On Tuesday, news broke that the South Miami City Commission voted to have Florida split into two separate states, citing Tallahassee's lack of effort in doing something about the climate change threat. But now a former Ronald Reagan aide has taken that idea up a notch with a radical idea that could ... More >>
The sandwich. It's a glorious thing. And it feels like South Florida just can't get enough of it. In 2013, we offered our picks for the best sandwich shops in South Florida -- a near-futile endeavor that proved way too limited in scope. To make up for it, this year we've been on the hunt for the b ... More >>
As each wave of immigrants from different regions of the world landed on these shores, they brought with them their culture and cuisine. Many of the foods we consider to be American did not, in fact, originate in the Western Hemisphere. You've heard the saying "as American as apple pie." About tha ... More >>
Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, an upscale eatery specializing in gourmet burgers served with a perfectly paired assortment of fine wine selections, will open its first South Florida location later this spring in the Boca Raton Town Cener. ZInburger -- also known for its sweeter side thanks to hand-di ... More >>
Congratulations, you made it through yet another working week. You might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate -- or better yet, a drink or three. Whether you are looking to gorge yourself on ribs or seafood, want to keep the New Year's celebrations going strong Japanese style, or ca ... More >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 spoke to chef Joe Hahn of The Addison in Boca Raton. He talked about being a dishwasher, brunch, and volcano tuna. Here's what he had to say."I'm just the chef, been the executive chef for about a year now.Last five years before coming here, I was at Maxwell's Chop House. I brought all th ... 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?
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