Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness 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 takes on the Army's crack down on African American hair. The Pentagon is more concerned with enforcing a racist policy aimed at ... More >>
Spam is the gold standard for food imperishability. The expiration date on cans says two years, but Phil Minerich, vice president of research at Hormel, claims they write that "To help the customer move it through. We don't want it to be sitting on the shelf for 12, 15 years."The canned meat prod ... More >>
The World Trade Center in the sunlight.As I walked into Dunkin' Donuts yesterday to grab a coffee in Miami, I noticed pumpkin doughnuts for sale. Suddenly a little frisson ran down my spine. I was transported back to a sunny morning almost a decade ago in New York. Around 9 a.m. on that fateful S ... More >>
Today, in a court room in California, U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips issued an injunction that would prevent the U.S. military from enforcing its 17-year-old "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy which forbids homosexuals from serving openly in the military. About time. Though, The Washingto ... More >>
SilliCilli's on FlikrHistoric leaking.There's been a lot of leaking lately. First, it was Mel Gibson's heavy-breathing tirade, and now something that is just a tad more relevant -- WikiLeaks' releasing thousands of pages of allegedly classified documents pertaining to the War in Af ... More >>
Gov. Charlie Crist, who it should be noted is no stranger to people snooping around trying to figure out his sexuality, says he would now be "inclined" to support repealing the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. It's just the latest shift that separates Crist from his former par ... More >>
Of all the outrages perpetrated at Guantanamo Bay -- which New Times explored in depth earlier this year on our visit to the prison camp in southern Cuba -- one of the strangest has to be the military's music-based "futility technique."via Wikimedia CommonsIn case you've succeeded in washing the ... More >>
When I visited Guantanamo Bay a few months ago, I caught what looked like the last act in the long, sordid miscarriage of justice President Bush called the military tribunal system. Hope you weren't looking for a fair trial, boys.There were so many outrageous pro ... More >>
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and jihad looms.
Over the weekend, the Pentagon airlifted a slew of reporters and a handful of family members of 9/11 victims to Guantanamo Bay to watch the latest in the trial of five prisoners.What was mostly meant as a photo op turned into a genuine, huge news story when all five detainees, including 9/11 masterm ... More >>
Hear Irish words of wisdom at the Saint Stephens Day celebration.
Special forces. National ad campaigns. Watching the backs of the big guys. Meet this Eastern European hunk
I have been through a lot in my years as a journalist. Hurricanes, riots, coma-inducing press conferences on Capitol Hill. But I have never been hit on the head by a puppet. Not until today. I was standing on the corner of NW 87th Ave and 36th St. in Doral this morning and talking to a guy na ... More >>
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