While news that Miami-Dade County decided to keep all existing libraries open may have seemed like a win, now Mayor Gimenez has released a new plan that could see some of those spared branches open for only 16 hours a week. That's three to five hours a day for four days a week.
The same week President Obama added a new dog to his family, he's also come out against breed-specific legislation that forbids ownership of certain types of dogs. The White House responded to a "We the People" petition calling for the ban of all breed-specific legislation and claimed laws like Miam ... More >>
It shouldn't be much of a surprise to anyone whose walked down Lincoln Road and heard the menagerie of exotic accents, but Miami is a particular vacation destination for European tourists. The third most popular this summer of any city, actually. And apparently French tourists have a particularly st ... More >>
Rachel Jeantel, the Miami Gardens 19-year-old thrust into the spotlight because of her testimony during the George Zimmerman trial, has been making the media rounds this week, and while on CNN's Pierce Morgan said that she doesn't believe the word "n*gga" is a racial term, no matter who says it. R ... More >>
Talk about unsportsmanlike conduct. The Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens threw massive shade at the Miami Heat today on their official Facebook and Twitter accounts by posting some selective side-by-side shots of the Miami Heat's championship parade and their own Super Bowl celebration. See als ... More >>
Damn, it (must) feel good to be a gangsta. And by gangsta, we mean the Miami Heat. After slaughtering the San Antonio Spurs and racking up the third NBA title in franchise history last night, Miami's best professional sports team celebrated its incredible victory till the wee hours of Friday morn ... More >>
What happens when you speak at a Tea Party rally and decide to drop a bit of Spanish into your speech? Like we even have to ask. Obviously, there'll be at least someone in the crowd who yells, "Learn English," at you. And that's exactly what happened to Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart.
Will Marco Rubio see a surprise primary challenge in 2016 from Allen West? That's up to God. West was a guest on conservative talker Larry O'Connor's radio show yesterday, and the host asked West if he would consider challenging Rubio. At first West was pretty blunt, offering a "no," but as the di ... More >>
Fourteen-year-old Chris Martin is probably cooler than you. He wears anarchy symbol shirts to school (because fuck the crumbling system, right?). He doesn't label his sexuality (because labels are limiting anyway). And he wears makeup to school (because gender roles are outdated and oppressive socia ... More >>
He's been dubbed "Florida's dirtiest cop," and he finally found himself on the other side of the law this weekend after he was arrested for an incident two years ago during which he allegedly kidnapped a man who was trying to file a complaint against him.
Dear Francis X. Suarez, It was with great optimism and endearing faith in the potential of our elected politicians that I clicked on your recent "Open Letter to Miami" in the Huffington Post. Then I read this sentence: "With our magical coast and most enviable weather, a patch work of cultures that ... More >>
Polling sites will open today in Miami-Dade for an election that might not actually come to pass. Yes, you can head to several early-voting sites beginning today to cast your ballot on the contentious Dolphin Stadium renovation referendum, but the election might end up just getting cancelled.
Financial guru Suze Orman may be packing up her partner and her jacket collection and moving to a state that recognizes gay marriage if the Supreme Court overturns DOMA.Orman currently lives in Fort Lauderdale with partner Kathy Travis, but the tax breaks that could come with federally recognized ma ... More >>
How often have you seen this headline in Miami? Yet even in Dade, where hit-and-runs are as regular as dubstep floating around South Beach on Ultra weekend, the wreck that killed a cyclist in North Dade yesterday was particularly brutal. After an SUV slammed into the man, the driver stopped twi ... More >>
The Miami Hurricanes basketball team isn't just making waves in the college world. They're inspiring the greatest players in the NBA too.Miami Heat stars Dwyane Wade and LeBron James were spotted in the stands when the 'Canes took on North Carolina and saw a crazy dunk so sweet they decided to recre ... More >>
It'd been a while since Chris Brown acted up. But it's Grammy season, and that means Breezy's in fight mode! According to TMZ, Brown allegedly "jumped" R&B crooner Frank Ocean last night outside of Westlake Studio in Los Angeles after the Grammy-nominated Odd Future crewman reportedly blocked ... More >>
Mitt Romney's loss left Republicans with a lot of soul searching to do. Rather than reevaluating their message, voter outreach or image, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has endorsed a bizarre plan that would make one of the oddest elements of American democracy -- the Electora ... More >>
Despite Ultra Music Festival's annual $79 million contribution to the local economy, City of Miami commissioner Marc Sarnoff believes the "event will be disruptive to the local business community and area residents due to noise, nuisance behavior of festival goers, and grid lock traffic." After all ... More >>
Original Real Housewives of Miami cast member Alexia Echevarria, the self proclaimed "Cuban Barbie," and her Hialeah powerbroker husband Herman have had a whirlwind year that has now been capped off by having a lien placed on their house for failing to pay nearly $100,000 in back taxes from 2009.
Art Basel 2012 has come and gone, leaving us with nothing more than a few hundred Instargram shots, a parking ticket, an empty bank account, and some blistered up feet. And yet, there were so many moments that were captured. So much life that was packed into those few short days.Who better to savor ... More >>
Facing criticism that his voter reforms and refusal to extend early voting hours lead to Florida's election debacle on Tuesday, Rick Scott told a radio station today, "Well, I'm very comfortable that the right thing happened."Hmm, let's just check the definitions of "right" from Merriam-Webster.
This past weekend, English alt-rockers Muse had to step up and carry Saturday Night Live after guest host Daniel Craig made it abundantly clear during his monologue that comedy was foreign to him. Watching James Bond deliver punch lines was about as entertaining as a Schindler's List viewing party ... More >>
If you're looking to install a new toilet in Coconut Grove, don't hold your breath. But you might have to hold some other things while you're waiting.Miami-Dade County has denied several applications to install new toilets, sinks and showers in the neighborhood since August because, well, our sewer ... More >>
The Key Biscayne Village Council has proposed a toll for bicyclists crossing the Rickenbacker causeway. The council wants Miami-Dade County to erect a wall on the Rickenbacker that would separate bike traffic for vehicle traffic, and has suggested a bike toll as a way to fund the project.
Tales of the great South Beach Shark Attack of 2012 are already swimming around social media, but there's actually no proof yet that the thing involved was necessarily a shark. The incident happened earlier this afternoon in the waters behind the W Hotel on 23rd and Collins. A man who was at th ... More >>
Dear South Beach Residents Who Say We Never Visit Them Anymore Since They Moved to the Beach:So, um, we read this over at Huffington Post Miami's blog about how you never want to leave the Beach.You're right.We've noticed you never want to part ways with your precious little 33139. That's fine. You' ... More >>
Nowadays, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has got plenty of money. More than $200 million of it in secret accounts around the world, in fact. But when he launched Bain Capital in 1983, Romney had trouble raising the cash for the private equity project. So he turned to super-wealthy Centr ... More >>
See also "Justin Bieber Disses Reading, Writing, Education: 'I'm Really Not Into That Stuff.'" In the mid-'90s, Prince William's adorable face was plastered on posters worldwide and then hung above millions of innocent young girls' beds where they were kissed and admired by tweens who dreamt of one ... More >>
Yesterday, Florida's lieutenant governor, Jennifer Carroll, laughed off accusations that she was caught in her office with a female aide between her legs by saying, "Usually black women that look like me don't engage in relationships like that." That remark has enraged black women who engage in rela ... More >>
Either you're too busy staining your sheets with sweat and other bodily fluids to read this right now, or your secret suspicions that everyone else in town is constantly getting laid are about to be confirmed. According to a Trojan Condoms survey, Miami is America's sex capital. We rate first not on ... More >>
Miami is definitely a city of lust and passion, but romance? We're not entirely sold. We mean, is stumbling out of a club at 4 a.m. and making out with someone whose name you barely know in the sands behind a lifeguard stand romantic?Yet, Miami has been ranked America's third most romantic travel de ... More >>
During her Disney days, Miley Cyrus was considered a model Christian. Like the Jonas Brothers, she proudly wore a purity ring and promised to stay a virgin. "I like to think of myself as the girl that no one can get, that no one can keep in their hand," she told TV Guide in 2008. "Even at my age, ... More >>
Christopher P. Gunn has been indicted by federal prosecutors in North Florida for posing as pop star Justin Bieber online and pressuring under-aged girls into sending him graphic videos and pictures. If convicted, he could face up to 50 years in prison.
A 13-year-old Fort Myers boy was arrested last Friday for allegedly brandishing a machete while chasing a group of elementary school children at a bus stop. The stunt was apparently in retaliation for the younger boys' bullying the knife wielder's 10-year-old friend and for "messing with Mexicans."
For the third time in a month, a person has committed suicide at Aventura Mall. A still unidentified Hispanic woman in her mid-40s jumped to her death from atop a parking garage at the nation's fifth largest shopping mall yesterday afternoon at around 2:30.
The new building at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science isn't even close to being completed, but the people behind it know a thing or two about technology. So, obviously, you can already take a tour of it. Check out the digitally rendered video below.
Rising Swedish star Avicii is one of the hottest DJ-producers in contemporary house music. His massive hit "Levels," which samples recently deceased Etta James's "Something's Got a Hold on Me," gets so much play that it's almost become obnoxious. But before you start hating on the guy for no r ... More >>
Details are few and far between at the moment, but a student at Barbara Goleman Senior High School in Miami Lakes has been stabbed and seriously injured. WSVN reports that the student was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital. County police and fire rescue are on the scene investigating. Updated ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenDeadmau5 falling out of love with Ultra?Well, I guess there's one act you won't be seeing at Ultra Music Festival 2012: Deadmau5. The EDM superstar posted a 12-minute rant on YouTube, slamming the electronic fest for ticket prices and exclusivity contracts. "Ultra to me is the ... More >>
There's a media fight brewing in Miami between the old paper giant and the new local iteration of a quickly growing Internet media monster. Random Pixels blogger Bill Cooke, ever the keen-eyed instigator, noticed that the recently launched Huffington Post Miami was cribbing quite liberally from M ... More >>
Rick Perry's ridiculous anti-gay ad has started a political whirlwind that has resulted in the outing of Tony Fabrizio, a top Republican pollster who's currently working for Perry, and in the past has worked for Gov. Rick Scott and, interestingly, gay rights groups.The revelation, or at least acc ... More >>
While the world waits to find out whether or not Justin Bieber is (a) the victim of statutory rape and (b) the absentee father of a three-month-old baby, Crossfade's busy hypothesizing what the results of a Justin Bieber vs. Mariah Yeater paternity test on Maury might look like. Huffington Po ... More >>
The New York City Marathon is the weekend and for the first time in years, I didn't make the uber competitive lottery and won't be running it (here's my not-too-swift race history).There's something life changing about the marathon that extends far beyond the simple fact that one has run 26.2 mil ... More >>
photo by Liz TracyPolice and protesters have been on the same page in Miami so far.In Oakland last week, police at an Occupy protest shot a military vet in the head with a rubber bullet, landing him in critical condition; other video showed officers lobbing dangerous flash bombs into peaceful cro ... More >>
"We try to keep it as new as we can. You've really got to stay ahead of the customers," says veteran food vendor Dennis Reas. He and wife Cheryl are based in Indiana but travel with their food truck to various festivals and fairs around the country. In case you weren't aware, the state-fair seaso ... More >>