It's only happened once, and it wasn't even real -- a recreational pot-smoking session gone terribly wrong.
Blanche was simply playing the piano cartoonishly fast to soothe Ralph's mind. But when Jack showed up unexpectedly, Ralph lost his shit and killed the man. The police arrived shortly therea ... More >>
Steve Berke is in the middle of an ardent conversation about the decriminalization of marijuana and the plant's medicinal benefits when he interrupts himself to ask, "Do you know anybody who doesn't' know someone who smokes weed?"
-Steve Berke: Comedian for Miami Beach mayor
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What you know about the science of marijuana?
We've been asking policy makers the same thing for decades, tirelessly fighting for a little leniency from the long dick of the law and its perpetual screwing-over of non-violent, tax-paying, responsibly recreational pot smokers around the country.
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Brian Gentles wanted to be a firefighter even before he arrived in America from Jamaica at age 12. There was something simple and noble about solving other people's problems, not to mention saving their lives. "I was fascinated by putting water on a fire," he says.Now, however, it's the City of Miam ... More >>
Even with the unofficial entrance of Connie Mack IV into the race, the GOP Senate nomination in Florida is still a wide-open race. Today Nick Loeb, the grandson of one of the Lehman Brothers and, so much more important, the boyfriend of Sofia Vergara, will make an announcement in South Beach abou ... More >>
Hey, it's your favorite morning of the year! The one where you stumble out of bed to realize you spent the night next to a stranger dressed like Muammar Gaddafi (too soon?), scrape the caked zombie makeup off your face and stumble to work through a grade-five hangover. But then on the way, you ge ... More >>
No election in Hialeah, Miami, and Miami Beach is complete without a little political sofrito to spice things up. Thanks to some innovative instigators, cameras have been chronicling strange encounters involving candidates running for office in those three cities.As voters head to the polls tomorrow ... More >>
Luther "Luke" Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke announces plans to reclaim Memorial Day Weekend on Miami Beach.Six months ago, a young man died and seven people w ... More >>
Steve Berke, a candidate for Miami Beach mayor, had a serious message at the city commission meeting last night: He wants current Mayor Matti Herrera Bower to resign.Then Berke brought out some serious music to emphasize his point: a sexy sax man named Sergio with a live rendition of George Micha ... More >>
Despite the fact that comedian and Miami Beach mayoral hopeful Steve Berke reminds us of all those cheesy South Beach bottle-poppers we try to avoid at all costs, we were down with most of his platform: legalization of medicinal weed, full rights for gay couples, and, importantly, the right to pa ... More >>
via Steve BerkeBerke's rendering of a casino at the Miami Beach Convention Center.Schemers and dreamers have plotted for years to bring gambling back to South Beach, once the site of high stakes poker games featuring the likes of Al Capone and Meyer Lansky. Sure, local and state laws stand in the ... More >>
via Steveberkeformayor.comIf you've been withholding your support for Miami Beach Mayor Matti Herrera Bower for all these years because you suspect she doesn't shoot nearly enough tequila and wavers in her commitment to fight aliens, don't worry: There's now a candidate for you.Steve Berke, a sta ... More >>