Flotsam | Miami News, Food, Culture and Events

Latest Stories

  • Flotsam | Miami News, Food, Culture and Events

    The concept of Christmas is strange in Miami. Children are fed baffling images of a heavily clothed, bearded man pulling large deer-like creatures through some sort of white substance on the ground while listening to hours of music celebrating mysterious concepts such as "cold weather" and "fireplaces."

  • Flotsam | Miami News, Food, Culture and Events

    November 30 at 4:12 p.m.

    Jeremy Bernstein, a 42-year-old who spends half his year in Miami Beach, says he has lost about $4,000 trying to sell Pepe the Frog-themed hot sauce to the racists and neo-Nazis on 4chan, Twitter, and the rest of the dark, sweaty armpit of the internet who worship the alt-right meme.

  • Flotsam | Miami News, Food, Culture and Events

    November 28 at 8:30 a.m.

    Joshua Cooper, a Tallahassee political consultant paid more than $500,000 by Florida Gov. Rick Scott to dig up dirt on Scott's enemies over the years, swears the photo above was simply a snapshot taken at an unfortunate angle. Cooper is adamant the photo absolutely does not show him holding an ice penis next to a mannequin's groin.

  • Flotsam | Miami News, Food, Culture and Events

    November 15 at 4:37 p.m.

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will probably never be president because he once drank water like a doofus on national television four years ago. The moment, which came during a State of the Union rebuttal, was dissected with Zapruder-film-like intensity, Poland Spring got in on the action, and Rubio cemented his status as a frightened, sweaty weirdo who lost his cool over eight ounces of spring water.

  • Flotsam | Miami News, Food, Culture and Events

    October 13 at 8:30 a.m.

    In the Magic City, Spanish is so prevalent that even Donald Trump, who once chided Jeb Bush for being bilingual, attempted to speak three words of it while campaigning here last year. Nearly 77 percent of Miamians speak a language other than English at home, with Spanish being the most common, according to U.S. Census figures. Forty-three percent of people said they spoke English "less than well."

  • Flotsam | Miami News, Food, Culture and Events

    September 4 at 9 a.m.

    Last Thursday, Monroe County officially shut down the Card Sound Bridge toll booth in favor of an automated SunPass system. As the remaining five toll workers packed up for their last day, New Times visited the station to ask for some of their craziest stories of manning one of Florida’s last human-staffed toll booths.