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2004 Stories by Courtney Hambright

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  • 2004: A Club Odyssey

    published December 23, 2004

    Why the hell should Broward County's working people care about $12 cocktails at the recently opened Blue Martini at the Galleria Mall when they... More >>

  • Leather, No Lace

    published December 9, 2004

    Outside the Ramrod gay leather bar (1508 NE Fourth Ave., Fort Lauderdale), faces are obscured in shadow, even when you're waiting in line. There... More >>

  • Love Sucks

    published November 18, 2004

    It was on the battlefield outside of Troy, amid swarms of warriors hacking away at each other, that Achilles had a dramatic one-on-one death... More >>

  • The je ne sais quoi of DMD

    published November 11, 2004

    You've seen the bald and spastic guy throwing himself around in front of the stage at the Metal Factory and Tavern 213. He's perpetually clad in... More >>

  • The Aphrodisiac of Politics

    published October 28, 2004

    It's Tuesday night at midnight, and Jean, a woman with long, blond, curly hair, sits at a table inside Blondies on the Beach (229 S. Atlantic... More >>

  • Gamblin' Whoa Man!

    published October 21, 2004

    "I always play the same numbers, and sometimes I get three of four matches, but usually nothing," says Norman, a short, gray-eyed man. "And then I... More >>

  • Tremble and Obey

    published October 7, 2004

    The new, enormous, retro South Beach-import club thumped as a crowd of 1,200 partiers kicked it to EMF's "Unbelievable." Four female bartenders in... More >>

  • Fling the Bling

    published September 23, 2004

    It's about 10 p.m. at the smoky jazz bar O'Hara's (722 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale), and the place is full of the usual 30- and... More >>

  • Man Versus Machine

    published September 2, 2004

    "They flee from me, that sometime did me seek, with naked foot stalking within my chamber." Would the forsaken 16th-century poet Thomas Mallory... More >>

  • Liquid Screams of Hellfire

    published August 12, 2004

    All Stars Sports Bar (2201 W. Sample Rd., Deerfield Beach) is decked out with red felt pool tables, a ping-pong table, a small corner stage, and... More >>

  • Where da Ladies At?

    published August 5, 2004

    Fat Cat's (320 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) is trying to close down at 4 a.m. on Sunday morning, when people standing in the dense crowd on the... More >>

  • Bustin' a Lung

    published July 22, 2004

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  • Straddling the Sausagefest

    published July 8, 2004

    A spin of the Romance Roulette wheel landed on a Thursday night for my newest sidekick, Rufus. The lucky chap's spectacles positively fogged up... More >>

  • Saint Gary

    published July 1, 2004

    "I can control what you experience through the night," Gary Santis says, "with my lighting." The mad-scientist statement drops from the hot... More >>

  • By the Way

    published June 17, 2004

    Just south of the Henry E. Kinney tunnel in downtown Fort Lauderdale sits a big, fat, square, teal-and-brown building with no windows and a couple... More >>

  • Talk to Us

    published June 3, 2004

    Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you? --... More >>

  • Let's Zydeco Again

    published May 20, 2004

    Red, mutilated crustacean corpses were all over the sun-scorched, tread-flattened grass in front of the Rosey Baby booth, where the crawfish boil... More >>

  • Party Holly

    published May 6, 2004

    Chocolada, 1923 Hollywood Blvd. Club M, 2037 Hollywood Blvd. Club XIT, 219 N. 21st Ave. Coyote Bar and Grille, 1926a... More >>

  • Wah!

    published April 22, 2004

    Three hundred thousand sports fans in Hartford, Connecticut, put down the kielbasa a couple of Sundays ago and neglected their near-constant... More >>

  • Platonic Play

    published April 8, 2004

    It's 2 a.m. on a Saturday at Plato's Repeat (321 W. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale), and the long, softly lit Jacuzzi room next to the bar is... More >>

  • Breaking It Off

    published April 1, 2004

    Let's say you're on the second date with a person whom you're really, really attracted to, but then he or she does or says this one thing, and you... More >>

  • Rear Entry

    published March 25, 2004

    It's almost midnight on a Friday at Assman's Wacky World (3000 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale), and 42-year-old Dave Tarr, the Assman... More >>

  • You Still Suck, Loser

    published March 11, 2004

    A favored professor at a college in the Northeast once asked me where I was from, and I said, "Fort Lauderdale." In front of a group of my... More >>

  • Crotch Watchers

    published March 4, 2004

    At the mere mention of the title of Anne Louis and Joyce Bandler's new book, Predicting the Penis, Jamie, a raspy-voiced, brunet bartender,... More >>

  • Adrift in Translation

    published February 26, 2004

    It's about 10:30 p.m. linear time on a Saturday night, and 40 partially conscious humanoids have just completed an hourlong, energy-generating... More >>

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