Heartened by Obamacare's hitting the 7 million enrollment mark needed to make the system work, Florida Democrats are making a renewed push for a key element of the program, Medicaid expansion. It is likely to be a major issue in the fall elections. See also: - Florida Is Becoming an Unlikely Obamac ... More >>
United for Care campaign manager Ben Pollara announced in January that enough signatures had been collected to force a vote on whether to legalize medical marijuana in Florida. He stopped gathering petitions and started working to get voters to the polls to vote in favor of the constitutional amendm ... More >>
Back in 2009, a series of boneheaded decisions landed Mark Anthony Myrie -- known in patchouli-soaked dorm rooms and Caribbean dance halls as reggae star Buju Banton -- in federal custody. He faced charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, and possession of a firearm in ... More >>
Everyone, lay off Dan Marino. So he's got a love child. Who doesn't these days? Man random woman = love child is an equation that's deeply rooted in the annals of human history. Going all the way back to the nation's founding, love children came, and love children went. Thomas Jefferson had six. ... More >>
Ted Breaux didn't set out to become the master distiller of Lucid absinthe -- the first genuine absinthe to be sold stateside in close to 100 years. The New Orleans native had pursued a career as a research scientist after studying microbiology and chemistry, graduating from Harvard, Louisiana ... More >>
President Obama was in Florida yesterday during a bus tour, hitting up Melbourne, West Palm Beach, and inexplicably getting a bear hug from a pizza guy. Obama spoke to roughly 6,000 people at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, telling them that if he can win Florida, he will win the election. ... More >>
Edward Gorey was a glorious eccentric.
Update: Aaand... he's out! Details after the jump.Brady then... and now.In April 2008, New Times profiled Robert "Chas" Brady, who was facing fraud charges for passing himself off as a lawyer and Harvard grad when, in fact, he hadn't even gone to college. The six-foot-two, well-spoken 27-year-old ... More >>
Nova Southeastern University in Davie will no longer do business with Primate Products, the controversial animal research facility in Doral, according to the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida.After the release of several disturbing photos depicting monkeys with serious injuries, local activists ... More >>
FlickrWest posing with the Sacred Text.Retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens was a former Navy man -- the lone former serviceman on the high court -- and so some observers expected President Barack Obama to nominate a justice with a military background. Or at least, that appears to be ... More >>
At only 21 years old, Hillary Dobbs of Palm Beach (and Sussex, N.J. -- among other homes) is now a veteran of the same horse-jumping world where two years ago she was a prodigy. This week the daughter of the grumpy CNN financial anchor goes up against an 18-year-old who's also from Florida -- Winder ... More >>
OK, they cook up some zany ideas over there at the Florida Progressive Coalition Blog, but this one takes the cake: To challenge the otherwise-inevitable Charlie Crist victory in the 2010 U.S. Senate race, blogger Mark Weaver is casting Miami Beach resident celebrity Matt Damon in the role of Democr ... More >>
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Georgia O'Keeffe zoomed so close into flowers, leaves, and bones that they were transformed
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Who do you trust?
Spielberg, once more, is caught up in the thrill of the chase
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A whimsical journey on the wings of a butterfly
By Susan Eastman
Behind the Greenlight is a producer proud to be an ass
The Dirty South documents the triumph of down-home hip-hop
Team Bush loses its case-and loses sight of Dubya's so-called principles-in a Miami court
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Long hours. Low pay. Hardly any rights. It's the life of Palm Beach County's hidden underclass: migrant farm workers.