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2009 Stories by Mickie Centrone

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  • “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes”

    published December 31, 2009

    Before Robert Louis Stevenson penned one of his most famous works, we were supposed to know right from wrong by way of two voices. There was the... More >>

  • “Et Tu Little Death, Brute?”

    published December 31, 2009

    Once again, mainstream pop culture is wrong — so you can go ahead and eradicate whatever thoughts Pink’s new pop song stirs up with its... More >>

  • The Shop Around the Corner

    published December 31, 2009

    It took us quite a few trips to downtown Fort Lauderdale before we found the coffee shop Brew’s Urban Cafe. And… this gem is tucked away... More >>

  • Christmas Is Over. Kind of.

    published December 24, 2009

    By Christmas evening, you’re looking for an unChristmassy event because you’ve done it all and can’t do anymore. Actually,... More >>

  • The Comforting Nutcracker

    published December 24, 2009

    The holidays make us stray, splurge, and sin — and why wouldn’t we, with the new year right around the corner? (New Year = fresh start;... More >>

  • From Dusk Till Christmas

    published December 17, 2009

    The dark days of the holiday season are upon us. Yes, I said dark days — with vampire movies at peak popularity and black eyeliner breaking... More >>

  • A Family Score

    published December 17, 2009

    No better time to teach boy and girls 5 to 18 years old commitment, sportsmanship, and leadership than during the holiday season. Sure,... More >>

  • Fiesta Shakers

    published December 10, 2009

    Thank you, Maracas, for settling yourself right off US1, right before Oakland Park Boulevard (3001 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale)... More >>

  • Toy Store-y

    published December 10, 2009

    Two words: Monster Pussy. What image does that conjure up in your skull? We're willing to bet it’s not a delectably hip orange cat donning a... More >>

  • Tick-Tock Goes the Holiday Clock

    published December 10, 2009

    By today, Hanukkah's in full swing and there are only 13 more days until Christmas. So, you can go to the ritzy malls to shop for gifts, or hit up... More >>

  • Where Have All the Creative Types Gone?

    published December 3, 2009

    Do booze and creativity go hand in hand? We don’t know if it’s been scientifically proven, but we do know of some pretty bad-ass... More >>

  • The Full Moon We Like to See

    published November 26, 2009

    Whether you’re the hardcore kayaking type who regularly navigates the Peace River, or a member of the club whose water skills consist of... More >>

  • Christmas Is as Christmas Does

    published November 26, 2009

    We live in South Florida: Our Christmas is judged by how we celebrate it, and not by its appearance. And — news flash! — we can... More >>

  • The Rhythym’s Gonna Get You

    published November 26, 2009

    Friedrich Nietzsche loved music — hell, he thought life would be a mistake without it. So if Nietzsche had a Facebook page, we imagine... More >>

  • Turn Your Swag On!

    published November 19, 2009

    Ten reasons why you should go to a Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin Tribute Show. 1) These pop crooners defined ’60s counterculture.... More >>

  • The Powers of 10x10

    published November 19, 2009

    Perhaps you’ve heard of Showtel, hands-down Palm Beach County’s coolest annual art exhibit. Organized by independent curator Kara... More >>

  • “Shaken, Not Stirred.”

    published November 19, 2009

    It’s Martini Mondays at Gatsby’s (5970 S.W. 18th St., Boca Raton). Every week at 8 p.m., a voguish, cultured man searches... More >>

  • Hands-On Movement

    published November 12, 2009

    Our days are infiltrated with machines: assembly lines, bulldozers, the corporate machine. Technology has also influenced the pop and conceptual... More >>

  • The Parable of Demons

    published November 12, 2009

    The Bible isn’t the only place to go to read about Christian morals. Sure, the Bible has parting seas and Jesus, but author C.S. Lewis has... More >>

  • Not So Rockwellesque

    published November 12, 2009

    Most Norman Rockwell paintings depict a sweet childhood memory, or some terribly cheery adult outing. For more than four decades, the... More >>

  • You Are the Champion

    published November 12, 2009

    The Fort Lauderdale 13.1 half marathon is here -- that's a fact -- but if you're prepared to run it is all opinion. Normally, we... More >>

  • You Can Always Go Downtown...

    published November 12, 2009

    If you're waiting until Friday night to head downtown Fort Lauderdale, you're just living for the weekend. Don’t be that person — live... More >>

  • Catholics Are More Fun

    published November 5, 2009

    The reality of Catholic high school tarnishes the dream of Catholic high school. The reality is that priests and nuns are sober,... More >>

  • The Dream Before Christmas

    published October 29, 2009

    Say adieu to the candy-corn nightmare before Christmas because Halloween’s over. Now, the season of magical trees, potential eggnog... More >>

  • Ghost Watch

    published October 29, 2009

    Here’s a spooky, tragic story. In 1940, on the way to a fire, firefighter Robert Leeland Knight jumped off the fire truck and landed in a... More >>

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