Update: Rick Scott's campaign has announced that it will donate the full amount of Patel's contribution to charity. From the Orlando Sentinel: Rick Scott has agreed to make a charitable contribution of $2,800 to offset a campaign contribution from businessman Nik Patel, who was arrested Tuesday on ... More >>
Florida's own Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who has been the chair of the Democratic National Committee since 2011, has been a rising star in Washington. She had high ambitions and was a trusted mouthpiece by the Obama administration. But lately, Wasserman Schultz has been making headlines for the wron ... More >>
It's hotter than a billy goat's ass in a pepper patch right now. With almost every move causing you to break out in a sweat, the thought of imbibing anything warmer than room temperature sounds just about as appealing as a root canal. But, even so, we still need our caffeine. Sure, it's easy enou ... More >>
As your resident Clevelander living and working now in South Florida, let me just say that I'm glad this roller-coaster has finally hit the breaks. A couple weeks back, when someone told me LeBron might re-sign with the Cavs, I brushed it off as homer, pipe-dream BS. After one shirtless trainer's tw ... More >>
Can Dennis Rodman be distilled to just ten soundbites? The answer is yes. But it's a slow yes. For this week's feature, Reinventing Rodman, I hung out with the NBA Hall of Fame member and condemned diplomat for a night of booze, cigars, sex talk, and drag queens. I can confidently say Dennis Rodm ... More >>
That's Reggie Jackson on the left, the guy who's supposed to win you the game. And then the other guy, yeah, that's Bucky.Growing up in southern New Hampshire as I did, kids knew there was one way to curse around parents and teachers. You put Bucky before the four-letter word and then Dent afterw ... More >>
One banker, we'll call him Steve, was walking out of the corporate office in Orlando recently when a protester got in his face. There were three or four Occupy protesters who spotted Steve with a couple other people wearing suits. The protesters figured they had found one percenters. "You're resp ... More >>
We continue our interview with chef, restaurateur and author of the cookbook Michael's Genuine Food, scheduled to be released February 15th. Read Part I of our interview here. Clean Plate Charlie: You opened up a Michael's in Grand Cayman - how is that going? Michael Schwartz: W ... More >>
Flickr: TopStreetWearFat Joe's crew members may have gotten him in hot water Sunday night.Scene: Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Monday, something like way-too-early o'clock in the American Airlines terminal. I had just plotted out the finer details of the nap I was going to take on my flig ... More >>
Deon Thomas was a Chicago hoops legend. He would become one of the University of Illinois' all-time basketball greats. And for the last decade-plus, he was a globe-trotting, championship-winning professional basketball star. Now he's a JV coach in the Broward 'burbs.Specifically, Thomas is the absur ... More >>
I just happened on this classic written by Steve Almond in 1994 about South Florida's hard-driven, complicated, and sometimes brutal mogul. Uh, it jumps. Citizen Wayne - The Unauthorized Biography A college dropout and the product of a broken home, H. Wayne Huizenga rose ... More >>
Back in my days over at Miami Nights, I liked to close out the year by looking back at all the music I discovered where I spend most of my time -- in nightclubs. It's always interesting to see what makes it big the following year, because downtown club in particular tend to be ahead of the curve. S ... More >>
He was the first big bust of the War on Drugs. That and two bits won't get you a cup of coffee.
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South Florida writers live the life
Why not let the Heat's "legend" give us a show?
Ranking and filing our Local Top Ten
Michael Burks almost gave up the guitar. Now he cooks.
More than four years after a Delray Beach cop gave him a body full of bruises and a face full of pepper spray, a local doctor is still seeking justice
Letters for August 16, 2001
As Miami plays political footsie with the first-place Fusion, the U.S. Soccer Federation prepares to give the boot to Fort Lauderdale's hopes for a national training center
The Blue Room reveals a lot of skin but little about modern relationships
A lesson in becoming a black power broker by doing business with the white media elite, courtesy of the controversial editor of The Broward Times
Uneven performances and a mediocre script make a far-from-stellar Far East
John Prine, G. Love & Special Sauce, Various Artists