New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>
Back in 2002, Demetrio Perez Jr. had an epic fall from prominence. The then-Miami-Dade Public Schools Board Member was removed from public office following his 21-count federal indictment that he had been overcharging elderly tenants at his federally subsidized low income apartments in Little Havana ... More >>
Gosh, were we excited for the Dancing with the Stars Grand Finale. And boy did ABC go all out for us! Instead of the usual flippant DWTS introduction, we get a very serious Explosions in the Sky-scored, grainy film-effect montage of Ricki, Rob, and J.R. We are reminded that Ricki did it for the s ... More >>
Last night, in perhaps the most dire example of the Marino Curse ever, the Miami Dolphins suffered only their second shutout on their home field in the past 40 years in a 16-0 pummeling by the Chicago Bears. Yes, with Brandon Marshall went out with a hamstring injury. And, yes, the coaching was part ... More >>
Harry Emilio Gottlieb knows cinema!Who knew that Harry Emilio Gottlieb, a prolific writer of letters to the editor denouncing cronyism, was a Hollywood wheeler-dealer?Why else would he get a $63,000-a-year gig as the man in charge of Miami's film and cultural affairs office? It couldn't possibly ... More >>
Here at Riptide, we've had a lot of fun lately with recently declassified CIA documents.via Wikimedia CommonsWho is on that grassy knoll?Last week, the spooks gave us files from the 60s that proved Luis Posada Carriles -- Miami's most famous terrorist still walking the streets today -- used to sn ... More >>
The last thing the world needs is Hugo Chávez's ego to get even bigger. Unfortunately, Venezuala's president might have been the biggest diva to walk the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival this past weekend. From the Telegraph:Mr. Chavez, who was accompanied by 50 bodyguard ... More >>
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DVD releases for the week of December 12, 2006
Barry Levinson wags the dog again, but his bark is worse than his bite
You can hear an art history lecture in this town, and read Ocean Drive for free too
Diaspora Vibe takes a dystopic look at post-9/11 America
Introducing the best movies of 2005 you probably didn't see
The 25 Most Unbearable Miami Movies Ever Made
Capturing the essence of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Hollywood's hits fill Havana's movie theaters. Just don't ask how they got there.
The film about Miguel Piñero captures all that was beautiful and ugly about the troubled playwright and actor
Ali lands a few solid blows, but sadly it's no knockout
In Ted Demme's Blow, Johnny Depp summons an American snowstorm
A supermodel flies high and falls fast in Arcand's witty and stylish Stardom
Vincent D'Onofrio may be the best actor of his generation, but who would notice?
One of the best plays this year tackles the funny topic of sex and violence
Play It to the Bone
Even New Times critics liked what they saw
Miami Beach Mayor Neisen Kasdin's bro Scott has trouble like you wouldn't believe
Charity begins at Homestead
Everyone was expecting three solid nights of choice material