John Thrasher has held a lot of positions in his life: speaker of the Florida House, chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, lobbyist, chairman of Rick Scott's reelection campaign, and current state senator. Yesterday the Florida State University Board of Trustees voted 11-2 to appoint Thrashe ... More >>
What exactly does Miami need to do to confirm it's a culturally competent city? It seems as if the Big Orange is always going above and beyond to prove itself, yet it's never enough. Pamela Druckerman, a Miami native who moved away after high school to do things like collect Ivy League degrees and ... More >>
Welcome to a life of mooching, meetings, and trying not to get caught making out with your aides.
Prostitutes or students? Vulnerable victims or tech-savvy businesswomen? Whatever your opinion on sugar babies, there is no doubting one label in this part of the country: it's popular. According to leading sugar baby website Seeking Arrangement, Florida coeds are taking up the profession like nowh ... More >>
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. Today, Luke wants to see justice for Kiera Wilmot. In Bartow, Florida, public school and law enforcement officials are committing a horrible inj ... More >>
We're not sure what is going on in Coral Gables. The Hurricanes have a potential superstar college basketball coach in Frank Martin who seems like he's just waiting for a call, but they're spending all of their time trying to lure so-so candidates for the men's basketball coaching job who don't e ... More >>
The University of Miami is pursuing multiple options to fill their men's basketball coach vacancy, including, the latest, Harvard coach Tommy Amaker. The only person they haven't seemed to call is the must-buzzed about and perhaps best option: Kansas State coach Frank Martin. In his latest re ... More >>
We've lost track of the hype-backlash-hype-backlash cycle that aims to tell us whether it's currently "cool" to like Vampire Weekend or not -- but who really cares. The band's sophomore album, Contra, achieved the previously unthinkable feat of scoring number one on the Billboard charts. It was welc ... More >>
via NYKetteAnyone who's ever done time in a South Beach club line already knows this: Club bouncers judge you.Lauren Rivera, an Ivy League-educated sociology researcher at the Kellogg Institute, ended up infiltrating an unnamed trendy club in Manhattan (probably the kind this guy frequents) worki ... More >>
Photo via Sports GrillCan't get enough of March Madness? The Final Four's ahead -- after the University of Kentucky takes out those Ivy League wimps from Cornell. Sports Grill on SW 104th Street and 147th Avenue the place to do it. Why? The joint serves, by far, the meatiest and tastiest wings ... More >>
Miami Police Chief John Timoney was on MSNBC's Morning Joe today weighing in on the Henry Gates dispute. If you're not up to speed on the latest media-made controversy, Henry "Skip" Gates is a highly respected Harvard professor. Upon returning from a recent trip, he couldn't get into his own home s ... More >>
The school sure doesn't like its "people who produce."
Florida International University got a new president this weekend: Chancellor Mark Rosenberg. And guess what? He'll make a lot more than the last guy, Mitch Maidique. At $680,000 per year, he'll garner in excess of what you or President Obama or the heads of many multinational corporations and forei ... More >>
Fox Search LightThe Oscars are set to air this very Sunday! And finally we will get to see if our beloved Mickey Rourke walks away with a little gold man. We've already noticed FiveThirtyEight numbers God's prediction that Rourke will beat out his competition, Sean Penn, but other people who have so ... More >>
If you're in the up - to - 24 demographic, then you may have already heard of the Brooklyn indie-pop duo This Is Ivy League. Or, if not, you've almos definitely heard of the band in which its two members, Alex Suarez and Ryland Blackinton, play as their "day job": Cobra Starship.Wait, adults, don't ... More >>
"The public school system has created a shameful legacy."
Golem's not a creature — it's a six-piece band waltzing in from New York.
I was all set to badmouth Vampire Weekend when they were to take the stage at Langerado yesterday, but the Ivy League louts denied me the privilege. Seems a little TV show called Saturday Night Live trumps Big Cypress, so the boy band decided to stay home and do their preening up in New York City. ... More >>
"It's time to clean house. Doesn't Miami deserve better?"
In this vision of the American meltdown, comedy can quickly become nightmare
It'd Be Cool if this sequel were any good. Too bad it ain't.
The Actors' Playhouse keeps it light and cool around The Water Coolers
A new documentary about Hugo Chavez plays it fast and loose
With the rich, says Igby, always a little pity
Miami Beach and urban hip-hop make up for last year
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Rev. Sharpton scolds urban marketers -- and they love it!
Reese Witherspoon's talents are wasted in the muddy, unoriginal Legally Blonde
Okay, we don't have a proper revival cinema, but for the summer we get the next best thing
Will the Afro-Cuban All Stars play Miami?
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Erratum In the theater column of April 4, the year of ACME Acting Company's production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea was incorrect. The correct date is 1987. Timely Fashion