So it's go-time for Sunshine State supporters of medicinal smoking. For the first time, Floridians are going to polling places weighing a choice on the legalization of marijuana. By this time next week, Florida's weedscape could look drastically different -- or unfortunately the same. With such a po ... More >>
Upstairs at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, past smiling employees at the front desk and cubicles full of researchers and staffers, lies a secluded room behind a password-protected door. Inside, unmoving taxidermies of bears, snakes, and birds stand next to rows of sterile bones, s ... More >>
A weekend in Orlando. Sunburn. An hour long wait for the new Seven Dwarves ride at Magic Kingdom, and one too many turkey legs. What you could use right now is a cold Funky Buddha. You're in luck, because Funky Buddha beer is officially launching in Orlando on June 11. The beer is available in near ... More >>
A homebrewing class is a homebrewing class, but a homebrewing class with Florida Brewing Company's Bobby Gordash is a chance to learn from an award-winning brewer who works for the state's largest-production craft brewery. Starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Whole Foods Market in Coral Springs, Gordash w ... More >>
The beer world is full of funny names, one-off releases, and interbrewery collaborations. It's an industry that takes pride in its sometimes-whimsical nature. Sometimes you just have to geek out, whether you're a sports geek, videogame geek, or beer geek (maybe all of the above?) to touch only the ... More >>
It was a good run while it lasted, but for Bobby Gordash and Holy Mackerel Beers, the time has come to part ways. Today, Gordash starts his next endeavor as brewer representative and craft-beer alchemist for the Florida Beer Co. in Cape Canaveral. Gordash started Holy Mackerel Beers in 2006 after ... More >>
A Fort Lauderdale teen was surfing the sweet waves of Melbourne, Florida, when the good times suddenly came to a gnarly end after he was attacked and bitten in the leg by a shark. Michael Adler, 16, who is an experienced surfer, wiped out on a wave. As he swam to get back onto his board, he felt a ... More >>
Back in November, we told you about how Christopher Castillo of Melbourne, Florida, was so mad at President Obama for wanting to implement a health-care law that he took to Facebook and threatened to hunt down the president and watch him die. See also: Florida Man Arrested for Multiple Threats on O ... More >>
Not content with locking up Palm Beach medical marijuana activist Robert Platshorn for almost 30 years, the federal government has now decided to rob him of his constitutional rights, restricting his ability to travel and enjoy free speech and assembly. They don't like him advocating drug ... More >>
A 47-year old woman was found lying topless in a hotel parking lot where she was supposed to be babysitting a boy whose mother had gone gambling. That is the saddest sentence you'll ever read in your entire life.Police were called in to the River Palm Hotel, located at 420 S. Harbor City Blvd. in Me ... More >>
The illicit payments made to former legislator Mandy Dawson had been widely reported, but it is interesting that seedy lobbyist and political fundraiser Alan Mendelsohn, an eye doctor by trade, singled out Russell Klenet in federal court today. When Mendelsohn pleaded guilty to a fed ... More >>
Inserra is now top toque at Suite 100.When Smith & Jones closed in July, nobody was more in the middle of the fallout than Ted Inserra. In this blog item, Inserra blamed a slowdown in business, but many commenters blamed Inserra, despite the fact that he was just a sous chef at the Las Olas r ... More >>
Tal Ronnen made history when his book The Conscious Cook -- the first full-color vegan cookbook to be published in North America -- hit the New York Times bestseller list last fall. Since hitting the big-time (thanks also to Oprah, who had Ronnen develop a 21-day vegan cleanse for her), Ronnen ha ... More >>
Source: Brewers AssociationAt least not according to the Brewers Association, the organization that advocates for the craft brewing industry. Out of the top 50 craft brewers in the country, Florida isn't represented by one. In fact, Florida is among the states with the fewest number of breweries ... More >>
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Janitors go jobless for months, and students don't give a damn
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A former university official could do time, while the school's ex-prez gets a free ride
A group of intrepid wahines is trying to take charge of its sport
The man who changed skateboarding forever skates in Hollywood -- Florida, not California
The Libertarians' slate is full this fall. So how come they're not out stumping for votes?
Sara Lee Creech of Belle Glade tells a long-forgotten chapter of civil rights history
One of the nation's fastest-growing universities may be headed for hard times... or perhaps they're already here
Whether or not the state helps out AIDS sufferers, last week's botched protest says much about the HIV community's problem
Jazzman Turk Mauro rode high in New York, Paris, and the south of France -- now he's hanging on for dear life through a South Florida streak of the blues
At age 64, pool hustler Danny DiLiberto is one of a dying breed. He's not ready, however, to hang up his stick.
Behold the swamp buggy races, South Florida's oddest racing tradition, where the engines roar, the muck flies, and the vehicles sometimes sink