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2009 Stories by Brett Gillin

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  • Scarier than a Gun Show and Craft Show… Combined

    published October 15, 2009

    There have been more than a few scary things going on at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Gun shows, craft shows, and hundreds of carnies could... More >>

  • Champps Americana

    published October 8, 2009

    Throughout fall and winter, Sunday afternoons at your local watering hole are rowdy. Champps Americana, for better or worse, bucks that trend.... More >>

  • You Deserve a Laser to the Groin

    published October 8, 2009

    It’s been a tough year for all of us, and we all need a good professional massage. And a facial, manicure, pedicure, highlights, waxing, and... More >>

  • Twistes With a Twist

    published October 8, 2009

    Do you know what a story about a talking rabbit, a hookah-smoking caterpillar, a disappearing grinning cat, a queen with a penchant for beheading... More >>

  • Sweetz Chocolate & Treats Café

    published October 1, 2009

    As I walk into Sweetz, a horde of people buzzes around chocolate display cases. Another group plays Rock Band in the corner. The walls are pink... More >>

  • Poor Neglected Millionaires

    published October 1, 2009

    Directors and actors get all the attention in Hollywood. The people who make them look good — like editors, costume designers, and... More >>

  • Drawn to Life

    published October 1, 2009

    Sure, fans of anime might spend their lives celebrating cartoons, comic books, and video games (and, for a really good time, dressing up as their... More >>

  • Fete the Release

    published October 1, 2009

    It's time to gear up for what's going to be one of the most explosive CD-release parties in South Florida this year. Delray-based psychobilly... More >>

  • For the Babies of the Baby Boomers

    published September 24, 2009

    Finally a music festival aimed at generations X and Y. The good folks at New Times' favorite music venue, The Talent Farm (20911 Johnson... More >>

  • Ten Filmmakers Fight it Out

    published September 24, 2009

    You hold the fate of an aspiring filmmaker in your hands. The Manhattan Short Film Festival is screening in 173 cities across the world... More >>

  • Buzzed in Paradise: Whiskey Tango All American Bar and Grill

    published September 17, 2009

    Whiskey Tango is a common term in military circles to describe white trash, and the owners of the all-American bar and grill bearing the... More >>

  • Don’t Fail, Dolphins

    published September 17, 2009

    This time last year, after going 1-15 the previous season, Dolphins fans knew that winning just a few more games would make the season a... More >>

  • Buzzed in Paradise: The Lodge

    published September 10, 2009

    After taking a seat in the Lodge's simple two-room wood-paneled bar, I found myself staring at the chalkboards, poring over a hundred clever... More >>

  • Coming Out Alone Is Fun

    published September 10, 2009

    The one-man show is often the product of an insanely talented artist, a megalomaniac control freak, a pitch meeting with Eddie Murphy, or a... More >>

  • Buzzed in Paradise: The Whale Raw Bar and Fish House

    published September 3, 2009

    The decorations on the walls of the Whale Raw Bar and Fish House are a strange mix of surf and turf. I sit at a long bar near the open kitchen... More >>

  • Nature Without the Annoying Fresh Air

    published September 3, 2009

    There are a lot of annoying things about experiencing unmolested nature. Old-growth forests are notorious for their lack of air conditioning and... More >>

  • Buzzed in Paradise: Dania Beach Bar and Gril

    published August 27, 2009

    The aptly named Dania Beach Bar and Grill has a certain no-frills charm that's hard to find in South Florida. The owners clearly didn't spend a... More >>

  • All Murderers Go to Heaven

    published August 27, 2009

    What do you get when you kill 52 nuns and can’t properly dispose of their bodies? Hilarity, of course! In Dan Goggin’s... More >>

  • Tequila Ranch in Hollywood Will Make Anybody Feel Like a Tourist

    published August 20, 2009

    Sometimes you want to go where everyone knows your name, and sometimes you'd rather disappear into a crowd of new and unfamiliar people.... More >>

  • Nuclear Comedy

    published August 20, 2009

    How’s this for funny? Comedian Nathaniel Stoman, better known as Earthquake, admitted on the Howard Stern Show that during his... More >>

  • Buzzed in Paradise: Pirate Republic Seafood Bar and Grill

    published August 13, 2009

    I've been at Pirate Republic Seafood Bar and Grill for a few hours now. Since it's late on a weeknight, there aren't many people sitting around... More >>

  • Ever Seen a Comedy Show… on Weed?

    published August 13, 2009

    Kevin Nealon entered the public spotlight in 1986 thanks to an obscure television show called Saturday Night Live. For nearly ten... More >>

  • Playing Their Biggest Little Hits by the Bay

    published August 13, 2009

    What more could concertgoers ask for from Bayfront Park Amphitheater? How about a better bayfront view, no more wooden benches, new VIP boxes, and... More >>

  • Buzzed in Paradise: Stratford's Bar

    published August 6, 2009

    Stratford's Bar is the oldest, diveyest bar in Hollywood. Don't take that as a knock on the place, though. Stratford's is a place where you can... More >>

  • Six Glasses of Wine with Dinner?

    published August 6, 2009

    The Riverwalk Trust, The Capital Grille, and Kind Wines are helping raise money to liven up the New River area — by stuffing gourmet food and... More >>

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