YouTube launched in 2005; so did Perez Hilton. How that year changed America — and took down Tom Cruise.
Local chiropractor Dennis Nobbe, a rotund, ruddy-faced Scientologist allegedly forced employees to scream at ashtrays, perform lengthy staring contests, and convert to his church. Now, the man who says he "used L. Ron Hubbard Technology to build the largest chiropractic office in all of South Flori ... More >>
Sounds like someone is plagued by a serious amount of body thetans. Denise Gentile, the twin sister of David Miscavige, the top religious leader of the Church of Scientology, was arrested in St. Petersburg on marijuana charges over the weekend. Gentile is active in the church as well, and Scientol ... More >>
Sales is a tough job. Those widgets ain't moving themselves. And everyone knows what happens at the weekly sales meeting: First prize is a Cadillac, second prize is a set of steak knives, and third place is you're fired. It's no different at Dynamic Medical Services, a Miami chiropractic center wher ... More >>
As Riptide reported yesterday, Barbara Jordan believes Miami-Dade public employees' salaries shouldn't be available online. She's even introduced a resolution to strip that info from the web.Maybe it was the county commissioner's commanding Aug. 14 re-election that emboldened her to make such a move ... More >>
The filmmaker talks 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix, and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated movie.
Also read "Ricky Williams: NFL Football Healer."When the Ricky Williams Foundation lost out on a $32 million investment in the spring, founder and former NFL star Ricky Williams thought his charity was finished. But along came Gary Douglas, the founder of a self-help group called Access Consciousnes ... More >>
Simultaneously reviving the clubland economy and refueling America's obesity epidemic, fast food giant McDonald's is damn near ready to crown this year's "hottest DJ" at a hamburger party inside South Beach's Cameo Nightclub. But first, three mix-masters will have to woo a panel of judges compr ... More >>
How much money would you pay for a four-ounce bottle of water alleged to have come from a pool in which Tom Cruise swam? If your answer is anything less than $130, you're out of luck. That's the current highest bid on an eBay auction for water taken from the Soho Beach House pool.
Our sister paper, the Village Voice, yesterday published an explosive expose on the conflict between Placido Domingo Jr, son of the famous opera tenor, and the Chiurch of Scientology. The younger Domingo, a composer, is in Miami working on a recording.A 20-year member of the Florida-based religio ... More >>
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 debunks rumors spread on blogs and YouTube that Jay-Z is down with the Illuminati.People who depict Jay-Z as a devil-wors ... More >>
Isaac HayesHot Buttered Soul (Stax)Forget "Chef," "South Park," and all that Scientology bullshit. Isaac Hayes died last summer. If we're to remember him for just one thing, let it be Hot Buttered Soul.The landmark 1969 LP has been remastered and gussied up with bonus tracks. There are also new line ... More >>
HasnerHere's is my personal take on officially lead prayer in public areas like legislative chambers, schools, and other government functions: If I had it my way, it wouldn't happen. Now, a bit of personal prayer is fine. Back in my school days I prayed to Jesus before many a test, and I'm not ... More >>
An interview with Valkyries star and director, Tom Cruise and Bryan Singer.
Chick Corea and Return to Forever bring jazz to The Fillmore.
Kabbalah isnt a celebrity trend; its serious spirituality.
Spartan laughs to be had in this lackluster parody.
People magazine has decided that Miami is no more worthy of a celebrity-hunting bureau than Washington, Austin, or Chicago. I can understand that People readers don't care much about Nancy Pelosi or Oprah or... I can't think of anyone famous in Austin. Lance Armstrong? But MIAMI? The celebri ... More >>
"You will believe..." Thetans, rejoice: A Scientology conference is coming to a beach near you. For two days in March — and for $200 — you can learn about the ins and outs of Scientology, the religion/self-help group/Tom Cruise thingy. Flyers were sent to potential Thetans (that ... More >>
Oh heavens! A brilliant Cuban exile takes top billing in the intelligent design debate
Beck's new Guero is okay, but it ain't no Odelay
Eddie Murphy plays Daddy, once more, just be "Cos"
A Southern family confronts death, homosexuality, and repression (but not in that order)
The disparate tales of Boys Life 3 showcase the flourishing art of the gay short film
John Detrick will not be missed.