The year: a not-too-distant future. The place: a dark Miami-Dade alley. The crime: A police robot, built and programed to recognize wanted criminals, mistakes an innocent teenager for a fugitive. As the teen flees in terror, the machine shoots to kill. Who's responsible? The cops who deployed the ki ... More >>
Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research university located in Cambridge. The co-educational mecca is famous for its scientific and technological training and research programs. Founded in 1861, and offering hi-tech classes that most of us will never qualify for, MIT has now ventu ... More >>
A Soul Clap is a clap made on the eighth note of a beat. The Boston-bred duo of Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine bring their soulful disco, funk, and hip-hop influenced house all over the world to footloose crowds hungry for a good time. They've been making beats together since they were teen ... More >>
Michael E. MillerNo parking. No bikes. No good.Just about everyone with a cerebral cortex agrees the planet is getting warmer, and we driver assholes are the ones to blame. So it's hard to hate on efforts that encourage us to ditch our gas-guzzlers and put some effort into getting around town.
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After sorting the mail, painstakingly assessing the applications, arguing viciously about their merits, getting drunk, sleeping it off, and then agonizing over the decision for weeks, we here at New Times are finally set to announce our 2011 MasterMind Awards finalists.
In the sound category, w ... More >>
DJ Harvey: He aims to pleaseDJ Harvey Bassett's resume reads like the very history of vanguard music since the '70s. Born and bred in Cambridge, UK, he was an original '77 punk rocker whose band The Ersatz saw rotation on John Peel's legendary radio show. But soon enough, he traded his drums ... More >>
In just a few years, DJ/producer Mark Henning has managed to rise from mere hobbyist -- juggling his fledgling musical pursuits and a full-time corporate job -- to internationally acclaimed touring artist. And it's all been by sheer virtue of his talent and uncompromising work ethic.Henning's mus ... More >>
Gotta love college radio.Listen to this:
The Spam Allstars are Miami as fuck. Everybody knows that. Well, everybody in Miami. In Cambridge, Massachusettes, not so much. At least not on Spherio, a weekly radio show on WMBR, the MIT university radio station. Their January 8th show, ar ... More >>
Tom HealyThere was no indication, early on, that Tom Healy would become a poet.
Growing up on a farm in upstate New York, in an environment he describes as "brutalizing in every aspect," Healy didn't get much intellectual encouragement. Mostly, he spent his time doing the hard work required on a ... More >>
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. We haven't been quite this flattered in a very long time.Three weeks ago, Riptide published a story about the very drastic fall of former pro basketball player Rumeal Robinson. We used court documents filed in Miami-Dade court and a revealing in ... More >>
The French Chef has her own South Florida story. Growing up I even had the honor to live part of it, attending the tributes that our local chapter of the American Institute of Wine and Food would throw her, since my mother was the co-founder. So buckle up and come along for the ride this week ... More >>