Sunday concluded the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, a playground for wannabe pirates, booze-hungry businessmen, and diehard rum enthusiasts to geek out together in drunk bliss. But looking beyond the flashy booths and Tiki merch, I found distilleries with fascinating origins that can get lost amid ... More >>
How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 online at bestof.voiceplaces.com.There is no doubt at all that Miami is an in-your-face, ... 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 looks back on the year the Apocalypse didn't happen.The world won't end in 2012. Why? Because LeBron James still has more NBA cha ... More >>
Whether he's being denied access to the Oklahoma City Thunder game or pulling Nicki Minaj out of Summer Jam, there's never a dull moment in Lil Wayne's life. He is undeniably one of hip-hop's most colorful characters and, beginning next week, he'll become one of the game's most transparent moguls. ... More >>
A candidate making a pit stop for cafecitos at Versailles isn't exactly hot news, even for a guy improbably still leading the GOP after a month fending off more sexual harassment accusations than Gene Simmons' tongue. The Cuban landmark is such a de facto stopover for White House wannabes, the regul ... More >>
Is Occupy Miami getting booted from Government Center?While several anti-Wall Street sit-ins around the country have devolved into violent stand-offs between police and protesters, Occupy Miami has been as peaceful as can be.Now, however, Miami-Dade County is revoking the protesters permit for Go ... More >>
Lead on, Pied Piper. To Star Island!"Occupy Miami is hidden," one woman randomly complained to us over the phone earlier this week. "No one even knows that they are there!"To be fair, she may have a point. Tucked behind the Stephen P. Clark Government Center like a cozy small-town college tailgat ... More >>
photo by Liz TracyPolice and protesters have been on the same page in Miami so far.In Oakland last week, police at an Occupy protest shot a military vet in the head with a rubber bullet, landing him in critical condition; other video showed officers lobbing dangerous flash bombs into peaceful cro ... More >>
Assange's worst enemy: A former Key West trailer park resident.While asset-hiding Wall Street traders perch on their windowsills waiting for the latest from WikiLeaks -- which plans to soon release more than 2,000 secret banking records of tax-cheats -- founder Julian Assange has bigger fish to f ... More >>
Photo Provided by Martha CooperWynwood Kitchen & Bar exteriorA few days ago, we posted on the heavily anticipated November grand opening of Wynwood Kitchen & Bar. Jessica Goldman Srebnick, of Goldman Properties, the visionaries behind Miami restaurants Joey's and Wish, gave us a sneak pee ... More >>
An epic condo bust can't burst his bubble.
Teaching an old town new tricks? It looks like the island of Palm Beach is going to try to shake its image as the most boring resort city on the planet. I don't know what happened -- when I was a teenager the island was fun: We actually had a couple of good jazz clubs and nobody ever bothered to ch ... More >>
It's getting serious in Miami. With Democratic challengers Joe Garcia, Raul Martinez, and Annette Taddeo closing in on their Republican opponents, the Democratic Party sent out its biggest gun (next to Barack Obama) to Little Havana to recruit elderly Cuban-American voters. House Speaker Nancy Pelos ... More >>
Today’s big local story is the news that Miami attorney Ben Keuhne, the Democratic Party hero who represented Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election, was indicted on six counts of money laundering, money laundering concealment and obstruction of justice. The U.S. Department of Justice is accusi ... More >>
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The condo kings at Crescent Heights say they're changing the face of Miami Beach. They certainly are.
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