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    March 11, 2014

    Coral Reef Senior High Teacher Banned From Obama Speech for Social Media Posts

    Coral Reef Senior High Principal Adrianne Leal asked her teachers not to post anything on social media before President Obama visited her school last Friday. But for history teacher Randall Scott, holding back was not an option. The birther, who calls himself a "Republican Extremist," wasn't about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    J.J. Rendon: "If You Support [Nicolas Maduro], You Support Killing. You Support Genocide."

    Of the thousands of protesters in JC Bermudez Park on Saturday, only one was dressed all in black. J.J. Rendón stood out solemnly in the sea of white. Latin America's most infamous political consultant wouldn't have had it any other way. For the 15 years since Hugo Chávez was elected, Rendón has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    How a Miami Company Cyber Attacked Rebels in Syria

    Across rebel-held Syria last September, an innocuous-seeming image of a man kissing a woman flashed across computer screens. It prompted curiosity and clicks. But as rebels soon learned, the image was actually a virus, and they'd just infected their computers. For months, as Syria descended deeper i ... More >>

  • News

    December 12, 2013
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    December 10, 2013

    Is Social Media a Safe Space for Whoremongers?

    The sex tourism industry is about a century old, but when the Internet first became publicly available, sites like World Sex Guide allowed perpetual whoremongers to form communities online. Founded in 1994, WSG today has more than 30,000 pictures of prostitutes posted by men who talk to each other o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Florida Student Takes Viral Selfie With Teacher Having Contractions in Background

    Self-taken photos are -- as a general rule -- of no use or interest to anyone but the narcissistic subject. From the era of Myspace angle shots to the age of the Instagram duck face, this has been a true, verifiable fact. A Florida high school student has just shattered the time-tested rule, though, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Subhanna Beyah, Accused of Drugging and Robbing Men, May Also Be Behind a Terrible Record Label

    Waking up after a night of partying at YOLO the club and realizing you've been conned out of $100,000 is a great way to feel serious shame and regret, unless you are actually Drake. (In which case, YOLO!) Sheriff's detectives in Broward County are currently searching for a group of women accused of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Voice Places: Cleaner, Quicker, More Fun

    By now our lovely regular readers are familiar with Voice Places, the listings engine behind all of Miami New Times' restaurant reviews and calendar picks. Today that engine got a lot more powerful, with a new design that brings even more content to the fore. Among the changes: Cleaner design with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Eternity Coffee Roasters Officially Named Krups "Best Brew" by Popular Vote

    The heated battle for Miami's Best Brew may have gone cold, but the buzz is back after a surprising announcement on Krups' Facebook page. The bean counters at Krups announced the winner this week as downtown's Eternity Coffee Roasters. Tinta y Café and Eternity were neck-and-neck in the battle f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Ten Signs Your Band Won't Make It at SXSW

    Being a successful musician really has to be a slice of heaven. And of course the chicks are great. It's why from the beginning of time, men (and women) have taken up instruments in the chance they will be played in front of many, many others, some of whom could possibly want to have sex with them. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Marlow Rosado's Grammy-Nominated Salsa Coming to PAX Miami

    For less than what'd it cost to sit in the last row of the American Airlines Arena to say that you saw Taylor Swift live and in-person, you and a date can dance rueda mere yards from Puerto Rican-born, Miami-based salsero Marlow Rosado. Apples to oranges, you say? Well, they're actually not th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 8, 2012
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    October 22, 2012

    Stripper Tip Drill Is Now a Rapper, Unveils Shit Happens Mixtape Cover on Twitter

    It was not long ago that we here at Crossfade knew Tip Drill simply as Miami's most recognizable stripper. But then a fall during one of her signature, death-defying slides down King of Diamonds' massive pole left her with a broken jaw, bringing a premature end to her days as the top money earner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    South Street Restaurant & Bar Moving Into Former Sra. Martinez Space

    When Sra. Martinez bowed out of of the Design District back in July, we knew it wouldn't be long before the space would reopen with a new concept.Amir Ben-Zion, the man behind Gigi, Bardot, Cooper Avenue, and formerly Sra. Martinez, will be opening up South Street Restaurant & Bar, a Motown insp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Dan Hosker, Famed South Florida Punk and Holy Terrors Guitarist, Dead at 46

    R.I.P., Dan Hosker. Back in May, Hosker -- a famed South Florida punk who'd done guitar duty in legendary local crews like Harry Pussy, The Holy Terrors, and Laundry Room Squelchers -- was involved in a brutal late-night car wreck. He was taken to Broward General Medical Center. He fell into a com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Kim Kardashian "Honored" to be Kanye's "Perfect Bitch," Causes Twitter Uproar

    See also "Kanye West Calls Kim Kardashian "Perfect Bitch," Plus Five Other Adorable Rap Pet Names." Kanye's a sweetheart. And when he calls someone a "bitch," it's cute. In fact, it's an honor. Yesterday, we mentioned that Yeezy debuted his latest Kim Kardashian love song, "Perfect Bitch," this p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Welcome to Our New Livefyre Commenting System

    Today, the Miami New Times rolled out a new user profile platform dubbed My Voice Nation. Your voice -- and the opinions you voice in our comments section -- will now be amplified through a fancy new commenting program called Lifefyre ("live fire"). Read all about it below.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Trayvoning Meme Emerges on Facebook

    Can we try to keep our internet memes to fun things like cats and bastardizations of Disney characters? Because the sad, avoidable homicide of an unarmed Miami Gardens teenager should really not be grounds for memedom.And yet, apparently a new Tebowing-like craze called "Trayvoning" has emerged on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Trayvon Martin's Email and Twitter Reportedly Hacked By White Supremacist

    ​The racist smear campaign against Trayvon Martin has hit a stomach churning low. Gawker reports that a self proclaimed white supremicist using the internet handle "Klanklannon" has hacked into multiple email and social media accounts used by the deceased teen. 

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Five Other Famous Body Parts That Deserve Twitter Accounts

    ​The 2012 Academy Awards are old news, but they have left us with at least one lasting legacy: @angiesrightleg.The Twitter account written from the point of view of Angelina Jolie's leg, which her dress scandalously exposed during the red carpet and ceremony, boasts over 26,500 followers this morn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    South Beach's Mansion Nightclub Closed "For Forseeable Future"

    ​Log onto and the nightlub's site has been scrubbed clean, except for a shocking three-word statement in big, bold red letters: "MANSION IS CLOSED." That same mysterious message also went out over Mansion's official Twitter feed and Facebook account earlier today, causing SoBe cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    With Hundreds of Dogs Abandoned Near Everglades, Rescuers Are Out of Funds

    Facebook Candy, one of the 178 dogs rescued from the Everglades area since September.​The past four months have been a horror show for local animal rescuer Amy Restucci. Along with a group of volunteers, she has spent every weekend in rural South Dade rounding up dogs -- all of them former pet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Ultra Music Festival 2012: Armin Van Buuren, BK & Mr. E Announce (Sort of) Appearances

    Armin Van Buuren.​We've been snooping around the last few weeks, hoping someone would slip up and announce they are scheduled to perform at Ultra Music Festival 2012, scheduled to take place at Bayfront Park. Of course, there are already some who have strongly hinted that they will be making an ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Occupy Art Basel is So Far Just a Tumblr Blog, a Facebook Page, and a Snobby Art Collector

    ​Will Art Basel Miami Beach get a Wall Street-style occupation this week? The art fair warned gallerists of the possibility, and rumors are swirling. Now is live, but right now it's just a Tumblr blog filled with a mini-manifesto and a Occupy movement related pictures and links. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Pasha's Facebook Drive: Be the 500th Person to Like and Win $500

    Like Pasha's and win $500 worth of food​Calling all Pasha's lovers. The Mediterranean casual food mini chain is having a little Facebook Friend-zy.In a move to get more "likes", Pasha's is giving a $500 gift certificate to the 500th person to like its page.Even if you don't win the $500 gift certi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Chicken Pox Lollipop: Spreading Germs Via Candy

    Lollipops laced with chicken pox are being shared by moms.​Some Nashville moms have been offering to sell lollipops that have been licked by children with chicken pox, according to WSMV in Nashville. The thought process is that healthy children who lick these pops will contract the disease and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Miss Cheesious and Ms. Cheesy: Trademark Theft or Cheesy Coincidence?

    Ms. CheeziousMs. Cheezious: more popular that we thought.​If you looked at the headline and thought that Short Order was in serious need of a spell checker, think again.According to the website, there's a food truck about to serve grilled cheese and soups in the football-obsessed city ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Tacontento in South Beach Closed?

    Photo by Christina Staalstrom​A year after opening its doors, the Guatemalan-based tacqueria chain Tacontento seems to have given up. The outdoor furniture is haphazardly stacked indoors along with what looks like some plumbing pipes and the inside "bar agave" area with the large blowing angels lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Entenmann's Twitter Fail: #NotGuilty Hashtag About Death not Donuts

    Bad tweet....bad, bad tweet....​According to the Washintgon Post, baked goods company Entenmann's is doing emergency public relations backflips after someone at the makers of boxed coffee cakes tweeted "Who's #notguilty about eating all the tasty treats they want? on their official @Entenma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Best of Miami 2011: Best 15 Minutes of Fame

    In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 16, here is a sneak peek at one category and its winner.​Best 15 Minutes of FameKat

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    May 20, 2011

    Gordon Biersch $50 Gift Card Giveaway

    ​Hey, Short Order readers, we're back with another giveaway! This time it's a $50 gift card to Gordon Biersch. You can get a lot of beer for that kind of money.What to do you have to do win it? We're going to keep it simple this time. Just go over to Short Order's Facebook page -- and "Like" us if ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2011
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    January 10, 2011

    Mayor Carlos Alvarez Besieged By Animal Rights Activists on Facebook

    ​Carlos Alvarez already has a cantankerous billionaire -- and 95,000 equally irate voters -- trying to get him canned. Now the Miami-Dade County mayor can't even find peace through Farmville: His Facebook page is under attack by animal rights activists.

  • Calendar

    December 23, 2010
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    December 17, 2010

    Introducing the New Disqus Commenting System

    ​We know how much you love the Captcha commenting system now in use on Crossfade. Who doesn't enjoy struggling to read nonsensical phrases to prove they aren't evil robots. We hate to break it to you, but Captcha is going away. Crossfade and the other Miami New Times blogs are switching to Dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Introducing the New Disqus Commenting System

    ​We know how much you love the Captcha commenting system now in use on Short Order. Who doesn't enjoy struggling to read nonsensical phrases to prove they aren't evil robots. We hate to break it to you, but Captcha is going away. Short Order and the other Miami New Times blogs are switching to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Introducing the New Disqus Commenting System

    ​We know how much you love the Captcha commenting system now in use on Riptide. Who doesn't enjoy struggling to read nonsensical phrases to prove they aren't evil robots. We hate to break it to you, but Captcha is going away. Riptide and the other Miami New Times blogs are switching to Disqus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Behind Restaurant Tweets, Part One

    ​You're having a great dinner at a restaurant and you decide to share it with your friends on Twitter. Next thing you know, you receive a response from the restaurant's Twitter account. It's not an uncommon experience these days, but have you ever wondered who sits on the other side? Is it a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    The Freakin' Hott Has the Best Blog in South Florida

    A. VanderkooyThe Freakin' Hott in freakin' action.Besides seriously rocking the fuck out, directly channeling an imaginary bastard love child of Kimya Dawson and Bob Stinson, and having the best ass and the prettiest face in the club, respectively, Maggie and Aaron also have the funniest, harshest a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    High School Basketball Stars May Have Served You McNuggets

    via Kevin Cole's flickrThe McDonald's All-American High School basketball games goes off tomorrow on the UM campus. The Washington Post has been posting blog dispatches from Maryland's National Christian Academy stand out Dante Taylor. He has been having all sorts of fun in Miami. He's swam with dol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    MIA Customs Officials Keep Us Safe From Teddy Bear Threat

    via Flavouz's flickrTheir eyes were watching eyes. U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Miami International Airport noticed that the glass eyes on a shipment of teddy bears from China were poorly secured, and could be a choking hazard to small children. They sent the bears off for further test ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    A-Rod and Limbaugh Are Apparently Exactly the Same

    by Rex Lameray via Belltown Messenger's FlickrRush Limbaugh and Alex Rodriguez both have their past drug struggles with pain killers and steroids respectively, they also both have multi-million dollar pads in South Florida. That is where the comparisons end to the untrained eye. But Robert Zimmerman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Happy Meaningless Federal Holiday!

    by Maria Sputnik Today is the day we set aside every year to remember our presidents and what great men they surely must have been buy Egyptian cotton sheets at the department store's two-for-one sale. Yes, it is Presidents' Day. At first, I thought about putting together some sort of fun list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    New Times Groove On Battle of the Bands: Your Guide, Part 2

    Tonight, Friday the 13th, in a hard luck city in a bad luck wind, Miami New Times Promotions presents four bands battling for the chance to play a show in NYC with free airfare and accommodations. Last week Afrobeta and Tristan & The Juice made it to the finals. Tonight, two more winners will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Pope Won't Poke You On Facebook

    Benedict XVI is the first Pope to take office in the information age, and as such will have to endure internet memes like these for all of his term. So it's no surprise the holy leader of Miami's biggest religion is taking on the internet. According to the AP, the Pope is open to social netoworking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Rick Sanchez's Crack Shame

    Rick Sanchez is our favorite twitter friend ever, but when he started tweeting last night about heady topics such as God, Hitler, and Torquemada, we thought he might be on something. Then he posted, "i am high on crack right now might not be coming to work today." Aha! Rick Sanchez, we always knew i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Sexy New Developments in Insider Trading Scheme

    We posted a link in the news roundup to this story about the Miami Beach men who were arrested as part of a Lehman Brothers insider trading scandal, but there's a part of our brain that shuts down when confronted with too much business-numbers-money nonsense. Now we have sexy new information! Like a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Does It Offend Rick Sanchez, Yeah?

    Oh No! Someone's mixed Catholic imagery and sex! How provocative! How controversial! How unoriginal.Rick Sanchez, everyone's favorite former Channel Seven newsman, dedicated a good portion of his Twitter-fueled CNN show yesterday to the latest cover of Mexican Playboy that shows a model who may be c ... More >>

  • Music

    September 25, 2008

    Kendall Band I Set My Friends on Fire Makes It Big the MySpace Way

    A full-length album, a national tour, and hordes of moshing fans.

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    January 17, 2008
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