Cancer clusters -- hot zones of highly contaminated turf that see a spike in disease -- are incredibly hard cases to win in court. Not only do they take years of legal battle and involve a lot of high-end science but usually such cases pit homeowners against corporations with boatloads of money to b ... More >>
Upstairs at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, past smiling employees at the front desk and cubicles full of researchers and staffers, lies a secluded room behind a password-protected door. Inside, unmoving taxidermies of bears, snakes, and birds stand next to rows of sterile bones, s ... More >>
Sebastian Gonzales is a 28-year-old former defensive end at Florida International University who knows how to eat. And when it comes to fast food, his allegiances are crystal-clear. "I was obsessed with Chicken Kitchen and addicted to their food," he says of the South Florida chain. "I was eating t ... 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 >>
A fraternity at Florida International University has been booted from campus for some grade-A frat-tastic behavior. Via our sister paper Miami New Times, the school's chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha has come under fire after the group's private Facebook page went public. Posts showed members openly talkin ... More >>
The local personalities, egos, and public figures who swung through the news cycle this week, ranked by New Times' crack research department using a highly scientific algorithm (i.e., taking the square root of the Sun Life Stadium upgrade price tag . . . err . . . which button is the square root? . ... More >>
The Bucs did a cool thing this week.We're not anywhere near Tampa, but the Dolphins have had one winning season in six years, and the Marlins went and stole a half-billion dollars from taxpayers to build a stadium, so here's a story that shows that at least one Florida sports team can make a nice ge ... More >>
The new Miami Marlins stadium has a backstop that could only have originated in South Florida -- rather than have a normal-people brick wall or those nice green pads, the stadium will have 40 feet of aquariums separating the area behind home plate from the first row of fans.Though Marlins Preside ... More >>
Last week we brought you some choice musical and drinking options for this upcoming romantic debacle known as "Valentine's Day." Not only do we share in your feelings of anxiety, depression and possible contemplation of suicide, we fully understand and appreciate how this day of all days can ... More >>
Together, Sam Borkson, of Plantation, and Arturo "Tury" Sandoval III are the creative minds behind "Friends With You," a Miami-based artist collaborative producing a peculiar brand of modern art. As of late, FWY has been getting plenty of attention from the international art community and internati ... More >>
The rock 'n' roll-loving un-DJ.
Miami Herald photographer Patrick Farrell won the Pulitzer Prize today for the horrific and harrowing images he captured in Haiti during the devastation wrought last year from hurricanes. I've never agreed more with a prize, since Farrell's photographs crush your heart to look at them. Click he ... More >>
After 12 years, South Florida's best pop-punk export is still going strong.
Ian Richards bucked the ol' boys and ousted the incumbent judge
The good art floats to the top in FAU's regional show. The rest? Sinks to the bottom, silly.
The local punk scene takes another hit
Everyone loves Riviera Beach's special bud except the potheads.
Okay, the Miami Herald I understand. They need to play this story huge, because it's a huge story in their circulation area. So it's okay that they run another giant headline on the front page about Fidel. Hell, he is a god in Miami, an evil god perhaps (certainly to the expatriates), but a god no l ... More >>
On the Beach
The totally unsolicited Night Court report
Your guide to the festivals, VIP-only events, and block parties of the VMAs
Johnny Mitchell gave up football for his tiny, disabled daughter. But the dream dies hard.
Maybe it's time for George W. to bring in the camels
A cadre of smart South Florida music entrepreneurs is bringing the area into the mainstream
The hometown heroine goes for the tiara at the Miss Florida USA pageant
Three pair of four-eyes, a broken metronome, and a Talking Whiz-Kid. That's Faller.
The popularity of jazz superstar Pat Metheny can be a puzzling thing -- especially to Pat Metheny
Don't worry, get happy (if also a little numb) with these two neighboring shows in Coral Gables
A terrorism survivor and expert digs into the bin Laden dilemma
A father and son paint the town not just red but green, blue, and more
City Theatre's Summer Shorts