Santa Barbara, California has one. Phoenix, Arizona has one. And now South Florida, does too. What are we talking about? Tequila festivals, people. This past weekend witnessed the launch of the first annual South Florida Tequila Festival, which kicked off on Saturday, November 1, at Fort Lauderdal ... More >>
This past week has held big news on the gay marriage front for the state of Florida. Last Thursday, Circuit Judge Luis Garcia in the Florida Keys struck down the state ban of gay marriage, stating it violated the right to equal protection under the U.S. Constitution. He ordered the Monroe County Cl ... More >>
Despite the good news delivered by Chief Judge Luis Garcia this week, allowing gay couples like Aaron Huntsman and William "Lee" Jones to marry in Monroe County, the rest of Florida still awaits a similar day. Thanks to Skyy Vodka and, well, freedom, awareness is going to be raised for this cause ... More >>
The rhythmic beat of the cocktail shaker full of ice. The clink of glass bottles returning to the shelf. The fizz of a freshly poured drink. They're all sounds new to the Palm Beach County cocktail scene, where craft creations have been making more and more noise -- both in the news and at the bar. ... More >>
Featuring threesome seekers, cokehead judges, hockey dads from hell and, quite naturally, Greg Abbott.
Peanut butter and jelly; milk and cookies; bacon and eggs: some things are just better in a pair. We think tequila and summer need to be added to the list. What could possibly be better than sitting poolside with a margarita in hand? Our point, exactly. Since summer is now well under way -- okay, ... More >>
A quarter century ago, my old, good buddy Mike Lacey came to Miami and decided to start a weekly paper. He wanted to move here, but a mugger and a prudent wife convinced him cocaine-fueled Miami wasn't the place to raise a family.Today, Lacey bowed out. Along with his partner -- and another guy I co ... More >>
A federal inmate who has served 11 years on drug charges he says he didn't commit has convinced prosecutors to let him out of prison. Elroy Phillips refused to accept his fate after being sentenced to 30 years on charges of selling drugs to an undercover cop. He conducted records searches, hired a p ... More >>
Paul Castronovo is a talker. That's probably a given, considering he's made his living as a radio personality, known throughout South Florida as half of the "The Paul and Young Ron Morning Show." But this famous voice also loves to chat wine and food. His wine label, Castronovo Vineyards, is a fa ... More >>
There's not another person on the road. And sure, you see the "No Turn on Red" sign, but that's just a suggestion. So you go for it. Then, boom -- the back of your car is illuminated by the flash of a covert camera. Your stomach sinks knowing that a fine will soon be arriving in the mailbox.With ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe ArpaioMaricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff" -- is getting out of Arizona this weekend to be the headliner for the "Choose Liberty 2012" event, hosted by the Eastern Orlando Tea Party and the Koch brothers-funded American ... More >>
cynical-c.comI found it, guys. We can all go home now.Birther-ism apparently isn't dead, as Jerome Corsi -- head bullshitter of the Obama "fake birth certificate" movement -- has still found enough brain-dead people to believe that the president is a Muslim from Indonesia.In Arizona, Stephen Lemo ... More >>
It's amazing how people are trying to figure out Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner's political philosophy. He's a registered Republican, they say (hoax). He's a liberal pot smoker (according to a former classmate who didn't know him well). He's was predisposed to right ... More >>
Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was dissed by Russell Pearce over Prop 200's dismissal.
Russell Pearce and other illegal-immigration populists rely on misleading, right-wing reports to scapegoat immigrants and terrify penny-pinched Americans.
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone
flickr user: greencolanderSure is hot ...In an unabashed marketing ploy, the makers of Old Spice deodorant have ranked the Top 20 All-Time Sweatiest Cities. Phoenix, AZ took the top spot; Miami came in at number 7; and West Palm Beach placed at number 8. Old Spice number-crunchers say that "Ph ... More >>
Theory: Someone big and powerful at Forbes magazine -- maybe Steve Forbes himself? -- is feuding with some other big and powerful person who has condos to sell in Palm Beach County. And that is why Forbes magazine is beating the local economy to death with its vicious lists. At least that explanatio ... More >>
100,000 is one of those magic numbers. It's the summit of a classic Eighties game show. It's a milestone that reminds you to get that car tuned up. And if you're a state whose prison population has just reached that number, it means you're running out of room in the Big House, which in Florida's cas ... More >>
There's been a lot of controversy lately regarding the New Times' takeover of the Village Voice and the resulting carnage at the legendary weekly in New York. Blood has been spilled, great reporters have left or been fired, a lot of people are concerned. I don't pretend to understand what's happen ... More >>
There's more to Z-Trip than the mash-up phenomenon he helped launch