The conventional narrative holds that Florida is a wonderful place to be homeless. There's lots of sunshine and warm weather. There are public beaches. And sure enough, homeless people abound. But according to a disturbing study released this past Friday, this notion couldn't be further from the g ... More >>
Chobani is my favorite morning treat. One of the leaders in the Greek yogurt craze, Chobani is creamy, protein-rich, and quick. So, imagine my delight when the company introduced some new tropical flavors like Key Lime. Then, imagine my disappointment when I opened the yogurt and found a clumpy, wa ... More >>
The death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists rages on.
Taylor Swift's new album Red has been flying off the shelves before it even hit them. In fact, Billboard has basically guaranteed that it'll come out on top of the charts with an estimated 1.1 million units sold by week's end. So all y'all are probably walking around humming her latest single, d ... More >>
The future is born a trillion times a second when the present meets the past through subatomic intercourse. Our universe is the climactic product of this union. And our physical reality is its explosive fury, travelling at lightspeed through every molecule on Earth. Of course, humanity doesn't pos ... More >>
Yesterday, I received a press release about Longhorn Steakhouse opening in Hialeah. Normally, the opening of a restaurant in Miami is cause for a Short Order write up and, sometimes, a first look at the restaurant and its food. But this press release got some chuckles by our writers. After all, t ... More >>
Rep. Connie Mack's late entrance into the GOP primary for the right to take on incumbent senator Bill Nelson later this year has resulted in a quick jump to the front of the pack over other candidates like George LeMieux and Adam Hasner. The fact that Mack shares his name with his father, a forme ... More >>
Cory Smoot, the guitarist for satirical, costumed heavy metal band Gwar, has died at the age of 34. He was found dead on the tour bus by his bandmates while refueling in Pembina, North Dakota, before crossing into Canada. His death took place only hours after completing a performance at Fir ... More >>
via Levy County Sheriff's OfficeKelly Michael BachmeierIf the charges against Kelly Michael Bachmeier are true, Riptide salutes him for hitting for the cycle of Florida crimes: extreme drunkenness, a complete lack of pants, erratic driving and, of course, a good Tasering.Sheriff's deputies say th ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenLittle Dragon's Yukimi Nagano.With Billygoat Electric Pickle Friday, January 28, 2011 Better than: Getting fucked by an extraterrestrial? (See paragraph 16.) How does Little Dragon travel from gig to gig? Well, if you've spent the last few hours prepping for the Swedish band' ... More >>
We're not sure what's stupider: that a fur coat company is supplying sponsorship and prizes to a teen beauty pageant in Florida, or that an animal rights group is going to protest it while wearing furs themselves. Yes, the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida is pissed that the Fur ... More >>
Hairball CosmologyMonday: With all the bodies turning up, a free self-defense class isn't such a bad idea. This one is ladies only. Sorry guys. Looks like you'll just have to learn to fend for yourself. The class is held every Monday and Wednesday at Bayfront Park.Tuesday: This week is your last ... More >>
This week's feature story, "Down on the Farm," chronicles an increasingly heated national battle over "factory-farmed" food. On one side: a phalanx of corporation- and family-owned farms across the country. On the other: the Washington, D.C.-based Humane Society of the United States.Caught in the ... More >>
"The gringos can't help but spend their money. They are the easiest tourists to sell to. They never ask for discounts," Daniel Garcia, a used book seller who hawks his inventory to tourists on the streets of Old Havana, tells Bloomberg news. He's not the only person in Cuba hoping that a potentia ... More >>
This story is almost exactly like this movie, minus the welcoming neighbors and happy ending. Actually, it sounds more like Fargo. Glad they left before they wound up in a wood chipper.Ever thought about fleeing Miami for the simple life of the Midwest? Perhaps leaving behind the hustle and bustl ... More >>
If you love watching poorly produced late-night infomercials, Farid Khavari might be the gubernatorial candidate for you. Khavari, a Miami resident, announced his candidacy today as a Democrat, and his entire platform seems to be instituting a Bank of the State of Florida, which a stern-soundi ... More >>
By now you've seen the brackets so many times you know North Dakota State's mascot by heart and you'll break down in tears if another person mentions President Obama's picks. Via Syracuse Athletic Dept. Don't root for this guy.But are you really ready for Miami's first-round matchups tomor ... More >>
A rogue state meets presidential candidates who pine for its fickle heart.
The real story behind that wacky run at George W.
Hollywood ho-hum horror keeps ripping off the best, turning out the worst
Jesus Camp pitches its tent in the other America
Miami's strip clubs can be a yawn, or a stretch
The government's method of determining who's poor is so outdated that census experts say the poverty picture is much worse than we think
A rebuilt historic square in a forgotten county corner awaits your company
Elian Gonzalez: Still mum after all these years
Miami's Only Midday Millennium Moment
Tenacious Cuban journalists Olance Nogueras and Lazaro Lazo were strangers in their homeland. Now they are strangers in ours.
A nationwide estrogen study has animal-welfare activists pissed off about the collection of horse urine
But the Cornerstone Theater Company will play anywhere else, as it attempts to make dramatic changes in Tinytown, U.S.A.
If Shooting really starts, whites aren't going to be there