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2006 Stories by Marya Summers

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  • Spare the Rod

    published December 28, 2006

    "I can tell you're not used to live entertainment. You're the 17th worst crowd I've played to. I am the show. You are the audience."... More >>

  • Artbeat

    published December 28, 2006

    The zen of tedium can produce the sweetest fruit. "Yozo Hamaguchi: Father of the Modern Mezzotint" proves it, though the contemplative... More >>

  • Home for the Holidays

    published December 21, 2006

    It's been a while since the days when I lived in a hovel by T's Lounge out by Palm Beach International Airport. During those glory days, there... More >>

  • Artbeat

    published December 21, 2006

    Binding mortality, relationships, and blessings together poetically in one exhibit, Marsha Christo's "Contemporary Approaches to Printmaking"... More >>

  • Behold the Power of Fangs!

    published December 14, 2006

    Not your ordinary burlesque, Thursday nights at The G in Fort Lauderdale is more than just half-dressed hotties undulating on stripper... More >>

  • Holy Cow!

    published December 14, 2006

    If there's one place at the Museum of Art's new exhibit, "Cradle of Christianity: Jewish and Christian Treasures from the Holy Land," where the... More >>

  • Artbeat

    published December 14, 2006

    Don't be too quick to dismiss it as just a college poster exhibition. And don't knock yourself if you find yourself enjoying FAU's exhibit more... More >>

  • Home Girl

    published December 7, 2006

    After two autumn weeks shivering in dark, soggy Finland for the sake of romance (my most expensive booty call ever), I have renewed appreciation... More >>

  • Bad Boyz n the Hood

    published November 23, 2006

    I didn't need the faux-hawked guy with the well-muscled arms to explain the concept of Ladies' Night to me. If he'd stopped his self-conscious... More >>

  • A Cult of Personality

    published November 16, 2006

    I won't go into details, but I spent a long, grueling week at my day job defending myself for having a lousy MySpace page. And standing up for my... More >>

  • Artbeat

    published November 16, 2006

    If you're one of those who scarfs down your raw seafood without learning much more about Japanese culture than how to hold a pair of chopsticks,... More >>

  • Swap Party

    published November 9, 2006

    On a Saturday night at Mizner Park, Gigi's Tavern was busting out all over the place like ten thousand-dollar tits in a five-dollar shirt... More >>

  • When Movies Look at Movies

    published November 9, 2006

    These reviews are part of our continuing coverage of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, which wraps on November 14:... More >>

  • Recycled Life

    published November 9, 2006

    Recycled Life. If you think your job stinks, this short film might help put things in perspective. Documenting the lives and work of those... More >>

  • Abstraction: A Group Show

    published November 9, 2006

    "The more horrifying the world becomes, the more art becomes abstract," claimed Paul Klee, the renowned Swiss artist who once painted camouflage... More >>

  • Rosy Palm Beach

    published November 2, 2006

    Named after the man who owned the longest-running illegal casino in American history, E.R. Bradley's Saloon has always been the sort of... More >>

  • Joni's Promise

    published November 2, 2006

    Joni's Promise. Don't let subtitles turn you off: you don't have to be a film buff to enjoy Joni's Promise. The Indonesian... More >>

  • Loud and Fast but Under Control

    published October 26, 2006

    Whether in tribute to or in defiance of Sting, Roxanne's puts on the red light. Lots of them, actually: the recessed spotlights over the... More >>

  • Artbeat

    published October 26, 2006

    Some things just get a rise out of you. "Erotic Art," a group show of more than 30 artists, isn't necessarily one of those things. True,... More >>

  • Ladies of the Night

    published October 19, 2006

    Beauty pageants are all the same — the smiles, forced; the answers, rehearsed; the movements, choreographed. The Miss South Florida... More >>

  • Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West.

    published October 19, 2006

    Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West. Don't you just love a good hate flick? This one takes a whack at Islam (after... More >>

  • Artbeat

    published October 19, 2006

    It's a tiny exhibit, but "Mary Cassatt: Pastels and Drawings" evokes a reaction. "Loved the collection! Wished there were more," one patron... More >>

  • Checking Into Rehab

    published October 12, 2006

    When Rodman's Rehab opened in mid-September as a bar-within-a-bar in Voodoo Lounge, the Night Rider invited herself to the party.... More >>

  • Artbeat

    published October 12, 2006

    "We need to tend the garden of Mother Earth," photographer Barry Haynes urges in commentary that accompanies his "Spiritual Places"... More >>

  • Artbeat

    published October 5, 2006

    Inevitably, Giannina Coppiano Dwin ends up with ants in her pants. That's because the lacy bikinis, discretely named Untitled, are made of... More >>

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