On Monday, Panamanian authorities seized a North Korean ship after they found possible Cuban missiles on board during a bizarre search that involved the captain having a heart attack and trying to commit suicide. Cuba now has issued a statement basically saying, "Oh yeah, those missiles? Guess tho ... More >>
A spotty, Spotified copy of Juanes: MTV Unplugged streams on an iPhone as Crossfade travels 70mph down an unassuming stretch of I-75 near Resaca, Georgia. It's the Monday after Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, and we are relying on the same 4G network that's playing the music to sustain a healthy s ... More >>
Halloween is that time of the year when it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... See als ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once 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 says Mitt Romney and Karl Rove are a couple of uncool tools.Karl Rove's super PAC, American Crossroads, has issued a 46-seco ... More >>
Bobby Brown wants the world to know that he "wasn't the one [who] got Whitney on drugs." Recently, Brown sat down with NBC's Matt Lauer for a candid interview which is set to air on tomorrow's Today Show. It will be the 43-year-old singer's first sit-down since ex-wife Whitney Houston was found de ... More >>
As popular culture continues to be consumed by a seemingly inexhaustible inferno of idiocy - dubstep trickle down, reunion shows, Drake, the list goes on - the Recording Academy is putting on their best Nero costumes and getting their fiddles nice and tuned. Yes. That's right. It's fucking Gramm ... More >>
Anna Ardin: U.S. spy? Sorry, but not in Miami.Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, has shaken the Washington D.C. bureaucracy to its core with embarrassing revelations -- from illicit contacts with Fidel Castro to State Department plans to steal credit card numbers from top United Nations offici ... More >>
Yes, this post is full of Dolphin pictures, but first:Chef John Critchley has made a strong impact on the local dining scene since joining up with Kimpton Hotel Group to head up all food operations at The Epic Hotel in downtown Miami. Area 31 was recently named an Esquire Magazine Best New Restaura ... More >>
(Editors Note: Lauren "Lolo" Reskin, Sweat Records owner, promoter, and all-around cool lady, will occasionally contribnute columns to Riptide about veggie eating in the big city. For more detail, see her blog meatlessmiami.com.) Vegans and vegetarians are alive and well and living in Miami. It may ... More >>
Ben ThackerAterciopelados performing at the North Beach Bandshell as part of the TransAtlantic Festival. Click here to view the full slide show.Heineken TransAtlantic Festival with Aterciopelados and CuruminFriday, April 16, 2009North Beach Bandshell, Miami BeachBetter than: Cafeteria breakfast.The ... More >>
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Youssou N’Dour November 16, 2007 Gusman Theater Better Than: Being at S.O.B.’s in the Eighties The Review: If it makes sense that Youssou N’Dour kicked-off his current North American tour in the polyglot melting pot that is Miami, it makes even more sense that he did it at the behest of Miam ... More >>
Riptide investigates the odds of a new generation of revolutionaries
The American Civil Liberties Union hosted a heated debate last night at the Temple Israel of Greater Miami. The topic: the Florida Marriage Protection Amendment -- in layman’s terms, a proposed amendment to Florida’s Constitution that would make gay marriage or civil unions illegal in Florida. I ... More >>
Meet the "magnificent" Irvin Rosenfeld
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Council of the Sun plays on to support Colombia's victims
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Thanks to one show, an unprecedented amount of foreign news is airing in Cuba -- but it ain't Nightline yet
Battered by a corrupt industry, Miami's independent taxi drivers consider unionizing.
Weeks before the controversial tale of a Cuban double agent set Miami abuzz, the Miami Herald and Channel 51 engaged in a little intrigue of their own