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 >>
Citizen's arrest for Wayne Kramer's tasteless immigrant drama.
Gasp! A couple of Hollywood blockbusters made the cut.
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 >>
The Mystic River writer talks about Tinseltown and his latest novel.
The graphic novel reigns at this year's edition.
Iraq War movie Stop-Loss does its best not to mention the war.
David Fincher's Type-A approach to filmmaking pays off
DVD releases for the week of July 18, 2006
It isn't pretty when a cute boy rocker gets serious about his band
Stuck with Bruce Willis in rush-hour traffic? You could always walk
Guitar doesn't play camp culture straight
The Exonerated examines a thorny issue
What is the sound of no phone ringing?
Friends of Fidel, Miami Beach beatings, handgun chic
Who's packing heat in the Magic City? You don't have to conceal your curiosity a second longer
In the ring and on the screen, the Rock is Walking like he talks it
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?
Jon Paris doesn't need the government to ratify his music or his memories
Ennio Morricone has written great music for good, bad and ugly films
End of Days
Most big airports come equipped with round-the-clock clerics -- but for some reason MIA has lost its religion
You can get embalmed where you used to get bombed. You can buy something to shoot where you used to buy shots. A booze cruise along Bird Road.