• Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    Palm Beach Judge Recognizes Same-Sex Marriage

    On Tuesday, Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Diana Lewis ruled against Florida's ban on same-sex marriage by recognizing the Delaware marriage of W. Jason Simpson and husband Frank Bangor, who died earlier this year. See also: Broward County Judge Rules for Same Sex Marriage in Florida

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Oil Companies Will Soon Be Firing Sonic Cannons and Killing Marine Life Along Florida's Coast

    With rising sea levels, Great Whites on the loose, and coral development quickly getting knocked down, there's a lot of trouble brewing out there along the east coast of Florida. Now we can add another to the list: sonic cannons. Yup, you read that right. These devices are typically used by compan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    A Brief History of Banned, Fake, and Contentious Drugs in Florida

    Florida sure knows how to get caught up in a good drug scare, especially when it comes to substances that are on the cusp of becoming illegal or are downright fake in the first place. Our residents have seen some synthetics drugs' most horrifying effects, and our law enforcement officials have made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Funky Buddha and Due South Did Florida Proud At Boston's Extreme Beer Fest

    The 11th annual Extreme Beer Fest was held this past weekend in the beer hub of the universe; Boston. Hosted by BeerAdvocate and sponsored by Delaware's Dogfish Head Brewery, the festival aims to bring together breweries whose beers push the boundaries of brewing. In that vein, two of our favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    Funky Buddha Announces Collaboration With Dogfish Head Brewery

    Funky Buddha Brewery announced yesterday that it will collaborate with Delaware's Dogfish Head Brewery for a unification beach brew. Each brewery will come together for a collaboration beer that combines local ingredients, most particularly salt harvested from area beaches. See Also: Funky Buddh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    In the Tasting Room: Dry Hopped on the High Seas From Cigar City

    Friday's here, so it's time for beer. Every Friday, so long as the creek don't rise, this beer enthusiast will take a look at a Florida beer that, hopefully, should be readily available in a local shop or on tap at your favorite bar. Experimental and concept beers are a familiar sight to craft bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Brew Dogs Debuts on Esquire in September: What's In Store For Beer Lovers?

    Beer is back on TV. It's been almost three years since the airing of a craft beer oriented television program. We're referring to the short-lived Brew Masters series from Discovery Channel, that brought Dogfish Head Brewing's Sam Calagione into our homes every week for a month and a half. See als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    This Week in Beer News: MillerCoors Labor Dispute, Gluten-Free Gets Popular, and the Bruery Accidentally Spoils Its Beer

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Grannies Caravan to Washington to Tell Feds: Hands Off Medical Marijuana

    Our favorite reformed pot smuggler and marijuana legalization activist, Bobby Platshorn, is at it again, with an ingenious scheme to bring the good word on maryjane to the attention of legislators and the general public. And once again he's drawing on support from an unexpected quarter of the popula ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Seismic Airgun Testing Will Kill or Injure 138,500 Whales and Dolphins If Allowed

    If companies are allowed to use seismic airgun testing to search for and study oil and gas deposits in the Atlantic Ocean, 138,500 whales and dolphins will be harmed or killed -- and that's according to the government's own estimate. In addition, thousands of animals could have their hearing impaire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Hollister Nurse-in an "Eyesore": Mothers are Pissed

    Love it or hate it: in most states women are allowed to breastfeed in public. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of that fact--restaurant, store, and mall managers included. Being that the majority of the population is not well versed in breastfeeding law, mothers with their boobs out tend to ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Anthony V. Mangione, Former ICE Chief, to Be Sentenced for Child Porn

    Anthony V. Mangione, head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for South Florida, faces a mandatory five years in prison for child pornography. Prosecutors are shooting for up to seven years. In 2011, Mangione was placed on paid administrative leave after his internet provider, AOL, reporte ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012
  • Culture

    September 13, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Lake Worth's Gulfstream Hotel: Bahraini Petrodollars, the Black Gatsby, and Foreclosure

    The fate of the Gulfstream Hotel, the faded crown jewel of Lake Worth's historic downtown, appears at first glance to rest in the hands of the Schlesinger family of Palm Beach and Connecticut. The hoteliers/developers bought the property in 2005 but have fallen on hard times. The hotel is in foreclo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Steak 954 Owners Sued in Class-Action Lawsuit

    A class-action federal lawsuit filed on Friday alleges that Starr Restaurants Hotel Group stiffed employees on overtime wages. Starr Restaurants, according to its website, is the parent company of Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale and Makoto in Bal Harbour. The suit was filed by a man named Jean Valsin, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Independence Hall Tea Party PAC Gets Its Website Really, Really Hacked (UPDATED)

    UPDATE, 1:30 p.m.: Got in touch with the president of the PAC. He said he was upset. Added comment to the end of the story.A small New Jersey-based political action committee had its website torn to little, vulgar shreds last night by lunatics who appear to have come from the popular internet messag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Allen West Joins Advisory Board of Far-Right, Anti-Islam Law Center

    Congressman Allen West, everyone's favorite defender of the Constitution, has joined the citizens advisory board of the Thomas More Law Center, a conservative legal organization that has spent more than a decade trying its best to roll back a rather important section of the Bill of Rights.The Michig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Florida Is Number Three in the Nation! (In Registered Sex Offenders)

    ​For what it's worth, there are only two states in the nation with more registered sex offenders than Florida.Florida's 57,896 sex criminals puts the Sunshine State behind only California (106,216) and Texas (68,529), and even though Florida's population is about 400,000 less than New York's, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Brew Your Own Beer: Learn From the Guys at the Funky Buddha Brewery in Boca Raton

    Nicole Danna​Want to learn how to brew your own beer? How about from the guys at The Funky Buddha?From its humble beginnings as a hookah lounge featuring an awesome craft beer selection, for many this place has now become a sort of beer mecca -- and one of South Florida's only small-scale bre ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 10, 2011
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    November 22, 2010

    Brew Masters Puts Craft Beer in the Spotlight

    Sam Calagione hosts Discovery Channel's new show about craft beer, Brew Masters.​All I have to say is, boy, am I thirsty.Update: Apparently I wasn't the only one who thought the Blue Moon commercials were ridiculous.Brew Masters, a new television show starring Dogfish Head Beer owner Sam Calagione ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Local Wiccans Disavow Christine O'Donnell at Pagan Pride Day​There was no Satanic altar. There was no blood. There was no animal sacrifice. And as far as I could tell from talking to people at the Pagan Pride Day Celebration Picnic, held this weekend at the at Unitarian Universalist Church in Fort Lauderdale, there was nobody who believed anythin ... More >>

  • Film

    May 20, 2010
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    January 10, 2010

    Details on Florida Men Running Alleged Theft Ring in Pennsylvania

    Bensalem, PA policeEarl Johnson, 31, was the oldest of the seven Broward men arrested recently in Pennsylvania.​Police say the alleged thieves watched their victims, stalking them for hours sometimes. They waited for people to leave their cars to do things like go to the gym, or pump gas, or pick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Florida Doesn't Have a Top 50 Craft Brewer

    Source: Brewers Association​At least not according to the Brewers Association, the organization that advocates for the craft brewing industry. Out of the top 50 craft brewers in the country, Florida isn't represented by one. In fact, Florida is among the states with the fewest number of breweries ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Rothstein's $5 Million Mistake

    Flickr: rubber rat productions​It's a good thing Scott Rothstein isn't a more diabolical criminal mastermind. On Tuesday, I pulled county documents that show how he transferred several Fort Lauderdale properties -- whose total value came to about $13 million -- into the hands of individual private ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    [UPDATED] Rothstein Deed Transfers a Cause for Alarm?

    Rothstein​Starting this past July, attorney Scott Rothstein began a series of deed transfers that, given the allegations about his financial misdeeds, figure to interest his many investors. Broward County records show that on July 22, Rothstein transferred a $1.9 million property on Castilla Isle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Beerfest, Beer Wars, and Beer By Itself

    Thoughts from all over: -Saturday is the 12th Annual New Times Original Beerfest, in case all the fanfare has eluded you. Show up at 7 p.m. with $25 in hand (or buy tix in advance now - highly recommended), and you'll be rewarded with four hours of non-stop beer sampling, eating, and live music. If ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Suspect Arrested in Wilton Manors Murder

    According to Broward Sheriff's Office homicide detective Luis Rivera, authorities have arrested a suspect in the murder of Wilton Manors resident Larry Ellison.  27-year-old Gabriel Nock, of Delaware, was a drifter who escaped from a work release program in Delaware, Rivera said. Nock has confe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    V-Day Planner: In Search of the Big O

    Ply her with aphrodisiacs all night, and you've got it made, right? This week in New Times, Robb Walsh dispenses pearls of wisdom on the world's favorite bivalve here. And below, a plan to spend your V-Day shelling out:Sage Bistro and Oyster Bar 2000 Harrison St,, Hollywood, 954-391-9466 This sw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008

    First Bites: Victoria Fedden

    Last week Victoria Fedden sent us this awesome memory of finding free food in Delaware: "Each summer we were chicken-neckers. We stood on bridges in the dawn's mist, over nearly stagnant creeks or nearly up to our knees in eelgrass, dragging strings tied to raw chicken necks through the dark water ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2008

    Food & Wine's Guide for Florida Locavores

    This month's issue of Food & Wine taps our very own Allen Susser, of Chef Allen's in Aventura, for recommendations about where to buy great local foodstuffs in South Florida.

  • Music

    February 7, 2008

    Son Is Shining

    Ky-Mani Marley steps out of his family's shadow

  • News

    June 28, 2007

    God Hates You

    The Westboro Baptists have a message for South Florida

  • News

    June 14, 2007

    Blood Work

    If you´re a medically uninsured North Broward resident, stay healthy -- or else

  • News

    November 9, 2006

    The Art of Piracy

    On the high seas, it may be best to resist the urge to buy a masterpiece.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2006

    HarperCollins To Investigate New 'Miami Psychic' Book

    HarperCollins at least pretends to believe that the contents of its recently released nonfiction yarn, Miami Psychic, is true. The publishing house's biography of new author Regina Milbourne reads: "Regina Milbourne first realized her psychic gift two weeks after almost drowning in an unattended s ... More >>

  • Music

    May 18, 2006
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    November 10, 2005

    Rappin' for J.C.

    Welcome to J-Rock

  • News

    December 25, 2003

    Do the Hustle

    How a slick-talking drifter took America's Venice for a ride

  • Music

    July 31, 2003

    Perry's Oddfest

    Lollapalooza's architect redesigns a rock festival for the 21st Century

  • Dining

    May 30, 2002

    Out of Place

    A bad location mars the potential of Peyton's Place

  • Culture

    September 13, 2001

    A Space Oddity

    Kyle Barnette's show in Hollywood doesn't compare to the silver screen

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    Belly Up to the Cybar

    A frustrated filmmaker wants to help Web surfers cruise local clubs

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    Whirlwind Courtship, Jewish Style

    "SpeedDating" brings singles together for a round of seven-minute tryouts

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Fire Glows Red

    Boy Sets Fire, with Ann Beretta and Portraits of Autumn

  • Music

    April 20, 2000


    Boy Sets Fire w/the Agency & Poison the Well, Silver Nightingale, Strych-Nine

  • Dining

    January 14, 1999
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    April 9, 1998
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