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  • Culture

    February 27, 2014
  • News

    January 10, 2013

    Rage Against the Machinima

    As YouTube becomes increasingly wealthy, its stars and the networks that contract with them battle for money and creative control.

  • News

    April 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Chromeo's Dave 1 Talks Daryl Hall, Weird Al Yankovic, and the Miami Sound Machine

    ​Enter Crossfade's contest for free Chromeo tickets! With the 2004 debut release She's In Control, an original sense of humor, and supersexy songs, Canadian duo Chromeo managed to delight bored folks stranded on lonely dance floors in megaclubs all across the globe. Friends since high school, ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Solid Waste Director Fred Hobson's Resumé Fails to Check Out, Again

    ​Like a pair of Tara Reid implants, some things are just too fake to pass. A few weeks ago, Riptide reported on the bizarre hiring of new Solid Waste Director Fred Hobson, handed a $100K job despite the fact that two of his former bosses say they fired him from city posts.Hobson first got the axe ... More >>

  • News

    August 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Solid Waste Director Fred Hobson Hired Despite Shady Record, City Hides Behind Storage Dispute

    If only Miami could recycle everything as faithfully as it does shady employees​When Miami's director of solid waste management quit earlier this summer, city officials were sent scrambling for a replacement. They quickly hired Fred Hobson, a former assistant director of solid waste who had retir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Miami Book Fair: Poet Tom Healy

    Tom Healy​There was no indication, early on, that Tom Healy would become a poet. Growing up on a farm in upstate New York, in an environment he describes as "brutalizing in every aspect," Healy didn't get much intellectual encouragement. Mostly, he spent his time doing the hard work required on a ... More >>

  • News

    September 17, 2009

    Peace, Love, and Terror

    The investigation into a cop killing in the '70s leads to a law professor who helped launch Barack Obama's political career.

  • News

    February 28, 2008

    Kill Gus Boulis's Killer?

    Paul Brandreth didn't want to murder anybody. Or did he?

  • News

    October 25, 2007

    Joyce Kaufman Hates Immigrants!

    Well, not exactly. But she sure doesnt speak well of them.

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Return of the King

    Tego Caldern hasn't got time for a crossover

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Congo Square's Miami Debut

    Wynton Marsalis and Odadaa! leaven America with Africa

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    The Whole World Keeps Watching

    The BBC's man in Miami says the war for public opinion is as intense as the war for Baghdad

  • Film

    January 16, 2003

    Soundman God

    Who knew you knew Tom Dowd, or at least heard him

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    God's Eye on the Sparrow

    Should 2700 little birds be allowed to hold up the reclaiming of the Everglades?

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    New Face, Old Connections

    Miami mayoral candidate Manny Diaz may look like an outsider, but his political history places him squarely on the inside

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Double Exposure

    If you believe NBC 6, he's an unethical businessman who exploits the poor. If you believe him, NBC 6 tossed ethics aside in a desperate bid for ratings

  • News

    June 14, 2001

    It Takes a Cuban

    After a legendary career as president of the Miami ACLU, John de Leon is heading even further south

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Exiled in Havana

    With the FBI in pursuit, black activist Nehanda Abiodun a decade ago fled to Cuba, where she still dreams of fomenting a socialist revolution in the United States

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    The Elian Effect

    Sandra Luckow thought the time was right for a documentary about Operation Pedro Pan. Boy was she wrong.

  • Culture

    August 5, 1999
  • Calendar

    March 4, 1999

    Night & Day

    March 4 - 10, 1999

  • News

    January 28, 1999

    Cottage Beaten, Held for Ransom

    How some of Miami's brightest lights nearly trashed a piece of local history

  • News

    December 11, 1997

    Mudslinging Matriarchs

    Georgia Ayers and Eunice Liberty came together under less than ideal circumstances. They've made the worst of it.

  • Culture

    December 4, 1997
  • News

    July 10, 1997

    Cause For Return

    Haitian radio host Marcus Garcia's work in Miami is done. It's time for him to go home.

  • News

    May 22, 1997

    Adventures in Metaphorland

    7-Elevens, Laundromats, bowling alleys, People magazine, the Discovery Channel, Elvis. Poet Campbell McGrath mines deep into pop culture and hits a vein.

  • Music

    June 13, 1996
  • News

    May 16, 1996

    Queen of the Kingmakers

    If you're a political candidate with big ideas and little cash, the first call you make is to Irene Secada

  • News

    May 2, 1996

    The Voice of Haiti

    Paris, Ghana, Senegal, Miami. Poet Felix Morisseau-Leroy spent half his life in exile, but his heart never left home.

  • Film

    November 16, 1995
  • News

    March 9, 1995

    Art, the Masses, and How to Swing It

    Conni Gordon would like to teach the world to paint in perfect harmony

  • News

    February 16, 1995

    Writes of Passage

    Charlotte Leibel knows all about the handwriting on the wall, and she uses it to unlock the secrets of personality

  • News

    November 3, 1993

    Shelter Fallout

    After years of doing nothing Dade County now plans to put 500 homeless people under one roof. It won't be in your neighborhood, of course.

  • News

    October 20, 1993

    Edifice Rex

    The establishment hated him, but resort-goers thought his designs were the best thing since room service. If it was fun, funky, and Fifties in Miami Beach, chances are Morris Lapidus dreamed it up.

  • News

    June 9, 1993

    The Collector

    What do Armando Valladares, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Miriam Alonso, Xavier Suarez, Alex Penelas, Steve Clark, and the Miami Herald editorial board have in common? They're just a few of the big names enlisted by accused embezzler Roberto Polo in his fight to a

  • News

    January 1, 1992