Ashley Harrell

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  • 8 years ago | Longform

    It was around 9 p.m. on a recent Tuesday when the kid strolled into Java D'Lites, a Coral Springs Coffee Shop. With the shop buzzing over the night's event — South Florida's first legit Guitar Hero competition — the kid's entrance didn...

  • 8 years ago

    Yeeeow! It's eating everything in sight! Run for your lives! It's growing, growing, growing! No, not the Blob. It's Art Basel Miami Beach (ABMB). Since its inception in 2002, this Basel thing has engulfed every art fair for miles around, even surp...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    Every man has his limit. For Taurus Barron, it came when his boss told him to park behind the Dania Beach Water Plant, where he worked as a water plant operator. Well, OK. But why? Why behind, rather than in front of the plant, where all the white...

  • 8 years ago

    Crash Test Mark and his three-Volkswagen entourage pull up at my apartment at 5:45 on a recent Sunday morning. The plan: to drive across the state with 70-something members of two car clubs, then chill at FixxFest, a yearly drag-racing competition...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    For the first time since he packed Michelle's things away, Michael Berke tugs the cord of the attic door above his garage. Surrounding him in the suburban Delray Beach garage are power tools, bicycles, sandpaper, and a lawn mower, though Berke's p...