Prior to yesterday, most Floridians' experience with the Richter scale was limited to the former Universal Studios attraction, Earthquake: The Big One. At around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a rare, 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck outside Cuba leaving residents of the seismically stable country -- and ... More >>
If you're like us at Riptide, your eyes have been rolling all morning watching NBC 6, CBS 4, Local 10, and WSVN make fools of themselves reporting on the "awful" conditions brought by Tropical Storm Isaac. Yeah, there's been some rain and wind, and Miami even experienced some brownouts last nig ... More >>
DianaNyad.comYou know it's time to rethink US-Cuba relations when 61-year-olds start swimming between the two countries.Granted, Diana Nyad is no abuelita doggy paddling for a taste of American freedom. As today's New York Times explains, she's an American endurance athlete who, much like local p ... More >>
The dreaded Loop Current is the pathway that could transport oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico through the Florida Keys and up the East Coast. Scientists have been warning of the possibility of runoff entering the Loop Current since the initial leak, and now MSNBC reports that the first bi ... More >>
via US Coast GuardCrews trying to put out the flame after the initial explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.This morning, Gov. Charlie Crist announced the entire state of Florida should brace for the impact of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Ecologists and residents are alr ... More >>
via The AwlHeaded to a beach near you?The devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has concerned us, but we didn't think it would actually reach the beaches of Miami and other east coast shores. However, a University of Florida oceanographic engineer says that the east coast of Florida is at g ... More >>
Cuban dissident and political activist Adrian Leiva has drowned after trying to sneak back into Cuba aboard a boat, the Miami Herald reports.Leiva left Cuba for Miami in 2005, but wanted to return. He tried to re-enter Cuba legally but was denied by the government. After a three-month stay in 200 ... More >>
After voyaging to Portugal last week, the 70,000 Tons of Metal tanker returns to American shores to welcome Tampa-based Obituary aboard. Now there are 13 bands confirmed for the cruise, which sets sail from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico, and heads back to Miami, Jan. 24-28, 2011. The self-proclaimed " ... More >>
Sure, it's not as sexy as running coke in cigarette boats over the Florida Straits or bootlegging moonshine for northern gangsters on the lam. But damn if Medicare fraud isn't lucrative -- which is probably why it's shaping up as one of the defining crimes of modern Miami.As Jay Weaver's great cover ... More >>
A fascinating new exhibit shows both profound symbolism and brutality.
Radio host Javier Ceriani (left) is trying to secure the release of Armando Pinero (center), an Cuban refugee being held in a Mexican immigration facility in Chetumal. It looks like another Che is having a big impact on the Cuban community – but not for his affiliation to Fidel Castro. Javier C ... More >>
When Cubans leave their homeland, things can get lots worse.
Humberto Benitez illuminates the Gables Gallery Stroll
At Filtro, images of Cuba, island of lost time
Sharing the stories of those who come by sea
Despite uneven film quality, this year's festival was an unqualified success
Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits are casting off old illusions, so why is U.S. policy stuck in the past?
The pundits say a new day has arrived for Miami's arts scene. Don't believe the hype.
And that goes for mothers of convicted Cuban spies, too
"Women and Flight"
Looking back on ten days in spring that changed the landscape
Orishas at Starfish, November 23, 2000
From Monologues to Dialogues
José Basulto, president of Brothers to the Rescue, is a CIA-trained warrior who insists he supports nonviolent resistance. Complicated? Sí, señor.
From Calle 54 to Calle Ocho
As Miami's Cuban spy trial makes clear, the airwaves are full of intrigue, and all you need is a radio
The characters in A Bicycle Country may be adrift but the playwright knows exactly where they're going
From trance to hip-hop, there's not much in between
When Miami's most famous twerp hit the Internet, Web surfers went wild
How one record label delivers something good from Castro's Cuba to the U.S.
Balseros and their makeshift rafts have become as much a symbol of Cuban culture as lechon, arroz con frijoles, and the Havana spleef