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    January 17, 2014

    Could Florida's Mugshot Industry Be Coming to an End?

    In Florida, it's practically impossible to escape one's poor decision thanks to dozens of websites that exist to repost mugshots and charge offenders to take them down. The effect of this cottage industry on vulnerable offenders is well-documented, and it can cost thousands of dollars to clear one's ... More >>

  • Film

    November 15, 2012

    The Death of Cinema

    A short history of an art form's long passing.

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    July 20, 2012

    Ten Reasons Romney Is Too Wimpy an Eater To Be President

    Of course I'm not saying what a candidate eats should be the sole factor considered by voters when determining the next president of the United States. That would be crazy. Other things are important too -- like what he drinks, and economic policy and stuff.But character surely plays a role in our e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Rick Scott's Welfare Drug Testing Law Even Bigger Failure Than Previously Thought

    Gov. Rick Scott championed a controversial law that required all recipients of state welfare to submit to drug tests, claiming it saves the state money. We've known for a while now that in fact the program actually cost the state money, but supporters pointed to potential "hidden savings" of potenti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    New York Times Article says, "Electronic Dance Music is the New Rock 'N Roll"

    The New York Times ran a piece today titled, "Electronic Dance Genre Tempts Investors," as though everybody didn't already know that there is good money in booze and titties. The article cites the rise of the dance music megabashes - Electric Daisy, Hard and, of course, Ultra Music Festival - as a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Families of Seven Men Killed in Police Shootings Speak At Commission Meeting Today

    ​Willa Mae Reed cries when she remembers the last time she saw her grandson, Tarnorris Tyrell Gaye. "He said he was getting a haircut, and he kissed me goodbye," Reed tells Riptide. "I still got a lot of questions about what happened next."Gaye was shot and killed by Miami police in December -- on ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    October 7, 2010
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    May 7, 2010

    Black Kids Hit the Vagabond July 2

    ​It feels like only yesterday when Jacksonville locals Black Kids released their first single "I'm not going to teach your boyfriend how to dance with you" in April of '08. Since then, their debut album, Partie Traumatic, has reached worldwide acclaim, landing them the #5 spot of UK Album charts t ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    SXSW: Surfer Blood Play VVM Party, Get New York Times Write-Up, Love Thee Oh Sees

    Photo by Shannon CottrellGetting sleepy, J.P.?​As promised, Surfer Blood got the Village Voice's SXSW showcase started right on Saturday. VV's Camille Dodero confirms that the guys from West Palm Beach are "the nicest kids ever," and posted some nifty snaps from the other acts, including the Pains ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    January 13, 2010

    When It Comes to Netflix, Miami is a County Divided

    The New York Times' got a hold of NetFlix rental habits in major cities in America, and it's pretty fascinating. Miami is included, and the maps gives you a chance to see what your neighbors are renting. More interesting, perhaps, are the patterns that emerge. We All Love Grandpa BabiesIn all b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2009

    FFF: Fruitcake

    ​'Tis the season to mock the poor fruitcake, arguably the most disrespected comestible of all time."There is nothing dangerous about fruitcakes as long as people send them along without eating them." ~Calvin Trillin"Fruitcakes make ideal gifts because the Postal Service has been unable to find a w ... More >>

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    November 26, 2009
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    November 23, 2009

    Miami Food Culture Featured in New York Times Magazine

    Detail of a New York Times Advertisement - 1895An old lady reads the gray lady.​Sunday, New York City, the world; literally hundreds of people will read the newspaper that made newspapers famous.Good thing they have a website.Yesterday's Sunday Times Magazine, in a pre-preemptive strike on Art Bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    News Roundup

    The Miami Dolphins lost to the Atlanta Falcons 19-7, and it wasn't even that kind of loss where you could be like, "Well, at least their so-and-so looks good this year." It was just brutal. [Herald]Ferry service from Miami to Havana? It might just happen. [NYTimes]Oh, no! Someone pulled a smash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    News Roundup

    Miami Beach sea turtles are under constant threat because their nests share the beach with us humans. The worse kind of humans -- drunk ones. "Mr. Buchanan voluntarily protects the nests from what he says is the constant threat of drunken nighttime visitors who pour out of nearby nightclubs to go fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    News Roundup

    A man stole handbags from Macy's in Aventura Mall and then, during the getaway, hit and killed a woman. [Herald]Police are still searching for a woman involved in the handbag heist. Meanwhile, witnesses say the crash could have been prevented if police weren't so aggressive in their pursuit. [NBCMia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: "Junkyard Dog" by ¡Mayday!, Playing Transit Tonight

    From the moment local hip hop crew ¡Mayday! got their first DSL hookup, the self-described "sound bombers" have proven themselves to cunning manipulators of modern internet technology. Like a half-feral band of dystopian techno-guerillas, they've managed to sidestep the bombed-out remains of the po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    The Lead Launches This Thursday

    New York Times media critic David Carr had a column yesterday about the somber mood of a bon voyage party for longtime New York Observer editor Peter Kaplan and the much more frivolous atmosphere of a shindig held by a handful of new-media wunderkinds, complete with rooftop hot tubs and blaring ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009
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    May 4, 2009

    News Roundup

    LocalTwo schools in Doral were closed due to Swine Flu. [Herald]So far 5 vets from 3 affected VA hospitals have tested positive for HIV. [NYTimes] Britto is due in court for his DUI charges today. [CBS4]SportsOh,  Heat. You were eliminated. It's okay, we never expected that much out of you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    News Roundup

    Local 70 samples have been taken from patients in Florida suspected of having swine flu. Only three were sent along to Atlanta because they weren't found to be something else, and the results from those three could come back today. [CBS4] WSVN is suiting Nielsen, the ratings people, for being a mon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Kobe Club Not Cooked After All

    We just received word from Terry Zarikian, Director of Product Development for China Grill Management, that Kobe Club Miami's closing is only temporary -- the steak house will reopen at the beginning of August. Why the confusion? "The New York Times misreported the closing of Kobe Club Miami by omit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Pollsters Are Down with Gay Marriage, Florida Is Down with Old People

    Florida is behind the times when it comes to gay rights, (Remember Amendment 2? And that whole adoption thing?) But at least the rest of the country is catching on. Back in 2004, New York Times/CBS conducted a poll in which they asked people, "Do you support gay marriage?" Only 22 percent of respon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Herald Circulation Tumbles

    I think we should coin a term here on Riptide for when we blog about the miseries facing The Miami Herald. "Herald in a Barrel"? You know, how like in the great depression days people got so poor they had to wear barrels to hide their nudity? Ok, no. Heraldpocalypse? Anni-Herald-ation? Yeah, the onl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 9, 2009

    Bright Lights, Big Reading

    New short story collection from one of the 1980s bad boys of literature

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Florida Judges Turn into Debt Collectors

    As Tim Elfrink reports in this week's paper, the Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office is so overworked and underfunded it has stopped accepting new third-degree felony cases, a move that may or may not be legal. In the meantime, the office is leaning on top-dollar corporate law firms to take on some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    NY Times: Midtown in a Slump

    We've found the predicament of Midtown Miami to be quite interesting for a while now: noting its trouble both here on Riptide and in print. Now the Grey lady is weighing in on the development's slump in a piece that just went online: "The bankruptcies of Circuit City and Linen 'n Things have emptied ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    The Seattle P-I Moves Online Only, Let's Hope The Herald Doesn't Follow Quite Yet

    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is moving to an online only format. A fate that more and more are whispering could soon meet The Miami Herald. The P-I's transformation will be a bellwether as to whether or not a daily newspaper could successfully go online only. The New York Times indicates that the ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009
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    March 2, 2009

    Miami's 11-Year-Old Minister "Heals" the Sick

    South Florida's latest claim to fame hasn't even gone through puberty yet. But he has "healed" the crippled, studied university-level theology, and preached to a packed Broward church. In case you missed the story, buried in yesterday's New York Times: Meet 11-year-old ordained minister Terry Dur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    NY Times Takes Web Tip From Herald

    In their never ending quest to figure out the Internet, newspapers (us included!) are trying lots of new things. Well "new" to them anyway. The New York Times has a prototype for an "Article Skimmer" up. Headlines and ledes are placed in a grid, and using java technology readers skim between differe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Bloggers Angry About Crispin's Latest Burger King Stunt

    It seems like local advertising wunderfirm Crispin Porter Bogusky's latest shtick is to create campaigns that rile people up to the point they can't help but emotionally type overwrought, 1,000-word blog entries about them. How else to explain the captivating and confusing Microsoft ads staring Bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    The South Florida Newspaper Apocalypse is Imminent

    Bob Norman, over at our sister paper the BPB New Times, has been chronicling the misfortunes of our local daily papers for quite some time now, and the shit hit the fan this weekend. It is 2013 for the black and white and red all overs. To Recap:  The New York Times reported late Friday that Mc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    News Roundup

    Truth time: setting straight all the lies and misleading logic used in last night's debate. [Washington Times] Wachovia is selling itself to Wells Fargo. It seems like I don't need to make that bank run after all. [NY Times] There are all these nasty, nasty rumors (on the Internets? Yes, on the Inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    Attn. All Local "Thugs": MTV Wants To Turn You Into A Dandy

    via NY Times MTV Reality show From G's To Gents is thank the stars coming back for a second season. Created by Acadamy Award winner turned full time crotch cupper Jamie Foxx and hosted by Diddy's former umbrella caddy, Fonzworth Bentley, the show aims to turn gangstas into 19th Centuary British dan ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008

    Senator Mel Martinez Appears on The Daily Show, Says He Supports McCain (Shocker)

    It seems everyone makes an appearance on Comedy Central's The Daily Show, which The New York Times says is more influential than ever, in order to score some cool points with the Gen X and Y set. John Stewart sits down with Florida Senator Mel Martinez and mild mannerly asks him about communist Cub ... More >>

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    August 17, 2008

    NY Times: South Floridians dangerously apathetic about coming hurricane

    The New York Times says you're pretty much cool with this happening to you. 'Canes a-comin'. But you wouldn't know it from the unconcerned attitude of South Floridians. So sayeth the New York Times, who filed this report on our collective hurricane apathy, which has us getting our hair did even as ... More >>

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