Three Miami-Dade high schools cracked the top 100 in edition of Newsweek's annual high school ranking list, and they're all charter schools. Newsweek actually split its rankings into two separate lists this year: A general top high schools list, and a list for the 100 best schools for low-income s ... More >>
As the Marlins gear up for what many predict will be their worst-performing, least-attended season ever -- just one year after opening a taxpayer-funded ballpark -- the wolves are howling outside owner Jeffrey Loria's door. The latest barrage of bad press comes in Sports Illustrated, where former Mi ... More >>
Marco Rubio continues to be everywhere this week, including peering out at you from the news stand on the cover of Time magazine. The last remaining major news weekly splashed "The Republican Savior" in big, bold yellow letters across the Florida Senator, but Rubio has taking issue with the characte ... More >>
We just usually read Parade magazine for Howard Huge cartoons and "Ask Marilyn," but the magazine actually keeps a somewhat frequently updated list of the world's worst dictators. For the first time this year, Raúl Castro and Hugo Chávez made the top ten list.
Between 2009 and 2010 the American economy was slowly recovering from crises, but that didn't quell America's obsession with booty meat. Newsweek reports that in that time Americans were spending a lot on plastic surgery procedures, including 24.4 percent more on butt lifts even as we were cuttin ... More >>
PLN Associate Editor Alex FriedmannA national legal magazine for prisoners has filed suit against the Florida Department of Corrections, claiming it's been censored from distributing in Florida prisons due to a vendetta by the state agency. According to a complaint filed today, the DOC has reje ... More >>
Less than a week after the departure of CEO Jerry Power and a day after mass layoffs were announced, the crumbling Plum TV luxury media empire now faces another loss. President Robert Gregory is leaving to take the same position at Newsweek Daily Beast Co. Of course, considering the state he left ... More >>
944, the magazine for people who find Ocean Drive too challenging of a read, is closing. The chain of glossies with a Miami Beach edition published its last set of issues with the June edition, and then will be no more. The company filed for bankruptcy protection last year, and though it found a ... More >>
The former Editor-in-Chief Dmitry Rashnitsov and News Editor Jeremy Jones of the Florida Agenda, one of South Florida's few bastions of serious journalism targeted at the gay community, have abruptly quit after they believed publishers tried to censor them. Rashnitsov had relinquished his role as ... More >>
Boca Raton-based JES Publishing Corporation, publisher of Boca Raton magazine, has pulled the plug on Florida Table, also its publication. The magazine's latest summer issue -- which featured South Florida's James Beard award nominees on the cover -- was its last. Editor Marie Speed bid farewell ... More >>
See what you've been missing? Hmm...Miami Living, one of these locally-focused luxury style mags that somehow manages to survive, has accidentally published a penis! Well, the shadow of something that sure looks like a penis.Fox News, of all places, first caught the snafu. The mag's latest issue, ... More >>
Breaking news from the best twitter in the land, Playboy's: the University of Miami is no longer the no. 1 party school in the country. It is with a heavy heart that we report that the University of Texas at Austin is the new champion, thanks to its "big-time sports, gorgeous babes, [and] great ... More >>
SoBeFit magazine laid off its entire staff today, and the next issue to hit the stands will be the last according to our sources. The locally focused fitness magazine released its first issue in December of 2008, and published six times a year.Little-known journalist and fitness expert Marta Mont ... More >>
The Miami Dolphins have signed a one-year deal with controversial guard Richie Incognito, who was released late last year by the Rams. The deal is worth a little more than $1 million to the player with a suspiciously comic book villain-esque name.The Nebraska grad comes with a bit of baggage and ... More >>
Jim DrainBeginning December 1, Jim Drain of Bas Fisher Invitational, British artist Graham Hudson, and I are co-curating a project inside Design Miami (where my wife works) called The Brief Happy Life of Workshop Workshop. Here's the press release, which I wrote, so I guess it's a press release i ... More >>
Shock is sweeping the food world this morning along with the news that the November issue of Gourmet Magazine will be its last. It has been rumored for some time that Condé Nast was suffering a decline in ad pages and would be shutting down one of its food titles -- but most assumed Bon Appétit, n ... More >>
Yesterday we posted a blog about University of Miami administrators not allowing Back/Slash magazine on campus. Now, staffers from another paper say there's more to the story. Chelsea Matiash, a photo editor for school paper The Hurricane, contends distributors of the college lifestyle magazine didn ... More >>
Former Kendall resident OJ Simpson and former Miami Beach resident Hulk Hogan probably could have been friends during the time in Miami-Dade, because Hogan seems to think they both have a lot in common. In a recent interview with once-relevant music magazine Rolling Stone, the wrestler let it be k ... More >>
The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue has hit the newsstands, I repeat, the The Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue has hit the newsstands. Inside you'll find a former Broward area high school valedictorian, and University of Miami law student Vanessa Rousso. She dropped out of UM, and became a&n ... More >>
In the Nineties, Erick Lyle, then known as Iggy Scam, lived an enviable, punk-ethics-fueled life around South Florida that is near impossible to imagine today. He booked shows at a warehouse venue, the Junkyard, at the bottom of South Beach, and at one point squatted an entire floor of the crumbling ... More >>
Photo via Wikimedia Commons Forbes, the business magazine that specializes in creating useless lists and manages to somehow still remain relevant, has bestowed Miami the honor dishonor of being the worst city to be a sports fan. Riptide couldn't agree more, but for drastically different reasons. F ... More >>
You might need to wear shades to this Popular Science mall tour.
Here's one of the few other videos about South Florida music that I could find on YouTube. And this one is truly sort of amazing -- it's a tiny clip from what the poster says was South Florida's only ever cable access show devoted to metal and hardcore. Of course it was! According to the info post ... More >>
A couple hundred people gathered in Doral at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday to buy the Halo 3 video game (the same one that Wired magazine recently called "a cultural touchstone.") For your viewing pleasure, here's a GamingBits video shot at the Circuit City early this morning that captures the madness:
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