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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
As popular culture continues to be consumed by a seemingly inexhaustible inferno of idiocy - dubstep trickle down, reunion shows, Drake, the list goes on - the Recording Academy is putting on their best Nero costumes and getting their fiddles nice and tuned. Yes. That's right. It's fucking Gramm ... 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 >>
photo by Omega933 via Wikimedia CommonsAn Israeli woman has sued a Miami company for helping flotillas like this break the Gaza blockade.For years after she moved to Sderot, a dusty outpost near Israel's border with Gaza, life was quiet for Michelle Fendel. With her husband, Rabbi David Fendel, t ... More >>
Michel Martelly is Haitis new president. But the musician has a dark side.
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 >>
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 >>
Riverhead BooksAn antiquities expert is summoned in the middle of the night to a major European city in order to investigate a mystery that he soon realizes is a cross-historical conspiracy with devastating modern implications. If you thought, "That's the plot of The Da Vinci Code," you're close ... 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.
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 >>
El exilio wants him out of jail.
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
Scott's Black Hawk Down pays grim, gritty homage to real-life warriors.
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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
Planners hope the Natural System Model can help restore the Everglades. But will it survive politics?
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.
Tony Bryant is a black militant, a hijacker, a survivor of Cuban prisons, and a Castro-hating commando. And don't you forget it.
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