Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke dissects the worldwide UFO conspiracy.A propaganda campaign to prepare us for the next big war is underway. But this time ... More >>
Miami's equivalent of Ron Burgundy, Rick Sanchez, was fired by CNN over the weekend for talking out of his ass. Once again, the one-time WSVN anchor spoke without giving any real thought to what he was saying. To celebrate the comedic legacy of Rick Sanchez's journalistic career, we put together ... More >>
In today's stunning return of Riptide's news roundups: the man who fatally struck a Miami Heat dancer's motorcycle admits to having been drinking, a Miami police officer is sent to prison for stealing from a traffic accident victim, a rare destructive beetles species is found in Miami, and the lates ... More >>
From AmsterdamAfter recently writing a goofy post about imaginary pot-food pairings, I received an email from the pseudonymous William Breathes, one of two medical marijuana critics for our sister paper Westword, in Denver, Colorado. He expressed gratitude for being mentioned in the post and disa ... More >>
We're of two theories about Charlie Crist's latest string of "clarifications" (or flip-flops) on some positions: (1) The guy doesn't know what he actually believes and is being as vague as possible to attract as many voters as possible. (2) He has always personally held these positions, altered t ... More >>
Wyclef Jean for president?Wyclef Jean is seriously mulling a campaign for president of Haiti. His candidacy was buzzing around political circles in Little Haiti all last week, and then over the weekend, the one-time Fugee confirmed to a Canadian newspaper that he has already filed paperwork ... More >>
Christopher "Dudus" CokeAs we posted yesterday, Kingston, Jamaica still remains under a state of siege by gang members, and both they and Jamaican officials have blockaded streets throughout the capital city. At the center of it all is Christopher "Dudus" Coke, a notorious drug lord with bloody l ... More >>
Cuba has been on a repressive kick since the beginning of a year. After well-known critic Zapata Tamayo died in February, other Cubans took to the streets in protest. Another one, Guillermo Farinas, is said to be at death's door. The government, in turn, responded by beating some them -- the Lad ... More >>
The University of Miami's Cosford Cinema's breezeway was decorated with a sweet Bacardi cocktail layout last night. High tables were dressed in green and orange hues of the "U." Nearly 200 people came to catch a sneak peak of CNN's Soledad O'Brien's newest documentary, Rescued. The one-hour doc des ... More >>
Our longstanding love-hate relationship with former WSVN turned CNN anchor Rick Sanchez continues, and as it does more often than not, it's veering more toward hate at the moment.This weekend he got a chance to break out of his Twitter-addicted regular show on CNN, to host some of the network's cov ... More >>
When rapper Noreaga turned into N.O.R.E. in the middle part of this century, at first it was, honestly, worrisome. Longtime fans adored him as half of the killer Queens duo Capone-N-Noreaga, who in the mid-to-late-'90s helped take back New York's crown as the seat of real street rap. In the face of ... More >>
CNN's Rick Sanchez was in extreme overshare mode last night on Twitter. Apparently a combination of not being picked to replace Lou Dobbs and flying to FIU parents' weekend to see his son had him feeling emotional, a bit edgy, and finally confessional, admitting to something we've long known: He ... More >>
In this video, CNN's Larry King interviews James Brown and they talk about Henry Stone, the man who made Miami a global musical force. Stone was the first person to sign James Brown, and among the first people to record Ray Charles. As a major distributor of black music in Miami, starting in the '5 ... More >>
*CNN's complete coverage.*Rolling Stone's extensive tribute, with links to coverage throughout the RS archives.*SPIN magazine remembers Michael as a hero, not as a punchline.*At New Times' sister paper LA Weekly, an exclusive interview with longtime MJ lawyer Bob Sanger.*Also at the LA Weekly web si ... More >>
TV news is hurting. The best are deserting us. Nick Bogert, the WTVJ smart guy who has provided some politics and substance along with the gore on the local airwaves, will depart for Chicago this fall. He's covered everything from hurricanes to the fall of commissioners such as Joe Gersten, Miller D ... More >>
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) has a dream about Cuba:"I can imagine American tourists, our young kids, playing their hip-hop and letting the world see what America stands for."He was on CNN last night debating Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Campbell Brown's "The Great Debate" segment about the Cuban em ... More >>
via Spalding GOP StoreJeb Bush is only 56. That's down right youthful in Republican politician terms. So much life ahead of him, that one. But what will he fill it with? That seems to be the question. He declined to run for Senate. A third-term as governor is nothing more than a fairy tale. Wha ... More >>
No, really. And it's for a good cause
Don't ask Leonard Pitts Jr. Note to Leonard Pitts Jr.: If you want to demonstrate the differences between old-style media and the new, social internet media you might want to understand what you're talking about first before dashing off a 600-plus word column on it. Pitts' Herald column today takes ... More >>
And the guffaws to the maximum.
Public figures offer comic relief.
A homeless mom wants her stuff back.
"The public school system has created a shameful legacy."
Even with the Mac kid at his side, John McClane is just ... old
Cuban rappers still do it for the passion
The federal indictment against the so-called Liberty City 7 was TV at its finest
You may not want to see United 93, but you should
An Israeli clan takes its Broken Wings and tries to fly again
Can hip-hop music be saved? The students of Booker T. Washington High School say yes
A thorn in the side of both el exilio and the regime, Eloy Gutierrez-Menoyo waits for U.S.-Cuba relations to thaw even as his assets are frozen
For some, 9/11 was life-changing; for others, it was just another bad day
Could Rick Sanchez, Miami's most notorious journalistic windbag, actually be an agent of Fidel Castro?
The malling of American cinema has left audiences with little choice but to take their Prozac and like it
The latest dispatch from independent journalists in Cuba: Castro is cracking down
The commission meeting is over. The last whining constituent has gone home. Now it's time to kick back and enjoy.