Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Today, Luke responds to a BET columnist's criticisms.
Two days ago, Cord Jefferson, a young columnist for BET Networks looking to build a name ... More >>
Valentine's Day, the one day of the year that obligates Americans to get all sexy and romantic, is a week away. Whether you've been with your little honey pot for a few weeks or a few decades, the holiday can be a great excuse to use "more than words to show [him or her] how you feel," as the wise r ... More >>
Plan B is not actually an "abortion pill." It's an emergency contraceptive intended to be taken within three days after intercourse to prevent pregnancy. However, many Republicans aren't deterred from referring to it as a form of abortion. Mitt Romney, in fact, has referred to medicines like Plan B ... More >>
While onstage at Coachella this past April, goofball swag rapper Lil' B (AKA Brandon McCartney) announced to the world that his new album would be called I'm Gay. And everybody -- in the audience, on the internet, Based Gs in the kitchen doing the cookin' dance -- lost they shit.
In fact, the ba ... More >>
AIDS Wolf play a noise-rock variant in the grand tradition of Miami's own Harry Pussy.
That is, a blasting mix of guitar and drums that rocks as hard as it rumbles your eardrums. When you're dealing with hippies, it's free rock. And when you're dealing with art-damaged drug addicts, it's no ... More >>
In 1997, the Florida Legislature passed a law that made it a felony for a person with any STD, including HIV, to have sexual intercourse without informing their partner of their status beforehand. Problem is the only thing legally considered "sexual intercourse" in the State of Florida is your st ... More >>
Roughly a week before Florida was set to exhaust all funding for its life-saving AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), non-profit pharmacy Welvista has agreed to help the cash-strapped state by providing poor Floridians with free anti-retroviral medications.As we wrote last week, the funding snafu ... More >>
Florida's AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) runs out in two weeks. The problem is, new funding doesn't kick-in until April. That shortfall has left legislators and activists scrambling to secure extra funds to keep anti-retroviral medication flowing to the Sunshine State's 10,600 ADAP recipient ... More >>
If you're liberal you probably don't like the idea of public schools using "abstinence-only" education. If you're conservative you probably don't like the federal government wasting tax dollars on stupid things. Finally the University of Central Florida has brought us a project that everyone can ... More >>
Beloved humor columnist Dave Barry no longer writes his weekly syndicated column for the Miami Herald (much to the chagrin of the paper's circulation department, we're sure). He hasn't completely hung up his pen, but he has hung up his sperm; and he's written all about ... More >>
Pam Grier, the star of Foxy Brown and Jackie Brown, has a new memoir out. Besides a guest stint on Miami Vice, she doesn't have much of a local connection, but in Foxy: My Life in Three Acts, she chronicles a previously unheard-of medical condition that we're guessing might alarm some local ladie ... More >>
viaGive us your poor, your tired, but apparently not your HIV We don't have to familiarize any locals with the wet foot, dry foot policy, aka The Cuban Adjustment Act. Any Cuban who makes it to American soil is allowed to seek residency. Well, not any Cuban migrant. Not if that Cuban is HIV . & ... More >>
A federal jury this week convicted two doctors and two assistants of bilking Medicare for millions of dollars by setting up a bogus HIV clinic in Miami, the State Attorney's office tells Riptide, the latest conviction in a racket that's quickly become the Magic City's seamiest new claim to crooked f ... More >>
The birth control method preferred by Jonas Brothers everywhere may be the next victim of the state legislature's special orgy of budget slashing. A plan to eliminate the remaining $600,000 allocated this year to abstinence only education and abortion-alternative counseling is being advanced in ... More >>
Today is World AIDS day, and the single most important thing everyone can do personally is get tested regularly and play safe. The good news about HIV in America in 2008 is that if detected early most people can still look forward to a long, full life. The expected life span is nearing normal, and t ... More >>