With Michael Bay's big-screen adaptation of Pain & Gain opening atop the box office this weekend, masses of moviegoers discovered what Miamians already knew: Pete Collins' tale of bodybuilders gone bad is one hell of a great yarn.
But the Sun Gym Gang's capers barely scratch the surface of Miam ... More >>
Dinner and a movie is a pairing as time-worn as bread and butter. But instead of the usual Netflix and Chinese take-out you and the SO have settled into, why not step out for some cultural enrichment and real grub instead?
O Cinema's March installment of its OMG Dinner & a Movie will feature a ... More >>
The Stage, Miami
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Better Than: Having some sick trap artist in from Atlanta, only to watch him leave.
Miami crowds are famous for their love of House music, and moombahton is quickly becoming all the rage, but it wouldn't be fair to say Miami hasn't had one foot ... More >>
Another year down. Thousands more blog posts committed to Riptide's digital page. So what better way to look back at the previous year than to look at the posts that racked up the most page views on this here humble blog. Of course, that makes the year of 2012 look like it was dominated by the Miami ... More >>
Shortly after leaving his gig last year as producer for Miami-based documentary maker Rakontur, the company that brought the world Cocaine Cowboys and The U, Evan Rosenfeld went on a journey to the Far East in search of a project for his directorial debut. "I took a trip to India, Nepal, Thailand, V ... More >>
Read "Griselda Blanco, Miami's Cocaine Queen Assassinated In Medellin Butcher Shop" and "Michael Corleone Blanco Lives In The Shadow Of His Cocaine Queen Mother."One can only imagine what is going through the mind of Michael Corleone Blanco. On Monday afternoon, his mother, Griselda Blanco -- t ... More >>
Read: "Michael Corleone Blanco lives in the shadow of his cocaine-queen mother""Jon Roberts, Smuggler in Cocaine Cowboys, Dies""Griselda Blanco, Miami's Cocaine Queen, Assassinated In Medellin Butcher Shop""Cocaine king Max Mermelstein came out of hiding for a screenwriter"The golden years hasn't tu ... More >>
Read "Michael Corleone Blanco lives in the shadow of his cocaine-queen mother" and "Jon Roberts, Smuggler in Cocaine Cowboys, Dies."Earlier today, a motorcycle-riding assassin pumped two bullets into the head of Griselda Blanco inside a Medellin, Colombia, butcher shop; ending the life of the queen ... More >>
Two years after Miami New Times exposed him as a
serial plagiarist, Gerald Posner is still getting gigs as an investigative
journalist. Last we heard of the disgraced Miami
Babylon author, he was lawyerin' for Afghan
President Hamid Karzai's brother Mahmood. That was
five months after we e ... More >>
Billy Corben, Miami's master documentarian, has found himself innocent on charges of being a "Tweeting twit." Corben, director of films like The U and Cocaine Cowboys, pulled jury duty earlier this year and updated his Twitter and Facebook followers about the inanities of sitting on a jury, but neve ... More >>
Under normal circumstances, partying with a porn star might mean all kinds of DP, TP, ATM, RTF, and money shots. It would also require a clean STD test, fresh bikini wax, and 60ml tube of spermicidal lube.
But this weekend, the Exxxotica 2012 adult entertainment expo has come to town for three full ... More >>
It's as if Miami Herald columnist Fabiola Santiago read her own paper's story on a defense attorney trying to get a new trial for his client because a juror, Cocaine Cowboys director Billy Corben, mused about the mundane details of jury duty on Twitter and then muttered to herself, "Wow, what a twee ... More >>
David O. Russell, the Oscar-nominated director behind films such as The Fighter and I ♥ Huckabees and who is said to be connected to a possible Cocaine Cowboys movie, is being investigated by the Broward County Sheriff's Office after allegedly groping the breasts of his transgendered ... More >>
Jon Pernell Roberts, the megasmuggler featured in the documentary Cocaine Cowboys, has died at the age of 63.
Film company Rakontur's Billy Corben tweeted yesterday: "Just got word that Jon Roberts from Cocaine Cowboys passed away. Thankful he gave us the opportunity to tell his story." And the ... More >>
Well, we guess it only makes sense that two men who launched to stardom by being muscular in tight briefs would team up to star in a movie about body builders. Variety reports that Mark Whalberg and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are currently in talks to star in Pain and Gain, explosive auteur Michae ... More >>
A couple of years ago, I went to the Hollywood home of former mega-smuggler Jon Roberts-- featured in the documentary Cocaine Cowboys-- hoping to do a profile on the quiet life of a retired criminal lifer in the 'burbs.
It didn't turn out that way. After a couple of interviews, Roberts demanded tha ... More >>
Dhafir Harris, AKA Dada 5000, king of back-yard fights, has plenty to be thankful for. Three years ago,
the Perrine native decided being a member of Kimbo Slice's entourage
wasn't for him, so he set out to become the P.T. Barnum of Miami's back-yard fighting
circuit. We chronicled
the early days of ... More >>
Sure, John Philip Stirling may be Canadian, but he's also the most Miami-flavored drug smuggler to land in local federal court since the heyday of the Cocaine Cowboys. When he was caught at sea last week off Colombia with 800 pounds of coke, the good captain flat-out told the feds: "There's nothi ... More >>
photo by Michael McElroyPetition gatherers say they've netted enough signatures to put pot decriminalization on the ballot.Miami Beach voters might just get a chance this year to decriminalize pot, making it the first city in South Florida to let small-time tokers off the hook with a $100 fine in ... More >>
C. StilesIf you're a fan of firsthand accounts, Michael O. Munday is something of a local treasure. Almost every one of his colleagues is dead, in prison, or underground. But 65-year-old Mickey Munday -- as the served-his-time cocaine megasmuggler is known -- just won't shut up.
Now the gre ... More >>