Is the news here that Florida is one of the most politically corrupt states in the nation or that there are nine other states that are more corrupt than Florida? We're still not really sure. A new study conducted by University of Hong Kong and the Indiana University found that the Sunshine State i ... More >>
Sometimes Miami shows up on city rankings in spots that sort of irk us. Other times our rankings are pleasantly surprising. And occasionally we get ranked in a spot that makes us think, Yeah, that is totally accurate.So, we're not exactly surprised that not one, but two Miami-Dade cities sit in the ... More >>
There's never been a Floridian anywhere close to getting in the White House, and it appears Marco Rubio will not be running as vice president this year. Following earlier reports that he wasn't even being seriously considered by Mitt Romney for the spot, bits of Romney's supposed VP shortlist had le ... More >>
Florida is notorious for Medicare fraud, and we also have more than our fair share of food stamp fraud. At least Miami residents can console themselves with the fact that our food stamp defrauders are not as shameless as those in other states.EBT cards, modern-day food stamps, are being traded for c ... More >>
Pink slime, that ammonia-treated concoction used in ground beef that has offended the sensibilities of so many people, might finally disappear.The Associated Press reports that three of four factories belonging to Beef Products Inc., which produces much of the popular but hazardous slime, ha ... More >>
Calle Ocho is the biggest, livest street party in the whole United States and represents the real Miami to the fullest. Members of every nation including Cubanos, Boricuas, Nicas, Catrachos, Zuelans, Boludos, Zoes, Bajans, Trinis, Jamaicans, Chilangos, Norteños, Sureños, Truchas, Gringos, even ... More >>
Rep. Connie Mack's late entrance into the GOP primary for the right to take on incumbent senator Bill Nelson later this year has resulted in a quick jump to the front of the pack over other candidates like George LeMieux and Adam Hasner. The fact that Mack shares his name with his father, a forme ... More >>
Camille LambGraham Garnos, seen through a murky glass of silver colloid, drinks and serves about 50 times the recommended dose.We're standing in the kitchen, watching ghostly trails ooze off sticks of silver in a jam jar filled with distilled water. The kitchen, the jar, the silver, and the machi ... More >>
Poor Mike Miller. He sat out a good chunk of last season with a thumb injury, only to return to not win the NBA Finals. Now it turns out he was taken for a financial ride by Ponzi schemer John Johnson. Guy just can't catch a break. Of course, maybe Miller should have done his homework before inve ... More >>
In October, a new law will make Florida the 31st state to outlaw bestiality. Yep, we will be tragically separated from the furry and hoofed objects of our lust, for no reason other than a pesky species divide. It's like a modern day Romeo and Juliet tale, if Shakespeare had had the guts to us ... More >>
Stephen Jaffe, a publicist hired by author Gerald Posner, responded to El Jefe's recent comment about lawyer and author Mark Lane. The comment, which was reported across the country, referred to Lane as an "83-year-old Jonestown survivor." Obviously, he is much more than that., We stand corrected. ... More >>
Any moment now Florida Governor Charlie Crist is expected to announce that he's running as an independent for Senate. A crowd full of reporters and supporters have gathered at Straub Park in St. Pete, Fl to hear his announcement. We're watching CNN where Wolf Blitzer says they'll be covering it l ... More >>
This week's feature story, "Down on the Farm," chronicles an increasingly heated national battle over "factory-farmed" food. On one side: a phalanx of corporation- and family-owned farms across the country. On the other: the Washington, D.C.-based Humane Society of the United States.Caught in the ... More >>
There's been a lot of ink spilled in recent years over the potential dangers inherent in our food supply chain. Still, the piece by Michael Moss this past Saturday in The New York Times could scare just about anyone into a lifetime of hamburger abstinence. You can, and should, check out the entire a ... More >>
U.S. military deserters once again flock to Canada to avoid war. Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.
Friday, September 26: *Smart-guy metal bands the Sword and Clutch play at Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale. Click here to read more about both. *The South Dakota-based, Nakota nation band Indigenous performs at the Seminole Hard Rock, blending classic rock riffage with Native American traditions. C ... More >>
Drink heavily and don't worry. That baby will be fine.
Sean Penn delivers a soulful road movie and refuses to define his subject
Against long odds and even longer distances, a group of Miami-Dade teens competes for a shot at hockey glory
My life is informed by film, and when I am having a particularly terrible terrible awful experience, I often suspend the trauma by framing it through someone else's celluloid suffering, conjuring an imaginary foil the way Jimi Mistry invented Kyle MacLachlan as Cary Grant in A Touch of Pink. On Thur ... More >>
Chart House is a grown-up people's place to dine, with view and all
Miami's Only Midday Millennium Moment
March 19-25, 1998
Micky Arison and other cruise industry bigwigs are pushing Congress to ship potential lawsuits overseas
As one of the most acclaimed Cuban artists of his generation, Jose Bedia is already in the spotlight. But the illumination he's looking for is something slightly different.
Mike is a DUI attorney with a nose for legal loopholes. Alan is a crusading cop with a jones for drunk drivers. Vendetta, anyone?
Officially it's called "substandard orange wine," but to small business owners, Premium Blend is a strong shot in the arm