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2010 Stories by Rebecca Dittmar

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  • And Then Comes the Morning...

    published December 30, 2010

    “Love is so short and forgetting so long.” We don’t know if Pablo Neruda was a drinking man, but whether it’s a hangover of... More >>

  • Greet the New Year Stone Sober — for Once

    published December 30, 2010

    At New Times, we pride ourselves on bringing you the very best in party debauchery. Never is this more true than on New Year’s Eve.... More >>

  • Get Farkakt Till You Plotz at the Mazel Tov Ball

    published December 23, 2010

    According to modern tradition — or perhaps it’s just a cliché? — persons of the Jewish persuasion usually hit up movie... More >>

  • Lions and Tigers and Clowns, Oh My

    published December 23, 2010

    As a newspaper, on occasion we offer our opinion. At other times it is incumbent upon us to provide the reader with pure, unbiased information. We... More >>

  • The Age of Crafties Has Dawned

    published December 16, 2010

    Crafts never really go out of style. In dark times, the craft industry lurks at the edges of our social awareness as being the sole province of... More >>

  • Easing the Pain of Football-Related Injuries

    published December 16, 2010

    This is not information for people who like football. If you like football, the Dolphins play the Bills at 1 p.m. Sunday. There, look away... More >>

  • Magic That Doesn’t Suck

    published December 9, 2010

    Remember the Christmas (or Chanukah) when your parents got your brother a magic set and for the next month you were tortured with endless card... More >>

  • Putting the Art Back in Heart Since 2009

    published December 9, 2010

    The French will argue l’art pour l’art. Art for art’s sake. Aestheticism has its place, but most art has a story, involves... More >>

  • Biking for Babes in Toyland

    published December 2, 2010

    Americans have marathons for every cause, charity, pet, and ailment known to humankind. But sometimes, like around the holidays, it’s nice to... More >>

  • Because South Florida Just Isn’t Exclusive Enough!

    published December 2, 2010

    There really aren’t enough exclusive parties in South Florida — I mean, really high-end stuff. I’m longing for the kinds of parties... More >>

  • Beer: Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

    published November 25, 2010

    Mmm. Beer. Everybody likes beer. Light beer. Dark beer. Red beer. Ales, lagers, stouts, and pilsners. It has so many uses. If you get a ... More >>

  • They Had a Dream!

    published November 25, 2010

    Art is born in one’s imagination — you dream something up, and then you make it happen. Artists and teachers Jean Minuchin and Randy ... More >>

  • Health Care

    published November 18, 2010

    No matter what people might say, we’re all a little bit superstitious when it comes to keeping ourselves healthy. We believe in little... More >>

  • Love. This Year, Say it with Stuff.

    published November 18, 2010

    It’s official. The holiday buildup has begun. And, in America at least, that means only one thing. Shopping. For better or worse, Americans... More >>

  • Look Kids! Mammograms!

    published November 11, 2010

    Maybe health consciousness has finally gone too far. "Powerful You!" is a new interactive exhibit presented by Broward Health that opens ... More >>

  • Pets: The New Great American Pastime

    published November 11, 2010

    Americans like pets. And when Americans like something, they really like to get together and like it in large gatherings. Welcome to the ... More >>

  • Women Helping Women

    published November 4, 2010

    They say you can never truly understand another person until you’ve walked a mile in her shoes. In that case, who can be more uniquely... More >>

  • Sexy 101

    published November 4, 2010

    Beach Bash 2010 claims to be “Fort Lauderdale’s sexiest party of the year.” We can’t really vouch for that. After all,... More >>

  • The Sexiest Season

    published October 28, 2010

    The holiday of sexiness includes none of that lovey-dovey sex of patron Saint Valentine. Halloween is slutty, which makes it the perfect day for a... More >>

  • Head Over to Wicked Drive

    published October 28, 2010

    Sexy sailors? Check. Naughty nautical double entendres? Of course. A street full of uninhibited gaytastic gay-ety? This is Wilton Manors, people.... More >>

  • Fort Haunted

    published October 28, 2010

    We’re all familiar with the traditional haunted house experience: You go in, things jump at you, you scream, and finally you exit. We’re... More >>

  • Remember When Witches Were Bitches?

    published October 21, 2010

    The witch represents many archetypes in our culture. But somehow, over time, she has become increasingly good. At least, The Wizard of Oz... More >>

  • Water Runs Dry

    published October 21, 2010

    Human beings are a lot like sponges: We soak up a lot of water, and even in a state as seemingly waterlogged as Florida, that can be an issue. Set... More >>

  • She Dances on Hitler’s Grave

    published October 14, 2010

    Being forced to hide your Jewish heritage, convert to Catholicism, and change your last name probably doesn’t sound funny to most people, but... More >>

  • Tour de Lauderdale

    published October 14, 2010

    If you’ve been in Fort Lauderdale longer than 24 hours, you’ve probably come across the name Stranahan. In fact, if you grew up here,... More >>

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