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 >>