The last farm bill was an epic disaster. Huge spending cuts to food stamp programs, no cuts to agricultural subsidies, and an amendment which would have superseded states rights to enact their own agricultural laws were all on the ballot. Sponsored by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, the King Amendment cou ... More >>
Graceland, the USA Network television series that mixes crime fighting with the Jersey Shore, has come to Hollywood...Florida to film. The series, which has DEA, Customs, and FBA agents living together in a southern California beachfront seized from a drug lord/Elvis fan (hence the name, Graceland ... More >>
Charolette and Ellis Moore moved to South Florida about eight years ago, when a new job tempted Ellis away from his native New Orleans. They intended to return to the Big Easy, then Hurricane Katrina hit, flooding vast swaths of the city. "After that all of our plans changed," Ellis said. Charolet ... More >>
"They call me Dr. John, known as the Night Tripper." With that guttural growl, the once and future Mac Rebennack assumed the persona that would continue to define his guise going forward. One of New Orleans true originals and a musician who helped further the Crescent City sound, he was born in t ... More >>
Let's start this thing off with a couple of blog votes. On Amendments 5 and 6, it's pretty easy: If you like gerrymandering, vote against them. As for me, it's a yes vote on these two. On the judicial race between John Fry and John Howes for County Court Judge in District 1, I've made a decision. T ... More >>
FEMA conducted an audit of Broward School Board spending of federal funds after hurricanes Katrina and Wilma and found the school board may have squandered millions of dollars, according to a report issued by the Department of Homeland Security this week.. "The School Board did not account for FEMA ... More >>
Flickr: dmguzMake sure to use a cool lightning graphic on your poster.Florida's Division of Emergency Management and the American Red Cross want you to participate in the 2011 Severe Weather Awareness Week.They want you to make a poster for each day of the awareness week (January 31 to February 4 ... More >>
floridadisaster.orgCraig FugateThat is the implicit message from our new president to our new director of the Federal Emergency Management Administration, W. Craig Fugate, whose appointment was announced today by the Obama White House. In his eighth year as the director of Florida's Division of Emer ... More >>
The curious case of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Even after three decades, the Radiators can still turn up the heat
Don't sweat it. A hurricane is just an excuse for a party.
Down finds hope and resolve in devastation
Bad Blood in the City: The Piety Street Sessions (Hyena)
ReBirth Brass Band
Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Cowboy Mouth gets down with the upbeat
Despite the title and familiar genre, Mr. Explosion says something new.
The stupid Florida law that tried to make it a crime to clean up the historical record.
The Coup takes political rap to the next level.
Spin Till It Flies.
Papa Grows Funk
Paradise? Purgatory? In 2005, South Florida music was a little bit of both.
What's it take to be an Allstar? North Mississippi Allstars' Luther Dickinson makes his picks.
Wilton Manors art and design venues still show signs of beauty in Wilma's wake
Even Wilma couldn't dim all the bright, kicky art at the Gateway
This Is Your Brain on Video Bedlam
Maybe the hurricane was just what we needed
Keep Your Blood, Bud
Pay for Play
The waves, winds, and tides conspired to send the canoe miles into the Gulf of Mexico. A writer deals with his own mortality during a life-and-death struggle.