In February 1964 the Beatles had invaded Miami Beach, and they needed somewhere quiet to escape the mobs of screaming fans for a Life magazine shoot. Through an Ed Sullivan Show connection, the mop-topped British sensations were pulled away from the swarmed Deauville Hotel and spirited to 5750 North ... More >>
See also "Fashion Freakouts at Lollapalooza 2012" and "Lollapalooza 2012, Day One: M83, Black Sabbath, Die Antwoord, Afghan Wigs, TEED." The 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the ... More >>
At Northwestern University, there's a remarkable student-led initiative called the Innocence Project. Since 1991, the J-school program has helped free 11 wrongfully convicted men with good old-fashioned shoe-leather reporting on the flawed cases. via Illinois Dept. of Corrections Anthony Mc ... More >>
Robert Kelly certainly has the tricks of the spy trade down pat. He talks in mysterious acronyms, like "NOC" -- which stands for "no official cover." He refuses to have his photo taken. He talks about elaborate take-downs and ruses straight out of a Burn Notice plot.Getting the full truth is much ... More >>
There are a lot of Bulls fans out there who salivate at the idea of Dwyane Wade in their red, white, and black jersey. To them, signing Wade is a right, considering the guy was born in Chicago and idolized Michael Jordan as a kid (then again, who didn't?). Even after Wade single-handedly lifted the ... More >>
George Clooney's ode to screwball comedies of yore is sooooo close. But yet.
Does Barack Obama embroider his own history for political effect?
The elephant in Guantanamo's living room gets 4200 calories a day and a Koran
Friends of Fidel, Miami Beach beatings, handgun chic
Wilco makes alt-country go pop and lives to tell the tale
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
Fifty years after leaving the Soul Stirrers, Rebert Harris has been called home
Sidebar to "DeFede"
Until a recent makeover and the forced departure of its editor, Broward's so-called alternative weekly lived up to its name
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.
Cartoonist John Callahan gets axed over seminal work
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.