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FaviconThe Ten Progressive Candidates in South Florida 14 Aug 2018, 2:29 pm

Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election by running as an anti-establishment, outsider candidate. (Russia may have helped, too.) In 2018, the Democratic party is responding by propping up outsider candidates of their own, often with political positions substantially to the left of traditional Democratic candidates. Many of South Florida's...

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FaviconAmerican Football Brings Influential Head-Nodding Heartaches to Revolution Live 13 Aug 2018, 2:40 pm

Filing into Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale to see the seminal emo act American Football, you'd be forgiven for not knowing the band's highly influential debut came out nearly 20 years ago. Here was a crowd of fresh-faced youngsters piled in to watch a group of guys who could be these kids' dads play music suffused with melancholy and beats that rarely surpass a steady 120 BPM.

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FaviconACLU Slams ICE's Private Prison Company Threatening Florida Activists With Lawsuit 13 Aug 2018, 2:38 pm

The Dream Defenders, a Florida civil rights group formed near the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement, has helped turn the GEO Group, Immigration and Customs Enforcement's single largest contractor, from a largely unknown private prison firm hated by justice-reform activists into a toxic company from which even some Republican politicians are now refusing donations.

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FaviconCrazy Rich Asians Is the Latest Non-White Rom-Com That Basks in and Subverts Old Clichés 13 Aug 2018, 1:00 pm

Scandal ensues when the charming Nick Young (Henry Golding), secretly heir to a wealthy Chinese-Singaporean real estate fortune, brings his accomplished, lower-class Chinese-American girlfriend, Rachel Chu (Fresh Off The Boat’s Constance Wu), home for his best friend’s wedding

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FaviconThe Best Concerts in South Florida This Week 13 Aug 2018, 12:34 pm

Taylor Swift, Wiz Khalifa, Def Leppard and more of the best concerts in South Florida this week, August 13 through August 19.

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FaviconThe Miseducation of Cameron Post Exposes the Cruel Idiocy of Gay Conversion Therapy 13 Aug 2018, 12:00 pm

Through the stories of how these teens ended up at God’s Promise, Cameron Post suggests the rigid hegemony of American life, the all-too-common story of religious belief perverted in the service of fitting in

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FaviconTwo Dolphins Kneeled Last Night, So Trump Got Mad and Tweeted "Be Happy, Be Cool" 10 Aug 2018, 4:46 pm

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills has been kneeling during the national anthem to protest the racist American justice system for portions of the last three NFL seasons. Stills is extremely serious about his activism — in February, he took a road trip in an RV to meet civil-rights supporters...

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FaviconMiami Welcomes J. Cole, the Best Worst Rapper in the World 10 Aug 2018, 3:52 pm

This country does not do earnestness well. We would rather turn you into a meme than lend you an understanding ear. We have trouble digesting sincerity unless it’s wrapped in something less vulnerable. Perhaps that’s part of the reason some folks have so much trouble with J. Cole. His...

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FaviconEnd-of-Days Author Disfigured by Mislabeled Antique Gun 10 Aug 2018, 1:21 pm

With the chamber loaded up with 8x57mm ammunition, Fletcher lifted the barrel into the muggy air and pulled the trigger. The gun exploded in his face, destroying his right eye and permanently disfiguring him. In a Palm Beach County lawsuit, the Arkansas resident blames Century Arms for the accident, claiming it distributed the Mauser rifle with the wrong ammunition profile and model stamped on it.

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FaviconTaylor Swift’s Spiraling Credibility Implodes on Reputation 9 Aug 2018, 1:40 pm

Being the Juliet to a handsome Romeo, having her lover march in on a white horse and beg for her forgiveness, professing her love to a man during his wedding to another woman: Taylor Swift, ever the romantic, loves a good fairy tale. Her most meticulous and longest-running fantasy, though,...

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FaviconAnother Black South Floridian Says Wells Fargo Refused to Cash His Check, Called Cops 9 Aug 2018, 1:37 pm

After a long day of work, Jean Romane Elie headed to a Wells Fargo branch in West Palm Beach to withdraw money for rent. But when he handed over his driver's license and Visa card, the bank teller told the Haitian man to wait while she consulted with another...

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FaviconThe Ten Best Things to Do in South Florida This Week 9 Aug 2018, 1:16 pm

Concerts by Shakira, Imagie Dragons, and American Football, along with a food truck invasion and the fourth annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival are among the best things to do in South Florida this week.

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FaviconThe Meg Only Triumphs When It Accepts Its Full Silliness 9 Aug 2018, 1:05 pm

... It’s a hero-dude adventure movie based on a Michael Crichton-esque paperback techno-thriller, which means we hear more science talk than is strictly necessary, get a tour of a gleaming research facility and meet a billionaire finder (Rainn Wilson) who just might have ulterior motives

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FaviconJ. Cole Is This Generation's Most Consistent Artist 8 Aug 2018, 5:02 pm

Jermaine Cole’s latest project, KOD, channels pure artistry. It's inspired by an artist who doesn’t stray from lyrical consistency, Kendrick Lamar. Cole witnessed Lamar's work onstage in Detroit during the Damn Tour, which left both fans and Cole himself coveting the encore. These artists, who lead the hip-hop generation, have two...

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FaviconVideo: Protesters Stage Mock Baby-Caging Outside Florida Private-Prison Office 8 Aug 2018, 4:50 pm

Boca Raton's GEO Group — the single largest contractor for Immigration and Customs Enforcement — absolutely does not want anyone to accuse it of caging people or separating families. GEO is so upset by such allegations that it threatened to sue Dream Defenders, a Florida civil rights group, all...

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FaviconMojo Donuts and &Pizza Join Hard Rock Stadium's Food Lineup 8 Aug 2018, 4:48 pm

When the Miami Dolphins take the field on Thursday, August 9, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, fans at Hard Rock Stadium will be treated to some new amenities and food options. The improvements are part of a much grander scheme for the stadium, according to Tom Garfinkel, chief executive officer of the...

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FaviconCrazy Uncle MIke's Restaurant and Brewery Coming to Boca Raton 8 Aug 2018, 4:48 pm

Crazy Uncle Mike's, a brewery and restaurant featuring live music, is coming to Boca Raton. The 9,000-square foot complex will have a full-service kitchen,10-barrel brewhouse, "state-of-the-art" stage, full liquor license, and indoor and outdoor seating for 200. It will also offer highway access, plenty of parking, and a patio that wraps around the entire building.

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FaviconPhotojournalist Ian Witlen Documents the #NeverAgain Movement at His Parkland Alma Mater 7 Aug 2018, 4:09 pm

Photographer Ian Witlen got a call from New Times' art director just after 2:30 p.m. on Valentine's Day. She had heard reports that there was an active shooter on the campus of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. Witlen had graduated from the school in 2001. "I immediately thought it was just another...

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FaviconDo You Like Def Leppard Ironically, for Real, or Always and Forever? 7 Aug 2018, 4:05 pm

Today, I drove past a hip-looking young woman with short black bangs, concentrating on her phone. She was  standing on the corner of a street lined with cool stores and was wearing a Def Leppard crop-top with leopard-print short sleeves and a high waisted skirt. I wondered: Is she wearing the...

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FaviconBroward's Dumbass School Board Accidentally Releases Nikolas Cruz Info, Threatens Journalists 7 Aug 2018, 4:03 pm

Ever since the Parkland massacre, the Broward School Board and superintendent Robert Runcie have insisted that the school system did everything possible to help Cruz, who'd been a known violent threat for years. And yet the school board has also fought tooth-and-nail in court to avoid releasing detailed records about Cruz's...

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