Sometime this morning, the Miami Beach Historical Preservation Board will decide whether or not to grant a rehearing on the controversial plan to turn the Miami Beach Community Church courtyard into a clothing store. Church leaders claim the plan will save the struggling parish. Preservationists and ... More >>
Don Whittington charged up to a desk inside a gargantuan Fort Lauderdale warehouse built from blue corrugated metal. He was seething. "You're a bitch," he hissed at the receptionist. Then, the five-foot-11 Whittington, who was once a championship racecar driver before earning an 18-month federal pr ... More >>
The Miami Heat take on the Indiana Pacers tonight in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. It promises to be a fine basketball contest. The Heat are without the advantage of Chris Bosh. LeBron James is gonna go cobradick, and Rony Turiaf has promised to do more dancing. Nobody knows who's ... More >>
Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend.
via YouTubeAs hundreds of spectators on Mallory Pier watched in horror in Key West yesterday, a powerboat skipping across the water amidst the Super Boat World Championships hit a wake, caught too much air, and then violently flipped. A helicopter rushed to the crash, but the boats pilot and thro ... More >>
"The Star-Spangled Banner" ... In American sports, it's the "We Will Rock You" of patriotism. A song that often sends chills down our spine. And in some situations, precedes fighter jet fly-overs. But our national anthem is also an incredibly tough tune to carry. Performers often succumb to ner ... More >>
via Flickr brianc"Did ya hear that Billy Jo? We can bring in more beer!" Denny Hamlin is in the lead for the 2010 Sprint cup with the Ford Championship Week just one race awa....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.Whoa, sorry for falling asleep there, but NASCAR is so boring. This happened once before when our da ... More >>
What exactly was Charlie Murphy doing before he got famous for slapping the shit out of Rick James on Chappelle's Show? "Well, I was in movies. The last 20 years, I've been writing movies, being in movies. Between that and just hustling... I was a martial arts instructor for a couple years. I did ... More >>
A still from Sebastian Junger's doc Restrepo about the frontlines in Afghanistan. What's free in the 305 this week? With the exception of one World-Cup-themed film, it's the week of testosterone-fueled book readings. There's a cranky British intellectual, a suave racecar driver, an embedded journ ... More >>
Back on March 16, Riptide broke the news that South Beach-based author Gerald Posner's latest book, Miami Babylon, had stolen eight passages from Frank Owen's 2003 work Clubland. photo by Bill Cooke New Times and a doctoral student have found more than a dozen new instances of plagi ... More >>
So you're speeding down the MacArthur Causeway in your beat-up Toyota when you spot a Miami Beach Police cruiser. Only it's the same cop car you've seen there for the past month. It hasn't moved an inch. It's been glistening in the morning, slumbering at night -- but there's no driver. Where could t ... More >>
Take it easy, Danica. You've won only one of these.Aside from the cars going really fast on four wheels, with about three-quarters of the laps being relatively dull, NASCAR and IndyCar have about as much in common as the Rock and Philip Seymour Hoffman. However, the two racing leagues ... More >>
After a year of dodging tax charges, Miami's fastest driver takes the Indy 500.
Two days after everyone paid taxes, and thousands protested this basic fact, one guy got off free on charges of evading his taxes. Indianapolis 500 and Dancing With The Stars champion Helio Castroneves was acquitted on tax evasion charges. Castroneves was charged last October with failing to report ... More >>
via National Automobile MuseumThe Phantom Corsair may be one of the most striking one-off cars in existence. I mean, just look at the thing. The concept car was designed in the '30 by Rust Heinz (of the ketchup Heinzes), but his death ended hopes for production. It usually sits inside the National A ... More >>
Indy Legends brings Brickyard history to life.
She's fast, she's smart, and she's headed for Indy
Biker Boyz is furious, but it ain't fast, which is a real drag
A tale of Seminoles in canoes, little plastic men with parachutes, Connie Chung, a twenty-foot-tall high-heel shoe -- and Big Fish
One 1973 ragtop Cadillac. One seller. One buyer. One's got the title, the other's got the car. Who owns the Eldorado?