Have you tried miracle fruit? The small red berry, native to West Africa, contains a protein called miraculin, which binds with our taste buds and, when introduced to acids, makes sour taste sweet. Called "LSD for your mouth," the fruit creates a result that's supposed to be strange. There's a cot ... More >>
So there is this movie coming out later this month, right? It's directed by Michael Bay and stars Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Anthony Mackie as a trio of bodybuilding extortionists who stumble and bumble their way to another man's riches by torturing him and then running over him w ... More >>
Tropical storm Isaac is barreling toward the Florida Keys and you only have to look outside your window to see that feeder bands are already affecting Miami-Dade. Before you head out to a store, restaurant, or bar we suggest calling them ahead of time to make sure they're open. Some events (especial ... More >>
Following her arrest yesterday on manslaughter charges related to the death of a former patient, Fix-A-Flat Butt "doc," Oneal Morris, had her bond set at $150,000 by a Broward County judge this morning.If she posts bail, she will have to forfeit her passport and wear a GPS-monitoring device to ensur ... More >>
Miami New Times cover story is going to be a doozy as we dive into the lives of Miami's most hated bloggers -- by the local political establishment, that is. These digital gadflies are filling the civic investigative void created by the cuts at The Miami Herald and other local media outlets. You'll ... More >>
Jefe's Original Fish Taco will compete at Iron ForkNew Times' Fourth Annual Iron Fork at Ice Palace Film Studios in downtown Miami is October 20 from 7 to 10 p.m., which gives you a little more than a week to prepare to eat from more than 50 Miami-area restaurants and drink from an everlasting su ... More >>
This was the week Miami spent looking very hard at balls. First tar balls started showing up on our shores, sending scientists scrambling to determine whether we will soon be engulfed by a black goop monster courtesy of British Petroleum. The short answer: yes. Then, at a rate of 22 ... More >>
The last apartment I lived in for several years had no outdoor space to call my own. So when I started getting the itch to garden, I made sure that the next move would bring a bit of sunlit space I could grow some plants in. A year and a half later I've got a respectable little vegetabl ... More >>
House Via Flicker CCThe elusive species of South Florida space heater.The other day, Riptide went the Shops at Midtown Target and asked an employee to point us toward the space heaters. He rolled his eyes and said, "Honey, we've been out of them for five days." Then he suggested we try a blanket. ... More >>
There's not a whole lot of information out there on local one-man act Audio Lobo, so I'll have to talk out my ass. Then again, you should be used to it by now. Lobo, an obvious play on the musician's real name (Brian Wolfe) plays sax, keyboards, drums and uses computer programs to combine j ... More >>
image via altemark's flickr But will you work for a job, wash for soap, cut hair for scissors, or just smoke for weed? From the strip mall outposts of our suburban wastelands to the grimy corners in the heart of the city, our fast-food bread lines form their motorized queues and serve our doo ... More >>
The Ball jar: Preserving our Illusions.The New York Times reported last week that sales of Ball jars are up 92 percent from the same month last year. That's because the upper middle class is getting jittery about the economy, and when we get jittery, you know what we do? Just to take myself as ... More >>
Get rescued at Christabelles Quarter.
There's a war on Dinner Key, and Marc Sarnoff is a bomb-thrower.
Separate the legit from the bogus and you could win a work of art.
Play pretend at the NFL Experience
Lackluster Chinatown sit-downs turn their backs on their own markets
"These two guys made a mountain out of a molehill"
Triple contenders tangle at the finish line
From hear to eternity, Miami is hell on your aural health
Arrogant politicians, fateful gunplay, Home Depot alternatives, steamy swamps
Put a Cork in It
Italian food, paid mercenaries, and crackhead Santas
Dead ducks, bogus rapture, Home Depot, and cowboy swagger
Flack attacks, newspaper scoops, American fascism, and drug-addled Miami
The Home Depot
Cornell Landscape Nursery
Pleasure Emporium III
Paradise Hardware Store
From the issue of February 8, 2001
The Home Depot