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    April 10, 2014

    New Times Writer Terrence McCoy Wins Aronson Award

    New Times has won a 2014 James Aronson Award for a story about a local man who has spent more than $85 million funding settlements in Israel. "Miami Beach was published this past March 28 and written by then staff writer Terrence McCoy, who recently departed for a position at the Washington Post. Th ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014

    Dear New York Times, Alt-Weeklies are Decidedly Not "Over"

    Another day, another poorly thought-out article: Are Alt-Weeklies Over? That the New York Times published this drivel yesterday is proof that the Gray Lady is just as "over" as any news outlet. Let's get a few things straight.

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    January 16, 2014
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    December 20, 2013

    Tea Party: Let's Rewrite the U.S. Constitution

    Tea Party groups in Palm Beach County are getting hyped on the national movement's latest hobby horse, a national convention of states to rewrite the U.S. Constitution. The scheme is deeply, consciously antidemocratic, giving Wyoming, for example, with fewer than 700,000 residents, as much say in ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Sun Sentinel Wins Its First Pulitzer Prize

    South Florida's largest newspaper has finally snagged its first Pulitzer Prize, the award committee at Columbia University announced this afternoon. A three-part series called "Cops among Florida's Worst Speeders," which detailed how often -- and egregiously -- off-duty police officers speed on our ... More >>

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    February 4, 2013

    Is Jeb Bush's Education Group Helping Write Laws that Benefit Its Corporate Funders?

    After he left the governor's office in 2008, Jeb Bush set up an education non-profit group, and last week, The Nation charged that Bush "could be using his education reform crusade for personal gain."The dust-up began when the union-affiliated research group In the Public Interest (IPI) us ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    New Times' Biogenesis Story: Extraordinary Attention and Denials

    A story broken yesterday in New Times Broward-Palm Beach and Miami New Times has received astounding national and international attention.The piece, which employed hundreds of pages of handwritten notes to show that major sports stars had received performance-enhancing drugs from a Coral Gables clin ... More >>

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    October 12, 2012

    Majority of Floridians Support Gay Marriage, According to New Poll

    Oh, Florida. You were off to such a terrible start today (as is the case most days). With this, and then this. But now... you go and do something like this...and totally redeem yourself! No, really. According to a Washington Post poll conducted in September, 54 percent of Florida voters think ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Jim Lehrer's Moderating Style Was Basically Free-Form Jazz (With Memes!)

    Whether you think Obama was replaced by a sock puppet or Mitt was a mound of horse poo or have declared the election a landslide for Romney based on one debate, one thing we can all agree on from last night: Jim Lehrer sucked. Between getting bullied by Mitt and letting Obama ramble and mumbling hi ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    Mitt Romney's Secret Palm Beach Stump Speech: Destroy HUD, Pitch a "Republican DREAM Act"

    It's amazing what a politician will say when he doesn't think the press is around.Mitt Romney, who's the subject of this week's cover story, held a closed-door, $50,000-a-plate fundraiser in Palm Beach Sunday night, and, though he has been irritatingly vague in his publicly announced plans for his p ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    Connie Mack Says Bill Nelson Voted for Getting Monkeys High on Coke (VIDEO)

    We're a little more than six months away from Election Day, and you know what that means -- it's time to brace yourself for attack-ad season.Florida Republican Rep. Cornelius "Connie Mack" McGillicuddy sent one out on the airwaves yesterday that didn't have very much content in its 30 seconds, but w ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    The Food List Challenge, Round One

    ​I've liked The Food List Challenge app on Facebook that lists 100 dishes and drinks to prove you're a foodnik. So far, 335,345 people have tried it, including former food critic for the Washington Post, Phyllis Richman (97) and former New Times critic Gail Shepherd (85). Some of the items are rid ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    What's New for the Holidays? Some Drink Links

    slashfood​Get 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 >>

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    December 3, 2011

    While Cooking on the Cheap, Colicchio Is Spit Out by a Six Year Old

    ​A six year old spit out Tom Colicchio's food on a stage in Washington earlier this week, reported Tim Carman of The Washington Post. Part of the Great American Family Dinner Challenge, Austin Jackson rejected two dishes prepared by teams of top chefs cooking meals based on a food stamp budget of ... More >>

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    November 30, 2011

    What Makes a Good Butcher? Sharp Knives and Good Customers

    ​My grandfather ran a company in which he made sausages for Italian, Polish, and German immigrants throughout Boston. My father worked there in summers between college. My uncle worked there for decades. I remember my grandfather telling stories about his craft and his customers, scenarios that cu ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Food and Drug Pairings: Hiding Contraband Edition​This being Florida, drug news seems to make headlines more often than elsewhere. And the trend will likely increase as South Florida will become an even more dominant hub for drug traffic. This week The Washington Post reports that old drug smuggling routes between our state and the Carib ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Marco Rubio: Washington Post Story "Misses the Point Completely"

    ​Last week, the Washington Post published its exposé on how Sen. Marco Rubio "embellished" his family history, and after a few days, no one's really sure what the hell happened there.The Post validates the reasoning behind the article correcting Rubio's family history -- which involves dates befo ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Hi There -- I'm the New Food Critic

    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 >>

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    May 10, 2011

    Fake Exorcists From Broward Arrested

    St. Francis Borgia was full of it, too.​Our benighted federal prosecutors are in for a bumpy ride.As of yesterday, a few of these unlucky do-gooders have been charged with the task of punishing three women arrested for performing expensive fake exorcisms. The women, who hail from Broward, are 36-y ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    In Case You Missed It: Lunar Eclipse Photos

    ​Photo by Justin Terveen​Last night, the universe decided to gift humans with an early Christmas present: a total lunar eclipse. This all came the morning of the Winter Solstice, the day of the year with the fewest hours of daylight for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Sure, lunar ec ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Man Bites Dog: The Friday Grab Bag

    Nothing ripe on the reporting end and nothing big breaking at the moment so I thought I'd cull together some interesting stories from other places. Model Citizen's latest creation ​-- We finally get a little Scott Rothstein action in the political season with Kelly Skidmore's "Angel of Dea ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Eating Around the Blog-o-sphere

    Got an interesting post or bit of news to share? Email it to Charlie and we'll include it in Eating Around the Blog-o-Sphere.A local beer blog called Beer Review Dude interviews Holy Mackerel owner Bob Gordash at last week's tasting event at World of Beer.Worst Pizza will host another pizza tweetup ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    Cash4Gold Offers to Take Over Cash for Clunkers

    Flickr: jamesos1Should the feds trust the guy with the biggest pile of gold in Florida?​Jeffrey Aronson and his partner in Cash4Gold are mighty proud of themselves. They wrote a letter to Congress and the White House boasting of how their Pompano Beach-based company has turned a recession into a w ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    A Brave Man's Last Words: "Take My Hat"

    That's what Charles Schulze said to his companion of 20 years, Helen Smith, a moment before he jumped into a churning ocean to save two boys, aged 9 and 12, in danger of drowning Saturday at Pompano Beach.Schulze, a personal injury lawyer who lived mostly in the Washington, D.C., area, kept a vacati ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    Abrams: Enough With The Exclamation Points!

    Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams continues on his jihad against "fake and jive" in local TV news. He says he talked to a "voice guy" Tribune stations were using and was given the lowdown.         "The copy he receives is often horrible," Abrams writes. " ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    Boca Painter A Victim in Inauguration Swindle

    Michael Israel, the Boca painter who whips out large-scale portraits of patriotic scenes (like the ones above) by karate-chopping his canvas, was scheduled to create a painting at the so-called Veterans Presidential Inaugural Ball in Washington on the night of Barack Obama's inauguration. But the ba ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    The Lion Sleeps Tonight

    But you’ll be wide awake at Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy

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    September 4, 2008
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    June 19, 2008
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    June 12, 2008

    In With the Old, Out With the New

    Café Chardonnay holds steady in boom and bust

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    June 3, 2008
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    December 6, 2007
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    April 18, 2007
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    February 15, 2007

    The Tortilla Crisis

    Buy Mexico's corn wraps or prepare for yet another wave of immigrants, holmes

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    January 3, 2007

    Now It's Starting to Make Sense

    I thought the Miami Herald was a little quiet on the death of Michael Browning, a writer who was central to the newspaper's identity for a couple of (its finest) decades. No tribute, no guestbook, just a repackaged obit written by Palm Beach Post reporter Scott Eyman. I encouraged the Herald to do ... More >>

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    December 7, 2006
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    November 28, 2006
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    October 16, 2006

    Let's Chill On The Use of the Term "Gay Bashing"

    Via Romenesko, someone wonders at the Washington Post web site if the New York Times' reporting on the "velvet mafia" in Republican politics is "gay bashing." Uh, no. (And I believe a search might reveal that I, myself, am an offender on this one). Gay bashing involves bricks, sticks, and other ... More >>

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    August 22, 2006

    The Value of JonBenet

    Oh, the oh-so-responsible media types are up in arms. They're peppering Romenesko lately, complaining about the excessive coverage of the JonBenet Ramsey murder case. The attention, complains Denver Post columnist Cindy Rodriguez put it, "won't improve public schools, solve the illegal immigration c ... More >>

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    July 27, 2006

    Kool Keith

    The Return of Dr. Octagon (OCD International)

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    June 28, 2006

    Givus Some Truth

    The Miami Herald website lets us know: "Israelis Keep Pressure on Palestinians." The Palm Beach Post's front page informs us: "Bridges Bombed to Cut Off Militants' Routes." The Sun-Sentinel: "Israeli Troops Move into Gaza." NY Times: "Israeli Forces Appear to Increase Pressure in Gaza." Washingto ... More >>

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    June 22, 2006
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    April 18, 2006

    Sun-Sentinel Shut Out, Again

    What Does This Man Have Against The Sentinel? For the first time since last year, the Sun-Sentinel was kept from the Pulitzer Prize winners' circle. It had to be a tough pill to swallow, since the newspaper had three finalists (a strong showing any way you look at it). I thought the best shot for a ... More >>

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    June 9, 2005
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    May 9, 2002

    Tom Terrific

    After you read this critic's magic, you'll want to stand and applaud

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    April 29, 1999
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    November 19, 1998
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    March 26, 1998

    You Can't Hide From David Muskowitz

    Using just a home computer, Tamarac's Super Snooper can pull up information that you mistakenly thought was private

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