In 2007, 15-year-old Amber White was parasailing in Pompano Beach with her sister when winds picked up, the tow line broke, and White slammed into a building and died. Last year, 17-year-old Alexis Fairchild was parasailing in Panama City when again winds picked up, the line snapped, and she and her ... More >>
Before we begin, why don't you cue this one up. Now, there we go. So last week was the big lead-up to Super Bowl Sunday, and just about every piece of the cultural machine was calibrated in some way toward the Denver-Seattle head-to-head. Of course, this includes the political realm, where no on ... More >>
South Florida is known for ample sunshine, beautiful people, heavy drinking, mile upon mile of beautiful beaches, and one of the most extensive systems of inland canals in the world. There's a reason so many of our residents rarely wear clothes. As much as most of us like to spend our free time dr ... More >>
You spoke, we listened. Back by popular demand, welcome to this week's Mug-Shot Monday, a longstanding franchise focusing on the week's most eye-catching mugs from South Florida's tat heads, tough guys, derp faces, and femmes fatale.
Last week, two inmates were able to escape the Florida prison system by having some papers forged that allowed them early release. And while the two men were eventually caught, authorities have found themselves with a kind of conundrum: These aren't the only guys trying to get out of prison using t ... More >>
Traffic on Florida's highways can be a pain in the ass. What with all the bad drivers, the poor weather, the congested lanes and things falling from the sky and exploding on the road. A drone that flew out of Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City crashed into US 98 on Thursday morning. The crash c ... More >>
Over the past few years there has been a profusion of interest in mid-century tiki culture. And hey, it works for us. With our abundance of palm trees, beaches, and mid-century, South Pacific-themed spots, the trend definitely helps South Florida's tourism industry. With this weekend's grand tiki- ... More >>
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Frankenfish has been swimming its way closer to your dinner plate for quite some time now. While you were recovering from your post-holiday hangover or taking advantage of major savings on that flat-screen TV on December 26, the FDA concluded that Frankenfish -- i.e., AquaBounty Technologies' AquaAd ... More >>
There's a reason Fort Lauderdale is host to one of the largest boat shows in the world. With over 300 miles of navigable inland waterways, Greater Fort Lauderdale is known as the Venice of America.A lot of the region's land space is taken up by multimillion dollar waterfront McMansions with 100-foot ... More >>
The Bill Nelson-Connie Mack race is pretty much America's most closely watched Senate race. And now incumbent Nelson -- the Democrat -- and Mack -- the Republican -- have agreed to the only confirmed statewide televised debate on October 17. The showdown will take place at Nova Southeastern Univers ... More >>
According to multiple sources reporting to Politico, Republican Florida Rep. Steve Southerland, Panama City, went to Israel on a fact-finding mission last year with a bunch of GOP freshmen congressmen and then went swimming while others went skinny dipping at the place Jesus supposedly walked on wat ... More >>
Ten relatively obscure species found in the Sunshine State have landed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a legal tussle.The black rail, the Georgia blind salamander, a siltsnail, and the purple skimmer are among the animals that Fish and Wildlife has failed to adequately protect, accor ... More >>
Oceana Coffee debuted last week in Tequesta, one of the only local roasters in the area. It's the brick-and-mortar result of three years of work for Amy and Scott Angelo, who spent time tasting beans, learning sourcing, experimenting with roasters, and building the cash to start the shop. The cou ... More >>
jumponmarkslist.comThe outside of Dapur is smoker-friendly. Retro-chrome and vinyl bar tables frame one side of the entrance, a fountain with greenery on the other. Papery chandeliers light the mood: all this before a diner even opens the door. Inside, speakers that would dwarf a child& ... More >>
Florida Governor's OfficeSlick Rick catches his own BP Special.On the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster that spilled 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, Gov. Rick Scott celebrated by going fishing.Sounds strange, but Slick Rick didn't have much choice. He favors ... More >>
In a recent survey of the most dangerous spring break destinations in the country, Fort Lauderdale -- birthplace of the modern spring break -- didn't even crack the top ten. West Palm Beach ranked fifth and Miami was tenth. The survey, conducted by the website lawyer website avvo.com, looked at c ... More >>
Michael McElroy for New TimesAndy and Todd Bludworth-McNeill, the subjects of this week's feature article.This week's cover story features a South Florida same-sex couple who traveled to Panama to start a family through surrogacy. They chose Central America because Florida surrogacy laws require ... More >>
via knowabouthealth.comThis week's cover story about a gay couple who had twins through surrogacy in Panama raises ethical questions inherent to the surrogacy process. Though the couple in the New Times feature took every precaution imaginable to ensure that agreements with their egg donor and su ... More >>
This is the video from the school board shooting in Panama City. It's chilling to the bone, but one question stands out: Why didn't security guards knock this homicidal idiot off before he got off so many shots? (Gimmesamore in the comments says the guard is a hero and for the record ... More >>
flickr.comThough certain Florida politicians would have you believe they are dutifully "protecting" marriage with laws preventing gay people from legally marrying, a new list of America's 50 Divorce Capitals has more cities from the Sunshine State than anywhere else.The website, The Daily Beast, ... More >>
flickr.comA greyhound that raced frequently at the Palm Beach Kennel Club over the last two years tested positive for cocaine at least once while racing in South Florida.The dog, a 70-pound black male named Tempo Super Stud, raced in 12 races in Palm Beach between August 2008 and September 2009, ... More >>
Protestors at last night's forum It's not unusual for politicians to want to hide controversial details of their lives: adulterous affairs, DUI arrests, bankruptcies. Leave to the reliably kooky city of Lake Worth to have this week's most interesting political scandal: rivals of mayoral can ... More >>
Skip Key West and the Caribbean; fruity drinks and shirtless sunbathers are right here at Rehab Sundays.
When Manu Chao released his landmark album, Clandestino, in 1998, it was regarded as an instant classic by most people who heard it. The 16-track disc was a funky underground pop album aimed right at the cultural left (and bourgeois right) of Spain, France, South America and Mexico all at once. Bet ... More >>
The DEA's "Twin Oceans" hooked a big fish, but can they reel it in?
In Guillermo Trujillo's paintings, there's magic at work, merging the land and the people who inhabit it
Want it? McCormick & Schmick's can get it.
If only They Might Be Giants would do a tune about South Florida
Saeed Younan shakes off the Ibiza sound and stakes out his own ground
Team America takes no prisoners and spares no swear words
With bigger pots at stake in the track poker rooms, the workaday pros are lining up to get in
Warriors Boxing continues to bash heads in SoFla
Kids explore the continents without leaving their neighborhoods
MoA's Central American show leaves you hungry for more
Super Saver Supermarket
"Frogs! (The Un-Toad Story)" is on view at the South Florida Science Museum
The NRG 2000 East Coast Summer Tour