Miami's most fabulous queens are busy ruling South Beach from their undisputed drag kingdom, the Palace. This iconic drag bar/restaurant/stage show is about to celebrate a quarter-century of bringing teased hair, fake tatas, and gravity-defying nips and tucks to Ocean Drive. The 25th-anniversary ce ... More >>
At exactly 46 minutes past midnight on Monday, King of Diamonds, Miami's most baller big-booty strip club, gave notice via Twitter that "DJKHALED gon have #KOD TURNT THE FUCK UP TONIGHT!!!!" And turnt the fuck up the place certainly was. Judging from Dazed One's video recap of Khaled's Kiss the Ri ... More >>
Will Lady Gaga wear a turkey dress?Lady Gaga just announced her new holiday special, A Very Gaga Thanksgiving. The show will air on ABC on Thanksgiving day, November 24, and will feature Tony Bennett and Katie Couric. If that's not bizarre enough, Gaga is set to perform "White Christmas" and chef ... More >>
Hialeah police shot two armed robbery suspects last night after the pair tried to ram officers with their Cadillac SUV. A police officer is also in the hospital after being hit by the car. The incident occurred near West 29th Street and 12th Avenue around 9:30 p.m.
It seems all millionaire athletes, including LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, like to bring longtime pals into their financial fold. What better way to show you haven't forgotten your roots?
Virtually every update we've published concerning the killing of 21-year-old graffiti artist Jonathan "Ynot" Corso has sparked a flurry of commenters opining that as a prolific vandal, he was a "scumbag" who "deserved" to die. Let's take a look at who's on the accused killer's side of the m ... More >>
Riptide is the first outlet to get its hands on the Davie Police arrest report of Reynaldo Rodriguez, the driver charged with vehicular homicide in the death of prolific graffiti and tattoo artist Jonathan "Ynot" Corso. The document finally sheds some light on the events of that night, the identi ... More >>
Five months after the death of graffiti and tattoo artist Jonathan "Ynot" Corso, his friends and family have received an early Christmas present: the long-awaited arrest of the man behind the wheel of the vehicle that killed him.
via MTVOur long, local nightmare is over. Actually, it was more like a slightly upsetting drunken fever dream, but whatever the case last night we said "So long, farewell, auf Guido-sehen, goodnight" once and for all to our most infamous temporary residents: the cast of Jersey Shore. Amazingly, d ... More >>
Almost three months after 21-year-old tattoo and graffiti artist Jonathan "Ynot" Corso was killed in a strip club parking lot, the identity of the driver who mowed him down has finally been revealed -- but the new information leaves more questions than answers. Corso's life and sudden death was the ... More >>
The usually dapper Ivory slums it in a mug shot.A week or so ago, Riptide braved the overhyped media maelstrom that was the grand opening of the new 5th Street Gym. A sanitized version of the South Beach boxing den where Muhammad Ali trained, it's now helmed by a Chicago-based ownership group. Al ... More >>
This week's feature, "Marked for Death", is the story of Jonathan "Ynot" Corso, the prolific graffiti artist who died after being run over by an Escalade in a brawl in the parking lot of a Davie strip club. But Ynot's death was just one of dozens of violent incidents at University Drive's Club Eden ... More >>
When we saw that the Wall Street Journal whipped up a stipple portrait of Conchita, the Ginger-wig-wearing Chihuahua that belonged to the late Miami socialite Gail Posner, Banana Republican got to thinking what a grand life these little bug-eyed rat-dogs lead. So we compiled a list of the five mo ... More >>
Gail Posner and ConchitaGail Posner was a member of one of Miami Beach's richest and most notorious families, but she died quietly in March without so much as an obit in the Herald and with most of her family refusing to comment. Now a legal battle is brewing surrounding her will that has led the ... More >>
Mecha mad.Nothing like two years in the clink to plot revenge on the person who put you there. For Mercedes "Mecha" Morales of Miramar that meant ordering a hit on her husband--who ratted her out when he got pinched as part of a money laundering scheme in 2003 (and yes, the Soprano's lingo ... More >>
It's a travesty. An outrage. Mess with Jorge, Josh, or Freddi -- but don't fool around with Hanley.At 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, Florida Marlins wunderkind Hanley Ramirez awoke from graceful slumber to find somebody had vandalized three of his matching white vehicles parked in front of his seven- ... More >>
This blog post is dedicated to the snot-nosed raver kid who almost killed me Saturday night. I was the redhead on the bike. You were in an Escalade, thumping that bad techno song from the '90s. I'm pretty sure you were even sporting a sideways visor. Maybe you were driving to a theme party called "D ... More >>
Alex Izaguirre Congressman Kendrick Meek better keep a close eye on what happens to Dennis Stackhouse, the Boston developer who's been criminally charged on multiple counts of grand theft and organized scheme to defraud. Local law enforcement officials accuse Stackhouse of stealing $942,000 set a ... More >>
On Monday, a dispute -- perhaps over parking -- outside hipster-central Overtown club White Room turned shockingly violent. Two teenage girls trying to park on North Miami Avenue were pinned into their parking spot by an enraged SUV driver and peppered with gunfire. Reports originally suggested t ... More >>
image via CoolhuntingWe know there are lots of reasons Miamians haven't yet adopted bicycling en masse. Chief among them is the very real chance we could wind up as a hood ornament on someone's Escalade, followed closely by the fact that it is hard to effectively pimp out a bike. Well, here's a pro ... More >>
Alex Izaguirre Just got back from the Spence-Jones Vindication Show in Overtown. The thunderstorms had just subsided outside the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at 301 NW 9th Street. But inside Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones' angry voice boomed throughout the cavernous assembly hall. She was ... More >>
Former Kendall resident OJ Simpson and former Miami Beach resident Hulk Hogan probably could have been friends during the time in Miami-Dade, because Hogan seems to think they both have a lot in common. In a recent interview with once-relevant music magazine Rolling Stone, the wrestler let it be ... More >>
Justin NamonMiss you Benny Benassi. Click here to view the full slide show.First night didn't go so well for me. After a few too many glass of champagne early in the day at the Gansevoort's rooftop pool, I had to go home to sleep off the buzz. Yes, I broke my rule of not drinking early in the week. ... More >>
Here, for reasons I do not fully understand, is a picture of reality television personalities Hulk and Brooke Hogan driving around South Beach in an Escalade-styled golf cart of sorts on Inauguration day. There's an entire gallery at CelebSlam. As Mickey Rourke returns to glory for his role as an ... More >>
In this week's sign that our world is doomed, witness the launch of Anxo, a Miami-based line of bulletproof clothing for civilians. Its slogan, and we can't make this shit up: "Our promise: You won't be a victim of fashion."Bulletproof clothing is not an original phenomenon, of course. In narco-rule ... More >>
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