For decades, conventional wisdom has held that the United States and Cuba were never closer to all-out war than during the 13 days in October 1962 that we now call the Cuban Missile Crisis. But new records show that more than a decade after that crisis, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger drew up det ... More >>
It's amazing how much the 305's had its hands in the perpetuation of established underground genres. Sure, Miami hasn't invented any of them, but her additions to the sound are as unique and weird as they come. Now we look at the greatest hardcore punk acts that have called Miami home. Remember tha ... 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. This week, Luke wants the feds to investigate the latest election fraud scandal in Miami-Dade.President Barack Obama needs to send the Justice De ... More >>
The whole process of elections (from PTA to POTUS) is savage, cut-throat, and -- when we're lucky -- incredibly stupid. They will shake the hands of thousands of strangers. They will gorge themselves on local cuisine. They will kiss the stinkiest baby. If votes depended on it, a politician would ... More >>
Last year, while delivering the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference Florida Senator Marco Rubio talked about grand ideas. This year he was in total Mean Girls mode while speaking at the Conference this morning, and made digs at his veteran colleagues in the Senate, lib ... More >>
Seems Lil Wayne laid off the sizzurp for a brief second to respond to Luther Campbell's ultimatum that President Carter needs to start investing more time helping Miami's less fortunate souls or else. Last night, Young Weezy, via his handle @LilTunechi, tweeted, "This Nigga Luke trippin!!! I ... More >>
In a weird way, Lil Wayne is the ideal of Republican manhood. He's a self-made businessman worth millions. He loves capitalistic excess. He hates taxes so much sometimes he forget to pay them. He clearly believes in the right to bear arms. Yet President Carter has little love for th ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. In this special edition, Luke praises George W. Bush, President Barack Obama, and the U.S. soldiers who took out Osama Bin Laden.I wish e ... More >>
Weezy F. Baby needs E.F. HuttonAs the tax season draws to a close this week, some of our more recognizable citizens are probably wondering if Uncle Sam will catch them cheating on their taxes again. Take Lil Wayne, who was just popped by the Internal Revenue Service for not paying his fair share ... More >>
It seemed Lil Wayne's big legal problems were over when he got out of the clink late last year, but the federal government still has beef with President Carter. The rapper owes about $5.6 million to the Internal Revenue Service, and a lien in that amount was filed against his Miami mansion in Mia ... More >>
via The Buzz These boots were made for gawking. This isn't Texas, and no one really expects our governor to tramp around in cowboy boots. Maybe wearing the "official" Florida shoe, the flip-flop, would be appropriate, but cowboy boots? Well, it turns out Rick Scott has a thing for boots th ... More >>
Bad enough The Miami Herald poaches New Times stories without giving us credit, but now they want to co-opt our mayoral candidate. Yesterday, the city's only major daily newspaper published a column by local African American blogger Joy-Ann Reid essentially endorsing Luther Campbell for county ma ... More >>
via Huffingtonpost.comDo not be confused if this woman accosts your car in Doral today.If your daily commute takes you through Doral -- and may god have mercy upon your soul for that -- you may notice some usual sights around the exclusive Doral Golf and Spa Resort this morning: grown men dressed ... More >>
brownpau via flickr Exit polling says cake wins.Famous French gastronomer Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin once said, "Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you what you are." On today, primary day, we offer this message: You can often tell the true measure of a politician more by what ... More >>
At least musically, the Obama administration is softening diplomatic relations with Cuba. On Wednesday famed singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez was granted a travel visa, and this Saturday folk singer Carlos Varela will be performing in Miami. Earlier this year, salsa band Los Van Van and legend ... More >>
Yesterday, from his Miami techno-hermit compound, Matt Drudge decided to run with "White Student Beaten on School Bus; Crowd Cheers," as the top story on his website in all its race-baiting glory. The story about two high school students who happened to be black beating up another student who h ... More >>
That's what political writer Mickey Kaus is wondering over at his blog on Slate.com, pointing out that every time the U.S. seems to be getting too cozy with Cuba, Castro pulls some shit just to let everybody know he's either a badass or batshit crazy. This actually isn't Kaus's theory; as he points ... More >>
As easy as he is to mock with decades-old jokes, we've got to hand it to Bill Clinton -- the dude can warm a room like Wayne Newton on crystal meth. Not that last night's Fontainebleau crowd was a hostile audience. About 300 of Miami's glitterati -- among them sunglass mogul and philanthropist Sa ... More >>
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A documentary reveals the man behind Fear and Loathing.
The Blind Boys of Alabama dont need sight to sing their sweet soul.
Nonfiction continues its ascent onscreen.
Mass transit trouble and coked-up greyhounds
Cable host fires up fundraiser
When it comes to hockey movies, Miracle is as big a winner as its heroes
From Cuba and public debates to advertising and private parts
The Cuba embargo takes it on the chin
Grass leaves the viewer hungry for more.
April 22-28, 1999
November 12 - 18, 1998
Bernardo Benes helped free hundreds of Cuban political prisoners twenty years ago. Hardliners in Miami hate him for it.
Battling cancer, veteran pol Dante Fascell talks of war, Cuba, and a lifetime of putting Miami on the map
The Rev. Clennon King is unique. Period.