Muggle life sucks in so many ways. No flying on brooms. No invisibility cloaks. No wizard's chess. It's no wonder tourists flock to Universal Studios in Orlando to drink Butterbeer by the gallon and blow their paychecks on plastic wands. But now the magical concoction is as close as your neighborho ... More >>
Meet Chris P. Bacon. Chris is a six-month-old pot bellied pig. His favorite foods are Cheerios and sliced green grapes; his least favorite, carrots and celery. He loves air conditioning, rubbing his belly in the grass and watching TV with his adopted older brother. His best friends are a stuffed duc ... More >>
Who would have thought that an animated TV series about a jaundiced, dysfunctional family would become the longest-running scripted show in history? Homer, Bart, and the extended Simpsons family have grown from a comic into an entire industry, with movies, branding opportunities, and an area of Un ... More >>
Your dad is the man who molded who you are. He taught you how to drive, slipped you an extra $20 on Friday and gave you a sip from his beer. (Shhh... don't tell mom!) Dad is the guy who, after a long day, still managed to find a reserve tank of energy to play catch with you. He also gave you some sa ... More >>
First Universal Studios allowed us to drink Butterbeer and eat Bertie Bott's Beans with Harry Potter. Now, Simpsons fans can chow down on Krusty Burgers and down Duff beer right in downtown Springfield. The new area expands on the already-existing Simpsons Ride and includes shops, attractions and a ... More >>
The Magic Kingdom is about to get a little bit more magical. For the first time in the Disney park's 41-year history it will sell alcohol to its guests. Now, before you make plans to get blitzed and see how many times you can ride Space Mountain without ralphin', we should let you know that wine and ... More >>
A 290-pound man is suing White Castle because the seats at the iconic, fast-food restaurant are too small. I sit here shaking my head because I'm almost at a loss for words. Almost.First, let me share what I know so far. The man, a faithful customer of a White Castle located in Nanuet, New York, ... More >>
Ten people have been arrested and two others are wanted in a case involving the abduction of a 15-year-old girl from the Universal Studios area in Orlando who was then forced into prostitution in Miami. The girl had run away from a group home with a friend and, after meeting some men on a bus, wa ... More >>
It looks like an Oscar will continue to elude LeBron James much like an NBA championship ring. The most hated man in sports has been attached to star in the Universal Studios production Ballers since 2009, but script delays have kept the project on the back burner. There were rumors that the movi ... 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 >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke -- who is a candidate for Miami-Dade mayor -- lays out his vision for kick-starting the local economy.It's time for Miami ... More >>
In a perfect world, you'd be able to access your entire music library from any computer, iPhone, iPad or any other cellphone, sans USB. You wouldn't have to transfer files or carry around a portable hard drive. Finally, that world is here, but it's not perfect... yet. Let me introduce you to clo ... More >>
The Academy Award nominations were announced this morning, and unlike last year's fantastic Mickey Rourke resurgence, there's no strong local hook in this year's horse race. But this here alt-weekly devotes an entire section to movies, and naturally our critics had something to say about eac ... More >>
Photo by Ron MagillNot the kind of clown you find at Cirque du Soleil.Finding a place to take the peewees for a wholesome Halloween scare can be a daunting chore in this town. But the folks over at Miami's Metrozoo neatly fit the bill with Dr. Wilde's Screamatorium, the zoo's first full-scale fam ... More >>
The Oscar nominations came out this morning. There were some surprises, but as virtually everyone expected, Mickey Rourke got a nod for best lead actor for his role in The Wrestler. What started as a local hook for covering awards-show nonsense has turned into quite a saga detailing Rourke's strange ... More >>
An interview with Valkyries star and director, Tom Cruise and Bryan Singer.
George Clooney's ode to screwball comedies of yore is sooooo close. But yet.
Steve Martin's May-December romance turns unseasonably cold
You might not believe in ghosts, but there's no denying terror
Critics say draconian drug laws held over from the Eighties pack prisons, force plea deals, and hit one errant lawyer harder than the dealers he defended
Colorful world brings purple power
Cristian Castro is a superstar, and he can cry if he wants to
Along Came a Spider is so bad it'll bug you
Or: How do you bring a comic book to life without killing a superhero?
March 19-25, 1998
You don't always get what you pay for.
Local screenwriter Mark Witzen finds a hot plot in Florida waters
Spec's Records patriarch Martin Spector may be 86 years old, but when a used-CD store opened next door to his flagship location, he took the gloves off. Literally.