The bands that last, they're the exceptions to the rule. The Geto Boys are that kind of long-lasting, exceptional group. And after 24 years, they're still going strong and they're headed to Miami this Thursday for a show at Blackbird Ordinary. Widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop crews ... More >>
Bro!!!!!! Did you hear bro?!?!? Gov. Rick Scott is such a buzz kill bro!!! He just signed a law that makes it illegal for smoke shops to sell just about every pipe bro!!! Glass, wooden, acrylic, stone, metal, with or without screens, with carubretion!!! We're gonna have to stock up on apples and emp ... More >>
Coconut Grove residents get ready for an influx of belly dancing, live Greek music, flowing rivers of ouzo, and fresh seafood. Acropolis Taverna, the Florida-based small chain of Greek tavernas is planning on opening in Coconut Grove sometime late winter.The restaurant will be located on Main Highwa ... More >>
Fang With No Fraud, Powerhouse, To Be Hated, Out of Sorts, and FWA Presented by Idle Hands Churchill's Pub, Miami Saturday, December 22, 2012 Better Than: An Xmas weekend spent with anything besides loud abrasive music and old friends, reminiscing about those who are no longer here, in a sea of col ... More >>
Rodney Blanchard had already solidified his bid for "Worst Person In Florida" when police came to his mobile home this weekend to find that he'd stuffed four live kittens into plastic bags and trapped them in his freezer. But this is Florida, and Blanchard knew he faced stiff competition.Today, he u ... More >>
Rodney J. Blanchard had a guest over at his home whom he asked to get a beer out of the freezer. When the woman opened the ice box door instead of finding brewskies, she found four small kittens. Blanchard, a 49-year-old St. Petersburg resident, has now been arrested on four charges of animal cruelt ... More >>
Attention, computer-buying public of Florida: If a man approaches you in the parking lot of a Best Buy with a convoluted tale about needing money to get home and a strangely discounted iPad for sale, it's almost certainly too good to be true.A woman in Daytona Beach learned this the hard way after f ... More >>
When Donnie McLendon's friends brought him to the hospital, they originally told authorities that a criminal had busted in with a gun and shot McLendon in the head. Turns out the trio has just gotten drunk and high and decided to play a game of Russian roulette, a game that tends not to end well.
Tudor House, the American bistro part-owned by celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian located in the lobby of the Dream South Beach Hotel, is closing come the end of the summer. The chef/partner has decided to divest his interest in Tudor House back to Dream South Beach's owner Sant Chatwal in order to fo ... More >>
See the full 35-photo slideshow of Afrojack at Mansion. Afrojack With Shermonology, Quintino and R3hab Mansion, Miami Beach Friday, June 15, 2012 Afrojack is like the USPS. Neither rain nor sleet nor snow can stop him from bringing the heat to his home away from home. Thankfully, that happens to b ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for. This week, Luke says African-Americans need to march to the polls on Election Day.For more than two weeks, tens of thousands of African-Americans have been ... More >>
For years Short Order has been saying the only thing that stands between South Beach and paradise was a really good karaoke lounge..possibly one that had live backup singers.Well, South Beach is closer to perfection because word has it that Russian-based Ginza Project is bringing its karaoke loun ... More >>
Next time someone tells you, "Eh, this recession hasn't sucked that much in Miami," whip out this interactive economic graphic report that the Brookings Institute just published. The think tank's conclusions are stunning: Of 200 global cities they analyzed, Miami's economy was harder hit by the r ... More >>
Daily Show reporters aren't that used to politicians outsmarting them, so kudos to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi for staying one step ahead of the political pranksters.After Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi asked Gov. Rick Scott for a cup of his urine yesterday, Bondi must have been tip ... More >>
The mashup is a decadent, triumphant symbol of the digital age's too-deep pool of influences. Before the internet, you had to save your pennies and hunt down sounds (and information about them) like a bounty hunter. Before electricity, you straight up had to wait until someone with an instrume ... More >>
Walmart CCWe all know how bad the economy is right now. Even for those of us lucky to have a an income, times are tough. Just how tough are they for Floridians?In a recent study posted on TampaBayOnline.com, Florida ranks fourth when it comes to families being able to afford food. Not fourth as ... More >>
Louie DiRaimondoToday is opening day for the Florida Marlins, and lots of folks at the stadium will be celebrating in traditional manner -- by which we mean eating hot dogs. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council's 2010 survey of hot dog and sausage consumption at major league b ... More >>
Courtesy of Mitchell LunaIn the late '80s to early '90s, Florida's music landscape was ravaged by a brutal bulldozer known as grindcore. Inspired by death metal, thrash, and classic hardcore, and driven by the DIY ethos of punk rock, groups emerged like locusts. They played faster than everyone e ... More >>
Downfall was a pretty good movie about the pathetic, increasingly insane last days of Adolf Hitler, so the film major in me doesn't really know what to make of the fact it's best known as an internet meme.The spoofs have been popping up online for years, and The New York Times Magazine documented t ... More >>
via myspace.com/vivalevoxViva Le Vox and Alex Nelson Dada, Delray BeachFriday, August 7, 2009 Better Than: Anything else going down on Atlantic Avenue on Friday nightThe Review:Once the waiters start clearing the tables away from the front entrance of Delray hotspot Dada, it's clear that it ... More >>
via myspace.com/confusedaseverrocksFort Lauderdale quartet Confused As EverRedeye '09With Dooms De Pop, Astari Nite, and Confused as EverArtserve Fort LauderdaleFriday, July 24, 2009Better Than: Guy Harvey paintings and seashell collectionsThe Review: Fort Lauderdale is perhaps better known for ... More >>
The graphic novel reigns at this year's edition.
Layoffs, partnerships, and the Net conspire to kill South Florida's dailies.
Hang in there: A new opera based on Tolstoy is worth it
New Times peeks inside the newest VW campaign, in the name of, um, journalism
The Bitch sees some art and arbitrates a catfight
Octavio Campos's luna del pingüino is dance and drama and much, much more
Spanish troupe descends on Miami
Old rockers offer soundtracks for sleaze
How 'bout annually? A collective of artists and writers finds it takes superhuman effort to get a comic book hybrid off the ground.
April 8-14, 1999
Miami keeps shutting down Biscayne Boulevard's most notorious motel. Now it looks as though taxpayers will be footing the bill.
Jazz and blues do the horizontal bop as William Evans looks forward and back
The good old days of high-speed police chases (and the resulting mayhem) are about to end
Miami could take a rock lesson or two