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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Florida really is Heaven's waiting room. According to a new study by Portfolio.com, 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 >>
Alex Sink is pulling out the big guns for her flailing gubernatorial campaign: swampthing James Carville. Sink campaign e-mailWhile 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photo by Judson BakerThe Hold Steady's Craig Finn is on the rightThe 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 >>
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.
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>