Florida has a reputation as America's weirdest state, but there's hardly any national appreciation for the fact that Florida has several culturally distinct regions of weirdness to choose from. In fact, sometimes it seems weird that Florida is considered one state at all. It's high time someone dre ... More >>
The push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida is nearing its final days, and the group responsible for collecting the petitions to force a vote in November is driving hard to the hoop to make that happen. United for Care, the group behind the massive petition drive, has until February 1 to turn ... More >>
Blame it on the economy. Blame it on sky-high fuel costs, droughts, and that locally grown, organic craze. Really, blame it on whatever you like. No matter which way you slice it, food just isn't getting any cheaper. Especially in Palm Beach County, where only a small percentage of the populace has ... More >>
That Hurricane Sandy is quite a nuisance.Even though the storm is hitting Cuba and the Bahamas directly, she's still sending her winds and rain all over our faces. And, as it usually goes with these kinds of storms, rumors of cancellations, closings, and re-schedules run rampant.So far, we've s ... More >>
Chef Sara Ventiera is on a three-week trip to the Bahamas, manning the kitchen on a 91-foot yacht. She will file regular updates from the waters about what it's like to work on a yacht, from pretrip provisioning to seaplane produce delivery. Click here for previous reports. This week was the first ... More >>
Chef Sara Ventiera is on a three-week trip to the Bahamas, manning the kitchen on a 91-foot yacht. She will file regular updates from the waters about what it's like to work on a yacht, from pretrip provisioning to seaplane produce delivery. Click here for previous reports.We stepped out of the cab ... More >>
Chef Sara Ventiera is on a three-week trip to the Bahamas, manning the kitchen on a 91-foot yacht. She will file regular updates from the waters about what it's like to work on a yacht, from pretrip provisioning to seaplane produce delivery. Click here for previous reports."We're turning back to Key ... More >>
As we noted earlier this month, there are plenty of weird and awful ways to die on a cruise ship. Now falling can be added to the list of lethal hazards.Broward Sheriff Office investigators on Monday combed over Royal Caribbean International's Liberty of the Seas after a 47-year-old w ... More >>
Over the past couple weeks, South Florida benefited from the music-cruise scene when top acts from the annual Jam Cruise and inaugural Weezer Cruise played land-locked kickoff and post-ship shows. It's been an unexpected positive of the booming themed cruise explosion, which has attracted entirel ... More >>
Chef Charles Coe has over 20 years experience behind the burner. Coe graduated Valedictorian from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island, was appointed Head Chef at Marrriott's Boston Copley Place. He has worked in various FLorida kitchens, most recently as Executive Chef a ... More >>
Sometimes bad news strikes, occasionally it creeps up from behind, sometimes it smothers, and every once in a while, it bites, like it seems to have done down in Key West and could start happening up here as well.One thing no one wants to wake up to is dengue fever, that tropical, mosquito-borne ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from d ... More >>
Stop the Presses
101 Haitian refugees sailed north full of hope. They got screwed.
Lots of drugs, drinks, and titty fights, but the Climax Cruise ends in clammy anticlimax
Once a lifeline and a symbol, Chalk's delivered death
Whooaaa there So Anna Nicole Smith has finally left the building. As Erica Beras reports in the Miami Herald, she was whisked away in a black hearse -- "escorted by police and trailed by a small fleet of news helicopsters" -- to Miami International Airport where she'll be flown to Nassau for burial. ... More >>
Reuniting Soon Does Anna Nicole Smith corrupt everything she touches, even in death, or is she just a magnet for sleaze? Everybody who crossed paths with the late pin-up and reality TV star seems to want to make a buck on her celebrity. Personal attorney Howard K. Stern is looking for a cut of the ... More >>
Another family has a story of loss in the Bahamas -- and it could help solve the Gary Weaver case.
Donna Weaver's search for her dead mate reaches a crescendo
After 21 years, Donna Weaver seems to finally be zeroing in on her lost husband
Hollywood police used a Bahamian Casanova to set up Valarie Curry
Hank Asher's just the guy to set up a futuristic terrorist-tracking system, but the cops don't trust him
Howdy, partner! Come on down to our roundup of the year in song.
When Gary Weaver disappeared under mysterious circumstances, the authorities eventually gave up.
His wife didn't.
A reporter tags along as a South Florida PI searches for a missing trawler in Cuba, then finishes the job by battling with the boat's owner
Dolphin activist RussRector will do just about anything to make swim-with-dolphins programs extinct
Dolphin activist Russ Rector will do just about anything to make swim-with-dolphins programs extinct
July 1 - 7, 1999
The Bahamas. Sun, fun, and upscale resorts, right? Add murder to the mix, and throw in a Third World-style underclass.
The story of the bloody, high-seas crimes and execution of smuggler Horace Alderman is a yarn worthy of Joseph Conrad. Or Quentin Tarantino.