On one hand, we have nice beaches and warm weather. On the other, you could get eaten by a python or bath-salts-addled zombie, so we really weren't sure where Florida would fall on Gallup's ranking of the least stressed states. Turns out the Sunshine State made the top ten.
When people hear the word "vegan," the last thing that comes to mind is decadence. The first thing is usually an image of a scrawny, pale lady wearing Birkenstocks and hugging a tree. Not exactly the picture of sensuality.But as usual, my aim for this column today is to challenge preconceived notion ... More >>
Up until now, the true dangers of bath salts were a bit hazy. The synthetic drug was blamed for everything from the Miami zombie to the guy in West Virginia who dressed in panties and slaughtered his neighbor's goat, but the science was much less certain. After all, face-eating killer Rudy Eugene's ... More >>
Google knows all our dirty secrets.Think about it. If you commissioned a telephone survey to find out how many people enjoyed Japanese fart porn, very few people would admit to the survey taker that they were among its admirers. Though, Google search data might prove that there actually are a big hu ... 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.
Kim Kardashian's pubic preference is no secret. If you've watched her home movies with ex-boyfriend Ray J, you're fully aware that the middle Kardashian sister likes to keep things virtually hairless. However, it wasn't until earlier today that Kim's preferred method of personal grooming was broug ... More >>
Ray Hicks, from West Virginia, had the right idea: A downtown breakfast and lunch spot that served home-style Southern cooking and old-fashioned baked treats. Then venue was bright and clean, the muffins, pineapple upside-down cake, and some two dozen other goods beckoned from pie stands on a cou ... More >>
Indoor pulled pork: you won't know the difference."Indoor" and "barbecue" are two words one never likes to hear placed back-to-back in a sentence -- especially when preceded by the phrase "you are invited to". We all know what this means: Meats and/or poultry baked in an oven with a lot of Open P ... More >>
Let's not sugarcoat our words: The report released yesterday by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is just more fodder for the notion that Americans are disgustingly obese people who simply cannot stop stuffing their dumb faces with fake, horrible, lardaceous ... More >>
Former Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington isn't ready to accept that his playing career is over just yet, but he's already accepted a job on the other side. He's just signed with Fox Sports to provide analysis during NFL football games. Though he still hopes to return to playing one day.
America's pawnshop and jewelry store owners can rest a little easier tonight, because authorities have arrested eight South Florida men accused of running a burglary ring that stole $6 million worth of jewelry from stores in six states over the past two years. All eight have been charged with rac ... More >>
A report released this month by the USDA's Economic Research Service shows food insecurity increased significantly in Florida from 2004-2006 to 2007-2009. Food insecurity means the inability, at times, to buy enough food for household members due to lack of funds or resources. In our state, an a ... More >>
In August 2009, Florida Memorial University, the historic black school rich in history but more recently notorious for a grade-fixing scheme that had students trading sex for A's, abruptly canned its president, Karl S. Wright. No explanation was given, and the search for his replacement seemed ca ... More >>
Latwan Anderson came into the University of Miami as the 15th best recruit of the '10 recruiting class in the entire nation according to Rivals.com. Now its unclear if he'll be playing football at Miami, or anywhere for that matter. According to The Herald, Anderson has left the football team to&nbs ... More >>
Hey Burger Beast, how 'bout some blueberry mustard on that?Sutter Home is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Build a Better Burger contest by holding its high-stakes burger cook-off on September 23, at Collins Park in South Beach. The prize money this year has doubled to $100,000 for the mos ... More >>
photo by Christina StaalstromRay Hicks, owner of First & First Southern Baking Company in downtown Miami, is a nice Southern boy from West Virginia. He wants to share with South Floridians his love of good old-fashioned baked treats and Southern cooking. Soft-spoken and cheeful, he ... More >>
Finally, the Miami Hurricanes have actually benefited from some recruiting drama. Five-star recruit Latwan Anderson has decided to switch his commitment to the team. Ranked the 15th best player in his class by Rivals.com, the defensive back originally committed to West Virginia but never inked with ... More >>
Former Hurricanes Coach Larry Coker was criticized for his over-reliance on internet site rankings and media buzz when it came to recruiting. Of course, Coker is the former coach for a reason, and we're never truly sure what to make of National Signing day bruahaha. But current Coach Randy Shanno ... More >>
Michelle Spence-Jones pleaded not guilty to theft charges and, of course, plans to run for her city commission seat again. [CBS4]Police are on the hunt for someone who released thousands of ladybugs in the VIP room at Art Basel. [NBCMiami]A man stole a $1 million painting. Police caught the suspect ... More >>
Who is Brad Paisely? He is a country music star with seven recorded studio albums, all of which have gone at least gold.According to Wikipedia, Brad Paisley graduated high school in West Virginia. That's about as country as it gets, except for the graduating high school part. Paisley is currently ... More >>
Look at this big, bright, blue collection of states we call America. Gallup released their latest report of political party affiliation and it is not looking good for the Republicans. In fact, according to Gallup there's only 4 real red states left, with one leaning. Democrats meanwhile have hu ... More >>
He's the mysterious Oz of the hipster set. Finding him can be a bitch.
A local gallery spreads the spotlight on artists at the margins.
Behold, the siren sounds of Mr. Marion.
Discover the world of Bruno Dumont
A new production of a Broadway musical sparks and sputters but fails to take flight
All-American baseball dogs sold here
Hey, those almost-empty water bottles and mints may go a long way someday
A rebuilt historic square in a forgotten county corner awaits your company
If it gets you high, chances are that James Hall knows more about it than anyone anywhere
For South Florida bluegrass fans, it's not just music, it's life
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But the Cornerstone Theater Company will play anywhere else, as it attempts to make dramatic changes in Tinytown, U.S.A.
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