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    September 19, 2014

    Community Gardens Uprooted For New Parking Lot, Development

    Next Saturday the R.Y.P.E. Community Garden in Buena Vista will host en event. It's a goodbye party -- the garden will soon be demolished so a parking lot can be built in its place. "Pave paradise to put up a parking lot. Sooo sorry," wrote Atiya Guianese on the event's Facebook page. R.Y.P.E. isn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    H2Ombre Brave the Bar Competition: Vote for Your Favorite Cocktail

    If the staggering heat of our Miami summer is getting to you and you don't have a pool in your backyard, maybe you should consider heading to the Adrienne Arsht Center for a refreshing dip at the theater. H2Ombre is playing at the Miami entertainment complex and it's an interactive show that featur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Churchill's New Owners Abandoning Plans for 21-and-Over Policy

    Rejoice, kids. Just days after the new owners of Churchill's Pub announced a 21-and-over policy, they've already abandoned those plans. Yesterday, following the pub's weekly staff get-together, an announcement of the reversal was made on Churchill's official Facebook page. "After a meeting today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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 22, 2013

    New York City's "Weed Fairy" Is From Miami

    Halloween came a little early for New Yorkers this season, or at the very least, some of them were given a second excuse to gorge on candy. Apparently, there's a "weed fairy," and she's using social media to spread a very chill message. On Friday, the internet lit up with news of a mysterious benef ... 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

    September 30, 2013

    Is Hugo Chavez Alive? Venezuelan President Says 'Recording From Beyond the Grave' Is A Fraud

    The voice is scratchy but vaguely familiar. "I want you to tell the boys," the man says in Spanish, "that today, Sept. 16, I am more alive than ever." According to thousands sharing the recording across social media in Venezuela, the words come from none other than strongman Hugo Chavez and prove th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Florida Man Arrested For Throwing Ice Cream, Pulling Ears, Groping Passengers on Russia-to-Miami Flight

    Five hours into a flight from Moscow to Miami last week, Pavel Nesvat decided to start throwing jars of ice cream. That was only the beginning of his bizarre transatlantic rampage, which eventually included Nesvat yanking on the ears of flight attendants, whacking other passengers in the head, and s ... 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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    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

    April 20, 2012

    Poll: Which Dirty Nickname Should We Give the Marlins' Home Run Sculpture?

    You all are dirty! On Wednesday we asked Riptide readers to come up with the most vulgar possible name for the Miami Marlins' technicolor home run statue. We waded through the comments both here and on our Facebook page. After scrubbing ourselves clean in the shower with a wire brush to remove some ... 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

    March 28, 2012

    Pitbull's Men in Black III Theme: Has Dat Lil Chico Ditched Calle Ocho and Gone Hollywood?

    ​From the Los Angeles set of his "Back in Time" video shoot, Pitbull drops a big-screen bomb. Having already conquered the international pop charts with hits like "Rain Over Me" and "Give Me Everything," Miami rapper and last week's subject of VH1's Behind the Music, Pitbull tells MTV News that ( ... More >>

  • 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

    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 21, 2011

    Anthony Bourdain's The Layover Premieres Tonight

    ​Anthony Bourdain's new Travel Channel show, The Layover, premieres tonight at 9. The show, inspired by Bourdain's frequent trips for his other Travel Channel show, No Reservations, takes us to major cities in the United States, Europe, and Asia so we can watch Tony eat, drink, and hang with the l ... 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 Buffalo.com, 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

    June 21, 2011

    Dwyane Wade Scouts New Press Conference Outfits at Milan Fashion Week UPDATED

    via TwitterWade outside the Versace fashion show. ​The Dallas Mavericks may have snatched another NBA championship away from Dwyane Wade, but they will never take away his reign as the league's leading style MVP. The fashion-forward guard is in Italy for Milan Fashion Week, taking in the men's sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Florida Nudist Resorts Determined to Attract More Young Naked People

    via Groger.net [NSFW]​Have you ever been to a nudist resort? Those hoping to be amongst unclothed young things might be a little overwhelmed by the sight of wrinkled flesh. Apparently, America's nudist community is alarmed that its membership is graying and is now desperately trying to attract you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    October 15, 2010

    JB Kitchen & Bar Closed for Renovations

    ​We know how the story usually ends when restaurants say they're closed for renovations, but JB Kitchen & Bar -- which opened in February -- might really just be renovating. Calls to the restaurant went to a recording giving its hours of operation and a prompt to leave a message. The restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Transfer Money and Access Contact Info With the "Bump" of a Smart Phone

    ​We're normally not huge advocates of smart phone apps that connect to social media. Sure, a lot of them are handy, but in the day and age of Foursquare check-ins, following on Twitter, and Facebook stalking, it's just too easy to get lost in the noise. Enter Bump. 

  • 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

    February 3, 2010

    Red Light Is Super Bowl Central for New Orleans Fans

    Chef Kris Wessel already has a lot of friends and family in town from his hometown, New Orleans, for the Super Bowl. And more fans will start trickling in on Thursday, he told us. To rise to the occasion, he's bringing New Orleans to Miami at Red Light.Photo via Red Light's Facebook page​Festiviti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Silicon Beach: Tripatini Connects Travelers

    Tripatini is international in scope but was founded here in the 305.​Tripatini, founded last year in March by Miamians Jose Balido and Dave Appell, is a unique social networking site for travelers. The website launched in late August and was dubbed "Facebook for travelers" by the New York Post. Si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    DJ Seasunz Charged in the Murder of 18-Year-Old Jaclyn Torrealba

    Facebook photo Jaclyn Torrealba​A well-known Miami DJ Juan Carlos Portieles, known professionally as DJ Seasunz, turned himself in yesterday afternoon after driving around with the dead body of his 18-year-old girlfriend, Jaclyn Torrealba. Police are charging the 30 year ... 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

    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

    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 >>

  • 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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