Florida has a reputation as America's weirdest state, but there's hardly any national appreciation for the fact that Florida has several culturally distinct regions of weirdness to choose from. In fact, sometimes it seems weird that Florida is considered one state at all. It's high time someone dre ... More >>
McDonald's is testing a new addition to its Quarter Pounder line -- and South Florida is the fast food giant's guinea pig. See also: Burger King's French Fry Burger: Fast-Food Frita?
More than 25 years ago, Anita Bryant led her infamous campaign against Miami-Dade County's gay rights amendments. Now an amendment to that same ordinance granting basic rights to transgender individuals is in danger of being derailed even after it passed on its first reading with an 11-1 vote.
Aereo, the cloud-based streaming service that lets your watch and record local television stations from your computer, smart phone, tablets and even your television, is headed to Miami on September 2. This is great news for people looking to kick their cable company to the curb, and bad news for the ... More >>
Margie Pikarsky coordinates Redland Organics, a local organization of South Florida growers, It supplies sustainable vegetables, herbs, honey, and eggs to Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Broward counties, and is among the best communiity supported agriculture programs around. Few farmers in South Florida h ... More >>
Miami Brewing Company, the beer side to Schnebly Redland's Winery, purchased a canning line and their signature Big Rod Coconut Ale (5.4 ABV) cans will begin to appear in local stores by late August, said Schnebly's Director of Sales and Marketing Joe Reyes. The canning line should arrive sometime ... More >>
A life lesson for Miami's legion of borderline-insane bikers: If you're going to lead police on a high-speed chase, make sure your buddy isn't filming the whole thing on his helmet camera. Sure, it makes great YouTube fodder, but if police catch your friend, your own daring escape won't mean much.Th ... More >>
Also read "Pit Bull Ban Spurs Dog Fight"Even if dozens of party primaries don't get your blood pressure up, there's one compelling ballot item that should drive you to the polls today: For the first time since 1989, Miamians have a chance to strike down one of the nation's dumbest laws. Dade's pit b ... More >>
When Gov. Rick Scott's administration began a statewide purge of "non-citizen" voters, it didn't seem like a coincidence that the Miami Herald found the GOP-led effort disproportionately targeted Democrats, Hispanics and independents -- many of whom were in fact eligible to vote. It was also no grea ... More >>
If you'd told Larcenia Bullard 35-years ago - back when she was teaching school kids for a living -- that she'd one day use her lofty platform as a Florida state Senator to advocate for marijuana reform, she would have banished you to the principal's office. "I would not have possibly imagined th ... More >>
The new Hatuey is close in spirit to the original.The new Hatuey (pronounced ah-TWAY) Beer returned to bars, restaurants and liquor stores in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties this past summer. The original Hatuey was first produced in Santiago de Cuba around 1927. By 1959 it was Cuba's favorite cer ... More >>
Jacqui Colyer, the Miami regional director for the Department of Children and Families, has resigned just a little over two years since taking the job. Her department and handling of the job came under fire after the body of 10-year-old Nubia Barahona was found stuffed in a bag, covered in chemi ... More >>
The Federal Bureau of Economic Analysis has released its county-level estimates of per capita personal income (total personal income divided by population) for 2009, and apparently the people of Miami-Dade brought in $36,357 each on average. That's a much smaller figure than most of our neighbori ... More >>
NASAA satellite view of the oil spill taken by NASAOn news that some oil had begun leaking into the Loop Current, Governor Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency for Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Monroe counties. A state of emergency had already been decla ... More >>
The AP reports this morning that the pope has accepted the resignation of Miami Archbishop John Favalora, who has led the Catholic Church in Miami, Broward, and Monroe counties since 1994. Rev. Neil Doherty was accused of drugging and molesting dozens of boys in Miami.Favalora's move ... More >>
Well, here's something slightly counter-intuitive. Miami-Dade county is apparently the 11th healthiest out of Florida's 67 counties. What's more is that we ranked the healthiest in the state in "Health Behaviors," a category that takes into account smoking, binge drinking and risky sex.CountyHeal ... More >>
It's not exactly uncommon to hear someone floating around the political fantasy of South Florida becoming its own state. Not to say it'd ever actually happen, but c'mon, we all know the rest of Florida is holding us back. Well, a new political map that redraws the United States with the idea ... More >>
Bargain hunter Teresa Mears at her recession-friendly Twitter account.Social media that makes life easier is a thing of beauty. Miami on the Cheap (@miamicheap) is just such a thing, making it a snap to find the best deals this side of the swamp. Teresa Mears is the publisher, author, and editor ... More >>
Amendement 2 oppresses another minority.
Here're today's headlines... without headlines: Rudy Crew walks away with $300-400,000. That's about half of the $700k the rest of his contract was worth, but who's going to complain when they get any money for quitting a job they increasingly sucked at? [CBS 4] A judge in Monroe county has dec ... More >>
Chad "Pimp C" Butler with his mother, Wes "Mama" Monroe in Port Arthur, Texas, 2006 News reports trickling out of Los Angeles are revealing more about the unexpected death of 33-year-old rapper Pimp C. Some of the details are conflicting, which is to be expected in the immediate hours following a ... More >>
How can someone with such a background be getting taxpayer money?
Little Havana struggles to reinvent a once-growing arts scene
Are they going to fire us all?
The Notorious Bettie Page never quite pins down the pinup
Readers get their war on
Is the return of Leif Garrett a sure sign of the Apocalypse?
"Tomorrow's Cars Today"
As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad
Members of the Collier family want to explore for oil in the nature preserve they helped create
Way back in 1998 the citizens of Dade County rose up and declared themselves an independent republic. Then the hangover hit.
Homestead Air Force Base is a crucial natural habitat for a rare plant. But don't worry, they'll develop around it.
What better place than a golf course to hold an environmental conference?
The last of the FEMA trailer occupants are now rehoused. The question is: For how long?
Dirty dishes. Spoiled food. Cockroaches roaming the kitchen. At some local restaurants the proof is in the pudding -- literally.
When 350 trees fall in a protected North Key forest, they make a very loud noise
Theatre League of South Florida
They're parks, all right. The county says so. Never mind that most people can't actually use them.