Michael E. Miller
Michael E. Miller was a staff writer at Miami New Times for five years. His work for New Times won many national awards, including back-to-back-to-back Sigma Delta Chi medallions. He now covers local enterprise for the Washington Post.
5 years ago | Longform
Bernie Weiss could be your grandpa. Nestled on the 12th floor of a custard-colored Collins Avenue retirement home, his small studio apartment bears all the signs of senescence. The air inside is as cool and moist as a supermarket veggie aisle. The...
5 years ago | Police
Jay Jones was on the phone with his girlfriend when her voice was suddenly drowned out by a mechanical roar. The 29-year-old glanced up to find a trio of angry-looking Miami Beach cops atop sputtering ATVs. “I gotta go,” Jones told his girlfriend....
5 years ago | Business
It was another night in paradise. Or so it seemed to the thousands of souls streaming up and down Española Way like spawning salmon on April 24, 2013. South Beach's busiest block teemed with techno music and tourists. Hostesses in skimpy sk...
5 years ago
Last May, New Times published an investigation into abuse in Florida's guardianship programs. The report showed that in cases across the state, court-appointed guardians were taking advantage of the elderly and incapacitated people they were suppo...
6 years ago | WTF Florida
"I don't believe in ghosts," Bullet says. "But that is one of the creepiest places you could find." Bullet is an urban explorer: a twenty-something Miamian who sneaks into abandoned buildings and photographs their bones. This time around, however,...
6 years ago | Business
For more than a half-century, communist Cuba has fought off the offenses of its northern neighbor. From the Bay of Pigs to the embargo to the internet, the island has resisted the influence of the United States. Now Cuba is poised to go on the off...