"Marijuana causes many health and social problems. It lowers testosterone levels and causes sterility."
Call me a lowest-common-denominator kind of guy, but when I heard that Miami’s own street brawler Kimbo Slice had appeared last week on the new “CBS EliteXC Saturday Night Fights,” the first in a series of mixed martial arts cage matches, I thought our local bad-ass had really arrived. New Yo ... More >>
They were hailed far and wide as digital visionaries last fall, when they offered up their newest album as a “pay as you like” download. But Radiohead lead singer Thom Yorke says it’s not likely to happen again. “It was a moment in time,” he tells the Hollywood Reporter. In Rainbows mad ... More >>
Mark’s, which New Times cited as one of Miami’s few “solid, serious venues” for dining, is shutting its doors on South Beach and in West Palm Beach. “I’m sorry to inform you that we have closed this location,” says a recording at the former South Beach restauarant, located at the Nash ... More >>
Twenty-five years ago this month, the gangster epic caused a local stir.
The day el dictador quit was a bizarre one at Versailles, in Hialeah, and on Miami streets.
You know what to Deuce Last week, we told you about Mac’s Club Deuce's shot at national recognition via Esquire magazine's rating of the top bars in America. Thursday Riptide received a message from Deuce bartender extraordinaire Melissa Burley bemoaning some Deuce patrons' less-than-agile wa ... More >>
Featured prominently in the news of the capture of an alleged serial rapist 19-year-old named Wayne A. Proctor was the below suspect sketch, by Miami-Dade forensic artist Jorge Molina, which was instrumental in breaking the case. The resemblance clearly is uncanny, and reminded us of "Killer Creativ ... More >>
Message and a throttle SpongeBob SquarePants aficionados know Mr. Krabs as the invertebrate’s boss at the fastfood operation the Krusty Krab, where SpongeBob is a fry cook. Our own Krusty Krab came into my family’s life one recent day, when my wife, driving on her lunch break, spotted a blue ... More >>
Sort of like that We joined the gathering last Friday early – too early, it turned out, for a view of much of anything. It was an overcast night and I had to leave before the moon (then nearly full) exploded into view. The amateur astronomers have been meeting at the Ed Burke Recreation Center ... More >>
He's free all right “LET THE FREE DUMB RUN.” A guy named Michael came by New Times’s offices yesterday with this photograph (presumably of himself) and a five-page typewritten note explaining his planned “Freedumb Run”: A personal patriot act. Sort of a cross bewteen Paul Revere and L ... More >>
Those of us who have tuned in to watch Top Chef: Miami this season know why: Seeing the sights. And you know that by sights we mean Padma Lakshmi. But seriously, there has been a lot of local action around the production, which wrapped its stint at the Fontainebleu months ago. Here's a quick recap ... More >>
Easy there Miami, you can appreciate this: Slate is celebrating "the art of buttock innovation—past, present, and future" as part of its new "Sex" edition. The reason? "The October 2007 issue of King magazine, with buttock queen Kim Kardashian on the cover. Will she prove the fashion fulcrum ... More >>
Yours for a song Looking to scoop up some prime Miami Beach real estate? This could be your year. Nine properties valued at a million dollars or more have gone into foreclosure on the Beach since the beginning of 2007. According to research compiled by Condo Vultures, these include a prime, vacan ... More >>
From Harry Potter to Homer Simpson, cool off at the movies
Say what you will about radio personality (a weak description, I know, but aren't you tired of the term "shock jock?") Howard Stern: These days, he's looking positively wholesome compared to his doppelganger, Anna Nicole Smith paramour Howard K. Stern. Stern was in Miami over the weekend, having re ... More >>
Back up the Brinks truck, baby, it's budget-busting time: Readers of this morning's Herald can be forgiven if the dollar signs in their eyes distracted them from the finer print. First, the lead story asked this tantalizing question: "Could Florida end the homeowner property tax?" The answer: We ... More >>
Woof. Bad dog. In a report issued today, the Humane Society of the United States says a fur collar on a jacket sold by Miami resident Sean "Diddy" Combs's "Sean John" clothing line is that of a dog. The HSUS tested the fur on a Sean John Hooded Snorkel Jacket, available at Macy's. The outer ... More >>
Miami's own Mikey Butders has ridden his porn dreams all the way to L.A. and Platinum Blue Productions, which recently announced his signing. Butders was found by Nick Manning, star, director and producer of more than 200 adult films, including Sick Girls Need Sick Boys and Lust in Leather. The t ... More >>
Aha! The plot thickens in the Coral Gables Building & Zoning fraud probe, with a re-arraignment hearing held this past Tuesday to up the charges against former employee Jorge Reyes -- to north of $100,000 in funds allegedly stolen from the city. As Reyes awaits a March 2007 trial, the saga plays ... More >>
The gunman who reportedly entered the Miami Herald building this morning was taken into police custory at about 2:30 pm, reportedly with no shots fired. The Herald covered the story as it unfolded within its own building and reported that the man was identified as Jose Varela, a cartoonist for ... More >>
"Did someone yell 'Paparazzi'?" Britney Spears is moving on, and apparently moving south -- to Miami. According to MSNBC gossiper Jeanette Walls, Spears is leaving Fed-Ex in her wake and house-hunting in the Magic City, with a $29 million budget, more than twice the price tag of her Malibu spread ... More >>
Blood? What blood? In a pair of interviews yesterday, including one with local radio station WTPS, O.J. Simpson laughed off his aborted book deal and shot down reports that the money -- $880,000, according to a News Corp. spokesman -- had been earmarked for his kids. "Would everybody stop bein ... More >>
INDEMAND What, Me Worry? Well, not really, but according to the National Enquirer, notorious Miamian O.J. Simpson is writing a "hypothetical" book in which he will "speculate" about the events of June 12, 1994 — the night Nicole Brown Simpson and friend Ron Goldman were murdered. "O.J ... More >>
From the in case you didn't notice files, readers and drivers, rejoice! This year is the 50th anniversary of the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System. A special site called "Florida's Interstates - A Half Century of Progress" wants to "Welcome [you] to the party! There's a nationwide celebration goi ... More >>
Muzzled beneath black tarp-like shrouds, traffic lights stand at the ready at 22 on-ramps along the I-95 corridor, from NW 62nd Street north to Ives Dairy Road. Miami's ''Metered Stop Ramps" were scheduled to go online in 2005; now mid- to late-2007 is the time when motorists aiming to ascend the a ... More >>
If I keep this up, in a year I will have spent one whole month of my life on I-95. I commute about 120 miles a day to Miami New Times from my home in southern Palm Beach County. I know: It's a misery many of you share. That's the reason this section of Riptide exists: To give you, my co-commuters, ... More >>
"This movie was refreshing and poignant, and I had to go back twice"
"I'm close to a million dollars in debt on this film"