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    September 1, 2014

    Shark Attacks Boca Raton Girl in Waist-Deep Water Off New Smyrna Beach

    A 13-year-old girl was bitten by a shark as she swam in waist-deep water off New Smyrna Beach in Volusia County on Sunday. The girl, Alexandra Masterson, was bodysurfing around 4:40 Sunday afternoon when she felt something hit her in the leg. It wasn't until she was carried out of the water that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Florida Men Who Cannonballed Onto Manatees and Posted It on YouTube Sentenced

    Last May, we told you about a couple of Cocoa Beach dudes who decided it would not only be a good idea to cannonball themselves onto a manatee and her calf but also to post it on YouTube. Now, a little over a year later, those manatees are getting justice! The two men, Taylor Blake Martin, and Set ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Blackfish Producer to Be Honored by PETA at Sublime Vegan Restaurant

    Manny Oteyza, best-known as the producer of the documentary Blackfish that was watched by more than 21 million people on CNN, will be honored by Fort Lauderdale philanthropist and restaurateur Nanci Alexander at her Fort Lauderdale gourmet vegan hot spot Sublime Restaurant & Bar this weekend. Fre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Miami Dolphins Offering Trips to SeaWorld as Part of Season Ticket Package

    The Miami Dolphins suck. And because they suck, they've had a hard time selling season tickets to the masses who refuse to pay big bucks to a perpetually mediocre team with no real direction or hope. They've pissed off a lot of people with the way they run their organization. So, to get people to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2013

    The Ten Most Annoying Facebook Users

    With the passing of another year comes those requisite year-end lists. The top records of the year, as discerned by some fresh-out-of -college kid in his parent's basement, or the year's best books culled by a puffed up out-of-touch critic high-browing life in his Upper West Side apartment . Blah bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    Heart Cancels SeaWorld Concert

    It looks like Heart is the latest act to drop out of SeaWorld's Bands, Brew & Barbecue music fest as a protest for the way the park allegedly treats orcas. The Barenaked Ladies was the first band to cancel on SeaWorld; then came Willie Nelson. Now, Heart is in on the Orca rights action. The classi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Howard Stern: "What Kind of Idiot Goes to SeaWorld Anyway?"

    Last week, we told you about how SeaWorld has come under fire, especially since trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by a killer whale in Orlando in 2010. SeaWorld was fined by the Labor Department and ordered not to let trainers in the water with the animals -- a ruling SeaWorld is appealing. In the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    SeaWorld Facing Huge Backlash After Blackfish Documentary Airs

    In the past few years, two trainers have been killed by orcas at SeaWorld, leading to news headlines, federal hearings, and a growing awareness that hey, maybe it's not such a good idea to keep giant wild animals in tiny tanks and treat them as slaves for our entertainment. This summer came the re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    George Zimmerman in Custody After Altercation With Gun UPDATE

    Update: Audio of Shellie Zimmerman's 911 call has been released. You can listen to it here. "He's in his car and he continually has his hand on his gun and keeps saying step closer," Shellie says. "He's just threatening all of us." Shellie also adds that Zimmerman puncher her father. "I don't kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Florida Woman Strips on Public Bus, Gets Arrested at Next Stop UPDATE

    So, an Orlando woman was riding on a public Lynx bus when she apparently decided being on a public bus was a good time as any to go ahead and put on a strip show. Thirty-three year old Longwood resident Rosetta Jackson (Ms. Jackson, if you're nasty?), was riding on the Lynx Wednesday night when she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Florida Man Climbs Into Starbucks Drive-Thru Window To Rob Store

    Robbers and hold-up men live fast go-go lifestyles like the rest of us. Just like you, they need a more convenient means in which to get their work done, living in our 24-hour social media get-after it world. Take Anthony Williams of Orlando, for example. Instead of parking his car, getting out, an ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013
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    June 11, 2013

    New, Anti-Gay Boy Scout Splinter Group Is Taking Suggestions for Names

    Some say there really is no theory of evolution, just a list of creatures Chuck Norris allowed to live. Yet when the Boy Scouts voted last week to allow gay scouts in the organization, it proved that Norris -- in real life, an outspoken conservative who has advocated the exclusion of gay kids -- c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Activists Rally Against Koch Brothers Sun-Sentinel Sale; Say No to "Koch Problem"

    See South Florida? We knew underneath all that sun-soaked apathy and cosmetic work you had some dormant activist ire. Last week, we clued you in on the protests breaking out around the country against the possible sale of the Tribune Co.'s fleet of top-quality news sources. Demonstrations were hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Cops Give Sexual Assault Victims Pamphlets With Sex Line Number on Them

    Apparently Lake County Sheriff's deputies wanted to help victims of sexual assault and domestic violence by handing out fliers and pamphlets with an 800 number to call in case they needed to talk to someone. And that someone apparently is America's hottest sex-talk hotline! "Welcome to America's h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Florida Man Has Penis Bitten by Escort

    An Orlando-area man looking for a date met an alleged prostitute on backpage.com Tuesday night. The man then did the classy thing and took the prostitute to Applebee's for dinner before heading off to the Crestwood Suites Hotel. See also: -Florida Man Has Penis Sliced Off in Temp-Job Accident But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Florida Man Has Penis Sliced Off in Temp-Job Accident

    Here's reason number 342 why getting work through a temp agency sucks: having your pecker and balls sliced off by a foam-cutting machine. (On a related note, this is reason number one why working at a foam-cutting factory sucks.) Edgardo Toucet is suing Spartan Staffing in Hillsborough County Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Orlando Company Wants to Purchase Mangos Restaurant and Lounge on Las Olas

    Mangos Restaurant and Lounge, the iconic island-style restaurant and lounge on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, may be in the process of being bought out by Big Three Restaurants Inc. The Orlando corporation is in the business of owning and operating franchise restaurants. Big Three is an ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    The Tipsy Boar In Hollywood: A First Look

    In the gastropub world, a porky nod in the title tends to elicit feelings of excitement: The Ravenous Pig in Orlando, The Purple Pig in Chicago, Noble Pig Sandwiches in Austin, you get the picture. Hollywood just received it's newest porcine-inspired gastropub: The Tipsy Boar.The new spot, which ope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Rick Scott Aide Shuts Down RedBroward, Blogger Claims [UPDATED]

    Anyone making the rounds through Broward County's political blogosphere earlier this week might have found an unexpected detour waiting for them over at RedBroward.com. Instead of the site's usual serving of GOP insider gossip and thought, browsers redirected here, to a gloomy bit of existential boi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    The Night Owl Boca is Now Open: New Bar Caters to FAU Students and Fans

    Boca's reputation as a place for old rich people to live out their final days on gated golf courses makes it easy to forget that the city is home to a major university. And wherever there are college kids, there's a thirst for cheap beer and plenty of it. Enter the Night Owl Boca, a sporty bar that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza Hosts Craft Beer Tasting Dinner this Wednesday

    While burgers go rather deliciously with beer, we sometimes get dreamy and wonder how our cold ones might go with some fancier alternatives. While the standard Italian meal typically includes wine with those pasta and marinara dishes, it might be radical to mix toss the carafe and bring in some brew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    A Professional Tailgater? Jeff Dockeray On Best Tailgaiting Products and How Florida Can Up Its Game

    The last time Jeff Dockeray was in South Florida, he watched his prized New Orleans Saints win the Super Bowl in 2009. While Doc, as he likes to be called, basks in the glory of his team winning the most important football game ever, he also remembers the tailgaters.  "There isn't a lot of spac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Voodoo Explanation Gets Off Woman Accused of Threatening Federal Employee

    A woman was accused of making threats against a federal employee during a recorded phone call. But, it turns out, it was all just a big misunderstanding, and she was just trying to figure out who put a voodoo curse on her husband. And the judge bought it. Hooray, voodoo!

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival 2012: LeCirque, Food Trucks, Celebrity Chefs

    The Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival is still months away, but after a conversation with event organizer, David Sabin, we're looking forward to the day tickets go on sale.The festival, scheduled for December 7 to 11, is already attracting quite a list of celebrity chefs scheduled to appear at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Florida A&M University President Resigns Over Robert Champion Hazing Scandal

    On the same day that the parents of a student killed in a marching band hazing session filed a lawsuit against Florida A&M University, its president, James Ammons, has resigned, according to the Associated Press. The move comes a month after the university's board of trustees passed a vote of no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Born in the USA: Domestic Craft Beer Pairings for July Fourth

    On Independence Day people are going to be taking to their beaches and backyards to enjoy a day with friends and family and celebrate our nation's birthday. Two of the best July fourth traditions are barbecues and fireworks. You're going to want a few cold ones to go with your burgers and sparklers. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Biergarten Boca Raton Introduces New German Brunch this Sunday, April 1

    ​Ditmar Perner, a manager at Biergarten Boca Raton, has been champing at the bit to host an authentic German brunch -- or, Frühschoppen -- for nearly three months. Sunday, April 1, will mark the inaugural run, he said: "No joke."The brunch is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with seats available on a first come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Occupy Is Dead. Long Live Occupy! Or, How Homeless Phobia Is Marginalizing Everything

    ​Happy new year! You may remember one of the more original social phenomena of 2011. It was called "the Occupy movement." A couple of guys got together and put out a call through Adbusters magazine for disenfranchised folks to sit around and draw attention to the highfalutin few who systematically ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Alan Grayson Goes to Bat for Occupy Wall Street (Video)

    ​Now that former Orlando Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson is trying to win his old congressional seat back, he took a pretty good shot at making himself relevant again on Friday by coming out in defense of the Occupy Wall Street protests.On HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher, Grayson gave an explanation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Fort Lauderdale Named the Second-Happiest City for Young Professionals

    via Wikimedia CommonsIf you're a young professional, you're allegedly happy here.​If you're a young professional in Fort Lauderdale, you probably don't hate your life -- at least according to research done by a company called Career Bliss.The company took surveys from a few thousand so-called youn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2011

    Ignite FTL at the Collide Factory Brings Worldwide Conference to Fort Lauderdale

    Setting the stage. In the background, a 40-foot mural-covered container, which will become a recording studio.​It was nine o'clock on a Thursday night in Fort Lauderdale, where the railroad tracks cross Sistrunk Boulevard and warehouses sit dark and empty, surrounded by chain-link fences, at the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    She's Baaa-aaack (Again)

    Seminole County Sheriff's Office ​The most notorious soccer mom in Broward County history has been arrested again, this time in the Orlando area. Georgia Roberts, the self-described " mindboggling enigma human train wreck" who made the news here in 2003 when she was charged (and later ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2011

    Half Baked: Pre-Cooked Eggs and Other Kitchen Secrets

    Photo by manthatcooks​Patty Canedo is a chef in Palm Beach and writes frequently about her kitchen exploits in this column, Half Baked. Witness the impossible: it's a random Friday night, and two chefs find themselves out to dinner...at dinner time. "Would you like to put your dinner orde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Happy Hour: B.B. King's Restaurant & Blues Club in West Palm Beach

    Photo by Erica K. Landau​The Place: B.B. King's Restaurant & Blues Club, 550 Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. Call 561-420-8600. The Hours: 3 to 7 p.m. every day. The Deal: Half-off drinks and appetizers. The Digs: With locations already in the two music capitals of Memphis and Nashville and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Doggie Bag: This Week in Charlie

    Make this butternut squash pizza at home using a cheap and easy pizza stone.​Kubo Asiatic Cuisine debuts in Palm Beach.The Beaujolais Nouvea Wine Festival takes place tonight at Gulstream Park.Want to celebrate Turkey Day without the work? Try these restaurants hosting special meals. [Broward/Dade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Casa Mia Makes Home in Jupiter

    ​A pair of local restaurant vets have opened their own Italian restaurant in Jupiter's Fisherman's Wharf Plaza.   Roberto Cavaliere, former owner of Ocean Grille in Palm Beach Gardens, and Stefano Paggetti, an alum of Jetty's in Jupiter and Galaxy Grille in Palm Beach, have joined forces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Is the New Times Best Of Curse Legit?

    The real question is what happened to this model? I hope she's OK.​Videogame fans are well familiar with the Madden Curse, the malady that befalls the cover athletes of EA Sports' hit football game, Madden NFL. Each year, the athletes that appear on the cover of Madden fall victim to inj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Notorious Swinger Tiger Woods Moving to Town

    Flickr: voguemarie​Not all the kinky rich guys in America live in Palm Beach County, but they will after Tiger Woods finalizes what looks like a permanent relocation from his scandal-tainted Orlando-area digs. Page2Live is reporting that Woods' business manager has bought a 7,000-square-foot home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Do Florida Democrats Have Nefarious Plans to Win Elections by Running Phony Tea Party Candidates?

    Flickr: pereiravilleTea party activists line up outside an town hall in Orlando to jeer Alan Grayson.​It sounds like the sort of diabolically genius plot that usually comes from Republicans, but there's reason to wonder whether Florida Democrats have conspired to put tea party candidates on ballo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Drunken Bliss at Cantina Laredo

    Riki Altman​Why we just had to get away during one of the busiest travel times of the year is anyone's guess, but somehow taking a road trip over Christmas seemed logical when we booked the hotel room in Orlando a few months ago. Granted, it was a fun getaway for a while, excepting the outlet mall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Siren Call: You're Attracted to a Lady in Uniform; She's Attracted to Drunk Drivers

    Photo: Boynton Beach Police Department​For single men who go to singles bars, then drink till they're charming: Opportunity knocks on the streets of Boynton Beach. Actually, that's not a knock so much as a... police siren? Those flashing lights must mean this one wants it bad. Was it your tricked- ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009
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    April 8, 2009

    D-Wade "Belly-Flopped" in Heat Loss

    "He belly-flopped and falled down and lost the ball. And then he complained too much." The sweet, simple words of an adorable girl. I couldn't have described the end of last night's Heat overtime loss to New Orleans any better. Well, yeah, I could have. (I type pretty sometimes.) But I don't ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Lil Wayne Wears a Lil Wade, Aids in Heat Win

    It is officially a fashion trend. Since he took a Juwan Howard elbow to the face earlier this month and needed six stitches, the ever-stylish Dwyane Wade has been brandishing a series of personalized Band-Aid-like adhesive bandages (not to be confused with Band-Aids, pictured here) under his le ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2008

    Who Says Romance is Dead?

    It’s seeping in its own juices at Bathhouse: The Musical

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2008
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    November 6, 2006

    This One's For The Kuech

    Dude Was A Football Player This from Armando Salguro's story in the Miami Herald on the Dolphins' inspired beat-down on previously undefeated Chicago: "There's no telling how folks such as former Dolphins guard Bob Kuechenberg likes Taylor now. After telling the Chicago Tribune that Saban shoul ... More >>

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