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2011 Stories by Mickie Centrone

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  • The Other Tradition

    published December 22, 2011

    Christmas? Is it a load of bullshit thinking you must celebrate it? Did we not spend all of December hunting down the right gifts for the... More >>

  • It's Christmas. Take Out the Nutcracker

    published December 15, 2011

    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; note... More >>

  • Naked. Young. People.

    published December 8, 2011

    New Times recently wrote a feature on nudism -- naturism (read it!). And like the good pub that we are, we now provide the info for you to... More >>

  • To Be a Superhero or Remain Goth?

    published December 1, 2011

    We have seen the DJs of Black Fridays play records to a pack of goths and rivetheads, folks who flock to the industrial-music scene, at the... More >>

  • As Raw as It Gets (These Days)

    published December 1, 2011

    We've gotten more humane, replacing watching gladiators fight to the death with watching the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). And good thing:... More >>

  • Trot Like a Turkey

    published November 24, 2011

    The Fort Lauderdale Turkey Trot & Turkey Paddle on Thanksgiving Day benefits the fight against childhood obesity. A very worthy cause. Now,... More >>

  • The Force Is Strong With This Village

    published November 24, 2011

    We've been gamboling around FAT Village ever since their Backward Bash in May 2010 that welcomed FAT Village residents to the neighborhood they... More >>

  • Merry Fetishmas

    published November 24, 2011

    For those who crave something darker for Yuletide, how about a naughty fetish party honoring Christmas? A Hollywood bar tucked away in... More >>

  • Go Dolph-- er, Packers!

    published November 17, 2011

    Let's forget the Dolphins game this Sunday for a moment. At the same time as the Fins take on the Buffalo Bills, there will be a Green Bay... More >>

  • Join the Chocolatiers!

    published November 17, 2011

    There are three countdown clocks -- three! -- counting down the time for when the Festival of Chocolate enters the southern half of Florida... More >>

  • A Mystical Land at the Fair

    published November 17, 2011

    Come on. Cow milking. Camel rides. Do you know how this story ends yet? A county fair is a surreal event: This is where you see the cutest pig... More >>

  • "You're a Wizard!"

    published November 10, 2011

    Wednesday is going to be every dork's wet dream. Read the outrageously famous J.K. Rowling series? Yeah? Seen those Harry Potter movies?... More >>

  • Where's the Puppet Man?

    published November 3, 2011

    We thought, there is something so cuddly and warm and comforting about puppets when we pondered the notorious tale of Pinocchio -- why would he... More >>

  • Let's Dance

    published November 3, 2011

    Deep in Sailboat Bend, the neighborhood tucked behind and around downtown Fort Lauderdale, there is an artist-ran gallery called 1310... More >>

  • Walk for PKD

    published November 3, 2011

    All diseases are bitches. And the ones that still do not have cures yet? What do you call an uber bitch? But, in a way, banding together for... More >>

  • Hit Up the Res

    published November 3, 2011

    Yeah, you hear the name Seminole all the time down here. As you should -- the Seminoles inhabited this place way before we were born, and we... More >>

  • Let's Go to the Art Show. Ready? All Together Now...

    published November 3, 2011

    This is the Dialect to attend if you haven't gone to any yet -- writingwise, we couldn't put it more simply than that. Go to this event!... More >>

  • Halloween Takes the Fetish Party Up a Notch

    published October 27, 2011

    Costuming can be about embracing your alter ego. Or it can be about a shitty downgrade. Your choice. For Fetish Factory's Halloween Fetish Ball... More >>

  • Halloween Roundup: The Anti-Survival Guide

    published October 27, 2011

    We don't give a shit whether you believe the origin of Halloween came from the Celtic festival of Samhain, which celebrates the end of the... More >>

  • Hit the Boulevard

    published October 20, 2011

    The Las Olas Art Fair needs no introduction unless you're a first-time tourist from Canada reading this -- which you're not. Call us out if... More >>

  • A Halloween Treat

    published October 20, 2011

    If women shaking their hips majestically in such serious repetition hypnotizes your soul and gets your heart pumping, shimmy down to Lotus Dance... More >>

  • The Zombies

    published October 20, 2011

    There are no rules on Halloween: If it's an event in October, you are allowed to dress up. Committing crimes that follow the protocol of what is... More >>

  • "It Seems Unhealthy Here." "It's Just a Party, Janet."

    published October 13, 2011

    Get out of those dirty polyester seats and kiss that stale movie-theater air goodbye, because the interactive Rocky Horror Picture... More >>

  • It's Like a Carnival for Zombies

    published October 13, 2011

    Been zombie-drunk before? That feeling where you're nowhere and everywhere at once? It's not the spinning effect -- that means you're going to... More >>

  • Downtown Fort Lauderdale Becomes One Giant Art Gallery

    published October 13, 2011

    Art lovers, get ready to prance around downtown Fort Lauderdale via free trolley buses. Art Fallout's back, and for its second year -- for "Art... More >>

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