Happy Friday. The weather is crisp and clear, which means it's the perfect time to head outdoors. No, we're not talking about camping. We're talking about eating chocolate, shopping for kitchen treasures, and then having some cocktails for charity. Just make sure you assign a designated driver to t ... More >>
Justin Bieber was arrested this morning on charges of drag racing and failing a sobriety test, Miami Beach Police tell New Times this morning. "Kid needs help," police spokesperson Bobby Hernandez says. Hernandez added that Bieber's entourage blocked traffic at Pine Tree Drive and 26th Street to cr ... More >>
Exclusive aftershow with the new king of pop on South Beach ... Priceless. Over the weekend, Justin Timberlake celebrated the end of his Legends of the Summer tour with Jay Z by playing a 3 a.m. Mastercard-sponsored JT & The Tennessee Kids set at the Fillmore Miami Beach for hundreds of his biggest ... More >>
Something really weird happened. We were walking into Ultra Music Festival, and just as we came around a corner, we saw a giant boombox blasting 808s and emitting smoke. We got closer to see what was up. Turns out, it was the UMF Radio stage, but it was overrun with hip-hop electro fusion. When we ... More >>
"150 euro for each," demanded a tall Romanian prostitute. She stood on the side of a bustling alleyway in Marbella, Spain's Puerto Banús. Her hair was greasy, streaked with blonde highlights with creeping thick dark brown roots. Her accent was thick and her clothing was tight -- jeans studded with ... More >>
Unknwn, the Aventura Mall shop owned by LeBron James and friends, just debuted online shopping on their website, and to celebrate the store teamed up with street fashion's Dr. Frankenstein-like couturier Dr. Romanelli for a limited edition collection of some, uh, really, really interesting LeBron je ... More >>
If the depleted bodies of ING Miami Marathon finishers haven't resorted to feeding on their eye muscles for fuel reserves during the 26.2 miles (or 13.1 for the half) of the race, they'll be greeted with an exciting sight at the finish line. The medal for this year's tenth anniversary race on Jan ... More >>
"Where is Julio Llanessa!" screamed the lawman's voice on the phone. Ivanhoe Smester was baffled. The Dominican immigrant hadn't spoken to his childhood friend in more than a year, even when Llanessa was arrested for mortgage fraud. So why were U.S. Marshals calling him now? Unbeknownst to S ... More >>
Liván Hernández, the Cuban defector who made his MLB debut with the Florida Marlins and pitched for the team for three seasons, is in hot water after an investigation has linked him to drug trafficker Angel Ayala Vázquez, AKA Angelo Millones.''
Terez OwensFor a city that made a mound of cocaine a must-have desktop accessory and likes its Brittos to match its Lamborghinis, this level of glossy athletic excess is only appropriate: Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James, three of the best ballers in the NBA, all descending on Miami to b ... More >>
Photo By Danielle AlvarezLucas "Luca" Cardillo is a 32-year-old, tall and suave Argentinean who strives to create the ultimate dining experience for everyone he serves at Scarpetta. He pays attention to detail, looks you in the eye, and can make anyone, male or female, feel sexy. His bright smile an ... More >>
Photo by David "Dro" Rosario-- The Rick Ross vs. Rick Ross saga continues. (Click here if you need to catch up on the background). But things are going to get a little more ugly. Former drugpin "Freeway" Ricky Ross is now trying to stop the release of Rick Ross the rapper's Teflon Don album, whic ... More >>
This time of year, everything should be decided using tournament brackets. Riptide picks our breakfast by scrawling our kitchen's options on a whiteboard. Yogurt and oatmeal always get knocked out in the first round, and Honey Bunches of Oats is highly seeded. Today a champion will eme ... More >>
Photo by Lee KleinTonino Lamborghini, whose father Ferruccio brought us that dream of a sports car, has opened Tonino Lamborghini's Caffé Corsa at the new Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallendale. Italian-born executive chef Paolo Del Papa, besides having the best name of any Italian chef in tow ... More >>
smileylili19 via flicker ccNot long ago, Riptide implied -- via a Moron of the Week post -- that Miami rapper Bow Wow isn't very smart. Sure, maybe he did announce his own drunk driving -- in a "Lambo" -- via Twitter. And, yeah, maybe Miami Beach cops did slap him with a DUI two second ... More >>
You see it every new year: South Florida's morons resolve to turn over a new leaf. They promise they will keep their names and mug shots out of news articles with the phrases oddly enough or incredibly idiotic in the headlines. But now, during the third week in January, our heroes are suffering from ... More >>
Nothing like some uber-potent fresh-squeezed moronic behavior to make a hungover writer's job easier. Last night Bow Wow -- the crap-tastic rapper who insists he is no longer "Lil'" -- flew into Miami, the nation's undisputed celebrity-drunk-driving capitol, and drove his Lamborghin ... More >>
Is this racist?Mickael Cohen is a 36-year-old self-professed millionaire from France who wears linen suits and looks like a Lothario version of Jon Lovitz. In July, he showed off a Gulfstream jet, a Rolls Royce, a Lamborghini, an Aston Martin, an 80-foot yacht, and a Sunny Isles condo that, ... More >>
Photo via MySpace.com Never mind the fact hat he dresses like a club promoter. If your investment manager has a MySpace page, get a new investment manager.Forget Flagler, Tuttle, and Brickell. We need to start naming streets and bridges after a historical figure whose legacy is honored eve ... More >>
Laura MassaThen.Last December, New Times went deep into the strange world of Miami's lawless exotic rental car market- a niche industry that seems to attract more than its fair share of fly-by-night hustlers. One of our wierdest encounters revolved around Exoticars, a tiny store on the ground-floor ... More >>
For years the University of Miami has been a football and (to a lesser degree) baseball school. That's just how it is. The programs have nine national titles between them, and all of the school's other sports struggle for attention. Baseball remains strong (they were ranked #1 before heading into a ... More >>
A SoBe condo development offers a free Lamborghini with every apartment. Riptide goes undercover.
To hell with the economy! South Florida's lawless exotic rental car industry keeps rolling.
Well, shiver me timbers.
Stressed sellers scheme and dream.
Microsoft's Xbox 360 fires the first shot in the next-gen console war
"Lose Control" (Atlantic)
MTV Video Music Awards
Watcha gonna do, Inner Circle, make one of the hottest recording studios in the nation?
Wyclef goes to church in North Miami
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.
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