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2011 Stories by Penn Bullock

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  • The Yankee Chicks

    published June 30, 2011

    The Andrews Sisters were perhaps the biggest pop act of the “Greatest Generation.” They could harmonize like Homer’s Sirens and... More >>

  • The British Invasion

    published June 23, 2011

    Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, a replica of an open-air venue that burned down in 1614, is sponsoring nationwide screenings of Shakespearean... More >>

  • Ninjas in the Ring

    published June 23, 2011

    Flinty fighters of both sexes will be beating on one another at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino & Hotel for the Bellator 46 Fighting... More >>

  • A Big Gay Parade

    published June 16, 2011

    Since Bill Clinton decreed it so in 2000, June has been Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. And there are few places better to celebrate than Wilton... More >>

  • Coffee and Sculptures

    published June 16, 2011

    The Undergrounds Coffeehaus is a rare local alternative to Starbucks and its soul-sucking corporate vibe. The gemütlich little haunt sports a... More >>

  • Take a Stand

    published June 9, 2011

    Two Boys in a Bed on a Cold Winter’s Night is an allegory about the one-night stand. Set in New York in 1987 amid the dead heat... More >>

  • Do You Want to Take My Picture?

    published June 2, 2011

    The Museum of Art|Fort Lauderdale is putting on a blockbuster exhibit of photography. “The Art of Caring: A Look at Life Through... More >>

  • Ladies and Lechers

    published May 26, 2011

    Get out your gimp suit, leash, and nipple clamps. The Fetish Factory is throwing its “16-Year Anniversary Fetish Weekend,” a... More >>

  • Off to the Races

    published May 19, 2011

    So it’s not the Tour de France, but the bike race snarling traffic and electrifying crowds this Sunday in downtown Fort Lauderdale will be... More >>

  • Buncha Tools

    published May 19, 2011

    The human species is hardly unique for using tools. Herons fish with bait; veined octopuses build homes out of coconut shells; seagulls drop... More >>

  • Car Culture

    published May 12, 2011

    Our newest car models come with built-in GPS, DVD players, automatic parallel parking, and little alarms that wake up sleeping drivers. But for... More >>

  • Free Drinks, Free Cupcakes, Free Massage

    published May 12, 2011

    Long-haired, Birkenstock-wearing hippies are not the target demographic at “Earth Day Fest,” an ongoing art show at an... More >>

  • A Wolfgang Opera

    published May 12, 2011

    Don Giovanni, a two-act opera by Mozart, has captivated artists and philosophers for centuries. Kierkegaard called it “a work... More >>

  • Mommy Issues

    published May 5, 2011

    The Beauty Queen of Leenane is an Irish play set in a cramped, drab kitchen, where an aging mother and her spinster daughter are... More >>

  • Hired Guns

    published April 28, 2011

    A shadow army of mercenaries is waging the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They outnumber U.S. troops on many battlefields, and they’re paid... More >>

  • Art and Egg

    published April 21, 2011

    The Armory Art Center is not just a gallery; it’s an artists’ retreat, a sort of West Point for the creative. Last year, two... More >>

  • Sip and Slide

    published April 21, 2011

    It can be said without sarcasm that the slider is a grand American culinary achievement and a rare symbol of moderation in the age of bacon... More >>

  • Grimm Job

    published April 21, 2011

    In the early 1800s, the Brothers Grimm traveled Germany transcribing folk tales. Today, the pair is little-known for creating the first primitive... More >>

  • Don’t Be a Drag; Just Be a Queen

    published April 14, 2011

    Kim Morrell is Rosie the Riveter on a souped-up motorcycle going 180 mph. The SoFla native is one of the fastest female drag racers in the world,... More >>

  • Dream Team

    published March 31, 2011

    The Norton Museum of Art (1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach) has your fix in four of today’s biggest artists. First is Jose Alvarez, one of... More >>

  • Music, Art, Improv, and Film for All

    published March 31, 2011

    Friday, there’s a poet-emceed pelapalooza at Cinema Paradiso — the 16th comedy-themed installment in the venue’s slew of art... More >>

  • Things Will Be Great When You’re Downtown

    published March 31, 2011

    Riverwalk Get Downtown is Fort Lauderdale’s largest outdoor cocktail hour. Your public drunkenness will not cost much: $20 donated... More >>

  • We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Also Mormon

    published March 31, 2011

    Steven Fales was the perfect Mormon, with a six-generation religious lineage, Eagle Scout honors, a BYU degree — that is, until he came out... More >>

  • From Playboy to Cowboy

    published March 24, 2011

    Crazy for You is classic Broadway. The multiple Tony Award-winning musical is young — it debuted in 1992 and ran for more than... More >>

  • Broadway in Broward

    published March 24, 2011

    The Broward Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a big, snazzy spectacle, Cirque Dreams Broadway, which blasts you down memory lane on... More >>

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