In this week's Miami New Times, we profile 30 of the most interesting characters in town, with portraits of each from photographer Stian Roenning. See the entire Miami New Times People Issue here. When he was a 9-year-old Boy Scout, Jeff Ransom and his fellow troop members got lost in a Venezuelan ... More >>
Times are tough for the Miami Dolphins. No matter what they do, nothing seems to go their way. Year after year, high hopes turn into epic disappointments. Now, with coach Joe Philbin in the hot seat and Ryan Tannehill's tenure as the Dolphins starting quarterback tenuous at best, the team seems to b ... More >>
Two summers ago, Miami was the stage for one of the strangest FBI sting operations on record. On July 17, 2012, undercover agents set up a clandestine deal in a pricey South Beach hotel room. With hidden cameras recording his every move, an unwitting suspect carefully removed the much-coveted object ... More >>
Floridians have a bit of a reputation for being weirdo hot heads. Just check out our WTF Florida archives, but ACCORDING TO SCIENCE most Floridians are actually pretty chill folks. A new study lead by Peter J. Rentfrow, Ph.D., of the University of Cambridge, identified three distinct personality c ... More >>
Brian Deutzman braces himself against the pounding surf just off South Beach and slowly waves his fluorescent-colored metal detector underwater. His eyes narrow as faint electronic beeps resonate in his oversize headphones. Tall, pale, and draped in a thin white shirt, he looks like a combination of ... More >>
Musicians are not morning people. In fact, some aren't even early afternoon people, like Andres Ramos of Miami folk ensemble the Anthropologist of Nosy Mangabe. "Can I call you back in no more than 15 minutes," Ramos asks. "I'm just sitting down to have breakfast and I'm not that articulate with f ... More >>
Rick Scott can't open his mouth without causing some sort of controversy. While pushing the need to get more Florida college students to major in things like science and math, he dissed anthropologists."Is it a vital interest of the state to have more anthropologists? I don't think so," he said.N ... More >>
Riverhead BooksAn antiquities expert is summoned in the middle of the night to a major European city in order to investigate a mystery that he soon realizes is a cross-historical conspiracy with devastating modern implications. If you thought, "That's the plot of The Da Vinci Code," you're close ... More >>
Cuban duo Guerra de la Paz turns trash into a funky otherworld.
Brenda Lanzendorf's underwater excavations reveal Biscayne Bay's secret past
Sensitive sites get short shrift from the city
Please, don't call the art they like primitive
On the eve of its permanent disfigurement, the Miami Circle unleashed its mysterious powers of survival
Don't tell archaeologist Bob Carr that the mysterious Miami Circle is just a bunch of holes in the ground. He knows better than that.
To Richard Hoagland the Miami Circle ain't just rocks; it's part of a great extraterrestrial drama
Monkey Jungle's lonely silverback gorilla finds solace in music
Cynics say that to explore the depths of South Florida culture, all you have to do is scratch the surface. Dade County archaeologist Bob Carr digs deeper and knows better.
Vilified by animal protectionists, indicted for smuggling, praised by the feds. Matthew Block surprised everyone. Maybe even himself.
The evidence was not there. The kids' stories were outrageous beyond belief. But that didn't stop Janet Reno from trying to destroy Bobby Fijnje.
While out strolling along the Miami River, Mike Cutrera's dogs gave him a bone, not to mention some fascinating artifacts.