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2011 Stories by Brandon K. Thorp

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  • The World's Funniest Poker Player

    published December 29, 2011

    Brad Garrett's voice or face has appeared in every movie you've ever seen (Ratatouille!) and most of the ones you haven't... More >>

  • Studied Spontaneity

    published December 29, 2011

    Those unlucky bastards who've attempted improv comedy -- and the even unluckier bastards who've watched the attempts -- know how hard it is. You... More >>

  • A Last Dose of Holiday Cheer

    published December 22, 2011

    Look, just because it's got "Cirque" in the title doesn't mean it's got anything to do with those other guys. "Cirque" ain't a proper noun, and in... More >>

  • America on Canvas

    published December 22, 2011

    One of the most ambitious exhibitions in recent SoFla memory is now running at the Boca Museum of Art (501 Plaza Real, Boca). It's called... More >>

  • Wings and Steel

    published December 15, 2011

    The photography of Rosalie Winard depicts the sparse beauty of America’s wetlands — including the vast wilds of Florida’s... More >>

  • Buses and Booze versus Crohn’s and Colitis

    published December 15, 2011

    The point of the bus loop: to provide a great time to a bunch of revelers and make sure nobody drives drunk. The mechanism of the bus loop:... More >>

  • Modern Diversions at SoFla’s Oldest Alt Club

    published December 15, 2011

    A viral video party at Respectable Street (518 Clematis St., West Palm Beach) will go something like this: You’ll drink a sharply... More >>

  • Drunken Lesbian Art Time

    published December 8, 2011

    New Moon isn't necessarily the best gallery space in SoFla or even on Wilton Drive. It's a lesbian bar, first of all, which means it's... More >>

  • Humor, a Little Pink

    published December 8, 2011

    Nationally syndicated radio host Stephanie Miller says she's on the left, but her brand of humor tacks strongly to the mushy middle. It's fun for... More >>

  • Movies of Chance

    published December 1, 2011

    In film, as in rock ’n’ roll, the moments of greatest genius are often unscripted and accidental. (Think Jack Nicholson hissing... More >>

  • Movies by Jews, About Jews, for Everyone

    published December 1, 2011

    All film festivals are inherently Jewish, since Jews invented Hollywood, the studio system, the indie film movement, the modern summer... More >>

  • Twee Titters and Twagedy

    published November 24, 2011

    To the erstwhile Sol Theatre's funky digs -- with its grand old Goodwill couches and tiny auditorium so intimate that theatergoers occasionally... More >>

  • Old Art for Catholics

    published November 24, 2011

    Botticelli, Parmigianino, Allori, Giordano, Monaco — all old masters, all of whom created works as priceless as the Crown Jewels and... More >>

  • What's Gendered About Your Pics?

    published November 24, 2011

    What we've got here is a bunch of pictures taken by 45 ladyfolk over the past 60 or so years, all exhibited together in the hope that their... More >>

  • Wrath and Rabbits

    published November 17, 2011

    So -- remember the Bible? The Old Testament? Remember how Jezebel's blood splattered everywhere because she was such a loosey-goosey and how the... More >>

  • Football and Footlights

    published November 10, 2011

    "Confidence is contagious," goes one of Vince Lombardi's many famous quotes. "So is lack of confidence." The legendary football coach and creepily... More >>

  • American Tragedies

    published November 10, 2011

    All My Sons was Arthur Miller's first great play. Originally published and performed in 1947, it was the beginning of Miller's 20... More >>

  • Drag Queens, Family Values, and Food

    published November 3, 2011

    Remember Neighbors Helping Neighbors? No? That's cuz you don't watch CBS4. If you did, you'd remember Neighbors Helping Neighbors as the... More >>

  • Hundreds of Pieces of America

    published November 3, 2011

    America doesn't dress up. America doesn't pose. Oh, maybe here and there -- in certain parts of Miami or in Las Vegas or L.A. Mostly, though,... More >>

  • Getting Jacked w/ Jack-o'-Lanterns

    published October 27, 2011

    Are you female? Do you love working out, dressing up, contributing to good causes... or playing with gourds? Because if you are, and if you... More >>

  • Dance With the Devil

    published October 27, 2011

    Sensitive souls have always perceived a whiff of diabolism around music and the fine arts. Gregorian chant was, for a time, actually banned by... More >>

  • Brains, Delicious Brains. Also, Churros.

    published October 20, 2011

    Do zombies make you hungry? If so, you're gonna have a good time. Every Thursday in October, Seminole Hard Rock's doing something called... More >>

  • Salo, or 21 Days of FLIFF

    published October 20, 2011

    The world's longest, most exhaustive, and intermittently exhausting film festival is back, and it's awesome. The Fort Lauderdale International... More >>

  • Gay Drama and Celluloid

    published October 13, 2011

    Do you like German lesbian vampires? Of course you do, and you'll find a few of them in We Are the Night, a year-old Dennis Ganzel flick... More >>

  • Abortion Is in the Title

    published October 13, 2011

    If you've never seen an anencephalic newborn, do yourself a favor: Do not look for one on Google. You don't want to see. Anenecephaly is a... More >>

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