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2003 Stories by Courtney Hambright

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  • Entering the Twilight Zone

    published December 25, 2003

    "Good for you," Susie says when I walk into the bar of the Entrada Motel (509 N. Federal Hwy., Hollywood) and point out that my car is parked in a... More >>

  • Rosie Fabulous

    published December 18, 2003

    Some people hit the bars in the afternoon. Ninety-two-year-old Rosie Hirsch Leckart is one of those people. Sure, she's only drinking soda water... More >>

  • Infidelity

    published December 4, 2003

    It's 7:30 pm on a Monday, and the bartenders are clearing away someone's dinner from an open spot at the bar of Mangos (904 E. Las Olas Blvd.,... More >>

  • Poontang Ahoy!

    published November 20, 2003

    All over Himmarshee, there were boys in white. The USS Ronald Reagan was docked in Port Everglades from November 11 to 14, which meant a three-day... More >>

  • Dressed-down Breakdown

    published November 13, 2003

    Who knew that the hand of fate was the kind of extremity that no hygienic person would want to touch? The crusty knuckled force had its way with... More >>

  • Presto, Change-o

    published November 6, 2003

    Stephen shows me the digital face of his cell phone. It reads, "Evil Bitch." "Misty put it on there," the talkative bleach-blond said as he... More >>

  • Swimming in Charity

    published October 30, 2003

    There were no trophies, no overbearing parents beaming at their bed-headed little superathletes, and no speed-challenged children being left... More >>

  • Jane, You Ignorant Slut

    published October 23, 2003

    On Saturday, October 4, Radiohead visited Sound Advice Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. Everyone was there. Opinions were split. Night Court, our... More >>

  • Head for the Hog

    published October 9, 2003

    Boar's Nest West is a deep and wide bar, with bare-bones, beer-advertisement décor. When I visited one night last week about 8 p.m.,... More >>

  • A Real Cowboy

    published October 2, 2003

    Davie. A throwback. A town that time forgot. But a place that real estate developers, those uncanny visionaries, know all too well. Now that the... More >>

  • A Boca Tale

    published September 25, 2003

    You're baby boomer and beyond. A divorcée with a fat bank account 'cause you knew when to pull out of the market in the '90s. But when you... More >>

  • S-E-X

    published September 18, 2003

    The sages of pop culture past, Salt 'n Pepa, once said, "Let's talk about sex, baby/Let's talk about all the good things and the bad things... More >>

  • Besotted on a Budget

    published September 11, 2003

    Here's one for the penny pinchers. That's right, grab your $2 pair of Walgreens glasses off the secondhand coffee table 'cause you're gonna want... More >>

  • Banzai!

    published September 4, 2003

    You don't have to be a nuclear physicist or fighter jet pilot to go sake bombing. Just sit down to a nice sushi dinner, pour yourself a little... More >>

  • Rollick 'n' Roll

    published August 21, 2003

    Have South Florida's punk kids stifled their rage-based love of nihilistic music to saddle up for MTV's pop culture pony ride? If the... More >>


    published July 24, 2003

    The toll-free phone line rings at Adam and Eve Sex Toy Co. A young man answers the line with a generic, memorized customer greeting. "Hello. Thank... More >>

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