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  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Was Mariela Castro, Fidel's Niece and LGBT Activist, on Board Crashed Algerian Flight?

    Rumors swirled online this morning after Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban president Raúl Castro and niece of Fidel, was listed on the passenger list of a plane that went missing earlier today in north Africa. The Air Algerie flight encountered rough weather and is believed to have crashed near the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Miami Officially in Running to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention

    Miami may be the site of the first part of Hillary Clinton's coronation ...or as it's officially known, the 2016 Democratic National Convention. After local leaders officially let the DNC know that they would be interested in hosting the shindig, the DNC selected Miami as one of 15 cities that it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    George Zimmerman Hires Miami Attorney Who Thinks He's a Racist

    George Zimmerman has found a new attorney in media-hungry, Miami-based super lawyer Jayne Weintraub. Interestingly, Weintraub, who is a regular talking head on TV news, had previously called Zimmerman a "racist," a "wannabe cop," and called Stand Your Ground a "stupid law."

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Sweetwater's New Police Chief Was Caught on Tape Plotting an '80s Cocaine Heist

    Sweetwater Mayor José M. Díaz sure knows how to pick em. On Thursday, hours after he announced Jesús "Jesse" Menocal would be his city's police chief, CNN Latino Miami reported Díaz's nominee was implicated in an old Miami Police internal affairs investigation involving a drug trafficker and a p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown, Mind of a Chef Announce Second Season Plans

    Overachiever Anthony Bourdain has a lot planned for fall. The television host/book producer/chef is looking forward to two of his television projects premiering their second seasons. Parts Unknown on CNN is gearing up for a second season of travel, food, and political chow chow.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin Case Star Witness: "That's Real Retarded, Sir"

    Rachel Jeantel, the star witness in the Trayvon Martin murder trial who was on the phone with Martin right before his confrontation with George Zimmerman, is confusing the nation with an accent that seems completely normal to Miamians but apparently foreign to everyone else. During cross-examinati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Anthony Bourdain Would Love to Go to North Korea (Videos)

    Anthony Bourdain's CNN show, Parts Unknown, premieres this Sunday, April 14, at 9 p.m., and the cable network is all behind him. Recently, the network placed a full-page ad in the New York Times "reintroducing" itself and featuring many of its headliners -- including Bourdain.Bourdain has also been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Florida Man Swallowed, Likely Killed by Giant Sinkhole Under His Bed

    Among the many natural calamities in Florida that are foreign to the average American -- killer alligators, Category 5 hurricanes, bath-salts abusing maniacs -- sinkholes are perhaps the most quietly terrifying. Think about it: At this very minute, you could be standing on a small layer of swampy di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Hugo Chavez Is "Battling For His Life," Venezuelan VP Confirms

    OK, so those rumors flying around Twitter that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has been brain dead since last weekend may not be true. But that doesn't mean Chavez is recovering well from his latest bout with cancer.Venezuela's vice president confirmed this morning that Chavez is in fact "battling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Miami's Ten Best Spots for Free Food

    Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® online at bestof.voiceplaces.com.We don't know who first said, "Nothing is free except my love," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    The Ten Weirdest Moments in Food: 2012 Edition

    When looking back on 2012, we noticed a big trend -- weirdness. A lot of weird stuff happened in the food industry.From a fast food restaurant with a political stance to a sweet grandma becoming an overnight sensation for a food review, the food industry took a ride to crazy-town this year.A lot has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Easy-Bake Oven: Hasbro to Release Gender-Neutral Version

    In news that's bound to make the budding Mario Batalis of the world giddy with anticipation, Hasbro announced yesterday that they're planning to release a gender neutral version of their Easy-Bake Oven. The changes to the classic toy were prompted by 13-year-old McKenna Pope's Change.org petition. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain Tweets About Secret Service Keg Party: State Department To Investigate

    Looks like everyone in the free world takes what Anthony Bourdain tweets into consideration.Read also:Parts Unknown: Anthony Bourdain Previews New CNN ShowWhile filming episodes for his new CNN show Parts Unknown in Myanmar, Bourdain tweeted the following nugget of inside information:

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    In this Election, Rick Scott and Carlos Gimenez Are Acting Like Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness 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 assesses the election debacle in Florida.On the last Saturday of early voting, my wife and I stood in a line that went around the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Obama and Romney Tied in All Latest Florida Polls

    So who is going to win Florida? Don't ask the polls right now. Three major polls of Florida's electorate were completed over the weekend (just in time for early voting), and all three show President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a statistical tie in the Sunshine State.

  • News

    September 6, 2012
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    September 6, 2012
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    September 4, 2012

    DNC 2012: Three Lessons Democrats Can Learn From Republicans' Florida Fiasco

    For the first time in decades, all of America can finally agree on something: Clint Eastwood has gone completely batshit insane. This was the real legacy of last week's Republican National Convention in Tampa, where the 82-year-old actor pretended to interview President Obama (AKA an empty chair) on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Condoleezza Rice and Marco Rubio Are The GOP's Golden Tokens

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Today, Luke explains how minorities rise up the ranks of the GOP.During her speech at the National Republican Convention last week, former Secret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Mitt Romney Polling Horribly Among Florida Women and Minorities

    What stands between Mitt Romney and victory in Florida? Apparently women and minority voters. Barack Obama has hefty advantages in those two demographics according to the latest Time/CNN poll, which shouldn't be too surprising considering his party has found itself embroiled in controversies in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Tampa's Mayor Ready To Call Off GOP Convention If Isaac Hits

    Tropical Storm Isaac now has the vast majority of Florida within its cone of concern, with most models having creep up the west coast early next week. Of course, there's already a disaster planned for Florida's west coast next week: The Republican National Convention in Tampa.However, Tampa Mayor Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Memorial Day Police Shooting Victims Are Suing Miami Beach

    Remember last Memorial Day weekend on South Beach? Yes, that was the one when Miami Beach cops unloaded more than a hundred rounds into the car of Raymond Herisse, a Palm Beach resident police say tried to run them over on Collins Avenue. Not all those bullets hit Herisse, though. At least five ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    SNL Takes on Trayvon Martin and Ozzie Guillen

    Saturday Night Live dove full-on into the Trayvon Martin case this weekend. Of course, there's not a whole lot humor to be found in the specifics of the case, so instead the show lampooned CNN's Piers Morgan, Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen (played by host Josh Brolin), and Florida in general (" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Florida GOP and Dem Chairs Act Like Children in Allen West's Commie Comment Flap

    In our latest example of why we hate politics in Florida because way too many people involved act like children, let us now examine the letters sent between the chairs of the Florida Democratic Party and the Republican Party of Florida this morning over GOP Rep. Allen West's comments about how he he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Drunk Miami Republicans Rally For Santorum and Rick Scott

    Jacob KatelRick Santorum vs Victor Gonzalez​Alcohol impairs your judgment? Screw it, we'll have a shot of whiskey, a beer, and a Latin Builders Association membership application.Starting early Friday morning in downtown Miami, the LBA invited guests to drink their way to Decision 2012, offering 2 ... More >>

  • News

    September 8, 2011

    Shawn Loftis's big, gay odyssey

    An interview with a globetrotting, news-reporting gay porn star.

  • Calendar

    September 1, 2011
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    August 4, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Rick Sanchez, the New, Questionably Informed Voice of FIU Football

    ​Local folk hero and fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez will strap on a headset this fall and announce football games for Florida International University, according the Miami Herald.We thought he might have had some kind of circus deal with Mega TV in the works, but he's pulled another drunken sw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Anti-Gay Group Says Rick Scott Is Hosting a Prayer Day (Update: He's not.)

    YAY HATE GROUPS​Update 2:54 p.m.: Rick Scott spokesman Lane Wright said there's no day of prayer and no Florida event planned, and that Scott has not committed either way to the Texas event.Texas Gov. Rick Perry invited the 49 other governors to his football-stadium prayerfest spectacular in Augus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    New Video of Raymond Herrise Shooting Released: Police Threaten Cameraman at Gunpoint

    ​A second graphic video of Miami Beach and Hialeah police officers firing over 100 bullets into Raymond Herrise's car has been released, and it's one the officers really didn't want you to see. When they noticed 35-year-old Narces Benoit had filmed the incident on his phone they threatened him at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Today We Are All Proud Americans

    ​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. In this special edition, Luke praises George W. Bush, President Barack Obama, and the U.S. soldiers who took out Osama Bin Laden.I wish e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Rep. Allen West: Activist Women Are "Neutering American Men"

    ​Oh, how we long for the loss of former Congressman Alan Grayson. He was the best source in Florida politics for "Wait, did that really just come out of his crazy mouth?" stories.Luckily, Rep. Allen West has picked up the slack in that department. The loudmouthed Tea Party Republican from Palm Bea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Blogger Catches State Rep. Frank Artiles Living Outside His District Five Months After Election

    Rep. Frank Artiles ​Florida law isn't murky when it comes to residency requirements for state representatives: "Upon taking office" you must be living and voting in your district. Pretty simple, right?Well, five months after getting sworn to represent a district in West Kendall, Republican Frank A ... More >>

  • News

    January 27, 2011

    Invasion of the Cleavage

    Sorry, but 100,000 hookers -- including tens of thousands of teens -- won't be showing for the Super Bowl this week. They send their regrets.

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Two More Florida Cops Killed While Miami Mourns Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth

    via Pinellas County Sheriff's DepartmentHydra Lacey Jr., the convicted sex offender who killed two St. Petersburg cops today.​A horrible week for Florida's police officers turned even worse this afternoon. While thousands gathered in downtown Miami to remember Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Al-Qaeda: Poison the Food, Don't Toss the Bombs!

    via Flickr fooosco"We got your milk and cookies right here!"​Terrorists know how to hit us where it hurts.Al-Qaeda bombed the World Trade Center, two shiny, towering examples of American capitalism. WTC was chosen partially because it was in New York, America's capital, and second because it repre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Pay Your Dues and Taxes, Snipes

    US Marshals Service ​Wesley Snipes can learn a lot from Martha Stewart. He starts a three-year prison sentence tomorrow in Pennsylvania for tax-related infractions. But rather than accepting his punishment like a man, he bitched to Larry King last night on CNN about how "upset and disappointed tha ... More >>

  • Music

    December 10, 2009
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    April 3, 2009

    News Roundup

    Local 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Nelson M. Lantigua of Miami died Tuesday in Iraq. 4,264 American troops have died there so far. [Herald]Kendrick Meek is going to qualify for Senate by petition, just because he wants to. [CBS4]City of Miami went through with the bailout for Jungle Island. [Herald]Sports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Chuck Rules, Bill Bites

    Today Bill Cooke at Random Pixels took a shot at New Times and editorial jefe Chuck Strouse. He wrote: I used to love Miami New Times. When I lived in Coconut Grove I knew where the paper was delivered on Wednesday and usually snagged a copy by early afternoon. Since editor Jim Mullin's departure a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Ileana Mistakes Obama for Fauxbama, Hangs Up On the Real Prez

    Oh snap! So apparently Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen never really got over the shock or hilarity of Sarah Palin getting totally punked by those Canadian DJs pretending to be Nicholas Sarkozy.Because when the President-elect tried to call her yesterday, she hung up on him quicker than you can say "No norm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    News Roundup

    A Judge rules that we'll go forward with this property appraiser run-off election, to which about three dozen people will show up for. [Local 10]"Jerry Newcombe with Coral Ridge Ministries in Fort Lauderdale argues, 'Homosexuality is a sin. The Bible tells us so.' He then adds, 'research has shown c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    Anderson Cooper's Miami Boy Toy May Be On Real World

    via MySpace So, we started this new category on Riptide called "Reality Bites" with the intent of generating tons of easy content about local boys and girl who get caught up in the dangerous world of Reality TeeVee. Then nothing happened. Sure, bimbotron pop group Las Caprice is still on MTV's Amer ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 3, 2008

    Recession Busters

    Meet the real Miami spice, at a price that's real nice.

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    Legislators Say "Don’t Sell Crack" -- We Agree

    Dude, pull those up In major cities nationwide, lawmakers are getting serious about crack. No, not the rocky cousin of cocaine. Butt crack. CNN is reporting that sagging pants are being outlawed in Atlanta, Trenton, and other cities where the powers that be are deciding that rear-end cleavage sh ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2007

    "Happy" Mother's Day, for $2.99

    Erik Goldman runs a one-man porn operation out of his Miami Beach apartment

  • Dining

    May 15, 2003

    You and Me, Global Brother

    Boycott French wines or Asian restaurants? Let's get real, people!

  • Dining

    May 9, 2002
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