New York Times food critic Pete Wells has reviewed Guy Fieri's new Times Square-area restaurant, Guy's American Kitchen & Bar.Well, it's less a review than a fully-formed script for a Saturday Night Live episode in which a food critic asks the bowling shirt-attired television personality...why? ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>
Whenever Dirty Harry isn't blasting the brains outta unlucky punks or snarling at empty smartass socialist chairs, he's keeping it cool with a copy of "Ornithology."
That's right ... Clint Eastwood is a jazz junkie. He has produced and directed Bird, a biopic about bebop pioneer and heroin casualty ... More >>
He lost "M.J. at Summer Jam" to propofol, but Jay-Z still has "Obama on the text" to keep him company. In fact, they hung out last night.
President Barack Obama spent part of the evening with celebrity superfriends Jay-Z and Beyoncé, and about 100 guests of their guests at a $40,000-per-person fun ... More >>
Saturday Night Live premiered its 38th season over the weekend, and as expected in an election year, kicked the political comedy into overdrive. Aside from the debut of a new Obama impersonator and a riff on Clint Eastwood's empty chair obsessions, the show got into some Florida specific (well, kind ... More >>
Amid the sound, fury, and heated arguments between 82-year-old actors and empty chairs at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, I stopped briefly to listen to Mommy Lobby President Cindy Chafian argue with a French blogger.
"All I'm saying is that there should be a 48-hour cool-off period an ... More >>
When Barack Obama busted into a few bars from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at an Apollo Theatre performance, he reminded the entirety of the United States of why we elected him back in 2008: He's a total rock star!
If you're skeptical, just look at the numbers. MTV reports that sales of "Let's ... More >>
Asked the difference between his characters and Hollywood's, director Spike Lee answered, "Mine are real." Lee has made it his cinematic mission to accurately portray being black in America. In one of his first films, Do the Right Thing, he sketched a rich portrait of racial tension in a Brooklyn ... More >>
Last year, somebody
killed and ate Ivonne Rodriguez's quarter horse, Geronimo. If
that somebody tries the same thing next year, he will likely spend at
least a year in jail and pay a $3,500 fine. The Florida House of
Representatives is poised to pass a bill making it a felony to traffic
in i ... More >>
We haven't seen any of the performance that will likely be honored with an Oscar nod (except possibly Heath Ledger's Joker), but the race is tightening up. Local crazy person Mickey Rourke is still in the running for his turn in The Wrestler, but Sean Penn jumped into the lead with his performanc ... More >>