Sick of strutting your stuff on the street corner while trying to hail a cab? Uber, a tech-savvy car service spreading across the country, has an alternative. Simply launch the app on your smartphone, request a car, track it on a map as it makes its way, and get in the black luxury car when it arriv ... More >>
Peter Vauthy, chef/partner at Red the Steakhouse, greets me with the usual hellos, then asks the question that looms like a giant invisible bovine in the room. "Want to see my meat?" Vauthy isn't being fresh. He just knows I came to Red to see and taste his Kobe beef.What's all the fuss? Any steakho ... More >>
Singer Paulina Rubio has continued her string of alleged odd behavior. The Mexican singer was involved in a car accident this weekend in Little Havana, which lead to an arrest after a hysterical confrontation with police. However, she was let go in order to go home and breastfeed her young son.
Burger Beast Sef Gonzalez (right) -- just in it for the burgers.In another episode of our regularly scheduled program about Miami-Dade government -- titled Hey, Miami, What the F**k? -- Burger Beast blogger and all-around hamburger fan Sef Gonzalez was sent a "cease and desist" email yester ... More >>
Today is it for Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez and County Commissioner Natacha Seijas, who are on the verge of becoming the first county elected officials to get recalled since the '70s. An official poll and our informal poll show the two politicians are going down for the count, victims of citi ... More >>
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and County Commissioner Natacha Seijas better beware the Ides of March. Voters will take to the polls on March 15 to decide whether they want to recall the beleaguered politicians, the County Commission decided today. The decision to hold both elections on the ... More >>
Rumeal Robinson, the onetime University of Michigan hero who spent six seasons in the NBA, was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in federal prison Friday for masterminding a bank fraud. Even in the days leading up to his sentencing, the consummate huckster was trying to raise cash from old friend ... More >>
What exactly was Charlie Murphy doing before he got famous for slapping the shit out of Rick James on Chappelle's Show? "Well, I was in movies. The last 20 years, I've been writing movies, being in movies. Between that and just hustling... I was a martial arts instructor for a couple years. I did ... More >>
Miami-Dade CorrectionsGolden Beach Town Manager Alexander Diaz's Job is safe for the time beingGolden Beach Mayor Glenn Singer says he has no intention of dumping town manager Alexander Diaz, who was recently arrested in Miami Beach for driving under the influence of alcohol. At least n ... More >>
Miami-Dade CorrectionsGolden Beach Town Manager Alexander Diaz Arrested on DUI ChargeGolden Beach Town Manager Alexander Diaz was a very naughty boy this past December 25. Miami Beach police officers arrested the 31-year-old small city bureaucrat for driving under the influence of alcohol. Accord ... More >>
Miami-Dade County execs drive expensive cars on the taxpayers' dime.
The more Riptide dissects Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez's proposed budget cuts in order to make up a $427 million shortfall, the more we realize el alcalde fuerte is not gonna mess with his executive staff's perks. The mayor's spokeswoman, Vicki Mallette, confirmed Alvarez will not ax the ... More >>
Alex IzaguirreLast week, I reported about Sean Casey, a 35-year-old Boston native who is currently serving a 12-and-a-half year prison term for allegedly running down and killing an elderly woman on Harding Avenue in Miami Beach, and then fleeing the scene, back in 2001.While awaiting trial, Case ... More >>
Miami Police hurry to investigate the murder of a gay meth dealer. Blame reality TV.
To read past installments of Miami According to Brooklyn, click here. Since I've lived and worked in both Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, I want to talk about the differences between the scenes, and also just getting around in each place. First off as far as Ft. Lauderdale goes, transportation sucks. Ever ... More >>
Miami's most cantankerous billionaire could win by TKO.
Some of the world's best dancers hang out at Costco, then perform Swan Lake.
Miami's annual art party is over, and we couldn't be happier.
A pawn shop blooms in the condo boom
Satellite fairs feed off the frenzy
Buy fancy stuff and you just may lose it
It's expensive, exotic, hard to breed, and here
They're waging a war on organized religion, they bring in millions of dollars, and defectors say they're a cult
Former Miami homicide detective Nelson Andreu's memories are etched in blood
Novelist Bret Easton Ellis has skewered the demimonde of Los Angeles and New York City. So what about South Beach?
Tiffany > Timoney
Nicole Guillemet has proved that she can direct the Miami International Film Festival; maybe next year we'll be talking about the movies
There's no place like Miami for the car insurance runaround
Nick McDonell, son of Terry, has floored the literary world and caught Hollywood's eye. Now he's ready for college.
Rev. Sharpton scolds urban marketers -- and they love it!
From the issue of August 16, 2001
Josefina Carbonell, Miami's queen of viejo politics, goes to Washington
Racoon is a chill, ultrahip electronic duo from Italy -- really
Wyclef goes Jamaican on stage and screen
What's a nice Jewish boy like Joe Weinberger doing in a nasty business like rap?
Chuck & Buck is sweet and funny, but its underlying edginess may not be for everyone
Taking aim at the fashion industry
Letters from the issue of February 10, 2000
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.
Keith Moss doesn't wash his car. He waters it because plants are growing out of it. Isn't that crazy?
After ten years as city manager, Cesar Odio is still catching flak about his college education. Give the guy a break. Better yet, give him a diploma.