This morning, Miami Beach commissioners will recognize Digna Abello as the first female firefighter to rise to the rank of division chief. Normally, her promotion would be a milestone for a force with a history of discrimination against women and minorities. Moments before Abello is honored, however ... More >>
Prosecutors have dismissed charges against North Miami Beach cop Ericson Harrell for recently wearing a Guy Fawkes' mask while protesting Obamacare along a busy road in Plantation. The bizarre arrest, cited under an obscure 1951 Florida law that defense attorneys told the Sun Sentinel was created ... More >>
It was a cold November afternoon in 2006. "The Greatest Motion Picture of All Time," Tenacious D's The Pick of Destiny, had just been released and moviegoers were pouring into multiplexes across the country. But only a handful of stoners showed up, and actually paid for, The D. The film was a com ... More >>
Who down with O.P.P.? Everybody. For over 20 years now, Naughty By Nature has been touring the world off the strength of that crossover hit on its first album. Now fully independent, with new album Anthem Inc in stores, and an upcoming show at LIV, we here at Crossfade caught up with Vin Rock to t ... More >>
Luther Campbell, 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 assesses the African-American frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination. Herman Cain's emergence as the GOP ... More >>
Lynn Dannheisser, the royally paid Surfside town attorney who has declared a bizarre war on bloggers -- comparing them to the KKK at a recent commission meeting -- is fast becoming Riptide's favorite public official. It's her unhinged quality that makes her so entertaining. Surfside is like her v ... More >>
In March, Riptide wrote about Surfside Town Attorney Lynn Dannheisser's successful recommendation of her boyfriend, Gerald Houlihan, for additional legal work for the town. Dannheisser has since compared New Times -- and two Surfside blogs -- to the KKK. We recently received a letter from H ... More >>
Photo by Cecile MaurelSteel Pulse founder David Hinds.In the run-up to massive reggae fest Bayside Rocks, Crossfade's already spoken with Frederick "Toots" Hibbert about the birth of reggae. We've also convened with Puerto Rican crew Cultura Profética. (Not to mention, we've spent the week revis ... More >>
Absent amongst all this hullabaloo over who might seek the senate seat in 2010 is any murmur, any indication, any rumor of who the Dems might put up for Governor. Yeah, there's this wild card chance that Charlie Crist might run for senate, and if that happens expect CFO Alex Sink to declare her cand ... More >>
What not to ask Tom Gabel of Against Me!
A local leader testifies before Congress ... with questionable backing
Commish Natacha Seijas is still around. For now anyway.
New Theatre pieces together Cooper's sprawling mess of a play
Glory Road relives the season college hoops smashed the color barrier
A revolutionary remembered
Tourism dilemma: Will it be hip or will it be hip-hop?
Divisions from within: Allies skirmish over free speech
Florida's Moving Image Archive pulls out some fine footage
This tiny village is one of the county's most diverse, and boy do they fight about it
Freedom of expression -- what a concept!
University of Miami administrators called for downfield interference
From the issue of August 2, 2000
From the issue of February 1, 2001
Little Havana Bike Tour
From the issue of October 19, 2000
Letters from the issue of June 8, 2000
In an era when race relations were ugly, the Sunlight Beauty Academy did its part to make black Miami a more lovely place
Just when a forlorn section of Liberty City is about to get the help it so desperately needs, along comes Miller Dawkins on his political bulldozer
Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz's assemblage of cutting-edge contemporary works boldly questions the traditional definition of Latin American art
Oh, sweet youth! The pain, the suffering, the heartbreak. The champagne, the nightclubs, the women.