Florida is one of 17 states where some parents are deciding to keep their children home from school today to protest Common Core standards -- a set of national standards that were developed to give all states common goals and benchmarks. "November 18th is being touted as "DON'T SEND YOUR CHILD TO ... More >>
Friday's here, so it's time for beer. Every Friday, so long as the creek don't rise, this beer enthusiast will take a look at a Florida beer that, hopefully, should be readily available in a local shop or on tap at your favorite bar. When a beer is sold in a 4-pack, one can extrapolate a few thing ... More >>
Ex-crackhead Rep. Darryl Rouson, who sponsored the bill that eventually became the "bong ban" law on Monday, is unhappy about how watered down it turned out to be, when all was said and done. Rouson believes that The Pot is a gateway drug to things like The Crack. Therefore, he worked diligently fo ... More >>
Friday's here, so it's time for beer. Every Friday, so long as the creek don't rise, this beer enthusiast will take a look at a Florida beer that, hopefully, should be readily available in a local shop or on tap at your favorite bar. Contemplation; the work of both monks and beer drinkers alike. W ... More >>
Bad news, potheads. The House voted 112-3 on a bill that bans the sale bongs and pipes that could be used to smoke marijuana. Ex-crackhead Rep. Darryl Rouson believes that The Pot is a gateway drug to things like The Crack. Therefore, he sponsored the bill to ban all bongs, glass bowls, roach clips ... More >>
Yesterday, the Sun Sentinel ran a front page feature story on Larry Lawton, a local celebrity jewel thief selling his tale of criminality and incarceration in a new book called Gangster Redemption, but left out just one key fact. Larry Lawton just wants to masturbate in prison in peace.
If you've ever had food poisoning, you'll know, it feels like death. And no, we're not talking about that time you told you boss you had food poisoning when you were really covering up a bad hangover. Nice try.Some forms of food-borne pathogens are much worse than others: Salmonella, E. coli, Lister ... More >>
Will Hurricane Sandy crash (and/or destroy) your Halloween party this weekend? That remains to be seen, but if you've got weekend plans anywhere in South Florida, it would pay to call ahead to ensure everything is proceeding as planned, as some organizers may pull the plug on events if conditions wo ... More >>
Last month's New Times Pairings brought an opportunity to sample an abundance of tasty food and drink from around South Florida. Among the liquid offerings was something of a "sneak peek" of Hatuey beer, a new "old" favorite. Though the brand was born in 1914 in Cuba and introduced to the U.S. in ... More >>
On Monday morning, while most of you were sucking down coffees and lamenting the Miami Heat's near comeback, Hector Picard, a double-arm amputee, set out for a 103-mile bike ride from North Carolina to somewhere in Virginia. A few weeks back, we told you about Picard, a loca ... More >>
slashfoodGet Crafty: Craft booze is booming, according to Good Magazine, as a result of the recession: "The Second Great Depression has been just as effective as the first at driving Americans into the soothing arms of a strong drink. Only this time around, our options for getting tanked are a lo ... More >>
newamericatoday.comYou -- picnic.GOP presidential candidate Sen. Rick "I want to go to war with China" Santorum will be joining Reps. Allen West and Tom Rooney for a cute little picnic this weekend sponsored by the Republican Party of Palm Beach County.Santorum's appearance at the "GOP Family Pic ... More >>
Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeCliff ReynoldsCliff W. Reynolds -- who went by "peter_rabbit57" in Yahoo! chat rooms -- spent about five months talking dirty and sending kiddie porn to an undercover Boynton Beach cop over the web.That kiddie porn part is why Reynolds was sentenced yesterday to ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott has been proudly touting that Florida has created the second-most jobs in the country (behind Texas) since he took office, but here's what he won't tell you: Those new jobs suck.More specifically, since the governor took office in January, Florida workers have had lower hourly wag ... More >>
Summer's in full swing and that means the kids are driving you crazy vacation, vacation, vacation! Ditch the tired Caribbean and load up the car for a Southern BBQ trip, where the adventure lies in the journey as much as the destination.
Flickr/Abllo Trenta-Size me!From spring break movies of the '50s and '60s to the Winter Music Conference, South Florida has a party-all-night reputation. Unfortunately, most of us also have a work-all-day job to go to. How can we mere mortals enjoy all the restaurants, concerts, clubs, and ... More >>
Brandie may be put to death if Gov. Crist doesn't step in.Justin Lamar Dillard lost an old-school shootout back on November 10. That's when Dillard pulled a gun on the front yard of an apartment complex in Greer, South Carolina. Rusty Jones, one of the complex's residents, drew his own handgun an ... More >>
Tom Moench, owner of Orange Blossom Pilsner, poses with his brew.Check out the package on a shiny new six pack of Orange Blossom Pilsner -- which hit stores in South Florida last month -- and you'll find the company's prominently displayed tagline: "Florida's Honey Beer." It's so called, because ... More >>
It just happened. Florida has officially elected the man who oversaw the greatest Medicare fraud in U.S. history as its governor. You might think I would welcome this sort of thing. I remember when I covered the 2000 recount thinking at the end of it, after the U.S. Supreme Court gave t ... More >>
Carroll: Let's avoid those pesky federal laws.State Rep. Jennifer Carroll had a pretty radical idea during the Legislature's last session: What if Florida just ignored federal laws that don't come attached with funding? The idea is widely supported among tea party types. So the Jacksonville Repub ... More >>
Good luck getting onto a jury in the South if you're black. And if you're a black defendant, good luck challenging the fact that the prosecutor eliminated potential jurors just because of the color of their skin. Unless you live in Florida.The Sunshine State's laws aimed at protecting jurors from ... More >>
FlickrThey all hate taxes, so why can't all tea partiers love one another? This week has revealed divisions within the tea party activist community of South Florida, and in Central Florida the infighting has spilled into the courts, where an Orlando radio host is being accused of "hijacking" the ... More >>
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cThank You, South Carolina!www.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorSpinal Tap PerformanceApparently, Florida has disappointed the staff of Comedy Central's Daily Show with its failure to more consistently deliver bizarre and deep ... More >>
Jeopardy time. This black market product costs governments worldwide $50 billion every year, fuels Hezbollah, the PKK and other terrorist cells and runs on global crime syndicates and hundreds of underground factories in China and Eastern Europe.via Wikimedia CommonsHeroin, you say? Cocaine? Automa ... More >>
Flickr User: Frani FavoritesNeither side wants to admit it, but we South Floridians have something in common with philandering South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford: namely, a South Florida residence, however fleeting. A Fort Lauderdale native, Sanford prefers that voters in his current state regard him ... More >>
South Florida papers refer to John Patrick Fravel (pictured) as a "Coral Springs man," while to upstate New York papers, he's a "Salina man." In fact, the real Fravel appears to be a modern version of the carpetbagger: According to police, he finds a mark, fleeces him, then leaves town one step ahea ... More >>
Prosecutors have dropped battery charges against a guy after watching a surveillance video showing that cops bum-rushed the shit out of him. The tape, which shows officers grabbing and punching Josh Ortiz, reinforces the idea that I'd better say some really nice things about Fort Lauderdale co ... More >>
I recently came into possession of a half-dozen back issues of Esquire, a magazine somewhat obsessed with naming the best of this and the best of that. The food section is no exception -- three of the issues I thumbed through featured such listings. I took a tally to see how Miami fared: MARCH ISSU ... More >>
The good art floats to the top in FAU's regional show. The rest? Sinks to the bottom, silly.
Capsule reviews of current area art exhibitions.
A Deep South journey puts some meat on our bones.
Emery and Anberlin
History courses through the folk music of South Florida transplant Iron and Wine
More fun than an elbow in the eye
Who are you calling a lepidopteran?
FAU Men's Basketball
Tim Blake Nelson's new Othello seems to be a man out of time
"Haitian Celebration: South Florida Collects Haitian Art" and "A Sense of Place: Gullah Images" at the Coral Springs Museum of Art
The NRG 2000 East Coast Summer Tour