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    August 25, 2014

    Is Burger King Moving to Canada?

    Burger King, the Miami-based fast food behemoth, is strongly considering purchasing the Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons in a deal that would essentially merge the two food service companies. The deal is sometimes called a corporate inversion, which is "used by companies that receive a significan ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Who Does Miami Want to Win the World Cup? Let's Find Out

    The World Cup is only three days away, yet the buzz in America hasn't been about our boys beating Nigeria in our final warmup match over the weekend. Instead, everyone keeps talking about how American soccer fans are full of shit. The New York Times says we're a bunch of hipsters. The Wall Street Jo ... More >>

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    March 31, 2014

    Miami Marlins Have an Embarrassingly Small Geographical Fan Footprint

    Some MLB team's fan bases cover entire states if not large regions of the country. Most are at least the most popular team in every county in their home metro-area. Of course, the Marlins are not like most MLB teams. The Fish have one of the smallest geographical fan footprints according to a new ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    South Florida "Rock Doc" Arrested for Medicare Fraud

    It's been a while since Christopher Wayne's seen the spotlight. In 2010, the Wall Street Journal profiled the Ft. Lauderdale osteopath who's prone to wearing CBGB shirts and spiking his bleach blonde hair. The write-up noted that he hangs with Paris Hilton and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, not to mentio ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    Here's Your Reminder the Miami Dolphins Are Still Oddly Really Popular in England

    The Miami Dolphins were the first NFL team to ever lose a regular season in London. They kicked off the league's experiment of playing in Wembley Stadium back in 2007 with a 13-10 loss to the New York Giants. Well, this past Sunday when the Vikings and Steelers played in Wembley, the Wall Street J ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Miami Developers Find New, Exciting Ways to Exploit Art for Profit

    A cynic looking at Miami's art boom over the past decade could make a strong argument that the art scene has been used as little more than a pawn by developers with the ultimate goal of selling more real estate. (See: the gentrification of Wynwood as the most obvious example.) Well, today comes new ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" Is About Rape and Seven Other Songs You Misunderstood

    Robin Thicke is making a ton of money off his collaboration with Pharrell and T.I. titled "Blurred Lines," but have you ever bothered to consider what that song is about? Well, the more we think about it, the more we think he's talking about date rape. "Just let me liberate you," Thicke coos, as if ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    Zaha Hadid Designs a Skyscraper with an Exoskeleton for Downtown Miami

    The next iconic skyscraper that might sprout up in downtown Miami will take its architectural cues from a bug. Plans for the proposed One Thousand Museum building, designed by star architect Zaha Hadid, have emerged and the towering residential building sports an exoskeleton.

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    February 14, 2013
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    November 6, 2012

    Election Day Gun Sale At Johnson Firearms in Wynwood

    For most people, putting out signs on Election Day means touting the politician of their choice. At Johnson Firearms in Wynwood, however, it means selling guns. But that's not to say there's nothing political about it."Ever since the second debate, when [Obama] mentioned the assault rifle ban, peopl ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012
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    May 2, 2012

    13 Charged in FAMU Hazing Death of Robert Champion

    Thirteen people will be charged in connection to the death of Florida A&M University band member Robert Champion. Eleven of the 13 suspects will be charged with felony hazing, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of six years behind bars. The other two will face misdemeanor hazing.

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    April 11, 2012

    Neo-Nazis Send Photos of Two Unarmed Members in Sanford, Insist They Really Do Exist

    Attacked from across the political spectrum for exaggerating their "armed patrols" in Sanford, neo-Nazis have fired back -- with pictures of two people holding a Nazi flag in the central Florida town.No guns. Virtually no proof to back up their claims there are "ten to 20 people" in the area. "We're ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Design District Taking On Bal Harbour in Battle of the High-End Boutiques

    ​For years the Bal Harbour Shops have not only reigned as the premier point for designer shopping in Florida, but as one of chicest in the world. But now a new challenger is about to emerge in Miami-Dade. Developer Craig Robins is quickly making his dreams of turning the Design District into a sor ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Hostess Declares Bankruptcy! A Sweet Ending?

    Hostess/FacebookThere may soon come a day when we say, "remember the Twinkie?"​The bad economy has been hard on everyone, and apparently depressed people without jobs no longer eat to dispel their feelings. Hostess, which just emerged from bankruptcy in September of last year, is at it again with ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Pulitzer-Winning Newspaper Publicly Congratulates Sex Tape Star on Engagement

    ​Today, The Miami Herald, a newspaper that has won 20 Pulitzer Prizes in its history for covering things such as voter fraud, the Haiti earthquake and U.S. Iran-Contra affair, took to its Twitter to publicly congratulate Kim Kardashian, a basic cable reality television star who rocketed to fame af ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Is a Second Downtown Miami Condo Boom on the Horizon?

    ​Those half-empty condo buildings that once haunted downtown Miami are slowly filling up, thanks in large part to foreign buyers taking advantage of the low prices and weak dollar. Though, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who thinks that what the area needs right now are tons more condo buildi ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    Florida Nudist Resorts Determined to Attract More Young Naked People

    via [NSFW]​Have you ever been to a nudist resort? Those hoping to be amongst unclothed young things might be a little overwhelmed by the sight of wrinkled flesh. Apparently, America's nudist community is alarmed that its membership is graying and is now desperately trying to attract you ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Is Glow-in-the-Dark Pork a Sign of the Apocalypse?

    via chinaSMACK​​There have been a lot of signs of the Apocalypse lately. Earthquake in Haiti, Tsunami in Japan, the Donald runs for prez. But this week's hint at impending global doom comes courtesy of Changsha, China, where several people bought a bunch of pork, left it in their kitchens, and w ... More >>

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    April 11, 2011

    The Royal Palm, Miami Beach's First Black-Owned Hotel, to Become Yet Another Fancy Chain Hotel

    ​The Royal Palm hotel was the first black-owned hotel in all of Miami Beach, and as our Francisco Alvarado once put it, "was supposed to be a beacon of atonement for Miami-Dade County's racist past." After it re-opened on 16th and Collins in 2002, a string of bad business calculations and bitter d ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    LeBron James to Become Minority Owner of Liverpool FC

    Apparently James will never walk alone again. ​LeBron James is set to go global by buying a piece of one of the most storied soccer teams in the world. According to The Wall Street Journal, James is set to enter a deal with Fenway Sports Group that would give him a minority stake in the Liverpool ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011
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    March 15, 2011

    Luther Campbell Calls For Special Election

    Michael McElroy​Mayoral candidate and Miami New Times columnist Luther Campbell wants to get it on. At the ballot box. Not the champagne room. Now that voters have shown Carlos Alvarez the exit door, the onetime raunchiest man in hip-hop is calling on the County Commission to set a date for anothe ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    More Than Half of America's Pets are Fat

    ​America's ever expanding weight problem: not just for humans anymore!According to The Wall Street Journal, more than 50 percent of America's pet cats and dogs are now considered overweight, with about one fifth considered obese. You guys, despite what the comic page says, you are NOT actually sup ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Nudes, Scuba Divers and Skateboarders: Food Art at Basel

    ​Art Basel, which ended over the weekend earned top dollar and, we hope, signaled a turnaround in both the local and national economies. Hell even the Wall Street Journal seems to think so. The special Saturday art walk was jammed, but my favorites were the fairs at Red Dot and Art Miami, the latt ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Immokalee Workers Win $$ for Farm Laborers

    ​The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Pacific Tomato Growers, one of the biggest U.S. tomato firms, has agreed to pass on a penny per pound surcharge to workers.McDonald's and others had offered to pay the charge after federal authorities compared the lot of Central American workers in tomato ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Report: Kendrick Meek May Drop Out of Senate Race

    Democrat Kendrick Meek may drop out of the senate race giving a independent Charlie Crist an big boost in his chances of defeating conservative Republican Marco Rubio, according to an explosive new report from The Wall Street Journal. Whoa, but is the candidate who just yesterday refused to share an ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Gerald Posner's New Gig: Representing Mahmood Karzai, Afghan President's Embattled Brother

    Photo by Bill CookeGerald Posner, international man of mystery.Mahmood Karzai, meet Gerald Posner.​You're a multimillionaire Afghan "entrepreneur" who happens to be the brother of fabulously corrupt President Hamid Karzai, and you've just been accused by the Wall Street Journal of airlifting billi ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Gail Posner Left a $3 Million Trust Fund and Mansion to Her Dogs and Her Son is Pissed

    Gail Posner and Conchita​Gail Posner was a member of one of Miami Beach's richest and most notorious families, but she died quietly in March without so much as an obit in the Herald and with most of her family refusing to comment. Now a legal battle is brewing surrounding her will that has led the ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Charlie Crist's Run as an Independent Could Begin By Vetoing SB6

    ​The deadline to officially register to run for Senate is coming up, and speculation that Gov. Charlie Crist could shift out of the difficult Republican primary against Marco Rubio and run as an independent has reached a fever pitch. Today, the Wall Street Journal reports that Crist is being advis ... More >>

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    March 2, 2010

    Augusto Pinochet Painted as True Hero of Chilean Earthquake by Wall Street Journal

    ​As far as Latin American dictators go, Augusto Pinochet doesn't get nearly enough hate in these parts. I mean, this is what Miami does: hate Latin American dictators. Philly has cheese steaks, Orlando has theme parks, Miami has its undying hate for Latin American dictators.Oh, that's right! Pinoc ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    Whoops: Shore Club Behind on Its Mortgage

    via tfdavis's Flickr​If you're behind on your bills you might not be able to shell out for a night at the swanky Shore Club. Though it seems the posh outpost is having trouble keeping up on its own mortgage. Philip and Michael Pilevsky, the owners of the South Beach hotel that's home to NoBu, ... More >>

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    September 4, 2009

    WSJ: Fontainebleau on the Verge of Defaulting On Huge Loan

    It's been a tough summer for Miami Beach's most iconic hotel. via Wikimedia Commons ​The global Arma-recession has grounded flocks of would-be vacationers at home in Hamburg and Milwaukee and Bogota. A massive storm collapsed the roof at LIV. And Ben Novack Jr., heir ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 16, 2009

    Jeb Bush Loves Sweden's "Voucherized" Education System

    Former Gov. Jeb Bush sat down with the Wall Street Journal for a lil chitchat, and after getting it out of the way that he would never, ever want to be honored on President's Day, he starts getting hyper-excited about the Swedish education system. "The idea that somehow Sweden would be the land of i ... More >>

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    September 22, 2008

    News Roundup

    Sarah Palin came to Florida yesterday for the biggest rally in Florida this election season. The Herald spoke to someone who said, "She makes me feel there's nothing we can't do." Really? Because she's made it clear there's a lot of things she thinks people can't do. Like have access to abortion aft ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008

    Miami Wig Website Is The Luckiest Lil' Media Whore This Week

    via US News "Flip your bangs as easily as Sarah Palin flips her position on the Bridge to Nowhere” Hot Pants Cosmetics isn't the only Miami-based beauty company trying to capitalize on Palinpalooza. released a little press release touting some totally authentic, and not made up at all ... More >>

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