For a moment, it looks like the standup comedian is about to cry. From behind thick black glasses, he peers out -- pupils contracted by the glare -- at the roomful of strangers and says nothing. Then he turns away from the crowd and pulls a crumpled piece of paper from his pocket. The audience shift ... More >>
Ernest Valdes stands on top of the ring's ropes and uses his championship belt as a mirror. He primps into the gold plastic's reflection, making sure his hair -- oil-spill slick with leave-in conditioner -- is perfectly in place. Lil Jon's "Turn Down for What" blasts through the speakers of the Port ... More >>
Jack Laban swears a cat was out here raising hell just this morning. Mosquitoes slurp blood through the 94-year-old shirtless Gladesman's baggy skin as he hobbles across a landfill of empty Pepsi cans and settles into a folding chair. The former Miami plumber with a full head of white hair uses a ro ... More >>
Paula Crews, a suburban mom with short black hair, dumps a stick of butter into a double boiler and stirs in her secret ingredient. Her 24-year-old son, John, waits expectantly at the white Formica counter in their West Broward kitchen, watching while his mom mixes the butter into a pot of melted ch ... More >>
Albert T. Lambert, a 52-year-old emergency room doctor at Florida Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, overdosed on drugs yesterday just before police could arrest him for the murder of his ex-wife, Kimberly Lindsey, a nurse at Bak Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach. Police records also ment ... More >>
Oktoberfest is here again, folks. It is the time of year to party like a German in brown leather pants, guzzling endless liters of barley and malt brews. We know -- sporting lederhosen in South Florida's penetrating heat is not a logistical reality, considering the risk of massive chaffing and poten ... More >>
Previously: "The Rise and Fall of the Hallmark Kid," the run for president, and the suit for adult child support.Eleven years ago, New Times writer Wyatt Olson crossed paths with Ryan Lipner, one of the nuttiest, most indiscriminately self-promoting individuals we've ever found in Broward and P ... More >>
People who can't appreciate the music or legacy of Bob Marley are likely very angry, listened to Legend a few too many times a their dorm room, or are overly sober. Marley is so much more than just a singer of reggae music. He brought Jamaican music and Rastafarian philosophy to the world. Around ... More >>
A bizarre, disputed, cocaine-fueled mania is killing Floridians, especially when they're jolted with a Taser.
Signing an aging soccer star didn't do the trick. Maybe two stars from Cuba will finally draw some fans to Miami FC bleachers.
The local alt-rock trio Corner 3 may have only formed in 2007, but the band is based on a longtime friendship, begun when the trio's members were students at Columbus High in the Eighties. Frontman/guitarist/keyboardist John Lopez and bassist/vocalist Rick Sanchez began their music collaboration whi ... More >>
The boys are South Florida-born and -bred, and they're blowing up
Perez Hilton, a pure product of South Florida, makes bitchery pay
The DEA's "Twin Oceans" hooked a big fish, but can they reel it in?
Most Uruguayans chomp down that stuff grilling on the parrilla and little else.
On bikes or on stage, Awesome New Republic is the face of a radically unexpected Miami
Take a ride on the spirit train with an old séance-leading sharpie named Edward "Red" Duke
Sure, it was the year of Bush/Kerry. But here are South Florida's really big stories.
SoFla's top music historian discovers goodies in the garage
Four South Florida girls hope to follow Christina and Britney to the top
Sugar leavened with enough spice makes tasty holiday fare
They like to wear women's panties, girdles, and bras
Dues paid, the punk stalwarts of Corky have come up in the world
Wiping up South Florida's punk-rock battlefield with the Crumbs
Brazil's Forrest Gump makes a pit stop in the Sunshine State
Skot Foreman brings big-name art to an unexpected seaside town
For members of Soka Gakkai, the path to enlightenment (and maybe a new car) is through chanting
The story of the bloody, high-seas crimes and execution of smuggler Horace Alderman is a yarn worthy of Joseph Conrad. Or Quentin Tarantino.