Valentine's Day is just three days away and while some of us may be concerned with making dinner reservations, having flowers delivered, and finding the perfect gift, others just want to get their 305 freak on.
Why blame them? Valentine's Day is nothing but a deceptive, albeit clever, marketing plo ... More >>
Fashion and music are the funniest-looking twin sisters. They're always together, always kinda sloppy. Sometimes they dress up like a swan or wear a big mouse head. Together, they're always looking to make a bold statement.
If you follow Sleigh Bells' Alexis Krauss on Instagram (@KraussingAround), ... More >>
Violent outbursts against the U.S. tore through Libya and Egypt last night, with protestors in Cairo scaling the embassy walls and tearing down an American flag and armed militiamen in Benghazi attacking a consultate and killing the U.S. ambassador and three other diplomats.Florida's hate-mongering ... More >>
Hours after four American diplomats died in an attack sparked by an anti-Islamic video he has promoted, Florida pastor Terry Jones was in no mood to apologize. In an interview with New Times inside his Gainesville-area church this morning, Jones railed against Obama and Islam, even calling Muhu ... More >>
Former Experience and Band of Gypsys bassist Billy Cox met Jimi Hendrix when they were stationed together at the same army base in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Legend has it that one rainy night, Billy heard a guitar screaming in the service club. So he went inside and introduced himself to the big ... More >>
In Egypt, people rush the field and die about it.
In America, though, we celebrate our favorite sport with boatloads of liquor, oceans of beer, billions of chicken wings, and the robot who was once Madonna.
And obviously, it's way better to enjoy these all-American footballin' festiv ... More >>
An undeniably charming homage to Hollywood in the late 1920s, The Artist will probably be the most successful silent movie since the days of the Gish sisters. It might also be the first silent film many of its viewers have ever seen. French writer-director Michel Hazanavicius, who has previously ... More >>
How many more ruthless, brutal dictators are going to kick the authoritarian bucket this year before Calle Oche finally gets to hold that damn parade? Fidel Castro's rolodex of entrenched, old-timey leaders is getting dangerously thin.Muammar Gaddafi: whacked. Ali Saleh: deposed. Zine Ben Ali: to ... More >>
While there's reason to rage against the media saturation inherent to the internet (e.g. too many chill/witch/triangle clone bands uploading from their bedrooms), you've got to celebrate the World Wide Web for the incomparable access it grants to musical worlds previously impossible to connect ... More >>
In the beginning was the swamp. Then God said, "Let there be Miami." And there was. Then he said, "Gimme some beaches with bikini-clad models while I'm at it." And there was that too. All was good.But sometime during the past century, we Miamians went way wrong. Maybe it was the coke or boob impl ... More >>
Two weeks ago, Riptide broke the story that Shawn Loftis -- known on film as Collin O'Neal -- was canned from his Miami Dade Public Schools substitute teaching job when a principal found out about his prolific gay porn career.
Loftis tells us he still plans to fight the firing. In the meant ... More >>
Mark ZeitouniTropical Storm Emily formed yesterday in the Caribbean, and if you're like us, you're getting your gourmet canned food ready in case she hits on Saturday. If you want to take an even less practical route, how about pickling some cucumbers in case you need to preserve those veggies fo ... More >>
We're diggin' the jumpsuit.Sure, there are guys who dutifully follow in their father's footsteps. They might take on the family business, become scientists, doctors, or lawyers just like the old man. Or they might even take the deadbeat route and follow dad to the local Stop 'N' Shop for a fresh ... More >>
Some 130 dissidents were arrested in Cuba, while several hundred demonstrators hit the streets of Miami to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of hunger striker Orlando Zapata Tamayo.
The arrests on the communist island included the reported harassment and roughing up of a doz ... More >>
Yesterday, we wondered if the protests in Egypt could spur similar strife in Venezuela. Today, Marco Rubio seemed to have subtlety urged on the idea by releasing a statement saying, "Today's events should hearten those struggling for greater freedom and respect for human rights in our own Hemisph ... More >>
Maluca plays Grand Central on Saturday.FridayTattoo artists from all over country will descend on Miami's downtown Hyatt this weekend for the three-day Tattoolapalooza. There'll be tattoo contests, marauding evil clowns, inking seminars, gnarly bikers, and goth punk bands. If you're going to get ... More >>
Photo by Christina StaalstromIf you've been in Miami Beach for more than a day, you know that David's Cafeehas great coffee. But you might not know that Adrian Gonzalez, second generation owner of David's, has added big flat screen TV's to both locations making them a top World Cup viewing ... More >>
How many pecks of pickled peppers... ah, forget it.
Some of us have a big crush on Chef Jeff McInnis, partly because of his boy-next-door good looks, partly because he's just so damn down-to-Earth (is he so polite because he was born in Niceville, Florida?). But the number one reason is tr ... More >>
Team USA is moving on the knockout round of the World Cup the only way America knows how - with drama and determination and come-from-behind heroics! After overcoming even more crappy FIFA officiating, an unyielding Algerian goalkeeper, England's 1-0 win over Slovenia, goal differentials, and Kom ... More >>
Whew. So how exactly is a U.S. soccer fan to feel after this morning's nail-biter against Slovenia?
Pissed that the defense slept through the first half to give the Slovenes a 2-0 halftime lead?
Exhilerated that the Yanks pulled off a stunning second half comeback to walk out with a draw?
Or furi ... More >>
Nothing makes a bleary, rain-drenched Wednesday afternoon a little more bearable quite like some good ol' schadenfreude.
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Creating off-shore tax havens lags just behind golf among Fisher Island's most popular leisure-time activities.So Riptide is grateful to 77-year-old Ma ... More >>
Photo by Peter TaylorWillis wills it.Today, Willis Loughhead talks about charcuterie, future plans, and a hippie trip "without the pot" that served as a spiritual sabbatical.I read you've been involved in making charcuterie.
I have done all of the charcuterie for the past two restaurants with my
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