The photo is reminiscent of a poster for The Sopranos. Three men dressed in natty suits with slicked-back hair saunter down a dimly lit, brick-paved alley. They leave little room to pass. It seems like they are intentionally blocking someone's path. The pretty boy on the left scrunches his face as i ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke responds to a county commissioner's claim that Cubans made Miami. Miami-Dade Commissioner Javier Souto tried to persuade his col ... More >>
A spotty, Spotified copy of Juanes: MTV Unplugged streams on an iPhone as Crossfade travels 70mph down an unassuming stretch of I-75 near Resaca, Georgia. It's the Monday after Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and we are relying on the same 4G network that's playing the music to sustain a healthy s ... More >>
Okay. I'll be honest. It was hard logging onto my computer last week and having Mayor Tomás Regalado's face pop up on my screen accompanying an article listing ten reasons why he should be recalled. Every time his kindly mug cycled on the homepage rotator, I thought of my uncles and older cousi ... More >>
via Call of Duty: Black OpsWant to kill Fidel Castro? Think you've got what it takes to gun down the guy who's survived almost 700 assassination attempts, from exploding cigars to fungus-infested wetsuits to handgun wielding psychos? Now's your chance thanks to the new entry in the Call of D ... More >>
Miami-Dade CountyJavier Souto should have been sent out to the political pasture a long time ago.But lobbyists and special interests know they can cajole the rambling county commissioner to do what they want. So they make sure he stays in power. And even though 71-year-old Bay of Pigs veteran is ... More >>
We're pretty sure that no one, not even hard-core Democrats, really likes Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He's this wishy-washy, spineless moderate with a habit of sticking his foot in his mouth. Yesterday he was back at it again by saying, "I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could b ... More >>
Here at Riptide, we've had a lot of fun lately with recently declassified CIA documents.via Wikimedia CommonsWho is on that grassy knoll?Last week, the spooks gave us files from the 60s that proved Luis Posada Carriles -- Miami's most famous terrorist still walking the streets today -- used to sn ... More >>
The Supreme Court will decide whether to reconsider conviction of the Cuban Five.
Maybe it's because Fidel finally seems to be stumbling around on his last legs. Maybe it's because Raul, the "younger" brother who's still older than John McCain, seems to be loosening some rules.Who knows? But Americans popular fascination with Cuba and its Miami exile community seems higher than e ... More >>
Riptide investigates the odds of a new generation of revolutionaries
El dictador Today's Associated Press poll regarding Fidel Castro that was printed nationwide and in the Miami Herald wasn't particularly newsworthy. Sixty-four percent of Americans have a "very or somewhat unfavorable" opinion of the island's dictator. Yawn. What was really interesting, ... More >>
The kid produced a pocket knife and slashed his adversary on the arm
De Niro takes a loooong, sloooow look at the history of the CIA
He climbed. He saw. He hasn't yet conquered the mystery of his missing brother.
Killing sports, dumping Dolphins, and some Miami history
Say anything you want, but just don't call them Democrats
Two plays tackle life when home is yanked away
When trade sanctions, bluster, and a few bombs don't work, you gotta try something else
The Cuba embargo takes it on the chin
Haitians and Cubans and the unfairness of it all
How to campaign in the new House District 25? There's always Cuba.
The house under the overpass that is art
Where can terrorists find safe harbor? If you're of the Cuban exile variety, right here.
If you want to know where many of Miami's social and political elite got their start, check the playgrounds at Belén
America's most famous political family could be on the Miami Beach ballot this fall
For years the infamous Wasp Network collected reams of data on Miami's anti-Castro forces -- and the sundry, sometimes bizarre, attempts to infiltrate them
"If you do me right, I'll give you $20"
Riding the Tiger
How about a little music with your drama?
Promoter Debbie Ohanian stared down the City of Miami and won a victory in the area's latest absurdo
Divine intervention may be responsible for the hubbub around a Little Havana statue. Or maybe it's media hype.
A pair of Miami filmmakers head to Sundance with a new motion picture about a congressman turned Castro spy
Bernardo Benes helped free hundreds of Cuban political prisoners twenty years ago. Hardliners in Miami hate him for it.
Forty years after Castro's revolution, the men of Alpha 66 talk tough but sometimes snooze
Miami businessman Hugo Cancio's musical saga of Cuba's greatest vocal group has taken the island by storm and is now headed here
Fico Rojas wanted a treason trial for locals who sought dialogue with Castro. County commissioners named a street after him.
The City of Miami's (predictable) response to its friends-of-friends problem