Here's the truth about the war on drugs: You can pass new laws. You can carry out police stings. You can put people behind bars. You can squash one growing probably, like Florida did with pill mills. And, yet, even after all of that people are still going to find ways to abuse drugs.See, heroin deat ... More >>
It's not so great to be a Miami Hurricane.The cloud of an NCAA investigation looms over the program all because a pathetic, Ponzi scheming manchild decided it would be a real cool idea to buy the friendship of college kids. Much of the ballyhooed-but-ultimately-disappointing 2008 recruiting class is ... More >>
No longer can you count on finding a sweet deal on rent in one of those quickly filling-up high rises. 24/7 WallStreet reports that rents in Miami are skyrocketing. In fact, in the past year Miami saw the third highest rise in average rent of any major metro area, and those rents rose more than twic ... More >>
We did it, y'all. We survived another year, managed to dodge creditors and demented ex-girlfriends, held a steady (albeit low-paying) job in a recession. We even occupied Wall Street.
With just two days left in 2011, we're encouraging everyone to get rowdy. Go ball so hard it makes "Niggas in Pa ... More >>
The Confederacy of Dunces that emerged to vie for the GOP presidential primary certainly must have some could-have-been candidates rethinking their decision. After the swift, and often surreal, rises and eventual falls of Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain, the race is pretty much down ... More >>
Will Art Basel Miami Beach get a Wall Street-style occupation this week? The art fair warned gallerists of the possibility, and rumors are swirling. Now OccupyArtBasel.com is live, but right now it's just a Tumblr blog filled with a mini-manifesto and a Occupy movement related pictures and links. ... More >>
Primary FlightA graffiti artist's effigy of a banker hanging alongside Miami's I-95 has struck a global chord. Since we first reported on the suit-and-tie (and head-covering sack) wearing mannequin that guerrilla artist Above hung to complement his Occupy Miami-themed 255-foot-long mural reading ... More >>
TwitpicDon't expect these guys at Occupy Miami.Occupy Wall Street has been swarming with acoustic appearances by musicians like Tom Morello, Talib Kweli, and Jeff Mangum. But Occupy Miami still hasn't drawn in Pitbull or Gloria Estefan. Guess that's no big surprise.
As the Occupiers round out a sec ... More >>
Occupy Miami is both smarter and more dedicated than you think.Yesterday, about 40 occupiers joined about 150 police officers to sit in on negotiations with the police union and county commissioners.The cops and the county did not come to an agreement, but it was a hopeful encounter.Terrence Dash ... More >>
photo by Tim ElfrinkEchoing the ongoing "Occupy" movements from Wall Street to San Francisco, hundreds of sign-waving, drum-beating, flyer-hawking protesters gathered in Bayfront Park this afternoon, drawing supportive honks from cars pouring down Biscayne Boulevard and bewildered stares from tou ... More >>
We're chugging Mad Dog at the New Times offices this afternoon in honor of an alum. Jake Bernstein, a former New Times staff writer whose work appeared in our pages from 1997 through 2002, has won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.
Now writing for non-profit investigative news agency ProP ... More >>
Losing a recall might not be enough to keep Alvarez out of office.Don't line up that tag-team wrestling job just yet for Carlos Alvarez -- even if voters recall the county's strong mayor today, Alvarez says he's seriously thinking about running in the special election. Alvarez tells a Wall Street ... More >>
If you invested in this, you're probably f*cked.Beware of what you see here in the Magic City: very little is real. The boobs? Nope. Those lips? Collagen-enhanced. Even that sweet Lamborghini is just a rental. We all know you ended up with the Datsun after your divorce.So it might not come as a s ... 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 educates readers on hip-hoponomics.This month, Oprah Winfrey launched her own network -- OWN -- and she's pushing boundar ... 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 >>
Don't let the glasses fool you; he's a literary super heroFor fellow writers, Jonathan Lethem needs no introduction. 1999's Motherless Brooklyn, the story of a detective with Tourette's syndrome, put Lethem on the map, but by that point, he'd already written four novels that breached the genre li ... More >>
Former Gov. Jeb Bush sat down with the Wall Street Journal for a lil chitchat, and after getting it out of the way that he would never, ever want to be honored on President's Day, he starts getting hyper-excited about the Swedish education system. "The idea that somehow Sweden would be the land of i ... More >>
Last week Manny Diaz and his U.S. Conference of Mayors decided to officially get in on the sweet, sweet federal government handout action and submitted a request for $73.2 billion for infrastructure programs in various states. CNN decided to take a closer look and found the plan has more pork in it ... More >>