• Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Pit Bull Ban Could Go to a County Vote, Undercutting Tally Move To Kill It

    ​A Tallahassee proposal to force Miami-Dade to end its 23-year ban on pit bulls took a major hit last night when a group of county commissioners supported giving Dade voters a say in whether to keep the prohibition. The House bill's sponsor said he'd withdraw his legislation if the ban went to a c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Free Local Music: C-Ride's "The Arab Store" Album Exec Produced by Cool and Dre

    C-Ride is a Carol City rapper well known in Miami's underground. You can hear his name ringing in the streets from Richmond Heights to County Line Road and past. He has a new album out called "The Arab Store" and it's available as a free download through his website. The album is executive produc ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Weekend Blog Watch - Egg Creams, Burgers & Beer, Stuffed Breasts, The King, Chinese, Lunch Week, and Avocados

    via wikimedia commonsMe in 30 years.​ Creeping into 3rd quarter 2009 and things may be starting to look up for the economy, maybe even in Florida, possibly even Dade. Could be the thought of Summer's heat subsiding, but the the streets are talking, and there's optimism in the air. Recent South Flo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Top Ten Home Remedies Using Food For South Florida Conditions

    via Wikimedia CommonsInuit medicine man.​10. Garlic for a scorpion sting - Sure you city folk probably don't have scorpion problems, but in rural Dade they do. The sulfur in garlic might neutralize toxins if you get stung. 9. Mango for heat stroke - You been outside lately? It's scorching hot. Que ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    David Samson, Thy Name Is Samson

    We take it all back -- all the vitriol regarding the lack of a public process for the new stadium, all the accusations of backroom deals, dirty money, and no-bid contracts. Build the Marlins whatever they want. This team is amazing. 3-0? How about 162-0? How about just by watching them on TV, I was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    The Burger Beast Interview

    The Burger Beast is a South Florida eating machine chewing his way through fried-food-America and blogging his reviews of various establishments at Most of his posts center on Dade and Broward, but they also cover cities as far as Atlanta, where he recently found himself, and soon M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    Major League Drops a New Video

    If you haven't heard of the Fort Lauderdale based hip-hop group, Major League, they've been making a strong name for themselves as one of the hardest working groups in South Florida for close to a year now. They gig all over town, throw a weekly every Friday at the White Room, and operate one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007

    Shelter from the Warm

    Last week, Riptide reported the unveiling of two new bus "shelters" (think benches with roofs) outside the Miami U.S. Veterans Medical Center at 12th Avenue and 16th Street. Mayor Diaz himself cut the ribbon, with three city commissioners, one city manager, and a small flock of corporate flacks from ... More >>

  • News

    June 13, 2002

    They're Here, They're Queer, They Vote

    Opening shots on September 10th's gay-rights ballot

  • News

    May 14, 1998

    The Final Harvest

    Developers are hungrily eyeing Dade's agricultural heartland, where farmers are a dwindling breed

  • Dining

    March 19, 1998
  • News

    June 19, 1997
  • Calendar

    April 3, 1997
  • News

    February 13, 1997

    How Green Is Too Green?

    Bulldozers. Pesticides. Fertilizers. If you live in South Florida, golf's threat to the ecosystem might get you teed off.

  • News

    December 26, 1996
  • News

    November 28, 1996
  • News

    September 5, 1996

    Why Recycle?

    It feels good to do it. But recycling doesn't always save money or protect the environment.

  • News

    July 25, 1996
  • News

    July 4, 1996

    What Goes Up

    A salute to the small but dedicated cadre of elevator professionals who see to it that your next ride won't be your last

  • News

    January 25, 1996

    Our Garbage, Ourselves

    Scaling Mount Trashmore, sorting through the clues to the mystery of everyday life

  • News

    December 28, 1995

    Land of Opportunity

    Dade's property tax assessment appeals system features sloppy record-keeping, a lack of oversight -- and a whole lot of money for those who know how to ask for it

  • News

    October 5, 1995

    A Manatee, a Plan, a Canal . . .

    Six years in the works and still controversial: Dade environmental officials submit their manatee-protection proposal

  • News

    September 14, 1995

    Three Cheers for the Volunteers

    And one big raspberry for the supervisors who allowed Dade's AmeriCorps to go down the tubes

  • News

    July 13, 1995

    Everything Is Relative

    Dade and its municipalities have more sister cities than you can shake a nightstick at

  • News

    May 25, 1995

    Do You Detect a Draft?

    Undeterred by Miami's history of hops flops, local microbreweries unleash a new round of beer pressure

  • News

    March 16, 1995

    Bad to the Bone

    It's sad when a manatee dies because of a careless boater. What took place on Watson Island went beyond sad.

  • News

    January 5, 1995

    The Last Frontier

    When authorities pledged to reflood the Everglades, they tried to accommodate residents of the 8 1/2 Square Mile Area in Southwest Dade. They're still trying.

  • News

    October 20, 1994

    Running on Empty

    A century of messing with Mother Nature has robbed the Everglades of too much water. Now we don't even have enough for ourselves.

  • News

    October 12, 1994
  • News

    August 31, 1994

    Odor in the Court

    By state law, judges get elected just like politicians -- a system so idiotic it's criminal. Will somebody please reproach the bench?

  • News

    July 26, 1994

    Bold MacDonald

    The fight to end homelessness has moved to the boardrooms -- and Donna MacDonald, brash and outspoken, is having trouble finding a way in

  • News

    April 27, 1994

    Greener Runaways

    A "proactive" Metro-Dade is dragged kicking and screaming into environment consciousness

  • News

    September 1, 1993

    This Means Lore!

    The housewife who saved FDR's life, the ghosts that roam Vizcaya, the sea serpent of Biscayne Bay, and other Miami legends, yarns, and flat-out lies

  • News

    January 27, 1993

    Pistol Packin' Politicos

    It's a fair bet that your favorite Dade big shot is a sure shot, too

  • News

    December 16, 1992

    Dark Passage

    Which will kill you first: Commuting regularly across I-395 in the pitch blackness, or holding your breath until the DOT fixes the streetlights?

  • News

    December 2, 1992

    Down At the Hooch and Brooch

    Imagine a string of saloons where the barstools are comfy, the conversation giddy, and the drinks are always free

  • News

    April 8, 1992
  • News

    January 15, 1992

    The Postmen Always Cringe Twice

    Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers. Fido is another matter.

  • News

    November 20, 1991
  • News

    October 23, 1991
  • News

    October 16, 1991
  • News

    October 2, 1991

    Boing! Boing! Boing!

    Cutbacks in the state attorney's Worthless Check Division may have given carte blanche to aspiring check bouncers

  • News

    August 21, 1991

    Quite a Stretch

    When is a taxi not a taxi? When it's a limousine. And when is a limo legal? Not very often.

  • News

    June 19, 1991
  • News

    February 6, 1991
  • News

    October 24, 1990

    Boneyard Ramble

    Crushed in a garbage truck, poisoned by a landlady, crapped out-literally--during a dice game. These and more are buried in this county's cemetaries, and come Halloween night, they'll be dying to get out

  • More >>