Help Blowfly save his house! Give to the Indiegogo campaign by 3 a.m. Friday (midnight PST). The following is an account of the strangest routed tour in my 10 years with Blowfly through San Jose, Costa Rica to Baltimore, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Long Branch, New Jersey, Seattle, and in Canada, Vict ... More >>
There's a new beer in town, and it goes by the name of Desperados. Part of the Heineken portfolio, Desperados is unlike any other beer on the market. The Latin-inspired beverage has been blended with tequila barrel-aged lager and notes of lemon flavor. Desperados originally launched in central Fra ... More >>
America's largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain is set to become a subsidy of a Fortune 500 company. CVS Pharmacy is set to buy Miami-based Navarro Discount Pharmacy. The chain will continue to operate under its original name and will mostly focus on Hispanic customers.
This weekend is all about indulgence, fun, and red Solo cups. Start by nabbing a free donut (or doughnut depending on where you're going) for a morning treat or mid-day sugar rush. Then, while snacking on your spherical pastry, plan your weekend. You've got choices. Grab some barbecue (or make so ... More >>
On the one hand, mass drug testing laws are inherently evil and unconstitutional. But on the other, requiring the same elected officials who keep trying to force drug tests on welfare recipients and minimum wage-earning state employees would be beautifully ironic -- especially in the wake of one Rep ... More >>
Everyone wants to talk about Drake and how the guy is sooo sad. But don't worry about bruh. He is not sad. He's livin' the life, and he knows the key to livin' the life is not being afraid to open up about your feelings. Drizzy also knows that you only live once. And if you listen carefully to his ... More >>
If there's one thing Miami needs, it's another CVS, right? 'Cuz there aren't already drugstores on every single adjacent corner, side street and strip mall in the entire 305 area code. We need more. More prescription meds, more cheap shampoo, more cigarettes. More crap to consume. More customer serv ... More >>
On the second Saturday night in August, Wynwood was a blur of booze and beats. Thousands had descended upon the district for the neighborhood's monthly Art Walk. Drinks in hand, they moved in mass from one gallery to the next. But the piece drawing the biggest buzz wasn't behind glass, or even insid ... More >>
On Monday, the Cuban hard rock band Hipnosis arrived in Miami on the way to a Castro-approved gig in Oakland. But as the band members were waiting in line, they decided to ditch their government minder and declare political asylum. The decision has upended the Cuban music scene. It's also upended t ... More >>
Evelyn Lozada will make her first public statement since her estranged husband Chad Johnson's arrest in a teary interview scheduled to air in full on ABC's Nightline tonight. While she says that she still loves Johnson, she says that she will not reconcile or speak with him and hopes that he gets th ... More >>
Fashion Breakdown: Jacket found at Beacons Closet in NYC; over-washed generic Walgreens stockings; top/dress and spike cuff were gifts; bag from Mango; booties are Jeffrey Campbell; watch is vintage;the rings are also gifts and thrift finds.
photo by Daniel Christensen via Wikimedia CommonsCounty Hall, oxy central?In true South Florida fashion, a pill mill that trafficked thousands of illegal oxycodone tablets was operating right in the heart of Miami-Dade County government, the feds say.Recent charges filed against Robert's Drug Sto ... More >>
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to that series.
Churchill's, home to all Miami's punks.One day soon, a flood may come and drown all of Miami in the Biscayne Bay, but for now, the city stinks, God is broke, and the youth are getting restless. The politicians hate the workers and the poor, the pigs take every opportunity to slam your face in the ... More >>
Yesterday, hip-hop pioneer Tone Loc plead not guilty to dual charges of domestic violence and unlicensed possession of an assault rifle. The rapper and cartoon voice actor was arrested after a dispute with the mother of his children turned physical. Police found the Colt AR-15 Sporter when resp ... More >>
Earlier this week, Crossfade reported on Coheed and Cambria bassist, Mic Todd, being arrested in Massachussetts for stealing oxycontin from a Walgreens hours before his band's opening gig for Soundgarden. Well, it's a good/weird week for rock star arrests as Nick Oliveri, ex-bassist for the Dwar ... More >>
Mugshot of Coheed and Cambria's Mic Todd.Last night, TMZ reported that Coheed and Cambria bassist Mic Todd was arrested for robbing a Walgreen's pharmacy in Attleboro, Massachussetts. Apparently, Todd wrote out a note on his cell phone demanding oxycontin and threatening the store employee with ... More >>
Dr. Navindra SeeramAt a recent annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, scientists announced findings that suggested maple syrup contains as many as 54 antioxidants. Lead researcher Dr. Navindra Seeram, from the University of Rhode Island, has been studying the relationship between plants ... More >>
Photo by Ily GoyanesIn this city of cookie-cutter architecture and assembly line cosmetic enhancements, "classic" is usually dismissed as "old." S&S Diner, appropriately situated inside Allen's Drug Store in South Miami, is an apple-pie-sweet respite from an otherwise cold, harsh reality...at ... More >>
We had some strange and creepy ones this week. Let's get down to it: Isn't Google image incredible?5. Paul Edwards, busted for murder by his alleged victim's beyond-the-grave text message. So cops investigating a missing female sent their top suspect, her boyfriend and Miramar reside ... More >>
A driver in Miami Gardens hit a 51-year-old woman, leaving her brain dead, and then fled the scene. Authorities and the family are asking for help tracking down the driver. [CBS4]A father of six early this morning was shot to death in a shower of gunfire outside his home in Miami Gardens. ... More >>
So on Tuesday afternoon we were hanging out with Riptide's new favorite rapper, live-TV-newscast crashing Lyrikill.com -- yes, his MC name is a domain -- outside of a Fort Lauderdale Walgreen's. Why? Because that's where his "sound engineer and bodyguard," a rotund fellow named Doughboy, AKA King Da ... More >>
Image via Wikimedia CommonsAh, New Year's Eve in South Beach -- pocketbook gouging at its finest! Club buzz says Lady Gaga is the hottest sold-out party in the nation this New Year's Eve. LIV at the Fontainebleau Hotel is charging $800 general admission -- drinks, food, and party favors not inclu ... More >>
If there's one thing Riptide likes better than a juicy news tip, it's quotably irate citizenry. So today, Christmas came early: Sabal Chase resident Mike Grant gave us both. Construction foreman Grant has noticed his local firehouse, Miami-Dade Station 9, one of the busiest in the county, has had it ... More >>
Back in April, New Times wrote about a case in which the only witness to a high-profile cop murder was about to be deported. To sum up the story: Jamaican-born Dwayne Henry watched a light-skinned man slay revered Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Reyka in the parking lot of a Walgreens last year. Henry has ... More >>
And the one man who saw the murderer is being deported to Jamaica.
The Delano tanked by technicality, defaulting through duplicity
Ecstasy swoons on the radio, plus pimp documentation and flag desecration
In Aisle 4 at Walgreens
Pilates and Chopra come together at the Hub
Chef Michael Schwartz jumps ship to Atlantic, but doesn't dock long
The eatery that goes skimpy on the girls, not on the steak
There Goes the Neighborhood
Miami's R&B hopeful engages in a little simple conversation
What litigant is willing to take Madonna, the CIA, and Governor Chiles to court? It's Alfredo F. de Castro, Miami's one-man suit factory.