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Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

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    September 19, 2014

    WTF Florida Friday: Refrigerator Emergencies, Shoplifting Toddlers and Yoga Crimes

    A lot of weird things happen in Florida. We're here every Friday morning to give you the week's weirdest. This week: Refrigerator emergencies, shoplifting toddlers, and sex crimes at a yoga class.

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Two Flower Species At Controversial Walmart Site Are Now Endangered

    In July the news broke that the University of Miami had sold an 88-acre plot of land, near Zoo Miami, to a West Palm Beach developer who planned to build a Walmart. Environmentalists were devastated: The land is comprised of rare pine rockland forest, a savanna-like habitat found only in South Flori ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    Florida Couple Takes Off With Stolen Beer and a Walmart Manager in Their Pickup

    A Florida couple went to the local Walmart to pick up some beer on a five-finger discount, but when they pulled out of the parking lot they had some extra cargo in the back of their pickup truck: a Walmart manager. The couple then drove nearly 15 miles at high speeds with the man in the back of the ... More >>

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    December 20, 2013

    Publix Discriminates Against LGBT Employees, Gay Rights Activists Argue

    Publix Super Markets: great for deli sandwiches. Bad for gay employees. That's according to the Human Rights Campaign and several local LGBT activists. Publix does not provide benefits to domestic partners, they point out. Nor does it have non-discrimination policies in place to protect LGBT employ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    Thanksgiving Help For Last-Minute Disasters

    Thanksgiving is here, which means you're home from the turkey trot and about to get to work in the kitchen. With so many dishes to make (including that darn turkey), unless you're Martha Stewart, you're bound to have a few kitchen misses along the way. Not to worry. There is help. Here's your gui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Trader Joe's Cookie Butter: Lotus Biscoff Spread Is Better

    If you're on the Trader Joe's bandwagon, it's likely you've heard rumblings about their Speculoos Cookie Butter -- if you're not already addicted to the stuff. This crushed-up-cookie spread has created a sugar-induced hysteria that's caused nationwide shortages and a gangbusters black market busine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Ten Amazing Halloween Costumes For Miami's Sports Stars

    Halloween is right around the corner, and if you haven't already, now is the time to pick up a costume. By now, Walmart's cookie-cutter dress-up shelves look like the Publix bottled water section when a hurricane is churning in the Gulf. Sometimes the best Halloween ideas are right under your nose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Publix Sells Shark Meat: Eat or Avoid?

    Since before Jaws used the Jersey shore as an all-you-can-eat buffet, sharks have held a reputation as the monsters of the sea. But no matter how intimidating they appear, the water-bound predators still fall below humans on the food chain. In fact, shark meat is legally sold at certain retailers, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Fugitive Evades Miami-Dade Police By Stabbing Officer with His Eyeglasses in a Texas Walmart Parking Lot

    Miami-Dade Police were charged with extraditing Alberto Morales to Las Vegas, but the convict managed escape from officers by stabbing one with his eye glasses at Grapevine, Texas, Walmart parking lot.The officer, Jaime Pardinas, is still in serious but stable condition. Morales, however, remains at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    In Last Ditch Effort to Save Marriage, Florida Man Forces His Wife on Date to Golden Carrol at Gunpoint

    In a bizarre and frightening attempt to save his failing marriage, 49-year-old Robert Ball of Pasco County prove he may be one of the worst husband of all time. Ball invited his estranged wife over to his house, and then forced her at knifepoint on a serious of strange dates that involved shoe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    How To: A DIY Pallet Garden For Apartments With Balconies (Photos)

    If you are a green thumb on Brickell or somewhere in South Beach, you can rarely get your hands dirty. But if you have a balcony, then you're in luck because you can build a pallet garden.The pallet garden is simply a wooden pallet from which a garden is made. It fits perfectly on a small balcony. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Pitbull, Flo Rida, Brad Paisley Announced for Bud Light Port Paradise Cruise in November

    From Kodiak to the Caribbean, corporate sponsorships are taking Pitbull around the world. Just last month, Mr. Worldwide touched down in Alaska, posed with a stuffed bear, and attended an Alutiiq ceremony as a cross-promotional brand ambassador for Walmart and Sheets Energy Strips. He performed at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Win a Free Lunch With Pitbull at Miami Subs! Daleee!

    See also "Miami Subs and Pitbull Announce Brand Revamp, World Expansion." Sí, Mr. Worldwide (formerly Mr. 305) is a one-man multinational corporation. So when he isn't peddling low-calorie Voli Vodka at South Beach liquor stores or hawking Sheets Energy Strips to Walmart shoppers in the most remot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Publix Ranks Third Among National Supermarket Chains

    Looks like the South has something else to boast about besides voting for Rick Santorum. The cover story in the May 2012 issue of Consumer Reports ranks Publix third out of a total of 52 national supermarket chains. A total of 24,203 shoppers were surveyed about service, quality of meats and produce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Girl Scout Cookies on Sale Today; Weird Girl Scout Cookie Facts

    Welcome back, friends!​The day has finally arrived: those sugary, sweet, crunchy, soft, delightful (and, yes, fattening--especially if you eat a whole box in one sitting) Girl Scout cookies are hitting the streets. Last week we tried the new flavor, Savannah Smiles, and gave a review. This week, w ... More >>

  • News

    December 15, 2011
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    July 7, 2011

    Notre Dame D'Haiti Church Expansion Threatens Ancient Oaks, Angers Nature Lovers

    Michael E. MillerOne of the dozen giant oak trees next to Notre Dame D'Haiti. This one is probably more than 100 years old.​Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy; they will sing before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and th ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 17, 2011
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    February 7, 2011

    From Oreos to Zagnuts: Ten Foods Vegans Eat to Scrape By

    Oprah and 378 staffers recently took a one-week vegan challenge.​Or, "How to Succeed at Veganism Without Really Trying."Vegans are humans too. Like most Americans, we have only so much time to dedicate to food preparation. So it is an error when outsiders ponder the vegan lifestyle and automatical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    This Week: Wal-Mart Isn't Fair to Bolivian Workers

    via Wikimedia Commons​This week's feature story describes an effort by Wal-Mart stores to sell green items from jewelry to clothing. The manufacturing giant made a promise to buyers that both its workers and the environment would be treated well when it comes to the things it sells. Unfortunately, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    The Case of the Racist Doll Pricing at a North Miami Target

    Baby Alive... is racist?A disturbing scene unfolded while Riptide was waiting on line at Target on Wednesday night. A woman later identified as Ketrina Brown came to the cashier with two boxed dolls: Baby Alive, the creepily animatronic doll that "digests". They were exactly the same dolls, except o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Seven Questions with Alex Caso

    The elusive Cookieheadz​ If you've been living in South Florida for the last fifteen years or so, chances are you've walked into a musical experience guided by Alex Caso. Young, handsome, full of energy and one of the most knowledgeable individuals when it comes to ALL types of music, Caso is a t ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Florida Woman Arrested for Peeing on Clothes in Wal-Mart

    ​Some animals urinate on things to mark their terrority. Despite what a certain human nature photography blog would have you think, the organisms that shop at Wal-Mart are not animals. Though in some cases we'd forgive you for getting confused. Christina Cifaldi, 22, was arrested fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Get Overheated With Your Morons of the Week

    We've been hit with a cold front, and if you're like Riptide, your office is about as cozy as a gulag right now. But that's OK, because this week's batch of morons has a MWQ (Moronic Wattage Quotient) powerful enough to heat a three-story building. Throw on a Christmas sweater and rub your hands in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Tired of Art Basel? Five Suggestions for a Culture-less Weekend Getaway!

    ​Art Basel has a funny way of making us feel like we're outsiders in our own town. Traffic is horrible. Parking even moreso. The line at your favorite Cuban restaurant (even if that happens to be Pollo Tropical) gets filled with hoity-toity Europeans trying to work in a little "authentic Miami exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Concert Review: Kiss at BankAtlantic Center, October 22

    Photo by Christina Mendenhall​Click here to view more photos from this concert.KissThursday, October 22, 2009BankAtlantic Center, SunriseBetter Than: Being 10 years-old all over again.From the number of kids running around the BankAtlantic Center at Kiss's show last night, many replete with full m ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    Labor Day in Immokalee, Migrant Farmers Wait For The Work Bus

    Jacob KatelWaiting for the work bus outside La Fiesta #3 in Immokalee, Florida.​ Whether you're in school, work, or prison, if you bite into a tomato in America it may very well come from the fields of Immokalee, Florida. That's because major corporations like Aramark and Sodexo are huge buyers o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    A Toy Crime Story

    image via SalonIf you've gone to a toy store in recent months hoping to get your kid that lego set he's had his eye on only to find it sold out, then went home and searched online to find it at a much cheaper price, well you might have Max Rodriguez to conversely blame and thank. Acco ... More >>

  • Music

    January 22, 2009
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    December 24, 2008

    Hitsville: The Year in Music, by the Numbers

    You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were demo ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008
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    July 11, 2008

    Burger King Pitches Penny To Tomato Pickers

    You say tomato, I say "Show me the Money" From The Economist: "After one embarrassment on top of another".... [ed note: like being caught SPYING on Florida Student/Farmworker activists in Fort Lauderdale] "Burger King backed down last month and reached a ground-breaking agreement with the Coaliti ... More >>

  • News

    March 13, 2008

    Gossip 101

    "How many times can you rank the hottest sororities? It just gets meaner and meaner."

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    January 30, 2008

    Dan Marino Got Wine

    Nothing says benevolence and charity like a liquored up asshole telling everyone in the room just how much they’ve let him down. But that’s me. I love me an alcoholic beverage or two, and I love to let it all hang out when I drink. So if I’m going to get shit faced and act like a total douche, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2007

    Burger King or Bust

    During college, I boycotted mega stores linked to exploited workers and supported Ralph Nader. After college, I cavorted with wealthy Republicans and shamefully ducked in to Wal-Mart Supercenter from time-to-time. Hopefully, the idealism of the 100-some college students traveling to Miami for a prot ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 15, 2007

    Patron Saint o’ NASCAR

    Remember Dale at the local cineplex

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Blue Crush

    An independent record store finds its own level

  • News

    June 22, 2006

    Fun Bus to the Keys

    It costs a pittance and takes you to Margaritaville

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    Jeffrey Foucault

    Ghost Repeater (Signature Sounds)

  • Culture

    February 16, 2006

    Creativity in the Corporate Age

    When art imitates life a little too closely

  • Shops and Wares

    May 12, 2005

    BEST LAUNDROMAT

    Miami Coin Laundry

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    Miami's Blessed Airwaves

    To learn more about Bush's victory, tune to 89.7 FM

  • News

    November 18, 2004

    The Bitch

    End Times

  • Calendar

    November 11, 2004
  • Shops and Wares

    May 13, 2004
  • Calendar

    April 29, 2004

    Slugs for Peace

    Fairy to salve woes with quarters

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2004

    Love Shacks

    Motel sell: Bubble bath, adventure

  • Film

    January 4, 2001

    Nitpicking in Reverse

    While there was plenty to criticize about the year's big releases, 2000 shone nonetheless for its subtle surprises

  • Music

    November 7, 1996
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