With mindless drivers who must've bribed the DMV to get a Class E license, con artists who make a living by stealing children's Social Security numbers, and comedians who run for public office, Miami is far, far, far from utopia. But the music's pretty good. And in many ways, the Magic City is even ... More >>
The death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists rages on.
The problem with drug dealers is there's really no recourse to take if you don't find their business practices up to par. You can't lodge a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. You can't call up their supervisor. And you sure as hell can't call the police to complain.Katrina Tisdale didn't see ... More >>
Marco Rubio -- the Tea Party's wunderkind, GOP's great not-too-white hope, and water's most awkward chugger -- had his moment in the national spotlight last night, delivering a rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union speech in both English and Spanish. The reviews are in, ranging from the D ... More >>
In Barack Obama's televised press conference today as he prepares for yet another fight with Republicans over raising the debt limit, the president took aim directly at Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Though, he managed to slam the Tea Party hero without directly mentioning Rubio by name.
Here at Riptide we do plenty of joking about mugshots and celebrating the sheer insanity that is life in the Sunshine State. But Miami New Times' staff writers also spend months investigating the kinds of stories that daily newspapers just don't have the time or resources to focus on any more.In 201 ... More >>
For more than a year, Mitt Romney has jetted across the country, calling Barack Obama an utter failure. The president has done his fair share of name-calling too, but it wasn't until two weeks ago that he had a chance to stand up to his challenger in person. Instead of taking it to 'em, however, Oba ... More >>
Florida uses the federal government like a sugar daddy. The Sunshine State leads the other 49 in both the total amount of money and the money-per-capita it received from the feds in 2011. That doesn't even include that high-speed train we didn't get.According to a CNBC analysis, Florida received $57 ... More >>
Also read "New Times Frees Boxer Yathomas Riley, Jailed Two Years Without A Trial" For two years, boxer Yathomas Riley sat in Miami jail cells awaiting trial on an attempted murder charge. Prosecutors said he'd shot his ex-girlfriend Koketia King in a jealous rage in 2010, derailing his promisi ... More >>
Is that the sound of a 68-year-old screaming to the tune of the CSI: Miami theme song? Well, yeah. And you know what that means ... Legendary rock 'n' roll band The Who has just announced another arena road trip -- The Quadrophenia and Classics tour -- a two-leg, 36-show jag across North America, w ... More >>
Two months ago we wrote about the bizarre case of Yathomas Riley, an undefeated heavyweight boxer from Florida City accused of trying to kill his girlfriend in 2010. Prosecutors claim that Riley shot Koketia King in a jealous rage. But the boxer and his family argue that King tried to kill herself a ... More >>
Retiring. In a weakened economy, the thought of calling it quits at the age of 55 is a pipe dream. The grim reality for many is they'll work till the day they die, much like the 80-year-old who settles for a part-time gig at Publix to supplement a $300 Social Security check. For rock stars, h ... More >>
Rivera's taxpayer funded flierOne of the perks in Congress is the right of "franking" -- no, it has nothing to do with Barney Frank, tequila shots and a dark alley. It's the ancient right to send constituents heaps of unwanted glossy fliers plastered with your grinning face at taxpayer expense. F ... More >>
via WTSP The Lambert-JolleysAs Florida residents, Rachel and Charlotte Lambert-Jolley knew that their marriage in Connecticut, where same sex weddings are legal, wouldn't be recognized in their own home state. They at least hoped, however, that it would help expedite the process of legally changi ... More >>
So, Marco Rubio is going around calling America "weakened." He blames it on Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. Well, MSNBC host Ed Schultz takes exception to the claim, and ripped Rubio in a 16-minute segment aired last Friday."Rubio is stupid, he doesn't even know he's offensive," says Schu ... More >>
A hot, sloppy mess. And Nicki Minaj.The Riptide national politics desk has been working around the clock to bring you this shocking revelation: Some Democrats suspect the Republican Party is crazy."I think Mitch McConnell, frankly, has lost his mind," said Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Miss ... More >>
Elisha L. Dawkins, the veteran of the U.S. Army and Navy who was jailed on a seemingly minor passport fraud charge only to discover he was not actually a US citizen, has rejected a deal that would see the charges dropped. Now, Dawkins' case will go to trial, and he could see up to ten years in jail ... More >>
Winner of Senior Idol, Josephine Dolce.Lenny, an old guy with sparkling bling who calls himself "The Granddaddy Rapper," presented a flawless a cappella rendition of Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back," riding onstage atop a Rascal electric wheelchair. Marlene Jenkins only started singing six ye ... More >>
They were local bodybuilders with a penchant for steroids, strippers, and quick cash. And they became expert in the use of a peculiar motivational tool: Torture.