Miami's international cuisine scene is getting a European flair with Bistro BE, scheduled to open at 1111 SW First Ave. in downtown Miami this summer. The restaurant, by Emmanuel Verschueren, a businessman who made his career in plastics (cue The Graduate jokes), as well as restaurants in Europe, f ... More >>
Billie Joe Armstrong Joins The Replacements Early in The Replacement's Friday night set, Paul Westerberg welcomed Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong as their honorary member. Armstrong, matching the rest of the band in plaid suits, seemed beyond giddy to be onstage with his idols, joking "Dreams real ... More >>
Trash While you were busy basking in the Coachella sun, the festival's fleet of custodians -- many of whom looked to be in their teens -- were running around the grounds, soaked in sweat, picking up your trash. We talked to a few, and not only do these guys get paid poorly, they get paid by the bag. ... More >>
Age, of course, is a state of mind. But it's easy to feel like you've aged 30 years after three busy days at Coachella. Whether you've gone to the festival since the first year in 1999 or just started going a few years ago, the festival can feel a bit, well, different than when you were in your te ... More >>
All of that walking at the Wynwood Art Walk is bound to make you thirsty and hungry, but Gramps has got your back with beat-the-clock Duvel beer happy hour specials and complimentary Sparky's Roadside Barbecue. The happy hour throws down at 6 p.m. beginning with $2 Duvel Single bottles, then going ... More >>
Daft Punk Fake-Out Friday and Saturday, all anyone could talk about was if Daft Punk was going to show up during Phoenix's set. Why? Because we were fucking teased. On the main stage before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a long commercial for their new album played, and then we found out that members of the ... More >>
Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>
The ultimate holiday gift for beer enthusiasts just went on sale at Total Wine & More right now, but the price tag might cause some sticker shock.The Trappist Westvleteren XII Ale gift pack includes six 11.2 oz. bottles of ale and a pair of special chalices in which to drink this elixir, which h ... More >>
See LA Weekly's complete Coachella coverage -- the top moments from Friday, April 20, four highlights from Saturday, April 21, including Black Lips' Biggie Smalls "hologram, and the five best things from Sunday, April 22. It couldn't all be great performances, decent recreational drugs, and pleasan ... More >>
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Lavont Flanders, Jr. was sentenced to life in prison yesterdayLavont Flanders will spend life in prison, a federal judge decided yesterday. The former Miami Beach cop was convicted in December of more than a dozen counts related to drugging and raping women on camera. The films were then sold aro ... More >>
Last December, a federal jury convicted Lavont Flanders Jr. and Emerson Callum on 32 combined counts of fraud and sex trafficking.It was a gut-wrenching crime. Prosecutors proved that Flanders, an ex-cop, had duped and drugged women in order for Callum -- a Jamaican porn star performing under the ... More >>
illustration by Pat KinsellaAs always, we'll start Riptide's annual tradition of counting down our list of the year's worst cops with a caveat: being a cop in the 305 is one of the toughest law enforcement gigs in the country and despite the weekly headlines here, most Dade cops do good work. As ... More >>
The year's most uh, striking, crime image.Miami is the fictional home of Dexter, Michael Weston and Horatio Caine, so it makes sense that some truly messed up crime goes down in the real 305. Still, it's astounding how the Magic City steps up year after year to deliver acts so depraved and bizarr ... More >>
Lavont Flanders, Jr.Former Miami Beach cop Lavont Flanders was one of two men convicted last week of drugging seven women and raping them on camera to make porno flicks. But his lawyer says that, despite his client's public fall from grace, Flanders is no criminal."These girls knew exactly what they ... More >>
Lavont Flanders Jr., a 40-year-old former Miami Beach police officer, and 45-year-old Emerson Callum were convicted yesterday by a jury for drugging women, videotaping sex with them, and then selling those videos as pornography. The two could now face life in prison.
This past August, Emerson Callum and Lavont Flanders Jr., a former Miami Beach police officer, were arrested for allegedly luring women to a warehouse under the pretense they were setting up modeling auditions. They then drugged the women, police said, and Callum would rape them while Flanders vi ... More >>
Two Miami Gardens men, Emerson Callum and Lavont Flanders Jr., have been arrested for drugging woman, engaging in forced sex acts with them, videotaping the acts, and then selling the videos. Both were similarly charged in 2007, but those claims were dropped just weeks ago.
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