Luther "Luke" Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness 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 addresses the absence of bigotry in children.When I drop my 2-year-old son off at day care, I am so amazed at how ... More >>
Mary Dimakis was born so long ago that when she moved into the Roads, there were few paved streets in the neighborhood.
Dimakis will soon turn 108, making her the second-oldest resident in South Florida. The oldest, at 111, is Antonia Rivera, who lives just a few miles away.
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Dr. Navindra SeeramAt a recent annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, scientists announced findings that suggested maple syrup contains as many as 54 antioxidants. Lead researcher Dr. Navindra Seeram, from the University of Rhode Island, has been studying the relationship between plants ... More >>
Where pretty sick of trying to follow the Randy Shannon job hunt as apparently interest from Texas and UCLA lead nowhere, but according to an ESPN reporter Shannon is going to interview for the Defensive Coordinator position at Maryland. Yes, Maryland would be a rival ACC school. Yes, Miami and Mary ... More >>
Former UF coach Urban Meyer and former UM coach Randy Shannon saw their careers as heads of two of Florida's big three college football teams come to an end after this season for very different reasons, but they both appear to be headed to the same place: ESPN of course. Meyer, who won two nation ... More >>
The last time Al Golden coached a college football game he lost to Miami of Ohio. The next time he coaches a team it may very well be Miami of Florida. ESPN reports that Golden, the current head coach at Temple, has been offered the vacant position as the Hurricanes' head coach and is likely to acce ... More >>
George Alan RekersWhat do you do with a little boy who likes cross-dressing and playing with dolls? If you're George Alan Rekers, you "extinguish" the boy's feminine behavior with a sometimes violent Pavlovian regimen while your scientific team observes through a one-way mirror. That's what the B ... More >>
Francisco Aguabella left Cuba in the 1950's and quickly established himself as a master conguero and bata musician in the American and nascent Afro-Cuban jazz scenes. Noted for his fluidity and energy, he was a sought-after performer who shared the stage with musicians as varied as Frank Sinatr ... More >>
Lizard King Jim Morrison, one of the most influential American rock singers ever, was born in Melbourne, Florida on December 8, 1943.He went to UCLA film school, graduated, and hung out on Venice Beach, where he and Ray Manzarek started The Doors.There's a famous incident that took place at Dinne ... More >>
Ceramics by artist Susan BanksThat tired old adage "Those who can't do, teach" has never been true in the art world. If you can get accepted to a topnotch MFA program, you can study with John Baldessari (UCLA), Michael Asher (CalArts), Peter Halley (Yale), or a myriad of other well-accompli ... More >>
Flanked by the victims' sobbing family members, Miami Police Chief John Timoney announced this afternoon the arrest of a suspect in a brazen mass shooting in Overtown.via Miami Police DepartmentRodney Lashawn Miller was arrested early this morning for his role in a July mass shooting.Police nabbe ... More >>
How time flies. I first caught Bad Religion as a very young teenager at the 1998 edition of the Warped Tour, and they were a classic act then. The genres represented on this tour have widened a whooooole lot since then, and the face of punk and its offshoots has changed considerably as well. But Bad ... More >>
Michael Jackson, the King of Pop and one of the most iconic entertainers of the past three decades, has passed on. The story is obviously developing, but reports claim that Jackson was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA medical center shortly after noon Los Angeles time. He was found not breathing, and ar ... More >>
LocalThe Westboro Baptist Crazytown Travel Club for Bigots and Assorted Loonies is coming to town to protest the hell out of whatever really. [Herald]Four South Florida Chrysler dealerships got the axe. [CBS4]There's 63 cases of Swine Flu in Florida now, and yet no one really cares anymore. [CBS4]Sp ... More >>