So last night didn't exactly go as planned. Thanks to some Globetrotter gymnastics on the part of Tony Parker, San Antonio took the lead in the NBA finals 1-0. Something certainly kick-started the old-ass Spurs on the court. It might have just been the fact that they were playing for all the marbles ... More >>
Radio "shock jock" Howard Stern has reportedly bought himself a mansion in Palm Beach, according to Gossip Extra. Someone purchased the lavish oceanfront home on 601 N. County Road for a whopping $52-million, according to sales records. And that someone is apparently Stern and his wife Beth Ostros ... More >>
Marco Rubio is about to go all-in on being The Guy For The GOPers in 2016, more so than he already is The Guy For The GOPers in 2016. And he's doing it via the thorny immigration reform policy which, just like every other damn thing in Washington, has split the parties asunder. According to Politi ... More >>
The local personalities, egos, and public figures who swung through the news cycle this week, ranked by New Times' crack research department using a highly scientific algorithm (i.e., charting where all those 18 shell casings fell on Las Olas, then comparing with a map of the zodiac).
Pill-poppin' conservative blowfish blowhard Rush Limbaugh, like all the other GOPers in the past few days, is seriously butthurt over Barack Obama's resounding reelection this past Tuesday. In rummaging through the Conservetard devastation handed to them (they couldn't win Ohio or Florida... nut-ja ... More >>
To say the web bridges worlds together seamlessly through invisible streams of data would be a gross understatement. In any case, New Times is well aware of the importance of the web, and we're celebrating with our first South Florida Web Awards. We've scoured the internet in search of the best of ... More >>
Radio blowfish blowhard Rush Limbaugh opened his face hole again and said that it's pretty friggin obvious that Mitt Romney is going to win the election tonight. And not just win it, but win it by a landslide! Despite every single poll showing a tight race, Romney's actually going to win this thing ... More >>
Elton John is the owner of six Grammy awards, has a net worth of $320 million, and despite his extensive history with drug abuse and his unabashed honesty when it comes to pop culture, he remains an inspirational figure in music.The legend transgressed from a young man, yearning for a simple song ... More >>
Assuming Allen West fanboy and Rush Limbaugh-wannabe Mark Levin actually had any marbles to lose before he went on an on-air rant last week may be a bit of a stretch, although it does appear he successfully got that brick through his digestive system.Who's Mark Levin? In short, some guy.The longe ... More >>
Flickr user: NatalieMaynorWe don't need no fresh veggies. Green markets, with their mountains of fresh veggies and artisan bread, have long been the yuppie alternative to slumming it with the wilted lettuce at Publix. But in the Town of Palm Beach, where the millionaires roam, fresh kale and orga ... More >>
My dog, Charlie, tired after a very long journey here. Two months ago, at the edge of a gentrifying area in Washington, D.C., I was sitting with some food-writer friends at Death Metal Cocktail Night in a very dark, very loud bar in a former garage called American Ice Company, sampling ominous ... More >>
Don't Rush to Get Limbaugh's TeaUnder normal circumstances, you should probably avoid putting anything Rush Limbaugh related in your mouth. But the conservative firebrand did recently release a Paul Revere-themed beverage, Two If By Tea, so Clean Plate Charlie decided to risk life, limb, and sani ... More >>
This week, political junkies made much of Sen. Marco Rubio's sudden re-emergence in the national media after three months of almost total silence. Some people -- by which I mean "I" -- thought Rubio's invisibility was a sign that his celebrity had ebbed -- that he'd permanently ceded star power t ... More >>
Kicking off a rather flabby and blabby column, fashion expert and style columnist Simon Doonan announced in Slate this week that he spied some famous folks enjoying a holiday dinner at Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach. "A shocking and riveting tableau" he called it. Riveting, maybe. Shocking, ... More >>
UPDATE: That was fast. Kaufman announced today she has declined the chief of staff post, after a threat emailed to her radio station led to a lockdown of Broward County schools. New Times columnist Bob Norman has the scoop.Flickr: ValentinaLWeisKaufman and West will make history together.Joyce Ka ... More >>
GOP candidate for governor Rick Scott released this pretty snazzy new website on Friday: It's a property tax calculator that figures out a Floridian's tax if Scott gets elected versus Democratic opponent Alex Sink. There's just one problem with his site: It ignores the Florida Constitution.Scott' ... More >>
Clearly, Elton John's not as desperate for attention as American Idol contestants.In the same summer that Elton John accepted an invitation -- and $1 million -- to perform at the Palm Beach wedding of Rush Limbaugh, he is refusing to entertain far more generous offers to judge the performances of ... More >>
Flickr: Broward Democratic PartyAs long as he's the chairman, Democrats have to laugh at Ceasar's jokes.Mitch Ceasar, clown dictator of the Broward County Democratic Party, has lent his not-considerable wit to a column for today's edition of the Huffington Post. Since your time is valuable (and m ... More >>
The hatch, the polar bear, the glowing cave, the smoke monster, the eternal battle for the soul of man, the perpetual five-o'clock shadows. It all ends tonight. Unless you've been (John) Locked in a closet for the better part of the decade, this cryptic, enigmatic television show-turned-cultural ... More >>
Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeJohn Goodman, the multimillionaire founder of the International Polo Club in Wellington, was booked into the Palm Beach County jail early this morning, charged with DUI and vehicular homicide.His arrest comes three months after Goodman allegedly plowed his Bentle ... More >>
Stormfront's Derek Black jumps into the talk radio fray.Joining a list of decidedly eccentric squawk radio hosts in South Florida -- from both the right and left -- including Joyce Kaufman, Dick Farrel, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Foley, and Randi Rhodes, Stormfront's poster boy, Derek Black, is n ... More >>
Chef Ron Duprat poses with Michelle Bernstein.These past few days have probably been tough for Ron Duprat, executive chef at Hollywood Beach Marriott's Latitudes Beach Cafe, former Top Chef contestant, and Black Culinarian Alliance chairperson, now that his homeland is a mess of rubble. But image ... More >>
FlickrRubioIt's a scary thought, but that's exactly the headline New York Times Magazine chose for its massive piece on the race between Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist.As a portrait of Crist, it's masterful. The governor's obsequious way of talking about "the people" who elected him governor. His ... More >>
Flickr: Jerod HarrisTucker MaxGawker may be a Manhattan media website, but you just knew that their Douchebag of the Decade contest would have to reach toward Florida, which (Let's just admit it, OK?) is Douchebag Ground Zero.The poll launched (or re-launched, I suppose) last week, started auspic ... More >>
That's video from August 29, when Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis climbed in the ring with NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor. Considering that LT could have crushed Ortis' skull with one swing, I suppose we shouldn't be surprised that the rolly-polly mayor is an advocate of civility and g ... More >>
flickr.comCNN's loss is probably NOT Florida's gain.This week Lou Dobbs the last of the original CNN anchors, announced he was leaving the station and ending his show on that network to "go beyond the role here at CNN" and "engage in constructive problem solving."While this could mean many things ... More >>
John LinnPink elephants dance in your brain.Unrepentant beer drinkers, rejoice! Each week, Clean Plate Charlie will select one craft or import beer and give you the lowdown on it: How does it taste? What should you drink it with? Where can you find it? But mostly, it's all about the love of the b ... More >>
When Gloria Estefan made the deal with Stephen M. Ross to become a minority owner in the Miami Dolphins in June, the terms of the deal were not released. Anyone who watched ESPN this weekend, though, saw video proof of the price Ms. Estefan paid to play the game, so to speak. Above is footage ... More >>
In a clip that has been making the rounds on blogs as well as on cable news networks, this week Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank responded to a protester who, carrying an Obama-as-Nazi poster, likened the president's health-care reform to Nazi policy. Besides failing to mention that Frank is&nbs ... More >>
National Collegiate Scouting AssociationLane Kiffin wants South Florida's 17-year-old boys.South Florida football players are a weird obsession for University of Tennessee Coach Lane Kiffin. In the last recruiting campaign, he sparked controversy -- then the kind of back-pedaling you'd prize in a ... More >>
Doesn't really look like Obama, but he smiles. And he's black(ish).After eight years of watching Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Michael Moore crack wise over the dunderheadedness of a Republican president, the arrival of a Democrat in the Oval Office means the Republican humorists get their turn.B ... More >>
Hey, Democratic donors of Florida! Guess how your political party has decided to spend some of your hard-earned donations? If you guessed "Buy a Florida billboard with which to cast aspersions at Rush Limbaugh," then you are psychic, or merely a reader of Wonkette.Here is the Democratic Party web pa ... More >>
Hey, South Florida, I know a six-foot-five, 230-pound troubled wide receiver who needs a hug. Come on. By South Florida troublemaker standards, Plaxico Burress is a pussycat. Can we keep him? Huh, can we? There aren't too many places with open arms for the big guy these days. On top of the felo ... More >>
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