There are a plenty of terrifying real-life Florida stories for Halloween, but let's be honest: Ain't nothing scarier than clown crimes. And the Sunshine State has had more than its share of felonious clowns terrorizing the population.
After the bizarre #Fangate moment during last week's gubernatorial debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, don't expect any similar shenanigans tonight. CNN is hosting the event, and they run a tight ship. The 24-hour news channel has explicitly banned fans from the podium. Oddly, they've als ... More >>
When it rains in hell, blood flows up through the ground and soaks the Earth. And the maggots in the dirt gorge themselves on the devil's plasma until their tiny ugly bodies burst. Microscopic eggs full of long haired satanists spray everywhere, and 6 days later a new generation of Black Metal fan ... More >>
We've "got a feeling inside..." It's "a certain kind" of feeling we just "can't explain." That's because British rock legends and Hall of Famers the Who have just announced their two-leg 50th anniversary tour and yep, they're coming to the Magic City next spring. Check the cut for the Who's full ... More >>
Korine Teamer says a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent at Miami International Airport left her feeling humiliated after demanding to see compromising pictures of her. Teamer, a Jacksonville resident, traveled to the Dominican Republic to get cheaper cosmetic procedures. Her flight included ... More >>
Listen, we all know that Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts sharing the screen in the film adaptation of Tony award winning play August: Osage County is a major event, but there's no reasons for people to riot over it. Oh, that doesn't come out in Florida until later today? So what movie caused a 600-pe ... More >>
If you've got a baby on board you might want to start throwing your butts out. A Republican legislator from Jacksonville has filed a new bill that would make it illegal for anyone to smoke in their car or truck while a minor is also in the vehicle.
There are a lot of reasons to cook up a murder-for-hire plot, and none of them are great. Maybe your husband is an abusive womanizer who's cheating on you, or your business partner is embezzling loads of money. Hell, maybe you're even a crazy rich oil tycoon's son and you're sick of waiting for your ... More >>
Hey there Florida gun owners. Feeling a little more paranoid than usual these days? Don't trust the government can protect you from potential menaces when you're catching a flight out of Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, or Miami? The Transportation Security Administration certainly seems to think you're ... More >>
A high school in Jacksonville with a majority African-American student population is named for the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, which is just wrong on so many levels. Now the school's name is getting some national attention after a Change.org petition to have the name changed has garnered ... More >>
Give the Florida trio of Carlos Rivera and Leandre and Jordan Green credit: They've reinvented burglary for the Internet age. Instead of busting into a house and just taking everything willy-nilly, the crooks broke in, took photos, and then advertised the house's contents for sale online. When they ... More >>
Oh, hahaha. Silly Florida. Look at those idiots. They can't even spell their own state's name correctly on their own damn interstate signs. Listen, you snobby fuckers, this time it wasn't actually our fault. It was Arkansaw's.
All over the country, people are waking up, checking their Twitter feeds and then spending at least half an hour trying to figure out what the hell happened since they went to bed. In short: Police in Boston have killed one of the two marathon bombing suspects -- whom they've ID'd as two brothers or ... More >>
Twenty immigrants who were trying to pretend they had dry feet were caught red-handed. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement rounded up the suspects yesterday for posing as Cuban immigrants in order to take advantage of the U.S. amnesty policy. The arrests are part of a growing trend in which imm ... More >>
Four restaurants in one night? Miami residents might be familiar with the pub crawl, a night of organized drinking in which participants walk from bar to bar and are offered drink specials and usually a free shot or drink at each stop. How about a dish crawl? These are already taking place in other ... More >>
State Senator Audrey Gibson, a Democrat out of Jacksonville, has caught the ire of gun right groups after introducing a bill that would require anyone who wishes to buy ammunition in Florida to complete an anger management class. The bill would also require a three day waiting period for the sale of ... More >>
In the near future, Sakaya Kitchen plans to open 20 stores across Florida and two more locations in our region, one in Kendall and another in Pembroke Pines. Chef and Owner Richard Hales is also developing a full service concept inspired by a trip to Tokyo and Seoul earlier this summer. A ... More >>
Police in Orange Park, Florida, a Jacksonville suburb, are on the lookout for a man they believe was trying to trade a child for food. On Saturday night, the man went door to door at a motel and asked several people if they'd like to make the despicable deal.
Mitt Romney will be tearing through Florida next week and hopes to leave the state with somewhere between $5 and $8 million in his campaign's coffers. He'll be making stops in Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Tampa, Jacksonville and Boca Raton during the fundraising flourish on Wednesday and Thursday, and ... More >>
A Senate Committee in Tallahassee played redistricting bingo late yesterday. The idea: Shout so loud the Florida Supreme Court might actually accept its new plan. B-I-N-G-O. They used one of those wire rollers with a handle and a bunch of ping pong balls.Senators who drew white balls got four-yea ... More >>
Two people are reportedly dead after gunfire broke out at a Florida high school. Police were on their way to Episcopal High School in Jacksonville earlier this afternoon after receiving reports of a man with a gun on campus, but they didn't get there fast enough to prevent the two deaths.Updated: ... More >>
Bears, we will let you get away with a lot. You can paw through our trash. You can sneak into our yards. But when you come into our houses and steal our delicious, frosted, high fat birthday cakes you've simply crossed a line, and it means only one thing: death.
VooDoo BBQ & Grill is coming to town.Louisiana-based VooDoo BBQ & Grill has announced plans to bring its N'awlins "competition style BBQ" to Florida. The fast-casual chain has signed a deal with a local LLC (whose partnership currently includes the management of several Five Guys Burgers ... More >>
Ever wonder how much you're making in comparison to the rest of the workforce in Miami-Dade. Well, if you're pulling in less than $57,034-a-year you're below average, according to statistics compiled by The Business Journals. That makes Miami-Dade the fourth best compensated county on average in ... More >>
Jacksonville Mayor-elect Alvin BrownConservative Republican Mike Hogan was expected to walk away with the Jacksonville Mayoral race. He comes from a family so entrenched in the area, there's several streets that bare the Hogan name. He ran on a campaign promising no new taxes, smaller government, ... More >>
Tallahassee is not only the political capital of Florida, but also apparently the pot-smoking capital of America. Surprisingly, Miami, most often associated with drugs, doesn't even make the Daily Beast's list of Mary Jane-loving cities. Then again, maybe it's not much of a surprise that college ... More >>
Justin Bieber is actually a 35-year-old self-admitted pinball machine who makes his home in Jacksonville, Fla. Of course, there's that other Justin Bieber: a walking pile of Canadian bangs with a high pitched singing voice, a growing amount of awkward smugness, and a legion of devoted, near fanat ... More >>
It's always a good feeling when a local band comes back to us. You've probably heard Black Kids' first hit single "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You" in one variation or another, and now they're doing a statewide Florida tour to test out their never-played-in-public new mat ... More >>
Well, here's a photo of a baby bro appearing to smoke pot out of a bong. The child's 19-year-old mother posted the image somewhere online. The internet being what the internet is, the photo quickly spread. She lives in Keystone Heights, Florida, near Jacksonville (and in her defense there is prob ... More >>
Print's death rattle has birthed a new online start-up based here in Florida. The Florida Independent launched earlier this week with a focus on original, daily reporting on state and local issues. But what's notable about the start-up is its place in a growing list of news organizations that ar ... More >>
Sleigh Bells, which we think you should be listening to out of a sense of South Florida pride, and because Treats is a phenomenal mix of beats, ragged guitars, samples and Alexis Krauss' versatile voice, is coming to West Palm Beach's Respectable Street July 8. Do not sleep on buying tickets to t ... More >>
It feels like only yesterday when Jacksonville locals Black Kids released their first single "I'm not going to teach your boyfriend how to dance with you" in April of '08. Since then, their debut album, Partie Traumatic, has reached worldwide acclaim, landing them the #5 spot of UK Album charts t ... More >>
We're cuckcoo for Coco.FridayGot a week's worth of aggression pent up? Feel the release of watching someone else get their face pummeled at Friday's New Generation boxing and MMA contests at the Miami Beach Convention Center.OK, so the Sex and the City movie wasn't half bad and we'd be lying if w ... More >>
Here we go. Live-blogging the NFL Draft. Pretty much like watching the draft with someone as losery as yourself. Only on the Internet! This is the first time the NFL Draft is being held in primetime. Because you're not buying enough KFC Double Downs for your fatass kids dammit! Also, tonight is t ... More >>
Local pride took another hit today. Fresh off that embarrassing #4 party school ranking from Playboy, a Web site run by a white British blonde reports Miami is not one of the country's top 40 pot-smoking cities. Tina Brown's The Daily Beast compiled a list of America's most stoned cities in hon ... More >>
Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares stories of memorable rock 'n' roll encounters that took place in our local environs. This week, Jimmy gets a hit and Lee gets the nod.Prior to May 1977, Jimmy Buffett was just another wannabe singer/songwriter who did his time in Nashville befor ... More >>
Air hockey is totally a contact sportEver since Run-D.M.C. threw down rap verses on top of Joe Perry's guitar riffs on its 1986 remake of Aerosmith's "Walk This Way," many bands have endeavored to mesh hip-hop lyricism with rock wallop. While that formula has proven fruitful in some instances -- ... More >>
via purevolume.com/evergreenterraceThursday's show was meant to be a huge booking coup for Miami all-ages venue the Dugout; warehouse drama has now shifted the show to Ground Control, a similarly bare-bones venue in West Palm Beach. Evergreen Terrace is arguably Jacksonville's most famous musical ... More >>
Just a couple of weeks into his new gig as Florida International University basketball coach, Isiah Thomas is already beginning to exhibit his world-famous people-person charm.High school forward and Jacksonville native Chris Rozier had been offered a b-ball scholarship to FIU before Thomas got ther ... More >>
The Dolphins Pre-Season scheduled was announced today, and they won't be playing teams from that far away. They'll match up against the two other Florida franchises, Carolina and New Orleans. The exact dates aren't set in stone, but this gives you a general idea. Aug. 14-18 ... vs. Jacksonville at ... More >>
Pure crusty hardcore aggression, 305-style, hits the eastern seaboard on the heels of a No Idea split with Religious as Fuck. Mehkago NT is an admixture of some of South Florida's best known, most notorious HC/punk/sludge/metal musicians. The band features members or ex-members of DNME, Torche ... More >>
John Hood Tom Waits performs before a sold-out crowd at the Times-Union Center in Jacksonville, Fla. Tom Waits July 1, 2008 The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, Jacksonville Better than: Having a hobo in your home for supper – and having him sing murder songs for it. (Dateline: Jacks ... More >>
Weve got high hopes for the Black Kids.