On Monday it becomes official. After more than a year of speculations, Charlie Crist is reportedly set to announce he's running for Governor as a Democrat. What was once Florida's biggest political "What if?" scenario is actually happening.
Dude ... Why are there so many people here? Every time we go to Churchill's Pub (or The Electric Pickle or Grand Central or Treehouse or Mansion), it's such a mission even getting an alcoholic beverage. (Not to mention scamming our way into the back of the band's van.) Just to score some face tim ... More >>
When Cindy Hewitt thinks about what happened here at this now-defunct laboratory near the Miami River back in 1998, she shivers with disgust.She was a human resources manager for a medical company called Dade Behring when Bain Capital began tinkering with its bottom line. Under CEO Mitt Romney, Bain ... More >>
No former speaker of the House knows better how to turn the tides against a well-funded, establishment-backed governor in a Republican primary in Florida than Marco Rubio, so it's no surprise that Newt Gingrich is now publicly drawing parallels between his own campaign and Rubio's 2010 victory. G ... More >>
Even the dramas of Tallahassee seem enviable to the bizarre family court case ex-Gov. Charlie Crist now finds himself in the center of. Crist married the then-Carole Rome during his term as Governor, and the two made plans to integrate Carol's two daughters into their lives. Now howev ... More >>
How well does Gov. Rick Scott really know Florida? Apparently not well enough to know that the area including St. Petersburg, Tampa and Clearwater -- you know, the second biggest metro area in his state -- is pretty commonly referred to as "Tampa Bay." We don't like to pull the "real Floridian" c ... More >>
Even though her husband has been out of office for nearly a year, former first lady of Florida Carole Crist still makes the gossip pages. First there was the news that she was registered as a Democrat and was openly asking top Democrats if her hubby Charlie Crist had any chance of reclaiming ... More >>
wikimedia commonsThe emblem of the Muslim Brotherhood, which one Florida historian claims was founded on Nazi ideologyJohn Loftus knows him some Nazis.The former Department of Justice prosecutor and St. Petersburg native has made a career out of revealing what he says is the US government's deepe ... More >>
Marco Rubio announced Friday that Rudy Giuliani endorsed his campaign for Senate. The two will be campaigning today in Coral Gables.The political press has interpreted this as a snub of the governor, since Charlie Crist endorsed John McCain for president in 2008. Not one, not two, but a million ... More >>
A prison stay and bankruptcy can't keep him down.
Exene Cervenka reinvents the Original Sinners
Death and near-death experiences haunt these fly guys
Kids from South Florida and beyond are sent to Jamaica to straighten up. Or else.
It opened. MTV and a bevy of stars showed up. It closed
Could this be the next salmon?
The past, present, and future of horse racing are all in South Florida
An anti-abortion crusader faces manslaughter charges for the accidental death of a child
K. Gordon Murray may have invented the weekend kiddie matinee, but don't forget his scowling bikers, howling werewolves, lumbering mummies, brain-sucking monsters, and scheming decapitated heads
The Caldwell's depiction of Turgenev's impoverished stooge hits the sweet spot
Every time you donate, it's money in the pockets of two South Florida companies. Big money.
Former Miamian Kenny Scharf turns his space-age Pop Art into a cartoon
Florida's ban on gays as adoptive foster parents is medieval
When clueless tourist meets shameless skipper, it's a good bet there'll be blood on the docks
He's Miami's premier citizen advocate. He attends scads of boring meetings so you don't have to. He's on a mission. And he's going broke in the process.
Guess who's coming to vote? Guess again.
It's big pimpin', spendin' G's
Cuban boxing legend Luis Ernesto Delis arrives in Miami and rekindles his dreams of the ring
Raul Casares, Ingrid's dad, wobbles toward financial success
Miami developer Aristides Martinez once seemed an inner-city savior. Today he goes by another name: Slumlord.
These days it's tough even to make a claim on the properties you left behind in Cuba
The queen conch, long a culinary favorite and a symbol of life in the Keys, is disappearing from local waters
In the wacky world of Channel 7's Deco Drive, failure is success, fluff is substance, and all those changes are good, good, good!
Diehard fans of the Magic City open their hearts -- and their checkbooks
Caught between depletion and regulation, Dade's commercial fishermen are becoming the latest endangered species
Every year hundreds of Miami's titularly challenged discover that a new name can mean a new you
If you're a political candidate with big ideas and little cash, the first call you make is to Irene Secada
Put down the field glasses and close up the guidebooks. When Florida's top avian enthusiasts do battle, the feathers fly.
Environmentalist George Barley's untimely death has impoverished the fight to save the Everglades. But look out, Big Sugar! Here comes Mary!
You say you haven't got a cellular phone? Heck, you own hundreds of 'em! And right now some local bureaucrat is using one to make a hairdressing appointment.
Roomful of Blues's Doug James rewinds and fast forwards
Herald editors nix a photo-essay about girl gangs. Was it not a good story? Or was it not good news?
Bible thumper Norman Hickey believes the Day of Judgment is at hand. Which ought to make him a shoo-in for Miami Beach city manager.