A day without beer is a day not worth living, except that day could be spent finding more beer. Same with beer news. You got to stay on the up and up or else you'll be drinking swill your whole life. This was a good week for beer, as Bell's Brewery wins a battle against an oil company wanting to p ... More >>
For this week's cover story, New Times tagged along with a group of combat-wounded veterans on an alligator hunt in a Florida swamp. All the men were Purple Heart recipients injured while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. To gain perspective on their lives after the war, here are a few sa ... More >>
West continues his anti-Islam rhetoric.Ten years ago, as the Twin Towers fell, there were fears the attacks would bring on a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment in America. Some people worried that every innocent citizen in a headscarf would be blamed for the terrorists' plot and that ethnic and religi ... More >>
Surrounded by enemies, but smiling.Tuesday on Coulter Watch, I tried defending SoFla's sexiest pundit for her Q&A performance at last week's CPAC. I stand by my defense. In those twenty minutes, she seemed to honestly wrestle with issues of concern to both her and her audience. And if she cam ... More >>
Flickr user: The U.S. ArmySoldiers in Iraq know KBR's sordid history.A front-page story in today's Palm Beach Post blasts the Houston-based engineering and construction firm Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR) for not hiring enough local workers on its $200 million solid waste project in western Palm ... More >>
It's a Monday in the summer, which means we have to learn about the crappy movie that was America's favorite this weekend. And today that task is more grim than usual. The big winner is G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.Despite the warnings of film reviewers around the nation, we still spent $56.2 million ... More >>
As unconventional as the warfare it depicts, The Hurt Locker is a ticking time bomb of a movie.
Be very afraid, revelers
This blog is not a remedy for the financial crisis. It will not defeat anti-American forces in Iraq. It will not slay any Somali pirates.Rather, it will give a loving squeeze to South Florida, extracting its most delicious, satisfying news-trients. The Juice is an ambrosia that, we hope, can provide ... More >>
Silent Heroes finds the battle on the home front.
Gablestage reveals the hidden war in Iraq
Im going to kill someone. Marwan, drummer for Acrassicauda
Iraq War movie Stop-Loss does its best not to mention the war
Opposition is a commodity in Sundance docs
There are many things to report today, though not many of them could be properly classified as "news." More like "stills." As in, the Sun-Sentinel is still scared to print the names of teenagers in their stories and mysterious white powder is still popping up in public places. That first one, thou ... More >>
The Miami Herald had a nice scoop today about the NFL offering local politicians Super Bowl tickets at their $600 or $700 face value. A lot of them -- including Broward County Commissioners Sue Gunzburger, Stacy Ritter, John Rodstrom, and Diana Wasserman-Rubin -- took advantage of the offer. Josephu ... More >>
Farris Hassan, not done with his 15 minutes of fame, is up to his old tricks again.
On this Fourth of July morning, the Palm Beach Post out-jingos the other two midsize metropolitan dailies with a big package (it took up a full two-thirds of the front page) titled The Mounting Cost of Freedom. By William M. Hartnett, it begins this way: "On this 230th anniversary of America's in ... More >>
"Three years, 19 days, and counting." That is the lede on the Sentinel's lengthy editorial today titled simply "Iraq." Then it goes into the cost: the 2300 Americans, the 16000 American wounded, the tens of thousands dead Iraqis, the $400 billion in this nation's hard-earned money. Then the Sentin ... More >>
What was really behind Farris Hassan's trip to Iraq? Ask his father, who has a fascinating and checkered past.
The Army's realistic first-person shooter bogs down under fire.
At the Mosaic Theatre, limping home from Iraq means renegotiating the family
Gunner Palace shows what the news doesn't
Noncombatants pushing 40, the Florida Seabees unit weren't supposed to be anywhere near the fighting
Sgt. Cabadiana was the poster child for the Bush military. Then they took his wife away.
There's an extra character on-stage in this antiwar play: a society in thrall to television
Maybe it's time for George W. to bring in the camels
Our caveman columnist gets an earful from a couple of congressmen
A Senate hopeful on the lam is busy tracking Saddam
Talking war with dissident Jim Mullins is good for a battle-scarred psyche
At the Winter Music Conference, P. Diddy blows up dance music while the U.S. blows up Iraq
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
The dogs of antiwar
Riding shotgun with Broward County's tiny but angry peace movement
The people don't want to attack Saddam, but our elected representatives sure do
South Florida reps push for war. But who are they pushing for?