Remember how Charlie Crist was going to write a tell-all book about breaking up with the Republican Party? Well, it's here. The Tampa Bay Times got an early copy and apparently it contains some juicy stuff, including an anecdote about Karl Rove calling the then GOP gubernatorial candidate "chickens ... More >>
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.
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The graphic novel reigns at this year's edition.
As reported in our live blog of today's Obama rally in Coral Gables there was a bewildering invasion about five minutes into Barry's speech. About twenty black men suddenly stood up and started chanting "Barack go home," unveiling signs with such slogans as "Blacks Against Obama", "Jessie [sic] Ja ... More >>
Exene Cervenka reinvents the Original Sinners
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?
Dale Chihuly dazzles at Fairchild
The past, present, and future of horse racing are all in South Florida
The Caldwell's depiction of Turgenev's impoverished stooge hits the sweet spot
Former Miamian Kenny Scharf turns his space-age Pop Art into a cartoon
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
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
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.