YouTube launched in 2005; so did Perez Hilton. How that year changed America — and took down Tom Cruise.
Local chiropractor Dennis Nobbe, a rotund, ruddy-faced Scientologist allegedly forced employees to scream at ashtrays, perform lengthy staring contests, and convert to his church. Now, the man who says he "used L. Ron Hubbard Technology to build the largest chiropractic office in all of South Flori ... More >>
Black metal is a spiritual music for people who like to call forth Satan. Kult Ov Azazel's founding member Xaphan is a true believer, and will prove it tonight at Churchill's Pub for the first annual Black Kvlt Metal Fest "with 2 infernal stages, and 11 Kvlt bands." Here are Xaphan's top ten Flori ... More >>
Historically speaking, Marizel Almirall was not the first adolescent to ever feel "different." Nor did she pioneer the concept of the black-clad teenage outcast. But the South Beach-native might be the only person in the world who can say she tattooed a large upside-down cross on herself at age 13 ... More >>
The man born Brian Warner is actually rather shy. But give him some color contacts, a latex body suit, and a crowd of thousands and that skinny, pasty, quiet Florida boy transforms into Marilyn Manson, one of the most shocking musical entertainers of all time. After nearly two decades of musical ma ... More >>
Sounds like someone is plagued by a serious amount of body thetans. Denise Gentile, the twin sister of David Miscavige, the top religious leader of the Church of Scientology, was arrested in St. Petersburg on marijuana charges over the weekend. Gentile is active in the church as well, and Scientol ... More >>
Sales is a tough job. Those widgets ain't moving themselves. And everyone knows what happens at the weekly sales meeting: First prize is a Cadillac, second prize is a set of steak knives, and third place is you're fired. It's no different at Dynamic Medical Services, a Miami chiropractic center wher ... More >>
We momentarily break our unofficial moratorium on Victoria Jackson-related content to bring you the very important news that Victoria Jackson thinks Beyonce and Jay-Z are part of some sort of secret illuminati Satanist cult.
So, it turned out that those "Satanists" who announced that they were rallying in favor of Rick Scott were really actors for a mockumentary about "the nicest Satanic cult in the world." Though it may have been fiction, the rally still went down as planned this week on the steps of the Old Capitol in ... More >>
So remember when we pointed you to a press release touting members of a Satanic church rallying for Gov. Rick Scott and wondered if it was a real or some high level trolling? Turns out it was the later. Florida's Satanic Temple is only slightly less real than Manti Te'o's girlfriend.
A group of people who usually worship the Dark Lord of Hell will convene latter this month lend their support to the Dark Lord of Tallahassee.Yes, members of the Florida-based Satanic Temple will gather on the steps of the Governor's office on January 25 to rally in favor of Florida Governor Rick Sc ... More >>
As Riptide reported yesterday, Barbara Jordan believes Miami-Dade public employees' salaries shouldn't be available online. She's even introduced a resolution to strip that info from the web.Maybe it was the county commissioner's commanding Aug. 14 re-election that emboldened her to make such a move ... More >>
The filmmaker talks 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix, and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated movie.
Do you really, honestly, genuinely need a fucking reason to come party with Crossfade at the Stage tomorrow night? OK, fine. Here's a bunch: (1) It's totally free; (2) I thought we were friends; (3) What the fuck else you gonna do on a Thursday?; and also (4) Furious Dudes!; (5) Bulletproof ... More >>
Photo by Cecile MaurelSteel Pulse founder David Hinds.In the run-up to massive reggae fest Bayside Rocks, Crossfade's already spoken with Frederick "Toots" Hibbert about the birth of reggae. We've also convened with Puerto Rican crew Cultura Profética. (Not to mention, we've spent the week revis ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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 debunks rumors spread on blogs and YouTube that Jay-Z is down with the Illuminati.People who depict Jay-Z as a devil-wors ... More >>
While we don't necessarily agree that aliens created life on Earth, we do concur that fat guys should have to wear bikinis.Riptide just doesn't know how some people find the time. Take Claude Vorilhon, for instance. The French "sports-car journalist" changed his name to Raël and in 1974 found ... More >>
Sandra Richardson knows you better than you think
"You will believe..." Thetans, rejoice: A Scientology conference is coming to a beach near you. For two days in March — and for $200 — you can learn about the ins and outs of Scientology, the religion/self-help group/Tom Cruise thingy. Flyers were sent to potential Thetans (that ... More >>
Just take it in a little under the arms, please. An astute reader's memory was triggered by "Mock Trial," the article I wrote last week about Miami's immigration judges. Judge Bruce Solow, who said of one asylum seeker's case that it "was so vague and general you could vomit," was the subject o ... More >>
A Night Between the Veils: A Samhain Celebration