Jack Laban swears a cat was out here raising hell just this morning. Mosquitoes slurp blood through the 94-year-old shirtless Gladesman's baggy skin as he hobbles across a landfill of empty Pepsi cans and settles into a folding chair. The former Miami plumber with a full head of white hair uses a ro ... More >>
New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>
Despite speculation that Mitt Romney got a bad spray tan or even purposely tried to make his skin darker during a recent Univision forum held at the University of Miami, the truth appears to be a bit less devious. According to ABC News/Univision, the makeup artist on hand that night just went a litt ... More >>
Former Florida Gov. Claude Kirk has died at the age of 85. Taking office in 1967, Kirk was Florida's first Republican governor since Reconstruction and the first Republican governor elected in a Southern state in modern times. Kirk is remembered for his outsize personality and flair for controver ... More >>
U.S. military deserters once again flock to Canada to avoid war. Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.
Clarence John Laughlin is a poet and photographer whose ghosts are right on time.
A prison stay and bankruptcy can't keep him down.
These folks want to stay, but soon they'll have no choice
GableStage keeps Golda Meir real
A Miami radio station makes waves short waves, that is
Friends of Fidel, Miami Beach beatings, handgun chic
Old-schoolers know that The Eat were the original Miami punks
An irrelevant mayor's race and an irrational foreign policy
Swap jailed Cuban spies for jailed Cuban dissidents
A once-thriving neighborhood is now a ghost town thanks to Miami's multimillion-dollar housing fiasco
More puppy horror stories.
More than 40 years after the Bay of Pigs disaster, a new battle erupts over those who died during the invasion
Thanks to one show, an unprecedented amount of foreign news is airing in Cuba -- but it ain't Nightline yet
The Miami Film Festival's new director tells his critics to wait and see
The INS Owes Us an Explanation: But don't expect anything other than self-serving spin
From the issue of August 30, 2001
Someone please tell Bill Nelson that not everyone in the Democratic Party looks like him
It ain't easy being a millionaire businessman and a notorious thug
If you want to know where many of Miami's social and political elite got their start, check the playgrounds at Belén
Hip hip hooray. The Homestead airport is dead. For now, at least.
Three scenes from a botched election
Miami developer Aristides Martinez once seemed an inner-city savior. Today he goes by another name: Slumlord.
Old Fontainebleu fave Sammy Davis, Jr.
The Wizard of Odd
March 4 - 10, 1999
Robert Dowd is a veteran, a Southern Baptist, a Republican ... and a staunch supporter of legalizing drugs
For 60 years Chris Dundee was a boxing mastermind. Last month he was laid to rest.
With nothing to show after four years but bitterness and bickering, the plan to turn Homestead Air Force Base into a commercial airport has gone from national model to national embarrassment
Hounded by budget crises, unflattering audits, and general gripes about management, the Economic Opportunity Family Health Center circles the wagons
She's no doctor, but when the glitterati needed beauty triage during Miami's heyday, Ruth Regina always came through with coif medicine
Charlotte Leibel knows all about the handwriting on the wall, and she uses it to unlock the secrets of personality
These rock acts chose well when they covered the Carpetners -- even Karen likes it
Destruction. Upheaval. Change. Rebirth. In the two years since Hurricane Andrew, Biscayne National Park has had to learn an entirely new vocabulary
A young Larry King. A racist white enclave called Liberty City. A homophobic Anita Bryant taken seriously. South Florida's past is present at the Louis Wolfson II Media History Center.
Years of neglect have poisoned the land and contaminated the water under Miami International Airport. Investigators are just now beginning to grasp how bad it is. It's very bad.
The Space Shuttle Is Still a Death Machine, Warns Engineer Ali AbuTaha