It's not exactly a secret that Miami's latest unhinged condo boom is being fueled by foreign money, but the exact number of new residential units being bought in downtown by those from abroad is eye-popping. According to a not-yet-released report from consulting firm Integra Realty Resources for t ... More >>
Will.i.am is one of the world's most popular musicians, which is very strange considering he's also one of the worst pop stars on the planet. What do we mean by "worst?" Well, he continually proves himself to be an untalented, unintelligible hack. His lyric writing abilities -- as showcased on cha ... More >>
Some 30 years after "Video Killed the Radio Star," the Internet is destroying the CD business, systematically bombing away at the brick-and-mortar retailers that still carry compact discs. By 2016, record sales will have dropped by over 75 percent, according the Wall Street Journal. "Times have cha ... More >>
In Barack Obama's televised press conference today as he prepares for yet another fight with Republicans over raising the debt limit, the president took aim directly at Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Though, he managed to slam the Tea Party hero without directly mentioning Rubio by name.
Chances are, when you heard that the GOP-controlled House had finally relented on a deal that kept the nation from plunging Wile E. Coyote-style off a fiscal cliff, you popped a little mental champagne. But even though the compromise prevents huge tax increases and keeps unemployment benefits in pla ... More >>
Last night, Charlie Crist completed his nasty two-year break-up with conservatives. When he strolled onto the DNC set in Charlotte, the Republican establishment he once belonged to collectively winced. Then it watched the former Florida governor openly praise President Barack Obama."But even as the ... More >>
América TeVe, the little Spanish-language, Hialeah Gardens-based scored a big interview with President Barack Obama, and it's causing a major controversy.Obama told reporter Oscar Haza that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has not posed a "serious national security impact" to America in the past fe ... More >>
No matter our differences, most Miamians can usually agree on one thing: we hate having to deal with Miami International Airport. Yet, as can be said in many cases, at least we're not New Jersey. Newark Airport has 40 of the nations one hundred most-delayed flights flying into or out of its runwa ... More >>
via LA WeeklyBarry MinkowBarry Minkow's life could have been an American archetype: A seemingly successful young entrepreneur goes to prison for in fact running a Ponzi scheme, and then finds Jesus and dedicates his life to helping the feds sniff out other frauds.But like any good crook, Minkow j ... More >>
Agência Brasil via Wikimedia CommonsHugo Chavez: democratically elected, but a supporter of Libyan strongman Muammar GaddafiWhat do Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega, and Fidel Castro have in common? Berets, cigars, military fatigues, state-controlled economies... Errr... scratch that. This could take ... More >>
Bob Graham, the deal maker?Jon Ausman is a representative for Florida on the Democratic National Committee, and boy does he have a good idea on how to prevent Marco Rubio from winning the senate race. He wants former Governor and Senator Bob Graham to sit down with Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek ... More >>
Frito-Lay/APA little over a year ago, Frito Lay went green, announcing it would package SunChips in 100 percent compostable bags. But there was a problem. When kids ate -- in class, at libraries and in other assorted public places -- the sound from hands entering the eco-friendly bags reportedly rea ... More >>
Marco Rubio talks a lot about fiscal responsibility and his ideas to save the economy. He also talks a lot about the national debt and ways to balance the budget. So you'd think the guy would have his own finances in order. Not true. Today, The Wall Street Journal singles Rubio out as one of the can ... More >>
Hugh Macleod stands by his South Beach inspired cartoon.Hugh Macleod is a renaissance man. Cartoonist, artist, blogger, social media marketer and friend of geeks, he's pretty damn good at everything he does, which lately involved an inspirational, no-nonsense advice book on being creative, Ignore ... More >>
An elite private school, a top-drawer law firm, and lots of lewd talk.
via NiteFlirt.comJenny, AKA ObeyME999The email arrived just before lunchtime June 15. In it, a photo showed a tanned nude blonde bending over, underpants around her thighs. With seductive eyes, she gazed at the camera. Below the image was a list of her interests: "Role-playing, cuckolding, slaves, A ... More >>
Janet Napolitano's sorry service in Arizona makes her a terrible choice for Obama's cabinet.
Little Havana's chess connection vies for the national crown
He's a genius, fluent in three languages, and he hustles pool. So why do they call him "cripple"?
Environmental advocates claim they just want loggers to play by the rules. But Brazilian mahogany barons, local lumber lords, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Port of Miami all want these tree-huggers stopped
A new documentary about Hugo Chavez plays it fast and loose
Gucci will never be the same, and Miami's clothes hounds are growling
Howard Dean is aiming for the White House, but first it's Miami Beach
Fidel is making a list, checking it twice; if you're a Cuban exile, he's going to decide if you've been naughty or nice
Why would a man sullied by Iran-contra and illegal propaganda campaigns be a Bush nominee? Good question.
Why did the big oil companies want to put Ron Gregory and other independent operators out of business? That's right, to pad their profits.
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Born and raised in poverty, Internet trailblazer-cum-civic activist Eve Smith is making headlines and big moves into new domains
Miami's own Taurus International Firearms is taking aim at the competition
John Cunningham, the man behind Driveways of the Rich and Famous, works his magic in Miami
The New World Symphony hopes to start a classical music revolution with a bunch of kids and a big idea
Q: What's a nice guy like Alberto Ibargen doing at a place like the Miami Herald? A: Exactly what his money-grubbing bosses want him to do.
Mack Emerman founded Criteria Recording Studios, made a fortune, lost it all, then lost his mind. Now he's back from the dead and ready to work.
The true story behind the beach erosion explosion is politics as usual
Jorge Mas Canosa says a Miami woman tried to smear his reputation and extort millions from him. She says he is the father of her child. Both have sworn they are telling the truth.
You may admire him or you may find him disgusting. But at least you've got to hand it to him: Jorge Mas Canosa has got clout.
Tropical paradise or violent hellhole? If you ask the wizards selected to design the city's publicity campaign, the answer is as clear as a bright summer day.
Jim Dougherty exposed insurance fraud for Lloyd's of London -- until they concluded the Miami Beach lawyer had overbilled them by millions. Now the U.S. attorney is involved and things have turned very ugly, indeed.
Just how popular is Juan Luis Guerra? If you have to ask, you haven't been listening.
The Space Shuttle Is Still a Death Machine, Warns Engineer Ali AbuTaha