Though a proposed ban on Broward County pit bulls was shelved last night, if the legislation reemerges in some form -- and actually passes -- the prohibition on the dog wouldn't be anything unusual.
In 1989, Miami may have been one of the first communities to ban pit bulls -- but it sure hasn't bee ... More >>
Last night in Coral Gables, the UM men's basketball team extended its winning streak with a last-minute, stress-inducing decision over Virginia. Unlike high-wire finesse wins over Duke and UNC, the Hurricanes recent match-ups against ACC competition like Florida State, Clemson, and now Virginia have ... More >>
Two people reportedly won the giant huge Powerball drawing was last night. AND NEITHER OF THOSE PEOPLE WERE YOU.
And, even though this was a Florida lottery thing and Florida bought most of the tickets, nobody from Florida actually won. Because Jesus hates you, Florida.
The winning tickets were ap ... More >>
A quarter century ago, my old, good buddy Mike Lacey came to Miami and decided to start a weekly paper. He wanted to move here, but a mugger and a prudent wife convinced him cocaine-fueled Miami wasn't the place to raise a family.Today, Lacey bowed out. Along with his partner -- and another guy I co ... More >>
In a televised interview on Sunday, U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri said victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant. He then explained this by saying something about how a woman's body magically saves the victim from getting pregnant from their attacker. Or something. Illegitimate ... More >>
It seems our news story this week on for-profit colleges struck a nerve. We've gotten a number of email responses from people who say they, like those in the story, feel they were misled or cheated by America's for-profit education industry.They include Julio Lopez, who says he worked for 13 years a ... More >>
Republican Senate candidate Connie Mack started the day yesterday with some ugly press: The National Journal was looking at the possibility that Republicans could take back the Senate in November, and they weren't optimistic about the chances:The odds of Republicans taking back the upper chamber are ... More >>
Jammin'.Leopard leggings and neon tights. Candy-striped socks. Booty shorts and cat ears. Sparkly skull decals and paisley bandannas. Scuffed-up helmets and nappy body padding. Pouting lips swollen with plastic mouth guards. Suitcase upon suitcase filled with gummy, rubber wheels. A group of abou ... More >>
Start with the recipe for caramel pecan rolls!Namely Marly, a food blogger from Missouri, recently went to her local Panera Bread to dine with a friend. While perusing the breakfast menu she was shocked by the lack of gluten-free options. faced the same problem when she dined with a friend. As Ma ... More >>
"It was a disaster for me personally," said Kevin Schupp, speaking last week to South Florida Gay News about his time in an "ex-gay" group in Dania. "The man teaching the so-called 'ex-gay' ministry had no clinical or theological training."The program to which Schupp refers was the "Restoring Hope" ... More >>
Trenta-Size me!From spring break movies of the '50s and '60s to the Winter Music Conference, South Florida has a party-all-night reputation. Unfortunately, most of us also have a work-all-day job to go to. How can we mere mortals enjoy all the restaurants, concerts, clubs, and ... More >>
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Chef Sam Croge from Smokehouse Grille and WingeryThe debate among barbecue connoisseurs ranges from sauces versus rubs to grill versus smoker. It's a truly authentic American cuisine. Barbecue is a celebration of each region's culture and technique; it's a maste ... More >>
Latin Burger owner Jim Heins poses in front of his truck, built by Food Cart USA.It seems like new food trucks are rolling out every week in Miami, from churro trucks to ice cream to trucks that make exceptional grilled cheese. It's enough to make you wonder: Where are they all coming from?Well, ... More >>
Fake pot, it's the new thing, sort of like real pot in the 60s, cocaine in the 80s, and heroine in the 90s -- not that any of those every actually receded from the landscape of mind-alteration. Recently, you may have read one of the ubiquitous "officials want to make this stuff illegal" news stor ... More >>
Sometimes negative campaigning lives up to its bad name.
The weekend attack on Florida Attorney General candidate Dan Gelber is a perfect example of the kind of sleazy negative campaigning that should make your skin crawl.
In the ads sent out this week ... More >>
There are as many as four million animals put down in shelters every year in this country, according to estimates by the Humane Society of the United States. The problem is particularly bad in South Florida, where the recession has left many families unable to take care of the family pets. One sh ... More >>
Two years ago, From LinkedIn.comAffholterEric Affholter lost his job leading the St. Louis Public Defender's Office. This past year, he had his license to practice law in Florida suspended. And today, he's a felon, living neither in St. Louis nor with his family in Pompano Beach. Rather, he's in ... More >>
Flickr user: Jon LeightonProtestors at a David Irving event in England.The knife fight that broke out during Holocaust-denier David Irving's speech at the Ritz-Carlton on Manalapan this week appears to be the latest twist in an ongoing spat between two white supremacist factions, according to a w ... More >>