• Calendar

    June 26, 2014
  • Film

    May 22, 2014

    The Last Movie Star

    YouTube launched in 2005; so did Perez Hilton. How that year changed America — and took down Tom Cruise.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Bloggers Amp Up Burger Specials at Blue Collar

    May is National Burger Month, and as part of a rich and meaty tradition, Blue Collar is celebrating with blogger-created burger specials. In the past, creations have included the Fat Girl Hedonist burger -- made with chorizo, fried shallots, smoked Gouda, and chipotle mayo -- and the Food-E burger, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Miami Heat Minority Owner Raanan Katz Loses Embarrassing Lawsuit Against Local Blogger

    Miami Heat minority owner Raanan Katz is a bit thin-skinned. Though he boasts a gratuitous public persona -- there's even an official day and street named after him in Sunny Isles -- he still wants all the benefits of privacy. In 2010, he sued Aventura blogger Irina Chevaldina, who operates rkassoc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Florida Woman Rejects $147,600 Offer for Facebook Fanpage, Takes BET to Court

    Stacey Mattocks is suing Black Entertainment Television over a Facebook fan page that she thinks is worth much more than $147,600, according to federal court papers filed yesterday. The Miramar resident is the creator of a page for a TV program called The Game, which "follows the lives of professio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Facebook Sends Most Condescending Letter Ever to Key West Man

    Facebook is a humorless overlord that has taken sweeping control over our lives, subconscious, and, apparently, the freedom we have to create domain names. That, at least, is the message that was sent loud and clear to Key West native Cody Romano late last month when he unwittingly started a not-fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    New Times Looking for an Assistant Web Editor

    Miami New Times and New Times Broward-Palm Beach have an immediate opening for an assistant web editor. This position combines journalism with social media marketing and analytical data management to increase the audience for New Times on its desktop and mobile applications. The assistant web edito ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    New Times Looking For an Assistant Web Editor

    Miami New Times and New Times Broward Palm Beach have an immediate opening for an assistant web editor. This position combines journalism with social media marketing and analytical data management to increase the audience for New Times on its desktop and mobile applications. The assistant web edito ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    New Times Looking For an Assistant Web Editor

    Miami New Times and New Times Broward Palm Beach have an immediate opening for an assistant web editor. This position combines journalism with social media marketing and analytical data management to increase the audience for New Times on its desktop and mobile applications. The assistant web edito ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Google Has a Miami Hurricanes Mini-Easter Egg When Searching "7th Floor Crew"

    Any college football fan who does a lot of Googling knows that when you search for a team's name the search engine pulls up a specialized results page that include a header with the team's latest score and upcoming score as well as a sidebar with general information on the team. Well, as is a bit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Michelle Obama Accidentally Endorsed by Miami-Dade's Twitter Account

    Those of us with access to professional organization's Twitter accounts live in fear that we'll accidentally send a Tweet out meant for our own personal followers. I for one wouldn't want the entirety of @MiamiNewTimes' followers to know that I had a dream that Diplo was dating my mother. Oh, wait, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Marlins Facebook Account Hacked with Promise of "Free Pit Bull" Night

    Earlier today, someone hacked into the Facebook accounts of several Major League Baseball teams and the Marlins were not spared. For a brief moment, the Marlins Facebook page promised the first 10,000 fans in attendance at the next game that they'd receive a free "fighting pit bull."

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Websites "Casa de las Putas" and "Sex Guide Online" Owned by GOP Congressional Candidate Trey Radel

    Rep. Connie Mack IV is abandoning his southwest Florida congressional seat to run for Senate, and he's endorsed Tea Party favorite Henry "Trey" Radel III to succeed him. Oddly, Radel has a history of owning such fine websites as,, and

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Cocaine Cowboys Creator Gets Called "Tweeting Twit" by Crotchety, Out-Of-Touch Columnist

    It's as if Miami Herald columnist Fabiola Santiago read her own paper's story on a defense attorney trying to get a new trial for his client because a juror, Cocaine Cowboys director Billy Corben, mused about the mundane details of jury duty on Twitter and then muttered to herself, "Wow, what a twee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Untappd App: Social Networking for Hops Heads

    For the beer lover who shuns Facebook but feels the need to connect with his or her kind, there is a solution: Untappd app for mobile devices. It's like sharing a virtual pint with your friends. The app for iOS and Android devices connects beer fiends worldwide, allowing users to share and post ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Share Our Strength: Miami Food Bloggers Bake to End Childhood Hunger

    In an effort to help Share Our Strength, an organization that aims to end childhood hunger in the United States, eight Miami food bloggers are teaming up to make a dent in the charity's donations with a bake sale, set to take place at the South Miami Farmers Market April 28.Participating bloggers in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Joaquin Serrapio Wants to Apologize to Obama For Threatening to Kill Him

    Joaquin Amador Serrapio Jr., the Miami 20-year-old who was arrested after making Facebook and Twitter posts threatening to kill President Obama, wants to say he's sorry. Serrapio appeared in federal court this morning and pleaded not guilty.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Blk Water: Looks Dirty, Tastes Like ... Water

    ​Last season on Real Housewives of New Jersey, Caroline Manzo's sons, Albie and Christopher were seen plugging some sort of black water. The boys are known for hare-brained ideas (anyone want to finance a combination strip club/car wash in Jersey?), plus it's reality television, so I just thought ... More >>

  • News

    February 16, 2012
  • News

    January 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Black Keys Release El Camino; Nine YouTube Fans' Tribute Videos in Honor of "Lonely Boy"

    Facebook​The Black Keys released El Camino today, their seventh studio album (or eighth if you include Blakroc) in ten years. And like every record before it, El Camino is a 60-minute, all-you-can-eat aural buffet of blues-driven garage rock. But we're not going to waste your time reviewing the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Steven Thiele, Gangsta Cybersquatter Sued By Miccosukee Tribe, Now Targets Zo's Summer Groove

    ​The "#1 Stunna" has chosen a new enemy. Three years ago, ex-con Steven Thiele was successfully sued by the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians after he bought the domain names,, and, and tried to sell them to the tri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Highlights From the Comments Section: Civil Political Discourse Edition

    SOMEBODY SAID SOMETHING I DON'T AGREE WITH LET'S KILL HIMWe didn't mean to open quite so many cans of worms with posts about Florida Rep. Allen West and the furious email he sent to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz. The blog posts stayed away from his politics, stayed away from her politics and simply s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Awesome Pictures of the Last Shuttle Launch Taken From Airplane

    via Twitter user ChadGraffSTS135's exhaust trail emerges from a cloud somewhere over Florida Friday.​To those of you who thought that picture on the front of the St. Pete Times in May was a once-in-a-lifetime shot, well, we have another couple of them. We don't use the word awesome very often. Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Rick Scott Is Embarrassed by Using Email

    ​Your grandma probably has an email address, even if it is only to forward you weird chain letters. Everyone uses email these days. Everyone but Rick Scott, apparently. The man has asked constituents not to email him because he gets "embarrassed" by the form of communication. For a governor w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Florida Man Accused of Bigamy on Facebook

    John and Amanda France​Facebook -- and social media in general -- have been blamed for many relationships faltering. New technology has made it easy to catch someone cheating if the person they're with uploads photos, updates a status, or "checks in" on Foursquare. But we never thought we'd hear t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Social Media Day in Miami Had the Largest Turnout in the Southeast

    ​As evidenced by the video below, Wednesday night's first ever "Social Media Day" was a big success in Miami. It was an epic celebration of everything Social Media, and the Miami festivities were the biggest in the southeast -- even bigger than LA's. Miamians have once again proven their digital p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Silicon Beach: Porn and Fuzzy Stats on Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau Website

    Screen shot from GMCVB community forum.This picture is tame. There were way more tits, ass, vajayjay, and blowjobs on the GMCVB forum than you'd ever find on Collins Avenue.​Gus Moore, founder and owner of Miami Beach 411, a decade-old website with one of the city's oldest and most active online c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Silicon Beach: 2010 South Florida Tech Events

    Two thousand nine is history, so it's time to look forward to a busy year of conferences and events. Here are a few to consider:Social Media Conference, a business event for the social media industry, comes to the Miami Beach Convention Center January 27-29.BarCamp Miami, a gathering of geeks to sha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Silicon Beach: Social Media Year in Review

    Via Optical Illusion's Flickr​Rising up from a rather sleepy 2008, 2009 was a banner year for social media in Miami. Heck, social media became so important, the Miami New Times decided to hire a local freelance writer to dish on the scene! Here's an overview:1. ClubsSocial Media Club South Florida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Silicon Beach: Using Twitter to Bitch About Airlines

    Image via Wikimedia Commons​Yours truly recently dealt with an American Airlines screw up that caused her to miss a trip to Hawaii. So after writing a blog post, starting a thread on a local travel community forum and filling out an official contact form to airline customer relations, all that was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Wednesday Blog Watch: Heat_R Photos and Hip-Hop MP3s

    via lividrecords.comThe Crumbs are recording a new 10" for Livid Records.​*The party Heat_r is back up and running, bringing indie electro back to Fort Lauderdale, now at Exit 66. We heard it was pretty well-attended. The party's ostensible web site, though, which was at, seems to h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Silicon Beach: Refresh Miami, October Edition

    From Dominguez's presentation.Old skool versus web design on steroids.​This month's Refresh Miami was held at the elegant Mayfair Hotel ballroom in Coconut Grove. It seemed like an unlikely place for geeks, what with the fancy decor and mood lighting. Had we all been wearing tuxes and gowns, it co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Schooling Frod On Hypocrisy

    ​I generally let criticisms of my writing go unanswered, the attitude being that everyone has a right to gripe. Plus sometimes the criticisms are correct, and those that aren't can be especially fun to read. I fully expect to raise a bit of a fuss when I write a post that tosses off random thought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    New Music Video From Miami Group 7 Estrellas called "Miami Life"

    Here's a brand new music video from a group called 7 Estrellas. The song is called "Miami Life." The YouTube description says:  "beat por: "Gualo" (Edge Music). Video producido por: Milagros Rosales, Bertha Alie, Jose Mateo. Direccion: Milagros Rosales. Edicion: Alejandro Gonzalez." The video ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Latest Use for Twitter: Municipal Political Spats

    Why is it that the middle-aged have embraced Twitter faster and more enthusiastically than most social networks that came before it? Maybe it's because it's so simple. Maybe it's because it requires so little time to update and touch base with contacts. Maybe it's because it syncs seamlessly with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Tallahassee Discovers Twitter, Goes a Little Overboard

    I'm not immediately sure how this is useful, but there's a new website for people in Tallahassee to get excited over. It's called the Florida Gaggle, and its main feature is that it aggregates the Twitter feeds from politicians, politicos, and reporters. How exciting! It also aggregates the same fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Pitts Has a Vague Idea About Twitter and He Doesn't Like It

    Don't ask Leonard Pitts Jr. Note to Leonard Pitts Jr.: If you want to demonstrate the differences between old-style media and the new, social internet media you might want to understand what you're talking about first before dashing off a 600-plus word column on it. Pitts' Herald column today takes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Congressmen Bore the Hell out of Us on YouTube, Vote Spaghetti Cat in '10!

    It's not that people don't want to watch Mario Diaz-Balart videos on YouTube. This video of him experiencing some sort of Sarah Palin-induced seizuregasm at a John McCain rally has more than 35,000 views (although over half of those were from me). It's just that people don't want to watch Mario Diaz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Oh Good Grief, Another Burger King Stunt

    Before we indulge, yet again, in Burger King's cheap and greasy menu of shameless blog-attention-whoring marketing tactics, let's get out our feelings about their cheap and greasy menu of food: their fries taste like salted cardboard, their salad selection is terribly disappointing, and the Quad St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    So Apparently We Have A Twitter

    Do you know how weird it was for me to see @miaminewtimes in a Twitter friend's Twitter update last night? How did I not know that we have a twitter, considering I write about half the stuff that appears in said twitter feed? If you don't know what Twitter is, well, I'm toying around with the idea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008
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    April 11, 2008
  • Music

    July 26, 2007

    Battles on Your Lap

    Blogging: The new element of hip-hop?

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007
  • City Life

    May 12, 2005
  • Music

    January 27, 2005
  • Culture

    April 11, 2002

    When Online Got Off Base

    Or: How Mark Cuban would have--and could have?--saved the music biz

  • Culture

    November 9, 2000

    Ransom Notes

    Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their "free" music?

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