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    October 10, 2014

    The Who Announces Hits 50! Tour, Coming to Miami in 2015

    We've "got a feeling inside..." It's "a certain kind" of feeling we just "can't explain." That's because British rock legends and Hall of Famers the Who have just announced their two-leg 50th anniversary tour and yep, they're coming to the Magic City next spring. Check the cut for the Who's full ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    Ariana Grande Announces Honeymoon Tour, Coming to Miami in 2015

    "Luv u." That's a special message from Broward County native, former Nickelodeon star, and breakout pop diva Ariana Grande. After two consecutive number-one albums, Yours Truly and My Everything, as well as three Top Ten singles, "Problem," "Break Free," and "Bang Bang" ... The girl is all grown u ... More >>

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    August 7, 2014
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    August 1, 2014

    Florida Panther's Return Spells Doom for Gladesmen

    Jack Laban swears a cat was out here raising hell just this morning. Mosquitoes slurp blood through the 94-year-old shirtless Gladesman's baggy skin as he hobbles across a landfill of empty Pepsi cans and settles into a folding chair. The former Miami plumber with a full head of white hair uses a ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    The Crumbs Talk Two Decades of Punk Rock

    The Crumbs have been around for almost 20 years in one shape or another. Fronted by Raf Classic, whose Latin-inflected nasal snarl is widely recognized as one of the best voices in the realm of punk rock 'n' roll, The Crumbs have been relatively quiet since he relocated to Los Angeles a couple of ... More >>

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    May 16, 2014

    Churchill's New Owners: An Open Letter

    In the early '80s, Pepsi had begun seriously encroaching on sales of Coca-Cola, even outselling the latter in supermarkets. In an effort to rejuvenate sales, Coke outright replaced its formula with what would be known as "New Coke" -- an "improved" version of the formula that would replace the ori ... More >>

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    April 28, 2014

    Lana Del Rey - Fillmore Miami Beach

    Lana Del Rey Fillmore Miami Beach Sunday, April 27, 2014 Better Than: Staying at home, sobbing over the "West Coast" music vid. Lana Del Rey, despite producing a steady output of mostly excellent recordings over the past few years, still somehow elicits a fairly polarizing response from people (r ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: The Fair, Grape Stomp, and St. Paddy's Day

    Once again, we've made it through the work week and the weekend beckons to us. This weekend is all about indulgences. So, whether you like eating fried foods and getting tossed around afterward or drinking beer and chomping on corned beef, this weekend promises to be filled with food, drink, and go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Paula Deen Brings the Biscuits to Fried & True

    Multiple coures of fried chicken before noon is a worthwhile event in and of itself. Throw in a surprise visit by the queen of gluttonous fried and buttery cuisine, Paula Deen, and you know some entertaining commentary is going to is going down. During Fried & True, a fried chicken seminar hosted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Dom Kennedy on the Rap Game: "When Things Ain't Working, You Got to Try New Things"

    Dom Kennedy can't sell his Get Home Safely LP exclusively at Best Buy without a major label backing him ... If you buy that one, then I would like to discuss an igloo property investment opportunity in Nevada that is sure to be prosperous. It comes with its own polar bear. Of course, the former s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Is Caramel Coloring in Your Soda Dangerous?

    Coke and Pepsi are deeply ingrained into the world's diet. From the United States to the deepest reaches of Kenya, there's one thing for certain -- wherever you'll find civilization, you'll find someone selling these caramel-hued refreshments. That caramel coloring, by the way, is so iconic that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    The Eleven Best South Florida Sports Moments of 2013

    The mere mention of a specific year can mean so much to a sports fan. Say 1986 to a Mets fan, they think Bill Buckner. In Boston, 2004 will always be the year the Red Sox broke the "Curse of the Bambino." Here in South Florida, 1972 might as well read "Undefeated." Good or bad, a memorable sports ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Talib Kweli, DJ Irie, and Brisk Bodega in Miami: A 15-Photo Recap

    It's awesome to be a VIP. Even if it only lasts a day. Over the weekend, Brisk Bodega lined up a prime party schedule, from lunch with DJ Irie to an American Airlines Arena VIP suite at the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Talib Kweli concert to a party bus chauffer. A good time was definitely had by ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013
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    August 30, 2013

    Five Worst EDM Ad Campaigns

    Right now, EDM is the cheesiest, most sellout-prone music on the planet. It's a hot-ticket item, and regardless of what the culture might think it signifies or stands for, it's really all about the Benjamins. C.R.E.A.M., PLUR ... Same shit, right? So unfortunately, we're now becoming accustomed t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Eight Types of Dolphins Fans

    With the 2013 Miami Dolphins football season nearing, fans of all shapes, sizes, and attitudes are readying themselves for the return of the NFL. Some of us are 75 years old and lived through a time when this franchise was second to none. Others are in our mid-30s and for the vast majority of those ... More >>

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    July 4, 2013
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    June 25, 2013

    Beyonce: Five Reasons Queen Bey Is a Modern Feminist Icon

    Beyonce is the Queen Bey of strong, independent ladies the world over. But that doesn't stop haters from throwing shade when she proudly represents her famous hubby. Right now, Beyonce's feeling pretty stoked on her personal life. The woman just had her first child and she's happily wed to hip-hop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Drake, Miguel, and Future Announce 2013 North American Tour, Coming to Miami

    As Drizzy Drake himself likes to brag: "Started from the bottom, now we're here." Just a year and a half ago (even after the radio rap glory of his sophomore album, Take Care, and massive singles like "The Motto"), the YMCMB member was still "drinkin' with his people" in mid-sized venues. But "no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Miamians Share Their Soda Pairings: Jupiña With Fritas, Materva and Cubanos

    Red with beef, white with chicken, root beer with bacon cheeseburgers ... wait, what? You're familiar with wine pairings, and you may even be familiar with beer pairings, but we're willing to bet that soda pairings is a foreign concept. Burger King introduced soda pairings as a concept a while bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Meet the 2013 Miami Marlins! A Position-By-Position Analysis of Baseball's Worst Lineup

    Step right up, meet your 2013 Miami Marlins, same as the 2012 Miami Marlins -- only completely different! If you're anything like me, you're angry, you're hurt, and you may or may not say to yourself during a jog, "Hey, that's a good place to hide a body named Jeffrey Loria!" But hear me out, we got ... More >>

  • News

    March 28, 2013

    The Screwball Economics of Major League Baseball

    As another season begins, MLB faces an unsustainable future — and you're picking up the tab.

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    February 28, 2013

    Poll: Americans Like Coke More Than Beer; Republicans Think Olive Garden is "Authentic Italian"

    There are a lot of issues Democrats and Republicans differ on: abortion, Obamacare, Sarah Palin's IQ. But food? According to a new poll by Public Policy Polling, party lines extend all the way to edibles. Released Wednesday, the national poll reveals American attitudes on everything from favorite m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Mountain Dew Breakfast Beverage: How Bad is It?

    Soft drink powerhouse PepsiCo has announced the launch of a new breakfast beverage by Mountain Dew.Kickstart is being touted as an "entirely new beverage," which is sort of not true. The beverage, which blends juice and the favorite soda of hyped-up children and frat boys everywhere, actually starte ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    Super Bowl: Best Deals and Contests for the Big Game (Video)

    The big game is only a few days away, and with it comes a host of marketing opportunities, commercials, promotions, contests, and giveaways. Each year, execs at major food and beverage companies wrack their brains for ways to get you, the consumer, to laugh, cry, and pull out your wallet before, dur ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    New York, Listen Up: Top Five "Healthy" Sodas, From Cola to Lychee

    In light of the New York ban and ensuing bruhaha, we must admit: there is no such thing as a completely healthy soda. But there are much healthier alternatives than those BPA-laden cans full of phosphate fizzies pumped full of high fructose corn syrup and caramel coloring.The ingredients in regular ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    Five Reasons Publix Isn't the Best Grocery Store Ever

    Like Coke versus Pepsi or McDonald's versus Burger King, some business battles will be waged forever. After all, people have strong opinions about what they put in their pie-hole. The same goes for supermarkets. Some people are die-hard Whole Foods junkies; others (as former Northeasterners know) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival Announces 2013 Food Truck Lineup

    Now that Art Basel is over, it's time to start focusing on the imminent arrival of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, which takes over our fair city February 21-24, 2013.One of our favorite events last year was Trucks on the Beach, hosted by Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern. Last year's official ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012
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    November 12, 2012

    Madonna's Top Ten NSFW Moments

    Madonna is a dirty, old lady. And though she wasn't always old, the Queen of Pop has been a hot and proud taboo-smashing slut from birth. Even before becoming famous, Ms. Madonna Louise Ciccone was making thought-provoking egg porn. She's also burned through an insanely long line of famous and u ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    Frog in Your Salad? Five Gross Things Discovered in Florida Foods

    If the South is the Bible Belt, Florida is the Bizarre Belt. With entire blogs and news sites devoted to the oddities that often occur in our little piece of paradise -- few would argue that we reign supreme as far as freakishness. And this weirdness, of course, also applies to food. Read also: - D ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    Muse Saves Daniel Craig From SNL, Announces North American Tour With South Florida Show

    This past weekend, English alt-rockers Muse had to step up and carry Saturday Night Live after guest host Daniel Craig made it abundantly clear during his monologue that comedy was foreign to him. Watching James Bond deliver punch lines was about as entertaining as a Schindler's List viewing party ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    Top Ten Worst Food Fails Ever

    When it comes to our favorite brands, it seems we're more likely to remember the epic successes (Doritos Locos Tacos anyone?) than the equally epic failures. But failures, there are aplenty. Dangerous, disgusting, or just plain absurd, these gastronomic gaffes may be fun to laugh at now, but it wo ... More >>

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    August 31, 2012

    Mugshots Friday: Everyday We Hussalin'

    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 >>

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    August 1, 2012

    The Music Industry's Top Ten Corporate Whores

    These days, musicians are nothing without high-profile, million-dollar endorsements. You just aren't a winner unless you're shilling soda, makeup, electronics, and your own personal brand of booze. Luckily, today's commercial powerhouses are more entrepreneurial than ever. So they will literally se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Ten Reasons Romney Is Too Wimpy an Eater To Be President

    Of course I'm not saying what a candidate eats should be the sole factor considered by voters when determining the next president of the United States. That would be crazy. Other things are important too -- like what he drinks, and economic policy and stuff.But character surely plays a role in our e ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Ten Best Music-Related Things to Do in Miami This Weekend Under $10

    WTF, Pepsi? We told you yesterday about PepsiCo's decision to partner up with the estate of Michael Jackson for a "global marketing push." Like a homeless man recycling aluminum cans for a ten-cent refund, the carbonated conglomerate that nearly killed Jacko in 1984 is milking the King of Pop's ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Michael Jackson Lands Posthumous Deal With Pepsi

    Time flies. It's been nearly three years since Michael Jackson died at the hands of Conrad Murray, the result of too much propofol and respiratory arrest. From concerts to network specials, Jackson's death triggered a seemingly endless stream of posthumous tributes. None, however, came in carbon ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    YMCMB Movie: Five Rules for Joining Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Birdman's Rich Gang

    The Young Money Cash Money Billionaires run every kind of racket. They got the rap game on lock. They got those drank endorsements. They even got that fashion shit. And now they're making movies. In a recent interview with XXL, Birdman confessed there's a blockbuster in the works starring the whol ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    Nicki Minaj Announces Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Tour With Miami Show on July 24

    Earlier today, Nicki Minaj announced 14 North American dates for her worldwide summer tour in support of new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. "When I 1st started this shit there were a few cities/states I'd play ALL the time. Always showed luv," she tweeted. "Rlly wanted to get u guys for summer. ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012

    Jonathan Waxman's Mexican Passover at Rosa Mexicano

    Is Jonathan Waxman's haroset better than Bubbi's? Find out for yourself at Rosa Mexicano's with a Mexican-themed Passover menu that covers gefilte fish and beef brisket for a true taste of home (sounds super Koshereth). This is the restaurant's 10th annual celebration of the holiday, launching Frida ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Nicki Minaj Is Not Down With Coke, Signs Seven-Figure Deal With Pepsi

    Just one week removed from PepsiCo's announcement that Lil Wayne would become the face of Mountain Dew, the multinational corporation's love affair with Young Money talent just became a threesome. Forbes is reporting that Nicki Minaj has singed a "massive," multimillion-dollar deal with Pepsi to be ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012
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    March 12, 2012

    Lil Wayne Sells Mountain Dew, Six Others Rappers Who Love Soft Drinks

    ​Fueling the obesity epidemic and enabling the Young Money Maniac's sizzurp addiction, PepsiCo's toxic green nectar, Mountain Dew, has a new spokesperson and his name is Lil Wayne. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. and Mountain Dew have come together to form DEWeezy, ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012

    LeBron James Promotes Pork Donuts and Ice Cream in China

    ​It may be the best athlete food endorsement since "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Slim Jim, or it could be the worst since Mike Tyson and Pepsi, but Dunkin' Brands Inc. announced Monday that LeBron James will promote pork donuts, among other products, in China and elsewhere in Southeast Asia, accord ... More >>

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    A "but is it art?' debate looms as a developer ties his civic largesse to patronage of a favorite sculptor

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    Chico Is the Man

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