When Mac Premo, a D.C.-born, RISD-educated artist, was forced to move to a new, smaller studio space in Brooklyn, he came to a terrible realization: There was no way he could bring along the hundreds of objects he'd accumulated, from dusty baseball cards to antique cans to torn hats. Premo couldn ... More >>
Miami New Times dominated this past weekend's Florida Press Club Awards in Saint Augustine. The newspaper took ten awards, more than any other in the state.Among the winners: Frank Alvarado and Robert Dunlap took first in general news writing; Tim Elfrink, first in government news and business wr ... More >>
photo by Tim ElfrinkNaudimar Herrera, who was cleared of charges in the Liberty City Seven case. His co-defendants' appeal was denied.Next time someone argues that justice is the end result after a trip through American courts, here's the only rebuttal you need: "Liberty City Seven." The informan ... More >>
photo by Tim ElfrinkEchoing the ongoing "Occupy" movements from Wall Street to San Francisco, hundreds of sign-waving, drum-beating, flyer-hawking protesters gathered in Bayfront Park this afternoon, drawing supportive honks from cars pouring down Biscayne Boulevard and bewildered stares from tou ... More >>
In today's Miami Herald, you'll find an article by Miami City Hall beat reporter Charles Rabin that blathers on about Mayor Tomás Regalado's allegedly unflappable resiliency. Rabin, late to the game by a week, notes Regalado is facing a recall threat from the police and fire unions as the c ... More >>
Miami News Times won 12 awards in the recently announced Green Eyeshade Awards, which recognizes excellence in journalism in 11 Southeastern states. In the non-daily division, Tim Elfrink took first place awards in business, technology, public affairs, and politics reporting, as well as seco ... More >>
Photo by Tim ElfrinkTo celebrate Tax Day, the folks at Right to the City and MoveOn.org decided it was high time to combine the best traditions of 1985-era Chicago Bears dancing and progressive lefty political agitation. The result? Behold the "Tax the Rich Shuffle." William "The Fridge" Perry wa ... More >>
photo by Tim ElfrinkMark March 22 as the moment the world started paying attention to Miami's embattled police department. That's when an ex-Miami Herald reporter named Don Van Natta Jr. parachuted in to write a New York Times piece telling millions of readers what everyone in black Miami knows t ... More >>
photo by Tim ElfrinkThe view is fantastic -- until the feds show up.You've got a steamrolling Ponzi scheme churning out cash so fast that you can't spend it all. You've already leased the $4,700-per-month Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG with rims fatter than Fat Joe and dropped $1.5 million on a Riviera ya ... More >>
photo by Tim ElfrinkYep, that's a synagogue made of guns and bullets.As we wandered through the Ice Palace in Wynwood this morning at the Pulse fair, we were drawn from across the hall by a gleaming blue and gold replica mosque. Hey, that's beautiful, we thought, wandering closer. Then, as we dre ... More >>
photo by Tim ElfrinkRubio in 2012: It started tonight.Marco Rubio is running for president in 2012. It's not official, of course, and maybe even Rubio himself hasn't decided whether to seek the highest office in the land. But at the raucus party tonight at the Biltmore, it sure seemed like Rubio' ... More >>
Miami New Times was shortlisted for ten awards for Excellence in Journalism from the Florida Press Club, with staff writer Tim Elfrink a finalist for four awards. Gus Garcia-Roberts is finalist for two awards, while Francisco Alvarado, Kyle Muzenreider, and Pam Shavalier are also nominated.
Miami New Times cleaned up in the nondaily division of the 60th Annual Green Eyeshade Awards, which determine the best work in 11 Southeastern States. Former staff writer Natalie O'Neill took a first place in investigative reporting for "Piece of Mind," a probe of suicides and other problems at t ... More >>
photo by Tim Elfrink This cop wants you to know his biblical thoughts on Tomas Regalado.They packed City Hall by the dozens this afternoon -- the firefighters in bright yellow, the police in dark blue, the general service workers in civvies. They beat the floor, pounded the windows and wh ... More >>
With the primary election tomorrow, congressional candidate Rudy Moise's bizarre campaign web ad only had a few hundred views on YouTube. That's really a shame because it is just about one of the worst political ads we have ever seen. It features a bunch of supporters talk-rapping with their voic ... More >>
The last year or so has been tough for our city's paper of record, where I used to work. Reporters at the Miami Herald have gotten the shaft, and editors have been forced to do double duty. But hey, guys, please cover the City of Miami. It is the wheel around which the city spins.Chuck Rabin ... More >>
In March, we published a feature about the Miami Beach Police Department, detailing how more than 50 percent of the force earns at least six figures a year and profiling the myriad legal problems involving Beach cops. (You can read it here.) We've also reported extensively about former Office ... More >>
On Sunday, voters in Colombia will close out one of the most interesting free elections ever held in South America. photo by Tim Elfrink Supporters of Green Party candidate Antanas Mockus have left street art all over Cartagena. Last month, thanks to Facebook, Twitter, and a huge push from yo ... More >>
Photo by Tim Elfrink The world's sweatiest Canadian TV reporter gets funky with the Saints.To the unitiated, Super Bowl Media Day must sound like some outrageous backstage fantasy. Media and players partying together! Celebrities around every corner! Free buffet lunch! Well not to worry, ign ... More >>
Photo by Tim Elfrink Is that Ron Burgandy? Nope. Ochocinco reports live from Sun Life Stadium.Chad Ochocinco hasn't yet accecpted New Times' informal offer to write a 10,000-word odyssey/cover story about wearing Snuggies at McDonald's and living a double life as Esteban the Most In ... More >>
A few weeks ago, we announced that we'd be going glossy. Well, that day has arrived. Newsstands today will carry our first glossy issue, which is also nicely trimmed and stapled.The premiere glossy issue features Tim Elfrink's story "Homesick," which delves into the Chinese drywall issue affectin ... More >>
Photo by Tim ElfrinkThere's a reason David Lynch long ago joined the small pantheon of adjective-ized American artists alongside Hitchcock, Kubrick and Bon Jovi. (What? You've never heard a Bon Jovian song?)The director's tightrope walk between macabre and mundane was plastered all over the walls ... More >>
If there was any lingering confusion about why Tomás Regalado chose his old friend Miguel Exposito as Miami's new chief of police, the veteran officer quickly cleared it up at his official introduction earlier this afternoon.Photo by Tim ElfrinkNew Police Chief Miguel Exposito stands with (from lef ... More >>
"The naked truth is that the Castro tyrants have taken Cuba 50 years back in time to poverty, decadence, and slavery."
"Together we stood our ground as gangsters and young teens yearning to be accepted as men in a very harsh reality."
Von Hautman wont be left exposed and impoverished. A guy like this always finds another victim.
"I am sad to report I lost a few brain cells while reading your article."
Back in April, staff writer Tim Elfrink reported that the crap-tastic economy was leading boat-owners, overburdened by docking and maintenance costs, to abandon ship all over South Florida. Naturally, we thought he had fabricated the whole thing. But yesterday, we spotted a dilapidated yacht beached ... More >>
"It's a shame young lives are being destroyed by this senseless violence."
Now that you're out of a job too, why not come work for us?
"It's time for the citizens of this country to make the decision to stop paying taxes."
"Let him foolishly make money off of these animals, and we'll mop up the mess when something tragic finally happens."
"Just assume these local politicians are lying when they say anything."
The two most vicious hits in Sunday's Dolphins-49ers defensive power struggle both came in the waning minutes of the ballgame. First, with the Niners sitting in the red zone, trying to punch in a touchdown and take their first lead of the day, a bunch of security guys absolutely destroyed some ... More >>
"Why don't you ask Mayor Diaz if his restaurant's menu includes bottled water? Hypocritical, don't you think?"