Of all the competitors at Panther Coffee on a recent Friday night, Jed Baxter slurps the loudest. It's a sharp noise, like a vacuum sucking up a spilled drink. The rules of the game are simple. Before him sit 12 cups of coffee, arranged in sets of three. In each group, two brews are the same; one is ... More >>
Art enhances any neighborhood, no doubt about it. And it ain't bad for the appetite either. In keeping with the concept of area enhancement, Buena Vista Deli (BVD) owner Cory Finot has helped to craft a unique corner of artistic development outside the popular French bakery.
During Art Basel, artis ... More >>
Sandwiched between Joey's Italian Cafe and Wynwood Kitchen and Bar is a portal into the evolution of street art. What was once scribbles illegally spray-painted on the sides of buildings, trash bins, and newspaper racks is now fine, museum-quality art displayed proudly on the Wynwood Walls.
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Greg SchneiderLeft to right: Aran Tantana (Thai Toni); Norman Van Aken; Johnny Circharo (Johnny's); Louis Leichter (Lucky's)"The Beach is a trendy place," says Lee Brian Schrager. "Who knows what will be in vogue next year or even next month?""It's like Cannes and Nice in the Forties," adds Tony ... More >>
Mia NunezChef Marco Ferraro goes from Wish to Wynwood."Certain to be one of the coolest and most visually striking new restaurants in the nation..." Good thing Tony Goldman and daughter/partner Jessica Goldman Srebnick aren't placing our expectations too high. Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, at 2550 N.W. ... More >>
via The Miami StoryBoth New York's SoHo and Miami Beach's South Beach were once forgotten urban districts: SoHo full of warehouses and factories, SoBe home to poverty, the elderly, and all sorts of vice. Then came the cool people and creative class, shortly followed by the developers and eventual ... More >>
Back on March 16, Riptide broke the news that South Beach-based author Gerald Posner's latest book, Miami Babylon, had stolen eight passages from Frank Owen's 2003 work Clubland.
photo by Bill Cooke
New Times and a doctoral student have found more than a dozen new instances of plagi ... More >>
Here's our video from the week of Art Basel Miami 2009. It features footage from the streets of Wynwood, Notorious Nastie, Primary Flight , Art Miami, Art Loves Music, Pulse Art Fair, Fountain Art Fair, Tony Goldman's Wynwood Walls, Shepard Fairey, Jim Darling, Dave Tree, Aoki, FOCI Art Fair, OH W ... More >>
Art Basel Miami Beach 2009 is all about music and street art. The "Primary Flight" exhibit is fucking it up all over Wynwood, and so is Tony Goldman's public art project. Galleries on the Beach and in the city of Miami are taking the form seriously, and independent artists from Dade County and arou ... More >>
Illustration by Alex Izaguirre In this week's print edition of Riptide, I wrote that none of the candidates in the Miami mayoral race will crack the $1 million benchmarks set by Manny Diaz in 2001 and 2005. Nevertheless, City Commissioners Tomas Regalado and Joe Sanchez are shoring up support with s ... More >>