Back in 2011, we here at Crossfade included Terre Thaemlitz, AKA DJ Sprinkles, on our list of the World's Least Douchey DJs. It was a nod to her longstanding work as an educator and activist promoting awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues. Like many others, we'd first gotten w ... More >>
[Editor's Note: In his column Serrano Time, award-winning scribe and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times.] The biggest concern in my life recently is that every show on my DVR is the regular definition version, rather than the high definition version. As you can see, things have a ... More >>
If you've got a baby on board you might want to start throwing your butts out. A Republican legislator from Jacksonville has filed a new bill that would make it illegal for anyone to smoke in their car or truck while a minor is also in the vehicle.
Though the Philippine Islands are about a 22-hour flight from Miami, South Floridians can surely empathize with the people of the area. After all, we are acutely aware of the deadly force of a monster storm, as evidenced by our experience with Hurricane Andrew.
Have you ever wanted to take a trip down one of Florida's beaches without leaving your computer? Well, that's kind of sad, but starting next year you'll be able to. Visit Florida, the state's tourism and marketing arm, has teamed with Google to use their street mapping technology to capture all 82 ... More >>
Zagat has declared the "Everglades Pizza" at Evan's Neighborhood Pizza in Ft. Myers as the pizza that best represents the state of Florida. The pie contains somewhat, er, original toppings, such as python, whole frog legs, and alligator sausage. It also costs $45 for a 14-inch pie. You may rememb ... More >>
Florida's convoluted gun laws are up for debate today, although not really. It kind of just felt nice to say that for a second. It's true that the criminal justice subcommittee of the Florida House of Representatives will hold a 5-hour hearing about Stand Your Ground, among other things. However, th ... More >>
Safety tip: do not mess with a Floridian in a fast-food drive-thru line. You do so at your own risk. A incident at a Jacksonville Chick-fil-A is just the latest violent outburst caused in the state by someone cutting in a fast-food line.
Florida, we've had it rough lately. In the past week, some truly horrific headlines have surfaced. First, the headless and fingertip-less body of West Palm Beach woman Kimberly Lindsey was found in a canal in Hendry Country. Then her husband, a Fort Lauderdale doctor whom police suspected had comm ... More >>
Halloween in Florida can feel redundant since living in the Sunshine State is often inherently a horror story. All future slasher and disaster flicks should be filmed here. For one, the people are usually coated in sweat and tears (no makeup artists required), and the fauna includes sharks, alligato ... More >>
Halloween came a little early for New Yorkers this season, or at the very least, some of them were given a second excuse to gorge on candy. Apparently, there's a "weed fairy," and she's using social media to spread a very chill message. On Friday, the internet lit up with news of a mysterious benef ... More >>
There's really no doubt that Florida leads the nation -- if not Planet Earth -- in insane crimes. In the past month, we've had an elderly guy showing up pants-less and masturbating at a McDonald's drive-thru, a woman twerking obscenely in front of a school bus full of kids, and the inventor of the W ... More >>
If you are a fan of a Florida Division I FBS football team, you had good reason to celebrate Saturday. It didn't matter which team you were rooting for. For the first time since the FAU Owls became an FBS subdivision team in 2005, all seven Florida teams won games the same day. Yes, even FIU and USF ... More >>
If you're texting a link to this story on your iPhone while you sip coffee and weave through morning traffic on the Dolphin Expressway using your knees -- JUST STOP IT. Years of appealing to your common sense clearly hasn't helped, so perhaps you'll respond to the news that beginning today, texting ... More >>
Florida, we have an epidemic, and it's time that the suits up in Tallahassee did something about it. Riptide is urging Rick Scott and our state legislature to pass a comprehensive law mandating that all strip clubs include an attached child care center, because stories of people leaving their kids l ... More >>
"Dear Florida, your sweet oranges are second only to your sweet spring break parties," started the intervention for Florida held last night on FX's Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. "But you are out of control and we no longer feel safe around you. I mean, you have a lot of machete attacks." Yes, ... More >>
Sure, Florida is one of the most populous states in the country, but it represents only 6 percent of America's population. Though, it's probably not a surprise that Floridians have represented 13.7 percent of college football recruits since 2008. That's surpassed (and just barely) only by Texas.
Gov. Rick Scott is pushing for Florida students to get degrees in science and engineering, but when those students graduate they might have to travel far away to actually find employment. A new analysis of census data finds that Florida's metros have a shockingly low numbers of people working in s ... More >>
The group that successfully pushed for an ordinance in Los Angeles that required all adult productions to use condoms on set has now set its eyes on Florida's less regulated porn industry. If they're successful, they may have to start packing condoms on the Bang Bus.
A Florida condo association that had recently rewritten their bylines in a way that effectively banned non-married couples from buying or leasing in their neighborhood has retracted the policy after an uproar from gay rights groups. The Casa Di Amici Condominium Association near Sarasota now claim ... More >>
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 >>
Alright, so TomorrowWorld may not be coming to Miami. But a slice of the 305 will be making its way to Georgia next month as Belgium's TomorrowLand travels overseas for its first U.S. fest. European EDM promo powerhouse ID&T has announced that LIV will be joining forces with TomorrowWorld as the fe ... More >>
According to Phys.org the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is evaluating how realistic it could be to use drones aka "unmanned aerial vehicles" in the battle against Mosquitoes. Hell yeah, science! The battery powered war machines would weight less than two pounds and be equipped with tiny i ... More >>
Despite its never-ending supply of bad PR in the national press, Florida's tourism business is booming. The state's tourism officials claim that 23.4 million people visited the Sunshine State in the second quarter of 2013. That's the largest amount of people to visit Florida during the second quarte ... More >>
Back in June, we announced that the massive Dutch EDM event, Sensation, would be trekking across the United States this fall, hitting New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Miami. Well now more information has been released about the possible acts on board for the tour. Fedde Le Grand, Michael Woo ... More >>
America loves dance music, and bass music is especially beloved by thousands, probably millions, of happy beat freaks, from Miami to New York and Los Angeles. Now, we can't really say 12th Planet is the man responsible for the current bass trend in the U.S., but we can say he his futuristic vision ... More >>
Next time you're sprawled out on a towel on South Bech or lying in a hammock under a palm tree on Key Biscayne, don't be alarmed if a man comes stumbling by wearing a backpack with more than 15 cameras sticking out in every direction. He's probably not a Girls Gone Wild perv, just a Google Street V ... More >>
OTC restaurant in Brickell pulled rank and managed to host a Funky Buddha Brewery tap takeover this Friday and a 1,000 IBU takeover on August 1. The August 1 takeover will be a battery of some hefty IPA (India Pale Ale) beers with each of their IBU ratings, or international bittering unit, totalin ... More >>
The U.S. Department of Justice officially filed a lawsuit today against the State of Florida for its "deliberate indifference to the suffering" of disabled children and violating the Americans with Disabilities act. The DOJ first warned Florida about the matter two years ago, but has decided Rick ... More >>
Lil Wayne's got beef with the American prison system, and that could have something to do with his three incarcerations. But he also feels the purity, valor and justice are missing from the red, white and blue. This is according to the lyrics from his latest music video "God Bless Amerika." (We'r ... More >>
"Just because you're shaped like some combination of a gun and a dick doesn't mean you have to act that way," said Daily Show guest host John Oliver during the show's recap of the George Zimmerman case. He also suggested that Florida change its nickname from "The Sunshine State" to the more blunt "T ... More >>
Oh, America the beautiful. After 237 years of freedom and fireworks, you still shine on, a beacon of hope for all the world to see. And we, your beautiful people, continue to raise our glasses and our flag-manicured fingers to the sky every Fourth of July. Being a United States citizen comes with ... More >>
Will Florida's path to legalizing same-sex marriage come through the courts? Equality Florida is currently seeking plaintiffs to join a suit that would challenge Florida's constitutional ban on any legal recognition of same-sex partner.
Oh, hahaha. Silly Florida. Look at those idiots. They can't even spell their own state's name correctly on their own damn interstate signs. Listen, you snobby fuckers, this time it wasn't actually our fault. It was Arkansaw's.
America's birthday is around the corner and it's time to celebrate. Not just any party will do for the red, white and blue. We need to be immersed in all things that make this country great. Sure, we're talking about freedom and flagrantly illegal fireworks displays; but we're also discussing booze, ... More >>
On July 4, 1776, after approving the Declaration of Independence and formally announcing the 13 colonies' freedom from the British Empire, the Second Continental Congress pounded its gavel and ecstatically exclaimed, "Pool party!" Now 237 years later, we in the Magic City continue to proudly observ ... More >>
Sure, Marco Rubio may have pissed off both sides of the political spectrum as the face of the U.S. Senate's immigration reform bill, which includes a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants and millions more in border security measures. But as he builds his case as a national political candida ... More >>
In a major move toward gay marriage equality, the Supreme Court has ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act -- which denied federal benefits such as social security survivor payments to gay couples -- is unconstitutional. What does that mean for Florida's gay couples? State law still forbid ... More >>
Rick Scott didn't have much to say today when asked about the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act aside from correctly noting that nothing is really going to change all that much in Florida. See also: Defense of Marriage Act Is Unconstitutional, Supreme Court Rules
Prostitutes or students? Vulnerable victims or tech-savvy businesswomen? Whatever your opinion on sugar babies, there is no doubting one label in this part of the country: it's popular. According to leading sugar baby website Seeking Arrangement, Florida coeds are taking up the profession like nowh ... More >>
Remember how Miami's tourism board last year put a pop-up pool in the middle of Manhattan? Well, this summer it'll offer New Yorkers free rides in candy-colored high-end sports cars.
Sure, there's that other city out there that calls itself "Sin City," but we've always known that Miami is America's real capital of sin. Or so we thought. Real estate site Movato.com decided to calculate America's most sinful cities. It's no surprise we came in the top ten, but it's eye-opening tha ... More >>