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  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus Invades America

    In mid-April, 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez came down with a high fever. She also developed a headache and then severe pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles became swollen, making walking painful. Jimenez had long battled hypertension, but this was clearly something new. Over the next ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2014

    Ten Best Salsa Acts in the World, According to Melina Almodovar

    Salsa is the sultry, hot, and heavy beat of life on the dance floor. It is the joy and the pain, the intimacy and lust, the freedom of spontaneous invention, and the emotional turmoil of love, loss, and all that's great in being human. Melina Almodovar aka La Muñeca De La Salsa is a Miami recordin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2014

    Quantic on Uniting Latin and Electronic Dance Music Lovers

    As an electronic dance music artist, you can either draw your influences from the relatively limited palette of styles within the genre itself, or reach beyond it. If you're Quantic (AKA Will Holland), your quest for inspiration could even take you as far as crossing the Atlantic from England to Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Rum Renaissance Cruise Offers Seven Spirited Days at Sea

    Once upon a time, the islands of the Caribbean were filled with dread pirates who drank rum by day and pillaged villages at night. Now, the islands of the Caribbean are filled with tourists who tan by day and drink rum at night. In all seriousness, rum is a huge industry for the small island na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Rob Base Talks Old-School Party Rap and the Passing of DJ E-Z Rock

    Rob Base is a hip-hop pioneer whose hits with the late DJ E-Z Rock have sold so far out of this world that even aliens in outer space know that "it Takes 2 to make a thing go right." He went from winning rap battles at nightclubs in the Bronx to passing out flyers on the streets of Harlem to signin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Jonathan Vilma on New Brother Jimmy's Location: "I Felt Like Miami Needed Something Like This"

    There are plenty of staple dishes that South Florida is known for (exhibit A: our fabulous cafecito, exhibit B: our unique uses of the plantain), but classic Southern barbecue is not necessarily one of them. With the newest location of Brother Jimmy's BBQ, owner and NFL star Jonathan Vilma hopes t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Sweatstock 2014 and Record Store Day in Miami

    Sweatstock 2014 Sweat Records and Churchill's Pub, Miami Saturday, April 19, 2014 Once again, Sweatstock showed Miami how to truly celebrate Record Store Day -- with free ice cream, good people, and great bands. Oh yeah, and tons of records. For its fifth annual anniversary party and RSD blowout, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Federal Agency: Bermuda Triangle Is Officially Not Supernatural

    Miami is bizarre enough of a place already that sometimes we forget it's one of three corners of the Bermuda Triangle, the purportedly supernatural stretch of the Atlantic Ocean where, according to myth, ships go missing under mysterious circumstances. Well, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ag ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 29, 2013
  • Film

    April 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Vote For Miami's Worst Cop of 2012

    It's pretty hard to follow in the large boot steps of John Timoney, the one-time Miami police chief. In fact, ever since Miami New Times crowned Timoney "America's Worst Cop" in 2007, it's taken us five years to find suitable successors to the title.But the quintet of contenders in Miami this year u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Miami's Jonny Cruz Talks Drum 'n' Bass, My Favorite Robot, His New Label, and Basel Week

    Puerto Rico is not necessarily known as an electronic dance music hotbed, but the island did spawn one Jonny Cruz, a DJ-producer who has started making waves on the international tech-house scene these last couple years. It helps that Cruz is a card-carrying member of the artist collective behind h ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 1, 2012
  • News

    August 9, 2012
  • News

    November 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Brothers Arrested For Beating Up Pilot On MIA Flight

    Jonathan and Luis Baez​Brothers Jonathan and Luis Baez have been arrested after seriously beating up a pilot on a plane at Miami International Airport last night. The skirmish started after the flight crew ordered one brother off the flight because he appeared to be drunk or on drugs and ended in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Legendary Cuban Band Septeto Nacional Back After 76 Years

    It's a measure of the new exile tolerance that a heralded band from Cuba is headed for Miami, and -- at least so far -- no one is talking about protests, pain or politics. ​The Septeto Nacional made its last U.S. appearance at the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago, where it won a Gold Medal by spreadin ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 4, 2009

    BLT Steak Bewitches

    SoBe's Betsy Hotel houses a winner.

  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    Diva of Song

    Lilian Garcia steps out of the ring with ¡Quiero Vivir!

  • News

    August 30, 2007

    Comfortably Numb

    A UM professor gathers an ugly hidden history of rape and forgetting

  • News

    March 29, 2007

    Killer Kids

    An epidemic of payback murder is wiping out a generation of inner-city youth

  • Music

    January 18, 2007
  • News

    November 23, 2006

    Shiver and Shoot

    A UM star headed for the NBA detours to the Czech Republic

  • Dining

    June 16, 2005
  • Music

    February 24, 2005


    For his millions of fans, Gilberto Santa Rosa has always had a way with words

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    Powers That Be

    It's nice to have wealthy and influential friends, especially when you need loads of campaign cash

  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    King Fire Ant

    Crooner Victor Manuelle wears the Miami Carnaval crown at Calle Ocho 2004, but rapper Tego Calderón reigns

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    Turn for the Verse

    Veteran Miami DJ Robbie Rivera scratches out a living as dance track innovator

  • News

    October 9, 2003

    Just Friends

    If a man is known by the company he keeps, then FBI boss Hector Pesquera has a problem

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    Dialogue: The Final Frontier

    When trade sanctions, bluster, and a few bombs don't work, you gotta try something else

  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Cheat Sheet

    Don't know the bands? Don't worry -- here are some highlights

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Alive and Kicking the Habit

    Rapper Vico C is born again with a little help from Picasso and Jesus

  • Music

    February 21, 2002

    That Was Then

    Recent years have been unkind to Alejandra Guzman

  • Music

    August 9, 2001


    This land is pa'ti, pa'mi

  • Dining

    May 3, 2001

    MC Chef at the Mike

    Kitchen rockers

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    Inside the Wasp's Nest

    In the cloak-and-dagger world of a Cuban chief spook, Puerto Rican music magazines, wet beepers, and pregnancies can cause unexpected turbulence

  • News

    September 21, 2000

    Spoiled Island

    With no public input whatsoever, Miami officials have put together a deal to trade waterfront park land for massive cruise ship terminals and a lovely parking garage

  • News

    September 21, 2000

    In Too Deep

    Four years ago a dangerous chemical tanker ran aground in Biscayne National Park. The salvage operation that followed would go down in history.

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    The Deep Blue Greed

    The Arison clan built Carnival into a money machine by cleverly avoiding tax laws

  • News

    December 2, 1999

    His Feathered Friends

    Without the help of a South Florida conservationist, the island of Dominica may bid farewell to its national bird

  • News

    September 16, 1999

    Father Albert's Pulpit Show

    He's got looks, charm, and the church on his side. But even this priest may not save Telemundo's ratings.

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Down and Out in Dade County, Part 2

    After a lifetime of battling poverty, unemployment, and HIV, Vivian Rolon is dead at age 44

  • Calendar

    April 29, 1999

    Night & Day

    April 29 - May 5, 1999

  • News

    October 9, 1997

    The Quiet Cuban

    When he appeared in Miami last year, jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba ignited a firestorm of controversy. Though he now lives in South Florida, he just wants to play music, not politics.

  • News

    August 15, 1996

    Rough Diamond

    A Cuban embezzler built it, anti-Batista guerrillas trained in it, Nicaraguan refugees lived in it, and Frank Robinson played baseball in it. Now somebody has to step to the plate and save Bobby Maduro Miami Stadium.

  • News

    April 4, 1996

    The Bureaucracy to End All Bureaucracies

    The county's AIDS umbrella group draws fire from a Metro official -- and loses its executive director

  • News

    February 22, 1996

    Smeared for Takeoff

    American Airlines officials want to know why the Miami Herald is covering old news as if it were a breaking story

  • News

    June 30, 1993

    The Conner Conspiracy

    He was an aviation classic: independent, stubborn, savvy. And he was convinced powerful forces were out to ruin him. Did that include government informants and federal agents? Gus Conner will never know.

  • News

    February 24, 1993

    A Sea of Trouble

    For 66 days Bill and Simonne Butler drifted together on a tiny raft in the Pacific. After they were finally rescued and came back to Miami, they drifted apart.

  • News

    November 21, 1990
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