still alive? Yes? Good. Because there are still six more days of partying. God help your liver.Today marks the official start of Miami Music Week (AKA Ultra Week), so that means big parties from here on out. Still, if you are looking for something a bit more underground, head for Downtown ... More >>
We all know that Miami's reigning rap king Rick Ross prefers the finer things in life, and likes to flaunt that fact on his Twitter account. Today Ross Tweeted a picture of his latest favorite product: marijuana named after New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin.
Here's a musical math lesson. What do you get when you take 16 DJs, divide them by three dance floors, and add everyone 18 years or older?
Well, besides the obvious onslaught of kandi bracelets and neon tanks, you get 1 Night In Miami, Committee Entertainment's latest endeavor.
Committee's the ... More >>
When Barack Obama busted into a few bars from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at an Apollo Theatre performance, he reminded the entirety of the United States of why we elected him back in 2008: He's a total rock star!
If you're skeptical, just look at the numbers. MTV reports that sales of "Let's ... More >>
"The grocery store has become a Tower of Babel," said Louis Sullivan back in 1990. "Consumers need to be linguists, scientists, and mind readers to understand the many labels they see."Sullivan at the time was Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, and he instructed the FDA to ... More >>
He's a rapper. He's a scholar. He's the next candidate for the President of Hip-Hop.
In just a couple of hours, Miami-via-D.C. rap mastermind, Square Biz label boss, and Harvard grad Larry Harris Jr., known on the streets and in the studios as Black Bobby, will be holding down the early slot at ... More >>
Sixteen tomato pickers are suing Miami-based Burger King and Subway for back wages.Under a 2008 agreement with a group called the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the tomato pickers were supposed to get a living wage for their work from the restaurant chains. They didn't.So they are claiming unspe ... More >>
After sorting the mail, painstakingly assessing the applications, arguing viciously about their merits, getting drunk, sleeping it off, and then agonizing over the decision for weeks, we here at New Times are finally set to announce our 2011 MasterMind Awards finalists.
In the sound category, w ... 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 >>
If you haven't heard about Black Bobby, now its time to pay attention. This Harvard grad and D.C. transplant is doing some pretty amazing stuff. He gave up the corporate life in New England and moved down to Miami to pursue a music career. Why Miami? Who the hell knows and who cares.Well, in hono ... More >>
So Dan Paul was a little crazy. And the stories of his personal escapades -- sexual and otherwise -- were legendary in this town.But Paul made modern Miami by writing the county charter in 1957. He was an eccentric genius who, despite earning scads of money, had a wisecrack for every politician i ... More >>
Miami Police Chief John Timoney was on MSNBC's Morning Joe today weighing in on the Henry Gates dispute. If you're not up to speed on the latest media-made controversy, Henry "Skip" Gates is a highly respected Harvard professor. Upon returning from a recent trip, he couldn't get into his own home s ... More >>
With no one coming forward to challenge Alex Sink in the Governor's primary, and Kendrick Meek holding a sizable advantage on the fundraising front and Dan Gelber dropping out in the Senate race, it seems that the Democratic primary action may boil up in the Attorney General's race. State Senat ... More >>
via Wikimedia CommonsThe proposed debate between Matt Damon and eminent conservative windbag Bill Kristol never went down, but that hasn't stemmed the hopes that Damon may be up for a public political showdown. Seems Mark Weaver over at the Florida Progressive Coalition Blog (as pointed out by our j ... More >>
The shortlist for HUD secretary keeps getting longer. Mayor Manny Diaz is still on this list, released to the AP from ominous sources inside the party and transition team: Miami Mayor Manny DiazRep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.Renee Glover, head of Atlanta's housing authorityNicolas Retsinas, director ... More >>
Captured on South Beach, Satan later escaped. His demons and the horrible Bloody Mary are now killing people. God has fled. Avenging angels hide out in the Everglades. And other tales from children in Dade's homeless shelters.