Elected as Rick Scott's running mate, Jennifer Carroll became Florida first black female lieutenant governor ever. But to hear her tell it now it doesn't appear that Scott was particularly eager to have a woman serving as his number two. In a candid interview yesterday with a Cocoa Beach AM radio ... More >>
The onetime stripper said she'd change the immigration debate. What's the holdup?
Andrea Herrera slides headphones off her sleek black mane and steps out of a recording booth. Wearing a tight blue dress and pumps that are a half-size too big, she's anxious as she leans against a nearby pool table -- or at least as anxious as one can be after drinking half a bottle of cognac. It' ... More >>
Like many small business owner on Florida, Paul Hodges has been struggling over the past few years. His Cocoa Beach motel, the Fawlty Towers, has seen its profits plummet. So, he's come up with a new plan to jolt his bottom line. Starting tomorrow the Fawlty Towers will now be a nudist colony. Nudit ... 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 >>
Sybil Gage is one of those rare chanteuses in the world of jazz who is capable of evoking some decidedly un-jazz feelings. Often compared to greats like Nina and Ella, Gage shares more with Janis Joplin, Eartha Kitt, Grace Slick, and Corinne Bailey-Rae than one would suspect. Her live engagemen ... More >>
In this latest round of effects vs. storytelling, effects win. Big.
"I see it as a return to what journalism once was: small papers covering local areas with strong ideological slants."
A lounge-loving throwback.
Bigamy charges and dozens of people busted after fake weddings: It must be South Florida.
Don't hate him because he's purty. Hate him because you want his job!
The man who changed skateboarding forever skates in Hollywood -- Florida,
About keeping rock simple
Maybe it takes an ego as big as the ocean to think you can swim underwater from Havana to Miami. Especially if you're 75 years old.
South Beach surfing has its ups and downs -- mostly downs -- but for a dedicated posse of locals it still can be swell