It's the end of March in the Magic City, and a cold wind blows through SoFi's close-knit neighborhood. Joe's Stone Crab is typically full on a Tuesday night. Nikki Beach looks like a ghost club just three days after Winter Music Conference. And a week after hosting Skrillex and friends, Story i ... More >>
No, Madonna. No.
The 53-year-old pop star's new video for "Turn Up the Radio" is terrifying. And this has nothing to do with some outmoded idea that women shouldn't be sexual when they, like Madonna, are only a couple months younger than Alaska's statehood.
No. What's wrong with this video is tha ... More >>
The Miami Marlins inked a deal last night for once-explosive, possibly still insane Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano. With Ozzie Guillen already signed on to manage the club, the two most unhinged personalities in baseball will call Little Havana home next season.Scientists contacted by Riptide are stil ... More >>
There's a media fight brewing in Miami between the old paper giant and the new local iteration of a quickly growing Internet media monster. Random Pixels blogger Bill Cooke, ever the keen-eyed instigator, noticed that the recently launched Huffington Post Miami was cribbing quite liberally from M ... More >>
Alex Rodriguez may play ball in New York, but it's well known he swings his other bat down here in his childhood home of Miami. This leads to a number of unsettling rumors about his latest jump offs fluttering through town, but his latest alleged hook up literally just makes our skin crawl. Accor ... More >>
Via Wyclef's Twitter page.Shut out of the Haitian presidential race, attacked everywhere for his financial mismanagement, and embroiled in a nasty celebrity feud with Sean Penn, Wyclef Jean is not exactly in a friendly mood these days.
So when the Haitian authorities rejected his appeal and ... More >>
On Wyclef Jean's personal list of "Things That Will Never, Ever Happen" -- including playing a Fugees reunion show with Pras and winning a good taxpayer award from the IRS -- the singer can now add a new entry with some confidence: serving as president of Haiti.The Haitian electoral council ruled ... More >>
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hit new levels of ego-infused insanity last month when he had the bones of South American hero Simon Bolivar dug up to prove some weird conspiracy theory, and then live tweeted about crying over the remains. Inspired by the insanity, Christopher Hitchens ... More >>
Hugo Chavez just found this cool new thing on the internet called Twitter, and he's only two years behind the rest of the world. He's really excited about it though, even though he's only on his second tweet, and reportedly wants the rest of Latin America's Socialist Three Stooges, Fidel Castro a ... More >>
Marco Rubio borrowed a thought he credited to Glenn Beck at a rally Wednesday and had this to say about immigration: "There are millions of people in America that hate our country, so why can't we just do a trade? We'll send you Sean Penn, Janeane Garofalo, and Keith Olbermann, and you can send us p ... More >>
Best of Miami issue hits the streets this week. With this post, Riptide
2.0 provides an appetizer. The main course/entire issue will appear on
the website Tuesday afternoon.)Best Boy Made GoodMickey RourkeMickey Rourke's redemption has been the stuff Hollywood makes movies about. ... More >>
Julian Schnabel for The Village VoiceNate Silver, the human calculator behind FiveThirtyEight -- the magic blog that predicted the presidential race -- has now moved into the Oscar-predicting biz for New York. He's predicting in the Best Actor catagory a win for Mickey Rourke over Sean Penn, who ... More >>
The Oscar nominations came out this morning. There were some surprises, but as virtually everyone expected, Mickey Rourke got a nod for best lead actor for his role in The Wrestler. What started as a local hook for covering awards-show nonsense has turned into quite a saga detailing Rourke's strange ... More >>