Miami New Times has won a 2014 James Aronson Award for a story about a local man who has spent more than $85 million funding settlements in Israel. "Miami Beach Man's Millions Thwart Middle East Peace" was published this past March 28 and written by then-staff writer Terrence McCoy, who recently dep ... More >>
Miami is looking ever more likely to be the gravitational center of the GOP battle for 2016's Presidential race. Locally grown Sen. Marco Rubio has already promised to make a call within the next year about whether to toss his hat into the wide-open Republican field and now the man that may well be ... More >>
The Secret Service is once again in some not-so-secret shit. Two years after the agency was humiliated when 11 members were sent home from Colombia after using local prostitutes, three more agents were removed from duty in The Netherlands this week when a 34-year-old officer was discovered unconscio ... More >>
The third wealthiest man in the world is now a major stakeholder in Miami's local media market. Mega-investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway holding company has agreed to buy Miami's ABC affiliate, WPLG, in a stock-swap deal that's valued at $1.1 billion.
Miami was pretty much ground zero for the housing bubble bust, but things have begun to look up, at least according to some numbers. Home prices in the area are up 11 percent since last year, but the Washington Post warns that any semblance of a recovery might be the result of Wall Street strat ... More >>
Marco Rubio may be delivering the Republican response to Barack Obama's State of the Union speech tonight, but he won't be the only local face you'll see on TV. Desiline Victor, age 102, has been chosen to sit with First Lady Michelle Obama during the proceedings.
Shortly after beating a woman (you know, Rihanna) and pleading guilty to felony assault charges in 2009, the Superior Court of California slapped Chris Brown on the wrist with a remarkably lenient punishment. In short, the ill-tempered pop star received five years probation and was ordered to serv ... More >>
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 >>
About a month ago, New York City's W.i.P. Lounge at Greenhouse nighclub was one of SoHo's hottest spots. But then Drake and Chris Brown allegedly fought at the afterhours joint on June 14, prompting an unwanted police investigation by the State Liquor Authority that resulted in 14 code violations an ... More >>
The name Carl Bernstein is drilled into the heads of journalism students in J-schools across the country. He's the Pulitzer Prize winner who uncovered the Watergate scandal with Bob Woodward at The Washington Post. He is a journalism deity. He is also a man. Named Carl. Somehow, however, on Sunday T ... More >>
Damn white people, really?Two new polls conducted by Reuters and The Washington Post show stark divides by race and ethnicity when it comes to perceptions about the death of Miami Gardens teen Trayvon Martin. A majority of minorities feels that Martin's homicide was unjustifiable, while only about a ... More >>
The popularity of the U.S. Congress is at an all-time low. A recent CBS News/New York Times poll shows that just 9 percent of Americans approve of the federal legislative body. How bad is that? Well, just about the only thing Americans hate more than Congress is Fidel Castro.
American politics is a fickle bitch. One day you're Marco Rubio, Tea Party pretty boy and front-runner for the Republican vice presidential nomination. The next day, you're just an asshole who distorted his family history to play on the sympathy of constituents, including fellow Cuban-Americ ... More >>
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 >>
University of Florida"I don't know who the fuck Anne Frank is."Well, no, he didn't... we think. But the Miami Dolphins linebacker did somehow confuse the diary-writing Holocaust victim with deaf and blind author Helen Keller, which is a front-runner for this month's Most Ignorant Comment By an Athle ... More >>
Photo by C. StilesOver the weekend, the Association of Food Journalists held its annual conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where the wiiners of the annual awards competition were announced. Miami New Times was a finalist in three categories. And the winners are:Our feature, "Pork Pirates," a loo ... More >>
Photo by AFP/GETTYThis could possibly be the weirdest sex scandal ever released. As you may have heard, according to the Washington Post, a police report has just been found which lists Al Gore (yes, that Al Gore) as the suspect in a complaint reporting unwanted sexual contact.Apparently, the for ... More >>
Photo by C. StilesThese pigs unfortunately couldn't Babe their way out of their fate.The finalists for the Association of Food Journalists Awards were revealed yesterday, and the Miami New Times was nominated for three awards, more than any other alternative weekly in the country.Staff writer Gus ... More >>
The 2010 Pulitzers were announced earlier this afternoon. Shockingly, New Times was not recognized for excellence in Kim Kardashian poop jokes. Maybe next year, kids. The Miami Herald also went without any hardware this year after nabbing a breaking news photography win last year. ... More >>
Myriam MarquezWhen The Miami Herald was the only American paper to run a world-wide op-ed about Climate Change by London newspaper The Guardian we thought either they must be the only daily in this country with balls on that particular issue, or because they've fired so much of their staff they j ... More >>
Jacob KatelChef Bernie Matz, Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan, and Julio Maza at the Café at Books & Books' fifth anniversary party. Hippies, peaceniks, and pothead philosophy majors, rejoice! It's OK to kill and eat plants. They won't scream, they don't cry, and "they don't have a so ... More >>
Rep. Kendrick Meek has joined a small group of house Democrats asking that any health-care reforms not lead to federal funding of abortion, according to the Washington Post. The possibility of taxpayer money being used to pay for abortions is becoming a hot-button issue in the health-care reform ... More >>
Forget Brüno. Forget Moon. Forget Public Enemies. Forget Harry Potter, Ice Age, Away We Go, Transformers, The Hangover, etc.The movie you need to see this weekend is Rahim Bahrani's Goodbye Solo.Don't believe me? Go to Metacritic and keep scrolling until you find a rating under 100. (It will t ... More >>
The string of headlines involving several local busts of fraudulent HIV/AIDS treatment facilities milking medicare for money was no coincidence. Two years ago the justice department begin specifically targeting medicare fraud in the city. After success in Miami and then Los Angeles, today Attorney G ... More >>
You've probably already heard about Outrage, the new documentary that aims to out closeted politicians who hypocritically vote for anti-gay legislation. Since you live in Florida, you've probably also heard that the film prominently features our own tanned gubernatorial whiz-kid and maybe gay guy Ch ... More >>
LocalYet another publication takes a crack at understanding the reaction to President Obama's changes in Cuba policy amongst Cuban Americans in Miami. This time it's the Washington Post, and they find, quite poetically, that the hard lines have softened. I think honestly though, the pieces on the ma ... More >>
via 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 ... More >>
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The Washington Post is the only media outlet claiming Manny Diaz is "in the mix," as some tend to say, to run for Senate, and earlier this week, the paper sat down with Diaz for a video. That subject wasn't addressed; the interview was mainly about "leadership." It doesn't show anything all that ... More >>
The Washington Post company, which owns channel 10, will not be buying channel 6 as previously planned. It will remain an NBC O&O. [Just News]Florida isn't as competitive in luring movie shots as other states, anymore. [SunSent]A lady decided to track down some hoodlums that snatched her purse b ... More >>
Here is Calle Ocho's favorite protest group Code Pink throwing shoes at a guy in a Bush mask outside of the White House, because these very mature actions will end the Iraq War tomorrow. The Washington Post has decided to be a very wry version of The Daily Show, and documented the whole thing while ... More >>
Reporter details South American strife
North Florida gators are losing their manhood to pesticides and other toxic chemicals -- and that's no phallusy