Emily Bliss

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  • 14 years ago | Longform

    Novelist Johnny Payne cannot help but jump and sway to the jaunty lilts of the Allman Brothers Band (his favorite group). Clutching his cue in one hand, he dances next to a pool table at the Boca Bar, a windowless, cinder block box that from the o...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    In the front room of Dada, a Delray Beach coffeehouse, in early April, bassist Thom Hammond sits back on an overstuffed couch and enumerates his musical influences, which include Britpop acts, heavy progressive groups, hard-edged guitar players, t...

  • 14 years ago

    Strings of boxlike buildings, each a framework of metal and oil-stained cement, line North Andrews Avenue just south of Sunrise Boulevard. The tinted windows of auto-detailing shops, the shimmering metal of used-car dealerships, and the dingy vehi...

  • 14 years ago

    When James Lauzerne explored Ernest Hemingway's Key West home this past October, he spotted a copy of The Exile, a thin literary review from the late 1920s. The journal, created and edited by Ezra Pound, featured Hemingway's writing. "I saw this t...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    On November 16, 2000, Apollo Middle School principal Aimee Zekofsky summoned Ofcr. Bryan Roussell of the Hollywood Police Department to her office. The principal handed him what resembled a Rorschach test, then asked him to fold it and hold it up ...

  • 14 years ago

    In the wee hours of February 27, 1999, John Holland and Carl Wald decided to end their night of bar-hopping. Holland, who felt he was too drunk to drive, handed his keys to his rugby buddy and agreed to go to Wald's Palm Beach Gardens home for som...