Thor Holm Hansen will not stay in the United States -- either as a prisoner, or as a free man. Last month, in a 5,000-word cover story, we told the crazy story of Thor Hansen, a Norwegian country singer, a one-time ambassador to a rebel Haitian government, and an Outlaw biker. Late last year, Th ... More >>
Are you addicted to Starbucks? We are too -- so much so that we're seriously afraid to find out what horrible detox we'd go through if we didn't have our daily allowance of caffeine and sugar.Recently looking at our bank statement, we were shocked to see all the Starbucks charges. At about fou ... More >>
Following a day of rambling testimony, tales of cocaine and hookers, accusations of subterfuge and sprawling CIA conspiracies, Thor Holm Hansen was convicted yesterday of a 1981 bail-jumping charge after he walked out of his own trial, sailed a boat to the Bahamas, and caught a plane to extradition- ... More >>
Every man and his dog has some kind of at home hangover remedy: greasy food, bananas, coffee, ceviche, aspirin, whatever. Some actually help. Others ease the pain. The rest do nothing.Whatever the case, we've decided to look up some of the weirder options. Hopefully, you won't have to test them out. ... More >>
The earth didn't move nor did the seas part. But the idea that President Obama's supporters see the man as the Second Coming was never much more than a lie put forth by his enemies. The Obamanauts may be fervent, but what they see is the right man for the job. And the 6,000 souls who stood hours in ... More >>
As I approached, he was leaning back on the lounge; plush Indian tapestries and lanterns hanging over head. He looked at me with eager anticipation.I got down on one knee, and he leaned forward, mouth slightly agape. I slowly reached out toward his mouth and stuck it in. I had just spoon-fed my firs ... More >>
As far as mash-ups go, this is one for the books. Johnny Damon -- the former long-haired, free-rocking, super-awesome Boston Red Sox outfielder turned short-haired, lame-o Yankee turned Cleveland Indian, ugh, Cleveland -- has decided to donate a bunch of money through h ... More >>
The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact released a lengthy draft plan intended to make sure South Florida doesn't become some real-life mashup of Mad Max and WaterWorld when sea levels start to rise courtesy of climate change. The Compact -- a gang of county representatives from Brow ... More >>
JoinRick, via FlickrLetter sent to Rep. Allen West of Florida's 22nd District. Awaiting response. Col. West:Greetings. My name is Brandon K. Thorp, and I covered the last month of your campaign for New Times. As you know, I think that you are a disingenuous and bloodthirsty man and that you have ... More >>
Finnish tourist boardDespite rumors that Bojangles, North Carolina's fast-food underdog, was finally rolling out their revolutionary reindeer nuggets this month, that has not come to pass.However, other restaurants are disregarding convention (and the cries of children) as they opt to roast Rudol ... More >>
Construction permits on new gingerbread homes are not issued until the first week in December, after which the confectionary edifices spring up everywhere. Gingerbread houses were first built in Germany, Scandinavia, and Russia, and popularized in the 17th and 18th centuries. Gingerbread me ... More >>
For the past week, Sen. George LeMieux has been obsessed with skimmers. So obsessed that he's found one to match his salmon tie, as you can see above. Recently, Politifact.com busted out its bullshit detector and put LeMieux's claims to the test.
People wonder about what kind of strange and awful mind is behind WSFL's new morning show. Well, it's been here all along. The Pulp has been publishing Tribune Innovation Chief Lee Abrams' "think pieces" for months. I'm not going to expend the brain power right now to try to ... More >>
Everlasting Moments looks great, but it's ultimately a missed photo op.
In his latest think piece, Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams describes the transformation of the company's national cable channel, WGN, into "WGN-America." "WHY 'AMERICA'? Because there's more to life than Hollywood and Manhattan," Abrams writes. "The channel will speak to Mi ... More >>
Tech-house's minimal master blaster.
One of the best things about South Florida has got to be the wide array of music available to dance to on any given night. Forget "open format," whatever that really means. Sometimes the best is music is true to its roots -- a specific genre, done up right by a DJ fully devoted to a singular cause. ... More >>
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Don't Believe the Claptrap
Jeez, can we just embrace the electric car already?
120 Days (Vice/Atlantic)
Thor the Rock Warrior brings us the greatest show on Earth
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Declaring emo dead, rocking the vote with the power of pad thai
That Sweden is so hot right now!
Oslo City (Gearhead)
104.1-FM The Boss maintains radio silence
Behind the Music (Universal/Republic)
A Tribute to Turbonegro: Alpha Motherfuckers (Hopeless Records)
Until now the only place to See Venus has been on the Web, where its brand of multilayered pop has already gone global