We're all about "micro," "craft," "artisanal," and "small-batch" these days. Whether it's cheese, tomatoes, or beer, we've made the swift from large-scale industrial homogeneity to locally produced unique products. Sure, it's also a bit of a political statement -- we're fighting against the corpor ... More >>
On November 11 -- Veteran's Day -- 59-year-old Sunrise man Fredy Gutierrez climbed onto an overpass with a rifle as morning rush-hour traffic flowed below on I-595. Police scrambled to the scene. Miles of traffic stalled. For the next few hours, as Gutierrez drank a beer, put a noose around his neck ... More >>
God's green plant now has a friend in cable television as the new show Cannabis Planet TV debuts on several stations across the United States, including South Florida's WHDT-TV. The man who is partly responsible for getting it aired is Palm Beach pot activist and convicted smuggler Robert Platshorn, ... More >>
When you think of Colombian food in South Florida, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Colombian fast food -- those overstuffed hot dogs and hamburgers with every topping known to man (and then some). And you'd be correct; The Colombians have taken these simple American eats and turned th ... More >>
For some time now, a massive, three-story building at 2119 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, formerly the site of Ragtops Antique Car Showroom and Museum, has been undergoing a sweeping renovation. Virtually every square inch of its space has been repaired, redone, patched and freshly painted. T ... More >>
Not content with locking up Palm Beach medical marijuana activist Robert Platshorn for almost 30 years, the federal government has now decided to rob him of his constitutional rights, restricting his ability to travel and enjoy free speech and assembly. They don't like him advocating drug ... More >>
Terri Wright has been called to serve jury duty seven times. But none of the cases compares to the federal drug and gun trial of reggae singer Buju Banton. That one "took the cake," as she puts it. She still talks to coworkers about the murky back story of the federal snitch, Alex Johnson, and says ... More >>
See also "Reggae Great Buju Banton is Locked Up On Drug Charges. Was He Entrapped?" and "Buju Banton's Legal Team Blasts Feds"Buju Banton's attorney on Tuesday filed a motion with the Middle District of Florida requesting that the incarcerated reggae star be granted a new trial.The filing follows a ... More >>
Oprah: we'll miss you.Oprah Winfrey is ending her iconic talk show....for good...today. While millions of people will mourn Oprah's wisdom, heart and humor, thousands will mourn..their jobs, including the kitchen staff at Harpo studios. As in every milestone of human life, food must be se ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
Huerfano (left) working for a get-out-the-vote campaign in 2008.Andrea Huerfano is understandably scared. In about five months, the U.S. government will separate her from her mother and brother in Coral Springs and send her to a country where she knows nobody. The 23-year-old FSU graduate is sche ... More >>
We all know 2009 was sort of a strange year for restaurants. On one hand, there were dozens of significant openings, places that really added to our overall scene. On the other, there was more attrition than a super-long game of Risk. Here's a comprehensive run down, from A to Z of what opened in ... More >>
Meet Dainamite, the hardest-working MC on the local reggaeton scene.
Chef Ivo Mazzon of Joey's Cafe in Miami's Wynwood is from Roncade, Treviso, in Northern Italy, close to Venice. He studied there for five years at a hospitality institute and has been in Miami since April, 2003. He says "I love it here. We're trying to make something special to create an identity fo ... More >>
Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled up, and that shoul ... More >>
Charles Cosby lives to tell about bedding America's deadly "Cocaine Queen"
Theyre ready to rumble at the Hard Rock!
Planes crash, coke spills, but Mr. O'Connor remains a mystery
Sito Oner Rock takes a new genre global
At Tulio's, it's the sole that seduces
Fusion rockers Ozomatli represent the sounds of L.A. and beyond
A rogue FBI agent, tons of smuggled drugs, a wife in search of her husband's corpse
With a new album, label, and international fanbase, the Lee Boys set their sights on South Florida
Aterciopelados singer steps out on her own with a solo album dedicated to motherhood
Call it Latin. Call it jazz. But if you're not moving, you're not listening.
Warriors Boxing continues to bash heads in SoFla
More bad blood
Bond is reincarnated -- sort of -- as a shaven-headed punk in XXX
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The hometown heroine goes for the tiara at the Miss Florida USA pageant
When its open, Café del Maxx brings a breath of fresh pasta to the Hollywood Broadwalk.
CocoLoco's brings great Colombian food and loud, family-friendly fun to Davie
Only the most fabulous can rule the gay ballroom, where a sense of community transcends the cutthroat competition
Battling cancer and investigating a botched federal investigation, mobster Vinnie Ciraolo is fighting to clear his name