In a cover story last year, we told you about how a few Florida women were the ones who discovered how banks were screwing people out of billions of dollars through foreclosures of homes during the past decade's housing crisis. Banks resorted to robosigning and forged documents in order to repossess ... More >>
You're only halfway through the week and already that celebratory barrel-aged you saved for the weekend is calling your name, but first make sure it's not spoiled from a Lactobacillus infection. Let another edition of This Week In Beer News hold you over to the weekend. This week went relatively s ... More >>
Fire Ant -- an invasive species, tinged bright red, with an annoying, sometimes fatal bite -- covers Palm Beach County. Soon, his column will appear twice a week on The Pulp. Got feedback or a tip? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Would the fine folks at an institution like Citigroup steal ... More >>
Wall Street and Washington conspire to destabilize the U.S.economy, one barrel of oil at a time.
Homeowners facing foreclosure turn to some creative measures to try to fight the banks. For example, there's the Luznar family of Pembroke Pines, whom we followed last year as they hung massive signs on their house saying, "We are fighting back."Meanwhile, another homeowner -- Lynn Szymoniak of P ... More >>
Stern, behind those handsome glasses, says he's owed big from his former clients.Imagine the audacity of running a law firm like a mortgage document factory, with employees who routinely pushed through foreclosure documents without checking to be sure the homeowners even knew it it was coming. Th ... More >>
It's looking like a good month for scandal-plagued Broward County Commissioner Ilene Lieberman. We learned last week that she may have talked her way out of potential criminal charges by testifying against Tamarac Mayor Beth Talabisco. Lieberman wit ... More >>
Flickr: AndreJenny.comExecutives whose blunders had to be bailed out by taxpayers must console themselves at golf courses like this one, at the Breakers.Much was made of the cold shoulder turned by Palm Beach high society against the Jaffe family and others linked to Bernard Madoff, whose locker ... More >>
Flickr: compassion mattThe Broward Sheriff's Office has a rather weird streak for ridiculing its criminal suspects in advance of apprehending them. Like in this release from a few minutes ago:A casually dressed man who looked like he should have been watching golf from his recliner instead robbed ... 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 >>
Sell one of our most traveled freeways to some foreigners? Might as well just give 'em a Budweiser.
South Florida's real estate forecast calls for pain
You know Mara and Stacey. Now, meet Michael, the Giulianti family's tough guy.
Jack Black's portrayal was over-the-top, so stop being offended.
M is for "marketing" -- uh, we mean "music"!
Maurice Denis wouldn't give crewmen their wages, so they took his ship
For Rodstrom and Dunlap, all's fair in local electoral politics
Fort Lauderdale is hell-bent on becoming a rich boomer bore town
South Florida again becomes an outpost for Latin American sleaze
for profit in the offices of the French commercial genius psychiatrist Dr. Clotaire Rapaille
He outfoxed car dealers and got his employees to pay him. Meet Howard Patterson, the man who sells cars that don't exist.
February 19-25, 1998