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    November 4, 2014

    Nonvoters Rule the Election

    Editor's note: Evan Rowe is an adjunct professor of history at Broward College. Despite the campaign hype and advertising, despite the fact that this election will decide Florida's governor and the legality of medical marijuana, the largest voting bloc this election cycle will be, as it was in 2010 ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    Florida Group to Amazon, Google: Ban Fat-Shaming Apps

    Tampa-based Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) and a number of organizations -- including the American Board of Obesity Medicine -- submitted formal letters to the leaders of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft on Wednesday. The letters ask that the companies remove fat-shaming apps the groups deem off ... More >>

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    July 31, 2014

    An Ode to the Bean on Jump for Jelly Beans Day

    And mind you, that's all we're doing today because July 31 is "Jump for Jelly Beans Day" and not "National Jelly Bean Day." That was way back on April 22. To jump for jelly beans is to show one's love for the delightfully whimsical bean-shaped confections. Did you know that jelly beans trace their ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    Cigar City's Invasion Pale Ale: Surprisingly Mild, Full of Tropical Fruit

    Like the sands of the hourglass, these are the beers in our glass... beers from Florida! Every Friday, we take a look at a beer brewed in the Sunshine State, giving analysis to the burgeoning craft beer movement of Florida. As Cigar City Brewing in Tampa expands, so does its lineup of canned beers ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    Holiday Gifts For The Craft Beer Lover Who Has Everything

    The holiday season is in full swing, and if you're looking to find a gift for someone on your list that has a penchant for all things brewed, we've got you covered. Below you'll find our list of gifts for the beer lover who has everything, from unique drinking vessels to the beginnings of a do-it-y ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013
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    November 18, 2013

    At Dolphins Game, Plane Flies Banner Calling for Ireland to Be Fired

    So, apparently, yesterday at the Miami Dolphins game, some fans were so passionate that they decided to enlist an expensive method of getting their message across -- an airplane carrying a banner. As broadcast on Twitter, fans could see this sign: There is a banner flying over #Dolphins stadium ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013
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    October 7, 2013

    Mug-Shot Websites: Are They Extortion?

    In 2010, a Florida man named Craig Robert Wiggen started the website -- after he himself had done three years in prison for stealing credit card numbers in Tallahassee. He began collecting free mug shots of people who had been arrested. His intention was not to humiliate people, ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Guantanamo Bay Prison Reviewed on Google, Gets 2.8 Stars

    Prisons don't often come to mind when searching for online reviews, yet the Guantanamo Bay detention camp has plenty, with 30 out of the 47 total Google reviews coming in the last week alone, and averaging a rating of 2.8 out of 5 stars. It's not clear what prompted this recent string of not-so-ra ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013
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    July 18, 2013

    Air Force Drone Crashes In Florida Highway

    Traffic on Florida's highways can be a pain in the ass. What with all the bad drivers, the poor weather, the congested lanes and things falling from the sky and exploding on the road. A drone that flew out of Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City crashed into US 98 on Thursday morning. The crash c ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk Gets Into Twitter Beef With Jacksonville Jaguars Mascot

    Mike Florio, who runs the NFL website Pro Football Talk, got into some Twitter beef with the Jacksonville Jaguars mascot, Jaxson de Ville, on Wednesday night. We were hoping this was a case of an NFL "writer" having some good clean fun with a cartoon character to entertain their respective follower ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    Broward County Name Change: Eight Options That Are Way Better

    This week, Broward County commissioners will debate whether the county should change its name. Comissioner Chip LaMarca is behind the idea, and bothered that no one outside of Florida has heard of Broward (unless they accidentally Google: weather in hollywood, and our Hollywood popped up). We agr ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    Rapper Drake Thinks He Owns the Term YOLO -- But Did He and Rick Ross Crib the Phrase from the Fort Lauderdale Restaurant?

    YOLO: love it or hate it, it's the new 'in' acronym. It's become the catchphrase excuse for all things ridiculous: drunken sorority girl hook-ups, speeding, frat boy public urination, Darwin Award-like behavior, or any other insignificant experience deemed to be worthy of a hashtag by social media u ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    South Florida's Best Hotel Restaurants

    Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Broward-Palm Beach® 2012 online. Hotel restaurants; they're the bane of any food lover's existence, no? ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    Another Burger Chain? Burger 21 Sniffing Out South Florida Market

    Google the terms "burger" and "Fort Lauderdale" and more than four million results pop up. Even if you don't count the Big Three burger chains -- McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's -- there's still Five Guys, CG burgers, Energy Kitchen, BurgerFi, the soon-to-open Shula burger, Elevation burger in ... More >>

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    July 2, 2012

    Vincent Colangelo Gets 20 Years in Massive Online Pill-Mill Operation

    A 44-year-old Davie man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to selling more than 660,000 pain pills from seven South Florida clinics -- including one that shared parking with Broward General Hospital. Vincent Colangelo was also ordered to give up six properties worth mor ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    Defense Department Flying Drones From Three South Florida Locales

    The U.S. Department of Defense is conducting drone operations from at least four sites in Florida, and it plans to add three more sites in the future, according to data gathered and released by the nonprofit Public Intelligence. The group released this week an interactive Google map that shows ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis -- Who Else Did Christopher Chaney, Florida's Celebrity Hacker, Spy On?

    ​Earlier this week, a 35-year-old Jacksonville man, Christopher Chaney, pleaded guilty to charges that he hacked into celebrity email accounts and leaked nude photos of several of them, including Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis. He faces up to 60 years in prison, according to the Associated Pres ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Google Glasses Show Why It's Too Late to Ban Texting and Driving

    ​By the end of the year, Google is expected to start selling glasses that display up-to-date information about the nearby environment on a tiny screen embedded in the lens.  The glasses, according to the New York Times, "will have a low-resolution built-in camera that will be able to monitor ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012
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    November 14, 2011

    Misfits Homebrew and Breckenridge Vanilla Porter Among New Times Beerfest Winners

    Photo by Christina MendenhallClick here for a slide show of photos from Beerfest. ​Forget the drunk fest that the New Times Beerfest used to be, with the longest lines at the light beers that have a faint flavor of something brewed. This year, the crowds seemed to seek out the craft beers, with th ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    East End Brasserie in Fort Lauderdale: First Look

    Photos by Eric BartonThe sweet venison dish is like a primer for Thanksgiving. ​"Hello, bonsoir," said the manager as he breezed through the dining room of the East End Brasserie last night. His mix of English and French would seem appropriate for the 2-week-old restaurant. The menu is somewhat Fr ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    New Times Beerfest Judges: Nine Expert Drinkers, Including These Two Lucky Readers

    New Times Beerfest is better than this one. ​Greg Heller, a financial analyist and major beer fiend, and Stevette Hay, a former brewpub employee and local chef, are our two readers who will join an esteemed panel to help judge the New Times Beerfest 2011 awards. Heller and Hay provided two detaile ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Reverse-Mortgage Fraud Suspects Worked at Firm in Boca and Fort Lauderdale

    U.S. Attorney Wilfredo Ferrer brings the charges.​The three Florida men charged with reverse-mortgage fraud on Wednesday were Palm Beach County residents who worked for 1st Continental Mortgage, with offices in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale. A reverse mortgage allows a bank to purchase the homes ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Underground Dining Groups: Q&A With Beth Persons of Algonquin

    Can you believe we're already on Week 3 of South Florida's Underground Dining Groups mini-series? The next group may not even need an introduction or a mention, as they're the oldest and largest of the bunch rounding out at about 1000 members. Not to forget, that they're the chicest too. Ladies and ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Gluten-Free Halloween Candy

    Reese's are safe for Celiacs!As we've written in previous posts, people who can't eat gluten (AKA celiacs) are forced to carefully read every label to make sure to avoid gluten -- which seems to be in just about everything.Reading labels can make it difficult for gluten-free children come candy time ... More >>

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    March 28, 2010

    Cheap Wine That Doesn't Suck: Domaine de la Chauviniere Muscadet

    ​South Florida is blessed with an abundance of fresh fish and shellfish, yet one of the world's great seafood wines is about as well-known here as Bashar al-Asaad.  That would be Muscadet, a white wine from France's Loire region that's as crisp as a freshly minted dollar bill and as fine a co ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    Did South Florida Invent the Foam Finger?​If you watched much of the Vikings-Cardinals game last night (it wasn't much of a game), you probably saw this week's installment of Toyota's "Great Moments in Tailgating History." The topic: the origin of the giant foam finger.The legend, according to the entertaining reenactment, is t ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009
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    November 5, 2009

    Unemployed? Beware the Work-From-Home Scam

    Courtesy of​This week's feature follows one kind of internet scam: 419 fraud, usually originating in Africa or Asia, and the people fighting the scammers at But one of the fastest growing scams in tough economic times is the "work from home" fake employment scam, and ma ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    No Waiting Room to See Dr. Google

    Flickr: van_thanh2910And no, you can't sue it for malpractice.​While we're on the subject of desperate times calling for desperate health-care measures, recent studies have shown that Americans are increasingly relying on the internet to diagnose and treat their medical conditions. What's more, a ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    Stings So Good! But How Will We Con Criminals Next Time?

    Flickr: quickcuffed"Welcome to Al's! Let me show you to your cell. Can I tell you about our special on bologna sandwiches?"​Operation Show Me the Money was a big hit for the Fort Lauderdale Police, who invited people with outstanding warrants to collect stimulus checks only to be arrested. In this ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Hollywood Drug Maker Scorned Nationally, Advertising Locally screen grab from the Broward edition of this morning's Miami Herald.​A month after a national magazine named Resveratrol Ultra among the drug supplements that profit from what appear to be misleading advertisements and in the week following its being menti ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    With Regret, Hollywood Drug Retailer Making Bucks Off Dishonest Advertisement

    ​The researcher who discovered the possible life-extending powers of resveratrol sold his company for $780 million, which probably means he doesn't need to sell his endorsement to a company called FWM Laboratories that operates out of a shabby industrial neighborhood near I-95 between Stirling and ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Go Cork Yourself

    A cool new website launched this week helps readers identify local restaurants that operate with a BYOB policy, and also provides the establishments' wine policy and corkage information. Southeast Florida is one of ten metropolitan areas covered by The free online service also provides di ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    LOLZ! ROFL! ACLU! Lawsuit Defends Student's Bitchy Facebook Page

    Hey kids, good news! If you want to create a Facebook page that declares some teacher "the worst teacher in, like, the world," and then you are suspended for that, the Florida chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida will sue the damn school to protect your First Amendment rights, as ... More >>

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    October 28, 2008
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    September 21, 2008
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    September 19, 2008

    Screw the Corkscrew

    Baby, we're through. Yeah, so, there's Wall Street. There's Sarah Palin. Hurricane Ike. The potential collapse of WaMu, the bank that controls my entire, very meager life savings. But then there are those little things that just make my wretched human existence feel soooooo worthwhile. I'm talking ... More >>

  • Music

    April 24, 2008

    Too Much Music on the Brain

    One day, every song ever recorded will fit into your pocket -- but will you listen to any of them?

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    December 3, 2007
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    June 7, 2007
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    October 12, 2006
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    October 11, 2006

    Fun With Google

    Okay, if you want to have some fun, go to Google, punch in hollywood florida and then see the top ad at the front of the page. You should get this. It's a Keith Wasserstrom google ad that says: "Father of 3, Husband, Get The Facts City Councilman NOT Guilty!" If you punch on ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 10, 2006

    Hot or Not?

    Zucca looks great until you get to know it.

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    May 25, 2006

    You Got the Chops?

    Jazziz Bistro plays in the key of safe.

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    July 21, 2005
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