Category : Miami News Times

Michael Mina Lists His Five Favorite Restaurants in Miami

To say Michael Mina knows good food is an understatement. Last year, the Egyptian-born chef was named to the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America. He owns 20 restaurants across the nation, including the Michelin-starred Michael Mina in San Francisco. His empire encom…

New Videogame: Burmese Pythons in the Everglades

You know you’re in trouble when your only defender is a company named “Bigglesworth.”

Welcome to the sordid existence of South Florida’s most hated species: the Burmese python. This creature is so hated that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission last year assembled a ragta…

Racecar Drivers Don and Bill Whittington: Drug Smugglers and CIA Helpers?

Don Whittington charged up to a desk inside a gargantuan Fort Lauderdale warehouse built from blue corrugated metal. He was seething. “You’re a bitch,” he hissed at the receptionist.

Then, the five-foot-11 Whittington, who was once a championship racecar driver before earning an 18-month …

Reader Mail: Thomas Kramer Is a Good Person

So That’s What It Does!

And it ain’t good: A great read with equally great art (“The Politely Evil Empire,” Pete Kotz, January 30). People, don’t let your children grow up to become members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. gumsandals

Then again, what would …

A Grand Freakout in A Field in England

A grim and hilarious hallucination in monochrome, Ben Wheatley’s small-budget historical freak-out A Field in England ticks madly between unities-honoring classical drama, language-drunk existentialism, cock-brandishing Elizabethan ribaldry, and the muskets-and-sorcery madness of so…

Skinny Puppy on Being Used for Torture at Guantánamo Bay

Deep in the bowels of Guantánamo Bay, extreme bass music rumbles from Bazooka speakers as federal agents use the music of Skinny Puppy to torture prisoners. It’s a fact that has been confirmed by the pioneering industrial band, and that inspired its latest album, Weapon.

Miami Springs Reporter Unable to Work After Affair Spawns Restraining Orders

Wally Clark swears it was a million-dollar idea. The bespectacled man with big ears, a bald head, and a trim figure scrolls through the 10,000 pornographic snapshots he took of his wife cavorting with his best friend. Sure, Clark had nudged the two of them together — but it was

Nipsey Hussle Discusses His Mixtape Crenshaw

There were two ways to procure rapper Nipsey Hussle‘s recent release Crenshaw: download a digital copy for the cost of nothing or pay $100 for one of 1,000 hard copies. But who the hell would buy a $100 album? Jay Z did. Well, more like Jay Z bought 100. And

Queens of the Stone Age at the Fillmore February 5

At this moment, Queens of the Stone Age is the best rock ‘n’ roll band on the planet.

A bold statement, sure. However, while there exist other artists with similar relevance and artistic integrity, no group so deeply embodies the spirit of the genre’s past while fighting to make fr…

Reader Mail: Thieving Prostitutes and WLRN

When Thieving Prostitutes Strike, You Respond

I’m not shedding any tears: Are we supposed to feel sorry for these rich guys who use their money to exploit women, when the women exploit them right back (“Fox Force Four,” Allie Conti, January 23)? They deserve each other. They…