Oh, how times have changed. Miami used to drop mad loot on blow, an estimated $11 billion each year at the height of Magic City's cocaine days, according to some economists. "In 1979, there was a $7 billion [cash] surplus from the Miami banks," former IRS special agent Michael McDonald said in a ... More >>
"50 concerts, 50 states, one day" ... Just a couple of weeks ago, we here at Crossfade announced that Bud Light Music First tour would be coming to Miami. Other cities had already gotten their headliners, including Kendrick Lamar and The Hold Steady, for "Bud Light Music First's grand finale, 50/ ... More >>
Save Rock & Roll ... If we here at Crossfade were picking candidates for that task, Fall Out Boy probably wouldn't land at the top of the list. But that's the name of Pete Wentz and crew's newly announced comeback album and tour. "This isn't a reunion because we never broke up," Pete and pals ... More >>
Taylor Swift's new album Red has been flying off the shelves before it even hit them. In fact, Billboard has basically guaranteed that it'll come out on top of the charts with an estimated 1.1 million units sold by week's end. So all y'all are probably walking around humming her latest single, d ... More >>
Marco Rubio has been studying the American tax code, and at last he's discovered the scourge that's been dragging down the U.S. economy. No, it's not Obama's higher taxes on the top-one percent, and it's not Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy.It's Uncle Sam's tax on Olympic medalists, who, yeah, appa ... More >>
To quote adorable guy-girl indie poppers Matt & Kim: Oooh-oooh-oooh-woo, oooh-woo, oooh-woo ... Just a few minutes ago, the perpetually psyched tag team ("Matt plays keys! Kim plays drums!") announced their 38-date Lightning Tour via Twitter, expressing an overwhelming level of excitement with ... More >>
Two weeks of tour dates have just been canceled by Passion Pit. And the reason: Frontman Michael Angelakos needs "to take the time to work on improving [his] mental health." So far, most of the tour remains intact, including Passion Pit's South Florida show at the Hollywood ArtsPark on October 23. ... More >>
OK, Justin Bieber may be an uneducated twerp-derp who barely graduated high school. But damn, he's traveling all over the world and making more money every day than we'll ever see in our entire freaking lifetime. And just to run this fact in our face, the Biebster brat just announced his Believe t ... More >>
For the second year in a row, Amazon.com has compiled a list of America's best-read cities. And for the second year in a row, Miami has come in sixth on the list. It's a ranking that leaves us feeling proud but perplexed.
For nine years, LEO Affairs has been a rowdy online meeting spot for anyone in search of the inside scoop on local police, a place where off-duty cops banter about crappy shift supervisors, overzealous internal affairs snoops, and incompetent chiefs (ahem, Exposito!).That banter has gotten a bit ... More >>
Immigration's off his back. And that nasty attempted murder charge ... Chalk it under pardoned. Not only is Slick Rick on top of the world, he's straight touring it. The Ruler's Back, bitches! So Let's Get Crazy. Charlotte, Salt Lake City, the dude's been everywhere. And later this mo ... More >>
Last night, Tyler the Creator tweeted the meaty schedule for hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All's upcoming Golf Wang Tour 2011. Not only will the raunchy sultans of swag be performing here in the 305 on Halloween night, but the show is another in a steady stream of solid F ... More >>
According to the stereotypes, Miami is supposed to be a bit of a shallow city and not exactly an intellectual hot spot. Yet, we're apparently the sixth most book-looking city in America according to Amazon.com sales data. The book-selling super site totaled all book, magazine and newspaper sales ... More >>
It's like Miami, but with uglier beaches and whiter people. Tampa, our slightly "off" cousin to the North East, has been chosen to host the 2012 Republican National Convention in which the Grand Ol' Party will nominate Sarah Palin or Marco Rubio or Ron Paul or someone else slightly "off" to take ... More >>
We live in the weird news capital of the country, what sometimes goes on at city hall could be qualified as insane, and we're certainly home to more than a few out-of-this-world characters, but Miami isn't anywhere close to the craziest city in America. In fact, according to nonsci ... More >>
According to a new study by the listicle-loving Men's Health, Miami is the fifth least drunk city in all of America. Yes, 100 of America's biggest cities were tallied up and arranged from most drunk (which happens to be Fresno, California) to least, and Miami came in at 96.See, we really aren't a ... More >>
lee kleinThe black and white of corned beefThou shalt not eat at any establishment calling itself a "New York deli" where the following is also served: sushi, Thai food, pizza, pasta, lobster.This is one of the Ten Commandments of Jewish Deli according to journalist David Sax, author of the forth ... More >>
Enough has already been said about Kaskade's Mormon upbringing in Salt Lake City. Blah, blah, blah - a little faith never prevented anyone from making good music, even if that music was meant to be played in the decadent world of nightclubs. But Kaskade, born Ryan Raddon, has always listed toward ... More >>
Big, distinctive food and a distinctively big bill.
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and jihad looms.
Men's Fitness has been tracking America's fattest city for the past 11 years, and Miami came out number one. We're even fatter than Oklahoma City! The methodology takes more into account than just the percentage of overweight people, but we certainly have our share. From USA Today:"Miami received p ... More >>
Food reviewers such as Lee Klein should encourage good dining, not this type of blatant highway robbery.
San Francisco deep house don Kaskade brings some more soul to Shine
Ex-punk New York troubadour Jesse Malin brings his latest offering of uplifting, rootsy rock to Miami
"The victims will never get justice"
Performance artist Michael Israel soars to new heights
Preach. Convert. Repeat.
Theo Kogan rocks it with some New York giants
This horrible Winter Olympics game doesn't even medal
Meet Kaskade, an unlikely man of the house
For the love of the frankfurter, there's Dogma Grill
World tour of wines and tastes all in one place: Yes, it's Disney
Music writer Leah Gliniewicz was abducted by the aliens known to Earthlings as the techno group Spacemen. She was able to beam this transmission back to New Times.
Could there be anything worse than hospital fare? Nope.
Recent years have been unkind to Alejandra Guzman
From the issue of May 24, 2001
South Beach, hot and cold
Is Darrin McGillis a noble crusader for his late sister's kids, or a courtroom junkie who thrives on drama? Both, actually.
Sandman author Neil Gaiman finds magic in the damnedest place