"There are a million arguments as to why Mitt Romney lost the election...," writes Luis Gonzalez over at Miami's favorite right wing blog, Babalu Blog.Well, you could certainly say that."But everything boils down to one simple fact...," he continues.Uh, huh, and what would that be exactly? "We have ... More >>
To say the web ties worlds together seamlessly with invisible streams of data would be a gross understatement. So New Times is celebrating Miami's greatest with our first annual South Florida Web Awards.
We've scoured online media from news, to arts and culture, to food and music, and Twitter and I ... More >>
Read also, "Rush Limbaugh is Pissed Obama Referred to Miami 'Heats'" and "Obama in Miami Beach: Gives Props to the Heat, Takes Shots At Romney."Maybe it's the Marc Anthony effect. Maybe it hasn't sunk in yet that President Obama accidentally called our local NBA champs the "Heats." Or maybe, everyon ... More >>
Maybe it was the headline calling him a "Modern Day Minstrel" or the comparison to Rush Limbaugh that got underneath Skip Bayless' ripped muscles. Or maybe the sports journalist and host of ESPN's First Take figured he wasn't about to let Luther Campbell call him a race baiting huckster on his own p ... More >>
Archbishop of Miami Thomas Wenski likes to say that he's "political with a capital P," meaning he doesn't tow a particular party line. And in his two years in charge of South Florida Catholics he has, in fact, criticized everyone from Barack Obama to Marco Rubio and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. But as the U ... More >>
There's an undeniable element of skin-crawling terror to the downward spiral of modern American politics. And who hasn't felt like projectile-vomiting all over their dashboard while listening to Rush Limbaugh's radio rants?
So kudos to a proud Miami auteur for dreaming up The Foxorcist -- a mashup ... More >>
So much for post-racial politics. The tragic shooting of Miami teenager Trayvon Martin last month by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has once again exposed America's deep racial fault lines. Jesse Jackson quickly announced that "blacks are under attack." White supremacist websites c ... 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 crowns ESPN talking head Skip Bayless the king of race
baiting.I've got to hand it to Skip Bayless for
articulating so we ... More >>
For the better part of 20 years, Hank Williams Jr.'s popularity has ranked somewhere between wallpaper and push-pins. Aside from the Monday Night Football theme, dude's done little to wow us.
But then he compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler last week, and we couldn't help but say, "Wow, wha ... More >>
TEA in Space's logo.Have you ever listened to Tim McGraw... in zero gravity?
The Tea Party -- those jolly maniacs who use this communist, liberal, Rosie O'Donnell-edited rag to line their iguana solariums -- has already conquered 'Merica. Evidence: You recognize the name Todd Palin.
Next st ... More >>
Michael MillerSanctified: Wenski appears at the feet of Jesus in an Orlando stained glass windowThomas Wenski, the new Archbishop of Miami, is no wallflower. He's a Rush Limbaugh-loving social conservative who thinks using condoms is like playing Russian Roulette. He's also a fierce advocate for ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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 dissects the worldwide UFO conspiracy.A propaganda campaign to prepare us for the next big war is underway. But this time ... More >>
Pets 4 Dawn via flickr
Oh no she didn't!
The second the N word left Dr. Laura Schlessinger's mouth on her nationally syndicated radio show last week she must have known she started another N word related crap storm. Dr. Laura doesn't have near the street cred a white person needs to get a ... More >>
adanbouzoua via flickrStrumming his way to the presidency?His heart seems to be in the right place, but Wyclef Jean's political aptitude is tone deaf. Don't get us wrong, welcoming President Jean to office would be pretty cool, but he might not exactly know how to help a nation that lost 22 ... More >>
Fidel Castro may indeed be 83 percent dead, based on our crack team of unpaid but enthusiastic scientists' latest calculations, but that 17 percent still kickin' can spin a better conspiracy theory than Rush Limbaugh.(On second thought, isn't Castro basically Cuba's Rush at this point? He spends his ... More >>
Jay Leno and other celebrities were at the White House this weekend for the correspondents' dinner, aka nerdprom. This is the event where the president and the press chummy it up and poke fun of each other for a couple of hours. Obama killed. Leno didn't.via shalfThat's where the White House went ... More >>
These days, Joe Rogan's amped about a lot of things, including jokes, drug experiments, and the art of ultimate fighting. He's a 20-year standup vet with a television resume that lists NBC sitcom NewsRadio, gross-out game show Fear Factor, and hours upon hours of UFC commentary. This Friday he'll ... More >>
The New York Times Magazine's massive piece about the Marco Rubio vs. Charlie Crist race just went online. If you've been keeping a close eye on the race, and reading our nearly obsessive coverage, there's not a lot new to learn besides some interesting color here and there. If you haven't, it's ... More >>
We've been hit with a cold front, and if you're like Riptide, your office is about as cozy as a gulag right now. But that's OK, because this week's batch of morons has a MWQ (Moronic Wattage Quotient) powerful enough to heat a three-story building. Throw on a Christmas sweater and rub your hands in ... More >>
Okay, I acknowledge Ted Kennedy did great things in the US Senate. He was a leader and a charmer.Health care would probably be done by now if he hadn't suffered, then died last night, from a brain tumor.
But, like everybody else, he showed his dirty side down here in the subtropics. Back in 1 ... More >>
Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman and current MSNBC host, laughed away talks he might run for Florida Senate: "I don't really think it would be good to run in 2010 with a party that is actively associating itself with the Taliban." Christopher Buckley, son of conservative icon Willia ... More >>
The Miami New Times has a long history of disdain for former WSVN-er Rick Sanchez, but damn it if we're not warming up just a tiny bit to the overly enthusiastic, Twitter obsessed CNN anchor. Now, we don't love him nearly as much as the Red State Update guys in the video above. In fact, we'll pro ... More >>
You know what Howard Dean did in his first few months as chair of the DNC? He raised $86.3 million and started working on his 50-state strategy. You know what Michael Steele has done so far as RNC chair? Turned himself into a political sideshow with his dumb feuds with Rush Limbaugh, promised "off t ... More >>
via For Your PartyCrazy Straws, get it? The Conservative Political Action Conference is taking place in Washington, DC this week and has already been dubbed the "the comedy festival of the year!" Noted public intellectuals (and more than a few 2012 hopefuls) like Ron Paul, Michelle Bachman, Newt Gin ... More >>
It is probably for the best that respected newspapers such as USA Today (at this point respected not because of journalistic integrity but because it's not on the total brink of bankruptcy and collapse) don't yet allow their journalists to inject snark into stories, but sometimes you can tell they ... More >>