This week, the first organized opposition to Florida's looming vote on legalized marijuana has set up shop in Tampa, thanks to a six-figure donation from GOP power player Mel Sembler. To front his new anti-pot PAC, Sembler chose Carlton Turner, a former drug czar for President Ronald Reagan. Unfor ... More >>
[Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning scribe and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] Song: Eminem's "The Monster," featuring Rihanna History: Eminem did a freestyle battle. He went up against Papa Doc and choked. It was pretty sad. Then some more sad stuff h ... More >>
Miami's School for Advanced Studies has finally cracked the top ten of Newsweek's annual America's Best High School list; coming in at sixth this year. That would make it Florida's second best public high school amongst a top ten list that is surprisingly Sunshine State heavy.
Between 2009 and 2010 the American economy was slowly recovering from crises, but that didn't quell America's obsession with booty meat. Newsweek reports that in that time Americans were spending a lot on plastic surgery procedures, including 24.4 percent more on butt lifts even as we were cuttin ... More >>
PLN Associate Editor Alex FriedmannA national legal magazine for prisoners has filed suit against the Florida Department of Corrections, claiming it's been censored from distributing in Florida prisons due to a vendetta by the state agency. According to a complaint filed today, the DOC has reje ... More >>
Less than a week after the departure of CEO Jerry Power and a day after mass layoffs were announced, the crumbling Plum TV luxury media empire now faces another loss. President Robert Gregory is leaving to take the same position at Newsweek Daily Beast Co. Of course, considering the state he left ... More >>
The mainstream media doesn't quite know how to handle a lawsuit in which a convicted felon has accused Shaquille O'Neal -- one of basketball's most beloved characters -- of attempting to using police connections to try to frame an enemy for possession of child porn. The Associated Press and ... More >>
Newsweek has taken up the hard work of finding America's 500 best high schools, and eight from Miami-Dade county have landed on the list. According to the list the appropriately named School for Advanced Studies is the best high school in Miami-Dade, and the 28th best in the nation.
Actually, sex in Miami remains fully legal. On a slow news day the blogosphere will take anything they can get, and a post on a pretty obscure blog wondered if Florida's anti-bestiality law will forbid sex between humans, since, you see, humans are members of the animal family. Gawker, Newsweek, ... More >>
Via Wyclef's Twitter page.Shut out of the Haitian presidential race, attacked everywhere for his financial mismanagement, and embroiled in a nasty celebrity feud with Sean Penn, Wyclef Jean is not exactly in a friendly mood these days. So when the Haitian authorities rejected his appeal and ... More >>
On Sunday, Cuban television broadcast the first episode of an 8-part miniseries on the various assassination attempts on Fidel Castro.Just another jolly night on Cuban prime-time!Called He Who Must Live, the miniseries covers the "638" attempts on El Supremo's life, including some that took place ... More >>
Chef Doug RodriguezOft labeled the "Godfather of Nuevo Latino," bestselling author and Chef Douglas Rodriguez has also been heaped with praise by Newsweek and Zagat, among others. But folks 'round here mostly just know him as "That guy who takes the flavors of Latin America and whips them up into ... More >>
Yesterday, from his Miami techno-hermit compound, Matt Drudge decided to run with "White Student Beaten on School Bus; Crowd Cheers," as the top story on his website in all its race-baiting glory. The story about two high school students who happened to be black beating up another student who h ... More >>
In legendary outlaw haven North Bay Village, a prominent physician's reputation is on the line.
Just a week after clueless-ly ravaging Twitter, and 8 months after proclaiming he'll never blog, it seems that one of the the Herald's star columnists, Leonard Pitts Jr,, has started a blog. It's called Pitts' Stop. Cute. So far he's used it to make a post of short micro-updates (hmmm, sort of like ... More >>
The Miami Jewish Film Festival offers perspective on a changing culture.
A decade after Newsweek named him tops, Bill Teck is back.
New Latin cuisine moves to the Beach.
Powerful lessons from a visiting guru
New Orleans artists take to the road for a rebound
The cops of Sunny Isles Beach and the physicians of Brickell know how to party
Celeste Fraser Delgado
It's the end of the world as we know it, and we feel fine
The case for an American Al-Jazeera
Harrison's Flowers reveals -- that war is bad
In the chaotic days following the attacks, a reporter came to expect the unexpected
Democrats hate him. Journalists scorn him. Most Americans ignore him. Which is fine with Matt Drudge. He's taking it to the bank.
Andrew Moore and Tony Savino
How could one possibly describe Miami's fiscal meltdown without mentioning Don Johnson?
North Florida gators are losing their manhood to pesticides and other toxic chemicals -- and that's no phallusy
It was only a matter of time before the critics turned on the Crows
k.d. lang was almost buried on the lone prairie. Now she's caught fire with a hot new album.