Merely owning a car in Florida could cost you $500 extra a year than it would in other states. In fact, according to a new analysis from BankRate.com, Florida is the third most expensive state in the nation to own a car.
Gay marriage isn't legal in Florida, but apparently gay divorce is. Sort of. There have been a handful of Florida judges granting same-sex divorces in Florida that attracted little publicity. However, a new divorce case in Tampa seeks to dissolve not only the couple's marriage but also Florida's g ... More >>
The death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists rages on.
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.
Florida may have a reputation for being the weirdest state in the nation, but apparently our collective taste in porn is pretty damn boring.Porn search engine PornMD.com collected its most-used search terms over the past six months and broke them down geographically by American states and internatio ... More >>
Half the fun of Basel week is the overindulgence, IE, stuffing yourself with copious quantities of food, booze and assorted illicitness. But after a few days of too many parties, too much Prosecco and too little sleep, even Michelangelo himself (the Ninja Turtle, not the painter) would need to refue ... More >>
Florida is notorious for Medicare fraud, and we also have more than our fair share of food stamp fraud. At least Miami residents can console themselves with the fact that our food stamp defrauders are not as shameless as those in other states.EBT cards, modern-day food stamps, are being traded for c ... More >>
Here's the good news: The gap between how much women and men make in Florida is actually pretty low compared to the rest of the country, and the Sunshine State actually has the 11th narrowest gap in the nation.Here's the bad news: That gap still means a Florida woman makes 80 cents to every dollar a ... More >>
Nathan Sikkenga was charged with child endangerment, but not for taking his son to Disney WorldFlorida has a knack of bringing out the best in people.Take the Sikkenga family from Gillete, Wyoming. In all-American fashion, 31-year-old Nathan Sikkenga had driven his wife and 9-year-old son cross-c ... More >>
via Yahoo SportsShalala takes Nevin Shapiro's money.Donna Shalala's month keeps getting worse. Fresh off a public flogging over failing to sniff out Nevin Shapiro, the University of Miami prez allowed a shady, drug-company-funded professor to be hired as psychiatry department chair because new fu ... More >>
Rick Scott spent his entire morning today serving doughnuts at a shop in Tampa in an effort to paint himself as a creator-of-jobs governor and score some publicity points. Of course, directly after, he got on a talk radio show to talk all about it.Scott was chatting on WFTL 850 AM in Pompano Bea ... More >>
The Daily Beast will find any reason to make a listicle, so in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day they decided to rank the most tolerant states in America. Yes, I believe it was King who said, "I have a dream that someday people will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the results o ... More >>
Dubya is in Miami! To be more exact, he's downtown at the Miami Book Fair International, shilling his new memoir, Flapjacks: My Favorite Breakfast Treat. No, that's not right. Decision Points! It's all about the Decider's finest moments of deciding, apparently.Riptide is here, too, to bring you t ... More >>
via BBJThe flashy cars, the speedboats, the trendy clothes, the bling-bling. Yeah, maybe dudes in Miami are trying to compensate for something.Online love glove store Condomania sells rubbers in 76 sizes that keep you covered no matter if you're packing a plantain or a beer can. The product has b ... More >>
Wyoming's Gordon Food Service buys a million square foot distribution center in Hillsborough county, between Orlando and Tampa, for "rapid growth" in Florida. [MLive]Severe crop loss throughout Florida thanks to that no good, sock doubling, two sweatshirt wearing, wearing a blanket around the house, ... More >>
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its long anticipated happiness ratings last week. The study, using data collected from 1.3 million people across the country over the past four years, found that the happiest folks tended to live in states with a high quality of life. No surpri ... More >>
Teenage BottlerocketI'm not going to make the usual references to Teenage Bottlerocket being from the small town of Laramie, Wyoming and then go on to say that they remind people of the Ramones even though they are from this really small town in a western state and the Ramones are from NYC and isn't ... More >>
Maj. Tom Fleener was enjoying a quiet life as an assistant public defender in Wyoming when he was thrust into the greatest legal conundrum of our times.Fleener, an Army Reservist, became more and more outraged as he read about the military commissions set up in Guantanamo Bay for the "enemy combatan ... More >>
Jesse Jackson sings a city's soul to wake
Who is thedirtmiami.com? Plus: Timoney drinks.
Trade for this merchant is hairy
Another take on anti-gay violence in small-town U.S.A.
Maxim on Miami: "the greatest city on earth," where we dine under and with the stars, warts and all
Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters
The Laramie Project
From the issue of May 03, 2001
Cattle-ist for reform
The Laramie Project can't explain Matthew Shepard's death, but it succeeds nonetheless
When her colleague Leslie Bowe became a Lotto millionaire, Zibby Giardina had just one question: What happened to our lottery pool?
As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad
Edward Wasserman, departing editor in chief of the Daily Business Review, ruminates on public corruption, ethnic politics, and the Miami Herald
Four thespian kingpins reveal their most elaborately staged fantasies
Forget the bunny. Robin Parker has a battery that might save the world.
Ride a golf cart through the Glades. Carry a shotgun. Fire at clay pigeons. Ahhh, the life of the leisure class!
Why the wildest man in rock and roll works for Rush Limbaugh
Lyle Lovett's super-cellist John Hagen smashes preconceptions about his instrument
The late Bruce Springsteen did not appear on Saturday Night Live. And don't let the Japanese convince you he did.