State representatives made drug law history yesterday when they held the first ever Florida legislative hearing on a specific medical therapeutic use of marijuana. The topic was "Charlotte's Web" a strain of the demon weed said to be greatly effective in the treatment of pediatric epilepsy. In som ... More >>
Crazy Uncle Joe was campaigning in Charlotte on Tuesday and did that thing where he said stuff that makes Democrats smack themselves on the forehead. Speaking of Mitt Romney and how he and Paul Ryan would raise taxes on the middle class, Biden said, "How they can justify... raising taxes on the mid ... More >>
The earth didn't move nor did the seas part. But the idea that President Obama's supporters see the man as the Second Coming was never much more than a lie put forth by his enemies. The Obamanauts may be fervent, but what they see is the right man for the job. And the 6,000 souls who stood hours in ... More >>
We wrote earlier today about SB 1196, a bill working its way through the state Legislature that would shield developers from having to fix faulty roads, drainage, and utility systems after they're built.The bill says that homeowners should be confident that their new houses are up to snuff, but a ... More >>
Laine Doss Chef Emeril at his Miami restaurantYesterday, we shared Part I of our interview with legendary chef Emeril Lagasse. If you missed it, here it is. We now present Part II of our interview. Clean Plate Charlie: Where did Bam! come from? Emeril Lagasse: Bam! came from the sec ... More >>
Flickr: FabricadeMagieAlleged "low-cost" carrier Spirit Air will charge you 45 bucks if you want your luggage to make the round trip, and it's phasing out its recliner seats for newer, allegedly "pre-reclined" seats, which are 30 percent lighter, meaning Spirit can save some pennies on fuel.Here ... More >>
It's Thanksgiving week. Let's check the headlines:Take a wild guess why a "youth minister" is in the news. (It's the only reason they're ever in the news.) [Sun-Sentinel]As classmates mourn the deaths of the three Coral Springs teens killed last weekend after their car plunged into the canal, pol ... More >>
Two years ago, the athletic director of Everglades High in Miramar was desperate to hang on to the school's promising young coach, Mike Palmieri. A 2007 article in the Sun-Sentinel (sorry, I can't find a link to a web version) details how Everglades lost Palmieri -- who it paid about $3,000 -- becau ... More >>
Just because I haven't seen this published anywhere else, I'm putting up this message from Tribune Co.'s Randy Michaels regarding Orlando Sentinel Editor Charlotte Hall's farewell speech as president of the American Society of News Editors. It's an okay speech, but who are these "pun ... More >>
The celeb chef has checked out, but Erika Di Battista's Sunfish Grill is still in the swim.
Pure crusty hardcore aggression, 305-style, hits the eastern seaboard on the heels of a No Idea split with Religious as Fuck. Mehkago NT is an admixture of some of South Florida's best known, most notorious HC/punk/sludge/metal musicians. The band features members or ex-members of DNME, To ... More >>
You want to know how you would have been living if you'd hooked up with Bernie Madoff and started illegally raising for him right at the swindler's start in the 1960s? You have to look at how Fort Lauderdale's Michael Bienes lived. I've written a lot about the philanthropist who claims he, too, ha ... More >>
Despite the labels and levity, big-screen SATC is a poor-man's knockoff
Halfway through Sundance and still whistling a happy tune
The new Castlevania lives up to its legacy.
A Broward classic comes of age.
Pat's past catches up with him this Yuletide. But can it overtake his huge ego?
Fonda's humiliation is only one reason this Monster is such a dog
Stephen Jordi planned to blow up abortion clinics. Does that make him a terrorist?
Three scheming interns embark on a dark, funny quest for human donors in Mad Cat's latest
The revival of a Christopher Durang play can send you back to dating hell, 1980s style
Sofia Coppola and her cast get Lost in Translation
At Sunfish Grill, Tony Sindaco is still on top of his game fish
You press the screen. The machine tells you that your vote has been counted. But how can you be sure?
Frenchman worries that My Wife Is an Actress
Dance the night away
The hometown heroine goes for the tiara at the Miss Florida USA pageant
Merchant and Ivory return, as rarified as ever
Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing blurs the lines between lies and lust, art and life
Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell isn't Carrie Bradshaw. Like, really.
Do those who bury loved ones in Boca Raton's public cemetery have the right to decorate graves and erect markers? Apparently not.
May 13-19, 1999