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Awards

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

    "Balloon Boy 2012"

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

    "To Hug a Porcupine"

  • 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"

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

    "Kill My Wife. Please!"

2005 Stories by Deirdra Funcheon

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  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published September 29, 2005

    THU 29 You might think it's a strange idea to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with a topless party, but if you've ever seen... More >>

  • Rave...

    published September 22, 2005

    Against the dying of the light SAT 9/24 How many DJs does it take to unscrew a light... More >>

  • Trippin'

    published September 22, 2005

    "They call me Dr. John, known as the Night Tripper," growls the good doc on "Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya-Ya," the tune that introduced him to the... More >>

  • 'Toon In

    published September 15, 2005

    Hip-hop's happy-happy joy-joy SAT 9/17 First of all, it's not "meena-meena"; it's... More >>

  • Wild Finish

    published September 15, 2005

    Phillies and Fish meet for three FRI 9/16 With just over two weeks left in the regular... More >>

  • Las Movies

    published September 15, 2005

    Ohmigosh! We heard that there are, like, other countries out there besides the United States. For real! There's a whole bunch tucked down... More >>

  • Know This Dog?

    published September 8, 2005

    Four cool exhibits at FAU FRI 9/9 There's a running joke that FAU stands for "Find... More >>

  • Def Jam

    published September 8, 2005

    High-definition films on the big screen FRI 9/9 With 500 lines of resolution, digital... More >>

  • Tune In

    published September 1, 2005

    Jack Johnson stars in The Accidental Rock Star TUE 9/6 Why this dopey little,... More >>

  • Love Hurts

    published September 1, 2005

    A rock star and two eight-balls, sittin' in a tree... FRI 9/2 When Phil Varone was a... More >>

  • Benz Over

    published September 1, 2005

    Can you handle the dancehall? SAT 9/3 In 1994, Spragga Benz was a short-haired,... More >>

  • Finally!

    published August 25, 2005

    A chick who really does rock THU 8/25 In the song "The Best Thing," Abby... More >>

  • Good Luck!

    published August 25, 2005

    Bring cash, show skin FRI 8/26 This weekend, you might want to put on your South Beach... More >>

  • C'est la V.

    published August 25, 2005

    "I was doing a set in Vancouver and people thought my name was Edgar Five," laughs DJ Edgar V. Dance music junkies from South Florida would... More >>

  • Big Wheels

    published August 18, 2005

    These trucks could eat you FRI 8/19 When Tom Meents, the six-time world champion monster... More >>

  • I Heart Surfers

    published August 18, 2005

    If you want to become a surf filmmaker, 28-year-old Jessie Marley has this advice: "Good luck. You've gotta be friends with [the pro surfers]. A... More >>

  • Riddim Driven

    published August 11, 2005

    People know the Town of Davie for its two main attractions: the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds and the Round-Up, a country bar with the best line dancing... More >>

  • The Marlins Need You

    published August 11, 2005

    Teal us about it! thu 8/11 The Marlins are having something of a schizophrenic... More >>

  • Jam on It

    published August 11, 2005

    "Our philosophy is, never try to be funny," Dave Hyland says. Surprising words from a member of an improv comedy troupe. But Hyland, who at age 34... More >>

  • Smooth Transition

    published August 4, 2005

    Artsy interns show what they're made of THU 8/4 For many high school students, the... More >>

  • Beat It

    published August 4, 2005

    DJ Denny Tsettos brings the goods SAT 8/6 "I play two types of records," DJ Denny... More >>

  • What Plot?

    published July 28, 2005

    Filmmakers FLEX their creative muscles WED 8/3 If you think David Lynch's films are... More >>

  • Listen Up

    published July 28, 2005

    And have some java too THU 7/28 Getting your drink on around Fort Lauderdale's... More >>

  • Hang Time

    published July 28, 2005

    To get your artwork shown at the Gallery of the Unknown Artists, you don't need no fancy résumé or college degree. You don't... More >>

  • Marlins Return Home

    published July 21, 2005

    To host the Pirates... and the ladies TUE 7/26 After losing three straight at home to... More >>

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