There are crimes -- the sort we normally write about; stealing, killing, abusing, drug dealing, and drug abusing. And then there are crimes. That's what Florida man Eric Prokopi was into. His misdeed involved stealing dinosaur fossils, smuggling them into the United States, and then selling them w ... More >>
Yesterday we told you about a lady who tried dry-humping riding a manatee like a horse and then disappeared into the ether. Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies were not amused and announced that they were on the lookout for the manatee molester. "Go ride a Jet-Ski. Don't use animals. She needs to b ... More >>
Some asswipe in Williston, Florida, decided it would be a good idea to bury a two-week-old puppy alive.However, the puppy was found, dug up, and rescued by police, and he appears to be doing fine, making this the most horrible/adorable story you'll hear all day.
See also "Urban Sprawl Kills Endangered Florida Panthers"The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission this week recovered a "heavily scavenged" panther carcass, marking the sixteenth dead panther recorded by state officials this year. The endangered predator was found on a pi ... More >>
Good news, Chick-Fil-A: Your attempts to rebuild public opinion of your company and its gay-hating president has another supporter: In addition to failed governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and failed senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum, both paragons of tolerance thems ... More >>
The Palm Beach County School District is all atwitter today over a racist video posted to YouTube by two girls from Santaluces High School. We'll never know what made them think it was a good idea to post a public video on the internet saying, "I don't like black people. They're annoying. They st ... More >>
The damp and swampy expanse of grass just west of us would be a completely imperfect place for a goaty devil. A goat is totally what's lunch in the Everglades. A cerberus with the possessed heads of a gator, dolphin, and manatee with a flamingo dick? That's another story entirely. Gainesv ... More >>
Influential music blog Brooklyn Vegan loves its Florida citrus lately. Just yesterday, it featured fuzz-tastic shoegaze group Band in Heaven's new hallucinogenic, flashback-inducing video for its song "Sludgy Dreams." Today, the national hipster-insider website featured another Palm Beach Count ... More >>
County Grinders, in case you haven't heard the good word yet, New Times is putting together its 15th-Annual New Times "Original" Beerfest. Perhaps the best news of all, it's only about two months away -- the sudsy celebration is set for March 31. You are probably a little confused right now, thin ... More >>
afn.orgLess than three months after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of the Inspector General came to Deerfield Beach to look into its housing authority, its executive director is moving north.Pamela Davis, who's been the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority's executiv ... More >>
I'll be on your wall for the rest of your life!Apparently Gov. Rick Scott's positions on the state's higher-education system isn't impressing all of the students in Florida's public universities.There's now a creative, albeit small, petition with signatures from Gainesville down to Broward of peo ... More >>
FacebookEllas Anthony McDaniel, the son of Bo Diddley (left), after last night's arrest at Occupy Gainesville.A 56-year-old man was arrested last night during a demonstration held by Occupy Gainesville in the Bo Diddley Community Plaza, and of all the people to be arrested, it was the son of ... More >>
The University of Florida Gators are going to Lexington this weekend to face off against the Kentucky Wildcats, and after the Gators blocked three punts in two previous games against the Wildcats, people in Kentucky are bitching bringing up the point that UF may be "cheating" to block punts.To cl ... More >>
chargerchant.wordpress.comIt's all about the ratio.Finally, a pair of Gainesville biologists have discovered another reason for men having ring fingers longer than their index fingers, and as folklore would have it, it's related to sex.The findings of the University of Florida College of Medicine ... More >>
FlickrThe Constitution allows Terry Jones to burn the Qu'ran, but it also gives you the right to call him a flaming asshole.The September 11 Qu'ran burning at the Dove World Outreach Center places the American Civil Liberties Union in an awkward but familiar position: Its desire to protect the fr ... More >>
Current events, currently splayed across a web browser near you, right after you wake up:Jordan Howard Breslaw, in a race for a Broward County judge position, is collecting unemployment benefits. Evidently working as an attorney and a chiropractor isn't paying the bills. Sun-SentinelA wonderful c ... More >>
Flickr: PJC CorsairExpect a decision this month from Knight.Last week, star point guard Brandon Knight's Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest team lost in the state championship to Tallahassee Rickards. This week, he's trying to decide what college basketball program will be his one-year layover en route ... More >>
Rick LemackRichard "Rick" Lemack was this close (642 votes) to becoming the Democratic nominee for Broward Sheriff. In August 2008, the ex-assistant police chief and assistant city manager of Hollywood, Lemack lost to Scott Israel, who then lost to Al Lamberti. We told you last month that Lemack ... More >>
Who you calling a cupcake, cupcake?Tomorrow night's Think Pink Rocks concert at the Count de Hoernle Amphitheater in Mizner Park should be full of cupcakes screaming groupie-style at hip-hop artists AKON and Shontelle. But one cupcake in particular will tower over all the rest: the 1500-pound pin ... More >>
Rick LemackRick Lemack, who finished a close second one year ago in the Democratic Primary for Broward Sheriff, is now one of five candidates to be police chief of Gainseville. Lemack was previously an assistant chief in the Hollywood Police Department and an assistant city manager.But in the yea ... More >>
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