The elements are slowly but surely falling into place for Alan Newman and his team at the soon-to-launch Concrete Beach Brewery in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. Last we saw Newman, the brewery was in the middle of construction. Though there are now more walls and doors than there were a month ... More >>
A 2,300-pound, 14-foot great white shark named Katherine was hanging around Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood Beach and is now making her way down toward the Florida Keys. According to OCEARCH ocean research group, Katherine has come into our neighborhood in recent days and appears to be making a trek ... More >>
The Miami Heat took a 2-0 lead in its first-round matchup against the Charlotte Bobcats with a 101-97 victory Wednesday night. While there are plenty of game recaps to peruse, we at the Pulp like to dig deeper and get into some specific stuff you may or may not have noticed. Come along with us thr ... More >>
Happy Earth Day, Florida! We're all gonna die! Yes, today is the day we're supposed to be conserving, planting trees, turning off the lights, and collecting all that recycling. But the reality is, things are not looking as green as they should in the Sunshine State. Florida is a land literally nam ... More >>
Between Passover, Easter, and 4/20, it's been a mad rush of holidays in the past week. First people were getting cabin fever in their parents' houses, subsisting off of matzo and trying to think if the adage about never forgetting how to ride a bike applied to driving a car. Then mass amounts of the ... More >>
The hit Showtime series Dexter is totally addicting, and it's extra fun to watch here in South Florida, because a lot of scenes are shot here. Any local will have fun picking out sites like the 17th Street Causeway in Fort Lauderdale, or the waters of Biscayne Bay. It's easy to call out the scenes t ... More >>
When WPB State Rep. Mark Pafford announced he was offering walking tours of the Florida outback to his constituents (and anyone else who cares to make the trip), "bemused" was the word that came to mind: What was a nice Jewish boy from Miami doing trekking around in the swamp, scoping out the wildli ... More >>
It's official. The lionfish have arrived. While fishing off the Naples shoreline, an angler snagged a 16-pounder last week. The fish originally made its first appearance in the waters off the Florida Keys in 2009. Now, it appears to be spreading. Native to the Indian and Pacific oceans, lionfis ... More >>
The local personalities, egos, and public figures who swung through the news cycle this week, ranked by New Times' crack research department using a highly scientific algorithm (i.e., charting the hip jiggles of the 4 p.m. early-bird dancers at King of Diamonds). 5. U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy. Just fo ... More >>
Several weeks ago, we made a terrible mistake, one that warranted immediate regret. We asked to start receiving Gov. Rick Scott's news releases. And then came a deluge of good news. If we hadn't known any better, we would have thought Rick Scott was doing something, well, not evil. Which brought ... More >>
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently announced changes to the harvesting on lionfish. Namely, that you no longer need a fishing license to catch one (when wearing certain gear). Which means you're totally screwed, lionfish!Now before you go thinking this is some ... More >>
Colin Au: No B.S. from this guy.The CEO of Genting Group, which bought the Miami Herald's property on Biscayne Bay earlier this year and dreams of turning it into a mega-casino, wasn't exactly subtle when he said the project would result in a net gain of jobs for the state -- especially in Miami- ... More >>
Woke up this morning, looked at the news, felt like sharing. Yes, brothers and sisters, can I get a witness?A dead whale in Hallandale Beach. Pretty much sucks for the whale and for the poor vet who had to euthanize it. Not much to tell except it was a baby sperm whale, only three feet, and it be ... More >>
Photo by C.StilesCityPlace South Tower is now in foreclosure.Miami-based real estate giant The Related Group has struggled to weather the housing bust, watching its massive Icon Brickell condo project on Biscayne Bay sit largely empty, while its CityPlace South Tower in West Palm Beach goes into ... More >>
Big Fish's catch of the day.
It is early Wednesday morning, and I am standing in a kitchen area in the Miami-Beach Convention Center, watching some 50 FIU students getting to work on food prep for Friday nights' Perrier-Jouët BubbleQ event at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. I am not the only one looking on -- FIU ... More >>
An epic condo bust can't burst his bubble.
Charter boat captain Mark "the Shark" Quartiano is (in)famous for catching and killing sharks off our South Florida shores. He loves to post bloody pictures of his kill, like the hammerhead on the right. And, if anyone famous ever gets on his boat, Striker-1, he's bound to get the word out (with a ... More >>
After a hard day of filing my nails, receiving deep tissue massages, and ordering Manolo Blahniks from Neiman Marcus's online store (THANK GOD for the plummeting economy - sales are faaaabulous), there's nothing that I like more than grabbing my komodo dragon and baby panda-fur lined purse, driving ... More >>
Meet us at the bar, bro.
... meets the rhododendrons. That's where photographer Alex Heria finds art.
But what does it mean?
That Redline Frame of Mind
Sometimes, the Pulp likes to do its civic and professional duties. FIU prof Neil Reisner asked that I share this with you. It actually looks interesting, like something upstanding and professional journalists ought to consider attending. I don't know about the boot camp schtick though. They've been ... More >>
On bikes or on stage, Awesome New Republic is the face of a radically unexpected Miami
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Italian DJ duo Racoon is tuned for maximum chillage
The wide and welcoming branches of the baobab beckon our humble scribe
A huge, hairy beast that walks upright and craves lima beans is stalking South Florida's marshland.