Jeez, didn't anybody see Free Willy? The important life lessons of that flick seem to have been forgotten as marine parks have blended in as an acceptable part of our landscape. In fact, Sea World saw record profits this year. Still, backlash against the theme park has grown since trainer Dawn B ... More >>
Marco Rubio hates The Gays. Well, he doesn't hate them as much as he doesn't want them getting married to each other, or being able to fight off workplace discrimination, or adopting children, and pretty much getting any other right nongays get across the board. So, Rubez was a natural choice to ga ... More >>
Fresh off Marco Rubio's refusal to back the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, a bill that would prevent employers from discriminating against gay and lesbians, comes the news that Rubes is all set to give the key note speech an the annual Florida Family Policy Council dinner. The Florida Family Po ... More >>
The Boy Scouts of America is currently holding its 2013 National Jamboree, where scouts from all over the country converge in West Virginia to whitewater raft, climb mountains, zip lines, mountain bike, and participate in other Boy Scouty things. But, apparently the scouts' body mass index criteri ... More >>
Some say there really is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures Chuck Norris allowed to live. Yet when the Boy Scouts voted last week to allow gay scouts in the organization, it proved that Norris -- in real life, an outspoken conservative who has advocated the exclusion of gay kids -- c ... More >>
In an emblematic victory for clear thinking and common decency, the Boy Scouts of America yesterday voted an end to their long-running policy that denied membership to openly gay youth. Meeting in suburban Dallas, the 1,400 members of the group's national council enacted new standards, including thi ... More >>
Update: The Boy Scouts voted today to allow gay youth to participate. 61 percent of the voted in favor. Cue the trumpets and fanfare: today might be the day when the Boy Scouts of America finally cross into 21st Century. Sure, it's a little belated. For the last few years, the organization has tak ... More >>
The Boy Scouts of America vote tomorrow on a proposal that would end the organization's long-running ban on openly gay scouts. Predictably, traditional values types favor keeping the ban. Just as predictably, Florida Christian conservatives are in the forefront of the reaction, rallying to stem the ... More >>
After a short-lived term as Broward Republican chairman came to a close for Rico Petrocelli because he didn't get along with people, or some such thing, the Broward GOP had a chance to really come out swinging, especially after getting slammed in the November elections, and choose a new leader who d ... More >>
The Boy Scouts were all set to vote today on whether they would allow gay members to join, because for their entire existence, the Scouts didn't want no gays coming in and gaying up their khaki-short-shorts-bandanna-wearing boys-only club. But now comes the announcement that the vote has been dela ... More >>
In today's food centric culture, eating obscure ingredients and dishes is almost like racking up Boy Scout merit badges. It's how those of us with unholy food obsessions keep score. Siam Rice Thai and Tapas in Hollywood had flickers of the authenticity many gastronauts seek, like strips of Thai bas ... More >>
Now is when you step up, Mr. Mayors of Miami-Dade and Broward.Now is when you two political leaders of South Florida join forces, head to New York, and demand a meeting with Commissioner Bud Selig. You tell that twerp to nix yesterday's trade of Marlins stars Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Emilio Bon ... More >>
"We're all fans of this stupid movie," says Radio-Active Records manager Mikey Ramirez of The Karate Kid. This is his honest explanation for how the 1984 martial arts romantic drama for kids came to inspire the store's first essay contest. "We're all fans of the soundtrack too," he adds. "It's t ... More >>
Sen. Marco RubioHere's a tip: If you're digging up dirt on a politician, try to find something a little filthier than Sen. Marco Rubio's brother-in-law being convicted of drug-trafficking charges when the senator was a 16-year-old kid.This news, coming from Univision, ranks among Mike Huckabee's ... More >>
Seth and Melissa Bryan of Fire Within Food TruckThe Fire Within -- a new food truck still under construction -- needs help hitting the road. Chef husband-and-wife duo Seth and Melissa Bryan are itching to run their own eatery, but the costs of a traditional restaurant weren't something they could ... More >>
Construction permits on new gingerbread homes are not issued until the first week in December, after which the confectionary edifices spring up everywhere. Gingerbread houses were first built in Germany, Scandinavia, and Russia, and popularized in the 17th and 18th centuries. Gingerbread me ... More >>
News: Not everyone realizes that the word news actually began life as an acronym for the cardinal directions, North, East, West, South. That's not a Juice-y joke; it's a fact, though not widely known. First the Juice turns to true north.Sometimes the news isn't serious; it's silly. Some of that's ... More >>
Showbiz noir investigates TV Superman's real-life tragedy.
Respectable Street's sweet 19 Lowebows, octabongs, and love!
You'll swear you've seen this Superman somewhere before.
A Resident Evil remake captures all the creepy fun of the original.
Don't be fooled: Langhorne Slim is just a guy singing songs
Don't take Grandma to the International Extreme Music Festival
What exactly did the mayor say to the commissioner at City Hall?
An artistic conflict
This soldier of God is on a South Florida crusade
15 years later, Frank Miller once more dons Batman's cape and cowl
Our new, improved column ponders a Sun-Sentinel screwup.
Letters for January 18, 2001
Gay Eagle Scout Mark LaFontaine nudged the Broward school board to historic heights
Staggering unemployment, city hall ablaze, ashes falling like snow -- it must be South Bay
Fort Lauderdale's mayor packs a pistol, opposes gay rights, and hopes to hang 'em high
A Plantation commissioner brings homophobia to the big screen
Marvel's mutants are a modest squad of dullards in this frustrating adaptation