Miami Beach became one of the Jewish capitals of America thanks in part to the mass immigration fleeing anti-Semitism in Eastern Europe under the Nazis. So it's no surprise that when news broke earlier today about fliers circulating in eastern Ukraine demanding that Jewish residents "register" with ... More >>
Waves of protesters clad in masks and hoods battled riot police in Caracas and other major Venezuelan cities last night, leading to at least two more deaths in the latest outburst of unrest against President Nicolas Maduro. Back in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott seized the opportunity to slam the White ... More >>
Coral Reef Senior High Principal Adrianne Leal asked her teachers not to post anything on social media before President Obama visited her school last Friday. But for history teacher Randall Scott, holding back was not an option. The birther, who calls himself a "Republican Extremist," wasn't about t ... More >>
Of the thousands of protesters in JC Bermudez Park on Saturday, only one was dressed all in black. J.J. Rendón stood out solemnly in the sea of white. Latin America's most infamous political consultant wouldn't have had it any other way. For the 15 years since Hugo Chávez was elected, Rendón has ... More >>
Roughly 8,000 people flooded JC Bermudez Park in Doral this afternoon to rally in support of student protesters in Venezuela. The overall message was one of unity, as Miamians from all of Latin America lambasted the government of Nicolas Maduro. But many admitted they expected more bloodshed in Ve ... More >>
The best neighborhood Italian restaurants offer good food, fresh pasta, reasonable prices, and a homey environment. Primo Trattoria Italiana in North Miami proffers all of these. It boasts a hefty menu featuring pizza, pasta, and main courses. You might notice the teenage boy pictured on the menu. ... More >>
In a brazen crime that should send shivers down the spines of bottle-service-loving bros and depressed, rich housewives everywhere, $1.1 million worth of premium vodka was stolen last month from a warehouse in northwest Miami-Dade.
Read "Danell Leyva, Miami's Olympic Prodigy, Goes for Gold."The U.S. men's gymnastics team came into Monday's medal round as the gold-medal favorites. They finished the day not even on the podium. Looking for the country's first all-around gold in gymnastics since 1984, the men's team instead finish ... More >>
Think your commute sucks? South Florida market analyst Carlos Edde, 25, and graphic design consultant Alex Pretelt, 26, are preparing to driving 10,000 miles from England to Mongolia -- all without a GPS system in a 1.2 liter car. The insane drive is part of the international Mongol Rally, a seri ... More >>
Laine Doss Kostya Kimlat brings his "bag of tricks" to Cafe DaVinciKostya Kimlat has been a magician for almost two decades, even though he looks barely out of high school himself. The Ukraine-born magician, based in Orlando, performs and teaches magic around the world. Named the basketbal ... More >>
via evris28This egg is disgusted by your decorating skills.Oh, you thought your children were so talented because they affixed a bunch of stickers to a hard-boiled egg and it looks cuter than a baby bunny sliding down a rainbow atop a unicorn? Well, we hate to inform you, but your child is a simp ... More >>
Amedeo Modigliani's "Young Woman With a White Collar"The painting is lovely: A young woman with a mask-like face twists her ethereal neck to the side. Titled Young Woman With a White Collar, it's a classic by Amedeo Modigliani. The fight over the $5 million work, however, is anything but beautiful.T ... More >>
I could praise Liset Alea's talent forever. But until you listen to this songbird for yourself (or better yet, hear her live), you won't really understand. This Cuban-born beauty has picked up a thing or two traversing the globe, from New York to Miami, Cuba to Costa Rica, and all over Europe. A ... More >>
The biggest identity theft case ever. Right here in Miami.
Photo by Stephanie Rae BerzonEvan Rowe is a local songwriter and performer best known as Catalonia, a professor of political science and history at Broward College, and a small-d democratic strategist with no party affiliation. Each week, we surrender our space for his thoughts on the music indus ... More >>
Courtesy of Miami-Dade CorrectionsEfraim DiveroliIn early 2007, after winning a $300 million U.S. Army contract to equip Afghanistan with munitions, Miami Beach arms dealer Efraim Diveroli, age 21, went scavenging in Albania. There he subcontracted Ylli Pinari, head of that Balkan country's state-ru ... More >>
Miami hotels may be seeing an increase in booking this winter, but with discounted rates it may not help them turn a profit. [Herald]Lincoln Diaz-Balart received an award from the Ukraine. [Herald]Here's an explanation of all those fancy designer stores (Gucci, Louboutin, etc.) that have popped up t ... More >>
Douglas Suarez, Jose Gonzalez and Joel Cloralt, three of Worsterer.com's founders, posing with a dress installation by artist Theresa Marie Calluori, currently on exhibit at Windisch-Hunt Gallery.Wednesday was that time of the month again when local tech and social media pros gathered to share id ... More >>
A Miami computer hacker who went by the screen name of "soupnazi" was indicted today in what the feds call the largest identity theft case in history.Albert Gonzalez, a 28-year-old from the Magic City, and two unnamed sidekicks from Russia hacked into the networks of major retail chains includin ... More >>
Today's throwback comes from wayyyy back in the way-back machine's gears: 1930, when Phil Spitalny's orchestral jazz compositions were pop hits. It's hard to imagine a time before popular music was splintered into a thousand different subgenres, but think about it: Beyond classical and real folk t ... More >>
It's all in the stars.
Saying she's treated no better than a stray cur, the fifth wife of Daddy's Girl millionaire Bruce McMahan breaks her silence
Nijinsky deserves better than this hambone production
America's most international city was scandalously lubed
One guess who'll control access to the Internet
The Humane Society's animal rescue drivers work hard to save the wounded, to rescue the sick and abandoned. But usually the endings are not so happy.
Karma bum Lionel Goldbart puts himself in Jeopardy! -- again
When Cuba's top students were sent to the Soviet Union, no one could have guessed they would change from revolutionaries to refugees.