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 >>
Here at Riptide we do plenty of joking about mugshots and celebrating the sheer insanity that is life in the Sunshine State. But Miami New Times' staff writers also spend months investigating the kinds of stories that daily newspapers just don't have the time or resources to focus on any more.In 201 ... More >>
For two years now, William Britt has been subbing in classrooms around the Florida Keys, including inside a handful of local elementary schools. At home, Britt was stockpiling hundreds of images of child pornography.After a landlord spotted the illegal porn and called the police, Britt admitted he w ... More >>
The Florida Keys are a constant source of life lessons for the rest of the state. Last year, for instance, we learned not to get drunk while pushing your grandkid around in a stroller. More recently, the importance of giving someone known as the "Sea Hag" a beer when she demands one was hammered hom ... More >>
Until last night, Florida was the largest state in the union to have never elected an openly gay candidate to its state legislature. Yes, even Texans elected an openly gay representative all the way back in 1991.That changed last night as voters in Florida 113th House district, which encompasses par ... More >>
Carolyn Dukeshire, a 62-year-old Florida Keys woman known to residents as the "Sea Hag," sits behind bars on charges of first-degree murder after police say she shot a man five times after he refused to give her a beer. The incident occurred last night after the victim, 64-year-old Martin Mazur, has ... More >>
It's almost like he did it on purpose. In the same week New Times published the results of a weird-crime-off between Florida and Texas (which Florida won, duh), police arrested Tyree Lincoln Smith. The official charge: murder. The freaky details: Dude allegedly killed a man in Connecticut, then a ... More >>
When it comes to Cuba, President Obama can do little right in the eyes of exilio politicians. When he eased travel restrictions to the island, for example, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen accused him of undermining democracy on the island. Now she's slamming Obama for his decision to order U.S. inspectors ... More >>
The Miami blue butterfly is one of the very few species that is only found in Southern Florida, but finding them have become increasingly rare. Once thought to have been completely killed off by Hurricane Andrew, a small population of about 50 was found in 1999. Efforts have been made to grow the ... More >>
Protester at the BP station at NE 10th Street and Biscayne Boulevard.I wanted to organize a lil' protest against BP and offshore drilling. It had been exactly one month since the oil spill began. One month of non-stop poison continuously flowing into the Gulf, making its way toward the Loop Curre ... More >>
As you can see above, a pretty solid freak-out hit Duval Street yesterday when upwards of 50 tar balls turned up in the ocean and on beaches around Key West.
But not to worry! Turns out these floating blobs of disgusting petroleum didn't come from the massive BP gusher in the Gulf. Which is, we gu ... More >>
So you've had a torrid love affair that imploded your political career, destroyed your family and cemented your spot in the Hall of Fame for GOP "family values" hypocrites.
How do you follow it up?
If you're South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, apparently, you spend a steamy weekend in the Flori ... More >>
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Former City Manager Pete Herandez handed in his resignation on Friday. Bank exec Carlos Migoya will be announced as his replacement this afternoon.Mayor Tomas Regalado will name Carlos Migoya, a former Wachovia Bank president and Autonation executive, as interim city mana ... More >>
Antonio GuerreroAntonio Guerrero, a member of a group of men collectively known at the Cuban Five, has had his sentence reduced from life in prison to 21 years and 10 months. Taking into account time served and good behavior, Guerrero could be out of jail in seven years, his lawyer says.Guer ... More >>
Ever wonder what it looks like to sell your soul?courtesy Miami DolphinsThis is what Jimmy Buffett has wrought.At Dolphin Stadium, it looks something like this: A white guy in a pink sombrero and plastic lei jerks to the grating jingle of "Margaritaville." Three young men covered head to waist in b ... More >>