No matter how muggy Miami nights may get, nothing stops us wild party animals from slipping on our little black dresses, stacking layers upon layers of makeup on our faces, gathering our bros and gals (sweat drenched and all), and hitting up the streets of the Magic City for some uhntz-uhntz action. ... More >>
Waka Flocka Flame's been busy, to say the least. Flocka's been spending much of the year entrenched in the EDM scene with Steve Aoki, and released the collabo track "Rage the Night Away" with the cake-tossing club star. He also dropped the EDM-rap crossover "Slippin'" in late April. The Titan of ... More >>
The perennial worst director is gunning for the bastards -- and respect.
Confidence is sexy, and a bold nature can turn a mouse into a king among men, but someone forgot to tell Kanye West the rule of subtlety. Personally, we think the egomaniacal musician is the genius he claims to be, but all things in moderation. Surely, his forthcoming album will be a righteous ga ... More >>
Last Thursday, a triple homicide worthy of Michael Bay lit up the Las Vegas Strip when a gunman in a black Range Rover peppered bullets into a rapper driving a Maserati, sending the luxury car careening into a taxi, which exploded right in front of Bally's Hotel. The rapper died, along with the cabb ... More >>
The big game is only a few days away, and with it comes a host of marketing opportunities, commercials, promotions, contests, and giveaways. Each year, execs at major food and beverage companies wrack their brains for ways to get you, the consumer, to laugh, cry, and pull out your wallet before, dur ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to th ... More >>
You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll uhntz-uhntz uncontrollably. That's right ... We're talking about Ultra Music Festival's 45-minute concert documentary, Can U Feel It: The UMF Experience. With a cast of 200 uber-mega-superstar DJs, lazer-wielding robots, tattooed mice men, half-naked electro g ... More >>
Early on a dark Caribbean morning, on a sandbar just off Harbor Island, one of the great fugitive chases in American history came to a gunshot-punctuated end. Colton Harris-Moore, the "Barefoot Bandit" famous for fleeing a Washington halfway house and hijacking Cesnas, surrendered to police after ... More >>
Colton Harris-Moore stole five airplanes, hot-wired boats and cars, flew a plane from Indiana to the Bahamas with no formal training, won almost 30,000 friends on Facebook, and had his life's movie rights optioned before he turned 20. The Barefoot Bandit, in short, is much cooler than you.Bu ... More >>
Back in February, I visited the Guantanamo Bay prison camp during President Obama's inauguration. At the time, it sure seemed like I was witnessing the last days of a ugly chapter in American history. Obama's first act as president was an order to close the place. The head of the detention center ... More >>
WikicommonsI never get tired of this photo.Michael Bay could really use a new screenwriter, and I think it's up to Miami to give it to him. You could sign up for an L.A. or NYC screenwriting class (L.A. writing lab, Robert McKee, mediabistro, etc.) with an online component, but there's no substit ... More >>
The Heat's season ended yesterday pretty much the same way it played out all year long -- as a one-man D-Wade show. via Wikimedia CommonsOops. Wrong pick.Unfortunately for the Heat, Sunday's game was one of those "Wade can't possibly carry these clowns all by himself" duds, instead of those "Holy cr ... More >>
This movie's assets are troubled indeed.
Summer '08: Batman saved the season, while a little Sex went a long way and the indies went south.
Robert Downey Jr.'s Iron Man is a thing to marvel.
A few more changes would've helped Transformers
From Harry Potter to Homer Simpson, cool off at the movies
Brit movie brat takes the B horror movie where it deserves to go
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?
Audiences love Jerry Bruckheimer. Critics don't. Like he cares.
Aiming for a familiar audience, the films of summer hope for more hits than misses
Big Momma's House
A wealthy couple disappears, the slumbering Metro-Dade Police Department awakens, and the ghastly deeds of Miami's Sun Gym gang at last come to an end.
Miami's Sun Gym gang developed a taste for blood and money. The police could have stopped them before they killed somebody. But they didn't.
Any Given Sunday
They were local bodybuilders with a penchant for steroids, strippers, and quick cash. And they became expert in the use of a peculiar motivational tool: Torture.