Normally, the first few days of the new year are a time to look forward, make resolutions, vomit up any vestigial alcohol, or go on a diet. But we have to take a moment to salute a local hero whose actions in the dying moments of 2013 made our New Year's Eve one to remember. At 11:55 p.m. on Tuesda ... More >>
Listen, we all know that Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts sharing the screen in the film adaptation of Tony award winning play August: Osage County is a major event, but there's no reasons for people to riot over it. Oh, that doesn't come out in Florida until later today? So what movie caused a 600-pe ... More >>
It sounds like an elusive legendary creature -- much like a unicorn or a griffin. Maybe that's because it's named after the legend of modern mythology: Ron Burgundy. But Ron Burgundy Great Odin's Raven Special Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky (or, as the famous anchorman himself likes to call it: Scot ... More >>
We don't mean to impugn the authority of the Miami Beach Police Department, but about an hour-and-a-half ago they told one news station that they were "pretty much 100 percent" certain they had found a live grenade in a man's garage, and then a little more than an hour later another news station rep ... More >>
George Zimmerman certainly hasn't managed to keep himself on the right side of the law ever since he was acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martin, and now he'd heading back to jail. Zimmerman was arrested this afternoon by Seminole County deputies after they received reports of a disturbance.
Juror B29 was the only minority member of the George Zimmerman jury and now reveals she was the only one who tried to argue to convict Zimmerman in the final days. Going by the name "Maddy," she gave her first interview to ABC's Robin Roberts. It will air in three parts over the next two days on W ... More >>
George Zimmerman has been in relative hiding ever since he was handed a not guilty verdict nine days ago, but ABC News reports the world's most controversial self-appointed neighborhood watchman was spotted last week pulling a family from a flipped truck on I-4 in Sanford.
Perhaps Marco Rubio's biggest flaws is his tendency to remain "open" to just about any right wing nonsense. He's the kind of guy whose flirted with the Birther movement before, and he refuses to take a position on exactly how old the Earth is. He wants to portray himself as a principled politician w ... More >>
Crystal Rusaw, a New Port Richey woman, decided to leave her three young kids, all under the age of four, home alone while she snuck over to her neighbor's house for a bit of sex. The kids however decided they didn't want to wait around and went for a stroll and almost ended up walking along the hig ... More >>
See also "Obamacare Is American As Apple Pie and Free Speech" and "Obamacare Ruled Constitutional by Supreme Court; Sorry, Pam Bondi."This is nothing even close to Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) erupting into shrieks of joy upon learning of false reports that the individual mandate of the Affordable Car ... More >>
Broward state rep and House Democratic leader-designate Perry Thurston Jr. spoke with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC's The Last Word last night about Governor Rick Scott's decision to create a task force to look at the "stand your ground" law. While he sees the "prospects looking better," MSNBC contrib ... More >>
A new poll, commissioned by Fox News Latino, suggests that whichever Republican candidate emerges as the presidential nominee has very little hope of capturing the Hispanic vote. Seventy-three percent of Latino voters say they approve of Obama's job performance, and in head-to-head match ups ... More >>
What a difference four years make. Back in 2008, Charlie Crist played a crucial in the Republican primary by working to deliver Florida to John McCain. Now, in 2012, he's so fed up with shenanigans of this Primary season that according to Politico the now independent says he might just end up vot ... More >>
So, Marco Rubio is going around calling America "weakened." He blames it on Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. Well, MSNBC host Ed Schultz takes exception to the claim, and ripped Rubio in a 16-minute segment aired last Friday."Rubio is stupid, he doesn't even know he's offensive," says Schu ... More >>
Rick Sanchez emerges from a meeting with Mega TV execsLast month, we reported on smoldering rumors that legendarily loquacious news anchor and fallen Hispanic hero Rick Sanchez was joining local Spanish-language channel Mega TV. Those rumors burst into flame days later when he revealed he would a ... More >>
Chef Michelle Bernstein fileted and prepared lionfish for the cameras of Good Morning America as part of a segment about the spread of the invasive species in Florida waters that airs tomorrow Wednesday. Lionfish is a colorful predatory fish native to Indo-Pacific waters that has been s ... More >>
Last time Sen. John Cornyn, head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, tried to recruit someone from Florida to run for U.S. Senate, he chose Charlie Crist, and we all know that didn't work out so well. Now, for 2012, he's going after another Republican with possible cross-pa ... More >>
Former-Governor Charlie Crist This morning was the first morning in four years when Floridians woke up to someone other than Charlie Crist as our governor. Florida's favorite flip-flopper passed up what would likely be an easy re-election for his doomed independent senate bid, and now he's out of ... More >>
With an election cycle filled with such odd candidates as Alvin Greene, Christine O'Donnell, and Carl Paladino, who did MSNBC chose as the worst candidate of 2010? Florida Democratic Governor nominee Alex Sink. The channel's Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie handed out the award this morning on The Da ... 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 Miami New Times. This week, Luke revisits the ongoing saga of suspended Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones.Turns out Michelle Spence-Jones was telli ... More >>
Anytime people find themselves, or are believed to have found themselves, in awkward positions, cable news is there. MSNBC broadcast live images of two passengers stuck on a thrill ride at the Miami-Dade County Fair.The call came in to authorities that the pair was trapped around 1:54 p.m., two h ... More >>
If there was any doubt that Florida's Republican primary has become one of the marquee elections of 2010, it ought to be eliminated as Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio are now likely to face off in not one, but two nationally televised debates.The Buzz reports that not only has Crist agreed to face ... More >>
Next week CBS and its Super Bowl crew will invadeMiami and they're bringing their news shows along, and it's a homecoming of sorts for two of the eye network's biggest stars. The shows will also bring live performances to South Beach from Gloria Estefan, Justin Bieber and Wynnona Judd and Wyclef ... More >>
via the front page of The Herald's website todayGarvin, who's taking part in The Herald's weird Biggest Loser-esque "thing," getting back to his fighting weight.MSNBC's Keith Olbermann has this terribly annoying habit of self-righteously addressing any criticism directed against him in overly dra ... More >>
Just before midnight, the Pollo Tropical is empty, except for a couple of teenagers pointing toward the window and smirking. They've spotted a peculiar-looking 38-year-old who's crouching behind a bush outside in the darkness. He's clad in a Sesame Street T-shirt and a gold chain necklace, and his o ... More >>
photo by Ian WitlenTo view a slideshow of photos from the event, click here.CP Rocks Presents: Can I Say-Sunday II With Tongues of the Heartworm and AnchormanCinema Paradiso, Fort LauderdaleSunday, August 30, 2009Better Than: An hour-long sermon The Review:This past Sunday marked the second insta ... More >>
To read past installments of South Florida According to Brooklyn, click here. Last Sunday I went to the Cinema Paradiso record swap that was put on by Mark Pollack of New Art School. Three local bands played: the first was No Class Action, the second was Band Number 12, and the third was the Shakers ... More >>
Kelly Craig has been on your TV set bringing you news for NBC6 (WTVJ) for nearly two decades, but reportedly she's been unceremoniously canned by the troubled station. SFLTV also reports WTVJ let go reporter Joe Carter and its only female sports anchor, Andrea Brody. Their bios h ... More >>
As you're probably aware Dr. George Tiller, the medical director of a Wichita, Kansas clinic that provided late-term abortions, was killed this weekend while attending a church ceremony. Scott Roeder, a far-right anti-tax nut with a history of mental illness and a taste for the fire and brimsto ... More >>
He climbed. He saw. He hasn't yet conquered the mystery of his missing brother.
The BBC's man in Miami says the war for public opinion is as intense as the war for Baghdad
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Letters from the issue of June 8, 2000
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And auto repair, and the occasional nephew. . . An edifying look at Miami City Commission candidates' financial statements
A young Larry King. A racist white enclave called Liberty City. A homophobic Anita Bryant taken seriously. South Florida's past is present at the Louis Wolfson II Media History Center.
Tropical paradise or violent hellhole? If you ask the wizards selected to design the city's publicity campaign, the answer is as clear as a bright summer day.