Never much of a fan of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is more peeved than usual at the NGO. Today she blasted UNESCO for preserving the works of Che Guevara in its "Memory of the World Register."
Three decades ago, Afrika Bambaataa found the perfect beat when he made the "Planet Rock." And it was that beat-breaking track that bridged the gap between hip-hop and electronic music. But there's more to the Godfather of Hip-Hop than "Planet Rock:" Bam is credited for coining the term hip-hop be ... More >>
For more than a year, Mitt Romney has jetted across the country, calling Barack Obama an utter failure. The president has done his fair share of name-calling too, but it wasn't until two weeks ago that he had a chance to stand up to his challenger in person. Instead of taking it to 'em, however, Oba ... More >>
Imagine how the last fifty years of Miami history would have played out if Fidel Castro had been sitting on an arsenal of 100 tactical nuclear missiles just 90 miles away from Florida.That's exactly what nearly happened after the Cuban Missile Crisis, according to new documents made public this morn ... More >>
Yes, Ted Nugent may be "repulsed at the concept of man-on-man sex." But Uncle Ted offered to blow a male CBS reporter in return for a favor. "I'm an extremely loving and passionate man, and people who investigate me honestly, without the baggage of political correctness, ascertain the conclusion t ... More >>
In a major development, Cuba went to the United Nations yesterday and announced it wanted it to normalize relations with the United States. However, Michele Bachmann won't have it. Not because of anything like "prove facts" or a "rationale and informed understanding of the issue," but because she ... More >>
A candid conversation with South Florida's rising Tea Party star.
What good is an art show without food? No good, we say. Here's a glimpse of some ways our eats got represented at this weekend's Coconut Grove Arts Festival.Photo by Riki AltmanIs this really a piece of furniture or just the way someone justifies all those late night Pinot Noir binges? Artist Aaron ... More >>
Photo by Jacob KatelHoward SimonAmerican Civil Liberties executive director Howard Simon took part in the last century's most significant freedom march with Dr. Martin Luther King. Then he was part of lawsuits that indicated our own government might have played a role in one of the civil rights m ... 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 >>
Dr. Paul Farmer, the Nobel-nominated founder of Partners in Health and a world expert on making international aid work, had harsh words yesterday for the hundreds of charities trying to help Haiti recover from January's earthquake.via Wikimedia Commons"There's graffiti all over the walls in Port ... More >>
Tom HealyThere was no indication, early on, that Tom Healy would become a poet. Growing up on a farm in upstate New York, in an environment he describes as "brutalizing in every aspect," Healy didn't get much intellectual encouragement. Mostly, he spent his time doing the hard work required on a ... More >>
Jackie SayetFrom the top: part of the raw bar at The Biltmore Hotel, and at the Four Seasons Hotel MiamiHave you ever had the feeling that you've bitten off more than you can chew? Try sizing up a brunch buffet, and you'll have the metaphor made literal. Die-hard brunchers have it down, and ... More >>
Photos at the Spanish Cultural Center remind us wars linger.
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and jihad looms.
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 >>
A filmmaker's exposé peeves the sugar powers.
After years of go-nowhere schemes, that's the plan for Watson Island
Still going strong at 71, Argentine folk hero Mercedes Sosa shares her messages of peace
Miami artist Xavier Cortada finds fresh air at the South Pole
A Miami radio station makes waves short waves, that is
The Miami Film Festival goes global
A Miramar family gets the full suspect treatment
First, get unified; next, give out food
Haitians yearning to breathe free -- in Miami
Should 2700 little birds be allowed to hold up the reclaiming of the Everglades?
Correspondence from our readers
When Miami's most famous twerp hit the Internet, Web surfers went wild
Even New Times critics liked what they saw
Promoter Debbie Ohanian stared down the City of Miami and won a victory in the area's latest absurdo
Planners hope the Natural System Model can help restore the Everglades. But will it survive politics?
Will the arrival of Cuban artist Manuel Mendive provoke another fiery response from anti-Castro forces?
Lawyers Tina Fassnacht and Stacy Taeuber are all-purpose advocates at the West Dade immigrant camp
What litigant is willing to take Madonna, the CIA, and Governor Chiles to court? It's Alfredo F. de Castro, Miami's one-man suit factory.
Despite new economic sanctions and travel restrictions, castrolania is just a few computer clicks away.
Former Dade politician Darryl Reaves was ready when the call came: The military rulers in Port-au-Prince need your help!
Tony Bryant is a black militant, a hijacker, a survivor of Cuban prisons, and a Castro-hating commando. And don't you forget it.
You might say the tent city residents of Watson Island are a little rough around the edges, but they sure aren't homeless
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