In something of an ironic move, voters who are registered independents are banding together -- to protest Florida's closed primary system, which allows registered Republicans to pick a Republican candidate and Democrats to pick a Democratic candidate but leaves registered independents out of the gam ... More >>
Meet the newest threat to Florida's face. The Argentine Black and White Tegu Lizard -- native to Argentina and parts of South America -- was found in Florida first back in the early 2000s. Thanks to an ability to withstand cold and reproduce rapidly, the lizards aren't going away -- the Florida Fi ... More >>
The Livingston Award for Young Journalists is kind of a Pulitzer Prize for the under-35 set. It honors good writing by those who have yet to grow thick around the middle and thin on top. New Times has often done well in these awards. Bob Norman, our columnist in Broward for years, was a winner in ... More >>
If you've ever been to the Panhandle, it was probably during spring break. That's the one week per year in which Pensacola and Panama City become tourist hot spots. After the college hordes leave, those cities are again discarded and forgotten by out-of-towners like so many Natty Ice cans on soft, s ... More >>
Fans of fine rum will want to make plans to come out to Crown Wine & Spirits for a meet and greet with the man known for his.....ummmm....spirit....when Ron Jeremy hosts a special rum tasting and bottle signing today at Crown Wine & Spirits in Fort Lauderdale from 4 to 6 p.m. See also: Ron Jeremy O ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale used to be the spring break capital of the world and still draws a hearty crowd, and Miami has Winter Music Conference coming up in two weeks, but if you're a college kid making Palm Beach County your destination, ain't no shame in it. Partiers have grown a boat/float party on Pea ... More >>
In 2007, 15-year-old Amber White was parasailing in Pompano Beach with her sister when winds picked up, the tow line broke, and White slammed into a building and died. Last year, 17-year-old Alexis Fairchild was parasailing in Panama City when again winds picked up, the line snapped, and she and her ... More >>
Before we begin, why don't you cue this one up. Now, there we go. So last week was the big lead-up to Super Bowl Sunday, and just about every piece of the cultural machine was calibrated in some way toward the Denver-Seattle head-to-head. Of course, this includes the political realm, where no on ... More >>
These days it's fairly common for a restaurant or bar to have a signature. In Broward and Palm Beach counties we have craft beer bars galore, wine bars like you wouldn't imagine, bourbon and whisky centric concepts, and tequila focused bar programs. The one spirit that seems to have been overlook ... More >>
At Hot Peppers restaurant in Pembroke Pines, a pretty and super-friendly Asian woman -- full red lips, sleek black hair -- brought me a plate of Caribbean food: stewed bone-in chicken, macaroni pie, and lentils. Then a motherly black lady -- older, with warm brown eyes and an apron tied around her w ... More >>
Over the past few years there has been a profusion of interest in mid-century tiki culture. And hey, it works for us. With our abundance of palm trees, beaches, and mid-century, South Pacific-themed spots, the trend definitely helps South Florida's tourism industry. With this weekend's grand tiki- ... More >>
Let's face it: with South Florida's heavy colorful Latin population, finding good latin cuisine isn't exactly challenging. But finding a good Mexican restaurant? Now, that's another story. While lots of restaurants in the area produce a decent variation of authentic Mexican fare, true Tex-Mex or a ... More >>
If you ordered up a bounce house for Junior's birthday or celebrated a quince with a pony ride in South Florida over the past few months, you might want to listen up. According to police, a suspected gangbanger with some nasty associations may have been splitting his time between law breakin' and a ... More >>
For a slideshow of Auntie I's Jamaican Restaurant, click here.
Frankenfish has been swimming its way closer to your dinner plate for quite some time now. While you were recovering from your post-holiday hangover or taking advantage of major savings on that flat-screen TV on December 26, the FDA concluded that Frankenfish -- i.e., AquaBounty Technologies' AquaAd ... More >>
If there is anything Florida has down pat, it's Latin food and rum. With our demographics, that most certainly makes sense. This week brings south Florida's newest Latin-inspired restaurant: Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar.See Also:- Food Network Kitchen Opens at Fort Lauderdale International Ai ... More >>
The Bill Nelson-Connie Mack race is pretty much America's most closely watched Senate race. And now incumbent Nelson -- the Democrat -- and Mack -- the Republican -- have agreed to the only confirmed statewide televised debate on October 17. The showdown will take place at Nova Southeastern Univers ... More >>
Rep. Allen Bernard WestThere are two things Rep. Allen West is trying to sell this week -- war, and war propaganda.West did yesterday what he typically does -- take to Newsmax or Fox News to call people names and speak without any hint of fact, this time claiming President Obama's "incompeten ... More >>
Oceana Coffee debuted last week in Tequesta, one of the only local roasters in the area. It's the brick-and-mortar result of three years of work for Amy and Scott Angelo, who spent time tasting beans, learning sourcing, experimenting with roasters, and building the cash to start the shop. The cou ... More >>
In a recent survey of the most dangerous spring break destinations in the country, Fort Lauderdale -- birthplace of the modern spring break -- didn't even crack the top ten. West Palm Beach ranked fifth and Miami was tenth. The survey, conducted by the website lawyer website avvo.com, looked at c ... More >>
Michael McElroy for New TimesAndy and Todd Bludworth-McNeill, the subjects of this week's feature article.This week's cover story features a South Florida same-sex couple who traveled to Panama to start a family through surrogacy. They chose Central America because Florida surrogacy laws require ... More >>
via knowabouthealth.comThis week's cover story about a gay couple who had twins through surrogacy in Panama raises ethical questions inherent to the surrogacy process. Though the couple in the New Times feature took every precaution imaginable to ensure that agreements with their egg donor and su ... More >>
ICE"Criminal Alien." That's the phrase that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) uses for anyone who has come into the country illegally and committed a crime, be it a DUI or aggravated murder. ICE makes it a top priority to remove "those who come to the United States to prey upon o ... More >>
The State of Florida requires that every food-service operation be registered and licensed with the Florida Department of Business and Regulation. But that hasn't stopped a handful of local eateries from skirting state practices and operating entirely off the grid. But don't worry, intrepid eater ... More >>
Sometimes bad news strikes, occasionally it creeps up from behind, sometimes it smothers, and every once in a while, it bites, like it seems to have done down in Key West and could start happening up here as well.One thing no one wants to wake up to is dengue fever, that tropical, mosquito-borne ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big heart. But not this big.
flickr.comA greyhound that raced frequently at the Palm Beach Kennel Club over the last two years tested positive for cocaine at least once while racing in South Florida.The dog, a 70-pound black male named Tempo Super Stud, raced in 12 races in Palm Beach between August 2008 and September 2009, ... More >>
I'm going to wrap up this short little porthole into Costa Rican cuisine talking a little bit about everything -- probably in a very rambling, tangential sort of way. Just a fair warning. Native fruit is definitely one of the more unique aspects of eating in Costa Rica. You've got your average trop ... More >>
Two miles, two wonderful meals
Preparing for the onslaught that is the Toronto Film Festival.
Preparing for the onslaught that is the Toronto Film Festival .
El Tamarindo's a long way from Monsanto
In the exotic pet universe, it's all about whose is weirder than whose.
So I got an e-mail from a friend a few days ago. The friend links the Pulp on his site and seems one of his visitors had a big problem with a recent post about the situation in Lebanon. The friend, who is Jewish, sent along the e-mail he received, which read: "Sir, I am deeply disappointed that yo ... More >>
Capsule reviews of current area art exhibitions.
Five Worldwide (FNOM Recordings)
"Hispanic heritage" is hard to find at ArtServe and Gallery Six By Michael Mills
Pickin', grinnin', lovin', and sinnin', playing music in the sun