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    September 12, 2014

    Ethics Commission on David Rivera's Shenanigans: "We're Over It"

    It's not been a good week for troubled ex-congressman David Rivera. First, a former confidant was sentenced to a slap on the wrist for her role in running a puppet primary candidate against Rivera's political rival Joe Garcia, with everyone suspecting that when he's eventually charged he'll take the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Miami Hurricanes Picked to Win Coastal Division by Media

    The Miami Hurricanes are gearing up for their 11th season in the ACC and have yet to even win the conference's Coastal Division. That counts as a fall from grace for a team who used to be in the national title conversation every year. But damn it, at this point fans would be thrilled with just a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    David Rivera Suspends Congressional Campaign, Will Run For State House Instead

    What interesting timing. Just hours after LeBron James announced he was heading back home to Cleveland, allegedly crooked politician David Rivera had an announcement of his own. Rivera suspended his quixotic campaign to regain his seat in the U.S. House that he lost two years ago amidst scandal, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Nineteen Percent of Floridians Think Marlins Will Win World Series

    Not to remind you too much of last night, but if Miami is going to win a major sports championship in the calendar year of 2014, our only hope remains -- gulp -- the Marlins. Oddly, a recent scientific survey by political polling firm Public Policy Polling reveals that a full 19 percent of Florid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Jameis Winston Reportedly Cited for Stealing Crab Legs from a Publix

    Jameis Winston may be from Alabama, but the Heisman winner and Florida State quarterback has certainly adjusted to Florida culture. He was reportedly slapped on the wrists earlier this week for pulling off one of the most Florida minor crimes ever: he stole seafood from a Publix. According to Toma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2014

    Ultra 2014's 25 Best Bass Faces

    Ultra Music Festival is nothing if not gnarly. The beats are gnarly, the people are gnarly, the portable toilets are gnarly. It's stank-face city, bro. But even more than the sight of no toilet paper, it's those dirty beats -- dutch, dub, or otherwise -- that make us twist our faces like ancient J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Kirby Maurier on Your Favorite Stripper's Turn-Up Song, "Iz U Wit It"

    What's your favorite turn-up song? Ours is still French Montana's "Don't Stop." But somewhere in Miami, it's very possible that your favorite stripper is twerking to Kirby Maurier's "Iz U Wit It." The provocative Bass Boys Intl. produced melody has distanced itself from Maurier's previous project ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Drunk Miami Girl Shouts "We're Gonna F*ck Sh*t Up!" During Fox News NYE Countdown

    Normally, the first few days of the new year are a time to look forward, make resolutions, vomit up any vestigial alcohol, or go on a diet. But we have to take a moment to salute a local hero whose actions in the dying moments of 2013 made our New Year's Eve one to remember. At 11:55 p.m. on Tuesda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Life in Color Festival on "Growing From the Bottom Up"

    In Life's Little Instruction Book, H. Jackson Brown famously wrote "An overnight success takes about 15 years." If that's the case, Life in Color is progressing way ahead of schedule. In seven years, the Miami-based paint party professionals have fought, struggled and lost a lot of sleep - but th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    The Ten Greatest Gifts Florida Has Given the World

    Florida sometimes gets treated like the dong of America. The rest of the country is constantly laughing at us, but do you all not realize how much we have given you? You start your day by drinking our orange juice and then dare to poke fun at us during the rest of it. Perhaps you don't realize what ... More >>

  • News

    August 29, 2013
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    May 6, 2013

    Top Five Eats & Drinks This Week: From Beast's Frita Fest to SoFAB

    Another Monday morning is here and groggy doesn't even begin to describe us. Have you ever set your alarm across the room to help you wake up? How about setting up an elaborate series of obstacles and barriers on the way to the blaring torture machine? I'm sure we're not the only ones hitting the ... More >>

  • News

    September 27, 2012
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    September 19, 2012

    How Do You Know When You're a Real Floridian?

    Earlier this year, we asked the question, "How do you know you're a real Miamian?" Which obviously got us thinking: How do you know when you're a real Floridan?This is a state full of retirees and transients. Even if you were born here, there's a good chance your parents probably weren't. So how doe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Report: Miami Has Informally Contacted the Big 12

    Ready for your unsubstantiated sports mega-rumor of the day? The University of Miami has informally contacted the Big 12 conference to gauge the interest in the possibility of ditching the ACC and joining the Texas-centric conference, according to one report at least. Of course, there are already ru ... More >>

  • News

    March 15, 2012
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    January 26, 2012

    Shit Miami Girls Say...and guys Co-Star Michelle Sicars Talks Miamisms and Croqueticas

    ​The English Department at Florida State University was a really neat place to meet some gnarly characters. That's where I met Michelle Sicars, one of the stars of Shit Miami Girls Say...and guys. I remember thinking, this girl's really out there, after reading a short, quirky story she'd writte ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2011
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    July 7, 2011

    Sports Poll: Only 22 Percent of Floridians Like LeBron, Gators Are Favorite Team

    Finally a political polling firm has decided to poll on something other than politics. Public Policy Polling surveyed Floridians on another contentious topic: sports. The poll shows LeBron James isn't exactly that popular in his new state, while Florida's favorite pro team is the Tampa Bay Bucc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Hurricanes Women's Basketball Enters AP Top 10

    The University of Miami women's basketball team finished regular-season play last night with a 70-59 victory over Georgia Tech. That win secured the team for a first-place tie atop the ACC with Duke, a second seed in the ACC tournament, and, for the first time all season, a place in the AP poll's to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Guns at College? Father of Girl Shot at FSU Frat House Doesn't Think So

    ​Ashley Cowie, a sophomore at Florida State University, was shot and killed last month after an AK-47 accidentally went off at a party at a property housing fraternity brothers. Clearly, firearms and college parties don't mix well, but a bill introduced last month would allow students at Florida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Miami PD Shoots And Kills Another Suspect in Little Haiti (Update)

    ​City of Miami police officers have shot and killed another suspect -- the seventh killed by MPD cops since last summer. The latest shooting happened last night around 11 p.m. at North Miami Avenue and 75th Street, police sources tell Riptide, and left another man in critical condition.Police are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    FSU Snaps Miami Women's Basketball Winning Streak

    ​There's something special going on this season with the Miami Hurricanes women's basketball team, but the squad experienced its first setback since their second game by falling to FSU last night 66-59. The loss ends Miami's 17-game winning streak, which tied Duke's longest winning streak in the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Northwestern Comeback Sets Up Potential Liberty City Showdown with Miami Central

    Michael MillerThe Rockets are coming...​Buy your tickets early: this one's sure to be a sellout.Northwestern's dramatic come-from-behind victory over Columbus last night set up a potential high-powered rematch against arch-rival Miami Central next Friday. The Rockets beat the Bulls in the playoffs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Democrats Got Tea Bagged All Night Long

    ​Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Today, Luke reflects on last night's election results. I have to congratulate the Tea Party. They came out in numbers and voted, This ga ... More >>

  • News

    September 30, 2010
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    August 17, 2010

    University of Miami Rises in U.S. News College Rankings, Finally Bests UF

    ​Under President Donna Shalala, the University of Miami has seen a slow but steady rise in U.S. News & World Report's highly touted college rankings. Last year, it became a top 50 university for the first time. This year, it continued to climb and became the highest-rated school in Florida. La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Florida Schools Rank Low on Forbes Best Colleges List

    ​In US News and World Report's rankings of America's best colleges, the state of Florida boast two schools in the top 50: University of Florida and University of Miami. Forbes is now in the college ranking business too, and the rankings for the schools in Florida strike as a bit weird. Only o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Could the Hurricanes Be Headed to an Expanded SEC?

    ​College athletic conferences are always finding new and exciting ways to further screw with the already tortured fabric of college football. The Big Ten has been talking for so long about expanding to 12 in order to get a championship game that we're surprised it hasn't happened. N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Miami Hurricanes 2010 Schedule Released

    The ACC released its 2010 schedules today. The Hurricanes will open their season Thursday, September 2, against FAMU, but things get considerably harder after that, when the Canes take on two out-of-conference teams that finished well ahead of them in the Top 25 last season.They'll have ten days aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Miami vs. South Florida: So That Was a Rivalry Game, Huh?

    ​For a sold-out 65,000-plus seat complex during a supposed rivalry game, Raymond James Stadium was eerily quiet throughout much of Saturday's game between the Miami Hurricanes and the South Florida Bulls.Your intrepid blogger braved sitting in the USF student section and was warned by a Bulls fan ... More >>

  • News

    June 4, 2009

    Edison High Football Star Makes a Great Escape

    Philip Thomas dodges the tackles of a crime-ridden childhood.

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    So, Who's Going to Lose to Charlie?

    Absent amongst all this hullabaloo over who might seek the senate seat in 2010 is any murmur, any indication, any rumor of who the Dems might put up for Governor. Yeah, there's this wild card chance that Charlie Crist might run for senate, and if that happens expect CFO Alex Sink to declare her cand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Bike the Rickenbacker, Get Ready to Two-Wheel in downtown and on the Beach

    Let's face it. Miami is one of America's worst places to ride a bicycle.Guys on two wheels get whacked on Brickell, nailed in the Redland, and steamrollered on US 1. Bicycling magazine placed us at the bottom along with Dallas and Memphis not long ago. And Florida is clearly the worst in the nation ... More >>

  • News

    July 12, 2007

    Dr. G Spot

    By 7:00 she was begging her boyfriend for sex

  • News

    June 22, 2006

    Denying the Day's Demise

    Who wouldnt want to give the hound a shot in the mouth?

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    What's That Cop Doing in Our Huddle?

    When campus police tangle with football players at FIU, you can expect a punt

  • Music

    June 9, 2005
  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    Rivers of Song

    The history of Florida courses through the folk music of Miami transplant Iron and Wine

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    Headbangers Ball

    Claims that police didn't aim at FTAA protesters' upper bodies get a black eye

  • Calendar

    November 14, 2002

    Staging a Challenge

    The Modern Stage's Nocturne wants you to feel -- anything

  • News

    August 19, 1999

    Gridiron Fever

    FIU administrators think spending millions on a football program will do wonders for their school, and they'll sideline anyone who disagrees

  • Music

    April 8, 1999
  • News

    March 5, 1998

    No Cheer for This Beer

    Dade's homebrewers get whupped by Broward in the first annual suds competition

  • News

    February 16, 1995

    In the Paint

    The Heat didn't hook up with Greg "Bald Eagle" Jackson so they could sit him on the bench.

  • News

    October 27, 1994

    The World According to Carr

    Cynics say that to explore the depths of South Florida culture, all you have to do is scratch the surface. Dade County archaeologist Bob Carr digs deeper and knows better.

  • News

    December 8, 1993

    Crossing the Bar

    When Dade's Chamber of Commerce considered backing FIU instead of FAMU in the fight for a new state law school, they figured it would be a walk in the park

  • News

    December 23, 1992

    Letter? What Letter?

    Bill Clinton wants the military to stop discriminating against gays. Florida's top academic officers apparently couldn't care less.

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    May 20, 1992
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    November 27, 1991
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