• Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    National Rum Day: Make the Sailor Jerry and Win a Brunch for You and Ten Friends

    Saturday is National Rum Day, which means you've got a whole lotta celebrating to do. So where do you begin to commemorate America's first spirit? How about by swapping out your traditional bloody mary for a Jerry Mary. Allow us to explain. You see, there was this navy man named Norman Collins, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    Could Miami Get a Chinese Consulate? Probably Not, Despite the County Commission's Efforts

    One morning in the summer of 2008, just before the Beijing Olympics were set to kick off, Juan Zapata, then a republican Florida state representative, found himself having breakfast with Zhou Wenzhong, the Chinese ambassador to the United States. The breakfast delegation was talking business, and so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Survey: Miami Best Urban Place to Retire, Because Duh

    Miami has changed a whole lot since the days when The Golden Girls was set here, but one thing hasn't changed: it's the best big city to retire in. According to an analysis from financial planning site NerdWallet, Miami took top honors.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Miami Was European's Third Favorite American Travel Destination This Summer; First Among the French

    It shouldn't be much of a surprise to anyone whose walked down Lincoln Road and heard the menagerie of exotic accents, but Miami is a particular vacation destination for European tourists. The third most popular this summer of any city, actually. And apparently French tourists have a particularly st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins: Miami Bars Honor Him Tonight

    It's not often a man gets a day in his name. But today, we celebrate a man of booze and ink. Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins would've turned 102 years-old this year -- and to commemorate his long, fruitful life, Brother Jimmy's BBQ, Sandbar Grill and Blackbird Ordinary are celebrating with Sailor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Of Montreal Cancels Miami Show After Tour Bus Breaks Down, Rescheduled for July 5

    "Hey Miami!" Of Montreal exclaimed via Facebook the other day. "We're kicking off our US tour with Wild Moccasins at Grand Central!" And boy, we were so hyped! Especially 'cause we'd just chatted with frontguy Kevin Barnes about the new album, Lousy With Sylvianbriar! And we'd even met Mr. Of Mont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Miami Ranked 11th Worst Traffic City in America

    It's not exactly a secret that traffic in Miami is bad, so the only thing surprising about a new list out today is that Miami didn't make the top ten.According to data released today by the INRIX Traffic Scorecard, Miami has the 11th most congested traffic of any city in America.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Of Montreal Announces 2013 U.S. Tour, Coming to Grand Central Miami

    Like some kind of rabid half-human, half-beaver freakshow cooked up in the laboratory of Dr. Moreau, Of Montreal is plowing through the second decade of the new millennium with a psychedelic skill set that employs the best of seemingly disparate gene pools. Of course, the crux of the band's geneti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    50 Reasons Why Miami Is Better Than Every City on Bloomberg's 50 Best Cities List

    Bloomberg Businessweek recently decided to count down the top 50 best cities in America, and Miami doesn't even make their list.They even based their rankings on attributes like leisure activities (including bars, restaurants, and sports teams), and clean air. So, you'd think we'd at least make it o ... More >>

  • News

    July 26, 2012
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    May 23, 2012

    Study: Miami Only Has the 12th Worst Traffic Congestion in America

    We demand a recount. The INRIX Traffic Scorecard says that Miami only has the 12th worst traffic congestion in the country. Anyone who has ever been stuck in Miami traffic knows it's the worst thing ever. No, literally the worst thing ever. The official ranks of worst things ever might as well ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Miami Among America's "Most Overpriced Cities"

    ​In news that will shock no one who eats out on South Beach, parks in Brickell or tries to buy some influence with the Miami-Dade County Commission (those lobbying fees ain't cheap!), Miami has been honored this morning as one of the most overpriced towns in the nation.High unemployment, skyrocket ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Miami, Tampa and St. Petersburg Among the Top 10 Saddest Cities in America

    ​Calling Florida the "Sunshine State" might seem like a cruel joke after having almost all its major cities ranked by Men's Health magazine as some of the saddest cities in America.It's one thing to have a city as part of this dreaded list, but to include Miami, Tampa, St. Pete and Jacksonville .. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Doraku, Pasha's to Open New Miami Locations

    Doraku's South Beach bar is known for its happy hour. We're hoping the tradition continues in Brickell.​Doraku, home to everyone's favorite happy hour, is opening a second Florida location in Mary Brickell Village.According to the manager of the SoBe location, the lease was just signed this week a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Hawaii's Governor Will Gladly Send Pro Bowl Packing Back to Miami

    ​Except for the 2009 edition, the NFL's Pro Bowl has been held in Honolulu, Hawaii since 1979, but the state's new governor is sick of spending $4 million to secure the relationship every year. In a blistering attack on the NFL, Democratic Gov. Neil Abercrombie suggested it could take its Pro Bowl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Miami Company Puts Tracking Chips in Hotel Towels and Robes

    ​We know some people whose entire linen closets look like they've been stocked from "accidentally packed" towels and robes from hotels. Well, Linen Technology Tracking, a Miami-based company, wants to put an end to the surprisingly common crime of snatching a hotel's good linen. They've invented s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Miami Is the Sixth Most Expensive City to Visit in America

    The pool at the Mondrian hotel​Want 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, based on average hotel room price, Miami is the sixth most expensive city to visit in Ame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Cameron Wake Named to His First Pro Bowl as a Starter

    The Kraken has been released!Just a few years removed from working a job in finance and watching football on the couch like the rest of us, Dolphins linebacker Cameron Wake has been named a starter for the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl.In a season mired in mediocrity for the Dolphins, Wake has been one of the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Miami is One of the Cheapest, But Most Dishonest Places to Get Your Car Fixed

    via PeopleLindsay Lohan's wrecked Mercedes​Almost like visiting a surgeon, an undertaker or a divorce lawyer, heading to a car repair shop is never a fun time. With Miami's reputation for dirty driving and traffic, it's something we've all had to do. Oddly, a new study by shows that wh ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 21, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 17, 2009

    Manny Being Manny: Our Frequent-Flying Mayor Schmoozes in D.C.

    Okay, so being mayor of any city is pretty much being a professional schmoozer: attend a few balls, galas and fundraisers a week, bequeath a few keys to the city, glut yourself on cubed cheese and champagne, get re-elected, repeat. Riptide's resigned to that- but it sort of rubs us the wrong way whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Pro Bowl Will Be In Miami in 2010

    Some football rumors we pick up on Riptide never come true. Usain Bolt never did make his start with the Dolphins. Others are actually legitimate it seems, as the 2010 Pro Bowl will indeed be played at Dolphin Stadium a week before the Super Bowl according to AP sources. The NFL has thought about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Pro Bowl: Reminder That UM Used to Have a Good Football Team

    It's hard to remember now, but what seems like eons ago, the University of Miami had the best (no questions asked) football program in the nation. In fact they had more alum selected to play in the NFL Pro Bowl this season than any other school. Seven former Miami players, including Andre Johnson, R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Pro Bowl in Miami Next Season?

    Since 1980, the Pro Bowl has been played in Honolulu, Hawaii, the week after the Super Bowl, but buzz during the past couple of years has indicated NFL bigwigs aren't happy with the status quo. They nixed a plan to move this year's Pro Bowl to a week before the Super Bowl at the big game's site, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    Q&A With Yngwie Malmsteen, Performing Tonight at Culture Room

    Once upon a time – the mid- to late Eighties, to be precise – heavy metal ruled the rock landscape. On the pop side, of course, there were the infamous hair bands. But on another, more underground but no less popular side, were a number of faster genre offshoots, presided over by a pantheon of g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007
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    September 14, 2007

    Meg White is Bug Bug Buggin' Out

    Following on the heels of yesterday's cancelation of their weekend gigs in Austin, Detroit's favorite garage rock band, the White Stripes, announced today that they are canceling their entire forthcoming Icky Thump tour, again citing health issues. According to a press release, Meg White is sufferin ... More >>

  • News

    March 15, 2007

    Shades of Truth

    Does Barack Obama embroider his own history for political effect?

  • Culture

    November 9, 2006

    Gonzo, but Not Forgotten

    Ralph Steadman relates fear and loathing from the book-tour trail

  • Dining

    November 24, 2005

    What's the Matter with Miami?

    We just can't make anybody's A-list

  • Culture

    January 27, 2005


    A gripping story about a great orator shouldn't be a bore

  • Film

    February 12, 2004


    When it comes to hockey movies, Miracle is as big a winner as its heroes

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2003

    The King's Wings

    Hear, hear, the man who flew Elvis's plane

  • News

    August 2, 2001

    Hearts and Souls

    For more than 100 years, Ebenezer United Methodist Church has survived as a spiritual beacon and social landmark

  • News

    April 6, 2000


    WMC wrap-up

  • Dining

    March 2, 2000


    Heeeeere's Johnny V

  • News

    January 7, 1999

    Brother, Can You Spare a Byline?

    Miami's street people are selling a new magazine, and the Dade County Homeless Trust isn't buying

  • News

    July 23, 1998

    Captain Courageous

    Miami's notoriously dirty, crime-ridden river is flowing a little cleaner these days thanks to Coast Guard Capt. Dave Miller

  • News

    January 15, 1998

    Lord of the Ring

    Boxing isn't just a hobby to Hank Kaplan. It's an obsession. Which is why he's the sport's foremost expert.

  • News

    April 24, 1997
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    September 12, 1996
  • News

    January 19, 1995

    One World One Family One Conflict

    Peace-loving, tree-hugging religious disciples or crafty retailers cashing in at public expense? You be the judge.

  • Culture

    October 20, 1993
  • News

    June 23, 1993

    It's the Booze Talking

    They say the first step to recovery is admitting your addiction. And now they say it on the radio.

  • News

    October 7, 1992
  • Music

    June 10, 1992

    Oh, Henry!

    Master Gibson covers the world with unbeatable percussion

  • Music

    August 28, 1991