Despite the warm weather, Florida is one of the worst places to be homeless in the country. Almost every year, the state gets ragged on by the National Coalition for the Homeless for being one of the "meanest" in the union. Cities like Miami, Sarasota, Pensacola, and St. Pete have been specifically ... More >>
It's #FloridaBeerFriday. Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft beer movement of Florida. Victory over bad beer! This is the feeling you get when drinking from a can of Intuition Ale Works' People's Pale Ale, what with the pseudo ... More >>
On Saturday, Oprah Winfrey aired a segment about catching up with the family of Richard and Mayumi Heene, who were both prosecuted in Colorado in 2009 after they reported that their then-six-year-old son Falcon had flown away in a homemade flying saucer. Turned out, Falcon was hiding in the attic, ... More >>
Political progressives from all across Florida are gathering tomorrow for a day-long conference in West Palm Beach under the banner "Agenda 2014 - Policy Positions for Progress." The group will focus on issues rather than candidates, though according to the meeting's mission statement: "The confer ... More >>
Samuel Little is not the guy you'd want to bump into alone in a dark alley. A hulking former boxer armed with a cold glare, on paper he's a career criminal with a rap sheet stretching across 24 states. Police now believe Little was actually a vicious serial killer who preyed on lost women and prosti ... More >>
Tensions have been high right here in Florida ever since the tragedy that unfolded in Newtown, Connecticut, last Friday. People are being arrested for bringing guns into schools, modified lockdowns are being enforced over bullets found on a school bus, and we're learning that bulletproof backpacks ... 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 >>
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 big business brains over at Forbes compiled a list of 200 American cities that the magazine says are the best for "business and careers."Don't get your hopes up, folks. Fort Loddy Doddy did terrible, coming in 192 out of 200. We barely beat out notorious hellhole Flint, Michigan.
Sturgeons are big, ugly fish that look like something a dinosaur crapped out a few million years ago that never properly evolved. Some can top 200 pounds and grow up to seven feet in length, yet they have no internal skeleton and are covered with razor-sharp scutes. And though they're not ... 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 >>
Jammin'.Leopard leggings and neon tights. Candy-striped socks. Booty shorts and cat ears. Sparkly skull decals and paisley bandannas. Scuffed-up helmets and nappy body padding. Pouting lips swollen with plastic mouth guards. Suitcase upon suitcase filled with gummy, rubber wheels. A group of abou ... More >>
2010 protest against Jones' Qur'an-burning.Rev. Terry Jones is an asshole.There will be a lot of talk in the coming weeks about Jones' culpability for the murder of ten U.N. workers, and not a few Afghan citizens, in a Friday riot protesting Jones' burning of a Qur'an. Those on what passes for th ... More >>
The Islam-hating preacher with a ridiculous 19th-century mustache, who threatened to host International Burn A Koran Day on the anniversary of 9/11 but then reneged, torched a copy of the Muslim holy book this past weekend. During Sunday service at the tiny Gainesville church, Pastor ... More >>
Photo: Florida Department of CorrectionsOteger GreeneA 27-year-old man from Hollywood died from gunshot wounds this weekend after he was shot during a struggle with another man in Lake City. But detectives are only recently pieced together the sequence of events that led to his death, according t ... More >>
After 16 years, Less Than Jake sticks to its independent roots.
I am a composer of modern music.The video above is my new group, Died in a Plane Crash. Let me explain: One of my current roommates is a sports fanatic. So, while I enjoy my morning coffee, he is watching ESPN Sports Center in the living room area. When I come home at night, he is watching a basket ... More >>
New Wave (Sire)
The Sun-Sentinel went with the bland: "Champions." The Miami Herald chose the rather obnoxious: "Gator Nation." And the winner of the big fat snappy headline for the University of Florida's win last night to take the national championship comes from the Palm Beach Post: "Gator Raid." Clever, esp ... More >>
A band's namesake tells all, sort of.
Two Minutes' Enlightenment (No Idea)
Less Than Jake dispenses more ska-flavored ear candy
This tag-teaming trio's got the beats that make the booty go clap
Soozin brings down the house, one jam at a time
As the Eternal Cowboy (Fat Wreck Chords)
Give Gainesville back to the Irish!
Florida artists sweat it out
Time once again to sift through the latest in local-band recordings
The Gainesville band's pop-punk cup boileth over
You can't keep a good Button down
The Rocking Horse Winner goes for a little ride up north
In which we sift through a mixed bag of local CDs from Big Sky, China Doll, Grant Livingston, and Eyes of Pandora
Praise the Lord and pass the Pavement. Coolness comes to Himmarshee inside Lord Nelson Pub.