Two summers ago, Miami was the stage for one of the strangest FBI sting operations on record. On July 17, 2012, undercover agents set up a clandestine deal in a pricey South Beach hotel room. With hidden cameras recording his every move, an unwitting suspect carefully removed the much-coveted object ... More >>
Mayra Baruh, a single mom from Nicaragua, has raised two daughters in the heart of Brickell, in a diminutive building in the shadow of ever-taller towers sprouting up around the financial district. Gretel Hebbert, her oldest daughter, now 27, remembers a childhood of low-rise residences occupied by ... More >>
A few months before the 2012 presidential election, Gov. Rick Scott sold a massive voter purge as a way to eliminate hundreds of "non-citizens" who were supposedly threatening democracy. Instead, the effort was a xenophobic joke. In Miami alone, hundreds of mostly Latino voters were forced to prove ... More >>
Fast food workers across America as getting tired of the vast difference between the salaries of the corporate bigwigs and their meager earnings. The difference, by the way, is astounding. According to a Nerdwallet report, if broken down into an hourly wage, the CEO of McDonald's would earn $9,247 ... More >>
The holidays revolve around eating, which is why it makes perfect sense for your gift-giving to revolve around eating too. And with Christmas less than two weeks away, it's officially shopping crunch time. To help get your gift list squared away, we've rounded up a selection of food-themed present ... More >>
First-rate food cities need great java. And, with Panther Coffee, owners Joel and Leticia Pollock gave Miami just that. Panther Coffee, available at their Wynwood and Miami Beach shops, or at restaurants around town, works intimately with growers and roasts beans on-premises. Remember when the wo ... More >>
With Michael Bay's big-screen adaptation of Pain & Gain opening atop the box office this weekend, masses of moviegoers discovered what Miamians already knew: Pete Collins' tale of bodybuilders gone bad is one hell of a great yarn. But the Sun Gym Gang's capers barely scratch the surface of Miam ... More >>
Last week, I wrote a cover story on the slow death of Cuban American news talk radio in Miami. As the Hispanic population in Miami-Dade has gotten more diverse over the past decade, the frequencies for hardline right-wing programming focused on getting rid of the Castro regime has shrunk considerabl ... More >>
Miami is famous (or infamous) for its beaches, toned bodies, and hot nights filled with music. But dancing until dawn, then trying to make it through the day requires massive doses of caffeine. Thankfully, the Magic City is home to some wonderful coffee houses.From the little walk-up windows of d ... More >>
When it comes to Cuba, President Obama can do little right in the eyes of exilio politicians. When he eased travel restrictions to the island, for example, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen accused him of undermining democracy on the island. Now she's slamming Obama for his decision to order U.S. inspectors ... More >>
Will Bourdain feature Club Deuce on his new show?Anthony Bourdain is debuting his second Travel Channel show this fall. Titled 24-Hour Layover, it will focus on what happens between trips to Greenland and Vietnam and Cuba.In other words, what does Tony do closer to home? The show will b ... 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. In this special edition, Luke contemplates being county mayor now that the recall election against Carlos Alvarez is set.If Carlos Al ... More >>
image via Wikimedia CommonsFlorida Spiny LobsterLast week I heard a chef say "lobster's cheaper than chicken," which got Short Order wondering about Lobsternomics, the study of the lobster economy as it relates to fishermen, wholesalers and restaurants in South Florida. We'll be delving into the ... More >>
Longtime con man Thomas Barrett Stringer gets caught
Miami's own DJ Craze comes full circle
"Miami has lost a premier shooting facility. What a pity!"
He left the war behind to enter a whole new controversy
They surf, skate, swat, and sprint
Miami responds to Castro's imminent demise
Locals love hot pig
Doug Rodriguez and his brand of Nuevo Latino return to Miami
What was once a quaint Cuban festival is now part pan-Latino flag rally; part Hispanic marketer's dream
The genre of dance theater is taking over local stages
Bill Lara and Pedro Gonzalez have a vision: Unite Miami's small community newspapers as a force to be reckoned with
The City (La Ciudad)
P-Funk to the sixth dimension
Regattus interruptus aboard the Special Warfare dampens historic nude fest
Small, independent garbage haulers have always had to battle the big companies, but now they have a new foe: the City of Miami
Miamarina wants the raucous La Rumba party boat out. Its owners are crying foul.
As Congress works to curb illegal immigration, a new INS regulation targets aliens who are already here
Smuggling coke by the ton and making money by the bushel. Getting tortured in Panama and eating smoked pork loin in Houston. The courtroom show is riveting, but like Al says, where's the justice?
Want to make a little easy money? Whatever you do, don't go into business hawking hot dogs on the street. It's a jungle out there.