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Spandau Ballet, the Blitz kids and the birth of the New Romantics

When my phone rang in January 1980, little did I realise its message meant: "Put out the cat. You're coming to the party of your life." The voice on the other end spoke without pausing: "My name's…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 4, 2009
LENGTH: 15 minutes (3909 words)

More than $200 million in outside money floods Florida elections since 'Citizens United'

More than $200 million in outside money has poured into Florida elections since a landmark 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision, bombarding voters with ads, weakening control candidates have over their…
PUBLISHED: July 19, 2014
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1572 words)

A Comprehensive History of Floridians Hiding Their Weed in Their Butts and Other Body Parts

Maybe it’s the heat. Maybe it’s the fear that a family of black bears will drag us out of our garages, or maybe it’s just all the damn mosquitoes in the humid cesspool some…
AUTHOR:Erin Peace
LENGTH: 5 minutes (1276 words)

Medical marijuana: Florida’s new business boom

By Audra D.S. Burch The Miami Herald Before the sun set over the rows of palms and ferns and hibiscus that Thursday, Chuck Buster had heard from a half dozen friends, all calling to tell him that his…
PUBLISHED: July 19, 2014
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1542 words)

Pitbull: Get Rich or Die Shilling

Photograph by Christopher Leaman Pitbull, born Armando Pérez, self-titled Mr. Worldwide, and often known simply as Pit, slides into his seat at a hotel restaurant about 25 minutes inland from…
PUBLISHED: July 17, 2014
LENGTH: 14 minutes (3534 words)

Dodgers Announcer Vin Scully Remains the Gold Standard, But Is Retirement on His Mind?

Christopher PateyVin Scully Vin Scully, who is widely regarded as the greatest broadcaster in the history of sports, has been enamored with the sound of play-by-play for all but the first few of his…
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2707 words)

Meet the Former Lawyer and Laundry Service Owner Behind Gossip Insurgent MediaTakeout | VICE United States

Photo by Bobby Viteri. Clothing courtesy of Sons of Essex is the kind of SoHo restaurant where high-powered New York City publicists host celebrity press junkets, but I didn't visit the…
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1872 words)

The White Album: How Bob Marley Posthumously Became a Household Name

For Legend, Island Records' Dave Robinson chose a cover photo in which Marley appears more reflective than rebellious.At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's…
PUBLISHED: July 9, 2014
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1141 words)

Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away

A drive through the sticky Florida heat into Alton Road in Miami Beach can be an unexpectedly awkward business. Most of the boulevard, which runs north through the heart of the resort's most opulent…
PUBLISHED: July 11, 2014
LENGTH: 11 minutes (2874 words)