Jesse Hyde

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    New Times Cleans Up in Green Eyeshades

    ​Miami New Times cleaned up in the nondaily division of the 60th Annual Green Eyeshade Awards, which determine the best work in 11 Southeastern States. Former staff writer Natalie O'Neill took a first place in investigative reporting for "Piece of Mind," a probe of suicides and other problems at t ... More >>

  • News

    March 5, 2009

    Letters from the Issue of March 5, 2009

    "Let him foolishly make money off of these animals, and we'll mop up the mess when something tragic finally happens."

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Your So-Called National Champions Will Be Crowned Tonight

    The story for tonight's BCS National Championship game at Dolphin Stadium is twofold: that tickets aren't as hard to come by as in previous years (if you consider $600 tickets to a championship football game a bargain) and that something like 83 percent of gamblers are putting their money on Florida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Is Glades Restoration Project In Trouble?

    Starting today, the mayor, the governor and dozens of environmental activists are getting together at the Hilton to discuss the future of the Everglades, which is timely, since the state's proposal to buy $1.34 billion of farmland from U.S. Sugar is now facing a legal challenge from rival Florida Cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Repo Riviera

    Think things are bad? It's about to get a whole lot worse. So said 60 Minutes last night during a piece about the mortgage meltdown and pending Grapes of Wrath-style doom that faces us all.Long story short: A second mortgage disaster is on the horizon, and no place will be hit harder than Miami-Dade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Football Fans Too Poor to Get to Miami

    You know times are tough when crazed college football fans in places like cold-ass Blacksburg, Virginia; and Cincinnati, Ohio, can't scrounge up enough change to get to sunny Miami for a January 1 bowl game. But alas, that is the cold, hard truth of these tough economic times.More depressing recess ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    The End of the Revolution?

    This weekend, the New York Times Magazine has a big cover piece on the generational shift underway in Cuba, as much of the population that knew and loved Fidel are aging out and giving way to a new generation who have no association with the near-catatonic octagarian's iconic early days. Here's a de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    The Two Faces of Poverty

    Believe it or not, there's still a place in Florida (number one in job loss!)  where bored housewives bitch about the fact that this holiday season they'll have to sacrifice new designer jeans so little McKenna can get her plastic kitchen and Elmo doll. That's in a place called Safety Harbor, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    MLS in the Magic City?

    Thierry Henry It has never made much sense that Miami doesn’t have a team in Major League Soccer, what with its large Central and South American population and all, so it’s little surprise that the Magic City is a leading candidate for an expansion franchise beginning in 2010. We’ll know in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2008

    Murder, Myspace, Babysitters, Betrayal: The Best True Crime Stories of 2007

    They are the modern versions of monster stories. True Crime writers seek out such tales every day, finding them in two sentence-long police blotter blurbs, law enforcement sources lamenting the one that got away, or victims looking for justice. They pile on hours of research and interviews, buildin ... More >>