In 1821, Peru became the last colony in South America to gain independence from Spain. How best to celebrate, you ask? Why, with food, music, and Pisco, ¡hermanos! While we know it's hard to disentangle yourself from the comforting arms of classics like tangy ceviche and aromatic lomo saltado, La ... More >>
Earlier this year eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the state of Florida for failing to recognize their marriages that were performed in other states. Today, Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi's office filed a response asking a judge to throw out the lawsuit. Bondi's ... More >>
As we slog ever nearer to the pending change of ownership that looms over Churchill's Pub, it would appear patrons have splintered into two distinct camps. There are the deniers who believe the punk landmark can only flourish with its current patronage and practices intact, and that any alterations ... More >>
Good morning! While you were asleep last night, the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Clippers played future basketball, where people can fly, only dunks count, and playing defense is frowned upon. The Dunk counter ran out of batteries in this one, because all of the dunks happened, all shapes and size ... More >>
Following the lead of successful lawsuits in Utah and Oklahoma in recent months, six same-sex couples in Florida plan to sue the state in order to overturn ban on same-sex marriage. Back in 2008, Florida voters narrowly approved a constitutional amendment that banned not only gay marriage but any ... More >>
The art world is abuzz today about the price of George Zimmerman's debut painting, "Untitled (One Nation Under God)" reaching nearly $100,000 at renowned auction house eBay. Zimmerman's monstrous debut only adds to the growing importance of the Conservative Renaissance Art movement, which already in ... More >>
With Capitol Hill still locked in a debt-ceiling full nelson, President Obama offered a compromise last night on one thorny shutdown issue: States can now reopen national parks using their own money. Governors in at least four states have jumped at the offer. After all, millions of tourism dollars h ... More >>
If you're an average Floridian, you would have consumed exactly 27.8 gallons of beer in the 2011. That sort of sounds like a lot, but it turns out that compared to other states, Florida only ranks 33rd when it comes to per capita beer consumption according to a new report from the Beer Institute.&nb ... More >>
There are so many spirits in the world, most of which bring to mind the country of origin. There's Scotch, which invokes the misty highlands of Scotland. Vodka brings to mind cold, crisp nights in Russia and Sweden, and tequila reminds us of sun-filled Mexican beaches and wind-swept deserts. And the ... More >>
If you think Florida is a crappy place to live now, well, bad news, it's not going to get any better any time soon. Gallup recently culled together data across 13 metrics to decide which U.S. state will be the best to live in the future. Florida came in 45th out of 50.
Rick Perry has dropped out of the race and returned to Racial Slur Hideaway, Herman Cain is now making unwanted advances on his housecats, Rick Santorum's last name is a synonym for booty juice, and Newt Gingrich is an angry, sexed-up troll with facial hemorrhoids. Even with Newt's victory in Sout ... More >>
When Crossfade read this week's edition of Luke's Gospel, entitled "2 Live Crew Is Reuniting Because Our Fans Want To Shake That Booty," we got, like, "Me So Horny!"-level excited.
The Sundance Film Festival is 'round the corner. In less than a week, thousands of movie industry folks will turn Park City, Utah, into an indie flick auction house, outbidding one another in name of independent film, binge-drinking their way from invite-only party to invite-only party, and colle ... More >>
Today the voters of New Hampshire will trudge through miserable weather and vote for their preferred Republican candidate in the presidential primary. You are probably familiar with all of the folks running by now: Newty, Mittens, Sneezy, Grumpy, etc. If they look a bit pale and green around t ... More >>
Luther 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, Campbell looks back on the Year of the Booty Man.I had an exciting, productive 2011. I set goals for myself and accomplished quit ... More >>
Ditching that crazy b*tch Florida.Sunshine or granite? Sex on the beach or maple syrup on hotcakes? "Welcome to Miami" or "Live Free or Die"?It's been fun Florida, but you're just too damn crazy for Jon Huntsman.After a three-month flirtation, the Republican presidential hopeful is ditching the n ... More >>
Florida's two best Division I FBS teams outside the big six conferences (or what's left of them -- sorry, USF) entered FIU Stadium undefeated this past Saturday. Only one left with a perfect record. The Golden Panthers engineered a mild 17-10 upset over UCF and remained hot after last w ... More >>
Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman's campaign has promised that the struggling presidential candidate will make a major announcement tomorrow at, of all place, Scotty's Landing in Coconut Grove. Our first instinct was that he'd be announcing his exit from the race, but that seems unlikely. Word is ... More >>
If last night's Miami Heat's to-do list was:-Lose to yet another quality team at home-Go ten straight possessions without scoring a basket-Have their two best players combine for two points in the second half-Allow the opponent to go on a 40-9 run-Blow a 24-point lead -Miss another last seco ... More >>
Ashley Cowie, a sophomore at Florida State University, was shot and killed last month after an AK-47 accidentally went off at a party at a property housing fraternity brothers. Clearly, firearms and college parties don't mix well, but a bill introduced last month would allow students at Florida ... More >>
Sorry, but 100,000 hookers -- including tens of thousands of teens -- won't be showing for the Super Bowl this week. They send their regrets.
OK ... But where's the mustache and guayabera?The Miami scene can be described as a "Babe in the Woods." Or at least a babe with a mustache and guayabera. So yes, we admit it: Our city is only now growing out of relative infancy and moving into musical toddlerhood. But maybe, bands and fans, we ... More >>
Thirty-two percent of all traffic-related deaths in 2008, the most recent year for which statistics are available, were caused by drunk drivers. Several more were caused by drivers under the influence of drugs. That means more than 32 percent of traffic-related deaths could have been avoided if d ... More >>
Sorry haters, the Miami Heat very much is the three-headed monster you all feared. Following a viral video poking fun at his lake of success so far in Miami and some commentators wondering how long it will be until he's traded, Chris Bosh had an absolute monster of a game last night against the P ... More >>
Welcome back to our second night of NFL Draft Live-Blogging! Brought to you in 3D!* (*-not really, but everything else is in 3D, so why not). Tonight we'll roll through the second and third rounds, where the Dolphins hold the 40th and 73rd overall picks. Tonight's blog will be more Dolphins-cente ... More >>
Paula NiñoAbout 6,500 food buyers and distributors showed up at the 12th Annual Americas Food & Beverage Show in Miami Beach yesterday to check out food and drink products from close to 300 exhibitors from the U.S. to Algiers. Walking around the huge marketplace at the Miami Beach Convention ... More >>
Here in South Florida, we've done a number to Mother Nature that few other regions in this fine country can match. via NASAThe area outlined in yellow is considered, in scientific lingo, "totally F'd up."In just over a century, we've dammed the Everglades, plopped whole cities down in the mi ... More >>
Photos from the museum's collection bring alive the history of the art.
The atmosphere at the Intercontinental Hotel in Downtown Miami last November during the Republican Governor's Conference was hopeful. The GOP governors where the only national wing of the party to actually gain membership in the 2008 election, and the line was it was th ... More >>
The burgeoning SoFla arts scene shines in a new MAM exhibit.
"The victims will never get justice"
From the issue of May 24, 2001
Is Darrin McGillis a noble crusader for his late sister's kids, or a courtroom junkie who thrives on drama? Both, actually.
Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Kids in Exile: Right-winging it
Dade and its municipalities have more sister cities than you can shake a nightstick at
Lewd magazine publisher Dugent experiences the ultimate masochistic thrill - a spanking from its neighbors in prim and proper Coral Gables