On one hand, we have nice beaches and warm weather. On the other, you could get eaten by a python or bath-salts-addled zombie, so we really weren't sure where Florida would fall on Gallup's ranking of the least stressed states. Turns out the Sunshine State made the top ten.
Mitt Romney's loss left Republicans with a lot of soul searching to do. Rather than reevaluating their message, voter outreach or image, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has endorsed a bizarre plan that would make one of the oddest elements of American democracy -- the Electora ... 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. .
Earlier this morning, Lil Wayne shot off a sour-ass tweet about a "wakk" Nebraskan "Sk8 park." Evidently, the Cash Money Millionaire was too busy skating shitty ramps and rails to address the news of his 18 BET Hip-Hop Awards nominations. Naturally, Mr. Carter received nods for his personal sty ... More >>
Lesley ElliottTomato Gazpacho with Alaskan King Crab. Chef Gabriel Fenton's menu sounds unassuming at first glance, a gazpacho, smoked salmon, strip steak, and a puttanesca holdover from his student days at the CIA, which he says "is still my favorite." Yet, every course of Bourbon Steak's Miami ... 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.
Photo by Karla GarciaWe've been showing Afrobeta some love lately, naming them as "Best Band," tracking down their latest releases, and even following them around their home studio recently, and with good reason. The duo have been combining synths, heavy basslines, and catchy, often Miami-themed ... More >>
Hey Burger Beast, how 'bout some blueberry mustard on that?Sutter Home is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Build a Better Burger contest by holding its high-stakes burger cook-off on September 23, at Collins Park in South Beach. The prize money this year has doubled to $100,000 for the mos ... More >>
You can't move the soul of a restaurant.When you're favorite restaurant closes down. you miss intangibles. You can usually find comparable food, but the aura of an iconic restaurant cannot be easily duplicated. Part 2 of our list makes has as much affect on our heart as our belly. Pacific ... More >>
Midwesterner.The Dwyane-Wade-please-stay groveling continues with the county commission voting to rename our municipality Miami-Wade County. Ho-hum. It's like Miami officials have observed all of the crazy stunts Cleveland is pulling in trying to persuade LeBron James to stay a Cavalier, and ... More >>
The Miami Dolphins have signed a one-year deal with controversial guard Richie Incognito, who was released late last year by the Rams. The deal is worth a little more than $1 million to the player with a suspiciously comic book villain-esque name.The Nebraska grad comes with a bit of baggage and ... More >>
Hello everyone! We've been traveling the country for about two weeks nowand here it is summed up:The fall is starting to settle, the leaves are changing and the cold weather is kicking!!! Layers are very essential at this point. The lowest temperature we've hit so far has been 33 degrees. B ... More >>
Photo by EMNo, Calahoney won't take your dinner order, then wash the dishes. (Although, they might consider it, if you ask nice and promise to buy their album.) Truth is, Josue Cruz and Laura Askins don't even run a restaurant. They're a husband-and-wife duo who "teach in the winter and rock in t ... More >>
Our writer loves the band's psychedelic rock/reggae fusion, and he's not afraid to say so.
Local Ten teens in the Florida Keys filmed each other having sex, and now they're getting hit with child pornography charges. [Herald] The owners of Village of Merrick Park, a fancy shopping plaza in Coral Gables for the elegantly Botoxed, filed for the biggest real estate bankruptcy in U.S. histor ... More >>
The Marlins settled for 600 fans to a home game last year. The Panthers are literally giving away tickets. Our minor-league soccer team is hemmoraging cash, And those are sports that Americans have at least heard of. So you might think it'd be foolhardy to bet millions on Miamians attending the cha ... More >>
The Vagabond's day manager and occasional bouncer sounds off on the club scene.
To read past installments of Miami According to Brooklyn, click here. Most of these guys who hang out in this club scene crap have no respect for women whatsoever. They're just out trying to get their dick wet, which is horrible. I see it every day. Women should be treated with a little more respect ... More >>
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>
Nebraska (yes, the middle of nowhere) passed this brilliant law that let parents basically abandon their kids at the hospital, and leave them as the State's problem. The law doesn't specify that the parents need to be Nebraska residents, or even gives an age limit for the children. The law was writ ... More >>
While I was riding across the country, I had a thought – actually, I had lots of thoughts, some of them very weird indeed, but this was one of them: what if my bike had a sail? The idea had particular appeal to me as I was crossing Nebraska, where a consistent and ceaseless easterly wind pushed at ... More >>
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