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  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Study: Miamians Slightly Less Miserable Than in 2011

    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.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Florida's Drunkest Cities? Not Miami, But Old People Meccas

    ​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 >>

  • News

    October 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Art Noriega Spent Your Parking Fees On Fancy Trips, Posh Lunches and (Gag) Free Parking

    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 >>

  • News

    March 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    Passengers Land Plane After Pilot Dies Mid-Air Over Miami

    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 >>

  • News

    May 8, 2008

    The Shooting of Estefano

    One of Miami's best-known songwriters was nearly killed in a possible contract hit.

  • Dining

    February 10, 2005
  • Calendar

    May 22, 2003

    The King's Wings

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

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    Better Lake Than Never?

    Officials insist the Lake Belt created by limestone mining in Northwest Miami-Dade will be an eco-panacea. Critics say that's all wet.

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Swept Out to Sea

    Relentless winds. Crashing waves. A canoe about to sink. How a Gulf Coast vacation turned into a nightmare.

  • News

    January 28, 1999

    Agent of Deception

    Jerry Sullivan's descent into gambling, alcoholism, and crime began and ended with the FBI.

  • News

    November 19, 1998

    Where Man Meets Mud

    Behold the swamp buggy races, South Florida's oddest racing tradition, where the engines roar, the muck flies, and the vehicles sometimes sink

  • News

    February 19, 1998

    Creature Feature

    Move over, Sasquatch. Beat it, Bigfoot. It's time you met South Florida's own: The great Skunk Ape.

  • News

    August 21, 1997

    Chomp in the Swamp

    Tracking South Florida's endangered crocodiles is a business best left to experts and maniacs

  • News

    May 8, 1997

    When Vicki Met Syl

    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.

  • News

    March 7, 1996

    Sell It or Smell It

    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.

  • News

    August 25, 1995

    Causeway and Defect

    Venetian Islands residents complain that the county has sent their causeway on the road to ruin

  • News

    June 1, 1994

    How Now, Pow Wow?

    Miami rolled out the red carpet for visiting travel honchos. They ate, they drank, they went back home.

  • News

    January 26, 1994
  • News

    August 26, 1992