When Gigi Alibhai was a child growing up in Cuba, life wasn't too sweet. Her mother, who was a political prisoner for a time, worked at a candy factory to make ends meet for her family. Alibhai says her family was so poor she didn't have shoes, let alone toys. "My mother would stay late at the can ... More >>
After last week's loss to the Pacers, most people assumed the race for the first seed was over. Many predicted it would be very likely the Heat would just turtle into some sort of pre-playoff cocoon, content with the second seed in the East. Last Wednesday's loss to the Pacers dropped the Heat to tw ... More >>
The onetime stripper said she'd change the immigration debate. What's the holdup?
Andrea Herrera slides headphones off her sleek black mane and steps out of a recording booth. Wearing a tight blue dress and pumps that are a half-size too big, she's anxious as she leans against a nearby pool table -- or at least as anxious as one can be after drinking half a bottle of cognac. It' ... More >>
If there's one thing worse than dumb reality television, it's the dumb reality television scandal. We place nobodies who might be better off keeping their opinions to themselves on a national stage because they're a whole lot of odd and a little delightfully stupid, and then act all scandalized when ... More >>
Featuring threesome seekers, cokehead judges, hockey dads from hell, and, quite naturally, Greg Abbott.
Florida's strange legal code means you can kill a kid armed only with a bag of Skittles, claim self defense, and get off scot-free, but if you fire what you claim is a warning shot during a dispute with your abusive husband you get 20 years in jail. Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman sentenced t ... More >>
Sunday marks the first Miami Dolphins home game of the year, which means it's time to dust off those tents and charcoal grills that have been laying in your garage for the past eight months. It appears the Dolphins have raised their game on the field, so it's only fair you meet that intensity off of ... More >>
The storm formerly known as Dorian looks less likely to ruin your life but hey, you never know. Hurricane season is upon us, so you darn well better be ready for everything from a temporary power outage to a Sharknado. From the minute a storm jumps off Africa and starts soaking up that warm water HG ... More >>
George Zimmerman has been found not guilty in the shooting death of Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin. After sixteen hours of deliberation, including 12 today, the six-person, all-female, all-white jury delivered the unanimous decision at 10 p.m. tonight. Apparently the jury could not remove all ... More >>
With George Zimmerman's trial starting in Central Florida this week for the murder of Miami-area teen Trayvon Martin, the controversial case has rocketed back to the headlines. Fox News, however, appears to have taken a novel approach to its coverage of the tragedy, and recently invited a guest on w ... More >>
Sixteen months ago, a Miami teenager carrying a cell phone, a pack of Skittles, and a soft drink was shot to death in his father's Central Florida town by a self-appointed neighborhood watchman. The case soon erupted into a referral on race -- because the victim, Trayvon Martin, was black and the sh ... More >>
Dumb idea: showing your police pals your Trayvon Martin shooting target -- complete with crosshairs over his heart and a pack of Skittles in the pocket of his hoodie. Dumber idea: letting one colleague take a photo of you with the target to "show his son." A cop in Port Canaveral did both last month ... More >>
Iggy Azalea. You probably know her as the white girl rapper from Australia who writes rhymes about sex, drugs, and violence. But you really shouldn't judge a woman by her viral video. In reality, everyone is more complex than some public persona. And Azalea is an intelligent, thoughtful, and well ... More >>
If the Tales of the Cocktail conference in New Orleans last week taught me one thing, it's that your liver can take five days of abuse as long as you feed it lots of red beans and rice. (Oh ... coconut water and cat naps work well, too.)Seriously, there was much to learn at Tales of the Cocktail. Wi ... More >>
Nicki Minaj is cool and everything. But when it comes to raw rapper women, there's an even newer bad bitch in town. The sexy and slick-witted Australian import Iggy Azalea has been going viral with "Pu$$y", her hit single and music video. Recently signed to Interscope, T. I. is even producing Ms. ... More >>
It's been almost three weeks now since Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old from Miami, was shot to death by a neighborhood watchman in his father's Orlando-area suburb. Yet by George Zimmerman, the self proclaimed watchman, remains free. He claims he acted in self defense, a position bolstered by the s ... More >>
Dude, where's my city? Miami wakes up with a pounding headache.
photo by Justin NamonYeah, Halloween here tends to be NSFKWho says Halloween is a kids' holiday? Certainly not local residents.If you're an adult looking to dress up in a skimpy costume and gorge yourself on some spiked witch's brew then Miami is the city for you. Though, if you're a kid in town ... More >>
To vegans, the frights of Halloween Horror Nights have got nothing on the idea of unknowingly savoring pulverized pig parts in the form of the gelatin or glycerine commonly found in so many candies. But that doesn't mean our plastic jack-o-lantern buckets have to go empty, or even that we've got ... More >>
Oprah and 378 staffers recently took a one-week vegan challenge.Or, "How to Succeed at Veganism Without Really Trying."Vegans are humans too. Like most Americans, we have only so much time to dedicate to food preparation. So it is an error when outsiders ponder the vegan lifestyle and automatical ... More >>
I got a text from my friend Tamar the other day, saying, "You wanna go to a Pitbull video shoot?" Hell yeah! I love Pitbull! I grabbed the Kodak and drove to a studio near Coconut Grove. Some of the hottest women I have ever seen were walking around in bikinis, chillin' and posing for the c ... More >>
via http://www.flickr.com/photos/evilerin/3149131867/Candy, we love it, but that doesn't mean it's all good, at least not to everybody.In fact, there are certain popular confections, some of which have been around since the 1800s, that continue to engender hate for their flavor profiles. Somebody ... More >>
And yes, you can use your fingers.
Since it's a very chill Thursday morning and we could all use a few laughs, CrossFade is glad to present 10 of the dorkiest and funniest moments in the history of melanin-challenged rap: 1. Here's a dorky guy who can impersonate LL Cool J, Mystikal and Digital Underground:
From sticking keys in the ignition to exploring Uranus, no metaphor is too outlandish for R. Kelly.
China's most expensive film looks pretty but feels empty
Uncle Sam's Music
Scare tactics, uniformed soldiers, clueless social workers, and a compliant Miami Herald