rss Email Author Deirdra Funcheon

Awards

  • 2013 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists

    "Balloon Boy 2012"

  • 2009 - Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism, published June 26, 2008

    "To Hug a Porcupine"

  • 2009 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published June 26, 2008

    "To Hug a Porcupine"

  • 2009 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published January 31, 2008

    "Simmer Down, Kids!"

  • 2009 - Sunshine State Awards/South Florida Society of Professional Journalists, published November 6, 2008

    "Mud in Your Eye"

  • 2009 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published June 26, 2008

    "To Hug a Porcupine"

  • 2009 - The Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards/Atlanta SPJ, published June 26, 2008

    "To Hug a Porcupine"

  • 2008 - Better Weekly Newspaper Awards/Florida Press Association, published July 5, 2007

    "Kill My Wife. Please!"

2004 Stories by Deirdra Funcheon

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  • SoFla, So Good

    published December 30, 2004

    Call it wet, call it wild, just don't call it dull. 2004 was a year of ups and downs for the local music scene. Plenty of national attention was... More >>

  • Got Balls?

    published December 30, 2004

    Kickballing off the new year SUN 1/2 Are you looking for a unique way to close out... More >>

  • Put the Needle Down...

    published December 23, 2004

    Pick the needle up SUN 12/26 Don't let the name intimidate you. DJ Icey, a.k.a.... More >>

  • Grab a Plate

    published November 25, 2004

    Jared Cole presides over Ray's Downtown Blues bar with Hugh Hefner-like authority. He sips straight Jim Beam from a highball glass; a cigarette... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published September 2, 2004

    THU 2 Sometimes in comedy all it takes is the right quote or a really outrageous character to make a lasting impression. John... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published August 26, 2004

    THU 26 Funny how we scrutinize and scrutinize the people who run for president, but we could give a rat's posterior about the folks... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published August 19, 2004

    THU 19 Bartending can be stressful. Sometimes you just can't remember whether you should mix Cointreau or Courvoisier! Jim Beam or... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published August 12, 2004

    THU 12 When Anthrax and Public Enemy got together to "Bring the Noise" some 13 years ago, metal bands began their rhythmic transition... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published August 5, 2004

    THU 5 Perhaps the film Nickel and Dime should be called Francs et Euros, considering it comes from the land of... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published July 29, 2004

    THU 29 If you're looking for the doorway to another dimension, psychedelics are the best choice. But... psychedelic drugs or... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published July 22, 2004

    THU 22 Once upon a time -- 2003, actually -- "destroyers of bulls" Jordan Lorow and Christopher Macfarlane "realized what they must... More >>

  • Vice Squad

    published July 15, 2004

    Reynaldo prefers champagne and strawberries in bed, and he likes to take bubble baths rather than showers. He likes to be on top, and he admits... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published July 15, 2004

    THU 15 Tarpon Bend (200 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale) is looking for "any lady who thinks she has what it takes to be the next... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published July 8, 2004

    THU 8 There's a fine line between selling out and maturing that many punk bands would like to ignore. Not that Blink 182... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published July 1, 2004

    THU 1 After graduating from college, comedian Richard Jeni soon took what he thought was his dream job, working for a public... More >>

  • Out of Africa

    published June 24, 2004

    You may have noticed Ndakhte Ndiaye cruising around in her Honda Element with its "DJEMBE" license plate, dressed in long loose-fitting... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published June 24, 2004

    THU 24 You gotta admire a comic with real range -- someone who can impersonate Arnold Schwarzenegger and Joan Rivers. Pablo... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published May 27, 2004

    THU 27 God save South Florida -- the Creepy T's have added a second guitar to their already fuzzed-out garage-punk mix, in the... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published May 20, 2004

    THU 20 It's OK if Mexican immigrants want to clean our half-million-dollar houses... but when they move into our neighborhood? Hey,... More >>

  • Bounty Killer: The Slicker Picker Upper

    published May 13, 2004

    With an up-from-the-ghetto life story and an ego the size of the Western Hemisphere, the man known as Bounty Killer -- a.k.a. the Poor... More >>

  • Dude, Where's My Planet?

    published April 22, 2004

    Whatever happened to Earth Day, people? Remember the '90s, when we were all worked up about developing solar energy and finding a solution to the... More >>

  • Folkies Need Short Skirts Too

    published April 8, 2004

    When Jewel's fans got their hands on her latest album, the beat-infused 0304, many of them got a little emotional. Their beloved wistful... More >>

  • Mars Needs Banjos

    published April 1, 2004

    Never mind the 11 Grammy nominations and seven trophies. Everybody knows that Grammy means "endorsement by a bunch of conservative old... More >>

  • Lusty Lesbos!

    published March 25, 2004

    A city girl, Ms. Pussy DeLicker, comes to the country to obtain a divorce. Here, she is utterly shocked by the naughty things the local cowgirl,... More >>

  • Surf Porn

    published March 18, 2004

    A long time ago, on a wave far, far away, 19-year-old surfer Shaun Tomson made cinematic history. It was 1977. Darth Vader entered the world's... More >>

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