While other states are legalizing medicinal marijuana and decriminalizing possession of small amounts of pot, Florida is going in the exact opposite direction. A bill that would ban the sale of pipes and bongs that could be used to smoke marijuana passed the state House yesterday with a lopsided 112 ... More >>
Congratulations, we're 119th!Gallup has once again released its annual Well-Being Index, and of the country's 189 metropolitan statistical areas, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano area came in 119th. Which still isn't that great, but it's a stark improvement from our 146th ranking in 2011.
Though final toxicology results on Rudy Eugene's blood turned up only traces of marijuana, experts say there's no way pot could have caused him to eat a man's face. Instead, some suggest he might have been under the influence of a bath-salts-like substance that laboratories are not yet equipped to d ... More >>
How big of a mess is the Manning mania rumor mill? Well, depending on who you ask, the Miami Dolphins are either still very much in the running to land Peyton Manning's services or completely out. Let's run down the rumors. Updated!
Yesterday George LeMieux made a mildly amusing (by GOP standards anyway) sort-of-zinger comparing his Republican Senate Primary opponent Connie Mack to Charlie Sheen. Well, now Mack's campaign manager Jeff Cohen has responded with this smarmy, hyperbolic, over-the-top letter addressed to LeMieux. Co ... More >>
Ricky Williams, the enigmatic running back who spent the majority of his 11-year NFL career with the Miami Dolphins, is officially retiring from football. No, really, for real this time. After ditching the Dolphins last year, Williams signed a two-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens but has d ... More >>
via Firehouse2District 17's Liberty CityGallup-Healthway's annual "Well Being Index" takes a wide-ranging reading of physical, emotional, and mental health of political districts on the state, metropolitan and congressional levels. The just-published statistics for 2010 don't give such a healthy ... More >>
Gallup released its annual findings on metro areas' well-being last week, and the Miami-area didn't place all that high or low. Though, perhaps the biggest difference from last year's findings when it comes to Miamians is that we're getting a little more chubby. Gallup claims 23 percent of Miamia ... More >>
courtesy Rev. Bob LarsonBeen feeling a bit odd lately? Did your last date with a Oujia Board end with your roommate babbling in ancient Assyrian and levitating off the ground? Had any head-spinning vomiting moments this month?Don't worry: Rev. Bob Larson is here to help. America's top exorcist-fo ... More >>
Web MDVacations have come to an end. The kids are back to school. The lazy, hazy days of summer are over. You're ready for mother's little helper. But don't succumb to temptation. Nor should you gobble down nutrition-less bowls of rubbery mac and cheese or your fave guilty pleasure from the drive ... More >>
Inside the Krome Detention Center, mentally disabled inmates often go to court with no lawyers.When Allison Kent met her new client at the Krome Detention Center -- a Haitian man she now calls Mike C. -- he had already been found incompetent in a criminal trial, and for good reason: Mike C. had a ... More >>
On the cover of his 86'd EP, conscious South Florida's rapper Protoman sends a mixed message with several examples of vice giving us bedroom eyes from that big, red no-no circle. Come sit over here, Crown Royal.With Los Angeles producer Sebino providing the beat firepower, the EP digs into every ... More >>
"Scientists in Florida say overeaters are addicted to junk food in the same way drug addicts are addicted to cocaine and heroin." [AllHeadlineNews]"Project Downtown, an organization that started about two years ago in Miami and now has branches other U.S. cities," continues feeding the homeless. [VO ... More >>
Back on March 16, Riptide broke the news that South Beach-based author Gerald Posner's latest book, Miami Babylon, had stolen eight passages from Frank Owen's 2003 work Clubland. photo by Bill Cooke New Times and a doctoral student have found more than a dozen new instances of plagi ... More >>
Florida Congressman Alan Grayson continues to be a hot liberal mess and not apologize for it.The Orlando-area Democrat, who came to national attention for suggesting that Republicans want everyone to "die quickly," recently sent this Photoshop job to supporters while asking for money, natch. ... More >>
Regarding the woman who set herself on fire yesterday at the Mall of the Americas, this isn't exactly surprising: The woman's husband said she had been to Jackson Memorial Hospital three times recently for psychiatric help and has a history of mental problems, according to Miami Herald news ... More >>
Finnegan's River, located on the Miami River, is promoting its' new Detox Sundays deal. This means that from 11am to 7pm you can get five Presidente beers for $15, or $25 pitchers of margaritas or mojitos. We don't take issue with the offer, which sounds reasonable enough -- but "detox" denotes the ... More >>
It wasn't a very happy story. Last week, New Times brought you a tale about the psychiatric unit at Jackson Memorial. There were in-hospital hangings, sexual assault, patient escapes, and a lot more. Thing is, when you're a reporter, you can't get into a place like that. (Although we certainl ... More >>
The Westchester Parishioner busted for a tax fraud scheme struggled with drug abuse, his lawyer Luis Fernandez tells Riptide. Pablo Gehr, 32, of St. Brendan's Catholic Church, conned over $200,000 from low-income and elderly individuals and members of his church. A judge sentenced him to three years ... More >>
Behold future possibilities at the Frost Art Museum.
Videogames linked to obsessive, Tony Shalhoub-type behavior.
For those left behind after the brutal murder of fourteen-year-old Jaime Gough, the emotional lockdown lingers
Daniela Edburg's photographs skewer skinny
They perform cabaret and get even
"Weekends at a Time" (Asthmatic Kitty)
Other People's Lives (V2)
"Documentary" (Drag City)
Golden Beach's problem cop struggles to make a career
From the issue of October 26, 2000
With the FBI in pursuit, black activist Nehanda Abiodun a decade ago fled to Cuba, where she still dreams of fomenting a socialist revolution in the United States
Jerry Sullivan's descent into gambling, alcoholism, and crime began and ended with the FBI.
South Beach nightlife sophisticates know they can handle it. A little puff now and then won't kill you. No big deal.
The Pottinger case returned to Judge Atkins's courtroom, and both sides came out firing
It alters perceptions and skews the ability to tell right from wrong. Ultimately, it results in a dysfunctional society. But it's not a drug. It's the War on Drugs.