About two years, Mark Fee started brewing beer on his stove at home. The firefighter paramedic took up brewing as a hobby to let off steam.
It didn't take long for some of his friends and fellow firefighters to join in on the brew making. It took only a few tries for the guys to figure out that th ... More >>
New Times' Best Of Broward-Palm Beach 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up 30 of our favorite tastemakers -- restaurateurs, chefs, bartenders, and other foodies who make the South Florida food scene what it is. We'll start with number 30 and lead up to South Fl ... More >>
Archbishop Thomas Wenski grew up in Lake Worth and went on to become the head of the Catholic Church in South Florida; his archdiocese covers Broward, Monroe and Miami-Dade counties. As the battle heats up over gay marriage, Wenski has penned a letter outlining the modern Catholic stance on gays. He ... More >>
After spending craploads of money to win a second term in congress, and then not winning the election, and then having his request for a recount denied because he lawfully didn't have the numbers to get one, and then getting a partial recount only to have that recount reveal that he was down even mo ... More >>
Just because Allen West isn't around to yell COMMIE! at people from his seat in congress, doesn't mean he's not going to stop saying loopy things.
West spoke to NPR's Michael Martin over the weekend to discuss the election and his memories of being in congress.In the interview, West tells  ... More >>
While plenty of candidates are going to be trying to make their opponents look like off-kilter, rhetoric-spouting do-nothings, it's not likely any have an easier time of it than Patrick Murphy, the Democratic candidate aiming for the District 18 seat.He's running against that velvet-voiced charmer A ... More >>
Whenever anyone reports on Congressman Allen West saying something ridiculous, he likes to declare that it makes him "the number-one target of the Democrat Party of the United States of America" because they hate freedom, Abraham Lincoln, and people who tell the truth.But a Politico story& ... More >>
Allen West has been getting a lot of bad press lately -- news outlets across the country, including this one, latched onto his declaration that "there are 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party."He's since moved past that assertion and onto the (slightly) ... More >>
Stop worrying, folks. The DIY Network has renewed hometown hero Vanilla Ice's reality show, the Vanilla Ice Project, for a third season. The bong-ripping, dirt-bike-jumping, "renegade home renovator" will be overhauling a Palm Beach home with his unique sense of flair over 13 ... More >>
Earlier this month, Congressman Allen West said he was "not into name-calling, all that kind of stuff." On Saturday, he said Democratic leadership should "get the hell out of the United States of America." Those comments, at the Palm Beach County GOP's Lincoln Day dinner, got plenty of play on Tw ... More >>
After Rep. Allen West attributed one of Ronald Reagan's anti-abortion quotes to Abraham Lincoln earlier this week, you'll have to excuse us for being a bit skeptical when another politico comes to town attempting to channel Honest Abe.That said, we went straight to the experts at the Abraham Linc ... More >>
Newt Gingrich's stump speech at Wings Plus in Coral Springs had a lot of meat to it -- he criticized President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech, made fun of the media, and was heckled mercilessly for the first half of the event by a protester who was eventually booted from the parking lot ... More >>
If you didn't know about Abraham Lincoln's strong anti-abortion policies while he was in the White House, it's probably because they didn't exist.Rep. Allen West, however -- the former history teacher -- decided to deal an anti-abortion quote to the annual March for Life at the National Mall in W ... More >>
You know that game where you pick five people living or dead to have over for dinner? We'd love to break bread with Marilyn Monroe, Anthony Bourdain, Ernest Hemingway, Julia Child, and Abraham Lincoln. South African chicken restaurant Nando's thinks it would be awesome to have a nice holiday din ... More >>
Rep. Allen West gave the keynote address at CPAC on Saturday, and was typically effective. Politico likened his performance to the throwing of "red meat" to the massed conservatives. It's a good metaphor. His speech drew the loudest applause in its bloodiest moments -- those moments in which West de ... More >>
As promised here, footage of an American icon soaring over the heads of several drunken morning-radio personalities, including one man dressed as Abe Lincoln. Vanilla Ice (real name: Rob Van Winkle) took a few practice runs, then jumped the Wild 95.5 "Snack Pack" three separate times.Please note Ro ... More >>
Yesterday morning, in a dirt lot off Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach, I witnessed Vanilla Ice (real name Rob Van Winkle) jump over a jacked-up Monster Truck with about 10 people in the bed. Ice, who lives in Wellington and has ridden professionally, was on a buddy's dirtbike.This is not foo ... More >>
Thought this was a good time to listen to McClatchy CEO Gary Pruitt defend the Knight Ridder buy and talk about journalism's promising future -- from early 2007. In it, he quotes Abe Lincoln and Lenny Kravitz and proves he's a clueless tool. I can't believe he still has his job.