After football practice at Overtown's Williams Park each day, 13-year-old wide receiver Gerald Johnson walks off the grassy field with sweat sluicing down his forehead. "Bye, Fat Albert," his buddies call. That's Gerald's nickname, even though he's skinny as a twig. He tucks soggy shoulder pads into ... More >>
Jack Laban swears a cat was out here raising hell just this morning. Mosquitoes slurp blood through the 94-year-old shirtless Gladesman's baggy skin as he hobbles across a landfill of empty Pepsi cans and settles into a folding chair. The former Miami plumber with a full head of white hair uses a ro ... More >>
Shannon Castrec is the proverbial man behind the curtain at the Coral Gables French-themed eatery Frenchie's Diner. Opened in 2013, this local hotspot has garnered significant praise around town for its homey take on classic French fare. Together with her husband, Gabriel, Shannon does the herculean ... More >>
Uncle Luke, 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 doesn't think professional football should police players' language. NFL referees will likely penalize teams for players' use o ... More >>
Jameis Wnston passes to Kelvin Benjamin and the FSU Seminoles win the national title. What a game Winston had and what a comeback! FSU trailed virtually the whole game, but came back with a 100-yard kick return and then the pass to Benjamin, who is 6"and 234 pounds, to put the team ahead to stay. ... More >>
Only in Florida. Every week, so many Americans mutter those words while marveling at the latest insanity to come from our state that Tallahassee really ought to put the phrase on license plates. At Miami New Times, at least a third of our work is done by those crazies. Although it helps that Flori ... More >>
Despite the fact that Wilton Manors and Fort Lauderdale boast among the highest populations of LGBT folks in the country, Florida has long been a troglodyte in the area of equal rights. But recently, there has been an uptick in enlightenment. 1. Last month, the Florida Supreme Court granted a le ... More >>
Vernon Harginy, also known as VURN, sits at the table outside of a Five Guys in North Miami with fellow Pro Club rapper B.Way. Initially, his silence is as strong as the bars on songs such as "Bang" and hYena." But then he cracks a chuckle when Crossfade poses the question many of his followers as ... More >>
University of Miami is top ten material, and we're not talking about the football team. The Daily Beast compiled the stats on America's sexiest colleges, and ol' Suntan U came in at number eight.
Like her native state, Miss Florida Myrrhanda Jones might not have been the best all-around candidate at the Miss America pageant this weekend, but she sure as hell provided the best entertainment. Jones, a senior at the University of Florida, somehow tore her ACL while practicing her baton-twirlin ... More >>
On Saturday, September 7, two of Florida's most talented will battle it out for glory at Sun Life Stadium. Oh, and afterward there's a football game between the Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes.
Former University of Florida star and current accused murderer Aaron Hernandez is suddenly getting a lot of sympathy. First, Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson was quoted as saying the deposed Patriot was a "model inmate" who didn't show signs of nervousness. And now, the American Civil Liberties ... More >>
Innasense was founded in 1990 by A Man Named Scratch, last seen in Belize after saying, "Screw the tour! Let's stay here forever." (He did, however, help the band win its coveted 1991 Best Reggae Band award from Miami New Times.) Today, the group still soldiers on with core members Jimi Dred and V ... More >>
As Hurricane Sandy continues its churn across the Caribbean, tearing up Cuba and barreling toward the Bahamas with Cat 2 winds, fear not, Southern Floridians. Weather Puppy is here to make the natural disaster that much cuter.Invented by Miami entrepreneur Suraj Hemnani and business partner Shiv Tak ... More >>
See also "Six South Florida Athletes To Keep Tabs On During the Games," "Introducing Your Florida Athletes," "London 2012 Olympics: South Florida Athletes (Photos)"The bad news for Team USA so far seems to be Michael Phelps' embarrassing start at the London 2012 Olympics. But the good news is Florid ... More >>
Still bogged down by ridiculous student loans? Don't even worry about it. Obviously, if you work real, real hard in the name of this great country of America and love capitalism enough you'll pay them off in no time.Oh, wait, what's that? Senator Marco Rubio, who is 41 years old, is still bogged dow ... More >>
Brenton Brown knows how to hustle. Having come back to his native Miami after graduating from the University of Florida, he doesn't let the haters throw him off his quest to be the next big rapper. Signed with new management, he just made a video for his song, "Lemme Know," with Ghostwridah, a ... More >>
Oh, those poor, poor white folks, always the victims of racism. Just ask Ohio State linebacker Tyler Moeller. He's busy whining about being called a "cracker" by University of Florida players during the Gator Bowl.
via .:[ Melissa ]:.'s Flickr (CC)The world's population reaches seven billion today, according to the United Nations. That has led to a lot of hand wringing about how we feed future populations around the world.But what we really need to worry about is right here.In both Miami-Dade and the rest o ... More >>
Barring some sort of bowl matchup, the Florida Gators and the Miami Hurricanes won't meet again on the football field until 2013, but the two programs are always locked in an intense recruiting war for players and, occasionally, personnel. Wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill was one of the few staff ... More >>
Tallahassee is not only the political capital of Florida, but also apparently the pot-smoking capital of America. Surprisingly, Miami, most often associated with drugs, doesn't even make the Daily Beast's list of Mary Jane-loving cities. Then again, maybe it's not much of a surprise that college ... More >>
Will Miami ever have a sensible, convenient and popular public transport system? Not any time soon, but a lot of us have cars, so who cares? Well, the very soil under your feet cares. A new study out of the University of Florida finds that urban Miami has some of the most polluted soil in the wor ... More >>
via The AwlHeaded to a beach near you?The devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has concerned us, but we didn't think it would actually reach the beaches of Miami and other east coast shores. However, a University of Florida oceanographic engineer says that the east coast of Florida is at g ... More >>
Hi everybody!... Everybody who didn't vote for a socialist, that is. Dr. Jack Cassell sounds like a real dick doctor, and that has nothing to do with the fact he specializes in urology.The Mount Dora physician recently put up a sign informing potential patients: "If you voted for Obama... seek ur ... More >>
It's once again that time of the week-- when a bearded, wild-eyed Riptide climbs down from that mountaintop hoisting stone tablets bearing the names of the last seven day's most elite numbskulls. Without further ado, your morons of the week: 5. The city of Haikou It's being called the "Miami of Chin ... More >>
Last year, for the first time in more than six decades, Florida actually saw a decrease in its total population. University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research reported that the the population fell by about 58,000 people between April 2008 and April 2009.Now that same bureau is ... More >>
Florida seemed to be on the fast track to over taking New York as the third most populace state by the 2010 census. Since 2000, Florida's population has boomed by over 3,000,000 and the 2008 estimate put us at 18,328,340, just shy of New Yorks 19,490,297. But according to a new s ... More >>
Jackie Sayet Just chop and saute the warty Karela (bitter melon) with curry to jazz up rice, noodles or a saladKnow how to tell when an ethnic restaurant is authentic? Check out the regular clientele. At Spice 'N' Curry in Sweetwater, you won't find tourists or South Beach jet set. Just some ... More >>
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