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 >>
We've been having some fun lately with these "Best of All Time" lists. But today, we will refrain from saying these jazz musicians were/are the best of all time. No, they are jazz musicians of note who made Miami their home. A best-of-all-time list would be way too long, and to explain that, I will ... More >>
Many cops have side jobs. Some work security at nightclubs. Others are in the National Guard. Sgt. Nicholas Kealoha programs people's brains. Kealoha is an 11-year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department. He is also the self-appointed director of what he calls the International Institute for Br ... More >>
For having earned multiple platinum records, becoming the first Colombian artist to snag a Grammy for Best Traditional Tropical Album, holding the record for Latin Grammy nominations, and being married to a former Miss Colombia, Carlos Vives is a pretty humble guy. "It's an amazing feeling," he sa ... More >>
Up until now, the true dangers of bath salts were a bit hazy. The synthetic drug was blamed for everything from the Miami zombie to the guy in West Virginia who dressed in panties and slaughtered his neighbor's goat, but the science was much less certain. After all, face-eating killer Rudy Eugene's ... More >>
When it comes to local beer in New Orleans, two brands that come to mind are Dixie and Abita. Neither is brewed in the city, with Dixie contract-brewed out of Wisconsin and Abita brewed on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. But there is one beer in New Orleans that is made in the city: NOLA.The ... More >>
A large white tube mysteriously washed up on a stretch of Miami Beach sands this morning and caused officials to order beach goers to evacuate. WSVN reports that the U.S. Navy is now investigating. Updated: It's totally a U.S. Navy training mine.
Local rapper/songwriter/DJ LMJ isn't afraid of hip-hop orthodoxy, something that's clear right down to his choice of footwear. Can you imagine any of your run-of-the-mill, testosterone-fueled street dudes proudly rocking these Adidas JS Wings sneakers by Jeremy Scott? No, and that's a clue to t ... More >>
According to several sources, Rick Scott is expected to announce state Rep. Jennifer Carroll as his running mate today. Looking just at her identity and life story, she's an explosive pick: the first African American woman elected to the state legislature as a Republican, an immigrant from Trinid ... More >>
U.S. Navy photo by Scott AllenHere's a hint...Like countries in a Middle East arms race, Miami-area high school football teams have spent the last nine months developing top-secret weapons to unload on their unsuspecting opponents.Trick plays, revamped offenses, and last-minute transfer students ... More >>
public domain image via US Navy.Food sure can be funny, but you can't just smack someone with a pie in the face every time you need a good laugh. Here are our Top 10 strange and funny food gag gifts.
Lincoln Diaz-Balart dropped out of contention yesterday, so Gov. Charlie Crist will interview two more possible candidates for Florida's temporary senator: Rep. Jennifer Carroll and University of North Florida President John Delaney. Carroll's name was first mentioned last week, and she ... 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 >>
image via Chef FernTurkey A La King In The ReeferLast week Short Order introduced you to American warrior Chef Fernando "Fern" Garcia. We asked you to comment if you wanted more and the overwhelming response brings us to this, volume II of Fern's Confessions of a Navy Cook. Keep the comments up, and ... More >>
Last week, the nation was captivated by the unfolding story of the M/V Maersk Alabama and the Somali pirates that held the ship's captian, Richard Phillips, hostage until the U.S. Navy took action four days later. It sounds like something straight out of a movie (come on: distant lands, pirates, cov ... More >>
Well, the gig is up. Thanks a lot, reigning Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza.See, in the cover story on my trip to Guantanamo Bay a couple of months ago, I did my best to convey my impressions of the infamous prison camp as an unforgiving, desolate way station where detainees were routinely tortured and ... More >>
The Bush backer stood up against Guantánamo abuses. Now he's an Obama man.
Russ and Kevin Otway could be poster boys for South Florida's green set. The 29-year-old twins grew up on a 32-foot boat in the Virgin Islands without a refrigerator. By age 6, they were diving for lobster. Their family wasted little and lived from the sea. After graduating high school in 1997, the ... More >>
The real Top Guns take the throttle at Wings Over Miami.
A former artist turned ad man comes back, guns a-blazin'.
At Filtro, images of Cuba, island of lost time
Weezer's auteur takes a tentative step into the real world
It's alive and well and exciting, and it's on view now
A gripping story about a great orator shouldn't be a bore
Half Moon Kayaking/Snorkeling Trip
This land is pa'ti, pa'mi
Two productions have a little fun and play with historical events
Regattus interruptus aboard the Special Warfare dampens historic nude fest
Witnesses to the segregated history of Virginia Beach tell a sorry but inspiring tale
The Cuban American Defense League wanted a little official recognition. They got it.
They're cute. They're cuddly. They're smart. And as the fiasco at Sugarloaf Key shows, they make humans do crazy things.
Historic landmarks in preservation limbo
Just keep them out of Coconut Grove