The first time Tim Morgan smoked Afghani weed, he thought, "I like this." The 20-year-old college student was hanging out in his Gainesville apartment with his high school girlfriend and about ten friends. Everyone was huddled around a single measly joint. "I thought it wouldn't last long, and I d ... More >>
A new Florida Watchdog report says that a computer software company found that 44 voter ID card were issued to the same person in Miami-Dade, raising questions and concerns about voter registration issues. The company, AddinSolutions Inc., says that Florida's Division of Elections is not cross chec ... More >>
Between Passover, Easter, and 4/20, it's been a mad rush of holidays in the past week. First people were getting cabin fever in their parents' houses, subsisting off of matzo and trying to think if the adage about never forgetting how to ride a bike applied to driving a car. Then mass amounts of the ... More >>
A Gainesville skydiver crashed into an airplane over the weekend and walked away with only minor bruises and injuries. He also says he'll be going back up for more jumps as soon as he can. And here you are being afraid of a spider in your toilet. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the ... More >>
Civil and voting rights groups hosting a panel discussion in Lantana this weekend hope it will kick off a renewed discussion of Florida's restriction of felons' voting rights. An additional penalty on citizens who have otherwise paid their debt to society, the restriction has left one in ten voting ... More >>
Detectives are set to announce who they believe to be the suspect in the 1989 disappearance of Tiffany Sessions, a University of Florida student. The Sessions case has been one of Florida's most notorious unsolved crimes, but now the Alachua County Sheriff's Office is poised to announce that Paul R ... More >>
The joys of the fall seasonal green markets -- even the best of the full-time, year-round markets -- are upon us once again. It's a chance to sample the best foods, fruits and vegetables fresh from harvest. Or try a new treat by South Florida's very own local artisanal chefs. That includes newcomer ... More >>
Like we don't have enough to worry about, now it's forests. According to environmentalists touring the Southeast with the traveling teach-in "The Growing Threat," the creation of enormous plantations of genetically engineered trees -- by corporate interests allied with Big Energy -- poses ecological ... More >>
The last time Jeff Dockeray was in South Florida, he watched his prized New Orleans Saints win the Super Bowl in 2009. While Doc, as he likes to be called, basks in the glory of his team winning the most important football game ever, he also remembers the tailgaters. "There isn't a lot of spac ... More >>
The Bill Nelson-Connie Mack race is pretty much America's most closely watched Senate race. And now incumbent Nelson -- the Democrat -- and Mack -- the Republican -- have agreed to the only confirmed statewide televised debate on October 17. The showdown will take place at Nova Southeastern Univers ... More >>
This week's issue includes a four-story special report from Village Voice Media about SB 1070, the Arizona immigration law that both casts criminal suspicion on anyone who looks Latino and transforms local law enforcement officers into immigration investigators. It's featured nationally because it i ... More >>
Gainesville pastor Terry Jones says his church has been contacted twice by the Secret Service in response to the display at the Dove World Outreach Center that features an effigy of President Barack Obama hanging from a noose. (The photograph sent to us shows an Uncle Sam dummy hung up; one from the ... More >>
Hector Picard was making his rounds through Hollywood on a typical day of work in 1992 when something went terribly wrong. The then-25-year-old electrician stepped into a fenced-off area to inspect a substation transformer -- a hulking, two-story-tall structure that processes electricity and di ... More >>
Orange County JailMorales CastroIf Florida's rivers were to fill with molten gold tomorrow and a rainbow of cotton candy stretched from Key West to Gainesville over herds of running unicorns, we'd probably all think Tim Tebow did it. At least, that's what one could deduce from the wild cheers the ... More >>
The Beltones Cheap Trinkets (TKO Records) beltones.com Last year in September, we had the opportunity to revisit one of my favorite local platters from the '90s, the Beltones' Lock and Load seven-inch on the sorely missed Far Out Records. It was, as it usually is within these pages, a great t ... More >>
AquaSun EventsConvincing college kids to bare their naughty bits doesn't sound like a tough sell. But Daniel Phillips, 25, says some youngsters must be persuaded that nudists are "not just old hippies." That's why Phillips is helping to organize the Streak Sunsport Gardens 5K, a clothing-op ... More >>
Photo by Flickr user evilmidoriWhip out a fondue pot at a party nowadays and people are likely to think you're about to ask them to drop their keys in a fishbowl. It's also not exactly a hot trend among restaurateurs, who all seem to be going Italian or offering comfort foods.But the old standard ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanI just couldn't resist: Since my partner-in-crime is a graduate of the University of Florida and I'm a Seminole to the core, I had to buy Buffalo Bob's Alligator with Beef stick so I could maw it right before his very eyes. (By some stroke of luck, I found it when searching fo ... More >>
The Citrus Circuit Tour swings through South Florida.
Some bands on the defunct festival's bill are coming to town anyway. Here's a guide.
Pure crusty hardcore aggression, 305-style, hits the eastern seaboard on the heels of a No Idea split with Religious as Fuck. Mehkago NT is an admixture of some of South Florida's best known, most notorious HC/punk/sludge/metal musicians. The band features members or ex-members of DNME, To ... More >>
Rachel Goodrich shakes, rattles, and rolls on down her own road
The good art floats to the top in FAU's regional show. The rest? Sinks to the bottom, silly.
New postage increases could put some indies out of business
A special thanks goes out to Miami Herald sportswriter Armando Salguerro, who brought up the burning question that I've been asking about the search for the new Dolphins coach: What about Urban Meyer? Unfortunately the answer came under a subhed titled "Who's Out." "University of Florida coach ... More >>
Jazziz Bistro plays in the key of safe.
Like life on the Serengeti, the SoFla music scene maintains a dangerous balance
Cassette (Bakery Outlet)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and special guests the Black Crowes
The record breakers of Gulfstream got shafted but kept winning
Riding shotgun with Broward County's tiny but angry peace movement
This year's All Florida competition at the Boca Museum lives up to its name
The best local tunes migrate to the county line
The Boca Raton Museum's "All Florida Invitational" doesn't live up to its name
Baby Robots, with the Rocking Horse Winner
Writers Night, Joni Mitchell
Bryant Troville served out his sentence for his sexually violent acts. His prospects for freedom? Not good.
March 5 - 11, 1998