Once ridiculed as the hilariously embarrassing accessory of choice for fat American tourists, the fanny pack is now a practical piece of party gear for hot, young EDM fanatics. At music fests such as Miami's Ultra, it has become a ubiquitous carry-all for scantily clad ravers with no pockets. Easy, ... More >>
If you want to know what being a Miami Heat star tastes like, look no further than your refrigerator. LeBron James now has his very own soda. King James and Coca-Cola announced the launch of Sprite 6 Mix, a limited-edition Sprite that combines the traditional lemon-lime beverage with a twist of che ... More >>
There they were at the Grove Green Market. Even on a table filled with hot-pink dragon fruit and spotted beans, they catch the eye of everyone who passes by. Maybe it's because they look so surreal. Green from a distance, the objects are speckled with blue hues upon closer inspection. These emerald ... More >>
Scoring one of Jimi Hendrix's chromatic gauze button-downs on eBay won't be smooth sailing. But how about a band T from the closet of a local South Florida music legend? The first Churchill's T-Shirt Swap Meet will be a congregation of the sort -- peruse the collection of Miami godfather of noise ... More >>
If you're not sure what to get the chef who has everything, check out Short Order's list of the latest and greatest tech gear. We compiled a thoughtful list of ten tech products designed to keep your favorite foodie on the cutting edge of culinary trends while streamlining their work in the kitchen. ... More >>
Only in America will you get sneakers and "Pu$$y" for $20. And only an Australian dude can make it happen. A decade ago, Aussie Peter Fahey embarked on a mission to combine two of his passions -- footwear and music. The result: The Sneaker Pimp Tour, a mishmash of "limited, rare, exclusive, and cu ... More >>
A seahorse-shaped Cheeto -- one of the few nonreligious or Founding Father-shaped items that people see in edible objects -- is up for auction on eBay. For instance, a chicken nugget resembling George Washington caused a bidding war that sent the price skyrocketing to $8,100, according ... More >>
When designer Jason Wu's limited edition collection for Target went on sale earlier this month, a couple at the Midtown Miami Target store rampaged their way through the clothing section and made off with a large chunk of the collection. The story and accompanying YouTube video made blog headline ... More >>
What does it mean to rock? That is the eternal question. And according to StubHub, "the world's largest ticket marketplace," it's all about a willingness to shell out obscene amounts of money (approx. $130) for resale tix to U2's 360° Tour at Sun Life Stadium. Earlier today, the "eBay company ... More >>
Eager fashionistas lined up at the Midtown Target Saturday morning for the launch of the chain's latest bargain priced collection from designer Jason Wu. Unfortunately, they were all beat to the punch as a single couple bought out the store's entire stock of the collection with apparent plans to ... More >>
Midnight on Saturday, I found myself walking down Main Street U.S.A. after a long day at the Magic Kingdom. I was there to celebrate my sister's birthday and had met up along with former New Times music editor Arielle Castillo, Ocean Drive's Crissy Borges, and their respective significant others. ... More >>
Luther Campbell, 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, Campbell tells Tim Tebow that his calling is outside of football. For the first time in the history of the NFL, a player is a ... More >>
The world of toasters just got a little weirder. Research firm IDC released a report predicting that 2012 will be the year when companies start making kitchen appliances that can Tweet and send us notifications via the web; this will include toasters.Until that happens, it might seem we must sett ... More >>
Fashion Breakdown: Faux purple coat from Ross, hot pink strapless top from Miss Piggy, pants are Missoni for Target, feather headpiece from Venice, shoes won on eBay, glasses made in Taiwan.
Love, love me tooth. John Lennon's tooth.The English are notorious for rock music and poor oral hygiene. Now, for about $16,000 (£10,000), you can buy the best of both. Diehard Beatles fans with entirely too much disposable income will have the chance to bid on one of John Lennon's nasty teeth. ... More >>
Justin Bieber, either a cherubic being sent from heaven with the voice of an angel or an obvious agent sent from hell bent on destroying the world depending on your point of view, recently cut his trademark hair. Ellen DeGeneres, who coincidentally now shares a similar coiffure to the Biebz, dec ... More >>
Amazing Grace Entities (Self-released) myspace.com/amazinggraceofficial Amazing Grace is a band that I know more about through research and word-of-mouth than I do from personal interaction. Reputedly, these guys were the kings of South Florida's punk rock scene in the sense that they pretty m ... More >>
Sometimes cookbooks can do more than tell us how to prepare food. For example, a glance at the 1983 publication of California Wine Lover's Cookbook, by Malcolm Hébert and the Wine Institute and Wine Appreciation Guild, shows us just how much things have changed in the food world over the past 27 ... More >>
Hemlock was a Miami disco band in the late '70s that had a hit dance single called "Disco Break." It got them a 12-inch record pressed by Warner Bros., and a soundtrack credit on a teen comedy called Swap Meet. We found Hemlock on YouTube in a video uploaded earlier today by a user named Herb ... More >>
Illustration courtesy of Jason SeilerRoyal Flush: Scott Storch Miami New Times scribe Gus Garcia-Roberts has a gem of a feature about the rise and complete ruin of South Florida hip-hop producer Scott Storch, who once played John Travolta's role in Grease and can play any top 40 song from the pas ... More >>
Musician's Discount Center can seem like it's half way to Key West if you live in downtown Miami, Cuba if you're in NMB, or Argentina if you're in Broward, but for Cutler Ridge, West Kendall, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Florida City, and the whole Down South, the store is pretty much just down the ... More >>
via myspace.com/jayreatardJay ReatardRemember that retard guy with the moppy hair and flying-V guitar that was supposed to perform at Churchill's last January but didn't? You know? The guy from Memphis who called himself "Jay Reatard?" He died Wednesday, apparently in his sleep after complaining of ... More >>
Stonefox frontman Jordan signs into a vintage Teisco mike.Yes, I just blogged about excellent Boca-based trio (sometimes quartet) Stonefox. Well, these guys are playing some of the best rock and roll to come out of Palm Beach County (!) in a long time. Also, I'm working up a feature about them for t ... More >>
A columnist can't bear to make fun of these South Beach pet lovers.
"ARTundressed" at Damien B. ain't bad, but curators could have turned up the temperature.
Two vampire classics are back. Unfortunately, this time, they bite.
30 years gone, Elvis is still king of commercial tie-ins
As giant robots transform all around us (!), it's good to know Michael Bay won't ever change
Apparently, He can also be delicious and crunchy
A $2000 suit with cheapo pants. Yikes!
A couple of local guys get hip-hop
Miami Coin Laundry
Black Mahogani (Peacefrog)
Where species speaks volumes: Stand here for photo op with Flamingo José
At least that's the hope of Miami Beach's faltering fashion industry
Take a tour of South Florida's best roots stash
Miami garage sales are much more than shopping sprees for bargain hunters. They're also racial and ethnic safety zones where people can freely mix and mingle.
Tastes great, less filling: Ween gets serious
Punk underdogs refuse to move on