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Bend 'Em Like Benjamin Franklin

12 years ago by Chris Joseph
Upon signing the Declaration of Independence, John Adams proclaimed the nation would celebrate the occasion every year with fireworks and soccer. OK, maybe not soccer. But he should have said soccer, because July 4 is also when America renews its long-standing rivalry with its biggest adversary. We’re speaking about, of...

Ben Franklin Practiced Vegetarianism

9 years ago by Camille Lamb
For those who shy away from the prospect of going vegan or vegetarian because they think it's too new-fangled, you might find it interesting that in 1722, one of the smartest, most productive, versatile, and respected men in our nation's history adopted vegetarianism at a very early age.I read a...

Redman's Most Hilariously Stony Moments and Contributions to Weed Culture

2 years ago by Howard Hardee
In honor of Redman's concert at Blackbird Ordinary this Thursday, New Times has listed some of his finest moments in cannabis.

DeSantis Wrote Book Excusing Slavery, Complaining About Women's Rights

2 years ago by Jerry Iannelli
Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis' 2011 tome, Dreams From Our Founding Fathers, is terrible. It's a book-long screed from the then-Tea Party candidate, in which DeSantis screams at President Barack Obama for 286 pages, implies he is a closet Marxist, and at one point writes that Obama has "Muslim roots."...

Mugshots Friday: Ben Franklin and Big Bad Bearded Guys

8 years ago by Jon Tayler
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that...

Symbi Roots, the Only All-Female Rara Band, Play Little Haiti Book Festival

4 years ago by David Rolland
Rara is Haitian festival music played with drums, maracas, and bamboo trumpets, which are known as vaksen. Until recently, the music was always played by men. That changed when Dieuvella Etienne bucked tradition and formed the group that is now called Symbi Roots, the all-female rara troupe that has taken up residency in South Florida over the past couple of months.

Miamians on the Fourth of July: "Who's On Mt. Rushmore? LeBron!" (Video)

6 years ago by Ciara LaVelle
Miami may be one of the most patriotic places in the U.S.A., but things down here in South Florida are still a whole lot different from what you'll find anywhere else in the country. In the Miami history books, for example, Benjamin Franklin was a United States president. There's also...

South Florida's Five Worst Religious Leaders, Including Accused Molester Bob Coy

3 years ago by Jerry Iannelli
Megachurches are often scams. Their owners and preachers become obscenely wealthy and don't have to pay taxes. And a remarkably huge percentage of megachurch leaders become ensnared in ethically dubious (at best) conduct: Ultra-rich Houston pastor Joel Osteen infamously neglected to open his megachurch to Hurricane Harvey victims for days...

Eyes on Miami: Tyson Beckford, Kenny Scharf, Desiigner Party in Miami

4 years ago by World Red Eye
It's not easy having eyes all over the scene, being around to take in all the wild visuals at all the worthwhile places in the city. There are, however, those parties and gallery openings where a fortunate photographer can point and shoot. Every week, in collaboration with WorldRedEye, New Times...

Señor Frog's in Miami Beach Launches Weekly Drag Brunch Hosted by Elaine Lancaster

5 years ago by Kat Bein
In 1997, a young drag queen walked into a Versace Memorial Day weekend party at the legendary South Beach Warsaw club. The general manager spotted her, asked who she was, and hired her on the spot. Today that drag queen, known as the fabulous Elaine Lancaster, has been honored with...

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