Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, have raised questions about the militarization of American police departments. When angry protesters took to the streets to demand justice, Ferguson police responded with force. Cops in riot gear fired tear gas and stun grenades at marchers. At least one officer ... More >>
Fourth of July means firing up the grill out back and hanging with family, unless you're more into the whole barbecue bash with interesting-people-in-fascinating-places thing, Short Order has put together a guide to restaurants and hotels that are serving up a plate of barbecue favorites -- and othe ... More >>
What does Krispy Kreme and our nation have in common? They both celebrate birthdays in July!While our nation is somewhat older, Krispy Kreme is turning a respectable 75 on July 13. To celebrate, the doughnut company, famous for turning ordinary people into sugar-crazed beasts over their warm, ... More >>
Spam is the gold standard for food imperishability. The expiration date on cans says two years, but Phil Minerich, vice president of research at Hormel, claims they write that "To help the customer move it through. We don't want it to be sitting on the shelf for 12, 15 years."The canned meat prod ... More >>
Sure, Doral seems like a decent place to run the United States' military operations in South and Central America, but is it a good spot to headquarter a once-proud metro newspaper? The Miami Herald might soon find out. The South Florida Business Journal reports the Herald is now in negotiati ... More >>
Last night, Washington D.C. straight-edge stompers Coke Bust ripped open Churchill's Pub like a moody Norse God leveling some mountains out of ennui. And really, would you have expected any less with a band name like Coke Bust? Straight edge is usually pretty serious business. So while not entir ... More >>
In another public reaffirmation of his belief that gay people are going to make America lose wars, Florida Republican Congressman Allen West said at a dinner in Plant City Saturday night that "when you take the military and you tell it they must conform to the individual's behavior, then it' ... More >>
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 >>
Ian Goldin/GetEQUAL.orgA GetEQUAL protester arrested earlier this year in D.C.Yesterday afternoon, President Obama gazed out over Alonzo Mourning's yard in Coral Gables, past the brightly-painted garden gnomes, and said to himself: What the fuck are giant weather balloons doing here?At least that ... More >>
Today, in a court room in California, U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips issued an injunction that would prevent the U.S. military from enforcing its 17-year-old "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy which forbids homosexuals from serving openly in the military. About time. Though, The Washingto ... More >>
An Arizona Cardinals player's death in Afghanistan was spun into a recruiting tool.
If you're a fan of getting your conspiracy theories and government leaks first, you've probably heard of WikiLeaks. The international organization publishes anonymous submissions and leaks of sensitive documents while keeping their sources' anonymity. They've been around for a while already, but ... More >>
Carol RosenbergAs has been reported just about everywhere, U.S. Navy Commander Jeffrey D. Gordon sent a sexual harassment complaint to Miami Herald Executive Editor Anders Gyllenhaal about the behavior of the paper's Guantánamo Bay correspondent, Carol Rosenberg. Among using other choice wo ... More >>
"Let him foolishly make money off of these animals, and we'll mop up the mess when something tragic finally happens."
Tomorrow on newsstands, we tell the story of Omar Khadr, who is the youngest detainee at Guantanamo, the only Westerner, and a symbol of sorts. To some, he is exhibit A for all that is wrong with America's War on Terror. For others, he's an example of why the camp exists in the first place. For us, ... More >>
GableStage takes on a touchy topic in its latest play.
Well, the numbers are in. We got… um, 8 points out of a possible hundred from the Brady Campaign to Stop Gun Violence. Which is probably making a lot of you out there really happy because you fucking hate them and would like nothing more than to unload all of your various weapons into the belly ... More >>
Morgan Spurlock makes us look bad, plus (separate!) films on baseball and steroids shine.
As giant robots transform all around us (!), it's good to know Michael Bay won't ever change
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
"Camilo Mejía, you, sir, use America's freedom of speech to erase your cowardice."
Last year Congress negated habeas corpus rights for Guantanamo detainees. Now the U.S. Department of Justice has requested that a DC appeals court limit civilian lawyers' access to Gitmo clients to three visits. The DOJ has also requested the right to read correspondence between lawyers and detainee ... More >>
The Army's realistic first-person shooter bogs down under fire
Florida's Seabee reservists went to Iraq to help, not fight. But they fought and died
A small cadre of exile fanatics now controls the Bush administration's Cuba policy, and Fidel Castro couldn't be happier
Groovy music and good vibes at Greynolds
The SXSW music fest showcases the city as much as the artists
Thanks to one show, an unprecedented amount of foreign news is airing in Cuba -- but it ain't Nightline yet
And that goes for mothers of convicted Cuban spies, too
The day the music died
Okay, so they really were spying for Cuba, but not in a bad way
Caribbean Dance Celebration 2000
If you had your way, what single adjustment would you make to enhance the experience of living in South Florida?
For an agency renowned for spending thousands on a single toilet seat, the Pentagon sure sells cheap
COPEX separates the men from the boys
Here's a new idea: Haitian babies born at the Guantanamo Naval Station should be considered U.S. citizens