My dog, Charlie, tired after a very long journey here. Two months ago, at the edge of a gentrifying area in Washington, D.C., I was sitting with some food-writer friends at Death Metal Cocktail Night in a very dark, very loud bar in a former garage called American Ice Company, sampling ominous ... More >>
A fine Monday-morning quote comes from Carl Hiaasen: "I once referred to a past Legislature as a festival of whores, which in retrospect was a vile insult to the world's oldest profession. Today's lackluster assemblage in Tallahassee is possibly the worst in modern times, and cannot fairly be ... More >>
Erowid.orgNot your mama's bath salts.What's off-white, crumbly, sold in gas stations, and goes up your nose? Hint: You're not actually supposed to take a bath with it. The party drug MDPV, marketed as "bath salts," packs the anxiety-laden punch of a vat of coffee and the comedown of a mild meth t ... More >>
I'll be writing more about the infamous crusher handshake later, but a few people have asked me who I'm voting for (or would vote for if in a certain district). I got it a lot in the primary too. So I thought I'd go ahead and spit it out. Don't call these endorsements. I wo ... More >>
It's true -- and strange -- that Gov. Charlie Crist was good friends with the man behind the most colossal fraud in Broward County history, Scott Rothstein. But Fort Lauderdale author E.J. Bellew (a nom de plume) imagines a scenario in which a character based on Crist is haunted by a romantic his ... More >>
Flickr user: leoncillo sabinoNew numbers released today by a journalism industry auditor show that the Sun-Sentinel has won a rare victory in the South Florida media wars: Over the past year, its Sunday circulation surpassed the Miami Herald's. Preliminary numbers compiled by the Audit Bure ... More >>
How local scandal begets national scandal in the charged world of Fort Lauderdale politics and business
The Smell of Gasoline in the Morning
Jimmy Buffett inexplicably leads a kid movie to the big screen.
Unions glom onto the Herald columnist's legacy
A great columnist falls to corporate cowardice. Was the CEO secretly holding the ax?
South Florida writers live the life
Daniel de Vise and Wanda DeMarzo
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
A robin's egg-blue book blends the prose of five rookie crime novelists
Fort Lauderdale's mayor packs a pistol, opposes gay rights, and hopes to hang 'em high
Broward County Main Library
The detective's houseboat was once Fort Lauderdale's best-known literary landmark. That was before Huizenga took over Bahia Mar.