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    September 5, 2014

    Ten Best Spicy Dishes in Miami

    Some do like it hot. And in Miami, we're bringin' the heat for real. When we are not quoting Marilyn Monroe movie titles and Will Smith lyrics, we are stuffing our faces with a rainbow of hot peppers thrown into every cuisine imaginable. It doesn't help that our beloved sports team is named the Hea ... More >>

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    September 3, 2014

    Chris "Birdman" Andersen King of Hard Rock Energy Drink

    It looks like Miami Heat power forward/center Chris "Birdman" Andersen has more ink to his name -- this time in the form of an endorsement deal. Birdman has just been named the official celebrity spokesperson for Hard Rock energy Drinks, the rock 'n' roll-themed beverage with local roots. The energ ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    The Five Best Sneaker Boutiques in Miami

    When it comes to the latest and greatest in menswear coming off of Paris and Milan's runways, the average Miami dude just doesn't get it, nor does he give two shits. But when it comes to the very touchy subject of their kicks, however, Miami men could school the best of them -- that means you, NYC a ... More >>

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    August 12, 2014

    Pitbull Launches SiriusXM Radio Station: "¡Prepárense y Daleeeeee!"

    "¡Prepárense y dáleeeeee!" Yo' chico Pitbull is getting his own SiriusXM radio station. "First of all, I want to thank SiriusXM for the opportunity to touch my fans in a more personal way," Mr. Worldwide said in a statement released yesterday. "I will also get a chance to play all the music t ... More >>

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    August 11, 2014

    New York Times' Latest Drive-by of Miami Is Classist Trash

    What exactly does Miami need to do to confirm it's a culturally competent city? It seems as if the Big Orange is always going above and beyond to prove itself, yet it's never enough. Pamela Druckerman, a Miami native who moved away after high school to do things like collect Ivy League degrees and ... More >>

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    August 7, 2014

    Dan Le Batard Suspended by ESPN for LeBron Billboards

    No stranger to stirring shit up, Dan Le Batard has found himself in hot water once again after erecting a LeBron-trolling billboard in Akron, Ohio. USA Today's the Big Lead confirms ESPN has suspended Le Batard from his ESPN2 show for two days. See also: "You're Welcome, LeBron - Love, Miami" Billb ... More >>

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    August 6, 2014

    Five Reasons Miami Heat Fans Deserve More Respect

    When LeBron James headed back home to Cleveland, he forgot to pack something Heat fans hoped he'd take with him -- namely, the national hate for Dade County's fans. Before LeBron came to Miami, no one really had a problem with Heat fans, but while he was here, Heat fans caught what amounted to LeBro ... More >>

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    August 6, 2014

    "You're Welcome, LeBron - Love, Miami" Billboards Are Trolling Ohio

    Last month, Ohio newspapers refused to take The Dan LeBatard Show's money for a simple "You're Welcome" message to LeBron James in their publications; it appears they have chosen poorly. Thwarted in their first bet to poke fun at LeBron's lack of thanking Dade County fans on his way out of town, it ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    Critical Mass Returns to Downtown Miami Tonight

    Let's be honest: July was a crappy month for Miami. Bizarrely, the bad news seemed to arrive every Friday in this, the sweltering summer suck-hole of the year. On Friday, July 4, a happy holiday became a horror show when four boaters died on Biscayne Bay. A week later, LeBron James announced he was ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    Five Ways Dolphins Could Make Miami a Football Town Again

    Does LeBron James' defection to the Cleveland Cavaliers mean the Miami Dolphins could regain the top spot in Miami fans' hearts? That's the question many have been asking this past week as the dust settles from the Miami Heat's loss of the best player in the NBA. Miami has always been considered a ... More >>

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    July 22, 2014

    Flo Rida Talks Wrestling Pitbull, Rick Ross, and 2 Live Crew at WWE Raw in Miami

    When we heard that Flo Rida would be hosting WWE Raw, it seemed like, "That ain't gonna work." But the more we thought about it, the more that particular tag team made sense. Both are splendidly packaged celebrations of pop culture, and boy are they entertaining. Wrestling deals in iconography. An ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    Henrix on Bottle-Service Crowds: "Just People Sitting, Ordering Drinks, and That's Not Fun"

    It always seems like the big names of the electronic dance music world come out of Europe. So it's refreshing to see a DJ rise straight out of the 305 and into the national spotlight. Henrix has been making a name for himself the past few years, touring, making music and collaborating with various ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014
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    July 16, 2014

    Five Reasons the Miami Heat Won't Suck to Watch Next Season

    A few short days ago, the future didn't look so great for Miami Heat fans. LeBron James decided he was homesick, Chris Bosh was close to joining the Houston Rockets, and the Bulls were calling Dwyane Wade to check if he wanted a get-out-of-Miami-jail-free card. Then Pat Riley got to work, quickly ad ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Heat Fans Need to Stop Thanking LeBron and Start Giving Dwyane Wade Some Credit

    I'll never forget how regretful I was. In 1993, just six days shy of my 14th birthday, Michael Jordan abruptly announced his retirement from the NBA. I promised myself if he ever came back, I would watch every game intently and appreciate him for what he was -- a once-in-a-lifetime athlete. In 1995, ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Best Eats and Drinks This Week: GastroPod Pop-Up, Eat in the Dark, and Martinis

    Oh hai, Monday -- it's you again. We were hoping this weekend was just a dream, only to wake up this morning and realize that Lebron leaving our home to go back to his is still true. You know what eases the pain? Booze. And food. There's plenty of that going on this week to make you forget all abo ... More >>

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    July 14, 2014

    Machine Gun Kelly on Rap Versus Rock: "There's Only a Divide If You're Ignorant"

    He's gone wild with Steve-O, shared paint with the Cavs, and sparked up with Juicy J and (likely) Wiz Khalifa. He was signed by Diddy. He covered XXL magazine. And his track, "Invincible," has been used as theme song by both the NFL and the WWE. Born in Houston but raised all over the world, he fo ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    LeBron James Would Have to Be Crazy to Leave Miami for Cleveland

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness 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 dives into LeBron-mania. LeBron James is not stupid. But leaving the Miami Heat would be the King's dumbest decision if he actua ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    The Five Most Ridiculous Internet Signs About Where LeBron James Is Heading

    All hell has broken loose, and everyone is a suspect. Everything is a sign. Everyone knows; nobody knows. Yesterday was one of the most ridiculous days in the history of the internet, as Heat fans and Cavs fans sat around their Twitter feeds all day waiting for something, anything, to make or break ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    LeBron James Is Heading Back to Cleveland

    Well, as local fans we went through one of the most surreal sports experiences of all time, got four trips to the NBA Finals and two championships out of it, and now it's all over. LeBron James has picked the path of the prodigal son and is taking his talents back to Cleveland. Which likely means Ch ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    How to React to LeBron James Leaving Miami

    Four years and a few weeks ago all Miami wanted was the return of Dwyane Wade. Heat mascot Burnie was placed atop the sign at the American Airlines Arena and refused to come down. The county commission voted to temporarily rename the county Miami-Wade. All we wanted was Wade, another solid player, a ... More >>

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    July 11, 2014

    The Midtown Miami Heat Mural Has Already Been Defaced

    In Cleveland they burned jerseys when LeBron left. In Miami it only makes sense that instead we'd deface some LeBron James-inspired street art. Yes, a mural of the Miami Heat that has remained on a wall in Midtown Miami since Art Basel 2010 has already been defaced. See also: Miami Heat Muralist ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    Cavs Clear LeBron-Sized Cap Space; Pursue Ray Allen, Mike Miller

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are either doing a real fine job of actually luring back prodigal son LeBron James or at least making Miami Heat fans really jealous in the process. The Cavs completed a three-team trade today that would free up just enough money to sign James to his desired max contract. I ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014
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    July 1, 2014

    Reports: Wade, Bosh to Take Massive Pay Cuts to Stay With Heat

    We're not sure how a sports columnist in Portland, Oregon, managed to break big Miami Heat news, but John Canzano of the Portland Oregonian has tweeted that Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are prepared to re-sign with the Heat with a pretty heft pay cut. No one else is confirming it, but no one else is d ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    Here Are All of Your "LeBron Could Leave Miami" Rumors

    After Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, and Udonis Haslem opted out of their contracts over the weekend, conventional wisdom has it that the Big Three are angling to resign with the Heat under restructured deals. After all, the trio was spotted lunching at Soho Beach House last week. Though, it's not a don ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014
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    June 26, 2014

    Five Ways Tonight's NBA Draft Could Affect LeBron James' Decision

    The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, is the site for tonight's 2014 NBA Draft, also known as the "Hey, LeBron, look what I can do!" show. A normal NBA Draft already has lots of moving parts -- more than any other professional sport -- but with the added pressure of impressing LeBron James and/ ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    Stop Panicking, Heat Fans: Five Reasons LeBron Will Stay in Miami

    The news broke yesterday and brought with it a tsunami of speculation and sizzling hot takes: LeBron James was opting out of the remainder of his Miami Heat contract. What will his next move be? LeBron is available to every team in the league come July 1, and every NBA GM in America will look far ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    LeBron James Is Opting Out of His Miami Heat Contract

    LeBron is entering free agency, according to numerous reports. He's exercising his player's option to escape the remaining year on his Miami contract. But before you totally freak out and set your number 6 jersey on fire, take a deep breath. It's entirely possible -- though far from certain, of co ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    Miami Police to Hold News Conference to "Address" Critical Mass

    It may be the end of the era for Critical Mass Miami. City of Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa has called a news conference for tomorrow at 10 a.m., saying in a statement, "It is critical to address Critical Mass." See also: Critical Mass: It's Time for Miami Police and Motorists to Respect Bike Rid ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    Sorry, Miami, That Story About Roman Ruins Discovered Downtown Is a Lie

    The story flooded Facebook feeds all over South Florida last week. Topped with a photo of a construction site filled with tall, dusty pillars, it boasted of a remarkable discovery: ancient Roman ruins discovered right in downtown Miami. "This find will change everything we know about modern history ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    Video: ESPN Terrorizes Miami Heat Fans Who Can't Recognize Eddie Jones

    When you root for a superstar team, your fandom is put under the microscope. For four straight years now Miami Heat fans have been picked over and criticized more than anyone who's just rooting for a sports team should. Well, in its latest stunt, ESPN sent out a reporter to the streets of South Be ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    Where's LeBron Playing Next Year? Not For These Five Teams

    Here we go again. Welcome to Lebronapalooza 2014! LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh all have until June 29th to decide whether or not they will trigger the opt-in years in their contracts, and give this Big Three thing another go at it, and Heat Nation anxiously awaits their decisions. The s ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    Best of Miami 2014: This Year's Winning Restaurants

    Best of Miami 2014 has finally arrived. You can pick up our epic guide to all things Miami on Thursday, or check out the full list of winners online now if you just can't contain yourself. This year's edition is filled with over 300 of our favorite bars, bites, and places to snack. Miami's culinary ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    Six Best Club Parties in Miami This Week

    Everyone knows summertime in Miami is hot, sweaty, and steamy. While the blazing sun and scorching weather may have something to do with it, our hardcore party rep, endless nights, and flawless looks are actually most to blame. Just check out the six best club parties going down this week. See a ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    The End of the Big Three Era? Spurs Win Title With Another Heat Blowout

    The Miami Heat's mantra heading into game five versus San Antonio was "Why not us?" But by the time the horn mercifully sounded on their third straight series-ending blowout loss, all they could say was, "Oh, that's why." The Heat's 24-month reign as champions of the basketball world came crashing t ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    Birdman Is Leaving: Where Each Heat Player's Future Stands Right Now

    And so it begins. Chris "Birdman" Andersen won't exercise his player's option next season and will enter free agency instead. That's according to a Yahoo! Sports story anyway. Granted, win or lose, some roster changes were to be expected, but after last night's humiliation, the future of the Heat ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    What the Hell Is Wrong With the Heat? Miami on the Verge of Elimination After Beatdown

    During the Heat's 107-86 loss to San Antonio last night, my TV kept cutting out. I thought it might be the storms in the area; then I realized it was ABC hitting the dump button every time a fan cursed. It happened a lot. I'm surprised it didn't happen more. The Heat finds itself on the brink of lo ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Father's Day and World Cup

    This weekend there are only three things on the minds of everyone in Miami: Where to take Dad for Father's Day, where to Watch the World Cup, and WTF with the Miami Heat? Lets's focus on the positive, shall we? World Cup fever has taken over Miami and you've got to take in a few games -- but where ... More >>

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    June 13, 2014

    Little Dragon - Grand Central, Miami

    Little Dragon With Lawrence Rothman Grand Central, Miami Thursday, June 12, 2014 Better Than: Watching the Miami Heat lose ... Sob. On a night when parking was hard to come by (as a few blocks away an NBA Finals game was being played), a sold-out crowd still managed to pack downtown Miami's Grand ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014

    Miami's Guide on How To B.S. Your Way Through the World Cup

    Unless you've been hiding from federales on an island of swamp grass floating deep within the Everglades for the past six months, you're well aware that the World Cup starts this this afternoon. You should also know that pleading ignorance of the international tournament just won't cut it in modern ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014

    Lil Wayne, Miami Heat Hater, Even Admits: They're Going to Three-Peat

    Is Weezy squashing his beef with the Miami Heat? Last year, the Young Money maniac declared war on King James and crew during an NBA All-Star Game weekend concert. "Fuck LeBron! Fuck She-Wade! Fuck Chris Bosh! Fuck all them niggaas, man. And, and, and," Wayne cackled. "I fucked Chris Bosh wife!" ... More >>

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    June 11, 2014

    Spurs Set NBA Record For First-Half Shooting While Demolishing Heat in Game Three

    Julia Dale sang the National Anthem, the crowd chanted "Seven Nation Army," and fire shot into the sky as the players were introduced to ear-piercing applause. Everything was going according to plan, the NBA Finals were back in Miami, and the Heat's home was hype with excitement. Then the San Anton ... More >>

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    June 10, 2014

    Five Ways Heat Can Get Revenge for A/C-Gate

    Bienvenidos a Miami, San Antonio Spurs. You got a lot of splainin' to do. You see, the rest of America may buy your convenient "Oh, the A/C just happened to break right at tip-off of game one of the NBA Finals, so weird, whoops!" but not us in the Magic City. Nope, Miamians are trained to sniff out ... More >>

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    June 10, 2014

    Remembering Young Chef Antaun Teasley, Killed at Mansion Shooting

    Chef Antaun Teasley was killed last night at South Beach nightclub, Mansion. Riptide reports a shooting occurred at the nightclub at about 3:30 a.m. As people fled the packed club, one victim lay dying on the floor. The then-unidentified victim was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center, where he died a few ... More >>

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    June 10, 2014

    DJ Khaled, Miami Heat Superfan, on AC-Gate: "The Spurs Are Cheaters"

    Listennn! Rap superproducer, local radio personality, and Miami Heat superfan DJ Khaled has an NBA Finals prediction: "It's over! We winnin' tonight! And we're winnin' in the next game!" Oh, and big homie's also got a message for the San Antonio Spurs: "You cheaters! They don't love you no more!" ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    King James Destroyed Spurs and Dumb "LeBroning" Meme in Game Two

    Shhhhhhhhhh, you hear that? That's the sound of all the LeBron James cramp memes being deleted from all the Twitter accounts. If you put your ear to your computer screen, you can actually hear the little Instagram heart likes breaking into a thousand pieces and falling to the floor. Welcome to the r ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Poll: Miami-Dade Voters Evenly Split on Beckham's Stadium Plan

    Miami-Dade voters are at a virtual standstill when it comes to David Beckham's proposed plans to fill in the FEC boat slip next to American Airlines Arena and build a new soccer stadium on it. According to a Benedixen and Associates poll commissioned by the Miami Herald, 45 percent are against the i ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    Spurs' Broken A/C Cramps Up LeBron, Beats the Heat in Game One

    Both teams tried to "beat the Heat" last night. Only one succeeded. The Heat dropped game one of the NBA Finals 110-95 in a matchup where Miami lost its biggest star, LeBron James, midway through the fourth quarter due to cramps that flared up for one reason: the Spurs' A/C blew out early in the c ... More >>

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