• News

    June 26, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Florida Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill for Low-THC Pot

    Florida is still a long way from legalized medical marijuana. The Sheriff's Association is waging a fierce campaign against it. The governor has hinted he might not sign any new laws on it. The conservative House has yet to take up the issue. Yet history was made in the Florida Senate yesterday, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Paula Deen Announces 2014 Tour

    Break out your calendars, Paula Deen fans, because you have a date with the "lady" herself. Paula Deen Ventures has just announced that the queen of Southern cuisine will embark on a 20-show nationwide tour this year, including multiple stops in Florida. See also: SOBEWFF: Paula Deen Brings the B ... More >>

  • News

    April 17, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Florida Teen Murders His Mom, A Beloved Local Teacher, On Christmas Eve

    Police say the two had been arguing since September but that a particularly heated argument caused a Florida teen to murder his mother Christmas Eve. Brandon and Sharon Aydelott had apparently spent several hours in a war of words before the stabbing occurred. Brandon Aydelott loved baseball. He wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Florida Man Arrested for Beating Girl to Tune of "Blurred Lines" and Videotaping It

    A Florida man has been arrested for perhaps making the most heinous amateur video for Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" yet. Steven Grady Fillingim, 40, of Pensacola, stands accused of physically abusing an underaged female relative, and at one point during the attack her hit her with a metal rod to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Study: Miamians Slightly Less Miserable Than in 2011

    Congratulations, we're 119th!Gallup has once again released its annual Well-Being Index, and of the country's 189 metropolitan statistical areas, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano area came in 119th. Which still isn't that great, but it's a stark improvement from our 146th ranking in 2011.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Body of Florida Crime Reporter Found Encased in Concrete

    Sean Dugas used to work the crime beat at The Pensacola News Journal, and sadly his death may be just as bizarre as the crimes he covered. Dugas had been missing since late August. His body was uncovered this weekend, buried in a Georgia backyard in a plastic container that has been encased in concr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Remains of 100 People, Including Brains and Lungs, Found in Florida Storage Unit

    You know that show Storage Wars where people bid on the contents of unpaid storage units? Well, imagine a situation like that, except the winning bidder finds out he's bought a storage unit that contains the remains -- including hearts, lungs, and 10 brains -- that had belonged to over 100 people. Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Creed's Scott Stapp to Release Memoir Because Planet Earth Has Too Many Trees

    In an effort to needlessly destroy as many trees as possible, Creed frontman Scott Stapp will release his memoir on October 2. The book, titled Sinner's Creed, will be released in hardcover and ebook. But there are no current plans for an audiobook. This is most likely because the target audience ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    London 2012 Olympics: Introducing Your Florida Athletes

    See also "Six South Florida Athletes To Keep Tabs On During the Games" and "London 2012 Olympics: South Florida Athletes (Photos)"Something called "the Olympic Spirit" is in the air, and suddenly, we're suppose to care about equestrian sports and whether or not China is sending 10-year-olds to destr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    DeLuna Festival 2012 Announces Lineup, Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters Headlining

    Yesterday, CNN ran an interesting article about Southern stereotypes, "The South: Not all Bubbas and Banjos." "The lower right-hand portion of the U.S. of A. is often pigeonholed as a tobacco-spittin', Bible-thumpin', gun-totin' (and worse) backwater," writes Todd Leopold. "So go ahead, fry up the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Sandbar Sports Grill's White Trash Parties

    ​It's never been known as a dress-up place. This is not the bar to take a girl on a date (unless your love is a drunk sorority girl), but Coconut Grove's Sandbar Sports Grill is one of the most popular places for everyone from sailors to college kids to grab a burger and a pitcher of beer.Sandbar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Electric Cigarette Explosion Blows Out Florida Man's Teeth and Tongue

    ​The corrosive work of cigarettes is supposed to be a slow thing, quietly eating away at your lungs as you puff away. Though, electric cigarettes are a whole other story. A Florida man is recovering after an e-cigarette exploded in his mouth and knocked out his front teeth and took a chunk of his ... More >>

  • Music

    February 9, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Who Wants Free Tickets and a Four-Night Hotel Stay for the Deluna Fest?

    Swim for free with the Shins at Deluna.​Now and again, the average music fan needs to escape the humdrum realities of daily life by fleeing to some alluringly exotic locale (say, uh, Pensacola), sucking back loads of intoxicants (only legal shit, of course), and vibing out to a cross-genre cluster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Bonnie Prince Billy and the Cairo Gang Perform Free Show at Sweat Records May 31

    Bonnie "Prince" Billy (right) and the Cairo Gang.​Miami is a difficult place for an underage music junkie. Most venues are 21 and over. On the rare occasion that the age restriction is dropped to 18 or -- even rarer -- all ages, you know security is going to be keeping an extra set of eyes on you. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Shocking Finding: Retirees Love Florida

    ​Florida really is Heaven's waiting room. According to a new study by, the Sunshine State is by far the most popular destination for retirees, which has major implications as the gigantic baby boomer population continues to enter retirement age. The good news for Miamians who hate ol ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Alex Sink Recruits BP Critic, Clinton Consultant James Carville For Governor Race

    Alex Sink is pulling out the big guns for her flailing gubernatorial campaign: swampthing James Carville. Sink campaign e-mail​While her campaign has seesawed from bad  to "who's that?" since it kicked off, things have recently taken a turn for the worse. In this month's Quinnipiac poll, she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Miami Is Hot, Campari Is Cool: Summer Cocktail Recipes

    Happy 150th Birthday!​The forecast calls for temperatures to reach 300F today, with occasional heat strokes and heart attacks towards evening and heavy sweating overnight. Summer has hardly begun. Campari and soda has been the European salve to a punishing sun ever since Gaspare Campari created th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Drunk Dad Ronald Devers Tries to Pick up Toddler Left on Bus

    Yesterday, Gayle Kelson purposefully seemed to leave her 2-year-old daughter on a city bus and faces a charge of child neglect. The girl was taken into protective custody, but her father showed up to get her. The only problem: He was drunk.Ronald Devers showed up to court slurring his words and wear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Q&A: The Hold Steady's Craig Finn in this Week's New Times Broward-Palm Beach

    Photo by Judson BakerThe Hold Steady's Craig Finn is on the right​The Hold Steady's Craig Finn got on the phone with us for a few minutes last week prior to the band's headlining slot on Friday at the Heineken Inspire Miami event at the Moore Building, and it wasn't long before we were peeking at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Charlie Crist's Barber OKs Marco Rubio's Fancy Haircut

    ​Haircuts and back-waxes have gotten a lot of attention lately on the campaign trail. In March, the Miami Herald mocked Marco Rubio for spending $134 on a haircut at flossy-flossy downtown Miami barbershop Churchill's. Then Wednesday, Charlie Crist took a misguided jab at Rubio's hairy back. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Surfers, Scientists Say No To Oil Drilling Off Florida Coast

    ​ Natalie O'Neill Mike Gibaldi, Charman of Surfrider Foundation.​Jesse Bull, a surfer with a tidy goatee, rides a four-foot wave to shore on a blustery South Beach day. In his black wetsuit, he gazes out towards the crashing waves, then furrows his brow. "The ocean is important," he says. " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Food News Roundup: Kate Hudson and A-Rod, the Cookie Diet, Wall Lounge at the W Hotel South Beach, and Football Playoffs

    Kate Hudson and Alex Rodriguez breakup? A-Rod spotted partying in Miami at Wall Lounge at W Hotel South Beach and eating at Solarium above The Delano all alone. [AceShowbiz]The awesomely named Linda Gassenheimer's recipe for shepherd's pie. [DemoChron]Pensacola high school football coach laments cos ... More >>

  • Music

    November 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Should Joe Scarborough Speak Up on Tiller Killing?

    As you're probably aware Dr. George Tiller, the medical director of a Wichita, Kansas clinic that provided late-term abortions, was killed this weekend while attending a church ceremony. Scott Roeder, a far-right anti-tax nut with a history of mental illness and a taste for the fire and brimsto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    All Our Best Chefs Are Old Chefs?

    Not a single frigging Best New Chef Award for Florida this year from Food & Wine, which announced its picks on April 1st. In fact, all the magazine's Best New Chefs are far, far, away -- the closest one is Linton Hopkins in Atlanta, who chefs at Holman & Finch and Restaurant Eugene. That's n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Sorry, Pervs, Looking up Skirts Will Soon Be Illegal

    In 2007, a Pensacola man decided to have a perv-y day and look up ladies' skirts at a Barnes & Noble. He got caught, but when the case went to court, he got off because Florida laws didn't specifically outlaw voyeurism in public spaces. It's only illegal in places where people can expect a reaso ... More >>

  • News

    February 19, 2009


    Larpers, Gothic Lolitas, Star Wars freaks, and Nintendo game devotees lurk among us.

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Chef Giovanni of Hell's Kitchen Says "I'm Not A Showbiz Person"

    I spoke to Hell's Kitchen 5 contestant Chef Giovanni about the Redneck Riviera, gambling, and respect. Giovanni is a cool Jersey dude that keeps it real and is all about his work. He is the executive chef at Creehan's Copper Grill in Destin, Florida. Destin is up by Pensacola so it's more Alabama t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Hell's Kitchen 5 - Chef Giovanni

    Alright culinary-reality-fanatics, meet Giovanni, one of three Hell's Kitchen 5 contestants from Florida. Giovanni is the executive chef at Creehan's Copper Grill in Destin, Florida. Destin is a Gulf Coast beach town close to Pensacola. Pensacola's about as un-Miami as you can get in Florida, but it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    News Roundup

    The Washington Post company, which owns channel 10, will not be buying channel 6 as previously planned. It will remain an NBC O&O. [Just News]Florida isn't as competitive in luring movie shots as other states, anymore. [SunSent]A lady decided to track down some hoodlums that snatched her purse b ... More >>

  • News

    July 17, 2008

    Dirty Type

    Google Trends reveals South Florida's penchant for salacious searches.

  • Music

    June 21, 2007
  • Dining

    September 7, 2006

    Great Bait

    Alta Mar is nothing fancy, but the seafood sure is tasty

  • News

    August 31, 2006

    These Could Be Yours

    No surprise when it comes to breasts, Miami is best

  • Calendar

    August 24, 2006
  • Calendar

    June 22, 2006
  • Calendar

    January 5, 2006

    A Cultural Celebration

    Jewish heritage with a twist of lime

  • Diversions

    May 13, 2004


    Tiffany Andretta Arieagus

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2003


    Hip-hop hoops it up

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    The Sweat Science

    Postmodern boxing's hype & politics

  • News

    August 16, 2001

    Swimming with the Sharks

    An eight-year-old's severed arm and a broker's chewed-off leg aren't enough to convince Florida to ban interactive diving

  • News

    December 14, 2000

    Professionalism in Politics

    With the whole world watching, Miami's destiny calls: It's time for leadership!

  • News

    August 13, 1998
  • News

    March 26, 1998
  • News

    July 13, 1995

    Everything Is Relative

    Dade and its municipalities have more sister cities than you can shake a nightstick at

  • News

    April 29, 1992
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