While the security and secrecy surrounding Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union's wedding was tight, it turns out the pair got married at a moat-surrounded castle in the Redlands. Yet despite the signed confidentiality agreements, key details about #TheWadeUnion still managed to leak. See also: Castle ... More >>
Drones get a bad wrap. Yes, they can be used as tools of war to kill people and conduct covert surveillance, sure, but they can also be fun! Disney has filed patents for drones it hopes to one day use in its theme parks, but Central Florida is not about to become a Micky Mouse-run police state.
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 says the Redskins are protected by free speech Civil rights activists are hailing the recent decision by the U.S. Patent and Tra ... More >>
Vico Confino is a husky 81-year-old hell-raiser with a thick Brooklyn accent and an outsized presence -- slicked-back thin white hair, piercing blue eyes, leathery South Florida skin -- that seem cut straight from a Sopranos casting. Confino tosses F-bombs at waiters over bad service. He wears four ... More >>
Patrick Snay was headmaster at Gulliver Preparatory until 2010 when the school declined to renew his contract. He successfully sued for age discrimination and won $10,000 in back wages along with a nice $80,000 settlement. However the deal included a confidentiality agreement. Unfortunately for Sna ... More >>
As we all know Hooters trademark waitress uniforms are designed with aerodynamic and performance issues in mind to ensure that your wings are served in the most efficient way possible. Nothing imprudent going on there. So now Hooters is suiting a Florida escort service that decided to use the slan ... More >>
Today, the United States Government shut down after Congress failed to reach an agreement to fund federal agencies. The first shutdown in 17 years disrupts a laundry list of federal agencies. Though essential government employees like air traffic controllers, border patrol agents and food inspector ... More >>
Miami is in for a surprise very soon when Biscayne Brewing Company officially opens for production. The new brewery has two locations: a production facility located in Doral at 8000 NW 25th Street and a brewpub in Little Havana at 1010 SW Eighth Street. See also: Biscayne Bay Brewing Company Repo ... More >>
There have been 490 billion cookies made, but the lifelong battle remains: how do you eat an Oreo? Some say the best way is to dunk it so that when you put it in your mouth, it will be soft and mushy. Others like to twist it gently so that the two halves break open. What do you do? Do you lick off t ... More >>
The Magic City might be getting some high-profile attention from the largest craft brewery in the United States, the Boston Beer Company, brewer of Sam Adams beer. Is it true? If so, then this would be a huge boost to the craft beer scene in Miami, which is already on the cusp of seeing the openi ... More >>
Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers is known for his steals. Thanks to quick hands and crafty defense, he was near the top of the league with 118 on the court this year. Chalmers' dad, meanwhile, excelled at a very different kind of theft, at least according to a local sports agent. David Sugarman ... More >>
Voice Media Group, which owns the Miami New Times, settled it's less than two-week old trademark infringement lawsuit with Yelp over Yelp's use of "Best Of" lists. No money changed hands. Yelp agreed to stop using the trademarked name and return will revert to "Best of Yelp [City Name]." In return ... More >>
So, remember those two local porn stars who are planning on giving Heat fans free blow jobs in a big, messy, double mouthed gang bang? Yeah, well, apparently the NBA is none too pleased. Who would have thought?Because the two porn stars (well, OK, let's be honest, porn actresses) are using the term ... More >>
Maybe Marco Rubio is addicted to late-night Wikipedia binges. You know, the type where you go to look up the director of whatever movie you're absentmindedly watching on cable and then somehow, an hour later, end up reading about the indigenous bird species of Alabama. Because this morning, the R ... More >>
Diego?! Is that you?A couple of weeks ago, we here at Crossfade were delighted to discover a new vid for the Jacuzzi Boys' "Glazin'," starring a bunch of singing vaginas. That's right, actual female genitals, shaved and dressed up to look like the Boys' singer Gabriel Alcala, bassist Danny Gon ... More >>
Yesterday, it seemed both sides had come to a pretty amiable resolution in the lawsuit between former Gov. Charlie Crist and the Talking Heads' David Byrne. The exact settlement details weren't released, but apparently they involve Crist issuing a video statement supporting artists' intellectual ... More >>
See this cover of the latest Sports Illustrated Kids? It features an illustration LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade dressed up as musketeers complete with puffy shirts and be-feathered hats. It's for the kids, so we won't rage too hard on it, but I think we can safely call it kind of stupi ... More >>
photo by Bill CookeBack in March, we were the first to detail local author Frank Owen's charges that Gerald Posner had plagiarized dozens of passages in his latest book, Miami Babylon, from Owen's 2003 book Clubland. The case opened the floodgates on what looks like Posner's career-long habit of ... More >>
Evos's trademarked Airfries, fresh from the air.Evos, a new health-conscious eatery in Pinecrest that totes the cutesy slogan "Feel Great Fast Food," has the charm of a Starbucks. Complete with décor that can only be described as "generic coffeehouse corporate chic," it boasts a loop of ef ... More >>
Photo by Bill CookeGerald PosnerIn this week's New Times, we report on 16 new examples of apparent plagiarism in Gerald Posner's latest book, Miami Babylon. We emailed all the problems to Posner last week and left multiple phone messages for him, but he never responded.Minutes ago, however, he uploa ... More >>
Photo by Bill CookeGerald PosnerMiami-based investigative reporter Gerald Posner has been caught lifting lines from Miami Herald stories for his own stories at the Daily Beast. As a result, Posner has been temporarily suspended.Posner, the author of Miami Babylon and many other well-received nonf ... More >>
This past week, we brought you the story of Rudy and Robert Pedraza, the Miami brothers who have taken on Apple by hacking its OS X to run on cheap PCs.by C. StilesRobert Pedraza at Psystar headquarters in Doral.Although the self-funded, self-taught programmers are taking on a computer giant, we ... More >>
Kareem Zarwi, manager and beverage director of Au Pied de Cochon recently sent a very gracious email in which he thanked me for the "clear assessment" of Pied in the New Times review. But the real reason he was writing was to let me know that he had "come across a 'review' quite similar to the on ... More >>
Riptide has taken notice of all the foreign press coverage of the election coming out of Miami, and while we know there's certainly a lot to cover down here, we wondered why foreign papers would choose to spend the money to send their writers down here above all other places in America. Apparently, ... More >>
Don't expect to find too much material of Prince on YouTube in the future. The famous songwriter and eccentric music savant is waging war with the popular online video company over copyright issues and unauthorized use of his music. I'm not sure why the former assless chap wearing icon is so testy o ... More >>
In my upcoming restaurant review of Acqua, in the Four Seasons Miami, I write of having ordered a main course of Szechuan-glazed “White Marble Farms pork shank,” and then go on to explain that this pastoral moniker is a brand name cooked up by Sysco marketers for industrial pork from Cargill Mea ... More >>
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