Luke Taleno's eyes, streaked with sapphire and magenta, were something out of a nightmare. The 14-year-old looked possessed, felt worse, and couldn't escape the barrage of chemotherapy. He was dying, and he knew it. On May 29, 2011, Taleno was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a fast-dev ... More >>
They may "hail from the Netherlands." But like lots of other famous Dutch DJs, Bingo Players' Paul Baümer and Maarten Hoogstraten have made a second home of South Beach and Miami. Over the last year alone, they've headlined multiple times at megaclubs like LIV and Story, while also securing a cove ... More >>
Yo, for real ... WTF?! Our stupefied disbelief refers to the latest announcement from Speedfreek, Miami's leading connoisseur of metal, hardcore, and every combination of every permutation of both genres and their extended, interwoven family trees. Just yesterday, we were crapping our Amebix butt- ... More >>
Florida -- and Broward County in particular -- used to be America's illicit pain pill capital until Florida politicians actually got around to drafting laws that effectively stamped out the problem. That hasn't stopped the pill heads of the South from getting their fix, though. The problem has now j ... More >>
The saga of Tip Drill, the King of Diamonds uber-stripper injured in a nasty stage fall, has taken a bittersweet turn. As she's chronicled on her Twitter feed, surgery to repair facial injuries went well. But when she's finally recovered, she says, she's walking away from the pole for good.
The Susan G. Komen Foundation's decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood has set off a firestorm of debate across the country. Some Komen chapters have rebelled and several top Komen executives have already resigned in protest. So it's no surprise that in Miami -- where we don't even have ... More >>
In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees.
Here is my final update on Rena Greenberg's Gastric Bypass Hypnosis Surgery program.It has been about forty days since I first underwent the "surgery." For those of you who haven't read my previous columns on the subject, I'll give you a brief summary.Rena Greenberg, a certified hypnotherapi ... More >>
As I mentioned before, I was going to try Rena Greenberg's Gastric Bypass Hypnosis Surgery program, a non-invasive tool to help me lose weight.The program consists of several CDs, one of which is the actual "surgery." Greenberg's voice guides you through the experience of having gastric bypass su ... More >>
US News & World Report recently noted that gastric bypass surgery not only cuts your appetite but also might reduce your desire for high-fat foods. Over the years, I've had friends who have suffered through gastric bypass or lap band procedures. They've all shed weight as if they had made a ... More >>
Hugo Chavez certainly isn't helping the notion that he's not some sort of brutal dictator. We mean, how many non-dictators declare they hope to continue ruling their country for at least 20 more years? A cancer-stricken Chavez celebrated his 57th birthday yesterday and told the crowd he hoped to ... More >>
The Jackson Health System has enough money problems at the moment. The last thing it needs is its own surgeons stealing medical equipment from the financially strapped public hospital system. Yet, Nir Hus, a surgeon and post graduate fellow at Jackson Memorial, has been arrested on charges of rep ... More >>
Elton John in an ad for a MAC lipstick that benefits AIDS charities. Singer Elton John is just the latest in a long line of critics who have a bone to pick with Florida governor Rick Scott. Through his Elton John AIDS Foundation, the singer wrote a letter to Scott urging the governor not to make ... More >>
As the HIV/AIDS epidemic enters its fourth decade, powerful antiretroviral drugs give patients hope at living long and relatively normal lives, but those drugs come with a hefty price tag and many patients rely on government assistance programs to obtain them. Florida's AIDS Drugs Assistance Prog ... More >>
The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature is moving forward this session with a number of restrictive anti-abortion bills, the newest of which would require doctors to discuss research on the possibility of fetal pain caused by the termination of pregnancy. Though, there's little conclusive evid ... More >>
This week, Churchill's Pub hosts a pair of Drugged Conscience-sponsored concerts seething with heterogenous brutality. While the label and booking agency fits under the comfortably broad punk/hardcore banner, its showcases exemplify the manifoldness inherent in the operation's extreme music deali ... More >>
Roughly a week before Florida was set to exhaust all funding for its life-saving AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), non-profit pharmacy Welvista has agreed to help the cash-strapped state by providing poor Floridians with free anti-retroviral medications.As we wrote last week, the funding snafu ... More >>
via ButtsByMendieta.comThis city has done so much to advance the idea of altered, unnatural human beauty that it was about time Miami was honored with a namesake plastic surgery operation. Enter "the Miami Thong Lift." Pioneered by local plastic surgeon Constantino Mendieta, the new procedure was ... More >>
We get a lot of irate missives from readers complaining about everything- dirty politicians, bad drivers, the mixing of races, UFO abductions making them late for work- but Ms. Ruth Freeman's recent Howl against the sidewalks along a stretch of Lincoln Road stands out for it's quality. Note how she ... More >>
A Coral Gables man loses his penis and fights back in court.
You say tomato, I say "Show me the Money" From The Economist: "After one embarrassment on top of another".... [ed note: like being caught SPYING on Florida Student/Farmworker activists in Fort Lauderdale] "Burger King backed down last month and reached a ground-breaking agreement with the Coaliti ... More >>
Reports coming out of Los Angeles and Chicago are sadly stating that rapper Kanye West's mother, Dr. Donda West, died over the weekend "as a result of complications from a cosmetic surgical procedure." The family released a one sentence statement this morning, which read: "The family respectfully as ... More >>
For some gay guys, too much is never enough
Kids, dont try this at home
The past 24 months have been excruciating for Michelle Baker, a free-spirited 23-year-old from Flamingo. In 2004 Baker was diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer and began a round of debilitating chemotherapy cycles. Alone in South Florida and unable to make the drive from her home near Everglades N ... More >>
Pan American Hospital, an icon in Cuban Miami, is fighting for life as it battles its own employees
At Miami-Dade County's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the answer would be No
A little boy arrived from Saint Lucia to have a dangerous tumor removed. The tumor is gone, but so is his home and his ability to move.
Critics question Ernest DiGeronimo's credentials and advertising practices
The venerated Weekly World News burns Miami's press with a local model's plastic-surgery meltdown