March 13 was shaping up to be another day of protests and partying at Fort Peace, Occupy Miami's grungy Overtown safe house. More than a dozen members had shaken off their hangovers and emerged to demonstrate against a bank. But before they could gather their handmade signs and head downtown, the pl ... More >>
Ryan LeVinAmid the accusations of Ryan LeVin's escape from prison time as an example of "checkbook justice," he'll get another shot at the slammer.According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Cara Smith -- the chief of staff for the Illinois Department of Corrections -- gave a call down to Broward Cou ... More >>
Kicking off a rather flabby and blabby column, fashion expert and style columnist Simon Doonan announced in Slate this week that he spied some famous folks enjoying a holiday dinner at Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach. "A shocking and riveting tableau" he called it. Riveting, maybe. Shocking, ... More >>
Courtesy of ESPNRicky in a California ashram.The new ESPN documentary about Ricky Williams is an incredible, intimate look at the most interesting athlete in modern sports. The story behind story is almost as interesting.It was 2 a.m. when Sean Pamphilon's phone rang in New York. The Fox Sports t ... More >>
Flickr User: jennifer hThe Sears Willis TowerApparently, Chicago's black community is not keen on the name "Willis," which last month was affixed to what had always been the Sears Tower, the city's tallest building. And it's not because it has suspicions about Willis Group Holdings, the London-ba ... More >>
I'm not as sure as letter-to-the-editor writer Richard Frisbie is that the case of Florida v. Brayman makes a fair comparison to the one between Cambridge police and Prof. William Gates. But it's worth mentioning if only to celebrate the verbosity of the late Broward Circuit Court Judge John J. King ... More >>
Griset Photography(T-shirt pictured is not Rogue Elephant merchandise)Fashion designers find inspiration in the strangest places. For Keith Segal, it was a Fort Lauderdale sales clerk who had the nerve to ask $150 for a T-shirt without guaranteeing him a beautiful woman in the trade. From Segal's ... More >>
Flickr user: Shawnb122Players told Starr, "I'll have what he's having."Before he became the assistant athletic director of Nova Southeastern, Larry Starr spent 30 years working as a trainer in clubhouses for the Cincinnati Reds and Florida Marlins. In a Chicago Sun-Times article published Sunday, he ... More >>
I just happened on this classic written by Steve Almond in 1994 about South Florida's hard-driven, complicated, and sometimes brutal mogul.
Uh, it jumps.
Citizen Wayne - The Unauthorized Biography
A college dropout and the product of a broken home, H. Wayne Huizenga rose ... More >>
Newspaper veteran Pedro Abigantus died today from complications during heart surgery at Broward General Medical Center. Abigantus retired from his job as community news editor for the Miami Herald's Broward edition in 2000 due to heart problems. He was 44.
Abigantus began working for the now-defun ... More >>