Former governor wants Florida to stay kid-friendly. You know, like Disney World. That's why people shouldn't vote yes on Amendment Two in November. In a statement released yesterday, Dubya's brother put it this way: "Florida leaders and citizens have worked for years to make the Sunshine State a wo ... More >>
The first time Tim Morgan smoked Afghani weed, he thought, "I like this." The 20-year-old college student was hanging out in his Gainesville apartment with his high school girlfriend and about ten friends. Everyone was huddled around a single measly joint. "I thought it wouldn't last long, and I d ... More >>
The latest edition of our annual Best of Broward-Palm Beach issue is up and live, and it is chock-full o' awesomeness. From the best dive bars to the best places to meet single men and ladies to the best local restaurants in town and even your readers' choice votes, it's all here -- and more! Psych ... More >>
A sexual harassment lawsuit filed in Florida against former Texas A&M star and current Cleveland Browns rookie QB Johnny Manziel has turned out to be a hoax, but is nonetheless hilarious. The restraining order was filled by a person using the name Samantha Schacher, who is an HLN contributor and co ... More >>
Boynton Beach's Due South Brewing Company can pat itself on the back with the deal struck to distribute its beers into the thirsty and tourist heavy region known as Central Florida. That means places like Orlando, Sanford, Oviedo, Altamonte Springs, Apopka, and Winter Garden will have the opportuni ... More >>
About a year a ago, Disney announced that it would be moving away from paper tickets and instituting a system of "Magic Bands" -- computer-chipped, scannable, waterproof rubber bracelets that would work as entry ticket, FastPass, hotel room key, and credit card. Some pre-approved Disney guests wer ... More >>
When Lake Mary resident Gene Devaney started a thread on BeerAdvocate.com last Wednesday, his intention was to merely gather a few hundred bucks in donations to help a friend who recently suffered the tragic loss of his wife. The outpouring of support from the beer geek community in the days followi ... More >>
Its important to remember when you get onto a Disney World ride that you should secure your belongings. People have all sorts of objects fall out of their pockets on those bumpy rides. You know: Car keys, cell phones, Cobra .380-caliber semiautomatic hand cannons. That sort of stuff. One grand ... More >>
You know what sucks? Florida, if GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's new advertisement is to be believed.
Well, that was interesting. Two and a half months of research into the teeming underworld of Disney superfans yielded a rather unusual cover story this week, "The Mouse Who Loved Me." We traveled to Anaheim, rode Spaceship Earth, attended a singles meetup at the Magic Kingdom, and more, for your ... More >>
alancleaver_2000I'd rather be doing karaoke!Ahhh Christmas day...the smell of a Christmas tree in your house, opening presents, singing carols, sipping eggnog, laughing children....it's enough to make you want to lose your mind. Christmas Eve is alright by me since it's usually a time to dr ... More >>
One more rumor put to rest? According to Debra Villegas, her friendship with slain Rothstein attorney Melissa Britt Lewis was an extraordinarily close bond and a support system, not a sexual thing.Courtesy Lynn HaberlDebra (left) and Melissa were friends, not lovers."She was my dearest friend in ... More >>
From seeclaudiadate.comCastillo's date at Morikami Gardens was one of the highlights of her month.Claudia Castillo of Plantation vowed to celebrate her 30th birthday by going on 30 dates in the month of August. She made it to 29."I came up one short," says Castillo. "I could have made it to 30, b ... More >>
Casey and her mom at Disney World.In May, paramedics were called to Richard Lippner's Fort Lauderdale condo, where they found a young woman, 20-year-old Casey DiStefano, unconscious on the floor. It was the second time this had happened in four months. She wasn't breathing; her lips were blue. ... More >>
Debra Villegas, Christina Kitterman, and Melissa Lewis.Now that Debra Villegas has been charged with money laundering in connection with Scott Rothstein's massive Ponzi scheme, her finances are getting a closer look. One venture that has raised some eyebrows is the corporation she formed with her ... More >>
Melissa Lewis (right) had complained of heart pain.Melissa Britt Lewis was a cautious woman. The 39-year-old, newly divorced attorney at Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler carried Mace in her purse, had two dogs and an alarm system at her Plantation home, and always kept her garage door locked to prevent ... More >>
Debra Villegas and Melissa Lewis: Miller Light meets Pinot Grigio.It's well-known that Debra Villegas and Melissa Britt Lewis were best friends. They ate lunch together, texted every night, vacationed together in the Keys. They nicknamed themselves Lucy and Ethel, and according to Debra, some peo ... More >>
Isle Casino has a full-on bar scene to explore.
I just happened on this classic written by Steve Almond in 1994 about South Florida's hard-driven, complicated, and sometimes brutal mogul. Uh, it jumps. Citizen Wayne - The Unauthorized Biography A college dropout and the product of a broken home, H. Wayne Huizenga rose ... More >>
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From the "What The Hell Do I Know" file, the Herald story about the FDLE chief's e-mails in the Bay County boot camp death case caused the special prosecutor to take the FDLE off the case. You may recall that I derided the story as overplayed and overstated, saying the e-mails, while newsworthy, wer ... More >>
Gubernatorial candidate Tom Gallagher has been linked to the shady insurance firm for almost a decade
The star never appears, but the show keeps packin' 'em in
Mike Jones and the Jetsetter Lounge offer a revisionist history of the future.
Pay for Play
The Florida Stage leaves its audience waiting for the fireworks to begin
When it comes to the huge biotech project, the Sentinel's editorial license should be revoked
Sgt. Cabadiana was the poster child for the Bush military. Then they took his wife away.
A time line chronicling the rise of the first Jewish president
The Fast and the Curious
At the Winter Music Conference, P. Diddy blows up dance music while the U.S. blows up Iraq
Moody by nature, electronica maven Infiniti travels an endless loop
A whimsical journey on the wings of a butterfly
By Susan Eastman
The Eyes of Tammy Faye teaches us that garish televangelists have feelings, too
Tammy Faye Bakker's back, but don't be afraid this time
Develop heart problems and a fondness for drink. Have your trailer condemned and hit the street. Nothing to it.
Six shoppertainment malls, three eager mallrats, one day of shopping nirvana
A huge, hairy beast that walks upright and craves lima beans is stalking South Florida's marshland.