Two hours by plane from Miami, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. It's also the sickest. On average, Haitians barely live to the age of 60. They are 12 times more likely than Americans to die of communicable diseases and 50 times more likely to die during childbirth. Then, on January 12, 2010, a powerful earthquake hit Haiti, killing as many as 300,000 people. The catastrophe also left tens of thousands seriously injured and destroyed dozens of hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies just as they were most needed. New Times traveled to Port-au-Prince to report on small Bernard Mevs Hospital and three of its patients. Their stories show just how deep Haiti's health-care crisis runs, but there is hope amid the ruins. Read the "Bernard Mevs: A hospital saves Haiti" article.
Porn stars and peddlers gathered at the Miami Beach Convention Center for Exxxotica. Fans got the chance to meet talent up close, and catch seminars and performances by 2 Live Crew, RubberDoll, Pretty Things Peepshow, Sofia Luna, and the Ms. Exxxotica pageant. Read coverage from Exxxotica Miami...
After sailing out of the Port of Miami, the Bruise Cruise aboard the Carnival Imagination was a weekend-long musical voyage to the Bahamas and back. Entertaining passengers were the Black Lips, Surfer Blood, the Vivian Girls, Quintron and Ms. Pussycat, Thee Oh Sees, Strange Boys, Ty Segall,...
To celebrate the voyage of the first indie rock excursion on the Carnival Imagination, Bruise Cruise held a kick-off party at Grand Central with the Black Lips, Surfer Blood, the Vivian Girls, Quintron and Ms. Pussycat, Thee Oh Sees, Strange Boys, Ty Segall, Turbo Fruits, and Jacuzzi Boys.
New Times writer Michael E. Miller survived a grueling 26.2-mile longboard marathon around Hallendale Beach. The winner won a $10,000 check. Read the full story about the Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon here.
This week's feature, "Marked for Death," looks at the life of fallen MSG Cartel member Ynot, who was run over by a Cadillac Escalade after an argument outside a Davie strip club. Read the tale of Ynot's life and unexpected death here.
Sunday's Fall for the Arts Festival at the Arsht Center in downtown Miami invited food trucks from all over South Florida to set up shop. The culinary feast on wheels was organized with the help of the Burger Beast.
In this week's review, critic Lee Klein looks at the best deals available during Miami Spice. Take a closer look at Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau Hotel, one of Klein's picks. Read the full article on the best Miami Spice deals.
After a brief split, Aerosmith got back together for their Cocked, Locked, Ready to Rock Tour, which brought them to the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise on Monday night. Rocker Sammy Hagar opened the show.