While his colleagues in DC have remained quiet, two major voices in Florida have now called for Rep. Trey Radel to resign after his arrest for cocaine possession. Last night both Lenny Curry, the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, and the Collier County Republican Executive Committee calle ... More >>
Florida's convoluted gun laws are up for debate today, although not really. It kind of just felt nice to say that for a second. It's true that the criminal justice subcommittee of the Florida House of Representatives will hold a 5-hour hearing about Stand Your Ground, among other things. However, th ... More >>
Safety tip: do not mess with a Floridian in a fast-food drive-thru line. You do so at your own risk. A incident at a Jacksonville Chick-fil-A is just the latest violent outburst caused in the state by someone cutting in a fast-food line.
Gov. Rick Scott is pushing for Florida students to get degrees in science and engineering, but when those students graduate they might have to travel far away to actually find employment. A new analysis of census data finds that Florida's metros have a shockingly low numbers of people working in s ... More >>
Despite calls from all across the globe for Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law to be repealed, Florida Sheriffs Association voted unanimously last week to support the law exactly as written.
Innasense was founded in 1990 by A Man Named Scratch, last seen in Belize after saying, "Screw the tour! Let's stay here forever." (He did, however, help the band win its coveted 1991 Best Reggae Band award from Miami New Times.) Today, the group still soldiers on with core members Jimi Dred and V ... More >>
You're first in the nation, Miami! Sadly we are not talking about the Miami Heat, we are talking foreclosures. Florida, during the first quarter, has been America's foreclosure capital, while Miami leads all cities in Florida with a terrifying one in every 79 residences being involved in some sort o ... More >>
Congratulations, we're 119th!Gallup has once again released its annual Well-Being Index, and of the country's 189 metropolitan statistical areas, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano area came in 119th. Which still isn't that great, but it's a stark improvement from our 146th ranking in 2011.
The second annual South Florida Beer Week returns January 19-26, officially casting away any doubt that Miami has a thriving craft beer scene. The brew-filled week features events scattered throughout south Florida, from Miami all the way north to Jupiter, where Beer Week's two main festivals will ... More >>
Most sportscasters treat off-field tragedies the way Dolphins punter Brandon Fields treated the football on Sunday: like a live hand grenade. But rather than dance around the NFL's latest gruesome death -- Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher murdering his girlfriend then killing himself this weekend ... More >>
Michael Dunn, the man who shot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis at a Jacksonville gas station over loud music, now tells police that he acted in self defense and shot the teen because he felt threatened. Some legal experts theorize that Dunn and his attorney will likely try and present a defense ... More >>
Strip clubs across the country (if not the world) owe the city of Miami a lap dance. Had it not been for our late '80s and early '90s bass, pole dancers may have never shown us that "Tootsee Roll" or how to buss the "Kitty Kitty." During booty music's most fertile era, a few Miami bassers from J ... More >>
Between July 1 of last year and July 31 of this year, only 11,365 new voters have registered as Democrats in Florida. In that same time, 128,039 new Republicans have registered to vote in the state. While Democrats still have more registered voters in the state, the trend marks a historic change in ... More >>
Take another toke, have a blow for your nose, and don't forget to pack your sunscreen ... That smell's a good reminder that Lynyrd Skynyrd's Simple Man Cruise is less than 100 days away. That's right, Skynheads ... Cabins aboard the Norwegian Pearl are going quicker than fuel consumption on a char ... More >>
Despite its reputation as America's premier retirement destination, a new study shows that South Florida actually isn't the smartest place for the elderly to retire. The Milken Institute's "Best Cities for Successful Aging" rankings put the South Florida tri-county area at 37th out of America's 100 ... More >>
Whole Foods Market recently hosted a competition for butchers. Why? Many of us remember living in other parts of the country, and the world, where there was a butcher shop on every street corner. (Vegans: Reader discretion is strongly advised from here on in.)Rich, tender pieces of meat hung on stai ... More >>
English rock band The Duke Spirit is due to open for Jane's Addiction at the Fillmore Miami Beach this Friday. But right now, singer Leila Moss and her crew are lost somewhere outside of Daytona Beach with an angry gas station attendant on their tail. "We have no idea where we are," singer Moss tol ... More >>
This shouldn't be much of a surprise since our climate makes us a mosquito heaven, but Miami has been named America's fifth buggiest city. That's according to a survey compiled by OFF! insect repellent, who of course have a bit of a stake in deciding such things.
Miamians don't keep the peace. Miami-Dade is the fourth most violent area in the Institute for Economics & Peace's Peace Index. Meanwhile, Florida is the fourth most violent state, with two other metro areas in the bottom ten for peace.
Running a meth lab out of a mobile camper honestly isn't the worst idea in the world. Actually, if AMC's Breaking Bad is half as knowledgeable as it seems, hauling a camper into the the wilderness to cook up crystal is the safest way to evade Johnny Law. The plan goes right off the rails, though, ... More >>
Lately, we have been reminded that dance is a fragile art form, as fleeting as life itself. Merce Cunningham's company disbanded at the end of 2011, a year and half after his death. And Pina, Wim Wenders' Oscar-nominated documentary about famed German choreographer Pina Bausch, is a memorial to t ... More >>
As the suspect was not Rose McGowan in Planet Terror, he didn't pose much of a threat. What do you call a drug dealer with one leg trying to escape from police? Caught.No, this isn't open mic night at the Chuckle Hut, this is quite naturally real Florida news.
Photo by Bleeding PalmJust wait till you hear the racket Rat Bastard has planned for this year's I.N.C. Some people really get their panties in a twist over noise music. Every year, producer-musician Rat Bastard throws his globally acclaimed International Noise Conference at Churchill's Pub. And ... More >>
Direct from the Holy Land via SoFla.Christmas. To some, it represents the birth of Jesus Christ, the immaculately conceived love child of a Galilean woman named Mary and a theistic being referred to as God. But for 18 Jewish gals aged 17 to 26 from the South Florida metropolitan area, December ... More >>
Calling Florida the "Sunshine State" might seem like a cruel joke after having almost all its major cities ranked by Men's Health magazine as some of the saddest cities in America.It's one thing to have a city as part of this dreaded list, but to include Miami, Tampa, St. Pete and Jacksonville .. ... More >>
As reported a few minutes ago by Crossfade's sister blog County Grind, bespectacled intellectual Elvis Costello has just delayed his current worldwide trek, cheekily named The Spectacular Songbook Tour, and postponed six shows including his September 18 stop at Hard Rock Live. In a postponement ... More >>
Photo by Gregorie AlexandreJump for joy, Yelle is returning to Miami in December.When French electro-pop outfit Yelle last visited Miami in 2008, it gave the city a one-two punch, performing at the Polish American Club and then returning barely two months later to peform at Art Basel Miami Beach' ... More >>
Hardcore partiers and upscale drinkers- did you notice your favorite mixologists missing in action this past week? Were they kidnapped by aliens or even worse, migrate to other cities? No and no. Dont worry, we've got your answer!Miami's top mixologists hit up took over the city of New Orleans fo ... More >>
Ahol's awesome tattoo portrait of GG Allin.I love and miss GG Allin. He died exactly 18 years ago today at age 36. This one is for you GG! There has never been a self-appointed Rock 'n' Roll Messiah like him, and there never will be. But I digress ... Last night, after spending about ten minute ... More >>
The Ohio State Buckeyes are still reeling from a memorabilia-for-tattoos scandal that caused coach Jim Tressel to resign and star quarterback Terrelle Pryor to leave for the pros. Though, there's plenty of people out there who don't think the idea of players selling or trading memorabilia is all ... More >>
Junip and Helado Negro Bardot June 15, 2011 Better Than: A Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger. Roberto Carlos Lange, a South Florida native, is Helado Negro. His parents were in the audience last night. And while groups of chatting women stood directly front of him, loudly talking about what we can ... More >>
Horace Dempsey has been captured in relation to the possible attempted murder of his grandmother. A horrific story of an 18-year-old man severely beating his grandmother with a hammer in Texas has ended in Miami as police captured the man after he fled.Friends and family of Orange County, Texas r ... More >>
ViaPutting on a little bit weight during the winter months is only to be expected in cities that find themselves covered in snow and lacking in sun, but a new analysis from The Daily Beast says that Miami is fifth in cities that have gained the most weight since Thanksgiving.Whoa! What's the deal ... More >>
It's that time of year when college students across the country take a break from their busy schedules of binge-drinking in hoodies and sweatpants in dorms and frat houses to change it up and binge-drink in bikinis on beaches. Yes, it's spring break. As always, South Florida attracts its fair sha ... More >>
We're not quite allergic to The Daily Beast's trademark city ranking listicle yet, but their latest has us feeling a little sick. According to their statistics, Miami is America's sixth sickest city. No, that's not "sick" as in "perverted" or "sick" as in bro-talk for "awesome," though we have a ... More >>
image via portorikan on flickr.Food poisoning.Blech! We used to think food recalls were a rare phenomenon. Turns out American factory culture may not have changed enough since Upton Sinclair wrote "The Jungle," to stop bacterium-infected food products from hitting store shelves.The last year has ... More >>
Bobbie Bean, the would-be U.S. senator from Florida, glares at the camera and hefts a huge wooden mallet. "You vote for me," he says, "and I got a way to, uh, loosen up the Congress." Sound like your kind of politician? You're in luck, because Bean is not only listed on the absentee ballots that ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenClick here to view photos from Black Kids at the Vagabond.Black Kids With Pop Glow The Vagabond, Miami Friday, July 2, 2010 Better than: Dancing in your underwear a 'la Tom Cruise in Risky Business -- hey, we know you've all done it. The Review: The first room at the Vagabo ... More >>
CC by 2.0, via DanCox_ on FlickrGym Class Heroes frontman Travie/Travis McCoy has insisted he hasn't gone solo forever (see, he's "Travie" when he's by himself, but back to regular old "Travis" with the band). Still, his solo work, which he's currently promoting through a tour with Cobra Starship ... More >>
Smiley had a lot of fans in the Bear community (no, not Chicago fans)Local fans of Miami Dolphins guard Justin Smiley are about to be (pun warning) frown-y. He's headed up I95 to the Jacksonville Jaguars. As for what the Dolphins are getting in return, no one seems to know yet. Do the Jags have a ... More >>
Consider it March Madness for gastronomic geeks: This Monday, March 22 the esteemed semifinalist nominees for the James Beard Awards 2010 will be whittled down to the even more esteemed finalists. In the combined spirit of great cooking and great bookies, we are offering the betting odds for who wil ... More >>
Rep. Charles Van ZantThe Florida for Life Act might as well be titled the Florida for Life Imprisonment of Doctors Providing Abortions Act, because that's essentially what it would do.The proposed bill, filed by Rep. Charles Van Zant and cosponsored by four other male Republicans, would outlaw mo ... More >>
Miami Tattoo Expo features sounds besides buzzing needles.