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2005 Stories by Courtney Hambright

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  • Know When to Walk Away

    published December 15, 2005

    Mere hours after the Dolphins' recent victory over the Bills, I was engrossed in a game of Texas Hold 'Em at Jester's Pub, unaware of my home... More >>

  • Rules of Engagement

    published December 8, 2005

    Talking with handsome young Nathan, a blue-eyed, big-shouldered guy I met at Blue Martini last week, it became obvious that the last thing men... More >>

  • Star Search

    published December 1, 2005

    For those, like Night Court, who've never actually been to Ibiza, the tropical-tinged, house-infused, all-night party atmosphere at Hallandale... More >>

  • Madonna in Exile

    published November 17, 2005

    The details of last week´s Broward exclusive were so outlandish, I figured they had to be bullshit. One copy of Madonna´s new CD,... More >>

  • GWAR, What Is It Good For?

    published November 10, 2005

    Ever seen the sad folks slipping dollar after dollar into the bar-top video machines at your local dive? You know the machine I'm talking about,... More >>

  • Storm Warming

    published November 3, 2005

    It was the Tuesday night after the storm. With a 7 p.m. curfew, there wasn't a hell of a lot for a nightlife columnist to do in a town that hasn't... More >>

  • Saving Face

    published October 20, 2005

    The chant "Here we go, Steelers, here we go!" was winding down at the very packed Humphrey's Tavern and Grill on 33rd after the Steelers touched... More >>

  • The Comeback Artist

    published October 13, 2005

    It's Wednesday night at 11, the Broward Center is disgorging hundreds of The Phantom of the Opera viewers into the hot Florida night, and... More >>

  • Pits, Stop!

    published October 6, 2005

    It's 8 on Saturday night, and the evening is unfolding almost as sluggishly as the pace it took for my armpit hair to grow into the two luxurious... More >>

  • Serving Love

    published September 29, 2005

    The last time I crashed Crush, the Thursday-night indie-rock party, it was packed with boys wearing short shorts, ties, and sunglasses in '70s... More >>

  • White Fort Lauderdale

    published September 8, 2005

    The massive room, filled to the brim with gay men, exploded in cheers when W walked on stage. And surprising as it may seem, the love only... More >>

  • Bicurious

    published September 1, 2005

    The dark club was thumping to "Don't Cha," the annoying yet irresistible new song by the Pussycat Dolls. The periphery of the dance floor was... More >>

  • Obscure Bar Tour

    published August 18, 2005

    You could live your whole life in Broward County and, if you never made a wrong turn or let yourself get lost, overlook the most aged, authentic... More >>

  • Kilmo, Represent

    published July 28, 2005

    His face was covered in long, black whiskers. Sitting at the bar in Sublime vegetarian restaurant, with his curly ponytail popping out of the back... More >>

  • Birds, Bees, and Rock 'n' Roll

    published July 28, 2005

    If there's one thing in the world that doesn't make sense, it's how most offspring cringe at the discussion of mom and dad making sweet, sweet... More >>

  • Scary Mary Santa

    published July 14, 2005

    Inside the bedroom of a beachside apartment, a tall, muscular, Italian-American dominatrix with attractive, sharp features and multicolored dreads... More >>

  • Head Games

    published July 7, 2005

    The website www.becomeaplayer.com is one among many resources that tell guys how to pick up women. It... More >>

  • Richie Revolution

    published June 30, 2005

    When Revolution, the downtown Fort Lauderdale spot for live rock 'n' roll, announced that Nicole Richie would be its surprise "red carpet arrival"... More >>

  • Big Pimpin' FLA

    published June 23, 2005

    "This girl was beautiful. She was gorgeous. She was only 21 years old, and a trick had bought her a brand-new Pontiac Firebird," recalls... More >>

  • On Main Street, Part 2

    published June 16, 2005

    The banter in the back room of Bob Roth's New River Groves, a laid-back, family-run fruit stand and shipping business at Griffin Road just west of... More >>

  • On Main Street, Part 1

    published June 9, 2005

    South of the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, an inconspicuous strip of asphalt branches off Federal Highway. It's easy to drive... More >>

  • Summer's Here, You Monkeys

    published June 2, 2005

    Rose and Crown Pub and Eatery, 3680 W. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Scarlett's Cabaret, 2920 SW 30th Ave., Pembroke Park.... More >>

  • Dirty, Sandbagging Bastards

    published May 19, 2005

    It's sick, this game. From the perspective of the ten pins set at the end of the lane, which stand there like prisoners at full attention before a... More >>

  • Doppelbänger

    published May 5, 2005

    "I would fuck myself," Joe said. Then the Ben Stiller-getic 26-year-old smoking a stogie at a table in front of Tarpon Bend last Saturday night... More >>

  • Creepers

    published April 28, 2005

    Todd was in the shower with Mary when he heard the engine speeding across the desert in Botswana toward the farmhouse where they were spending the... More >>

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