We're not quite sure why Ryan Murphy set the freak-show-themed season of American Horror Story -- whose third episode aired last night -- in 1950s Jupiter, Florida, unless there's some secret planetary or zodiacal theme at work (which might also explain why the lead character's name is Elsa Mars). B ... More >>
We here at Riptide are staunch supporters of the South Florida secessionist movement. So when the New York Times put together a map of college football team fandom based on Facebook likes across the country, most probably saw it as a welcome excuse to click on something for five minutes while their ... More >>
In an unusual move, the Florida Supreme Court justices today decided to rule on case involving the state's same-sex marriage ban, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The case will skip the traditional appeal process after the Second District Court of Appeal directly asked the Florida Supreme Court to ... More >>
Despite an aggressive push in Tallahassee, car service app Uber's hopes to enter the Miami market are on the back burner once again. A bill that would prohibit local governments from placing restrictions on chauffeured car services has now been amended so that it affects only Hillsborough County. ... More >>
Turns out 21-year-old Gabriel Urena is an even bigger sexist than previous thought. Two weeks ago, a 20-year-old Tampa woman named Alisha Hessler met Urena when she and a few friends went out clubbing. The night ended with Urena making unwanted sexual advances toward Hessler in the backseat of a ca ... More >>
Aside from Senator Bill Nelson, former CFO Alex Sink is the only Democrat to get elected statewide in Florida in recent memory, which makes her one of the party's highest profile pols. She ran a close race with Rick Scott for governor in 2010, opted out of a rematch, and now she's decided she's just ... More >>
Five months ago, Holly Jacobs made the brave decision to become the international face of revenge porn victims. The pretty FIU grad student told New Times that her ex-boyfriend had posted sexually explicit photos and videos of her on the internet, nearly ruining her life. Braver still, Jacobs began ... More >>
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has pretty much admitted she values money more than justice. Bondi has come under fire for having the execution of a cold-blooded killer and rapist who committed ghastly crimes in Miami-Dade county postponed so that she could instead attend a lavish fundraiser th ... More >>
Among the many natural calamities in Florida that are foreign to the average American -- killer alligators, Category 5 hurricanes, bath-salts abusing maniacs -- sinkholes are perhaps the most quietly terrifying. Think about it: At this very minute, you could be standing on a small layer of swampy di ... More >>
Swept up in Tea Party hysteria, Pinellas County --Florida's sixth largest county and home to St. Petersburg -- decided to stop the widespread practice of fluoridating its water supply in a surprising 4-3 county commission vote last year. Though, citizens soon got sick of sipping that right wing ... More >>
Next time you have a few minutes to burn in Palm City, Florida, why not book a leisurely afternoon at Negrohead Point? No? Perhaps a relaxing drive over Negro Jim Hammock Bridge near Moore Haven would calm your nerves. Then you could hop up to Jefferson County to cool off in Negro Cove, or s ... More >>
After all of this, when we're put in the ground and we slowly decompose eventually all that will be left is our bones. So how much are those worth? Apparently the going rate on the Florida garage sale market is 8 bucks. That's how much a Florida couple paid for what turned out to be a real skelet ... More >>
Via Gina, Flickr CCTime Magazine has a burning question: What's up with all the horny female teachers in Florida? The publication ran a story a couple days ago, inspired by Maria Guzman Hernandez. You know, the 32-year-old Hialeah teacher who was arrested for allegedly seducing a 15-year-old boy las ... More >>
A woman perishes in a collision with an Indian leader's kin. Her family cries coverup.
Every time you think that as a nation we've made huge strides past racism, some bullshit like this brings you back to the realization that too many people are bigoted pricks. Carol Carter, a Republican state committeewoman from Hillsborough County, recently sent out this email to a group of eight or ... More >>
Considering most runners in the 2010 Senate race haven't held a position higher than congressman, it might behoove anyone with a stronger resumé to think about entering the fray, and what better job to have in your past when seeking a Senate seat than senator? Reportedly, former New Hampshire Sen. ... More >>
Sometimes I forget that technically Florida is a southern state, with Confederate heritage and all. It seems like the closer you get to the southern beaches the less and less red the necks are. This is probably because all of Hick-America would much rather spend their money on diamond-encrusted truc ... More >>
How not to unload stolen Picassos.
Big names? Big Deal. An alternative take on the Book Fair.
Watch out where you walk in Miami
During a final concert at The Alley, hardcore band All Hell Breaks Loose went out with a bang
With county officials and neighbors determined to squeeze them out, mobile home owners have become an endangered species
Hialeah Gardens buys its gasoline from pumps owned by a city councilman. A Hialeah Gardens city councilman.
Bible thumper Norman Hickey believes the Day of Judgment is at hand. Which ought to make him a shoo-in for Miami Beach city manager.