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!"

2006 Stories by Deirdra Funcheon

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  • Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beauty Editor

    published April 20, 2006

    Not only did Jean Godfrey June land her dream job (beauty editor), she landed it at Lucky magazine, a rag that’s all about... More >>

  • Ay, Cuba!

    published April 20, 2006

    You really ought to catch Cuban musician Israel Lopez -- a.k.a. Cachao – right now. Homeboy is 87. Then again, one critic who saw his... More >>

  • Monkey on Your Back

    published April 20, 2006

    Everybody knows Julius. He’s the cartoon monkey that appears on t-shirts, backpacks, and pajamas of little girls and big hipsters everywhere.... More >>

  • Go Take a Bath

    published April 20, 2006

    We weren’t exactly sure what to expect when the Tubten Kunga Buddhist center sent word that it was holding a “Bathing... More >>

  • Get Inked

    published April 20, 2006

    This just in: we hear that the popular TV show Miami Ink is actually having trouble finding people to feature on the show. But we... More >>

  • Rock Stars Aren't the Only Ones

    published April 27, 2006

    The annual Showtel art exhibit – nay, art happening – just gets curiouser and curiouser. In 2002, curator Kara Walker-Tomé... More >>

  • We Heart Nonpoint

    published April 27, 2006

    When Fort Lauderdale’s resident rock star Elias Soriano called, we were excited to ask him about the the new album (To the Pain) from... More >>

  • The Corn Convention

    published April 27, 2006

    Do you think there is a kernel of truth to the claim that the Sixth Annual Sweet Corn Fiesta is going to be “ear-resistible”? Or... More >>

  • Wanna Take It Inside?

    published April 20, 2006

    We can’t all make the NFL. But that doesn’t mean we can’t grow thighs the size of tree trunks and crash our 300-pound bodies into... More >>

  • Mission Mash

    published May 4, 2006

    The only mission that might be impossible is reminding the world that, before he was the proud papa of a gurgling little TomKitten, Tom Cruise was... More >>

  • Do Something Fishy

    published May 11, 2006

    First, the bad news: 18 losses. Now, the good: seven wins. That’s the Florida Marlins’ record at press time. But there are other... More >>

  • Hotter than Larry the Cable Guy, Too

    published May 11, 2006

    By now, pretty much everyone knows that last year’s hit movie The Aristocrats was inspired by comedian Gilbert Gottfried.... More >>

  • No Crybabies Allowed

    published December 14, 2006

    As you might expect, the man named The Health Colonel knows a thing or two about fitness. “The real issue,” he says, “has... More >>

  • Two Great Feelings that Feel Good Together

    published December 28, 2006

    What’s better – getting buzzed or getting massaged? Do both during “Wine & Recline” nights, a brilliant collaboration... More >>

  • The Pitter Patter of ...

    published March 30, 2006

    Little Feat plays at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Harriet Himmel Theater, 600 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. Tickets cost $36. Call... More >>

  • The Rave's Back, Baby

    published March 2, 2006

    In a grungy nightclub near train tracks in Hollywood, there's a strange time warp going on. Like the millennium never happened, nearly 200 ravers... More >>

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