See the slide show "Closer Look: Panther Coffee in Wynwood."
Of all the competitors at Panther Coffee on a recent Friday night, Jed Baxter slurps the loudest. It's a sharp noise, like a vacuum sucking up a spilled drink. The rules of the game are simple. Before him sit 12 cups of coffee, arranged in sets of three. In each group, two brews are the same; one is ... More >>
Justin Bieber is going on an insane spending spree, buying drugs, abortions, and penis enlargers with an American Express card that he jacked from his girlfriend's dad. Now he's being taken to court by the poor victim. But, uh, the "victim" is just a totally insane dude from Michigan. Thankfully f ... More >>
Our feet are our most utilitarian and thankless body part. Laboring under the weight of our body to trudge us from place to place, all the while getting little love from anyone outside of foot fetish message boards. Sometimes you just have to pamper your paws. Though, as two dumb Florida criminal ... More >>
'Twas one Friday night in January last year when the owner of Miami's longest-running holiday festival failed miserably in his attempt to mack on a woman at a limo company.Brian Shechtman, who along with his brother has operated Santa's Enchanted Forest since 1984, had dialed Aventura Limousine t ... More >>
Azul's Miami Spice lunch menu is a great value, according to Steven HaasMiami Spice starts Monday, August 1 and runs through September 30. All over South Florida, people are buying larger clothes in anticipation of this two-month-long promotion where over one hundred of Miami's best restaur ... More >>
Greer cut himself shaving when police came to his house to arrest himJim Greer, the divisive former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, has been arrested and charged with six felony counts stemming from allegations that he siphoned money from the party for his personal use. Greer is the ... More >>
Fidel Castro took some time out of his busy schedule of not dying to pen a piece for a state newspaper that said President Obama and the Democrat's recent passage of health care reform is a "miracle." Well, the Republican Party of Florida took time out of their busy schedule of basically giv ... More >>
A decade after Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, Generation Y's anointed auteur tries for a comeback with Fantastic Mr. Fox.
A voyage into the art of darkness in an economy gone mad.
Robinson blew $20,000 a night on strippers, his brother claims.With three seconds left in the game and his University of Michigan squad trailing Seton Hall by one point, 22-year old guard Rumeal Robinson lined up for two all-important free throws. The NCAA Division 1 basketball title hung in t ... More >>
We're pretty sure the guy in the hoodie is a Count. Ten days ago, Riptide broke the story that Dwyane Wade had filed a $100 million libel suit against former business partner and current nemesis Baron Richard von Houtman. The reason: a series of inflammatory emails sent to Miami Heat coac ... More >>
To hell with the economy! South Florida's lawless exotic rental car industry keeps rolling.
A condo association rejects a dream tenant and his partner.
An L.A. producer heads to court with Jean-Claude Van Damme, French bombshell Lydie Denier, and Miami's Bryan Abboud.
South Miami's first murder in eleven years came after a brazen robbery
Glock-wielding men throw lead in the Glades
In general Miami Spice heated up late-summer dining
Overriding minimum wage guarantees at MIA
Starting fresh, Jerry Seinfeld once again works hard for nothing
A wealthy couple disappears, the slumbering Metro-Dade Police Department awakens, and the ghastly deeds of Miami's Sun Gym gang at last come to an end.
Miami's Sun Gym gang developed a taste for blood and money. The police could have stopped them before they killed somebody. But they didn't.
They were local bodybuilders with a penchant for steroids, strippers, and quick cash. And they became expert in the use of a peculiar motivational tool: Torture.
After years of popularity, a financial scandal threatens the reign of City Manager Donald Warshaw
Jimmy Sabatino, self-described child of the Mafia, displayed a prodigious talent for confidence games even as a teenager. If he hadn't threatened to kill President Clinton, he'd probably be scamming today.
How an impressionable young fellow got himself scammed by a British con man. And how he got revenge.
He was supposed to turn up dead. His friend, attorney Robert Roth, was supposed to wrap up his affairs. Now they've ended up mortal enemies.
How a Bensonhurst boy rose to the summit of South Beach's promotion biz
What is Miami's greatest natural resource? Corruption, of course! So let's get out there and sell it!
A vicious fight is raging among the high priests of newly fashionable Santeria, where Websites beckon and the gods are far from crazy
For years Miami Senior High School has fielded one of the best basketball teams in the nation. But getting into the record books has meant tossing out the rule books.
"Hey, I'm no Calvin Klein," says Shanie Jacobs. Yet her handmade angora garments fetch up to $2500 a pop.
Miami city manager Cesar Odio loves to hand out taxpayer money to his friends. It's not under the table, but it is under the radar.
As his new nightclub struggles to stay afloat, Neil Cohen's creditors say he's a real S.O.B.
At first Cassis restaurant looked like a South Beach gold mine for its owners. Then the bottom fell out. Now come the investigators and allegations of corruption.
A bumbling justice system has allowed self-proclaimed AIDS miracle worker Basil Wainwright to continue peddling hope -- with harrowing results