Who's in the mood for some "aphotic tekno/psychedelic noise"? Awesome. 'Cause local cult of experimental tuneage Roofless Records and its high priest Matt Preira is convening a kickoff ceremony for the Spring of Rites Florida Tour at Wynwood's Gramps tonight. Go forth. Descend into the eternal out ... More >>
Congratulations, we're 119th!Gallup has once again released its annual Well-Being Index, and of the country's 189 metropolitan statistical areas, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano area came in 119th. Which still isn't that great, but it's a stark improvement from our 146th ranking in 2011.
According to the Internet, a ten year anniversary is to be celebrated with diamonds. Because "a marriage that lasts ten years is as durable and beautiful as a diamond."Now, "durable" and "beautiful" may not be the first words one associates with Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra's annual International N ... More >>
What is it about an empty stomach that leads to so much crime in the Sunshine State? Regular readers of Riptide already know that Florida is well known for its bizarre, sometimes incomprehensible news stories about bungled robberies, bizarre murders, and drug deals gone bad. But a bizarre number of ... More >>
An unidentified woman was seen hitching a ride on the back of a manatee in the waters off Fort De Soto Park in the Tampa Bay area, which runs afoul of the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act.Now authorities are looking for the manatee molester.
Despite its reputation as America's premier retirement destination, a new study shows that South Florida actually isn't the smartest place for the elderly to retire. The Milken Institute's "Best Cities for Successful Aging" rankings put the South Florida tri-county area at 37th out of America's 100 ... More >>
See also "Six South Florida Athletes To Keep Tabs On During the Games" and "London 2012 Olympics: South Florida Athletes (Photos)"Something called "the Olympic Spirit" is in the air, and suddenly, we're suppose to care about equestrian sports and whether or not China is sending 10-year-olds to destr ... More >>
Remember back in May when a Florida man got arrested for pulling out a gun in order to cut in the drive-thru line at a McDonald's? Yeah, well apparently John Widmann III didn't get the memo that pulling a firearm out at a fast-food restaurant is a quick recipe for arrest. He finds himself behind bar ... More >>
Whole Foods Market recently hosted a competition for butchers. Why? Many of us remember living in other parts of the country, and the world, where there was a butcher shop on every street corner. (Vegans: Reader discretion is strongly advised from here on in.)Rich, tender pieces of meat hung on stai ... More >>
Ultra Music Festival is taking it to the streets. Literally. A few blocks of northbound lanes on Biscayne Boulevard will be closed starting Thursday night through early Monday morning. Plan your route accordingly, and as a favor to yourself and the drivers who can't avoid it, consider staying out ... More >>
If you were a betting man, hopefully you were betting that a bill to bring three full-service, Las Vegas-style casinos to South Florida wouldn't pass this year. You'd be cashing in right now.The bill has died in the Florida House, after Rep. Erik Fresen, the Republican from Miami who is sponsorin ... More >>
Ladies, are you sick of meeting South Beach douchebags who are about as emotionally numb as their nostrils after snorting a line? Tired of those Hialeah pigs who don't even consider your feelings when they're hollering at you from their '97 Nissans? Fed up with those Brickell pricks who think all ... More >>
In concept, staging an art fair on a snazzy, $40 million dollar yacht that only Google's Larry Page or Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud can afford seems like a grand idea. After all, who doesn't want to rub shoulders with the rich and snooty while checking out artworks in quarters as tight ... More >>
Photo by Chris BeugThese are Wolves in the Throne Room.Slashpine Travelogue Wolves in the Throne Room The Chop Shop, St. Petersburg, Florida Friday, September 23, 2011 It's hard to reckon the episode we experienced in Florida's backwater over the weekend. It was was meant to be a quick detour on ... More >>
Scam artist Nevin Shapiro's allegations detailed in Yahoo! Sports might end the University of Miami football program. Or maybe not. As New Times showed this past December in a lengthy magazine-style piece, Shapiro is "the epitome of a Magic City con artist: a hard-partying, tasteless, statu ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott has denied a report in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that his administration aims to kill Citizens Property Insurance during his first term. Scott claims he's merely sticking to his campaign promise to reduce the state-run home insurer and return it to its original intent ... More >>
via Bay News 9It's in the 80s and perfectly sunny here in Miami, but our state-mates in the central part of Florida aren't enjoying the same good weather. An apparent tornado that ripped through Tampa has left many areas in Central Florida in disarray. But a report carried by numerous national me ... More >>
Each year, New Times puts together a list of the sketchiest politicians and unholiest celebrities and weirdest human beings to call the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this year? We're releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue, which comes with a full-page illustr ... More >>
Florida really is Heaven's waiting room. According to a new study by Portfolio.com, the Sunshine State is by far the most popular destination for retirees, which has major implications as the gigantic baby boomer population continues to enter retirement age. The good news for Miamians who hate ol ... More >>
The Jackie Papers Uckfay Ooyay (Stiff Pole Records) www.stiffpolerecords.com In honor of Richard "Big Stiff" Konwinski, who passed this past July in Tampa, I'll be juggling between the County Grind and Crossfade blogs doing my Blast From the Past thing on the record label that he founded, Stif ... More >>
Photo by Ben ThackerClick here to view all the photos from this event.10 X 10 Miami MAM Contemporaries SocialMiami Art Museum, Miami Thursday, May 13, 2010Better than: Ben Stiller's Night at the MuseumThe Review:10 x 10 is a concept lecture series featuring ten up and coming local creative mind ... More >>
Our dream mashup of Miami-set TV shows would involve Burn Notice's Michael Western holding back CSI: Miami's Horatio Caine as Crockett and Tubbs take turns pistol-whipping him while screaming, "Yeah, you think your little puns are funny? How's this for funny, punk?"Golden Girls star Betty White g ... More >>
Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares stories of memorable rock 'n' roll encounters that took place in our local environs. This week, Jimmy gets a hit and Lee gets the nod.Prior to May 1977, Jimmy Buffett was just another wannabe singer/songwriter who did his time in Nashville befor ... More >>
From the moment Cinema Sounds No. 6 was announced, there's been a serious swirl of secrecy surrounding the whole thing. And no matter how hard we batter him with questions, Roofless Rex exec Matt Preira refuses to reveal anything but the most basic details. He just smirks and says: "It's secret!' U ... More >>
via organictakeover.comThe Be Organic takeover team are (left to right) Roosevelt Desir, Chad Cherry, Kirk Nelson, and Andre WalkerBe Organic (click) are four chefs whose mission it is to spread the gospel of the organic lifestyle, its health, emotional, and monetary benefits.September 2nd they e ... More >>
The James Beard Foundation has announced its nominees for the best chefs around the country, and two of our hunky, homegrown hubbas are among this year's picks: Chef Dean James Max (pictured left) of 3030 Ocean, in Fort Lauderdale; and Chef Zach Bell of Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach. It seems as th ... More >>
Considering most runners in the 2010 Senate race haven't held a position higher than congressman, it might behoove anyone with a stronger resumé to think about entering the fray, and what better job to have in your past when seeking a Senate seat than senator? Reportedly, former New Hampshire Sen. ... More >>
Much has happened with Art Nadel since we last wrote about him. For one, he has acquired a catchy new nickname: Mini-Madoff! How dignified. More important, though, he turned himself in to the FBI early this morning. Nadel ran six hedge funds out of Sarasota, and investors thought they were worth $30 ... More >>
Riptide is not much of an economist, then again who is these days? But, if I'm following the logic correctly, the reason we have so many tax cuts and loopholes for the über-rich is because theoretically they're supposed to inject their extra money directly back into the economy and create jobs and ... More >>
Women spend big money tricking out cars, too.
Loud rock music, sleight of hand, and life in a trailer. What a combo!
Media attempts to find a face for terrorism -- and to fashion a response -- evoke George Orwell
Shoot the sheriff, shoot the breeze, stand up, get down, whatever
One person won the job of county chief executive. But in the end, everybody lost.
Can a little hippie chick with a big, big voice trample the bottom line?
Kid-show creator Paul Reubens allegedly gets caught with his pants down. Only in America could this ruin a brilliant career.
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