Odd Future crooner Frank Ocean recently opened up on Tumblr about falling in love with a man, and the blogosphere is buzzing with stories about gay Franky.
But we're stuck on how modern this whole coming-out ceremony has become. Gays, bisexuals, and lesbians have been a big part of the music indust ... More >>
A lot of hot dogs were consumed over Memorial Day weekend, but that's just the beginning. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Americans will eat more than seven billion frankfurters between now and Labor Day (818 per second). That's shocking -- I mean the notion of a National Hot ... More >>
Appearing with electro-house meatball Avicii at Ultra Music Festival may be providing Madonna with a buzz boost on par with Betty White's reinvention as a party-rockin' hornball grams.
First, the entire world seemed to shit its collective pants at the mere sight of Lady MDNA onstage at Ultra. We ... 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 ... More >>
If you always wanted to cook like a (dead) rock star, then The Dead Celebrity Cookbook is for you. This little tome of awesomeness is the brainchild of Frank DeCaro, who started collecting the recipes of stars gone "bye" after attending a "dead celebrity party." DeCaro, who was a movie critic on ... More >>
Is it just us, or is tv getting more bizarre by the day? Five years ago, if you'd asked us if a show about storage facilities would be successful, we'd have yawned in your face. Today, of course, Storage Wars is just the tip of the "watch these weird people with unorthodox jobs" genre iceberg. Th ... More >>
Oh, you're still complaining about the Facebook redesign? Just be grateful the site didn't lead to you being shot by a man you thought was a woman. Jacksonville, Florida resident and Twitter enthusiast Christopher Harris had only recently returned to the cold embrace of Mark Zucker ... More >>
via Flickr SanFranAnnieShould good food outweigh common decency?Some people are really serious about food. Chick-fil-A, a Christian restaurant chain, came in as the number one choice in a survey among Florida Gulf Coast University students when asked which restaurants they wanted in their student ... More >>
Gia, Gisela Sonera's gravely ill Shih Tzu puppy.We received a ton of reaction to last week's story on Puppies R Love, the Miami pet shop which has been repeatedly sued for selling sick and dying pups. Something about this one line from reader Jennifer Nunez forced a sad groan out of us:
Yet another reason: The fact we hopefully don't have to explain to anyone this is a FriendsWithYou Valentine CardWe love bashing our own city. We'll instantaneously bite the head off any non-Miamians who dares talk down about our town, but sometimes it seems we take a bit too much pleasure in ... More >>
Your Miami Dolphins were able to outlast an undermanned Green Bay Packers in a 23-20 overtime win on the road. As usual, the Dolphins kept things interesting, allowing an injury-riddled Packers team to keep things closer than they really should've been. Probably because the Dolphins didn't want t ... More >>
The Buena Vista Social Club will play its first American shows in seven years this week, with appearances in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.Like Silvio Rodriguez, the band's likely skipping South Florida for fear of protests from fringe exile groups.
The legendary geezers are just the lates ... More >>
Our dream mashup of Miami-set TV shows would involve Burn Notice's Michael Western holding back CSI: Miami's Horatio Caine as Crockett and Tubbs take turns pistol-whipping him while screaming, "Yeah, you think your little puns are funny? How's this for funny, punk?"Golden Girls star Betty White g ... More >>
Chicken for dinner: Just a glimpse of the fare at this Sat's Art Walk. We don't know about all of you but we're exhausted from busting homophobic hypocrites and providing fodder for unfunnyman Jay Leno and funnyman Stephen Colbert. What have you accomplished this week? No matter. Everyone deserve ... More >>
Wardell BrownThe cover of our print edition this week features a painting of Betty White in a cleavage-heavy fetish uniform. It comes courtesy of the World Erotic Art Museum's "Golden Gals Gone Wild" exhibit, but the rumors of a Golden Girls hard-core porn spoof even has us reeling.&nb ... More >>