Benjamin Franklin

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Ten Pro Tips To Survive Hurricane Season Like a Native

    The storm formerly known as Dorian looks less likely to ruin your life but hey, you never know. Hurricane season is upon us, so you darn well better be ready for everything from a temporary power outage to a Sharknado. From the minute a storm jumps off Africa and starts soaking up that warm water HG ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Florida Courthouse Gets Nation's First Monument to Atheism

    Back in 2011, Bradford County up in north central Florida decided to allow a Ten Commandments monument outside its courthouse. A national atheist group thought the arrangement violated the separation of church and state and filed suit. Rather than spend thousands in court, the county offered the ath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    21. Frodnesor of Food For Thought

    Since 2009 David Rosendorf -- better known as Frodnesor on Twitter or by his blog, Food For Thought -- has offered even-keeled commentary on Miami's ever-changing scene. As a co-founder of Cobaya, Miami's not-so-underground underground-dining group, he and co-conspirators have helped set the city's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Deede Weithorn's Hubby Selling "CityOfMiamiBeach.Net" In Sad, Sad Auction

    Miami Beach City Commissioner Deede Weithorn's husband is literally trying to cash in on the city's name. Mark Weithorn is auctioning off "" Minimum bid: 50 cool Benjamin Franklin notes or 100,000 nickels. The deadline is March 8. Highest bidder wins, of course.And here Bana ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Mugshots Friday: Ben Franklin and Big Bad Bearded Guys

    Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    50 Cent Sues Florida Headphone Manufacturer for $346,429 Plus Future Interest

    He's a platinum-selling rapper and movie star. He gets $90 out of your IRA every time you buy a Vitamin Water. He won a rumored $4-million lawsuit against Taco Bell, a hardworking group of first-generation Mexican-Americans who are guilty only of figuring out how to make both tacos and Doritos more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Help Brewers Obtain The White House Beer Recipe, Sign the Petition

    Last week, while campaigning for re-election, President Barack Obama confirmed that the White House does indeed brew its own beer called White House Honey Ale, and on Tuesday it was revealed there are at least three instances of the general public making public records requests to obtain the recipe. ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 7, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Ben Franklin Practiced Vegetarianism

    For those who shy away from the prospect of going vegan or vegetarian because they think it's too new-fangled, you might find it interesting that in 1722, one of the smartest, most productive, versatile and respected men in our country's history adopted vegetarianism, at a very early age.I read a po ... More >>

  • Music

    July 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Punk Ain't Dead! Miami's Top Ten Hardcore Punk Bands

    Churchill's, home to all Miami's punks.‚ÄčOne day soon, a flood may come and drown all of Miami in the Biscayne Bay, but for now, the city stinks, God is broke, and the youth are getting restless. The politicians hate the workers and the poor, the pigs take every opportunity to slam your face in the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Florida Inmates Consume Honey Buns at a Rate of 270,000 Per Month

    The elusive honey bun: Responsible for making prisoner's lives both heaven and hell.‚ÄčThere may be a new way to deter crime. Apparently honey buns (yes, those gooey, sticky, doughy sponges covered in cellophane) are more popular with Florida prisoners than cigarettes and Coca-Cola.Florida inmates b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Short Order Shores Up

    You might have noticed the recent absence of our Broward-Palm Beach food writers. Or not. Point is, the staff of our sister paper has spun off into a captivating food blog of their own called Clean Cup Chuckie  -- or something clever like that. Check it out for the latest in gastronomic h ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 9, 2008

    Actors' Playhouse Does 1776

    Coral Gables' Miracle Theatre dusts off a myth.

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2008

    Positive Vibrations

    Celestial Treasures takes that Pay It Forward movie seriously.

  • News

    April 29, 2004

    The Greenpeace Effect

    Environmental advocates claim they just want loggers to play by the rules. But Brazilian mahogany barons, local lumber lords, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Port of Miami all want these tree-huggers stopped

  • News

    January 8, 2004
  • Culture

    May 3, 2001

    Rebel with a One-World Cause

    Or, The Life of the Underappreciated Man Who Brought Us Life and Liberty

  • Music

    March 19, 1998
  • News

    October 6, 1993

    By Appointment Only

    What could be more exciting and fulfilling than the life of a consul? Well, lots of things, actually.