Congratulations, we're 119th!Gallup has once again released its annual Well-Being Index, and of the country's 189 metropolitan statistical areas, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano area came in 119th. Which still isn't that great, but it's a stark improvement from our 146th ranking in 2011.
U.S. News and World Reports has unleashed a top ten list of America's drunkest cities. Florida dominates the list with whopping three cities on the top ten. Surely, Miami, America's nightlife capital, would make the list? Or perhaps Fort Liquordale or Ernest Hemingway's favorite booze-drenched is ... More >>
Where is this meter maid taking your cash?Next time you pony up for one of those $6-per-hour parking meters downtown, consider this: That cash has helped the guy running the Miami Parking Authority avoid his own parking fees for years. It also bankrolled stays at top-end Vegas hotels, ritzy meals ... More >>
Not to name any names, but some of us here at Riptide Central are none too fond of the ol' "airplane travel" and generally consume enough drugs to kill Keith Richards before we board any airborne vehicles.via Wikimedia CommonsYIKESIt's stories like this that fuel the phobia, even with a happy ending ... More >>
One of Miami's best-known songwriters was nearly killed in a possible contract hit.
Hear, hear, the man who flew Elvis's plane
Officials insist the Lake Belt created by limestone mining in Northwest Miami-Dade will be an eco-panacea. Critics say that's all wet.
Relentless winds. Crashing waves. A canoe about to sink. How a Gulf Coast vacation turned into a nightmare.
Jerry Sullivan's descent into gambling, alcoholism, and crime began and ended with the FBI.
Behold the swamp buggy races, South Florida's oddest racing tradition, where the engines roar, the muck flies, and the vehicles sometimes sink
Move over, Sasquatch. Beat it, Bigfoot. It's time you met South Florida's own: The great Skunk Ape.
Tracking South Florida's endangered crocodiles is a business best left to experts and maniacs
Fate introduced Miami lobbyist Sylvester Lukis to a rising political star named Vicki Lopez-Wolfe. Twenty-two felony charges later, South Florida is still reeling.
Potatoes are plentiful, but green beans are scarce. Okra abounds, and tomatoes are holding their own. If it weren't for Allapattah's terminal market, Miamians would have no food for thought.
Venetian Islands residents complain that the county has sent their causeway on the road to ruin
Miami rolled out the red carpet for visiting travel honchos. They ate, they drank, they went back home.