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2006 Stories by Jamie Laughlin

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  • Want to go Back to Dance in the 1950's?

    published December 7, 2006

    Are you tired of turning on the oldies station only to discover that they are playing the exact same 20 songs that they played yesterday? And they... More >>

  • New Times Goes to Florida Supercon

    published November 30, 2006

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  • Drink Something

    published November 23, 2006

    Pretty much everyone needs a drink (or five) after a day of stuffing themselves full of tryptophans and quality time. Girls, save your mad money;... More >>

  • Kill Something

    published November 23, 2006

    Better grab your camouflage, bird call, and a few friends, ´cause its Exotic Deer and Wild Hog season (though, in honor of the... More >>

  • Get a Strong Cuppa Joe

    published November 16, 2006

    Every populated region has its own subcultures, and one of Fort Lauderdale’s friendliest is the bears – you know, those buff gay men... More >>

  • Hollywood and Vine

    published October 5, 2006

    Hollywood has turned over a new leaf. It has transcended its former status as a seasonal nest for blue-haired snowbirds to become a charming hang... More >>

  • Get Blown Away

    published October 5, 2006

    For all of the little kids who were ever called up to the cockpit and given a pair of silver (painted) wings, or who have pressed their faces... More >>

  • It's the Wheel Deal

    published September 14, 2006

    It’s Saturday and you’re in between paychecks. If your pockets were bulging with shiny dollars, you would probably gamble, buy new... More >>

  • I’m Suddenly Very Hungry

    published July 27, 2006

    Unexpectedly nestled below the Collins Ave. Howard Johnson’s (8701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach ) is a cave-like, basement day spa, overflowing... More >>

  • Shake it Like a Bowl of Soup

    published July 20, 2006

    With Slack Lounge long defunct, and Blowtorch permanently banned, local hipsters have had a couple of years to sell their Vespas and stockpile... More >>

  • Les B-Friends

    published June 29, 2006

    The underground break dancing scene is already kind of a niche group; if you don’t know the key players, it can be a little tough to worm... More >>

  • When Dad Comes Out of the Closet…

    published April 20, 2006

    A perversely protective mother-son relationship, a taxidermied dad hanging patiently in the closet, and a disgruntled pet piranha swimming in... More >>

  • The Deep End

    published April 6, 2006

    Customarily, DJ nights consist of epileptic lighting schemes, overpriced vodka and Red Bull cocktails, and repetitious bass beats. But with the... More >>

  • Walk on the Wild Side

    published April 6, 2006

    Jeff Corwin is parched from his latest exploration through the sweltering jungles of Thailand, where he successfully rescued some... More >>

  • Totally Paula

    published March 9, 2006

    Paula Poundstone has it all -- ten cats (one of which speaks exclusively to her), a regular spot on NPR’s Wait Wait…... More >>

  • Motor City Overhaul

    published February 9, 2006

    Unlike bands who spend entire careers composing songs, desperately hoping to stumble upon the secret formula for pop-hit status, the Detroit... More >>

  • Do You Dress Kinky for No Rhyme or Reason?

    published February 9, 2006

    There once was a couple named Mooring, Whose marriage had become rather boring, She was all tweed and khaki, He felt like a lackey, And in place... More >>

  • Bull Riding!

    published January 26, 2006

    Do you love extreme sports but have trouble finding the sport that suits you? NASCAR looks attractive, but your attention span is too short to... More >>

  • A Tribute

    published January 26, 2006

    In J.A.P.: Princesses of Comedy, four of the hottest Jewish comediennes of current years combine with the miracle of modern... More >>

  • Free Condoms and Lube!

    published January 19, 2006

    Some anniversaries should pass unnoticed: the first time your kittens vomited up their prey, that day you failed algebra – again, or any... More >>

  • Catcalls at Haute Hounds

    published January 12, 2006

    Some holidays are easy to remember. After all, on Christmas, we get lavished with gifts. On New Year’s, we get showered in champagne, and on... More >>

  • Shorts Can Be Sexy… and Other Ghost Stories

    published January 12, 2006

    Who says there’s no sense of fashion left at casinos? While the sweatpants-clad, chain-smoking, slot-addicted regulars plug away in the... More >>

  • Dog Days of the New Year

    published January 5, 2006

    So what your saying is, you want to do a little something to celebrate 2006, the Year of the Dog, properly? Nothing big… maybe try your paw... More >>

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