Luke Taleno's eyes, streaked with sapphire and magenta, were something out of a nightmare. The 14-year-old looked possessed, felt worse, and couldn't escape the barrage of chemotherapy. He was dying, and he knew it. On May 29, 2011, Taleno was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a fast-dev ... More >>
For five magical days in August, Cave in Rock, Illinois, hosted one of our favorite events, The Gathering of the Juggalos. Our photographer, Nate "Igor" Smith, took thousands of pictures at the Gathering, but some of the folks he captured stood out more than others. There was the naked BBQing Jugg ... More >>
We first heard about seventeen-year old Cody Morin on our way in to Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, site of the fourteenth-annual Gathering of the Juggalos. After hours spent driving through Southern Illinois, we stopped at a restaurant/visitor's lodge in the park to ask for directions, where we learned t ... More >>
At Nobu, simply having money does not get you a free pass to dine their restaurants -- you have to have manners too.The New York Post has reported that billionaire mogul Stewart Rahr has been banned for life after trying to bribe patrons to give up their table for him -- then threatening the re ... More >>
The Miami Marlins' new star Jose Reyes had to cut off his dreadlocks for $105 million, but online they only sold for $10,200.Reyes agreed to sheer his trademark dreads in order to meet the Marlin's grooming rules. The haircut was aired live on the MLB network, and the dreads were put up on auctio ... More >>
If you ask us, there are icons and then there are legends. Icons are people we all admire. Legends are people who you, your mother, your grandmother, and your future children will totally love forever. And rocker Joan Jett is an effing legend. She founded one of the first all-girl bands, The ... More >>
Alex IzaguirreUncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke doesn't like how Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled use Miami but don't give back to the Magic City. I've got a m ... More >>
"I scream, you scream, we all scream for almost free ice cream."Cold Stone Creamery is expensive. But, today's everyone's lucky day. You get a break and get to help out while you're at it, too!Visit any Cold Stone Creamery today between 5 and 8 p.m. for the World's Largest Ice Cream Social benefi ... More >>
See the Irie Weekend 2011 schedule of events. There's no question -- Miami loves its sports teams and its DJs. So, no wonder official Miami Heat deckmaster DJ Irie has taken over the 305. You know it's summer once those jam-packed charity events come into play -- the seventh annual Irie Weekend ... More >>
William "She Bangs!" Hung.Damn, America. You really love yourself a generic televised singing competition, don't you? We already have good ole' reliable American Idol jamming up the airwaves with massacred Top 40 favorites. And now Simon Cowel's The X-Factor is slated to premiere this ... More >>
FacebookRiptide's Polish football correspondent, Jacek UrbanczykWho says an alt-weekly's blog can't have a foreign correspondent? Meet Jacek Urbanczyk, self-described "football journalist from Poland" and Riptide's stringer for the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl in Detroit, between the University of ... More >>
Don't get too excited -- it's only one piece per customer. But free is free, and Pollo Campero's fried chicken is marinated with lime and orange juices, red bell peppers, and a special blend of Latin herbs and spices. It is "Flavor You Can't Campero." Didn't know that? Exactly. Which is why the c ... More >>
So, Miami Social happened again last night. George and Lina's relationship continued to make the cast of lead-in series NYC Prep look mature. Michael had his super sweet 16 ( 20). People said the word "Gansevoort." A large dog pooped. And most important, Ariel Stein inspired a bump in Riptide t ... More >>
image via duckhorn.com Got money? Drink wine? Support the Make-A-Wish foundation? Prove it this May 13 at Morton's The Steakhouse in North Miami Beach (17399 Biscayne Blvd) when Duckhorn Wine President Alex Ryan hosts an exploration of his company's vineyards with wines from the Goldeneye and Paradu ... More >>
The king of clubs, and official Miami Heat DJ, now boasts a namesake party weekend.
Mass transit trouble and coked-up greyhounds
A little boy arrived from Saint Lucia to have a dangerous tumor removed. The tumor is gone, but so is his home and his ability to move.
Alex Ross, painter of supermen and superwomen, makes it easy to believe in heroes
Chris Paciello, the dangerous darling of the SoBe nightlife set, has a reputation for fisticuffs. And mob ties.