Carl Hiaasen

  • Film

    April 25, 2013
  • News

    March 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Hi There -- I'm the New Food Critic

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    "A Rodeo of Phonies and Pimps"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Carl Hiaasen, Pam Bondi Weigh In on "Bath Salt" Drug Scare

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    One Blog, One Vote

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Florida's Political Fiction Slightly Stranger Than Truth; No Dead Drag Queens... Yet

    ​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 >>

  • News

    November 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    In Daily Paper Death March, Sentinel Wins Symbolic Victory Over Herald

    Flickr user: leoncillo sabino​New 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008
  • News

    August 28, 2008

    The Rielle Deal

    How local scandal begets national scandal in the charged world of Fort Lauderdale politics and business

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2008
  • News

    September 6, 2007
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    March 5, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 2, 2007

    Carl Hiaasen Has Left The Area

    Stuck on the Palmetto dices up and serves Carl Hiaasen's appearance this morning on the CBS Early Show, where the novelist and Miami Herald columnist continued his never-ending "Dang, Florida Is Weird" tour. How many times you think Hiaasen has said a variation of, "Florida is a magnet for all kinds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2007

    A Great One

    Browning: 1948-2006 I can't go another minute without a word about Michael Browning, a South Florida journalism giant -- both literally and figuratively -- who died on December 30 of liver failure at the age of 58. I enjoyed reading Browning, who was a stalwart of the Miami Herald's Golden Age and r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2006

    DeGroot Gives Thanks

    The Aftermath (Not Mine, But Close Enough) Well, Turkey Weekend is winding down. For the Pulp, Thanksgiving isn't a day, it's a four-day binge of bird and football. Anyway, John DeGroot has sent along a Thanksgiving letter in which he celebrates the feast of life found here in South Florida every da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2006

    Fiedler: Marti Coverage Flaws "Rest On My Shoulders"

    The next chapter in the Miami Herald's Marti saga has already been written, but we'll have to wait until Sunday to read it. Herald Editor Tom fiedler announced to his staff via e-mail this morning that Clark Hoyt has done an "important report" on the "decisions leading up to publication of [Oscar Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2006

    Wednesday Walkup

    Just got off the Jim DeFede Show on 940 AM regarding Charlie Crist. It was great because I got the time to tell most of the story and also answer DeFede's sometimes tough questions. His radio style is easy as a Sunday morning but never forget that DeFede is one of the hardest hitting -- and best -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2006

    What About Tom?

    The Victor South Florida is on fire right now. The Foley thing won't stop burning and then there's that revolution at the Miami Herald. I had to choose one -- so I'm going with the Herald. Turns out that all the turmoil over the Marti payments at the Herald came to a head in a battle of two ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2006

    Forget It, Ana, It's Little Havana

    Robert Birnbaum Miami Herald Publisher Jesus Diaz Jr. wrote about the Marti Ten story in a column on Sunday. There are a couple of interesting passages, though there's nothing earth-shattering in it (if you want a breakdown on it from the hardcore exile point of view, check out Manuel A. Tellec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2006

    Sentinel, In Roundabout Way, Sucks

    Before looking at the weekend highlights from the morning papers, let's quickly address the Help Team/Sun-Sentinel Watch. You know, where the so-called Help Team tries to fix little neighborhood problems like dim streetlights, debris, and, today, missing signs on Pompano "roundabouts." What, is Prin ... More >>

  • News

    May 11, 2006

    Petrol Patrol

    The Smell of Gasoline in the Morning

  • Film

    May 4, 2006

    Welcome to Hooters

    Jimmy Buffett inexplicably leads a kid movie to the big screen.

  • Calendar

    November 24, 2005
  • News

    September 15, 2005

    The Agony of DeFede

    Unions glom onto the Herald columnist's legacy

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Knight Riddance

    A great columnist falls to corporate cowardice. Was the CEO secretly holding the ax?

  • News

    July 14, 2005

    Sleaze! Sex! Suspense!

    South Florida writers live the life

  • Calendar

    November 4, 2004
  • Subtropical Life

    May 15, 2003

    Best Miami Herald Writers

    Daniel de Vise and Wanda DeMarzo

  • Goods and Services

    May 16, 2002

    Best Bookstore

    Barnes & Noble Booksellers

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    Dee for Death

    A robin's egg-blue book blends the prose of five rookie crime novelists

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Politically Incorrect

    Fort Lauderdale's mayor packs a pistol, opposes gay rights, and hopes to hang 'em high

  • Best of BPB

    May 11, 2000

    Best Place To Beat The Heat

    Broward County Main Library

  • Calendar

    October 28, 1999
  • News

    November 20, 1997

    Travis McGee, Fictional Castaway

    The detective's houseboat was once Fort Lauderdale's best-known literary landmark. That was before Huizenga took over Bahia Mar.