LeBron James isn't intimidated by much. The Heat's championship run last season was a testament to that. Though, when the team traveled to the White House today to be honored by President Obama, James seemed pretty starstruck and amazed he was actually being honored at the White House.
Sure, he schmoozes with international leaders, makes billion dollar decisions and hangs with Barack on a daily basis - but Joe Biden still likes a good discount, just like the rest of us.
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As per usual, Florida could play a decisive role in the upcoming presidential election, and at least Conan O'Brien thinks Floridians and Floridians alone can be trusted with deciding the fate of the White House for the next four years. Because, after all, this state is nothing but "a shining example ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking
madness once 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
says Mitt Romney and Karl Rove are a couple of uncool tools.Karl Rove's super PAC, American
Crossroads, has issued a 46-seco ... More >>
President Barack Obama was just at the University of Miami, so you'd think that his staff could get the name of the school correct. Apparently not. The White House sent out a press release today describing University of Miami president Donna Shalala as "President of Miami University." Miami Uni ... More >>
That Was The Week That Was aired in America on NBC from 1964 to 1965. The recurring cast -- David Frost, Henry Morgan, Alan Alda and Buck Henry -- would present the prior weeks news in satirical manner. You might think of it as a precursor to Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update. That's a lo ... More >>
The Nicaraguan-born, Miami-bred super DJ who runs Slow Roast Records with Kill the Noise, DJ Craze, lives right here in the 305. During the week, at least. On the weekends, he's traveling from Vegas to Manila, doing what it takes to keep massive crowds of party people dancing.
Recently, administ ... More >>
We're actually kind of surprised it took this long for someone to appoint Kendrick Meek to something. The White House has announced that it will nominate the former South Florida congressman to a representative position at the United Nations.
Unless you've been holed up in a $1 million dollar compound without phone, internet, or cable service, you've heard the news ... Osama bin Laden is dead.
Yesterday, the mass-murdering founder of Al Qaeda, Most Wanted Man in the Universe, facial-hair aficionado, evil millionaire, and general ass ... More >>
The South Beach Wine and Food Festival's premiere events have a lot in common with a White House State Dinner -- both are nearly impossible for us average schmucks to get into and both don't release their menus before the event.
Take Burger Bash, for instance. On the event page you'll see a listi ... More >>
After escaping major damage from the BP oil spill this year, the people of Florida should breath a sigh of relief that the Obama administration announced today that offshore drilling will be banned in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and off the Atlantic coast of Florida for at least the ... More >>
White HouseFirst Lady Michelle Obama is in Miami today, and she wants to educate young children on the importance of a healthy diet.Students at Little Havana's Riverside Elementary will welcome Mrs. Obama and local area chefs at 2 p.m. to discuss what schools are doing to improve cafeteria lunch opt ... More >>
StoliStolichnaya, the famous Russian vodka, is hunting for the next Stoli Original. The theme: "Would You Have a Drink With You?" To win, all you have to do is submit an audition tape online. The public will then vote on which video has the most "flavor." The winner will be announced on December ... More >>
Taint gone: the oil spill is with us for years to come, whether we like it or notYesterday scientists at the University of California, San Francisco published a report on the dangers to humans and wildlife still posed by the gigantic Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. To the cha ... More >>
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Gerald PosnerIn this week's Miami New Times, we write about new evidence that Gerald Posner plagiarized dozens of passages in his 2003 book Why American Slept and in 2005's Secrets of the Kingdom. After the jump, you can check out all the proof. But first, a little back ... More >>
One year ago, I traveled to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to watch firsthand as President Barack Obama pledged to close the extrajudicial prison.
One year later, these guys are still hanging out by the Caribbean.I was witness to Guantánamo's "final days," I wrote. It seemed like a reasonable thin ... More >>
Obama is so enthusiastic about these products he added an extra r to his first name. It's tough to drive through Liberty City these days without running into President Obama.
He's there on the side of Liberty City Elementary, next to the MLK portrait. He's painted on the walls of at least a c ... More >>
via The White HouseCertain wingnuts think President Obama was born in Africa? Have they ever thought he might actually be European? First he tries and brings small bits of "socialism" that have been hall mark of many healthy, European democracies for decade, then he tries to shove soccer down our th ... More >>
Image via www.myspace.com/chuckdpublicenemyThere are few rap songs as important to modern culture as Public Enemy's "Fight the Power," a rallying cry against political indifference. Well, it's been 20 years since PE's frontman Chuck D helped scare the hell out of white America, and a black man now s ... More >>
President Bush will finally leave the White House next week, which means the United States now stands a chance at reversing our reputation as douchebags of the universe. Before departing office, however, Dubya decided he would give the good people of South Florida a little farewell gift: another ba ... More >>
The official White House Christmas tree this year is festooned with ornaments from more than 369 artists chosen by senators and representatives. Conspicuously absent are any ornaments selected by our local dream team of Cuban-American Republicans. Did they not get the memo? Even disgraced sex fiend ... More >>