If anything, South Florida knows how to get its freak on. No matter what your particular weird way for getting down is, you can probably find it somewhere in the 305, 954, or 561. Megaclubs? Yup. Fetish parties? Sure. But one piece missing from the local lineup has been a Burning Man-style festival ... More >>
Let's face it: with South Florida's heavy colorful Latin population, finding good latin cuisine isn't exactly challenging. But finding a good Mexican restaurant? Now, that's another story. While lots of restaurants in the area produce a decent variation of authentic Mexican fare, true Tex-Mex or a ... More >>
Since the Alice Waters and Chez Panisse came into the scene in Berkeley in the 1960's, there has been a huge movement to localize our food systems. Obviously, some areas caught on a bit quicker than others. Some areas do make it easier. Iowa, for example, is pretty much one big farm. Right? As the ... More >>
The numbers are out and Florida tops the nation for the second straight month in foreclosures. Broward numbers have been increasing for months, and in Palm Beach: "Our foreclosure caseload continues to grow, and shows no signs of slowing down," said County Clerk Sharon Bock. "That we've already ... More >>
When the subject of equal pay for women was broached during the second presidential debate, President Obama touted his support for the Lilly Ledbetter bill while Mitt Romney bragged about binders full of women and stressed how important it is for working moms to be home in time to cook dinner. ... More >>
Though summer is nearly over, I'm looking for every excuse to get to the pool to slurp away on a SnöBar, the new alcohol-infused cocktail popsicles and ice cream that recently announced plans to expand its product line to Florida.After three years of product testing and figuring out how to freeze a ... More >>
Disgraced South Florida baseball player Jose Canseco is in debt -- $1.69 million in debt, to be exact, most of it in taxes. But don't worry -- it's not the former MLB all-star's fault."The issue is very simple: If you've got friends and family, the more money you make the more you spend on them. So ... More >>
If there's one thing Disney movies have taught us, it's that domesticated pets have an uncanny knack for surviving in the wild.The most recent real-world example happened when a car accident along I-75 sent an 11-year old house cat named Sam scurrying into the unforgiving brush of Big Cypress Nation ... More >>
Florida loves to pass laws solidifying the state's solid traditional values -- there's the gay marriage ban we put into the state constitution in 2008, the law against sleeping with your roommate, the law against "unnatural" acts, the one completely outlawing commercial phone sex... the list go ... More >>
"Andy Bernard does not lose contests. He wins them, or he quits them because they are unfair."-- Andy Bernard, The OfficeRepublican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich lost Tuesday's primary by 14 points, which means he doesn't get any of the state's 50 delegates and front-runner Mitt Romney can ... More >>
More than 53 percent of Florida's unemployed residents went six months or more without work last year -- the highest rate in the country, according to a study from the Hamilton Project, run by the Brookings Institute, a D.C. think tank.To compare, the average unemployed worker between 2004 and 20 ... More >>
menofporn.com"Commando" may be in some trouble.Last week, we told you about the lawsuit filed against a South Florida porn production company claiming that one of the female stars of a movie called Cum Fiesta was actually a 15-year-old runaway from Palm Beach Shores. Producers claim the girl know ... More >>
via APHouse Speaker Dean Cannon is bold but bendable on the 2012 presidential primary dateDespite the farcical sideshow of Donald Trump's recent antics, the 2012 presidential election is actually a serious and important issue. And for the second consecutive presidential election cycle, Florida's ... More >>
A group called Public Policy Polling (PPP) discovered the obvious: Floridians are having some dramatic buyer's remorse when it comes to electing fraudster Rick Scott as governor. A poll of 500 Floridians found that his approval rating from diehards remained about the same as a similar PPP poll ... More >>
Has it been a tough week? Traffic and the usual cadre of idiots getting you down, yipping around your heels like a litter of Yorkshire terriers? Been there. Feel your pain.If you haven't visited Rok:Brgr, the newest, baddest gastropub in the Himmarshee district, don't delay. They're serving some ... More >>
Flickr/Abllo 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 >>
Political extremism, loose-cannon comments, and politicians who vaguely or directly imply violence in their rhetoric have occupied airwaves for some time, and finally, the media is calling out the geyser of intolerance for indirectly causing yesterday's Tucson, Arizona shooting of ... More >>
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We crossed our fingers before checking the most recent unemployment data, but the preliminary numbers crunched by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and released today reveal that September was just more of the same, with unemployment in Florida at 11.9 percent, up slightly from August. Only Californ ... More >>
Flickr: lexlevinradApparently in Port St. Lucie the foreclosure bus will come foreclose on your house in a hurry.Want to invest in some real estate? Don't start looking in Florida.Forbes.com writer Francesca Levy published a list recently called "The Worst Cities for Real Estate Investing." Out of t ... More >>
Flickr: cycles; photo AP/J. Scott ApplewhiteThis wink's for you, Allen West.Today on her Facebook page, Sarah Palin gave a public endorsement to South Florida congressional candidate Allen West. Said the former Alaskan governor and Republican VP candidate:Allen's personal story is a testament to ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanSea buckthorn ain't so bad surrounded in sugar.Seems it's that time of year again when everybody is coming down with a bug of some sort, flu, cold, what-have-you, so testing out hard candies "mit Vitamin C" seemed a timely, welcome task. Well, at least it was easy to assume th ... More >>
A German New Waver resorts to tired old tricks.
A German new waver resorts to tired old tricks.
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Letters for July 19, 2001
Major gas companies are driving away independent station operators, all in the name of greed