There seems to be a gastropub on every Miami street corner nowadays. Anyone can order Nueske's applewood-smoked bacon, fill a cooler with offbeat craft beers, and cover the walls with red brick. That's as far as most places take it. But at The Mighty, a pocket-size spot on Coral Way once occupied b ... More >>
Even as LeBron James stands just four wins away from his third NBA championship, his popularity among the American sports populace has still not returned to what it was when he was a ringless superstar toiling away in Cleveland. ESPN tracks scientific poll numbers each year for which NBA players f ... More >>
If you ever find yourself rolling down Northwest Second Avenue on the edge of the Wynwood Arts District, then stop into Kush to sip a little Gin and Juice, the collaboration beer brewed by Cigar City Brewing and Miami's Gravity Brewlab. "Gin and Juice," an American strong ale, will be on tap at Ku ... More >>
Florida's beer laws are already about as logical as David Samson's Survivor strategy. Thanks to the oversized influence of big money distributors, antiquated laws like one banning 64-ounce growlers (which are legal in 47 other states) stay on the books. Craft brewers have spent four years trying t ... More >>
Do you often find yourself cruising Miami's highways and thinking to yourself, "I really, truly wish that everyone on this road would drive even faster"? If so, you are a maniac probably bent on your own fiery death, and you are also in luck. Because Florida's legislature looks just about ready to ... More >>
Florida has a ban on gay marriage. There's no state-wide laws protecting the LGBT community from discrimination. Rick Scott is our governor. So why wouldn't an average homophobe assume that once they moved here they'd be able to continue their gay-hating ways freely? Well, one couple who sought the ... More >>
Hey there Florida gun owners. Feeling a little more paranoid than usual these days? Don't trust the government can protect you from potential menaces when you're catching a flight out of Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, or Miami? The Transportation Security Administration certainly seems to think you're ... More >>
South Beach wasn't always a stomping grounds for deep-pocketed rappers and popped-collared yuppies. And things were far from family friendly. Gays built the beach and female impersonators were as ubiquitous during the 90s as palm trees. South Beach Wanda -- born Anthony Lee -- made her name as one o ... More >>
It's official, the third Miami outpost of World of Beer is making its way to midtown. The Tampa-based brew lover's paradise will be throwing open its doors this April. It's only been a year since the Dadeland location started tapping kegs and screening sports -- and less than that for Kendall. But ... More >>
When the news broke Friday that Gen. David Petraeus was stepping down from the CIA over an affair, the old adage that "every crazy story has a tie to Florida" seemed like a stretch. What possible link could the Sunshine State have to Petraeus' unwise liaison with his biographer?Doubt Florida's insid ... More >>
All last week, New Times' own Jacob Katel and Victor Gonzalez dove headfirst into the $75 million dollar lake of fire that was the Republican National Convention in Tampa, all so they could ask the tough questions the rest of the media wouldn't. Should Jesus be on the dollar bill? What the F is a We ... More >>
Have you ever wondered what's going on inside the heads of Republican delegates at the GOP's National Convention? We have. If it's true that the eyes are the windows into one's soul, there was a lot of twisted shit going in Tampa during the RNC. Quite frankly, we'd like to forget about most it, bu ... More >>
Check out our previous coverage of Tropical Storm IsaacAs you probably noticed by looking outside Monday morning and seeing that everything was intact, save some larger-than-usual puddles and broken branches, Tropical Storm Isaac wasn't exactly an apocalyptic event for Miami. Sure, it did result in ... More >>
This is not your beautiful house. This is not your video game store business. These are not your beautiful cars. But they could be.Shane Butcher, a 29-year-old Tampa Bay man, is selling what basically amounts to his entire life and all of his possessions on eBay for the low, low price of just $3.5 m ... More >>
See also "Six South Florida Athletes To Keep Tabs On During the Games" and "London 2012 Olympics: South Florida Athletes (Photos)"Something called "the Olympic Spirit" is in the air, and suddenly, we're suppose to care about equestrian sports and whether or not China is sending 10-year-olds to destr ... More >>
Miami is definitely a city of lust and passion, but romance? We're not entirely sold. We mean, is stumbling out of a club at 4 a.m. and making out with someone whose name you barely know in the sands behind a lifeguard stand romantic?Yet, Miami has been ranked America's third most romantic travel de ... More >>
WTF, 1.8 Million people "like" Def Leppard on Facebook? And holy shit, another 800,000 dig Poison? No wonder these two glam metal giants are hitting the road together again; it'll be the biggest tour ever! That's right, MILFS, "Great Britain's premiere arena rock band" and Rock of Love heartth ... More >>
Florida cops, it seems, will do just about anything to find that marijuana plant growing in your closet. The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether Miami police violated the Constitution by routinely sniffing around suspected grow houses with drug-smelling dogs without first getting a search ... More >>
Photo by Sebastian EdgeRadioheadRadiohead just released the first 10 dates of its 2012 US tour and we couldn't be any happier. Thom Yorke and his mates from Oxfordshire will be kicking things off at the American Airlines Arena on Monday, February 27. Since releasing its eighth studio album, The ... More >>
VooDoo BBQ & Grill is coming to town.Louisiana-based VooDoo BBQ & Grill has announced plans to bring its N'awlins "competition style BBQ" to Florida. The fast-casual chain has signed a deal with a local LLC (whose partnership currently includes the management of several Five Guys Burgers ... More >>
Sorry, but 100,000 hookers -- including tens of thousands of teens -- won't be showing for the Super Bowl this week. They send their regrets.
via druggedconscience.comTo the outside world, Miami isn't particularly known for its punk history. We weren't part of the first wave (New York City, Los Angeles, London), we didn't invent hardcore (Washington D.C.), and we burn through venues so fast that we've never managed to forge a long-te ... More >>
Last time around, presidential hopefuls of both parties came down to the University of Miami to participate in the nation's first primary debates broadcast in Spanish. In 2012, the Republicans will return to Florida for a primary debate, but this one is being sponsored by a group called the "Tea ... More >>
Just ask Tupac, Lil' Wayne, or, hell, even Jim Morrison: sometimes a good stint behind bars is just what the spin doctor ordered for selling a ton of records. You may as well add Buju Banton to that list, because even as the reggae star languishes in a Tampa-area jail awaiting retrial on federal ... More >>
Law enforcement advisory: Jonas Brothers coming to South FloridaThe Jonas Brothers aren't currently sparking unrest in New Zealand like Justin Bieber, but you never know what sort of turmoil might follow these young heartthrobs when they hit hit the road at the end of July. Added teen tumult come ... More >>
Blast From the Past is a weekly column on Crossfade re-examining classic releases from Florida music of yesteryear. To read previous installments, click here.DeathLeprosy (Combat)For this installment of Blast from the Past we'll be concentrating on Death's second full-length album, 1988's Leprosy ... More >>
Jacob KatelThis week, the cover of our print product depicts hand sewn, plush, homemade Star Wars dolls. On the web front, Short Order wrote a week's worth of hopefully entertaining, informative, insightful, and humorous posts that had almost nothing to do with the grim realities of life in Mia ... More >>
Larpers, Gothic Lolitas, Star Wars freaks, and Nintendo game devotees lurk among us.
One of the Beachs best is just getting by
Adrian W. Jones
Les Blank doesn't want his MTV
Two musicians with the same name. One got a big recording deal. The other got a lawyer.
He's inexperienced. He's hefty. He's the First Brother-in-Law. And he's coming soon to a ballot near you.
Skimming the cream of the Miami scene, from underwear to overdone
Two local producers say former theater king Zev Bufman also broke the law. Now all they've got to do is prove it.
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