Remember Funyuns? The onion-ring-shaped snack with the mouthfeel of Styrofoam was a childhood favorite, secretly purchased instead of a nutritious snack with mom's lunch money and usually washed down with an extra-large Mountain Dew. What ever became of Funyuns? Well, Marc Hochman, cohost of the Ti ... More >>
The Miami Science Museum in Coconut Grove turned its focus on food this past weekend as kids and grownups alike got an education in healthy eating and just what it takes to get the food we eat onto our table. Interactive displays were scattered through the museum and its grounds as museum guests t ... More >>
Soft drink powerhouse PepsiCo has announced the launch of a new breakfast beverage by Mountain Dew.Kickstart is being touted as an "entirely new beverage," which is sort of not true. The beverage, which blends juice and the favorite soda of hyped-up children and frat boys everywhere, actually starte ... More >>
Chad Weller, a Miami-based ultra athlete and running coach, has kept to a vegan diet for 18 of his 35 years on earth. He's been an endurance runner for 15 of those, and has competed in more than one hundred races to date, 10 of which were 100-milers. He's got 20 races and two more 100-mile competiti ... More >>
As the country sits waiting for the release of a certain Welsh cake eater's tax returns, other high-profilers are happy to let the whole world know how swole their pockets were this year. Forbes released its latest list of haha-they-have-more-money-than-you musicians. And this time, we're talkin' t ... More >>
Time flies. It's been nearly three years since Michael Jackson died at the hands of Conrad Murray, the result of too much propofol and respiratory arrest. From concerts to network specials, Jackson's death triggered a seemingly endless stream of posthumous tributes. None, however, came in carbon ... More >>
Earlier today, Nicki Minaj announced 14 North American dates for her worldwide summer tour in support of new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. "When I 1st started this shit there were a few cities/states I'd play ALL the time. Always showed luv," she tweeted. "Rlly wanted to get u guys for summer. ... More >>
Did you know that Ol' Dirty Bastard had 13 kids, three of whom he neglected to pay child support for in 1997 alone? Illegitimate children are overwhelmingly common in rap music. From Brooklyn to the Louisiana bayou, rappers' baby mamas have tried pushing paternity suits on their rhyming exes ever s ... More >>
Just one week removed from PepsiCo's announcement that Lil Wayne would become the face of Mountain Dew, the multinational corporation's love affair with Young Money talent just became a threesome. Forbes is reporting that Nicki Minaj has singed a "massive," multimillion-dollar deal with Pepsi to be ... More >>
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>
Fueling the obesity epidemic and enabling the Young Money Maniac's sizzurp addiction, PepsiCo's toxic green nectar, Mountain Dew, has a new spokesperson and his name is Lil Wayne. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. and Mountain Dew have come together to form DEWeezy, ... More >>
Chances are you've seen or heard about Toddlers and Tiaras, the TLC show that features little children dressed like mini-hookers and the parents who push them.The show is like watching roadkill, and I admit I've spent one too many rainy Saturday afternoons with T&T marathons. After all, I was ... More >>
Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama ate a cafeteria lunch at a local D.C. area elementary school as a sign of support (and photo op) to mark the new USDA nutritional standards for public school lunches. These rules, which must be implemented by July, 2012, aren't perfect (French fries are still ... More >>
Did you hear about O'Grime's New Year's Resolution? Yes, dude, that O'Grime. The big-in-Lithuania, "Kush Smoke and Pussy" guys. Word on the street (and by street, we mean Facebook Chat) is that in 2012 O'Grime is not actually going to give a single fuck. Not one. You didn't see it coming with that ... More >>
For many Americans, this Thursday will be a day of thankful reflection over a meal the size of which a third-world family has never seen. But according to the National Retail Federation, about 152 million of those folks (that's about half the population) can be expected to line the cold shopping ... More >>
IRS: the tax man cometh.Did you pay Tomeka Wimberly at Wizard Tax Services Inc. to fill out your return this year? Did she claim Doritos and Mountain Dew on your work expenses? How about the little known "new underwear credit"?And did you get a nice refund of roughly $4,000?If so, we hope you hav ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week 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 that series.
August in Miami can be unbearably hot. Sipping something cold full of ice cubes seems like the best alternative to cooling down. No need to settle for a standard square ice cube tray anymore. Here are a few of our favorite ways to express yourself through ice!Ice InvadersFor the true gamer in eve ... More >>
Out of all the big-name dubstep producers, Rusko is probably the one with the most obvious sense of humor. His tracks are bass-heavy, sure, but they're also full of quirky, high-end samples, and generally harbor less of that sense of impending doom that permeates the work of people like Skream. A ... More >>
Miami is awash in power beverages. Might as well drink up!
Cartoon kids poke around Spielberg's Monster House
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Amy Heckerling's newest teen movie proves that lightning doesn't strike three times
Cover your ears or bask in the blare. Miami avant-skronkers Harry Pussy, Rat Bastard, and Tom Smith's To Live and Shave in L.A. have launched an audacious aural assault on the senses. But is anyone out there listening?