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2013 Stories by Jess Swanson

Archives: 2014 | 2013
  • Happy Ending

    published December 26, 2013

    In the 21st Century, becoming a Disney princess might not be as glamorous as the children's books made it seem. Nowadays, Snow White would be... More >>

  • Live From Lauderdale

    published December 5, 2013

    Stock up on your anti-seasickness medication: This festival is on a boat! On Friday, bump elbows with Fort Lauderdale's glitterati kickoff party.... More >>

  • Santa Loves a Parade

    published November 28, 2013

    Forget the flying sleigh and magical reindeer; in Florida, Santa rides a fire truck. For the past 43 years, Boca Raton has thrown ol' Saint Nick... More >>

  • Philanthropy is Hilarious

    published November 21, 2013

    Move over, Bob Sagat; wholesome knock-knock jokes get old real fast. Everyone knows the best jokes are the ones that can't be told in front of... More >>

  • Animal Walk

    published November 14, 2013

    You can't kick the people who run puppy mills in the crotch or set all the boats that speed through the waterways and run over manatees on fire.... More >>

  • Spook-a-rama

    published October 31, 2013

    Trick-or-treating is great until you reach puberty and you start receiving those quizzical stares from neighbors for stampeding around the street... More >>

  • Gender at Play

    published October 31, 2013

    Halloween has passed, but that doesn't mean you can't play dress-up and take on a different identity -- or sexual identity. Whether you prefer... More >>

  • The Power of Ink

    published October 24, 2013

    What's the point of having a tattoo if it's hidden under long sleeves and khakis all week? Empire Tattoos agrees and is hosting Power of Ink, an... More >>

  • Marco? Polo!

    published October 17, 2013

    Horses are high-maintenance: They smell, they poop, they need to be fed. No one has time for that, especially serious polo players. And even for... More >>

  • Student Stories

    published October 17, 2013

    This isn't L.A., and big-name screenwriters aren't under every street lamp smoking cigarettes while clad in all-black ensembles. But that doesn't... More >>

  • It's Puzzling

    published October 3, 2013

    Techie types, this is a race for you. While that hot-shot football captain was macking on all the cheerleaders in his letterman jersey, you were... More >>

  • Girls With Strings Attached

    published September 19, 2013

    From your island vacation to your belief in the tooth fairy, they say all good things must come to an end. And Friday night marks the end of the... More >>

  • Splatter Fest

    published September 12, 2013

    With the advent of Netflix and Hulu, movie date nights have become obsolete. No longer can hormonal teens sit in a dark theater and anxiously... More >>

  • Home Turf Advantage

    published September 5, 2013

    It's dizzying to follow a checkered soccer ball darting from one end of the field to the other for 90 minutes. But tensions run high on Saturday... More >>

  • Feel Good Running

    published September 5, 2013

    Running prevents disease, promotes weight loss, and reduces stress. In addition to all those benefits, running at the Firefighters 5K on Sunday... More >>

  • Down In the Dives

    published August 29, 2013

    With unclogged toilets and an ornate backlit bar display, the Dive Bar doesn’t live up to its name. The kitschy fishing décor,... More >>

  • Battle of the Brawn

    published August 22, 2013

    As much as we enjoyed Edward Norton and Brad Pitt's sweaty bods punching each other in the clandestine Fight Club, this is one ring you can... More >>

  • The Devil Made You Do It

    published August 8, 2013

    The Garden of Eden was OK, but sometimes you just crave the forbidden fruit. In the Garden of Earthly Delights, nine burlesque dancers will... More >>

  • Bizarre Buys

    published July 11, 2013

    Etsy's great and all, but no one wants to wait five business days to receive his one-of-a-kind buy in the mail. For those instant-gratification... More >>

  • In A Pickle

    published June 27, 2013

    No one likes to get caught in a pickle, but there's nothing sour about this happening. Since 2003, the Independent Working Artists Network (IWAN)... More >>

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