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2008 Stories by Penn Bullock

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  • The Brothers Djinn

    published December 18, 2008

    Azur and Asmar: The Prince’s Quest is the best thing to come out of French animation since The Triplets of Belleville.... More >>

  • ‘Tis the Season…

    published December 4, 2008

    On Christmas morning, American families will gather in pajamas around their trees and gleefully open presents. Contrast this wholesome ritual with... More >>

  • It’s All About the Bris

    published December 4, 2008

    After stops in New York City and Los Angeles, the 23rd Israel Film Festival has arrived in Miami. More than a dozen fascinating films are... More >>

  • Play Ball

    published November 27, 2008

    The Leather Masked Ball whips into action tonight at Purgatory (1000 W. SR 84, Fort Lauderdale). Proceeds benefit Tuesday's Angels, a local... More >>

  • Bodies and Bottom Lines

    published November 20, 2008

    Rosa Byrne makes for a seductive embalmer. In Just Buried, the Australian actress explains how to prepare a cadaver in the husky whisper of... More >>

  • God, Gays, and O.J.

    published November 20, 2008

    Anita Bryant was a pop singer in the late '50s who made a name for herself entertaining American troops on deployment; later, in the '70s, she... More >>

  • Salacious, Satanist Sinners

    published November 13, 2008

    The Genitorturers emerged from Orlando in 1993: an S&M band in the shadow of Disneyworld. It’s hard to confirm rumors that... More >>

  • Packing a Tune

    published September 25, 2008

    “Change” by David Packouz: More >>

  • Look to the Sky

    published September 11, 2008

    Not even rush hour could dissuade Alex Heria from pulling over and taking pictures of brilliant landscapes hugged by freeway ramps. He’s an... More >>

  • Stiff Convictions

    published September 4, 2008

    Communist societies have a custom of embalming their leaders and putting them in glass display cases. Mao and Lenin enjoyed this fate: decades... More >>

  • Where the Boyz Are

    published August 28, 2008

    Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild! will be the campiest spectacle to hit America in 2008 — rivaled only by David Hasselhoff's... More >>

  • You Can Check Out Anytime You Like

    published August 28, 2008

    In 1929 Detroit, Henry Ford was laying off workers by the thousands. At the same time in Gorky, Russia, he began construction on the world’s... More >>

  • 8 Plays in 24 Hours

    published August 21, 2008

    The 24 Hour Theater Project is an Olympic event for thespians in South Florida, equal in difficulty to the decathlon. This Sunday, a bunch... More >>

  • Bon Voyage

    published August 7, 2008

    The Bon Festival is a day for remembering the dead and marking their passage into the afterlife, or the Great Beyond, or wherever the hell... More >>

  • Insanity Increases with Latitude

    published July 31, 2008

    Nobody knows insanity like the Scandinavians. Edvard Munch, the Norwegian artist, could only have painted The Scream under the delirium of... More >>

  • Madame Butterfly at the Colony Theatre

    published July 31, 2008

    Japanese-American relations are the theme of Giacomo Puccini's masterpiece opera Madame Butterfly, which is being performed tonight,... More >>

  • Be More French: Watch these films

    published July 24, 2008

    You have a problem: You don’t feel nearly bohemian enough. You’ve never smoked Galoises, your existential crises are brief and... More >>

  • Grow Up Already!

    published July 17, 2008

    Most American men handle mid-life crises in a traditional fashion: a new sports car, a hair transplant, or a catastrophic divorce. In Full... More >>

  • Sushi and House Music

    published July 10, 2008

    House music is so cosmically cool that you can imagine it playing in the background on the International Space Station, while astronauts repair... More >>

  • Trolling the Waters

    published July 3, 2008

    What better way to celebrate the birth of the American Republic than with transvestites on a yacht? This afternoon, the Musette sets sail for the... More >>

  • Summertime…

    published June 26, 2008

    A gay sheep, a Canadian mime, a Holocaust denier, two Holocaust survivors, and a 19th-century diva are gracing the stage at the Broward Center for... More >>

  • 99 Red Balloons

    published June 19, 2008

    Flight of the Red Balloon is a French movie by a Chinese filmmaker. It has nothing whatsoever to do with Nena’s “99 Red... More >>

  • The Religion of the Number Two Pencil

    published June 12, 2008

    Guerra de la Paz is a two-man artistic team in Miami’s Design District. Their specialty is fashioning dolls out of masses of old, colorful... More >>

  • Cabaret at the Colony

    published June 12, 2008

    The personal website of Baby Jane Dexter compares her new CD, You’re Following Me, with Judy Garland’s 1961 live album... More >>

  • Deadly 18th Century Love Triangles

    published June 5, 2008

    The Sorrows of Young Werther has come a long way since Goethe published it in the late 18th century. It was the novel that turned... More >>

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