Today is going to be a real bitch, Miami. No question about it. You're back at work already, but those three bottles of champers you chugged on New Year's Eve are not done with you yet. Right now, your head feels like Deadmau5 is spinning a set on your cerebellum.But there is good news. While you we ... More >>
In our nation's capital, real consensus happens as often as a noncreepy Rick Scott grin. Yet for the past couple of years, everyone in Washington, D.C., has agreed on this: President Obama's mammoth 2009 stimulus was kind of laughable. Green-energy initiatives? Saving America from financial ruin? Ha ... More >>
NBC's national Today show deservedly caught loads of flak last month after airing an audio clip of George Zimmerman's 911 call that had been falsely edited to sound as if Zimmerman was saying he found Martin suspicious because he was black. But where did the bogus sound clip come from?The network la ... More >>
To hear the story repeated from fine bastions of journalism like the New York Times, NPR, and CNN, you'd be lead to believe that the chimpanzee who played Cheetah, Tarzan's ape companion in the famed 1930s movie series, recently died in an animal sanctuary in Palm Harbor, Florida. Don't believe e ... More >>
The fallout from this morning's take down of Marco Rubio's supposed family story in the Washington Post has been fierce and fast. First, The Miami Herald came to Rubio's defense and challenged some of the Post's assertions. Now Rubio has penned his own editorial for Politico and calls the story a ... More >>
Ditching that crazy b*tch Florida.Sunshine or granite? Sex on the beach or maple syrup on hotcakes? "Welcome to Miami" or "Live Free or Die"?It's been fun Florida, but you're just too damn crazy for Jon Huntsman.After a three-month flirtation, the Republican presidential hopeful is ditching the n ... More >>
Sixteen tomato pickers are suing Miami-based Burger King and Subway for back wages.Under a 2008 agreement with a group called the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the tomato pickers were supposed to get a living wage for their work from the restaurant chains. They didn't.So they are claiming unspe ... More >>
The low pressure trough formerly known as Tropical Storm Emily fizzled after making its way through Haiti last night. (No deaths or injuries have been reported there.) Forecaster say there's still a chance Emily could regroup into a somewhat serious storm. Effects on South Florida remain unclear, ... More >>
Liván Hernández, the Cuban defector who made his MLB debut with the Florida Marlins and pitched for the team for three seasons, is in hot water after an investigation has linked him to drug trafficker Angel Ayala Vázquez, AKA Angelo Millones.''
Schapiro Group data wasn't questioned by mainstream media.
The Bruise Cruise Kick-off Party is tonight at Grand Central, and while we're totally stoked about the nine-act line-up including Thee Oh Sees, Black Lips, and Surfer Blood, we're a little bummed Vivian Girls' Katy Goodman didn't talk to us. We were so close. We met Goodman last November during ... More >>
If you believe the Other Voices column published in the Miami Herald Sunday, Village Voice Media is a big bad monster. After all, we own Backpage.com, which is the "market leader in online sex ads." And those ads allegedly traffic millions of underage girls -- particularly this week, when th ... More >>
What do you expect when you take kids who normally spend most of their time in the sleepy little mountain town of Blacksburg, Virginia, and put them in Miami for New Year's Eve? Probably not good things. In the lead up to tonight's Orange Bowl, eight players on the Virginia Tech football team hav ... More >>
The floor of the United States House of Representatives will remain a boring chapeau-free waste land. Representative-elect Frederica Wilson will give up on her erstwhile fight to get Speaker-elect John Boehner to end a ban on hats while the body is in session.
California and New York are in the midst of colorful gubernatorial elections, but Florida's race hasn't been getting much national attention. That's amazing considering an unfit, self-financed, crooked businessman hell-bent on stirring up divisive issues might become the next governor o ... 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 >>
Little did you know, but that guy who made your extra-skinny mochachino this morning in Miami Beach might be sniping South American drug runners in his spare time. And that creepy guy in overalls down the block who moves his lawn three times a week? Straight-up CIA.At least that's the gist of a n ... More >>
Photo by Sayre BermanCourtney Love kept the antics to a minimum Friday night at the Fillmore Miami Beach.Click here to view photos from Hole at the Fillmore Miami Beach.HoleThe Fillmore Miami BeachFriday, July 2, 2010Nobody can blame Courtney Love of being fake and insincere. She always wears her ... More >>
Billionaire Democratic Senate candidate Jeff Greene isn't flying high in the polls -- just yet. Like his Democratic rival Kendrick Meek, he finishes a distant third behind Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist in three-way matchups. But he's flying high above Florida in his $23 million Gulfstream V priva ... More >>
While Deepwater Horizon continues spewing black crude into the Gulf of Mexico, Cuban commies might be rejoicing. That's because the oil spill could be the strongest argument yet for ending the embargo.El Máximo and Brazil's Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who has signed an offshore drilling deal with C ... More >>
George Alan RekersBy now, you've likely read about George Alan Rekers, the luxuriously mustachioed Christian fundie and co-founder of the Family Research Council, whom we caught coming home from Europe with a young male escort. Rekers claims his ill health necessitated hiring the boy as a luggage ... More >>
click for full size.Last week, New Times published an article titled "Legends of the Fall," which told the story of people who have leapt to their deaths from Miami-Dade high-rises. We found some disturbing stuff. Since the condo boom of 2007, at least 16 people have thrown themselves from ... More >>
Washington Post blogger and former Mouthpiece Theater cohost Chris Cillizza adds another name to the list of possible politicos Charlie Crist could appoint to Mel Martinez's soon-to-be-vacated Senate seat: former state Rep. Allan Bense.Add that to a list that already includes Jim Smith, Gov. Bob ... More >>
via Wikimedia CommonsMight need to get those signs out again, kids.New York Times this morning and had a serious 1962 flashback.The Times reports today that two Akula-class Russian nuclear submarines are patrolling international waters just off the East Coast. Defense Department sources told the ... More >>
One day, when we are all living under the Sink administration --no, no, not just in Florida, but in the entire nation-- we can look back at this Washington Post blog post as the first public utterance of a possible Alex Sink presidential run. Chris Cillizza isn't saying Sink will be P ... More >>
As we wrote last month, there weren't any shortages of warning signs that something was fishy at Stanford International. A number of regulators had ample opportunities to expose Stanford's fraud, from the SEC (which ignored several employee whistleblowers) to the DEA to Congress. via Liz Lomax 3D Il ... More >>
via Kevin Cole's flickrThe McDonald's All-American High School basketball games goes off tomorrow on the UM campus. The Washington Post has been posting blog dispatches from Maryland's National Christian Academy stand out Dante Taylor. He has been having all sorts of fun in Miami. He's swam with dol ... More >>
There's no proof Slice took a fall, but his damage to cage-fighting is clear.
Will someone please turn off the hype
Starving children don't respond to military firepower
The SXSW music fest showcases the city as much as the artists
The pundits say a new day has arrived for Miami's arts scene. Don't believe the hype.
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People are fleeing in record numbers and not being replaced. Morale has hit bottom. News coverage has been severely curtailed. Money is scarce. And the corporate bigshots love it.
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