Rick Scott's pet project to build a new passenger railway service between Miami and Orlando has lately turned into a public punching bag. Carl Hiaasen calls it a "future train wreck for taxpayers", while Michael Grunwald writes in Time Magazine that Scott's chief of staff's ties to the firm building ... More >>
Four years and a few weeks ago all Miami wanted was the return of Dwyane Wade. Heat mascot Burnie was placed atop the sign at the American Airlines Arena and refused to come down. The county commission voted to temporarily rename the county Miami-Wade. All we wanted was Wade, another solid player, a ... More >>
It's Earth Day, which at the very least means you should figure out some time to be outside and be one with nature today. Miami, of course, is the only major city sandwiched between two national parks (Everglades to the west, Biscayne to the east), but there's plenty of green space in between -- som ... More >>
It's a weird bit of civic pride, sure, but have you thought about how lucky we are to live in a city with as pretty a name as Miami? We could live in some town with a clunk of a name like "Fresno" or "Pittsburgh" or "Fort Lauderdale," but instead we have this short, elegant name that uses just three ... More >>
When Julia Tuttle and Henry Flagler set about creating Miami, they wanted one thing and one thing only: for the 305 to be the best fucking party city in the South. They envisioned a place where DJs from all across the globe would pack the streets of South Beach and blast unhtz-uhntz till bodies wer ... More >>
Hundreds of people hungry for good food and music filled the pews of the Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church on Saturday afternoon for the second annual Gospel Brunch, organized by Overtown Music Project.As Bishop Margaret Reynolds (who, by the way, is a former backup singer for KC and the Sunshine Band) w ... More >>
The Royal Palm hotel was the first black-owned hotel in all of Miami Beach, and as our Francisco Alvarado once put it, "was supposed to be a beacon of atonement for Miami-Dade County's racist past." After it re-opened on 16th and Collins in 2002, a string of bad business calculations and bitter d ... More >>
Captain Stabbin himself, apparently. This morning, readers of The Miami Herald awoke to learn what any guy with an internet connection has known for years: sometimes people make porno movies in semi-public spots in South Florida. Though, this specific porn was shot on Monument Island near the Fla ... More >>
The most vaunted NBA free-agency class in history ran screaming out of the school building at midnight, and the Miami Heat has some pretty crazy rumors swirling around it. Word on the street is that the team has a strong chance of re-signing Dwyane Wade and signing noted m ... More >>
Seeing Miami in a movie or a TV show or music video turns on my internal geek switch. I'm super excited to see the 305 represented on the screen, but I approach America's assessment of Miami like one of those guys that knows the names of the different kinds of robots in the movies about Star Wars.Ta ... More >>
Fancy a splash of environmentalism today?
Driving through the intersection of NE First Avenue and Twelfth Street, near the I-395 on-ramp, a large banner hung on a chain-link fence caught my attention. It read: Space Made Downtown Happen. “Space and this new district attracted not only locals, but also tourists from all over the world, a ... More >>
Killing sports, dumping Dolphins, and some Miami history
Old pol, bad pickup lines, and authentic hip-hop
Praise for Flagler, pickup lines that fail, and fountains that flow
Will a starry-eyed proposal for renovating Monument Island burn out before its time?
The Gold Coast Railroad Museum
Ramona wreaks havoc onstage
A thoroughly unscientific look at what your friends and neighbors read, watch, and hear -- or not
A rebuilt historic square in a forgotten county corner awaits your company
Don't tell archaeologist Bob Carr that the mysterious Miami Circle is just a bunch of holes in the ground. He knows better than that.
The Flagler Memorial, once a proud paean, is now floundering in neglect
The Miami cemetery is like the city's diary. And after years of abuse, this book is getting a new cover.
June 4 - 10, 1998
For a hundred years the FEC Railway has been chugging up and down Florida's east coast. The next hundred years shouldn't be much different.
The City of Miami's upstanding leadership had a swell time at a swanky centennial party. Who paid? You did, of course.
The housewife who saved FDR's life, the ghosts that roam Vizcaya, the sea serpent of Biscayne Bay, and other Miami legends, yarns, and flat-out lies
Scientist Brian LaPointe wants to tame the sugar barons, corner the cat food market, and solve the sewage problems of the Florida Keys
It's downtown's swirling kaleidoscope of sights and sounds and smells. Where the Latin mercado meets the American enterprise. Where commerce thrives and clerks cut deals. So why would urban planners want to kill it?