Twerk game so strong it set off fire alarms? That booty friction making smoke?
Nah, twerk game so weak, kid slipped and accidentally hit the fire alarm. SMH.More »
Daniel Medina, who fatally shot his 26-year-old wife and uploaded a picture of her corpse onto Facebook aside a confession, now faces a first-degree murder charge and, if convicted, the death penalty.
Derek Medina and wife Jennifer Alfonso
Initially the state only charged Medina, who claimed he'd shot his wife out of self defense, with second degree murder. In Florida, a conviction of that crime has the capacity to impose a life sentence. But according to Miami court records, when Medina attends a Miami court hearing on Wednesday, he will face a much steeper charge -- and possible punishment.More »
Art Basel week: where fine art brings out the crudeness in people.
Something about all that free booze, the nagging sense there's always a better party than the one you're at, and viewing copious amounts of art in a setting akin to Black Friday can bring out the worst conduct in some people. So, to prevent you from annoying those around you and enhance your Basel experience, we politely offer these behaviors to avoid.
See also: Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 Fairs GuideMore »
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke comes to the defense of a superstar college quarterback in Tallahassee.
Whenever a celebrity athlete gets accused of sexually assaulting a woman, it doesn't take long for the media machine to declare him guilty. It's now happening to Florida State University star quarterback Jameis Winston, who stands accused of raping a Tampa Bay area woman on Dec. 7, 2012. The alleged victim, who attended FSU, claims she didn't know the identity of her attacker until a month later, when she identified him as Winston.More »
Touchdown Tommy has been one of the University of Miami's most memorable traditions since 1945. After each Canes football score, members of the Sigma Chi fraternity fire a small cannon in celebration. Seniors shoot blanks out of the wheeled piece of artillery in the corner of Sun Life Stadium, near the end-zone.
But according to a complaint filed on November 15, the bro life didn't agree with Steven Murphy. While photographing a game against USF last year, he was shot by the cannon and severely injured. The 62-year-old is suing the fraternity for damages in excess of $15,000 because the blast caused him hearing loss and "loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life." He claims the bros weren't properly trained to use the cannon and that they didn't warn him to move out of the way.More »
In Wynwood, even the sky often seems spray-painted. On a recent evening, two young women were suspended in midair on metal scaffolding, masks over their mouths, aerosol cans in their hands. As the setting sun shifted heaven's hues above them, the women unleashed waves of color onto a white warehouse wall. When the two disappeared after dark, they left glittering letters behind them: "I REMEMBER PARADISE."
Morgan Coleman Are Wynwood's days as a street art paradise now numbered?
The message is no idle metaphor. Soaring rents have forced several Wynwood art galleries to shut or move miles away. Lester's, a beloved local bar, just closed. Buildings blanketed with years of graffiti are being torn down for new stores, including a Ducati dealership. Wynwood -- a street artist's paradise for the past ten years -- is rapidly changing.
"I don't want to see Wynwood die," says Danilo Gonzalez, an artist and owner of the Art Place, a gallery and café at Northwest Second Avenue and 28th Street. "If all the galleries and artists leave, then this will become just another mall like Lincoln Road or Bal Harbour. You can go shopping anywhere. There's nothing unique about that."More »
Michael Vivanco, a 22-year-old substitute teacher and coach at Felix Varela Senior High School, is behind bars today after admitting to a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy he met on a gay hook up app for mobile phones. He faces charges of harmful material to a minor, lewd and lascivious battery, and lewd and lascivious conduct.
In a post Anthony Weiner-gate world, does this even count as a scandal? First-term Miami-Dade Congressman Joe Garcia made it onto TMZ's television show last week for the *gasp* controversial act of being in close proximity to a woman wearing a thong while on the beach.
Last month's elections in Miami Beach were a clear call for change. Four incumbents and past office holders were defeated at the polls in favor flesh blood. But that notably left Miami Beach, a city with a 53 percent Hispanic majority population, without a single elected Hispanic civil servant in city hall.
In an editorial, the Miami Herald strongly called on new Mayor Philip Levine to institute something that sounded awfully close to an informal ethnic quotas while making appointments to city boards. Miami Today however replied with their own editorial slamming the suggestion.More »
Time to arrest Jameis Winston.
Despite the FSU football star and Heisman Trophy favorite's claim that he had consensual sex with an unnamed girl, Tallahassee police and prosecutors have dawdled long enough.
As you probably know, FSU's football team climbed to number one in the nation this morning and will play Duke in the conference championship -- then likely continue on to the BCS championship game. And as you also are probably aware, Tallahassee cops have been sitting on a rape complaint against Winston for a full year, since December 2012.
But they found traces of Winston's DNA in the girl's underwear. And the nation has had about enough of Florida's macho football baloney -- courtesy of Richie Incognito and the Miami Dolphins, as well as this sad college campus scenario.More »
The Florida Keys, haunted dots of green floating in the Atlantic, have long attracted despondent souls plotting violent escapes from reality. In 2011, a prominent and sadistic Wisconsin surgeon named Glen Tucker shot to death his wife, Joan, before turning the gun on himself.
Jim and Michelle Ovecka
His death, as we reported last year in a cover story, spilled a lifetime of horrific secrets exposing what Tucker had fled: a million dollars in claims that he'd purposely botched several plastic surgeries.
Now the pattern continues.More »
The Dolphins went into Dirty Jersey yesterday and beat the living bananas out of a very bad but extremely pleasant to watch Jets team. The Dolphins cruised to a 23-3 victory and kept alive their slim hopes of sneaking into the sixth playoff spot. Losses by Pittsburgh, San Diego, and the Jets began to clear up a once-murky playoff situation in the AFC.
The Miami Heat held a team meeting prior to Sunday's sleepy late-afternoon tip with the Charlotte Bobcatzzz, collecting all they gave a crap about into one tiny basket. It was the kind of basket you might buy strawberries in. Spoelstra went down the line, and one by one the players pulled out their pockets and frowned in embarrassment. As the line grew shorter, it became more apparent there would be no craps given this night, just semicraps, like the ones given by the person who sent you that mass "Happy Thanksgiving" text this year.
We're going to pass on the opportunity to make a joke about someone named from Fat Joe being released early from jail right on time for Thanksgiving. Or at least we're really going to try.
Yes, Joseph Cartagena, AKA Fat Joe, was released Wednesday, just in time for the holidays, from the Miami jail he had been spending time in thanks to a guilty plea on tax evasion charges.More »
Apparently the Minnesota Timberwolves aren't too proud to admit that Miami Heat players are just more exciting than theirs.
The Heat are scheduled to visit the Target Center in Minneapolis on Saturday, December 7, and the Timberwolves are selling a tickets in the hopes that fans will get to high-five LeBron and Co.More »
While you may have spent Wednesday preparing for Thanksgiving, Jeb Bush was busy on Twitter spreading controversy-stirring conspiracy theories about President Obama on Twitter. Unfortunately these stubborn little things called facts got in the way of his criticism.