You might think Independence Day is the only summer holiday, but you would be so, so wrong. The first Friday in June (which happens to be today) is a sweet and hole-y summer holiday -- National Doughnut Day. Sure, there may be no barbecues, burgers, and hot dogs to look forward to or any swinging p ... More >>
It's Sunday night, and the graffiti-stamped walls of the Butcher Shop, a Wynwood restaurant/beer garden, are vibrating with the sound of what must be the work of Skrillex and Marilyn Manson's love child. Things could be softened by two beers, one beer, anything. But the busboy can't find the waitres ... More >>
Four years ago someone handed a Salvation Army bell ringer a gold nugget worth up to $4,000. The next year a gold and diamond ring popped up in one of the buckets. Last year ten $100 bills were found with Bible passages affixed. This year another gold and diamond ring worth about $3,500 was found in ... More >>
HIV-positive residents at a Salvation Army shelter in Liberty City claim they are being forced back onto the streets this weekend because of bigotry and budget cuts. Two people living in the charity's command center on 38th Street say they have been told to move out by Monday, insulted by staff, and ... More >>
Ronald Poppo is currently in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital after having large portions of his face chewed off by Rudy Eugene on Saturday near the MacArthur Causeway. However, it's not Poppo's first trip to Jackson Memorial Hospital after receiving near-fatal injuries in downtown Mi ... More >>
Black Friday deals this year will be even better than usual. According to Bloomberg, if customers bought everything on the Toys "R" Us circular this year, they would save $12,500, up from $11,000 last year. Stores are opening earlier, giving you and the other ravenous holiday deal shoppers even more ... More >>
FacebookRiptide's Polish football correspondent, Jacek UrbanczykWho says an alt-weekly's blog can't have a foreign correspondent? Meet Jacek Urbanczyk, self-described "football journalist from Poland" and Riptide's stringer for the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl in Detroit, between the University of ... More >>
No thanks, Dubya.Thanksgiving: a glutton's favorite holiday and a vegetarian's worst nightmare. Love it or hate it, we're a week away from miserable flight delays, Salvation Army Santas, and arguing about politics with distant family relatives at the dinner table; we love the Holidays. And this y ... More >>
There is something shockingly different about Wynwood's newest art emporium. The works lining the gritty space's windows, walls, and aisles fly out the door in a single day. And on Wednesdays, you can snag an original painting or limited-edition framed print for half-off or a hefty discount. The ... More >>
Although many expected the economic downturn to topple Wynwood galleries like so many dominoes this season, few would have predicted that one of the area's flagship spaces, and one of only two Miami galleries to gain entrée to Art Basel's inner echelons over the past several years, would depart ... More >>
Afrobeta opened the night's festivities.Respectable Street's 22nd AnniversaryClematis Street, West Palm BeachSaturday, August 22, 2009Better Than: The 21 previous Respectable Street anniversary parties (probably)The Review: It's been 22 years since Rodney Mayo bought an old Salvation Army s ... More >>
José el Rey is a singer, dancer and jumper. What he feels and what he thinks is completely the truth to him. And his mom. His truths were developed while basking in the Miami sun while listening to "Diamond Girl" and Gucci Crew tapes.¡Ta mala la cosa! All day, every day, that's what my ears hear. ... More >>
If you could enjoy sensual pleasure with Hillary Clinton, would you? Really?
Its the most wonderful time of the year
This week's Pic of the Week is of Miamian Gary Rhaney and his bicycle, which he put together himself using a kiddy wheel in front and a regular sized, but tireless, rim in the back. He calls the contraption "my security system - you got a tire, they'll steal your wheel; you ride on the rim, won't no ... More >>
Did a career criminal foil a potentially catastrophic attack on Miami? Or was I just duped?
The Girl from Ipanema takes a walk down Miami Beach
Elegant and self-assured, Mariza immerses herself in the joys of fado
How to be homeless on Miami Beach
There is a limit to how many culinary charities you can donate your way through
Says fashionista Leon Hall: Miami, get yourself some style!
Here's a surprise. We're a hot spot for celebrity chefs and charitable diners
What was Brian Warner like before he became a parent's worst nightmare? Ambitious, petty, shrewd, desperate and prone to puking.
He's a genius, a trickster, and a rogue. Preston Henn is also owner of one of the world's biggest flea markets.
Mauricio Pavez came from Chile to Florida as a tourist. One mugging and eight months later, he refuses to leave.
Captured on South Beach, Satan later escaped. His demons and the horrible Bloody Mary are now killing people. God has fled. Avenging angels hide out in the Everglades. And other tales from children in Dade's homeless shelters.
After less than three years, WIOD-AM and Miami have had their Phil
Even through her own struggle with the disease, Rhaynetta Cheatham has worked tirelessly to bring AIDS awareness where it's most needed: Miami's black community
An allegedly hotheaded cop sparks resentment in an Overtown neighborhood
The Salvation Army spent millions in South Dade after Andrew, but residents wouldn't pony up for them to stay
Dade's Architectural history tumbles toward extinction
Men are still beating women, and rock music is still trying to change the world
Marion's Gift and Thrift gets the heave-ho, and the gentrification of South Beach steamrolls on
Scientists reveal rare and aggressive species! Hide (or seek) those old records before it's too late!