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2010 Stories by Jason Budjinski

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  • Dy-no-mite Fridays

    published November 11, 2010

    For a catch phrase to make it past the 15-minute mark, it has to be succinct and easy to remember and have the right person deliver it. ... More >>

  • Hump Day/Salsa Night

    published November 11, 2010

    All right, so you managed to learn a few salsa moves by watching dance tutorials on YouTube. That’s fine at first, but in the end,... More >>

  • Wheels, Don’t Fail Me Now

    published November 4, 2010

    The fastest way to make the poseur list in skateboarding is to ride mongo — kicking with your front foot. But anyone with hopes of winning... More >>

  • Outsider Art (Literally)

    published October 21, 2010

    Fall in Fort Lauderdale — barring the occasional property-pulverizing hurricane — brings the perfect weather for outdoor events. And for... More >>

  • Follow the Lederhosen

    published October 14, 2010

    Congratulations, Cincinnati; you’re home to the country’s largest Oktoberfest celebration. Too bad it also topped VH1’s list of the... More >>

  • Art of the Mind

    published October 7, 2010

    The medical community probably regards phrenology the same way musicians do Milli Vanilli. For those not familiar, the 19th-century discipline... More >>

  • New Place Like Home

    published September 16, 2010

    Having moved to the U.S. this past May, Cuban-born artist Rafael Carrillo Alejandro Domenech is still in a transitional period of sorts.... More >>

  • Eighty-Four Turns One

    published September 16, 2010

    A lot can happen in a year. Fads come and go. “True love” is found and lost… and found again. And in South Florida, venues often... More >>

  • I and iTunes

    published September 9, 2010

    It may seem hard to believe, but there was a time when the music industry had a handle on technology. But now, some gazillion illegal downloads... More >>

  • Three-Quarters of a Century Fox

    published September 2, 2010

    The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is holding a 75th anniversary celebration for 20th Century Fox, and what better film to... More >>

  • DAG-Nabit

    published September 2, 2010

    The average lifespan of a show on Comedy Central is only slightly longer than that of the common housefly. So when they pulled the plug on David... More >>

  • Room for Improv-ment

    published August 26, 2010

    Sometimes the funniest part about a live comedy act is the heckling. It's not just the schadenfreude of watching some poor sap tank but the chance... More >>

  • Get in With the New

    published August 19, 2010

    While in the studio recording their debut album, A.K.A.’s Lori Garrote and Natalie Martinez realized it was time for a name change. And after... More >>

  • Going South on Memory Lane

    published August 19, 2010

    You’ve likely heard some variation of the saying “The farther south you go, the more north it gets” regarding Florida’s... More >>

  • Baby Got Bike

    published July 15, 2010

    Two issues the average American struggles with are going green and staying lean. And although our addiction to cars and carbs has made those goals... More >>

  • Life Stacked the Deck

    published July 15, 2010

    Life is like a box of chocolates? Oh, hell no. If anything, it’s a game of cards — gin rummy, to be exact. That much is clear in D.L.... More >>

  • Yu-Gi-Oh!? No, Ky-o-to!

    published June 24, 2010

    All right, let’s do a little word association, shall we? Here’s a couple to visualize: Japan and art. And your answers are… Dragon... More >>

  • Mommy Dearest

    published May 20, 2010

    His mother viewed homosexuals as another group to look down on. So it’s no surprise that Edward Albee left home at 18. And in his 1994... More >>

  • Car Gazing

    published May 13, 2010

    Normally, when you see some kid in a freshly pimped-out ride testing his new subwoofers, you think, “Damn, that’s annoying.” But if... More >>

  • Clarence Cares

    published May 6, 2010

    Clarence Clemons is a man who has made his mark several times over. From his most notable role as E-Street Band saxophonist to countless other... More >>

  • Jockeys and Juleps

    published April 29, 2010

    When the late Hunter S. Thompson wrote that the Kentucky Derby was “decadent and depraved,” the Louisville native was referring to the... More >>

  • Domestic Casualties of War

    published April 15, 2010

    Poor Craig. For the deceased military man in Christopher Shinn’s play Dying City, it was out of the frying pan and into the... More >>

  • Feeling Lucky, Crime?

    published March 18, 2010

    What’ll it take to bring down the sinister Dr. Dragon and his musclebound henchman, Goliath? Not much, just your average group of... More >>

  • Train (Not) in Vain

    published March 4, 2010

    There comes a point in the life of a band when the dreaded h word rears its head. For those unfamiliar, that would be hiatus. When this... More >>

  • Words and Action

    published February 18, 2010

    Minneapolis’ Toki Wright, who was raised Buddhist, developed an awareness of the world that influenced his work as a hip-hop emcee,... More >>

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