The Christian Science Monitor

  • News

    January 30, 2014

    The Politely Evil Empire

    How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    America's Cocaine Habit Has Dropped 40 Percent Since 2006 (But South Florida Still Loves It)

    If you've been having a harder time trying to find a random stranger at the club with an extra bump, there might be a good reason for it. There's been a staggering 40 percent drop in the number of Americans who use cocaine since 2006. "I've never seen such a rapid decline for such an addictive dru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    Kosher Food Is the Latest Gourmet Trend

    According to the Christian Science Monitor, "kosher" is the new "artisan." Jews and non-Jews alike are flocking to kosher bakeries, delis, and markets to take part in what has become the latest food trend. What qualifies as kosher? Meat and dairy items must be kept apart, and animals are slaughtered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Coffee In Pods Cost $50 Per Pound

    Single-serve pod coffee machines are all the rage in America these days. Single-serve coffee is now the second most popular means of making a cup (after drip brewers). Last year, 7 percent of coffee consumed in the U.S. was made with a single-serve brewer; in 2010 it was 4 percent.The current pod cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Scientists Worried Everglades Pythons Could Morph into Hybrid Man-Eating Monsters

    Last week, I wrote about a coalition of scientists trying to stop the next dangerous exotic invader from taking over the Everglades. via Wikimedia CommonsAt this point, it's probably just best to run and scream.​Dennis Giardina, a botanist who co-chairs the group, took me on a hunt for nile monito ... More >>

  • News

    December 22, 2005

    Renegade Radio

    A Miami radio station makes waves — short waves, that is

  • News

    April 15, 2004

    Guns & Haiti

    When your country is bristling with weapons, peace and democracy begin to look like targets, not dreams

  • News

    December 19, 1996

    Miami Trite

    How could one possibly describe Miami's fiscal meltdown without mentioning Don Johnson?

  • News

    December 12, 1996

    The Last of the Indian Wars

    The fight may be about houses in the Everglades, but the battle is about Miccosukee independence by paula park

  • News

    June 13, 1996
  • Film

    February 1, 1996
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    October 9, 1991