The year was 1935. The Great Depression was tailing off, Miami hosted the inaugural Orange Bowl, and Little Havana's Ball & Chain opened its doors. For the next two decades, the club became among the Magic City's most popular venues, a place where legends Billie Holiday and Chet Baker crooned the ni ... More >>
The Miami Hurricanes football team will not be moving to a stadium closer to their Coral Gables campus anytime soon. After pondering the idea of joining forces with David Beckham's MLS team to split a new stadium, the school has decided it will stay put at Sun Life Stadium. That's not much of a su ... More >>
Apparently Miami's reputation as Vice City worried Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford just a little bit too much. Rather than having his team spend two free days in this tempting city of sin between playoff games, he decided to fly his young team back to Charlotte instead.
The fact that the Miami Hurricanes are stuck playing 21 miles away from campus in Sun Life Stadium sucks. The likelihood of the team ever getting their own stadium is slim. It's a situation without many solutions, so news that there's at least some interest in the Hurricanes perhaps becoming a tenan ... 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 goes to bat for historically black colleges. The Grambling State University football team's revolt is exposing an ugly reality ... More >>
Hurricane season starts Friday as the boys in orange and green take on FAU in the season opener, and expectations are already riding high. The ACC media has already picked Miami as the likely winner of the ACC's coastal division, but now "the worldwide leader in sports," ESPN, has spoken. The vast m ... More >>
Is this the year the Miami Hurricanes finally make it to their first ACC championship game? The media seems to think so. During the Atlantic Coast Conference's media kickoff day, the assembled sports reporters picked the Hurricanes to win the Coastal division in a poll.
Norman Braman told Miami politicians once they were making a mistake giving public money to a wealthy team owner, and now he's speaking up again. Unlike his ultimately losing fight against the new Marlins Park, this time he's pledging to kill any deal to renovate the Dolphins stadium with tax dollar ... 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 comes to the defense of the Miami Dolphins.I'm with Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross on this one. The county and state should gi ... More >>
For this week's cover story, I wrote about the journey of a group of 11-and-12-year-old boys playing for the 125 pound Miami Gardens Bulldogs. In 2012, the team bounced back from a season marred by a star player getting shot during practice while the league they played for was engulfed in turmoil.Th ... More >>
On Monday, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross shucked his $400 million plan to renovate Sun Life Stadium, the venue the city's NFL franchise has called home for the past 26 years. During a press conference showing off a bunch of nice rendering of how the stadium will look with 3,600 new seats closer ... More >>
Sorry recent University of Miami Alums, The Onion really doesn't understand why even though you owe the school at least five figures in student debt, you still love it so much.In traditional satirical style, the paper introduced us to "Mark Felder," a fictional '07 grad who owes the school $50,000, ... More >>
Miami is not a normal place, and we really wouldn't expect the ghosts that haunt this town to be your average ghouls either. Let's be honest, this place is certainly crazy enough that we're pretty sure there has to be some paranormal activity going on. So the Riptide Institute for Afterlife Act ... 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 assesses the sorry state of Hurricanes football.It is University of Miami Coach Al Golden's second year on the job, and he's on h ... More >>
For the third time since 2008 the Miami Hurricanes are on the hunt for a new athletics director. Don't worry though, University of Miami President Donna Shalala says she has heard from literally hundreds of people who wants the job. "I'm getting hundreds of emails from people wanting the job," she t ... More >>
Today, for better or worse, the Miami market has teams in each of the big four major leagues. It wasn't always that way, though, and besides the Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, and Panthers, several other professional sports teams have called Miami home. In fact, the Magic City's colorful pro spo ... More >>
Luther Campbell, 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 rips commissioners for the looming parking and traffic problems at the Miami Marlins ballpark.With the Marlins 16 days aw ... More >>
The first round of voting in our Miami Mascot Madness Tournament is now in the history books. On one side of the bracket we had two big blow outs. On the other side we had two face-offs that went down to the wire, with each mascot pulling ahead at one point or another. Now its time to find out th ... More >>
The former star quarterback from Miami Central Senior High who broke Jacory Harris' passing record, is leaving the University of Central Florida after following his breakout freshman season with a sophomore slump. Jeffrey Godfrey, who had requested a release from his scholarship, can transfer to ... More >>
photo by Jarrett Campbell via Wikimedia CommonsClint Dempsey and the national team are headed to Sun Life.Dear Miami: You're the capital of Latin American culture, a city so soccer-crazy that trying to find a free field for pick-up footy is tougher than sneaking an inflatable banana into a nightc ... More >>
via Yahoo SportsEx-UM standout tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. balling with Nevin Shapiro.During the early segment of 560 WQAM's Michael Irvin show, Yahoo Sports investigative reporter Dan Wetzel gave his take on convicted Ponzi schemer and former University of Miami athletic booster Nevin Shapiro, who ... More >>
While Howard Schnellenberger may be the coach at Florida Atlantic University, news of his impeding retirement will surely resonate down in Coral Gables. Before Schnellenberger arrived at the University of Miami in 1979, the school was better known for its palm trees and good weather than its smal ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsFirst go the libraries...Miamians were pissed off yesterday about Carlos Gimenez's plan to shutter 13 libraries around town. So when we saw him at a groundbreaking ceremony today, we thought we'd ask Gimenez a simple question: what's his favorite book? His answer: Fahrenhei ... More >>
How eager are the Dolphins and their owner Stephen Ross to get a new coach? Apparently, enough to shower Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh in ridiculous amounts of money. According to ESPN, Ross has flown all the way across the country to woo Harbaugh and plans to offer him a contract in the $7-to-$8-m ... More >>
The Miami Hurricanes and Notre Dame Fighting Irish will meet for the first time in two decades in this year's Sun Bowl in a renewal of one of college football's most intense historic rivalries.Of course, a lot of things have changed in those two decades, and both teams finished with a painfully m ... More >>
Anyone care about the Marlins anymore? Did someone just raise their hand? Oh, the guy in the corner wearing an Ocean Conservancy Group t-shirt. Sorry, we mean the Florida Marlins baseball team, not the actual fish. Anyway, the Marlins have hired Edwin Rodriguez to lead the team for at least ano ... More >>
When it comes to football, the Atlantic Coast Conference has become a sad, depressing little thing this season. Given the sentiment in the sports universe lately it seems some would be happy to see the ACC downgraded to a flag football club. Granted, Virginia Tech's woes are most to blame for that s ... More >>
Pretty much every word Sean Rowe ever spoke was poetry. Even after he was hit by a train and survived. I don't say that as praise. I'm not fawning. He just had a way about him.He arrived in Miami in 1989 to work at the Miami Herald, where I was also employed. Back then, we tooled around tow ... More >>
Police are after a former beauty queen who's accused of being the ringleader of a gang of pinups who also work as international drug smugglers. Angie San Clemente Valencia is a bosomy 30-year-old Colombian who's accused of paying her merry band of strumpets $5,000 for carrying pounds of blow from Me ... More >>
Champs Sports Bowl: Miami Hurricanes vs Wisconsin Badgers, 8 p.m. ESPNSince college football doesn't have anything resembling a meaningful post-season, the most you can ask for besides ending up in a BCS bowl is an entertaining season. And boy did Canes fans get it this year. There was the joy of ... More >>
Univision is opening its own production studio in Miami. [LATimes]According to a recent poll, Miami is the second most desirable travel destination after Las Vegas. [CBS4]Ad sales at McClatchy, the Miami Herald's parent company, are down 20 percent this quarter, but that's apparently good because it ... More >>
Photo by Joe Lederer, courtesy of ImageMovers Digital, LLCJack Rapke (L) on the set with Director Robert ZemeckisWhen he's not cheering on the Dolphins, Miami-native Jack Rapke is calling the shots at ImageMovers Digital, the film studio he founded in 1998 with Robert Zemeckis and Steve Starkey. ... More >>
"Sarah Palin" at King Mango Strut.For the last two decades, the brilliant lunatics who run the King Mango Strut parade have been a happy little family. Their meetings -- which were speckled with old hippie types -- felt more like a showcase of standup comedy than a community planning board. ... More >>
Hey, have you heard? Fidel Castro might totally be dying! Seriously, some guy who served Riptide a café cubano on Calle Ocho says his brother in Matanzas is tight with Fidel's chauffeur's third cousin who told him that Fidel is ALREADY DEAD.Hey, it's as reliable a source as any on the bearded one's ... More >>
Jay Mac appeared on SNL and joked about how he is going to lose. [Hulu] Eye on Miami scores an interview with Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart. "The most high-profile one comes to mind now not only because it's recent but obviously because it's very high-profile." Indeed something was high-profile. [EoM] Th ... More >>
Last time we checked in with our lil' football friends the Dolphins shocked the nation and had last week off, the Canes fell apart in the last quarter of a game they should have won, and the Golden Panthers won their first game of the season. So in two cases we'll see one win wonders trying to hold ... More >>
The newspaper's county hall reporter takes a six-figure job with the very people he was supposed to cover.
That turd talking while driving deserves it!
Betrayed by the U.S. government and their own country, they want to be remembered.
OK so now I'm pissed. On the same day, the Marlins -- oop, I mean Red Sox -- win the World Series and the New York Times reports that former Marlins manager of the year Joe Girardi is the leading candidate to take over the Yankees. Oh yeah and did I mention that Miami's own Mike Lowell was the Wor ... More >>
When I moved into my first apartment in Miami three months ago, one of the first things I asked my landlord was whether it was even possible to ride my bike to work, from the Orange Bowl to the New Times building on 28th and Biscayne. He stared a minute and smiled gently – like I had asked if mayb ... More >>