Late last week, the gang over at Gawker channeled a vitriol that's distinct to New York: subway hate. Well, here in South Florida, we may not have any subways, but we sure as hell have a lot of hate. And most of it is home to I-95 -- where everything good and holy in the universe comes to die.
The Florida Highway Patrol released the identities of the four victims killed in a horrific traffic accident yesterday that's roiled the region. Two of the victims were affiliated with the United States Navy. Dennis Ortiz, 31, of California; Albertson, 31, and Kristina Almase, 26, of the U.S. Navy; ... More >>
Updated, 10:24 a.m."We assumed there were four people killed, but we just don't know how many people were in the van," said Joe Sanchez, spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol, referring to a terrifying accident that has rocked the region this morning. "It was that bad of an accident." Sanchez ... More >>
On a recent overcast day in downtown Fort Lauderdale, a cluster of reporters watched a tanned blond man sashay into the federal courthouse dressed like the Joker: orange pants, purple socks, red pocket square, and a Technicolored iPhone in his hand. Murmurs immediately. "Who's that?" one reporter ... More >>
Broward Sheriff's Office Lt. Eric Wright turned himself in on Friday on charges of fraud and 14 counts of grand theft after he was accused of working side jobs while he was technically on duty as a supervisor at least ten times between August 2010 and May 2011.In addition to working only fractions o ... 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 >>
facebook.comRick Scott's selling point to the mayor of Toronto was his boots.‚ÄčGov. Rick Scott has shown us he can kill 4,500 jobs with the stroke of a pen, but sending him to Canada for a week on a "trade mission" to bring jobs back to Florida didn't go so hot.Scott's camp says he and his delegati ... More >>
This was not the Crime of the Century: It was three young men in a stolen car who had plans to cruise the west suburbs of Broward County looking for stuff they could steal, then sell. So was it really necessary for police to chase the bad guys at speeds of over 90 mph on I-75?You can check out the v ... More >>
Like many nonprofits that depend on government funding, the Florida Association of Healthy Start Coalitions is facing cuts. The organization that focuses on prenatal and infant health may have 22 percent trimmed from its 2009 budget. Unlike other nonprofits, however, the organization has propo ... More >>
This tat expo features sounds besides buzzing needles
Madball (photo via the band's Myspace page)Beyond the unending, dentist-office-like whir of hundred of tattoo needles buzzing on and off, the Miami Tattoo Expo will feature another soundtrack -- an impressive lineup of local and national musical acts. While other South Florida tattoo conventions h ... More >>
Rappers from this region stepped up their game exponentially, and the entire country responded
To hell with the economy! South Florida's lawless exotic-rental-car industry keeps rolling.
Is Miami rapper Punchanello punching out?
Black Chiney takes mash-ups to a higher level
The Westboro Baptists have a message for South Florida
Here's a YouTube video of Lamar's rant during the UM-FIU football brawl. I got it from the Sun-Sentinel site, where the story is the most viewed of the day. It's also getting quite a few comments, where the hate-mongers have come out of the woodwork for this one. Here's some of readers' racist r ... More >>
Air traffic control, meet pirate hip-hop radio.
A $60 million park may bring Broward into the bigs of the world's second most popular sport
William Cordova blends hi-tech with lo-fi
On supercharged go-carts, kids risk their lives to race like the champions
KC spreads a little Sunshine on Sunday
The weekly paperís burden
Media attempts to find a face for terrorism -- and to fashion a response -- evoke George Orwell
When bad things happen, SoFla newspapers react. Sometimes they overreact.
The Opa-locka anthems of Iconz are going global
Take a tour of South Florida's best roots stash
Saving Private Smith
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