It's hard to count just how many local restaurant's closed down through the recession. Definitely, more than a couple.
For the businesses that survived, fortunately, things are looking up.
Except for Coral Spring's Mythos Greek Taverna. After weathering the storm of the worst recession since the ... More >>
A show of the work of the Photo League, a politically radical collective of photographers of the 1930s and 40s, opened at the Norton Museum last night. The photography is of the highest order--formally impeccable, deeply human in its concerns. Inescapably, the show has a vein of nostalgia for what s ... More >>
For years, Kraft Foods has wanted us to believe that Miracle Whip is the far superior white goo to put on your turkey sandwich.
The "dressing" was introduced during the Great Depression as a cheaper alternative to mayonaise. The reason why Miracle Whip is called "dressing' by the way, is because o ... More >>
Leaving cookies and milk for Santa could get pretty expensive if Congress doesn't pass the Farm Bill, created in 1933 to provide subsidies to U.S. farmers during the Great Depression. Since then, the Farm Bill has grown and expanded to include not only farm subsidies, but disaster assistance, ... More >>
It's official -- your days of waking up late and still managing to cruise into work on time have ground to a halt. School is back in session and the streets are filled with cheerful parents who had spent the past ten weeks dreaming of the day that their beloved offspring return to the classroom. One ... More >>
In this week's cover story about survivalists, I speak with a man who identifies himself only as "Bowreeguard," who hails from hard-granite New Hampshire and says that prepping was a way of life for his family when he was growing up.The eldest son of his family, Bowreeguard learned to keep supplies ... More >>
flaglerlive.comRep. Allen West posted something on Facebook? Time for a Fox News interview.Chatting with Fox's Greta Van Susteren yesterday, we couldn't help but notice West reinvent another moment in American history to further a political talking point.His point was that the government cannot b ... 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 >>
Land Ad from 1910This is the lede of a real estate ad in the old Miami Metropolis newspaper published on September 3, 1910. It was placed by William Marshall, a land speculator who would go on to become Fort Lauderdale's first mayor when it was incorporated on March 28, 1911 -- one hundred years ... More >>
Photo by Misha Grosvenor"It's hand-grenade time!"It's that time of year again when thousands of drunk college students, fratdults (grown up frat boys), and creepy mustachioed men with fists full of beads and a penchant for buxom drunk girls take to the streets of New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gr ... More >>
More pain is forecast in the housing market.
All you need to do is look at Broward County Property Appraiser records to see why. There are thousands of properties left over from the housing boom that have neither been foreclosed or short sold.
They're saying the bottom might hit in 2012 and th ... More >>
We've seen plenty of restaurants close for summer vacation, but when a place shuts down for the entire summer, it's usually bad news. That's what's happening at the 90-year-old Palm Beach institution Testa's. The restaurant announced Wednesday that it would be stopping all operations for the rest ... More >>
Photo: Boynton Beach PoliceThe Great Depression had Bonnie and Clyde. This not-quite-great depression of modern times has the gentleman to the right. Yup, a cheap knockoff. I think that's a trilby he's wearing, which would have looked better on Clyde Barrow, circa 1933.From the Boynton Beach Poli ... More >>
Photo: Robert KlemmDavid BradyDon't call David Brady a "moderate" Republican. No, he prefers "extreme conservative." He's just not quite as extreme as his opponent in the primary, Allen West. Few are.Brady has never been accused of torturing an Iraqi detainee. He doesn't think it's appropriate to ... More >>