On a Wednesday evening in early October, Congressman Joe Garcia strides through the empty lobby of a Key Largo community center, his black dress shoes clacking against the marble floor. Garcia is both affable and imposing. He has a large body and a broad face, with small dark eyes set above a prom ... More >>
Rankings-happy real estate site Movoto pulled out all the stops this week. They ranked nearly every single ZIP code in the country from "best" to "worst." Of course, it's a real estate site so their criteria for "best" really means something more like "nicest to live in." It also means that the rank ... More >>
Ana Alliegro, the former David Rivera campaign manager and "Conservative Bad Girl" currently serving six months house arrest for her part in a fake candidate scheme, posted a long statement on her Facebook page. While admitting that some of her actions "were wrong and illegal," she also excoriates R ... More >>
In this city, we tend to take a lot for granted. The beach, the lack of blizzards, and Cuban coffee are examples. You think it's easy to find a cup of Cuban rocket fuel in Chicago? A colada is like the Big Gulp of Cuban coffee. Instead of a single shot of espresso served in a tiny plastic cup, a c ... More >>
Alex Inman runs a high-end head shop in Westchester about 20 blocks from Florida International University. Casa de Cristal is one of a handful of places in Florida that sell Mothership brand glass items, the Holy Grail of the water pipe world. The company bills its products as "elite functional glas ... More >>
Miami has a long, proud history of granting civic immortality to our scummiest citizens, from naming a street after a Hialeah sugar company run by a former coke smuggler to UM's increasingly embarrassing Alex Rodriguez Park to the long-lost Jose Canseco Street in Westchester. The latest flap over n ... More >>
Donuts as buns: it's been done. And while a nicely charred meat patty is pretty outstanding when pressed between Homer Simpson's favorite all-American snack food, there's another option that suits our Latin city even better. What's that, you ask? A burger with a pastelitos on top and bottom. Yes, s ... More >>
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation want to be able to use aspartame without having to include it on product labels, as is currently required by law. The FDA has been ignoring the petition, which was filed in 2009. Until now. The agency is co ... More >>
Jefe's Original Fish Taco will compete at Iron ForkNew Times' Fourth Annual Iron Fork at Ice Palace Film Studios in downtown Miami is October 20 from 7 to 10 p.m., which gives you a little more than a week to prepare to eat from more than 50 Miami-area restaurants and drink from an everlasting su ... More >>
Adam Huss is no stranger to the local music scene, having tenured in the wildly popular Dreams You Die In. He's also known to hardcore kids across the US as a solid booker from The Alley days. After a lengthy absence from local music, he's back with a new outfit, Stand Proud, ready to return ... More >>
Vegan food truck Mac'n is rolling out tonightMac'n, Miami's first all-vegan food truck is finally set to roll out tonight. You may recall the Miami New Times reporting back in February that truck hopefuls Francesca Lacuesta and Mark Jennings were trying to raise capital to refurbish their t ... More >>
Melanie Garcia Food truck rally to help Miami teen Melanie Garcia tonight.Melanie Garcia is a beautiful 14-year-old cheerleader who is battling leukemia. Though her prognosis is good, her prescribed treatment is a two- to three-year regimen of drugs and chemotherapy, costing thousands of do ... More >>
So the State of Florida has pardoned Doors front man Jim Morrison. That may be a good thing for artistic freedom and all, but I still want my money back. I was a kid living in Westchester when my friend's parents took the neighborhood gang to see our favorite band at Dinner Key auditorium on that M ... More >>
Yesterday, Eric Fischer's amazing Flickr set of maps illustrating the racial segregation and integration of various American city's went viral. Using data from the 2000 census, Fischer's maps illustrates racial segregation by using dots. Each dot represents 25 people of a certain race, with red r ... More >>
Los Van Van landed in Miami like a lit match dropped on an ancient anthill.Erik MazaRuckus at the concertOn Sunday, hundreds of grizzled Cubans came out of the woodwork -- Westchester, Little Havana, Hialeah -- to protest the popular band's concert at the James L. Knight Center.They came bearing ... More >>
A cornucopia of world-class works at Gary Nader Fine Art in Wynwood.
The Westchester Parishioner busted for a tax fraud scheme struggled with drug abuse, his lawyer Luis Fernandez tells Riptide. Pablo Gehr, 32, of St. Brendan's Catholic Church, conned over $200,000 from low-income and elderly individuals and members of his church. A judge sentenced him to three years ... More >>
Artist Kevin Arrow rummages the world in a new exhibit at the Farside Gallery in Westchester.
A former UM student creates nostalgic, trippy layers on his Ghostly International debut.
Haters and lawsuits threaten Miami's infamous celebrity gossip export.
When Cubans leave their homeland, things can get lots worse.
A Miami-Dade teacher gets into the art racket, with flair.
West Miami-Dade County offers some art that's worth the trip
From hear to eternity, Miami is hell on your aural health
Best this, best that, and bad newspapers
An irrelevant mayor's race and an irrational foreign policy
It takes more than hips and bangles to shimmy to the top
Miami has a long, proud tradition of graffiti art
My suburban neighbor the drug dealer
On longing for Wishman, the queen of camp
Two shows take on life from very different perspectives
Paquito Hechavarria misses Perez Prado
Despite its subtropical setting, Miami has managed to make itself ugly
That thoughtful Diaz de la Portilla boy has found a way to help out voters. What a guy!
With a vengeance born of extremists, the radical La Voz de la Resistencia show goes straight for Castro's jugular