Charlie Crist may be running on a "man of the people" platform, but that hasn't stopped him from moving to Florida's most expensive and exclusive zip code. Crist and his wife Carol Rome are apparently spending so much time in South Florida that they're now renting a condo on ritzy Fisher Island. R ... More >>
Add Shakira as the latest on the list of celebs looking to rid themselves of their Miami Beach mega-mansions. The singer has put her North Bay Road home on the market for $14.95 million. She bought the home 12 years ago for the considerably more affordable price of $3.38 million.
While some are questioning the motives behind his latest business-slash-philanthropic venture, Pitbull's foray into the charter school industry should come as no surprise. El tipo is a father of six who loves education. He even taught listeners how to count in Spanish with the opening of one of hi ... More >>
"Specs," a note posted to the recently closed Coral Gables music shop's front door read. "A piece of Miami, a piece of history, never to be forgotten, nor replaced! Especially by some lousy bank." Consider that Spec's Records & Tapes' epitaph. Because the Dade County landmark -- a 64-year-old purve ... More >>
People may call Miami International Airport a lot of nasty things, but apparently "crowded" shouldn't be one of them. According to a new analysis of airport capacity from Forbes.com, MIA came out as the least crowded major airport in America.
The Miami Heat are worth a cool $625 million, according to the latest NBA team valuations by Forbes.com. That's up 307 percent since last year, or almost $200 million since 2012 when the team was valued at $427 million. Apparently that championship made a big difference.
EDM is a massive crap pile of commercialism. Or, that is to say, EDM superstar Deadmau5 thinks it might be totes lame now. And he's talking about it on the Internet ... Again. In a recent interview, the longtime hater and overpaid button-pusher told Billboard that he thought the industry had becom ... More >>
See also "The 15 Richest Musicians: From Jay-Z to Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Dr. Dre" -- plus "Ten Richest DJs: From Pauly D to Deadmau5, Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex, and Tiesto." These days, Elton John isn't the only one treating Madonna like a "fairground stripper." Despite the 53-year-old p ... More >>
The Miami Heat might be the most successful team in town right now, but the Dolphins still reign supreme in terms of most valuable franchise. Forbes.com has listed the world's most valuable sports teams. The Fins came in 22nd overall, but the Heat didn't even make the cut.
Eight of South Florida's finest sports mascot entered the tournament. Close to 600 voters decided the final, and in a stunning landslide, the University of Miami's Sebastian the Ibis has won the title of Miami's Favorite Mascot.
The time has come: we've now reached the grand championship match-up of our Miami Mascot Madness Tournament. Despite some close calls in Round One, the match-ups in Round Two were both total blowouts. In fact, when we started this tournament we would have never seen this coming: It's Sebastian th ... More >>
Good news for LeBron James! He's now only the sixth most hated professional athlete in America! That's down from second place on Forbes.com's list last year. Hell, as we've previously noted, he's no longer the most hated player in the NBA. That title now belongs to that guy who had exclusive acce ... More >>
We're number one, and there's nothing to get excited about. Using criteria that included violent crime, political corruption, foreclosures, and unemployment, Forbes.com has ranked Miami as America's single most miserable city. We're up from second place last year.
Nearly all celebrity chefs have one thing in common -- a fairytale-like rise from poverty and obscurity to fame and fortune.Paula Deen (who just announced she has type 2 diabetes), was a young bank teller in Savannah, Martha Stewart used to babysit for New York Yankees' kids, and Guy Fieri's big ... More >>
While it may be increasingly difficult to actually secure employment in Miami, those of us who have seem to love our job. That's according to a new study by CareerBliss.com that analyzed more than 43,000 employee reviews across the country. It's actually the second year in a row that Miami took t ... More >>
There's a media fight brewing in Miami between the old paper giant and the new local iteration of a quickly growing Internet media monster. Random Pixels blogger Bill Cooke, ever the keen-eyed instigator, noticed that the recently launched Huffington Post Miami was cribbing quite liberally from M ... More >>
For years Miami's most exclusive enclave, Fisher Island, reigned as the country's most expensive zip code. Falling real estate prices have knocked it down a few pegs on that list in recent years, but the people who call the insular island home, many of whom probably bought their homes at the heig ... More >>
Looking for a job? Maybe you should also be looking for a new place to live outside South Florida. Not one, but two job listings sites have run the numbers and declared that the Miami metro area is the worst place to find a job in America. Sure, there may be places with higher unemployment, b ... More >>
Photo by Laine DossWhat was the impetus behind the departure of executive chef Daniel Ganem from Kane Steakhouse in South Beach? Matthew Glazier, president of The Glazier Group and co-owner of Kane, candidly told Short Order, "We weren't happy with what was coming out of the kitchen. We saw the ... More >>
Luther "Luke" Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke declares the best MCs in hip-hop.After listening to the new Jay-Z and Kanye West album, Watch the Throne, I was left ... More >>
The pool at the Mondrian hotelWant to have an out-of-town friend who is strapped for cash pay you a visit sometime soon? Well, you better offer your futon, because according to a new ranking from Forbes.com, based on average hotel room price, Miami is the sixth most expensive city to visit in Ame ... More >>
Forbes thinks that one of the best ways to lead America out of it's mounting debt is to spark long-term financial growth, and they think encouraging entrepreneurship among minorities is one of the best ways to generate that growth. Of course, like everything Forbes.com does, they've accompanied t ... More >>
The Miami Heat may be the most talked about NBA team this season, but they aren't the most valuable. However, the signing of LeBron James and Chris Bosh saw the team's value increase by 17 percent since last year, according to Forbes.com. That's the biggest increase in value over one year in the ... More >>
It's not a particularly great time to be unemployed in America right now, a fact far too many of us know first hand, and if you're looking for a job in South Florida things aren't looking too good. Forbes.com has ranked Miami as the third worst job market in the country. Though, the site cites an ... More >>
viaMiami is a popular travel destination for those looking to let loose of stress -- what, with our beaches, dance clubs, and plentiful cocktails. But apparently locals need some de-stressers a lot more than most tourists. According to the latest Forbes.com listicle, Miami is the sixth most stres ... More >>
via Robot AcademyForbes.com has decided to rank America's "coolest" cities (and they don't mean by temperature) using the decidedly square methods of polling. Miami made the top ten, so we're not exactly complaining, but somehow our Sunshine State sister Orlando came in three places higher, which ... More >>
via Forbes.comForbes.com has a fascinating interactive map up that uses IRS data from 2008 to show the migration of Americans on a county-to-county basis. Above is that data for Miami-Dade. Red lines represent migration patterns where more Miamians moved to a county than people from that county m ... More >>
Fictional Miami mothers from Meet the Fockers. Yeah, it was either this or The Golden GirlsThe Daily Beast is beginning to rival Forbes.com for the number of inane city rankings list, but why should we complain? It gives us easy blog fodder. In honor of Mother's Day, Tina Brown's Internet conce ... More >>
Marlins fans, that proud clan of several hundred clad in teal and black, didn't spend their off-season dreaming of free-agent fire-throwers. Just because zillions of your tax dollars are paying for their new stadium doesn't mean the Marlins plan to stop winning the World Series of Cheapskatery ... More >>
a piece by Li WeiForbes.com is always busy making their lists, and Miami has finally taken the number one spot on one. Unfortunately it's called "Ten U.S. Cities In Free Fall."Miami boasts a popular South Beach club scene, Art Deco Architecture, and perhaps the best Cuban food in the country ... More >>
We dreamed a dream in time gone by. When hope was high and life worth living. But the corrupt politicians come at night with their voices soft as thunder. As they tear your mortgages apart and they turn your job to shame.Yes, we here in Miami are apparently les misérables. So miserable, in fact, ... More >>
Charlie Crist is such an upbeat fellow that I'm sure he'll appreciate the fact that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee just sent out an email touting the Gov's silver fox-ish good looks citing his "Good Hair and Nice Tan." He might be a little sad that it comes as part of a compliment sand ... More >>
Has your favorite author visited Miami for the last time?
Dream Dinners, "the original dinner assembly store," is a company with franchises in 31 states that has appeared on the Dr. Phil show, in the pages of the New York Times, on Forbes.com and in more momazines than you can shake a spatula at. Dream Dinners provides you with the means to put together a ... More >>
Every month it seems Forbes puts out some dumb list of city rankings. Riptide always notes how dumb the list is, but posts about it anyway. Forbes appreciates any extra page views it gets, because that's half the reason they do it, but at the end of the day, these lists don't really mean all that mu ... More >>
From the amount of buzz Manny Diaz has generated in the past year, you'd think he was the greatest mayor ever. Sure, he's amazing in comparison to some of the other wackos who have held his job, but damn, this city still has a lot of problems. US News & World Report's annual "America's Best Leaders" ... More >>
Last week Forbes magazine named Miami the cleanest city in America. Yeah, I scoffed too. And so did most people commenting on the Forbes.com article. The study gave the most weight to air pollution and ozone levels, followed by lesser factors like water quality and per-capita spending on cleanup ... More >>
Venetian Snares gives New Times his first U.S. interview in two years.
Killings and slum conditions are just the beginning
From man-breasts and money comes a local documentary film star
In an act of audacious short-sightedness, Miami is offering its finest bayfront property to the highest bidder
The Real Micky Arison
South Florida philanthropist Richard Bronson built his fortune on the shady side of Wall Street