John Paul Alvarez lives for the look in a student's eye that shows he or she gets it. At Stirling Elementary School in Hollywood, the baby-faced teacher is known for working well with troubled third-graders. Perhaps it's because he recognizes himself in them. Alvarez grew up in Miami, just south of ... More >>
Suburbs don't get much tidier than Coral Springs. The boxy patch of West Broward is made up of neighborhoods of modest ranch homes planted evenly on shady, manicured lawns. It's Mayberry 2.0, a David Lynch movie before shit goes bad. Behind the front door of one such modest suburban house is a liv ... More >>
If you've attended, graduated, or paid for a stint in college in the past ten years, you've probably had one of those cold-sweat spells late at night in which you wonder: Sweet Jesus, was that worth it? The creeping realization: probably not. Thanks to the sky-high price of a four-year degree (not ... More >>
The brunt of winter is over, and the median age of South Florida's population is in for a sharp decline. The snowbirds are migrating north, and college kids are coming south, ready to embark on a week of sunshine and binge drinking. Even though Fort Lauderdale Beach is a shell of the spring break ... More >>
University of Central Florida student Sean Shahid is a millennial. The 20-year-old has 674 followers on Twitter and 745 on Instagram. He also snapchats and posts Vine videos. And when Shahid's ex-girlfriend was approached to testify in a case Shahid was involved in, Shahid threatened to post compr ... More >>
Update, 10;16 a.m. UCF police will hold a press conference at midday to release details of police findings, which should include the identity of the man who was found dead last night inside a university apartment. The spokesperson, who declined to be identified, said university police were respondi ... More >>
The University of Central Florida has halted fraternity and sorority activities in order to get a handle on the multiple reports of hazing and alcohol abuse among frats, and that so, as the school puts it, "Greek culture reflects the values of the UCF Creed." In 2011 UCF's Sigma Chi was placed on d ... More >>
The jury in the murder trial of Wellington polo mogul John Goodman began deliberations earlier today. There's no telling how long it will take them to decide whether Goodman is guilty of vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter in connection with the car accident that killed Scott Wilson two ... More >>
achtungtshirt.wordpress.comFAU's new playbook.Despite the fact that just over half of our readers predicted the Florida Atlantic University Owls would win a game this year before the Miami Dolphins, the nearly 27 percent who thought both teams would go without a win this year may be on the right ... More >>
Photo by Eric BartonPhillips says he won't take visitors because he doesn't want to see what prison does to them.If there's one thing that's clear right off about visiting a federal prison, it's how utterly depressing it is. The employees, the inmates, the visitors -- they all seem to be shufflin ... More >>
Chef Francy DeskinThe Office is restaurant mogul David Manero's gastropub concept in Delray Beach. With 39 craft beers on tap and dozens more in bottles and creative twists on pub food classics, it's one of the most popular (and populated) restaurants on the Atlantic Avenue strip. We ... 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 >>
Facebook.comScott Wilson, the 23-year-old Wellington native who died in February after multimillionaire polo mogul John Goodman crashed into his car, was an aspiring mechanical engineer and a beloved son and older brother.But he was also a typical college grad, a sort of absent-minded scientist w ... More >>
Arduin and Ericks with Jeb BushOne of the GOP's top tax experts is under investigation for her own homestead tax exemption. The Pulp has learned that the Broward Property Appraisers Office is investigating the homestead exemption on a Fort Lauderdale home owned ... More >>
One day, every song ever recorded will fit into your pocket -- but will you listen to any of them?
Spin Till It Flies.
South Florida writers live the life
Build it and it will lift and block. Or it will die.
Florida Atlantic's multimillion-dollar investment in a legendary coach has so far been a bust
Former criminal-in-training Percy Campbell reclaimed his life and now illuminates a better way to handle hard-core juvenile delinquency
What began as a spring break attraction is now a full-time profession offering money and acclaim. But there's no future in it.