Fourth of July is here and on Friday we'll celebrate our country's 238th birthday with hot dogs, picnics, fireworks, and cocktails. Cocktails, you say? Of course. After all, our founding fathers loved a good nip. Legend has it that the father of our nation, George Washington, loved his daily ration ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Miami Beach City Commissioner Deede Weithorn's husband is literally trying to cash in on the city's name. Mark Weithorn is auctioning off "www.CityOfMiamiBeach.net." 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Churchill's, home to all Miami's punks.One 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 >>
The elusive honey bun: Responsible for making prisoner's lives both heaven and hell.There 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 >>
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 >>
Coral Gables' Miracle Theatre dusts off a myth.
Celestial Treasures takes that Pay It Forward movie seriously.
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
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