Father Jose Antonio Fortea, author of a famous treaty on demonology, spent about an hour with the press at Miami's Archdiocese on Friday. He framed the conversation around the idea that people are turning toward secular solutions or other faiths to overcome spiritual obstacles. Fortea, who is from ... More >>
While you may have spent Wednesday preparing for Thanksgiving, Jeb Bush was busy on Twitter spreading controversy-stirring conspiracy theories about President Obama on Twitter. Unfortunately these stubborn little things called facts got in the way of his criticism.
Every door inside the former home of the slain fashion icon Gianni Versace was unlocked. Now on the auction block after its owner filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, the opulent 23,000-square-foot manse now known as Casa Casuarina was an open house this week as a team of lawyers, auctioneers, ... More >>
In Rome, in the Prati neighborhood located a short walk from the Vatican, there is a pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice) joint named Pizzarium. The restaurant is tiny, there are no chairs, and there is a ridiculously long line at lunchtime. There are craft beers and a choice of fritti -- all things ... More >>
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 assesses the lack of faith in the world.On February 20, the holy spirit lifted 82-year-old Brownsville resident Emma Anderson. Th ... More >>
Ralph Pagano is not exactly a wallflower. The chef, who can be heard weekly on the Paul and Young Ron Show on Big 105.9, has been on multiple television cooking shows, is an outspoken lover of the "ponies", and shows no shame in his love for a good mojito and a good time.So when walking into Alba, h ... More >>
With the clock running down on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, it somehow seems like cheating to re-cut past seasons into special editions. Maybe Bourdain's run out of places in the world to visit, maybe he's busy planning bolder itineraries for his upcoming CNN debut. But even though last eveni ... More >>
A funny thing is happening with this year's installment of Hard Knocks. Previous seasons focused on obvious, larger-than-life coaching personalities in Rex Ryan, Herm Edwards and Brian Billick, but the idea behind this year's inside look at the Dolphins was to cut out all that cute shit and pull bac ... More >>
Decades after his education by Havana Jesuits, is Fidel Castro starting to feel kinda bad about the whole renouncing religion and being a hated dictator stuff? According to his Miami-based daughter Alina, the Marxist in fact has "come closer to religion" as he edges stubbornly toward death. Vatic ... More >>
The Travel ChannelTony Bourdain on a Vespa...vroom vroom.Episode three of The Layover and I'm slightly warming up to it, maybe because the cities are getting better. It's hard to keep a frantic pace up in Rome - after all, it's a city where a quick cup of espresso can take an hour and about 2,000 ... More >>
Few pastoral visits caused as much controversy as Pope John Paul II's 1998 visit to Cuba. Catholic exiles worried that the Pope's visit to the island would further legitimize Fidel Castro's dictatorship, and images of the two shaking hands was not a welcome site for many in Miami.Now, the Vatican ... More >>
Winning! Charlie Sheen is a freaking rock star.If you've paid any attention to television, radio, internet, or even smoke signals rising from a faraway tribe, you've no doubt heard a little bit about Charlie Sheen in the news lately. But let us go on record right here and now as saying that the m ... More >>
Father Thomas Euteneuer, South Florida's top exorcist.Tell us if this sounds a tad familiar, Miami: A clean-cut, best-selling celebrity Catholic priest and author from South Florida gets caught in some monkey business with a lady and loses his job. Ahem, cough, Fathercutie!The difference this tim ... 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.
courtesy Rev. Bob LarsonBeen feeling a bit odd lately? Did your last date with a Oujia Board end with your roommate babbling in ancient Assyrian and levitating off the ground? Had any head-spinning vomiting moments this month?Don't worry: Rev. Bob Larson is here to help. America's top exorcist-fo ... More >>
In a carefully timed move, Cuba will free five more political prisoners, bringing the total number to 57, the Roman Catholic Church announced Thursday. The announcement comes before the 27-nation E.U. block meets to review its hard-line policy toward the totalitarian nation, which is seeking to bol ... More >>
Pastor Terry JonesPastor Terry Jones and his small Gainesville church known as the Dove World Outreach Center will continue with their plans to burn copies of the Koran, the holy book of Islam, on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks despite a growing backlash and warnings ... More >>
adanbouzoua via flickrStrumming his way to the presidency?His heart seems to be in the right place, but Wyclef Jean's political aptitude is tone deaf. Don't get us wrong, welcoming President Jean to office would be pretty cool, but he might not exactly know how to help a nation that lost 22 ... More >>
America has a new enemy. And his name is Koman Coulibaly. He's like Lex Luthor, because he's bald and because he could be responsible for America's downfall in the World Cup. But mostly, because he's bald. By now the whole world knows had badly team USA got hosed on Friday when Maurice Edu's goal ... More >>
The AP reports this morning that the pope has accepted the resignation of Miami Archbishop John Favalora, who has led the Catholic Church in Miami, Broward, and Monroe counties since 1994. Rev. Neil Doherty was accused of drugging and molesting dozens of boys in Miami.Favalora's move ... More >>
In Miami's jungle of condo towers, 16 people have jumped to their deaths.
Rather, you sit down while he stands up.
Miami's historic Coppertone Girl sign-- a 50's-era landmark that depicts the company's logo of a terrier of some sort pulling down the bathing suit of a little girl, which somehow has something to do with sunblock, is being resurrected tonight. The sign was first planted on a building at NW 54th in ... More >>
The J.Lo video spoof will make you cackle.
Actors' Playhouse revives TomFoolery, and it's still vicious
Sister Kathleen calls the class to hilarious disorder
For Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the old photography ways are still best
Three decades after his parents sent him into lonely exile, Tony Gonzalez returned to Cuba to face his demons
If you're a political candidate with big ideas and little cash, the first call you make is to Irene Secada
The church is Russian. The priest is from Boston. The founders were midgets. And the congregation is slim to none.