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    November 12, 2014

    Ten Most Shameful Things to Admit in Fort Lauderdale

    Fort Lauderdale is one of the most vibrant and dynamic cities in the world. It's the Venice of America. It's the yachting capital of the world. It's eco-friendly. Unfortunately, all those accolades don't always extend to its opinions. This is a city that has a thriving downtown vibe and is known fo ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014
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    September 19, 2014

    9 Reasons Kansas City Chiefs Fans Are the Worst

    The 2014 Miami Dolphins season is well underway! And while lots of other sites will be breaking down each game, and list reasons why the Dolphins will or won't win, while analyzing players, coaches, and match-ups against their respective opponent week to week, we won't. Not us. Not here. Instead, w ... More >>

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    July 31, 2014

    Koch-Funded Lawyers Help Boaters Tell Manatees: Drop Dead

    Boys must have fast-moving toys. And they absolutely have to play with them in the water. If any slow-moving marine mammals get murdered or mangled as a what? How many manatees do we need anyway?! Freedom!!! See also: Manatee Body Count: 2013 Shattered All the Records That's the situ ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Frack No More: Collier County Activists Drive Texas Oil Company From the Everglades

    Prospectors from Texas oil company Dan A. Hughes won't be drilling throughout the Big Cypress Swamp watershed anytime soon. That means (1) diminished revenues for Old Florida plutocrats Barron Collier, (2) one fewer threat to the Florida Panther and other species, and (3) one fewer worry for Collier ... More >>

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    June 3, 2014

    Giant Rats Won't Die and Keep Invading Florida

    Between 1999 and 2001, about eight giant Gambian pouched rats were let loose by a local exotic breeder. More than a decade later, despite multiple attempts to eradicate what Zoo Miami Communications Director Ron Magill calls "the largest true rat in the world," the mutant critters just won't go away ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    A Brief History of Banned, Fake, and Contentious Drugs in Florida

    Florida sure knows how to get caught up in a good drug scare, especially when it comes to substances that are on the cusp of becoming illegal or are downright fake in the first place. Our residents have seen some synthetics drugs' most horrifying effects, and our law enforcement officials have made ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    Holiday Gifts For The Craft Beer Lover Who Has Everything

    The holiday season is in full swing, and if you're looking to find a gift for someone on your list that has a penchant for all things brewed, we've got you covered. Below you'll find our list of gifts for the beer lover who has everything, from unique drinking vessels to the beginnings of a do-it-y ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Winner of the VIP Pairings Passes: Your Best Pairings

    Youse guys are really funny, you know that? When we asked you to name your favorite pairing -- be it human couple, fictional characters, or...whatever...we weren't sure what we were going to get. After all, our examples were kind of lame. (Tarzan and Cheetah?) But leave it to the smartest people o ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013

    This Week in Beer News: MillerCoors Labor Dispute, Gluten-Free Gets Popular, and the Bruery Accidentally Spoils Its Beer

    You're only halfway through the week and already that celebratory barrel-aged you saved for the weekend is calling your name, but first make sure it's not spoiled from a Lactobacillus infection. Let another edition of This Week In Beer News hold you over to the weekend. This week went relatively s ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    This Week in Beer News: Beer Milk Shakes, Cigar City Collaborates With New Belgium, and Weed Is Better Than Beer

    With the double-digit growth of craft beer, there is bound to be no shortage of beer news, at least not in the near future. Last week, we saw a Spanish man die from chugging too much beer and Seattle brewers make a pact to drink 100-year-old brew. Although the whack factor has toned down a little ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    Did a Boca Raton Teen Die of an Overdose of New, Strange Drug?

    Last month, Boca Raton was rocked with one of those stories that keep parents sleepless at night: a high schooler cut down too soon. But when the first reports on the June 13 death began circulating online, drugs were fingered as a possible culprit. Since then, the story has ballooned online into a ... More >>

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    May 5, 2013

    Top Ten Mexican Craft Brews for Cinco de Mayo

    The history of craft beer in Mexico traces its history to before the Spanish conquest when the natives brewed fermented beverages with ingredients ranging from corn, cocoa beans to agave. One of them is a drink called izquiate or tesgüino, which is brewed with corn. Then the Conquistadors introduc ... More >>

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    February 22, 2013

    FAU Is a $6 Million Whore

    Heads should be rolling in the offices of FAU's Board of Trustees, as the affront to decency of the school's climbing into bed with notorious private prison octopus GEO Group turns into a well-deserved public relations disaster. The Board doesn't surrender the pink on the cheap, at least. They score ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    What Makes a Bar "a Dive"? Five Telltale Signs

    South Florida tends to lag behind in many areas. We have to wait for large arts and cultural events to make their way down. Food and drink trends are slow to emerge. And some years we have to wait forever to get some semblance of a winter. But one thing we have plenty of: dive bars.That being said, ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    Broward County Name Change: Eight Options That Are Way Better

    This week, Broward County commissioners will debate whether the county should change its name. Comissioner Chip LaMarca is behind the idea, and bothered that no one outside of Florida has heard of Broward (unless they accidentally Google: weather in hollywood, and our Hollywood popped up). We agr ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    The Great Burmese Python Challenge: How Many Can You Kill?

    One month from now, something very unusual -- and very, very Florida -- will occur in the Everglades, representing a metaphoric clash of man and beast: the Burmese python challenge. Its requests are simple. Kill as many snakes as you can. No, no, no. Don't worry. You don't need a hunting license o ... More >>

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    May 21, 2012

    Nicole Okrzesik Googled How to Kill Juliana Mensch, Police Say

    Police say 19-year-old Juliana Mensch was strangled in a Fort Lauderdale home by two of her friends, James Ayers and his girlfriend, Nicole Okrzesik, who wanted to rob her for drug money. Ayers was arrested several days after the killing after reportedly telling a friend that he did it; Okrzesik was ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012
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    February 16, 2012

    Ditching Vegetarianism? Five Meaty Ways to Sell Out

    ​When I think back on my golden years in college, I remember all of the good times that I had with strangers friends. Days spent camping out for seats at basketball games, grossly misusing credit cards, and repeatedly surviving untreated alcohol poisoning are all fond memories. I was cool back the ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Celebrate Singles Awareness Day At These Places

    ​Yeah, yeah...we know February 14th is Valentine's day. The card aisle at CVS reminded us of this fact as we were on our way to buy some cold medication.But did you know that in a fit of irony, it's also Singles Awareness Day?  If Wikipedia says it, we know it's the gospel truth.  That's ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    Fort Lauderdale Named the Second-Happiest City for Young Professionals

    via Wikimedia CommonsIf you're a young professional, you're allegedly happy here.​If you're a young professional in Fort Lauderdale, you probably don't hate your life -- at least according to research done by a company called Career Bliss.The company took surveys from a few thousand so-called youn ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Airline Employee Claims He Was Fired for Complaining About Pilot Steering With Knees

    Wikimedia CommonsSomeone steered this with their knee?!​In 2006, Captain Patrick Hart was deadheading (flying in uniform, but not at the helm) on a Gulfstream International Airlines flight from Orlando to Miami when things got a little bumpy.He said from where he sat in the back of the 19-seater h ... More >>

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    July 11, 2011

    Over Seven Years, Prescription Drug Overdoses Killed Nearly Five People Per Day in Florida

    Wikimedia CommonsStructure of oxycodone.​We all know that many Floridians have been getting high over the past few years, but a new report says they've been getting way, way too high -- to the point of death.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a "morbidity and mortality" report ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Palm Beach County via Wikimedia CommonsA brilliant reason to call in sick on Friday.​As your spoilsport friend who holds dual degrees in North American History and Party Pooping will tell you, our version of Cinco de Mayo isn't quite the authentic cultural celebration T.G.I. Friday's has led us to belie ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Celebrate International Waffle Day on Friday, March 25

    Tamorian via Wikimedia CommonsBreakfast food porn.​Waffles: the breakfast cake so nice, we get to celebrate it twice. Lightly fried sugar dough covered in various incarnations of sugar? This sort of start-of-the-day confection deserves to be honored at every opportunity, starting with Internationa ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Four Booze-Free St. Patrick's Day Drinks to Buy for Your Designated Driver

    By admrboltz via Wikipedia CommonsBooze-free doesn't have to mean boring on St. Patrick's Day. ​ We won't patronize you with finger-wagging lectures about the importance of safe and sober driving -- particularly on notoriously boozy holidays like St. Patrick's Day -- but suffice it to say if you'r ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    As Annual Migration Continues, Here's How to Fight a Shark -- and Win

    Wikipedia Commons​It's like the Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" all over again as ongoing news coverage of migrating sharks continues across South Florida. With hundreds of blacktip and spinner sharks swimming close to shore -- most with 100 yards -- it's no wonder beachgoers are beginning t ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    12 Songs About Booze

    ​There's no shortage of drinking songs -- here's a list of 360 of 'em -- but not all that many about specific liquors or cocktails. That's sort of odd, considering how alcohol and live music go hand in hand. According to musicologists, drinking songs can be Irish (like Ween's "The Blarney Sto ... More >>

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    January 3, 2011

    Reader: Liberals Have No Place in Presidential Seat

    Wikipedia CommentsOh hello reader. ​When it comes to Congressman (and former torturer of Iraqi police officers) Allen West is never short of staunch supporters. Our favorite comment today comes from a post called "Westworld, Part II."Sitting there so patiently among the Allen West haters and Bible ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Broward Is Turning Into Miami-Dade, Says the Census. Here's How to Embrace It

    Wikimedia Commons​Nobody takes more sectarian pride in county lines than Florida -- where you would normally find city rivalries and geographic landmarks, we have a patchwork quilt of little sovereign empires dividing up the swamps. Heck, we even named our paper after some counties.So when the lat ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Five Better Things for LeBron James to Bump Into

    Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia CommonsLeBron in Hulk mode​LeBron James caused a ruckus last week during the Heat's November 27 game against the Dallas Mavericks. A video surfaced shortly after showing LeBron bumping into Head Coach Erik Spoelstra -- perhaps on purpose.C'mon, LeBron, violence isn't th ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    There Are Too Many Naked People in Loxahatchee Groves

    Photo courtesy of Wikipedia CommonsCheers to you too, naked man!​SunSport Gardens has a problem -- there are too many naked people running around their community.The problem isn't the fact that residents are nude -- it is in fact a nudist camp -- but that a Palm Beach County resolution says they h ... More >>

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    October 26, 2010

    Lake Worth's "Utility Crack" Problem

    Oaktown Crack Comics via Wikimedia CommonsLake Worth has a serious utility problem.​Electricity is a huge issue in the upcoming Lake Worth City Commission election. Yes, it sounds small-town and petty, but for years, high bills and frequent outages have been a black eye for the city. Ask any hippi ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    [UPDATED] Police Chase Happening Now Near Broward and Miami-Dade Border

    Photo: WikipediaWho can a blame a fella for lusting after, then stealing a 1991 Toyota Camry, like the one pictured above?​If you're on the freeway in South Broward, stop reading this blog and watch the road! If you're still reading, then at least be on the lookout for a 1991 Toyota Camry, a stole ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    Burger King's Whopper-Sized Remake: Five Ways to Save Fast Food's Ugly Stepchild

    This is not what's for breakfast.​Last week, an investment firm bought South Florida-based Burger King Holdings, and hopefully the move signals an improvement in what has always been the fast-food industry's ugly burger stepchild.So where does the new owner take Burger King now? Here are five idea ... More >>

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    August 11, 2010

    Have a Celebrity Make Your Drink for a Change

    Wikipedia CommonsDara Torres could be making your appletini.​Kick back tomorrow night at City Oyster and Sushi Bar. Have a drink. In fact, have a drink made by a celebrity.OK, so maybe Johnny Depp won't be stirring your dirty martini, but Dara Torres, the Olympic medalist could be. And it's a ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Did New Times Cover Inspire Rock Album Art?

    ​See for yourself. On the right, that's the cover of the story I wrote in August 2009 about zoophiles -- people who love and have sexual intercourse with animals. Now compare it with the image below, which goes with a single, "Round and Round," by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, a Los Angeles psych ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    I'm Eating What?! Preserved Duck Egg

    ​It looked disgusting on the package. And I had never known a living soul who had, admittedly, eaten so much as a bite of one. So what possessed me to pick up a box of six preserved duck eggs at the Asian market still remains a mystery. Now it also ranks as a big regret.

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    September 8, 2009

    According to Mark Philippoussis, Being Mark Philippoussis Not What It Used to Be

    Flickr: ask curlyIn 2007 Philippoussis was still a tall, rich, handsome athlete. These days he figures two-outta-four ain't bad.​Maybe that wasn't the housing bubble that burst in South Florida. The real supernova may have been Mark Philippoussis, the tennis star whose South Florida debauchery wa ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Miami Herald Takes Big Circulation Hit

    Well, the new circulation numbers are out and the Miami Herald took it on the chin in a rather stunning way. While the average circulation at the nation's daily newspapers (with 50,000-plus subscribers) was down an average of 7 percent, the Miami Herald more than doubled that decline ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Wines Of Portugal

    On April 23rd more than 30 wineries from all of Portugal's main wine regions will converge on Miami. You may not know that Portugal has about 500 native kinds of grapes, or that Lusitania, an ancient Roman province in present-day Portugal, may have been named for Luso, son/companion of Bacchus, ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Lee Abrams Don't Know Chinese

    Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams begins his latest think piece, titled "Cutting Through Crisis," this way: "When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters: On represents danger, the other opportunity. I'm not sure if that's the literal translation, but prett ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Morning Juice: Hearse Joyride Ends Without Jump, Bikini-Clad Teacher Helps Local News

    An acceptable way to end a car chase. Hearse Joyride Has Lame, No-Jump Ending Johnny Silfrain just doesn't know how to end a joy ride. Cops say Johnny stole a hearse from outside a funeral yesterday in West Park, took the thing on a joyride, and then drove right back to the funeral. Now, see, if t ... More >>

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    September 21, 2008
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    January 11, 2007

    Another Miami Herald Morning

    The Columbia Journalism Review has a story this month morning about the "morning letdown" felt by countless newspaper readers. Guess which newspaper it chose as the exemplar of disappointment? That's right, it's our own Miami Herald. Here's how Mitchell Stephens begins his piece: Call it the ... More >>

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