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 >>
"'Sup, best boat party of your life?" That's just a supercasual invite from prominent party boy Diplo to go cruisin' aboard the Norwegian Pearl this November with Mad Decent family and friends. Sailing outta Miami for the Bahamas' Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, Mr. Dip and crew's ocean-faring, ass- ... More >>
At about 50 nautical miles from Miami, Bimini is our closest Bahamas neighbor. But, unless you have access to a boat or private plane, the tiny island that captivated both Martin Luther King Jr. and Ernest Hemingway, has been difficult to get to with scheduled air service in the hundreds of dollars ... More >>
On Friday afternoon, nearly 3,000 raver chicks, dude guys, scenesters, club kids and DJs assembled at a port in Fort Lauderdale and boarded the MSC Poesia, AKA Holy Ship!! (There are two exclamation points because this is the second edition of the EDM party cruise put on by L.A.'s Hard Events.) The ... More >>
We all know that chugging down can after can of Monster, Red Bull, or Rock Star ain't exactly healthy, yet some of us chug down multiple doses of energy drinks every day.An adult endangering his or her health is one thing, but how about a kid? Energy drinks have become a very popular drink among tee ... More >>
Most people we met on the S.S. Coachella had never been on a cruise. Like us, they were probably not so sure what to pack or how to dress for three days of awkwardly saying "Hi!" to their favorite bands on a floating building at sea. But like the festival, the fans also brought their crazy desert ... More >>
No one's really interested in reading about the actual performances taking place on this musical ship of contradictions, the S.S. Coachella, amirite? Instead, you want a spoonful of gossipy anecdotal sugar, straight from the decks of this funny ship. As you might have seen, Pulp was the largest na ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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 says African-Americans may find a new vacation spot unless attitudes change on Miami Beach.Note to African-American tourists ... More >>
For more than a year, Karina Eddé spent just about every waking minute dreaming up her perfect wedding. Dozens of friends and relatives would fly in from around the world, meet on a giant yacht festooned with handmade decorations on the Miami River, and then sail in the moonlight to celebrate.Fairy ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain, the chef, traveler, writer, snarkmeister, and media whore extraordinaire, is doing the full-on media blitz to get the word out that No Reservations premieres tonight, at 9 p.m. on Travel Channel. Last week he was on Jon Stewart's Daily Show, where Stewart said he gets diarrhea just ... More >>
Go to sea with Thee Oh Sees.Even before buying tix for Bruise Cruise 2012's two-day kickoff bash at The Stage Miami, booking a tricked-out cabin adjacent to the 24-hour self-serve ice cream bar, or stuffing an inflatable tote bag with emergency hipster-at-sea supplies, each and every Bruiser's g ... More >>
Via facebook.com/groovecruiseQuick, hit the fucking techno siren! Alert, alert, alert ... If all you beat freaks were planning to "GET WHET" aboard the Groove Cruise next January, there's no time to waste 'cause Crossfade has just received word that the world's largest floating dance music festi ... More >>
Photo by C. StilesGarrett WittelsGarrett Wittels, the Florida International University baseball star who made national headlines last year with a DiMaggio-esque hitting streak, is about to be all over the interwebs for much less savory reasons. Wittels and two friends have been charged in the rap ... More >>
There's been a lot of talk about what's going to happen now that Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival are taking place on two different weekends in March. When will all the good DJs be here? When will all of the amazing after parties happen? Well, you don't need to stress anymore, bec ... More >>
Colton Harris-Moore stole five airplanes, hot-wired boats and cars, flew a plane from Indiana to the Bahamas with no formal training, won almost 30,000 friends on Facebook, and had his life's movie rights optioned before he turned 20. The Barefoot Bandit, in short, is much cooler than you.Bu ... More >>
unattributedFact checked with bougerolle.net10. Pee Cola from Ghana - At first we thought it was just an internet joke, but we found two seemingly legitimate sources that back it up.So.... Drink Pee Cola.
The year's finest tracks, both mixed and unmixed.
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>
Refugees fled slavery, slaughter, and starvation, and got rejected.
Diaspora Vibe puts a new Bahamian art collective to work
Once a lifeline and a symbol, Chalk's delivered death
The day Anna Nicole Smith's corpse was wheeled from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, tribe members were setting up for their annual powwow.
Who is thedirtmiami.com? Plus: Timoney drinks.
Just make sure its waterproof
Just make sure its waterproof
Donna Weaver learns the name of her husband's killer -- or maybe not
For more than two decades Donna Weaver has been trying to solve the mystery of her husband's disappearance, but the U.S. government insists it's a secret
The days of Sinatra and Sammy may be long gone, but Miami's piano men refuse to stop the music
Invoking Osama bin Laden and remembering George Zirwas
Who says Liberty City can't be a live-music mecca?
Maybe it takes an ego as big as the ocean to think you can swim underwater from Havana to Miami. Especially if you're 75 years old.
A whole lot of competition, noise, and crepe paper
The Bahamas. A feast of sun, fun, and upscale resorts, right? Try adding murder to the mix, toss in a dubious justice system, and spread over a teeming underclass.
Miami city worker Caridad Rios swears she's never practiced Santera. Try telling that to the many politicians who befriend her -- or fear her.
The Cuban embargo is supposed to be getting tougher on travelers, but it's just getting weirder
Two parts pragmatism and one part nostalgia keep Miami's last propeller-driven cargo planes skimming the skies
After years of playing Papa to Hemingway, the island of Bimini, and his own troubled brood, Capt. Harcourt Neville Brown is laid to rest
Miami kayaker Miguel Hernandez was having the time of his life on a solo voyage to Cuba -- until a multinational team of drug cops crashed the party
A bumbling justice system has allowed self-proclaimed AIDS miracle worker Basil Wainwright to continue peddling hope -- with harrowing results