In this week's Miami New Times, we profile 30 of the most interesting characters in town, with portraits of each from photographer Stian Roenning. See the entire Miami New Times People Issue here. "When you find a beautiful woman," Mac Klein advises, "never change a hair on her head." That fine l ... More >>
"Some people turn 100, some don't," says Mac Klein, the man who's been running Mac's Club Deuce for the past 50 years. "What's the big deal?" Today, Klein will get to blow 100 candles in celebration of his birthday, but to the bar owner, it's just another day. "I'm lucky," he humbly admits. "I've ... More >>
Henry Stone, king of the record business, passed away peacefully August 7, 2014, in Miami. Throughout almost 80 years of wildly prolific musical activity, the 93-year-old had a hand in every aspect of the music business and was a true pioneer of independent manufacturing, promotion, and distributio ... More >>
The year was 1935. The Great Depression was tailing off, Miami hosted the inaugural Orange Bowl, and Little Havana's Ball & Chain opened its doors. For the next two decades, the club became among the Magic City's most popular venues, a place where legends Billie Holiday and Chet Baker crooned the ni ... More >>
Global warming is a major issue these days, affecting everything from an increased possibility of death and destruction courtesy of the next killer hurricane, to the seemingly improbable winter weather that turns entire stretches of the country into a scenic panorama that suggests we're entering a n ... More >>
You might think Independence Day is the only summer holiday, but you would be so, so wrong. The first Friday in June (which happens to be today) is a sweet and hole-y summer holiday -- National Doughnut Day. Sure, there may be no barbecues, burgers, and hot dogs to look forward to or any swinging p ... More >>
How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
With 2013 looming closer and New Year's resolutions dominating your drunken conversations, you're bound to start hearing blasphemous phrases like, "I'm going to stop drinking." Can someone get this guy a shot? He seems to have lost his mind. About a quarter of American adults formed New Year's reso ... More >>
For more than a year, Mitt Romney has jetted across the country, calling Barack Obama an utter failure. The president has done his fair share of name-calling too, but it wasn't until two weeks ago that he had a chance to stand up to his challenger in person. Instead of taking it to 'em, however, Oba ... More >>
To the rest of the world, everything in Miami-Dade County is known as simply "Miami," but the actual City of Miami is one of the smallest main municipalities of a major American metro area by both size and population. That's because historically the area has a flare for incorporating new towns and c ... More >>
One of the greatest stories I ever worked on involved neo-Nazis and burritos.
Florida is notorious for Medicare fraud, and we also have more than our fair share of food stamp fraud. At least Miami residents can console themselves with the fact that our food stamp defrauders are not as shameless as those in other states.EBT cards, modern-day food stamps, are being traded for c ... More >>
Octogenarians rejoice, fellow 80-something-year-old and Great Depression survivor Tony Bennett has just announced a two-night engagement at a South Florida casino. Anthony Dominick Benedetto will leave his heart in Hollywood after the legendary crooner soft rocks the Hard Rock Live at the Semi ... More >>
15 years out of government and Newt's still crazyThe 3 a.m. phone call has struck again. In tonight's GOP primary debate, NBC anchor Bryan Williams asked the candidates what they would do if told that Fidel Castro had finally died and "half a million Cubans" were on their way to the United States ... More >>
Considered Miami's oldest bar, Tobacco Road was once a speakeasy, a gambling den, a gay bar, a strip joint, and blues bar. It has survived Al Capone, Prohibition, the Great Depression, deadly hurricanes, the Mariel boatlift, race riots, cocaine cowboys. And next Friday, Tobacco Road celebrates ... More >>
Get your popcorn ready.With genius work like "Bad Teacher," and "Big Brother 13" on the screen, we at Short Order think you need a drink. So check out the top ten weirdest, most outlandish, and highest "grossing" drinks in movie history.
Brooklyn-based indie-poppers The Drums aren't what you think they are. Sure, they put out their Summertime! EP, filled with beach-themed tracks like "Let's Go Surfing," "Down by the Water," and "Submarine." But they actually mentioned to us recently that they probably wouldn't go to the beach if ... More >>
It seems so simple that Republicans have taken it as fact: tax cuts will lead to greater economic strength. Lower taxes mean people have more money to spend, businesses have more payroll to add jobs, and hence our economy should get a jolt, right? It's no surprise that Marco Rubio has now come ou ... More >>
Old-school booze bombs: the Well-Mannered Dirty Martini, left, and Chicago's MartiniYou know, Tom Brokaw was right when he called our grandparents the "Greatest Generation." Not only did they fight World War II and rescue the world from the evil clutches of fascism, but Grandpa and Grandma totall ... More >>
A year-round feast of food and culture in the Magic City.
In case you haven't noticed, we're in the middle of some serious stuff right now, politically speaking. Oh, you know, greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression, underfunded schools, a failing health-care system -- that kind of stuff. Which is why we're just so glad the Florida House spen ... More >>
If you're like me after the holidays, a person who routinely has trouble pushing herself away from the table**, you're feeling fat and broke. So I looked up some traditional Depression Era recipes, hearkening back to the days when everybody was skinny because they ate so much cabbage, noodles, beans ... More >>
So for a while now, our Broward New Times brethren blog spot has been home to The Daily Pulp, your first stop for all South Florida media news and gossip. Now Pulp has a new sibling of sorts. Please welcome The Juice, a blog all about Orenthal James Simpson the, uh, juiciest stories going down north ... More >>
Tobacco Road turns 96 with a righteous bash.
I have a confession to make. I took this job only because I needed the money. The policies enacted by the Pelosi Congress and secret President Hillary Clinton (You thought it was Bill? Ha!) led to this horrible financial crisis (You know ... women and money). I played the part of a leftist zombie to ... More >>
Daft Punk tried to warn us. With the U.S. economy tanking, we can't help but to feel a little pessimistic about our future. We reverted to our inner 15-year-old, which happened to grow up in the go-go '90s of excess and wealth (a.k.a. the Clinton years), and decide to make a mixtape of the songs th ... More >>
R.I.P. USA Economy. Mr. Economy was born in 1621 when some Pilgrams traded corn with Native Americans. He died last evening in the Manhattan offices of Lehman Brothers. He is survived by his third wife, Ester, and five children. Hyperbole aside, the events of the last 24 hours will reshape the fin ... More >>
Nothings better than kvetching with Richard Lewis.
Cheap shots and high steaks
Fruit & Spice Park