A short history of an art form's long passing.
The Miami Marlins first season in their taxpayer-funded Little Havana palacio has been nothing short of a catastrophe; the team was out of contention by August and so boring and terrible that the Franchise -- the Showtime series chronicling the club's season -- ended early after star Hanley Ramirez ... More >>
The Sun-Sentinel is erecting a pay wall on April 9, so expect a mass exodus of readers who don't want to pony up five bucks a month for mostly routine local news.The once proud Fort Lauderdale-based daily is following the lead of other Tribune Co. owned newspapers like the Los Angeles Times, which i ... More >>
Bye, bye, Brandon Marshall? FoxSports.com's NFL Insider has Tweeted that the Dolphin's Brandon Marshall just got traded to the Chicago Bears in exchange for a pretty paltry two third round pics. Well, this is pretty huge. Especially considering Peyton Manning was said to be wary of working with M ... More >>
Luther Campbell, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke crowns ESPN talking head Skip Bayless the king of race baiting.I've got to hand it to Skip Bayless for articulating so we ... More >>
Could Dwyane Wade be taking his talents to the Middle Kingdom? Reports suggest that MV3 has been offered an appealing $2 million-a-month salary to play for a Chinese team during the NBA lockout. It doesn't appear Wade is ready to take the offer, which should make Heat fans sigh in relief, conside ... More >>
Richard Hales Sakaya Kitchen's Bulgogi Burger gets ready for a close-up.America's Best Bites, the new Tribune Broadcasting food and travel show, has been caught filming segments of their show all around Miami. The crew has been around town filming at Michael's Genuine Food and Drink, The ... More >>
Keith AllisonBosh detoxing.Somebody asked Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh in Dallas if he was getting any home cooked meals, and this was his answer, "I was like, 'Absolutely not.' I want to eat all garbage, junk food and room service just to get that road feel."The Chicago Tribune, surely trying t ... More >>
The Heat racked up their fourth loss in a row last night, a sorry streak made all the more troubling that they came against other likely playoff bound teams. You'd think the shame factor from the losses alone would be enough, but, oh no, here comes Erik Spoelstra, a goofy-faced 12-year-old Muppet ... More >>
Sylvia PlachyJournalist, author, and historian Mark Kurlansky's most well-known books are the international best-sellers Salt, Cod (which won a James Beard award), 1968, The Food of a Younger Land, and A Basque History of the World. His latest book, Edible Stories, is his third work of fiction.&n ... More >>
Mourn the Morning ShowOnce hailed by executives of the Tribune Co. as a television revolution and a way to turn around the fortunes of the troubled national media company, WSFL's South Florida Today morning show aired its last episode today. In under 16 months on air the show went through multipl ... More >>
You know Lisa Hayward? Of course not. She plays the Ann Curry part of newsreader on WSFL-TV's fledgling, often-re-tooled morning show, which hardly anyone watches. Well, she crashed her car into a tree Wednesday night and was arrested with a blood alcohol level two times the legal limit.
With one of the most talent-loaded free-agency classes in NBA history, the upcoming off-season is like war. Now, Dwyane Wade says he, the Cavs' LeBron James, and the Hawks' Joe Johnson will convene a sort of basketball Yalta Conference to discuss postseason reorganization."[Free agency] has been ... More >>
Most Senate primary debates are lucky to get aired on local channels, but the race for the GOP nomination for Florida's Senate seat is so hot it might end up broadcast nationally on Fox News.According to the Chicago Tribune's Swamp Politics, Marco Rubio has already agreed to the arrangement. Gov. ... More >>
At Northwestern University, there's a remarkable student-led initiative called the Innocence Project. Since 1991, the J-school program has helped free 11 wrongfully convicted men with good old-fashioned shoe-leather reporting on the flawed cases. via Illinois Dept. of Corrections Anthony Mc ... More >>
He has long been a stereotypical Miami character: The elderly exile who never loses hope of going home, who views life as a never-ending quest to topple "El Tirano."via Miami Book FairThen there's his counterpart: The compañero on the island who refuses to give up the revolutionary dream despit ... More >>
Courtesy of SoBe Wine & FoodDon't invite this man to your commune.The Chicago Tribune website last week printed a list of the ten worst dining trends of the past decade, as decided by various movers and shakers in the American food world. Miami's own Michael Schwartz weighed in, his pet peeve ... More >>
It turns out that pathetic guy was a wife beater.
via Florida Department of Corrections Tojeiro was released from prison in September 2002 after he served time for beating and stealing from his exes.News reports last week shot around the world -- from the Chicago Tribune to MSNBC to El Mercurio of Santiago, Chile. A spurned boyfriend had plo ... More >>
via Wiki CommonsThe great magazine die-off claimed another victim yesterday: Vibe, one of the largest mags covering hip-hop and R&B. But Quincy Jones, who founded the magazine in 1993, is looking to step back in and make the periodical a fully online venture. In his reasoning, he dissed some of ... More >>
via Playboy U's flickrVontae was just chillin' in South Florida, y'allHow many Vontaes are there in the world? How many of those have the last name Davis? Well, if there happens to be more than one, Miami Dolphins first-round draft pick Vontae Davis wants you to know he wasn't the Vontae Davis who w ... More >>
Maybe we're just heading for disappointment if we get caught up in the fact that the Dolphins could win their division, but it feels so good. [USA Today]Unscientific Odds of survival for The Miami Herald: "2-1. If you do not consider a two-page weekly digest of Dave Barry and Carl Hiaasen columns to ... More >>
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 >>
The current staff of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave is still pretending like they're running the country and doing little pretend press briefings, even though the press could give a shit about them now. So the White House is all like, "hey, right back at you, press." Today, a reporter asked Press Secretary D ... More >>
Tribune Co., the multimedia company that owns The Sun-Sentinel and The Orlando Sentinel officially filed for bankruptcy this morning. From The Wall Street Journal: In recent days, as Chicago-based Tribune continued talks with lenders to restructure its debt, the newspaper-and-television concern hire ... More >>
Despite how it might come off around here once in a while, Riptide deeply respects the duty of daily newspapers. Which is why the recent report of credit raters Fitch Ratings is worrying. Fitch predicts that many newspaper chains will default, dissolve, or be liquidated and that "several cities cou ... More >>
Layoffs, partnerships, and the Net conspire to kill South Florida's dailies.
Thousands of local schoolkids were taught a faulty lifesaving technique thanks to Manny Diaz.
For racist talk, look to that daily newspaper to the north
You knew local TV newscasts were lame, you just didn't know how lame
Go to work for Tribune and forget about your future
Why would a man sullied by Iran-contra and illegal propaganda campaigns be a Bush nominee? Good question.
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When Hugh Westbrook pioneered hospice care, his organization saw to the needs of the dying. Fifteen years later nothing has changed -- except the politics and the profit margins.
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