A five-foot fluorescent sign depicts an ice cream cone topped with pink, green and ivory gelato. Across many of Rome's narrow cobble-stone streets, gelato shops announce their presence with illuminated signs that also list words like artisanal and natural. Inside the shops, displays feature overflow ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness 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 ranks the least trustworthy names in local news.Miami has a lot of media personalities and journalists who are full of it. They u ... More >>
Ralph Pagano's perpetual road trip is now going to reach a national audience with the Travel Channel's recent acquisition of Pressure Cook for syndication. It's been a big year for him; since leaving STK behind, he has taken over as the executive chef and EVP of hospitality for Gulfstream Park, w ... More >>
Churchill's, home to all Miami's punks.One day soon, a flood may come and drown all of Miami in the Biscayne Bay, but for now, the city stinks, God is broke, and the youth are getting restless. The politicians hate the workers and the poor, the pigs take every opportunity to slam your face in the ... More >>
2 million: Dogs and cats abused and killed by the international fur industry each year -- including by the Burlington Coat Factory, which used to sell "Mongolian Dog Fur" that was made from domesticated dogs. Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).24: Number of cats it takes to make a fur coat i ... More >>
No one in South Florida is keeping up with the Joneses. That's because there's probably not that many Joneses here. Instead, we're trying to keep step with the Garcias, Gonzalezes and Wilsons. National Geographic has put together a pretty stunning map to represent the prevalence of common surname ... More >>
courtesy Suzanne BeardBeard's photo of the mystery piano has set off an international buzz.Early this month, Suzanne Beard heard a crazy rumor from her neighbors in Quayside Towers: Someone had abandoned a grand piano in the middle of Biscayne Bay. So on January 8, Beard -- an avid amateur photog ... More >>
Courtesy of National GeographicCocoWalkCoconut Grove has been a fickle neighborhood for many restaurants. While some owners open in hope of becoming the next GreenStreet Cafe, others close in a matter of months. What might be hindering the prosperity of establishments in the Grove is the unfriend ... More >>
via Carolinelewiseducation.com Caroline LewisHayes Bowen, a firefighter with a green thumb, has done manual labor at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for eight years. The 48-year-old volunteer happily shoveled and pruned the stunning landscape, where plants and reptiles looked as if they' ... More >>
Via Optical Illusion's FlickrRising up from a rather sleepy 2008, 2009 was a banner year for social media in Miami. Heck, social media became so important, the Miami New Times decided to hire a local freelance writer to dish on the scene! Here's an overview:1. ClubsSocial Media Club South Florida ... More >>
Andrew Nelson (center) surrounded by new Twitter friends at Scotty's Landing.Andrew Nelson (@andrewnelson) found a new way to explore Miami that didn't involve a glossy brochure or lengthy travel guide. Instead, he crowdsourced his travel plans on Twitter, relying on the advice of locals to plan ... More >>
via Mike TorreyGet high in the Andes.Mike Torrey is a San Diego based architectural photographer with a new book out called "Stone Offerings: Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment."Mike will be in town for the Miami International Book Fair and will be on a panel with a National Geographic phot ... More >>
Riptide is a bit contrary by nature. So when we heard that critics from Rolling Stone and New York Magazine were raving over The Cove -- an environmental exposé-meets-heist documentary starring South Miami guy Ric O'Barry -- we secretly wanted to hate it. But when filmmakers showed the first publ ... More >>
The turntable just got tossed.
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