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The Livingston Award for Young Journalists is kind of a Pulitzer Prize for the under-35 set. It honors good writing by those who have yet to grow thick around the middle and thin on top. New Times has often done well in these awards. Bob Norman, our columnist in Broward for years, was a winner in ... More >>
Florida sometimes gets treated like the dong of America. The rest of the country is constantly laughing at us, but do you all not realize how much we have given you? You start your day by drinking our orange juice and then dare to poke fun at us during the rest of it. Perhaps you don't realize what ... More >>
Oscar Hijuelos was decidedly not Cuban. And he was certainly not a Miamian. Yet the 62-year-old author, who died Saturday in Manhattan, cast perhaps a longer literary shadow over the Magic City than any other 20th Century man of letters, His Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Mambo Kings Play Songs o ... More >>
El Nuevo Herald's jefe is abandoning the city he recently described as "the candy store of American journalism" for a town world-famous for, uh, being the seat of Collier County. Nuevo executive editor Manny Garcia told the newsroom yesterday he's leaving to take the top job at the Naples Daily New ... More >>
The Miami Herald is an institution. It has won 20 Pulitzers and continues to employ some of the best journalists in the state. But ever since the Herald moved from downtown to Doral, there have been some noticeable problems. Last week, for instance, the paper printed the same exact page on successi ... More >>
Last month, editors held the final afternoon news meeting at One Herald Plaza. A few minutes later, some moving vans parked in front of the building, and employees and movers packed up what was left and said goodbye to the paper's home for exactly 50 years. A few staffers stopped long enough to grab ... More >>
Among all the third rails in American politics -- abortion, gun control, Jodie Foster's Golden Globes speech -- there is one truly untouchable area: Messing with cute dogs. Just ask Mitt Romney how the tale of strapping the family pooch to the roof of his car for a cross-country trip worked out.Well ... More >>
A quarter-century ago, my old, good buddy Mike Lacey came to Miami and decided to start a weekly paper. He wanted to move here, but a mugger and a prudent wife convinced him cocaine-fueled Miami wasn't the place to raise a family.Today, Lacey bowed out. Along with his partner -- and another guy I co ... More >>
We're chugging Mad Dog at the New Times offices this afternoon in honor of an alum. Jake Bernstein, a former New Times staff writer whose work appeared in our pages from 1997 through 2002, has won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Now writing for non-profit investigative news agency ProP ... More >>
photo by Joe CuevasExactly one month ago, Riptide asked the kind of burning, investigative question that has won us so, so many Pulitzers: Are the bathrooms at the Opa-Locka Hialeah Flea Market the skankiest in all of Miami-Dade? Our burning need to know was fed by a reader's photos that looked s ... More >>
Rock critic Greil Marcus.Greil Marcus and Alex Rossat the Miami Book FairSaturday, November 20, 2010Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, MiamiBetter than: Watching an Almost Famous meets Ray meets I'm Not There hybrid. Unless you're an avid, anal-retentive reader, you're probably not familiar with ... More >>
A couple weeks ago Herald columnist Leonard Pitts Jr phoned in a dumb column about how much he hates Twitter. Well, he takes to his blog (you know, the other online medium he used to dismiss) to reveal the online bruising he took form angry, angry Tweet-addicts, and promises never to offend the Twit ... More >>
Normally, we wait to print letters to editor in our actual print edition, but the letter we received today by Miami-Dade County teacher Paul A. Moore concerning the recent layoffs at the Miami Herald and its possible closure brings up a lot of good points that we just couldn't wait until then to sha ... More >>
Today’s big local story is the news that Miami attorney Ben Keuhne, the Democratic Party hero who represented Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election, was indicted on six counts of money laundering, money laundering concealment and obstruction of justice. The U.S. Department of Justice is accusi ... More >>
Captured on South Beach, Satan later escaped. His demons and the horrible Bloody Mary are now killing people. God has fled. Avenging angels hide out in the Everglades. And other tales from children in Dade's homeless shelters.