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Awards

  • 2012 - Investigative Reporters and Editors

    "Rotten to the Core"

  • 2012 - Livingston Awards for Young Journalists

    "Rotten to the Core"

  • 2012 - Salute to Excellence Awards/National Association of Black Journalists

    "Rotten to the Core"

  • 2012 - AAN AltWeekly Awards

    "Rotten to the Core"

  • 2012 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ

    "Rotten to the Core"

  • 2012 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ

    "Rotten to the Core"

  • 2012 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association

    "Rotten to the Core"

  • 2012 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association

    "Rotten to the Core"

  • 2012 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists

    "Rotten to the Core"

  • 2012 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists

    "Rotten to the Core"

  • 2012 - Maggies: The Magazine Awards of Western Publishing, published August 18, 2011

    "Knocked Out"

  • 2012 - Salute to Excellence Awards/National Association of Black Journalists, published April 28, 2011

    "Hard Hit"

  • 2012 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published April 28, 2011

    "Hard Hit"

  • 2012 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published November 17, 2011

    "Russian Roulette"

  • 2012 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published April 28, 2011

    "Hit Hard"

  • 2012 - Sigma Delta Chi Awards/Society of Professional Journalists

    "Rotten to the Core"

  • 2011 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published April 22, 2010

    "Blow Hard"

  • 2011 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published April 22, 2010

    "Blow Hard"

  • 2011 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published September 23, 2010

    "Marked for Death"

  • 2010 - Association of Food Journalists Awards, published March 26, 2009

    "Pork Pirates"

  • 2010 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published March 26, 2009

    "Pork Pirates"

  • 2010 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published August 13, 2009

    "In the Name of the King"

  • 2010 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published December 10, 2009

    "Crime 101"

  • 2010 - Salute to Excellence Awards/National Association of Black Journalists, published February 12, 2009

    "Curse of the Class of 2006"

  • 2010 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published February 12, 2009

    "Curse of the Class of 2006"

  • 2010 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published November 5, 2009

    "Park or Die Tryin'"

  • 2009 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published September 18, 2008

    "Redemption Run"

  • 2009 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published September 18, 2008

    "Redemption Run"

  • 2009 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published December 4, 2008

    "Budget Ballin'"

  • 2009 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published October 30, 2008

    "Faux-Bama!"

  • 2009 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published October 30, 2008

    "Faux-Bama!"

2009 Stories by Gus Garcia-Roberts

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  • Lil Wayne's media blitz

    published Feb 06, 2009

    Apparently, mainstream America is ready for a dreadlocked, face-tattooed half-insane gangsta/nonsense rapper. In a pre-Grammys media blitz, Miami's adopted loon, Lil Wayne, introduces himself to many ... More >>

  • How to Smell Like a Media Whore: Miami's Celebrity Fragrances
    FEATURED STORY

    How to Smell Like a Media Whore: Miami's Celebrity Fragrances

    published Feb 04, 2009

    So we were driving through Hialeah a few days ago when we saw a billboard advertising Daddy Yankee's cologne. Yeah, yeah, it launched a couple of months ago, but this is the first we've heard of it, a... More >>

  • Let's Get Jiggly

    published February 5, 2009

    It never fails: Just as we finish explaining to our out-of-town friends that Miami is not really like that, we catch wind of something... More >>

  • Further Blurring the Line Between Biography and Fiction, Mickey Rourke to Take Part in Wrestlemania

    published Jan 26, 2009

    Yes, the plot of The Wrestler -- in which a dude who had the world by the balls in the '80s before falling flat on his face owing to disastrous, self-destructive decision-making and an audience t... More >>

  • Reader: Holy Hustler Vincent Spann a "Corrupt Criminal"

    published Jan 23, 2009

    We received a voicemail from an even-toned, religiously minded reader of this week's feature, "Holy Hustler." The story, which focuses on embattled Liberty City pastor Vincent Spann, had our reader we... More >>

  • President Obama halts Guantanamo trials

    published Jan 21, 2009

    In his inaugural speech yesterday, Barack Obama declared that "we reject as false the choice between our safety and our ideals"- a statement Riptide felt spoke directly to the future of Guantanamo Bay... More >>

  • Gus Garcia-Roberts
    COVER STORY

    Holy Hustler

    published January 22, 2009

    On a sun-blasted Tuesday morning in the last weeks of 2008, four people pedal camouflage-painted bikes toward NW 61st Street and 13th Place,... More >>

  • The Moment, The Boss, and Oprah: Riptide Live from D.C.
    FEATURED STORY

    "The Moment," The Boss, and Oprah: Riptide Live from D.C.

    published Jan 20, 2009

    As Barack Obama momentarily studied his massive audience before launching into his poetic and bold inaugural speech, an unrestrainable middle-age man next to Riptide on the Capitol lawn seating area y... More >>

  • Manny Being Manny: Our Frequent-Flying Mayor Schmoozes in D.C.

    published Jan 17, 2009

    Okay, so being mayor of any city is pretty much being a professional schmoozer: attend a few balls, galas and fundraisers a week, bequeath a few keys to the city, glut yourself on cubed cheese and ch... More >>

  • Apocalypse Now: Miami Company Introduces Bulletproof Clothing Line

    published Jan 15, 2009

    In this week's sign that our world is doomed, witness the launch of Anxo, a Miami-based line of bulletproof clothing for civilians. Its slogan, and we can't make this shit up: "Our promise: You won't ... More >>

  • Boogie Down Barack

    published January 15, 2009

    When Barack and Michelle Obama take the floor for his ceremonial first dance at the inaugural ball this Tuesday, we suggest they do the pretzel... More >>

  • Bush's Final Press Conference

    published Jan 12, 2009

    Today our departing president held his last press conference, and it was classic Dubya: hokey jokes, strange grins, and a prickly defensiveness. The highlight: Bush admitted, for the first time, to ma... More >>

  • Bill Clinton Charms the Fontainebleau

    published Jan 09, 2009

    As easy as he is to mock with decades-old jokes, we've got to hand it to Bill Clinton -- the dude can warm a room like Wayne Newton on crystal meth.  Not that last night's Fontainebleau crowd was a ... More >>

  • Boobs, tunes, and soul food: Bubba Clinton's guide to Miami

    published Jan 07, 2009

    Ah, the life of an ex-president. When the wife isn't unleashing you like an aging attack froodle on this or that Junior Senator in pursuit of her master plan, it's actually pretty serene. Flying to an... More >>

  • Hateful New Year

    published January 8, 2009

    Not long ago, Miami Herald readers were greeted with an unexpected insert in their Sunday editions: DVDs of a movie that offended many... More >>

  • One Miamian's crusade against Jiffy Lube

    published Jan 02, 2009

    Ever since Riptide saw the above photo in Jacob Katel's Biscayne Bay StreetWorks collection in October we've been haunted by mystery. Who owns this blue truck, how did Jiffy Lube screw it up, and why ... More >>

  • at Churchill's

    published January 1, 2009

    Monday night Jazz Jam, winner of our 2007 Best of Miami award, is not a well-kept secret. It’s more like an institution. But a reminder is... More >>

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