An ex-soldier spun elaborate fantasies about being a professional killer. One day they came true.
For all the emphasis Miami places on looks, apparently as a city we aren't spending nearly enough time in the gym. According to the annual American Fitness Index, Miami ranks in the bottom ten of major American cities when it comes to keeping that booty in shape.
If you're going to tonight's Miami Beach Food Truck and Music Fest, stop by Latin Burger and Taco to dine for a cause. The truck is donating ten percent of the evening's proceeds to help the family of eight year-old Nicholas McCabe who was killed during the devastating tornado that ripped through a ... More >>
"50 concerts, 50 states, one day" ... Just a couple of weeks ago, we here at Crossfade announced that Bud Light Music First tour would be coming to Miami. Other cities had already gotten their headliners, including Kendrick Lamar and The Hold Steady, for "Bud Light Music First's grand finale, 50/ ... More >>
Up at Florida Atlantic University, communications professor James Tracy has been regaling students for a decade with his thoughts on 9-11, the Oklahoma City bombing and the Kennedy assassination. He's basically that uncle who spends all week reading Infowars so he can corner you at Thanksgiving to t ... More >>
When it came to food news in 2012, there were some real doozies. From murders committed over a disagreement about a snack, to food fetishist teachers, to frivolous 911 calls, people were really freaking cray-cray this year.I've put together some of the most unfathomable occurrences from the past 362 ... More >>
Another year down. Thousands more blog posts committed to Riptide's digital page. So what better way to look back at the previous year than to look at the posts that racked up the most page views on this here humble blog. Of course, that makes the year of 2012 look like it was dominated by the Miami ... More >>
Having a hard time coping with the fact that the world might end tomorrow? Yeah, we thought you might, and since the idea that civilization as we know it may be wiped out so that the dawn of a new age can begin is a little morbid, we've thought of a cynical approach to make you feel a little better. ... More >>
Bloomberg Businessweek recently decided to count down the top 50 best cities in America, and Miami doesn't even make their list.They even based their rankings on attributes like leisure activities (including bars, restaurants, and sports teams), and clean air. So, you'd think we'd at least make it o ... More >>
Yes, Nite Jewel's Ramona Gonzalez appreciates strangeness. While making her 2008 debut, Good Evening, Gonzalez held recording sessions in her living room as well as a friend's residence. And that's how the songs sounded -- lo-fi, sweet, strange. She applied that same approach to her latest record, ... More >>
Fashion Breakdown: Blazer from Zara; skirt and bustier from eBay; shoes by Guess; anchor charm necklace by Mike in Oklahoma City; hair cut, colored, and styled herself.
There have been plenty of f'd up news stories coming out of South Florida, but the more and more I read about wampeters, granfalloons, and nut bags that make up the rest of our country, I start to think that it may, after all, be safe to drink the water.Freshman Senator Ralph Shortey (R-Oklahoma Cit ... More >>
While it may be increasingly difficult to actually secure employment in Miami, those of us who have seem to love our job. That's according to a new study by CareerBliss.com that analyzed more than 43,000 employee reviews across the country. It's actually the second year in a row that Miami took t ... More >>
Being the frontman of one of the biggest bands on the planet can be a real pain in the sesamoid bone and flexor tendon. Just ask Red Hot Chili Peppers' Anthony Kiedis. The porn 'stachioed rocker recently underwent surgery to treat a bum foot, the result of "multiple" injuries. And regrettably, ... More >>
ViaPutting on a little bit weight during the winter months is only to be expected in cities that find themselves covered in snow and lacking in sun, but a new analysis from The Daily Beast says that Miami is fifth in cities that have gained the most weight since Thanksgiving.Whoa! What's the deal ... More >>
Forbes thinks that one of the best ways to lead America out of it's mounting debt is to spark long-term financial growth, and they think encouraging entrepreneurship among minorities is one of the best ways to generate that growth. Of course, like everything Forbes.com does, they've accompanied t ... More >>
viaMiami has no use for your antiquated wires. According to a survey of small business owners and employees conducted by AT&T, Miami is the wireless-savviest business market in America. It shouldn't really come as a surprise that Miamians are addicted to their cell phones and other Wi-Fi devi ... More >>
Photo by Bill Cooke Gerald PosnerIn this week's Miami New Times, we write about new evidence that Gerald Posner plagiarized dozens of passages in his 2003 book Why American Slept and in 2005's Secrets of the Kingdom. After the jump, you can check out all the proof. But first, a little back ... More >>
Marlon T. "X-Large" Moore sure looks like one of the dumbest criminals in Miami history.Late last year, the 38-year-old Miami native was arrested while on probation from federal prison for filing false tax claims -- to the tune of $14 trillion. Yeah, trillion. With a t. If the IRS had paid out, ... More >>
Gustavo Villoldo hunted the revolutionary leader. His new weapon: a $1 billion judgment against Fidel.
Men's Fitness has been tracking America's fattest city for the past 11 years, and Miami came out number one. We're even fatter than Oklahoma City! The methodology takes more into account than just the percentage of overweight people, but we certainly have our share. From USA Today:"Miami received po ... More >>
Tasha Joseph's Website shows fiction is stranger than truth
A Gablestage thriller pairs an abused cocktail waitress with a paranoid of the aluminum-foil-helmet variety
What's worth seeing at the tenth-anniversary Vans Warped tour? Here are a few suggestions
Old Miami spooks discuss former times and pending threats
Vicente Lopez was almost the Cuban Koufax
One chief is memorialized as another moves on to a new job
For years the infamous Wasp Network collected reams of data on Miami's anti-Castro forces -- and the sundry, sometimes bizarre, attempts to infiltrate them
With the FBI in pursuit, black activist Nehanda Abiodun a decade ago fled to Cuba, where she still dreams of fomenting a socialist revolution in the United States
Letters from the issue of February 17, 2000
The Conch Coalition and Taras Lyssenko claimed environmentalists were out to destroy the culture and economy of the Keys. Voters listened.
When it comes to home security, you can't beat a house designed to withstand an atom bomb.
Bob Sherman blazes down the info highway in an endless search for towering infernos
The recent Metro Justice Building bomb scare didn't result in a blast, but it sure lit a fuse
The Miami Hearald's brain trust comes to grips with a sticky wicket