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  • <em>New Times'</em> Dirty Dozen of 2009
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    New Times' Dirty Dozen of 2009

    published Dec 29, 2009

    ​Every year, the New Times editorial staff picks the people who brought a certain amount of shame to our city. Trust us, we're never in short supply of morons who we wish would move elsewhere. We co... More >>

  • Top Ten <em>New Times</em> Feature Stories of the Decade 2000-2009
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    Top Ten New Times Feature Stories of the Decade 2000-2009

    published Dec 17, 2009

    Miami New Times has kicked some ass in the last decade. We have changed the course of the city and it has changed us. What follows is a list of some of our most significant stories -- of course, every... More >>

  • Miami <em>New Times</em> Gets a Glossy New Look
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    Miami New Times Gets a Glossy New Look

    published Dec 08, 2009

    ​For more than two decades, Miami New Times hasn't changed much. On January 1, the weekly paper will become something altogether different. A glossy cover, staples, and perfect trimming with give th... More >>

  • Pathos, Pride and <em>The Color Purple</em> at the Arsht Center
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    Pathos, Pride and The Color Purple at the Arsht Center

    published Oct 29, 2009

    ​As the curtain rose on  The Color Purple's long-awaited Miami run, a young woman on stage suffered labor pains as a joyous church congregation sang of the glories of the Lord. Then the gossipi... More >>

  • Shorts Might Be a Big Moneymaker and a Way to Circumvent the Law
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    Shorts Might Be a Big Moneymaker and a Way to Circumvent the Law

    published Oct 19, 2009

    ​Opa-locka is unique. There's outlandish Arabian-style architecture. Gunfights take place in the open. And in 2007, city commissioners passed a law prohibiting -- and Riptide is not making this up -... More >>

  • Efraim Diveroli Guilty Plea: End of an Arms Era

    published Sep 07, 2009

    The judicial curtain has closed on one of the most bizarre sagas in arms dealing. In late August, Miami Beach's Efraim Diveroli pled guilty to one charge of conspiracy for breaking an embargo against ... More >>

  • Book Review: Mia Leonin's Memoir, Havana and Other Missing Fathers

    published Aug 10, 2009

    ​Poet, UM creative writing professor, and former Miami New Times theater critic Mia Leonin grew up believing her father was dead, and after years of listening to her mother's disparate stories regar... More >>

  • Charles Perez Too Gay for Television? Probably Not

    Charles Perez Too Gay for Television? Probably Not

    published Aug 07, 2009

    ​Even national cable TV channel Fox News jumped on the firing of Local 10 news anchor Charles Perez, using the headline banner "Too Gay for Television?" But can that sensational story really be true... More >>

  • Moussavi Supporters Protest Iran Elections in Downtown Miami
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    Moussavi Supporters Protest Iran Elections in Downtown Miami

    published Jun 17, 2009

    Think all the craziness in Iran is far away and meaningless to you? Think again. For two hours yesterday, from around 6 to 8 p.m., the plaza near The Torch of Friendship was taken over by a crowd of ... More >>

  • Along the Way to Key West: Here Are the Best Places to Eat

    published Jun 11, 2009

    Summer is the time to drive down to Key West. It's empty now, the streets and beaches quiet. Here's a list of places to eat on the drive down (or back up). Robert Is Here Fruit StandSummer is perhaps ... More >>

  • Best of Miami 2009 Preview: Best Political Comeback
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    Best of Miami 2009 Preview: Best Political Comeback

    published Jun 09, 2009

    Best Political ComebackThe Diaz-Balart brothersIt was right there in black-and-white, on the cover of your Miami New Times: "End of the Diaz-Balart Dynasty." Just weeks before election night, sc... More >>

  • Best of Miami 2009 Preview: Best Hamburger

    published Jun 09, 2009

    Best Hamburger8 oz. Burger Bar1080 Alton Rd.Miami Beach 33139305-397-82468ozburgerbar.comBurgers are big -- as in big across-the-board sales during stressed economic times. There are big profits for b... More >>

  • Best of Miami 2009 Preview: Best Boy Made Good

    published Jun 09, 2009

    (New Times Best of Miami issue hits the streets this week. With this post, Riptide 2.0 provides an appetizer. The main course/entire issue will appear on the website Tuesday afternoon.)Best B... More >>

  • Best of Miami 2009 Preview: Best New Restaurant
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    Best of Miami 2009 Preview: Best New Restaurant

    published Jun 09, 2009

    (New Times Best of Miami issue hits the streets this week. With this post, Riptide 2.0 provides an appetizer. The main course/entire issue will appear on the website Tuesday afternoo... More >>

  • Best of Miami 2009 Preview: Best Street Photographer
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    Best of Miami 2009 Preview: Best Street Photographer

    published Jun 08, 2009

    Best Street Photographer Carlos Ramos (AKA Miami Fever)miami-fever.comiaminmiami.comWith the advent of the now ubiquitous camera phone and cheap broadband, almost anyone can become a famous phot... More >>

  • Best of Miami 2009 Preview: Best Inexpensive Italian Restaurant
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    Best of Miami 2009 Preview: Best Inexpensive Italian Restaurant

    published Jun 08, 2009

    Best Inexpensive Italian RestaurantJoey's2506 NW Second Ave.Miami 33127305-438-0488joeyswynwood.comThe little man felt very bad,One meatball was all he had.And in his dreams, he hears that call:... More >>

  • Best of Miami 2009 Preview: Best Politician
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    Best of Miami 2009 Preview: Best Politician

    published Jun 08, 2009

    New Times Best of Miami issue hits the streets this week. With this post, Riptide 2.0 provides an appetizer. The main course/entire issue will appear on the website Tuesday afternoon. ... More >>

  • Best of Miami 2009 Preview: Best Chefs

    published Jun 08, 2009

    (New Times Best of Miami issue hits the streets this week. With this post, Riptide 2.0 provides an appetizer. The main course/entire issue will appear on the website Tuesday afternoon.) &n... More >>

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