SoHo Beach House: $460,000. Prime Italian restaurant: $280,000. Blockbuster video: $25,000. It reads like a bill for a raging Art Basel party. In fact, it's just a few of the fees that local businesses owe the City of Miami Beach. Because of billing mistakes and lax enforcement, however, officials ... More >>
There was a time when the cynics believed that record stores were doomed to go the way of Blockbuster video rental joints: abandoned and forgotten by the masses who once flocked to their doors. But the resurging popularity of vinyl has created a new niche market in which local music shops can thri ... More >>
Does your wardrobe consist of parachute pants, shoulder pads, fingerless gloves, and huge earrings? Is your record collection dominated by bands like Flock of Seagulls, the Smiths, the Cure, Pet Shop Boys, the Psychedelic Furs, New Order, Run-D.M.C., Kool Moe Dee, Big Daddy Kane, and Boogie Down P ... More >>
For a world-class con man, James Sabatino has a habit of burning out in blazes of self-inflicted pain. As a teenager, he pulled off an incredible run of schemes, including getting close to Julio Iglasias by posing as a Sony Music executive and wrangling more than 200 Super Bowl tickets from the Dolp ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsA debt plan, you say? GET THE CAR.House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) showed an inspirational clip from a movie at a closed-door Republican meeting Tuesday. It wasn't from Rudy, nor was it the snow-jogging montage from Rocky IV. It was from The Town, about Ben Affleck tr ... More >>
WikimediaWe here at Riptide firmly believe we have the finest readers in all of South Florida. They're a lot like us, actually: loud, remarkably angry, hilarious, and stunningly handsome. Case in point: a ready-to-publish article we received from a reader who had witnessed some bad-timing Earth Day ... More >>
And well handle the butter and Twizzlers.
See the good stuff before Ratner turns it into a monster.
Crossfade has been updating you on the ticketing changes at several South Florida Live Nation-controlled venues, so here's some more news. Previously, the company announced that the Fillmore Miami Beach, Mizner Park Amphitheatre, and the Pompano Beach Amphitheatre were to only use the company's own ... More >>
They're dreaming of a ... fruitcake.
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Harrison Ford runs smack into a Firewall, poor guy
A busy cast -- all two of them -- somehow steps all over a play about making movies in Ireland
Three kids from suburban Miami found a clever way to relieve their boredom: They launched an attack on a police station
The year's best featured plenty of Sad White Guys
Miami's hip-hop queen makes a movie with a message
New Concept Video
The Replacements can't score even with Gene Hackman on the team
How Tito Puente transformed the timbales and his fans
Sandwich Comes of New Age
Jimmy Sabatino, self-described child of the Mafia, displayed a prodigious talent for confidence games even as a teenager. If he hadn't threatened to kill President Clinton, he'd probably be scamming today.
Developers in Coconut Grove have learned a couple of things about rules: They can be used to personal advantage. And they can be used as weapons.
As Blockbuster and other big chains devour more and more of the market, mom-and-pop video shop operators fret about being erased
A century of messing with Mother Nature has robbed the Everglades of too much water. Now we don't even have enough for ourselves.
Gaining control of the Miami Arena was the easy part. Now Mr. Blockbuster just has to persuade the Heat to stick around.
Live alligators. Dead snakes. Howling owls. About the only thing the Everglades doesn't have is a bright future.
Go Marlins! Go Panthers! Go Heat! Go to hell.