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"Do you know anything about me?" Cyndi Lauper aggressively questioned me a couple weeks back over the phone. I was, needless to say, taken aback, confused, sort of desperate to see where the conversation had gone wrong even though we'd only been on the phone two minutes. Before the call, I was, as ... More >>
Trying to sort through the latest Alex Rodriguez-related mess--I'm not going to call it a scandal yet for reasons that will come up in a moment--is like trying to read the New York Review of Books on a crowded subway: it's hard to find one line that connects with the next. The Times fired the first ... More >>
On a recent morning in Crown Heights, we met Roberto Carlos Lange, the Brooklyn by way of Miami master who makes music under the moniker Helado Negro and whose latest album, Invisible Life, was released on Asthmatic Kitty earlier this month. It's his most collaborative album to date -- with appearan ... More >>
Yesterday, we published the first part of our conversation with John Brousseau, a 32-year veteran of Scientology's "Sea Org" who escaped from the church's International Base east of Los Angeles in 2010. In our first part, Brousseau described his work in the Tom Cruise household with Katie Holmes an ... More >>
[See More Clips of the Day: The Science of Drinking and Peeing | Bookcase Hides Table and Chairs | A Dry Martini, You Always Shake to Waltz Time] For anyone stuck in the city this week, here's an annoyingly beautiful taste of country life. The video is from Tiger in a Jar (makers of Beet Cake), and ... More >>
Just write a check already, and save the gown
Natalie Jacob Natalie Jacob never knew that cocktails would become such a big part of her life. The New Jersey native studied interior design at Fashion Institute of Technology. After graduating, she moved to South Florida, where she tended bar in nightclubs. There, the menu mainly consisted ... More >>
Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author Pete Dexter still packs a punch
Xenu hates sterile cubes, for some reasonOne of the first things people ask me when they hear that I cover Scientology on a regular basis is whether I've been targeted for harassment by the church. Despite some evidence that the church does intend to "handle" me, I've been left alone for th ... More >>
In South Florida--which is our nation's weathervane as far as drug use (and pretty art deco hotels)--cocaine use is way down, that devil drug falling way below crystal meth and even booze in popularity. And the reason is obviously the increased awareness of citizens as to the dire dangers ... More >>
Tony Adams is a loyal reader of "La Daily Musto" who always peppers us with his witty comments and observations. So when he asked if he could interview me for South Florida Gay News, I braced myself for an extra treat . And then, when it turned out to be the cover story, I was so thrilled I ... More >>
A larger-than-expected corn crop this season has set off a sharp decline in prices, which could deter food inflation. Corn rose to a high of $7.99 per bushel in June. [NY Times] Fast-food chains are getting their booze on. In addition to Burger King's Whopper Bars, two Sonic restaurants in S ... More >>
Strife in the Middle East got you down? Union-busting bills taking the shine off your afternoon? Are you Lindsay Lohan? Time to cheer up, because a group of dolphins in Florida helped save a dog stranded in a canal. South Florida's NBC 2 reports that Turbo, an 11-year-old Doberman, was strand ... More >>
Brad WalshCarolina RamirezEvery Fashion Week we're in awe of how much models are put through. They're running around from show to show; they get their hair yanked, straightened, curled; they get touched on almost every part of their bodies by dressers, wear loads of makeup, and, probably the ... More >>
And does he advocate calling a young girl a white bitch?
Reggie Rock Bythewood's One Night in Vegas, airing on ESPN tonight as part of the network's "30 for 30" documentary series, shines a light on the little known friendship and many parallels between tortured souls Mike Tyson and Tupac Shakur. The title of Bythewood's documentary is a reference ... More >>
Hustlin'Jack Horkheimer died last week. Son of a bitch. I didn't hear right away because I was on my way to a week in Maine. An e-mail got through to me on the road. Well, I thought, I'll just wait for the canned "Star Gazer" obits to appear, and when I get back to town I'll get around to wr ... More >>
Back with an update but the same sensibility, the director shows us that happiness is a state of mind
The writer-director takes his suburban pathos and personal anxiety to the Sunshine State
tkTom is the one in black. Against Me! leader Tom Gabel is the sort of lyricist that can't stop himself from contemplating the folly of Robert McNamara's foreign policy decisions mid-song, and he's the sort of singer that can find a way to make the former Secretary of Defense's quirky name positive ... More >>
The Internet spells doom for many long-established periodicals
jessicamelling/flickrLiquid gold. New York pizza and bagel makers have been known to say there's something in the water here that makes their baked goods taste so good. A South Florida-based company is banking on the claim. According to Pizza Magazine Quarterly (who knew such a magazine even ... More >>
Jesse Schenker has a new restaurant and some very impressive tattoos.Yesterday, Jesse Schenker opened the doors to Recette, a contemporary American restaurant located in the old Jarnac space on West 12th Street. The restaurant is the public manifestation of Recette Private Dining, a private d ... More >>
Funny how you could barely find a Floor record a decade ago. Now look what happened.South Florida doom outfit Floor released almost nothing in their four or five year run in the mid-nineties; a quick early aughts reformation and the release of Floor (2002) and the lost 1994 LP Dove (which fin ... More >>
I just got a letter from a man who's been involved in senior citizens groups (including SAGE of South Florida), even though he's not even close to SAGE age. He simply likes to be around older gays and figures that shouldn't be a problem. But the man claims New York's branch of SAGE told him that the ... More >>
As the nation's largest kosher empire implodes, Brooklyn's ultra-Orthodox Jews begin to break ranks
Baseball has no monopoly on foul balls. The NYPD's own drug scandal keeps simmering.
Obama's strategy makes her spurn Bill's Cuban advances and embrace Bush and the GOP's anti-Castro right.
Pratt students invent the next New Yorkfor real.
DJ Khaled is taking over, 200 words a minute and one guest-star at a time
The government's determination to deport old-school rapper Slick Rick knows no bounds
In the exotic pet universe, it's all about whose is weirder than whose.
Farris Hassan, not done with his 15 minutes of fame, is up to his old tricks again
The country's youngest transgender child is ready for school. But is school ready for her?
The latest election fraud warnings
Graham the Latest Cracker
Claiming an 'Implicit' Racial Angle, Stormfront Leader Joins Bush Protest