Miami New Times' senior writer Michael E. Miller has won the 2014 Sigma Delta Chi Award for nondeadline writing in the nondaily category for his article "Champ," which tells the story of a porn star murderer. It is the second year in a row that Miller has taken top honors
Miami New Times has won a 2014 James Aronson Award for a story about a local man who has spent more than $85 million funding settlements in Israel. "Miami Beach Man's Millions Thwart Middle East Peace" was published this past March 28 and written by then-staff writer Terrence McCoy, who recently dep ... More >>
Miami New Times managing editor Tim Elfrink has won the George Polk Award in sports reporting for his series on the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic in Coral Gables. The award, established by Long Island University, is one of the nation's most prestigious. Winners this year include the New York Times, ... More >>
Miami New Times managing editor Tim Elfrink's series on the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic, which resulted in the suspension of 13 Major League Baseball players including Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, has been named one of six finalists for the Goldsmith Award in Political Journalism from the Shoren ... More >>
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 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 >>
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 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 >>
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 >>
"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."
"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."
Geez, who can you trust these days? Definitely not those friendly neighborhood landscapers trying to give you a free estimate on your lawn, according to the Miami PD.Last week, grandparents Santiago and Gladys Rodriguez answered the door at their Coral Gables home just off Coral Way to find two men ... More >>
So how do you beat the notoriously fiesty Cuban protesters in Vigilia Mambisa once they've set their sign-waving, bullhorn-screaming sights on your event?If you're Steven Soderbergh, you just plain outlast 'em. Even Vigilia couldn't make it all the way through Soderbergh's epic "Che," a four-hour lo ... More >>
You remember that scene in Heat when Robert De Niro's badass crew perfectly executes this plan to knock over an armored truck? How they all pulled on those hockey masks, then blocked the truck's path with a stolen ambulance, rammed it with a stolen semi-truck, and then laid spikes so the cops blew o ... More >>
Old photo, same result Ah, the resurrected Miami Hurricanes football program. Ranked in the top 25 again! Headed to the ACC title game! Unable to stop some one-legged homeless guy from Atlanta from busting off a 15-yard run! There are many ways to prove that the AP voters have overranked your team ... More >>
Exactly what happened. Not that there's ever a reason for diverting a flight that makes you feel good as a passenger. But an overheating toilet? That's just unfortunate. That's exactly what happened to 350 passengers in the wee hours this morning on a Miami to London Virgin Atlantic Flight. Th ... More >>
Tim Elfrink The general feeling at McCain HQ, as summed up by a pickup truck in the parking lot. 7:45 p.m. The crowd is still small -- maybe 20 or 30, wrapped in blue and gold McCain-Palin signs, plastered with 'Joe the Plumber' stickers, waving American flags. But clustered around a small projec ... More >>
That deafening sucking roar you hear this afternoon might not just be the Dolphins bumbling through their midweek practice. It might, in fact, be the sound of your impending doom. Early this morning, a cabal of cackling, evil scientists gathered around their fiendish creation deep beneath the soil ... More >>
Alas, his life choices have been just as bad as his fashion choices. Jose Canseco, baseball's favorite steroid fiend turned steroid snitch, has already lost a lot to the juice: a shot at the Hall of Fame, a life with normal-sized testicles and, you know, respect. But on Monday his legacy may have ... More >>
Wilma she ain't, but with Fay barreling toward the mainland and Floridians reacting with their usual mix of apathy and rage toward meteorologists, the storm has at least captured the attention of schoolkids everywhere in South Florida. In fifth grade classrooms up and down the coast, Fay has been d ... More >>