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    April 1, 2014

    Five Reasons the Las Olas Gondola Is Keeping Romance Alive

    Wait! Before you shove those flowers down the garbage disposal, throw the candy hearts in the microwave, and send that passive-aggressive text message, there's something you need to hear: Romance is not dead! No. It's alive and well, and you'll find it floating merrily down the New River right in ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Vanilla Ice to Be Named Wellington's Outstanding Citizen of the Year

    Stop. Collaborate. Listen. The Wellington Chamber of Commerce has decided that, of all 55,584 people who live there, former rapper, former reality-TV star, former Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle dancer, former Hero-Not-Zero Vanilla Ice will be named its Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Today is Fe ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014
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    January 31, 2014

    Six People Not To Invite to Your Super Bowl Party

    The big game is almost here, and so are all those annoying people you invited to your party out of cordiality. If you're smart, you've procrastinated sending out those invitations as long as possible. And your procrastination has paid off, because I'm going to help you weed all the duds out of your ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    This Week in Beer News: 21 ABV Beer, Lost Abbey CFO Arrested and No Growlers in Grocery Stores

    Ah, Christmas, a whole day of watching the kids unwrap presents while you stay happy with that holiday variety pack bought days earlier. Lets just hope you left one for Santa. Bust out the case of Christmas ales because you've got the week off (hopefully) and nothing else to do but read This Week ... More >>

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    December 17, 2013

    Florida School Named After KKK Grand Wizard is Finally Changing Its Name

    Nathan Bedford Forrest was a lieutenant general in the Confederate army that people who still think this is 1861 will tell you was a pretty awesome dude. His nickname was the Wizard of the Saddle. He was also apparently more than a wizard of the saddle, however. He was a Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    Five Animals That Look Like Rick Scott

    Physically, Gov. Rick Scott has been compared to many things: Lord Voldemort, a ladle full of Greek yogurt, a calcium-deficient fingernail. And, sure, the dude looks like something that would pop out of a hole and bite you. But I'm not here to pick the low-hanging fruit. I'm not going to sit here ... 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 25, 2013

    FAU Students Stage Protest Over GEO Naming Rights (UPDATED)

    Last week, we told you about how Florida Atlantic University sold the naming rights for its football stadium to the GEO Group -- a company that not only happens to be one of the world's largest for-profit operators of detention centers, prisons, and correctional facilities but also has a long trail ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Heat Versus Thunder for NBA Finals: Let the Oklahoma City Trash Talk Begin

    Anyone with a passing interest in sports is about to be inundated with talk of King James versus Prince Durant, Oklahoma City versus Miami, a wholesome young crop of basketball players versus the most hated/worshiped trio in the NBA. Sports rivalries are fun, especially the kind that are gratuitousl ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Marlins Outfielder Mike Stanton No Longer Mike Stanton

    ​The man in right field for the Miami Marlins has "Stanton" written on the back of his jersey, but the name on his baseball cards will be changing, according to the Associated Press.The Home Run Artist Formerly Known as Mike Stanton would like it to be known that he wishes to be called Giancarlo S ... More >>

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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 16, 2012
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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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    December 9, 2011

    Miami Heat Star Udonis Haslem Opposes Southwest Ranches ICE Detention Facility

    WikipediaUdonis Haslem​Udonis Haslem, a power forward for the Miami Heat who bought a $3.2 million home in Southwest Ranches in 2007, has come forward in opposition to a planned detention facility that would place at least 1,400 incarcerated immigrants near his home, according to local activists.H ... 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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    May 5, 2011

    Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Palm Beach County

    pdphoto.org 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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    April 7, 2011
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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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    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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    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 7, 2010

    Lee County Taxi Drivers Facing Background Checks

    Photo courtesy of Wikipedia CommonsDo you know who's driving your family around?​Last week, we brought you the story of taxi drivers who must wear socks. This week is a little bit different.According to NaplesNews.com, Lee County is considering giving cabdrivers background checks.Wait... what?!

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    December 2, 2010
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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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    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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    October 22, 2010

    I'm Eating What?! Adjika

    Photo by Riki AltmanWhat are those Russians hiding?​Continuing on with our theme of Russian foods we don't recognize but are willing to try for the sake of science, we dug into a jar of what we later discovered was adjika, something that looked like it belonged between the categories of "dip" and ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Updated: Write a Poem for WLRN Miami Herald to Commemorate LeBron's Arrival

    Wikipedia CommonsOh LeBron, you inspire our inner poet.Update: The Miami Heat has decided it wants no part in the judging and therefore neither does LeBron James. This decision came because the event was coordinated without the team's input.Want LeBron James to check you out? You may only need to wr ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Deefield Beach Employee in Deep Shit Following Theft of Sewer Device

    From WikipediaThis diagram shows how a backflow valve is supposed to take waste out of your home.​A backflow valve / preventer occupies a valuable, straightforward function in the treatment of sewage. Namely, it ensures that water pressure sends waste out of a toilet toward a treatment facility. T ... 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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    August 10, 2010

    Novack Case the Stuff of Classic Film Noir

    Photo: WikipediaWas Narcy Novack a fan of film noir, by any chance? Because if what federal prosecutors say is true, then she's a real-life femme fatale with murder schemes and diabolical motives nearly identical to those of Barbara Stanwyck's character in the classic film noir Double Indemnity.If y ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Neighborhood Sports Bar & Grill Opens in Boca Raton

    Wikipedia Commons​If you want to catch a game on TV, drink a few beers, grab a burger or a pizza or some wings, you head to your neighborhood sports bar, right?  Or you can head to Boca to the new Neighborhood Sports Bar & Grill, which staged its grand opening party yesterday. New owner M ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    R&B Star Monica Performed in Atlanta on Day She Was "Booked" for Mango Festival

    Photo: Wikipedia CommonsMonica performing in Houston.​Monica, one of the major R&B acts advertised for Saturday's Mango Festival, was not planning to perform on that day. Rather, she was booked to play at a birthday bash for an Atlanta radio station that same Saturday. Photos from that perform ... 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 9, 2010

    Justice Stevens Chooses Fort Lauderdale Home Over Supreme Court Bench

    Photo: WikipediaJustice John Paul Stevens​Make room in Broward for one more bowtie-wearing senior. Justice John Paul Stevens announced this morning his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court, just 11 days shy of his 90th birthday.As Juice reported in October, Stevens is a snowbird, migrating every ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Lauderdale Bedbug Lawyer Says Tourists Should Check Registry

    Cimex Lectularius, coming soon to an Airport Hilton near you.​The Airport Hilton, Palm Beach. The Marriott Key Largo. The Clevelander Miami Beach. The Ocean Manor Resort Fort Lauderdale. The Embassy Suites in Boca. These are only a few of the South Florida hotels and guest houses riddled with bedb ... More >>

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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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    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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    October 30, 2008

    Impressive

    You’re not famous until Frank Caliendo impersonates you.

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    September 21, 2008
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