When Dr. Norman Block got the news in May 2012, he was incredulous. The Nobel Laureate he'd brought to the University of Miami to work on cancer research -- a groundbreaking drug researcher named Andrew Schally -- would lose $150,000 in funding. Schally would have to lay off two researchers and halt ... More >>
We're suckers. For years, retailers have made fortunes off love-stricken individuals who feel obligated to spend copious amounts of money on stuffed bears mass-produced overseas, heart-shaped boxes of crap-quality chocolate covered cherries, sappy holiday cards, and dinner for two at underwhelming ... More >>
Riptide just got the latest issue of Leap magazine, and we eagerly thumbed through it. It's only the hottest junk mail promotional material sent out by Miami Dade College, who would dear miss an issue?We came across an interesting page in which the school highlights all the notables who have visited ... 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 that ... More >>
Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon was maybe the best American novel of the past half-century. The daughter of a shipyard builder, Morrison won the Nobel Prize for Literature a few years ago based largely upon the amazing quality of that one book, her best.So I was kinda surprised to see her name on ... More >>
Wednesday will mark the culmination of President Obama's first 100 days in office, and he's done a lot: passed a massive stimulus package, ordered the closure of Gitmo, made a momentous change in travel policy to Cuba, had some pirates shot, and got a dog named Bo. Though, one area where he's moved ... More >>
Lawyers for the Cuban Five, Castro's group of convicted spies, today filed a petition with the Supreme Court asking the body to throw out their conviction and order a new trial. All five men were convicted in 2001 in a Miami court, though the defense argues that a fair trial was not possible in Miam ... More >>
This year's contest expands to seven cake contenders!