This week's story, "The Ag Gag War," goes behind the scenes of the guerilla fight between animal rights groups and Big Agriculture. For years organizations like the Humane Society and Mercy for Animals have being going undercover at America's largest farms, using hidden cameras to show exactly how ... More >>
If there's anyone you're indebted to (besides Sallie Mae), it's the woman who brought you into this world - the naked, gasping, screaming little seven-pound thing you once were. And birthing was the easy part. After that came the terrible twos, the schoolyard fights, puberty. Mother's Day is payba ... More >>
OK, men -- you earned your gold star on Valentine's Day by taking us to a surf-and-turf dinner that cost five times what you would have paid the day before or after. Now, just a measly month later, it's time for us to, apparently, return the favor on Steak and BJ Day. Yes, Steak and BJ Day. True, Ha ... More >>
Valentine's Day really blows. If you're single, lovey-dovey shit will be rubbed in your face at every turn. And if you're not single, you've got to come up with some kind of sappy, cheesy display of affection or else end up in the dog house. And why? Because Hallmark and the damn chocolate compan ... More >>
To some, Valentine's Day is an obligatory Hallmark holiday all about spending hundreds of dollars on romantic dinners and expensive gifts. But why not just go crazy and get drunk? Bars, lounges, and clubs across the Magic City are cranking up the magic on Valentine's Day with parties, drink speci ... More >>
We're just going put it out there: it's not always the thought that counts. That's just what people say when they're totally pissed.Moms are the prime example of this idea. You got her a new set of bakeware, but little does your sorry ass know, she's not interested anymore in hanging around the oven ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that ... More >>
Despite all that "swag, swag, swag" talk, we always knew Justin Bieber was soft. But now we know he's a totally wimpy, blubbering mess of a mama's boy. And last night, he released a saccharinely sweet love song to his single mom, titled "Turn to You," just in time for us all to grab it up and pass ... More >>
We at Short Order take great pleasure in offering you the top options for Valentine's Day and the most affordable ones, too. But what we really get a kick out of is giving you the worst options - because those are often the most insane, hilarious, and outright brilliant.We don't discourage doing ... More >>
Valentine's Day is generally accepted as a stupid holiday for saps, Hallmark and women with no spines. The only thing it's good for is selling candy and giving Hollywood another excuse to make a disgusting and totally implausible rom-coms that no one will remember. Still, being single on Nation ... More >>
Every Valentine's Day is exactly the same -- the candy, the flowers, the teddy bears, and some slutty lingerie. Don't people ever get sick of spending a bunch of money on a bunch of stupid crap so some Hallmark execs get that big V-Day bonus? Or wonder just what the fuck sex is anyway? Why do we ... More >>
Valentine's Day will soon be upon us and most of us will plan ahead and buy something sexy or yummy or beautiful for the one we love (or lust after). There are, however, a small minority of morons who wait for the last minute to stop at some 24 hour drug store to purchase whatever is enveloped in ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken in Miami-Dade County in the week previous. We then comment on bizarre sartorial choices and weird neck tattoos from the cloistered safety of our home office. This is the italicized intro to that series.
In this week's issue of New Times, Natalie O'Neill profiles artist Romero Britto, a man who Miamians seem to have a love/hate relationship with. Er, well more like some people love him and some people hate him. In the past, we haven't been shy of our disdain for Britto's work -- and it's not about b ... More >>
Now you did it again, Lil Wayne. We're sitting here reading an incarcerated rapper's blog and getting all misty eyed with his message to the mothers of the world -- several of whom happen to be the mothers of Weezy's own children.On Friday, he posted "Letter #02: A Mother's Worth" to WeezyThanxYo ... More >>
420 is just around the corner, and with that most hallowed of modern holidays looming literally right before us, stoners across Dade county--nay, across the world--are no doubt asking themselves one poignant question: what did I come in here for again? Pothead humor aside (no, there'll be more), ... More >>
Easter Sunday is not only about Easter bunnies, egg hunts and Hallmark greeting cards. It's also a time for festive meals in the company of family and many local restaurants have created special menus to celebrate the occasion. We've selected the best around town.(In alphabetical order) Angelique ... More >>
Fifty percent of you will claim Valentine's Day is an invention of Hallmark; the other half of you will pitch a fit when flowers don't arrive. We're not naming genders here, you know who you are. Whether you feel jipped and jaded about this weekend's holidays or swoon-able and sentimental, Miami has ... More >>
Or just wobble around Tropical Park.
A Miami Artist becomes an accidental witness to manslaughter.
Ian McEwan's Atonement, now as a bodice-ripper.
A dazzling exhibit reveals how artists used the camera as a tool of subversion
Three kids from suburban Miami found a clever way to relieve their boredom: They launched an attack on a police station
Will Smith helps others find love, though probably not with this movie
Wide-eyed statues tackle the music biz
Choucroute month and menus with meaning
That food package that says everything you want it to say
How can I learn to write really mushy stuff about love? The Hallmark-card seminar!
Geraldo Rios of Rios Flowers meets Joe Arriola, city manager
From the issue of October 11, 2001
Media attempts to find a face for terrorism -- and to fashion a response -- evoke George Orwell
Romancing Miami's restrooms
Pay It Forward shoves its proactive propaganda down our throats until it stays down, but good
Do the Doobies have too much time on their hands?
Welcome to the world of David Byrne
Packages for the mid-decade wrapped in South Florida
Dream on, baby, that new swimming pool can be filled with tears