Benchwarmers, the midtown sports bar by Cesar Morales, the owner of Wynwood's Wood Tavern, is open. The informal bar opened Saturday, just in time for World Cup fever, and I stopped in for a beer and some fries. See also: Benchwarmers: Wood Tavern's Owner to Open Sports Bar; Hiring Staff
Unless you've been hiding from federales on an island of swamp grass floating deep within the Everglades for the past six months, you're well aware that the World Cup starts this this afternoon. You should also know that pleading ignorance of the international tournament just won't cut it in modern ... More >>
Rick Perry has dropped out of the race and returned to Racial Slur Hideaway, Herman Cain is now making unwanted advances on his housecats, Rick Santorum's last name is a synonym for booty juice, and Newt Gingrich is an angry, sexed-up troll with facial hemorrhoids. Even with Newt's victory in Sout ... More >>
photo by Tim ElfrinkEchoing the ongoing "Occupy" movements from Wall Street to San Francisco, hundreds of sign-waving, drum-beating, flyer-hawking protesters gathered in Bayfront Park this afternoon, drawing supportive honks from cars pouring down Biscayne Boulevard and bewildered stares from tou ... More >>
The horror!As America hurtles toward a second scoop of recession and you struggle to make ends meet, you should know this: Some of this nation's wealthiest citizens are squabbling over a minute stretch of asphalt. On a recent weekday, Riptide traversed where few plebeians without landscaping ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanWere Riki and her gal pal a perfect "pear?"This is the second part of Riki's date with another chick. To read part one, click here.While we chowed down on the rich, hot hunks of lobster and cuts of colorful vegetables, still looking over to menu to determine our next victim--d ... More >>
What the gardens were supposed to look like.If you've been to Midtown Miami in the last eighteen months and wondered why the large center park is doing its best impression of Sarajevo, here's your answer: Good ol' fashioned mismanagement, coupled with a testy garden designer notorious for d ... More >>
Photos at the Spanish Cultural Center remind us wars linger.
Dont spend this International Womens Day at the spa.
Because today’s a slow, lazy holiday, here are some more highlights from last week’s and weekend’s Eurovision song contest. The previous blog entry looked at some countries’ intentionally funny entries. Now is time for some possibly unintentional lulz. Azerbaijan: Elnur & Samir – “Day ... More >>
Padilla Recently, the Herald bemoaned the many things the Padilla trial won’t be about. Indeed, the government has dropped from its indictments a good bit of the juicy stuff: gone are the dirty bombs, the meetings with top Al-Quaeda operatives, the attempted bombing of buildings in New York. But ... More >>
Special forces. National ad campaigns. Watching the backs of the big guys. Meet this Eastern European hunk
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Neil Jordan and Nick Nolte pull off a twitchy Gallic heist
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At least that's the hope of Miami Beach's faltering fashion industry
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Bosnians die. Chechnyans die. Herald honchos yawn.