Florida sometimes gets treated like the dong of America. The rest of the country is constantly laughing at us, but do you all not realize how much we have given you? You start your day by drinking our orange juice and then dare to poke fun at us during the rest of it. Perhaps you don't realize what ... More >>
El Nuevo Herald's jefe is abandoning the city he recently described as "the candy store of American journalism" for a town world-famous for, uh, being the seat of Collier County. Nuevo executive editor Manny Garcia told the newsroom yesterday he's leaving to take the top job at the Naples Daily New ... More >>
Last month, editors held the final afternoon news meeting at One Herald Plaza. A few minutes later, some moving vans parked in front of the building, and employees and movers packed up what was left and said goodbye to the paper's home for exactly 50 years. A few staffers stopped long enough to grab ... More >>
Among all the third rails in American politics -- abortion, gun control, Jodie Foster's Golden Globes speech -- there is one truly untouchable area: Messing with cute dogs. Just ask Mitt Romney how the tale of strapping the family pooch to the roof of his car for a cross-country trip worked out.Well ... More >>
A quarter-century ago, my old, good buddy Mike Lacey came to Miami and decided to start a weekly paper. He wanted to move here, but a mugger and a prudent wife convinced him cocaine-fueled Miami wasn't the place to raise a family.Today, Lacey bowed out. Along with his partner -- and another guy I co ... More >>
photo by Joe CuevasExactly one month ago, Riptide asked the kind of burning, investigative question that has won us so, so many Pulitzers: Are the bathrooms at the Opa-Locka Hialeah Flea Market the skankiest in all of Miami-Dade? Our burning need to know was fed by a reader's photos that looked s ... More >>
Rock critic Greil Marcus.Greil Marcus and Alex Rossat the Miami Book FairSaturday, November 20, 2010Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, MiamiBetter than: Watching an Almost Famous meets Ray meets I'm Not There hybrid. Unless you're an avid, anal-retentive reader, you're probably not familiar with ... More >>
Captured on South Beach, Satan later escaped. His demons and the horrible Bloody Mary are now killing people. God has fled. Avenging angels hide out in the Everglades. And other tales from children in Dade's homeless shelters.