rss Email Author Deirdra Funcheon

Awards

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

    "Balloon Boy 2012"

  • 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"

  • 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"

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

    "Kill My Wife. Please!"

2006 Stories by Deirdra Funcheon

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  • Feel the Need

    published February 23, 2006

    Back in the 1940s and ´50s, Air Force Colonel John Paul Stapp just loooooved being a human guinea pig. One time, he flew in a airplane at... More >>

  • Don't Photograph This at Home!

    published February 2, 2006

    Back in 1999, artist Todd Forstyhe took as series of photos of a Barbie doll, naked. In one picture, the buxom blonde splashed happily in a... More >>

  • Vroom, Vroom, Vroom

    published January 26, 2006

    Before Che Guevara became a rock-star-esque rebel figure whose likeness graced T-shirts from Urban Outfitters, he was a revolutionary who helped... More >>

  • Cribs

    published January 5, 2006

    Suresh Atapattu, the education coordinator for the Buehler Planetarium, is excited to tell you that, “The Orion nebula is up in our night sky... More >>

  • Going where every comic has been before

    published January 5, 2006

    Bobby Collins’s website boasts that the New York Times called him “the most natural comedian working today.” But... More >>

  • All in the Family

    published January 5, 2006

    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was the quintessential late-19th-century artist. He was born into an aristocratic family, started drawing as a... More >>

  • Jews Behaving Badly

    published January 12, 2006

    About three years ago, Heeb, the magazine for young, Jewish hipsters, hired Susannah Perlman to coordinate the entertainment for one of its... More >>

  • Coop d’Etat

    published January 12, 2006

    Why did the chicken cross the road? “Well, that is an excellent question,” says Jack Reda, a man who wears a chicken suit for a... More >>

  • Mean Guys Finish First

    published January 12, 2006

    Nick DiPaolo might not be the most popular guy at church -- but he seems to be the first guy that Comedy Central calls when they need help... More >>

  • Capitol-izing on Ineptitude

    published January 12, 2006

    Whoever said that writing a musical comedy was difficult never tried to write a musical comedy about national politics while President Bush was in... More >>

  • Collecting Art: a Hip Hobby

    published January 12, 2006

    By day, John Morrissey is a Palm Beach lawyer who deals with probate cases, guardianships, that type of thing. Zzzzzzz. But by night (and... More >>

  • Too Cool for School

    published January 12, 2006

    Once upon a time, anyone who wanted to make a career in music got his start by busking on the streets, or by strong-arming his way onto a concert... More >>

  • Yup, Yup, Yuppie

    published January 19, 2006

    Back in the Less than Zero ´80s, if you talked about your “young professional” friends, we would have probably turned our... More >>

  • Don’t Just Sit There!

    published January 19, 2006

    So there’s this Hispanic kid named Rosario who lives in the ghetto. He got his ex-girlfriend pregnant, and yeah, maybe he beats the holy... More >>

  • Reinventing the Runway

    published January 19, 2006

    NiFlame, a 27-year-old designer, knows that fashion isn’t humanitarian relief or anything, but still, “I realize how clothes can change... More >>

  • MCs on Parade

    published January 19, 2006

    Get your calendar and mark Wednesday nights as “booked,” now that the Poor House has launched its weekly “Art of Moving Butts”... More >>

  • Fight Club

    published January 19, 2006

    You thought that every day was “Hockey Day in Canada.” But, no – the unofficial holiday fell on January 7. It started just six... More >>

  • Drunk On Stage

    published January 26, 2006

    “I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. And try to find somebody whose life gives them vodka, and have a... More >>

  • You Might Pretend to Be a Redneck If...

    published January 26, 2006

    It’s not even 7 a.m. The sun is barely up. Yet you’re at dead stop, stuck in traffic, still two miles from C.B. Smith Park (900 N.... More >>

  • The Next Stage

    published February 2, 2006

    “Acey Sickly woke up one day and found he was living the American nightmare: an interminable cycle of work, sleep, and monotony with nary a... More >>

  • It's a Small World

    published February 2, 2006

    Part art and part tool, there’s just something about a map that opens up the imagination. Where does that road lead? How did that bridge get... More >>

  • Dre Day

    published February 2, 2006

    First it went to Qatar. Then it went to Australia. Now it’s coming to… Delray Beach? Yes, the unassuming little city is a hot spot on... More >>

  • If the Schtick Ain't Broken

    published February 9, 2006

    Jim Florentine can do more than just answer the phone on unsuspecting telemarketers and mess with them. But the formula has been so successful... More >>

  • Legends Go to Bat

    published February 9, 2006

    The great thing is that more than 50 former major league ballplayers and celebrities will be playing in the 18th Annual Joe DiMaggio Legends... More >>

  • We Heart Pablo

    published February 9, 2006

    Pablo Francisco has called himself “a universal comic” who tries to appeal to all audiences, but if he’s offered extra work... More >>

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