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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
via PeopleLindsay Lohan's wrecked MercedesAlmost 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 AutoMD.com shows that wh ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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