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2011 Stories by Rebecca Dittmar

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  • Feel Good, Be Cool

    published December 29, 2011

    South Florida is one of the hippest, most cutting-edge party places in the world, and, if you don't consider yourself cool, it can also be one of... More >>

  • A Gay Ol' Fashioned New Year's

    published December 29, 2011

    Want to stay off the roads and be with drag queens? Wilton Manors is the sort of close-knit community that offers both. Park once for the... More >>

  • Happy Nude Year!

    published December 29, 2011

    Not only is picking out a festive New Year's Eve ensemble a torturous nightmare, but who has time to squeeze in more shopping this time of year?... More >>

  • 12 Days of Torture

    published December 22, 2011

    The kids are out of school for the holiday break and you might as well admit it -- the little monsters are absolutely torturing you. So before you... More >>

  • God Bless Optimistic Orphans

    published December 22, 2011

    If Pollyanna is so saccharine it makes you sick but Oliver Twist is too much of a bummer, consider the orphan antics of... More >>

  • Better Watch Out! Santacon Is Coming to Town

    published December 15, 2011

    Santa Claus and Elvis have a lot in common. They’re both larger-than-life figures with jolly round bellies and deep baritone voices; every... More >>

  • Run Away to the "Island of Misfit Toys"

    published December 15, 2011

    Even if you never dreamed of being a dentist, you can still appreciate the story of Hermey the Elf, DDS, his struggle to break with elvish... More >>

  • 'Tis the Season to Be Merry and Cheap

    published December 8, 2011

    With our first official cold front under our belts, the South Florida holiday season is truly under way. Unfortunately, those belts have also been... More >>

  • Give a Little Art

    published December 8, 2011

    'Tis the season of perpetual hope. And giving. And retailers trying desperately to part you from your hard-earned money. It starts Black Friday --... More >>

  • Pyrex Cures What Ails You

    published December 1, 2011

    Shopper's remorse: Everyone suffers from it from time to time. Usually, it's the low that results from checking one's bank after the exhilarating... More >>

  • Give Thanks for Dada

    published November 24, 2011

    We're sure the reason you want to eat out on Thanksgiving has nothing to do with the charred carcass of a 20-pound turkey smoking in your oven as... More >>

  • Blinding You With Science!

    published November 24, 2011

    We've got STEM problems in this country. Not the argument over stem cells but not enough people choosing STEM (science, technology, engineering,... More >>

  • "Ice" Skating, Fort Lauderdale-Style

    published November 24, 2011

    If you have ever sat on the beach as a kid in December and squinted your eyes at the white sand, trying to pretend it was snow, you might be a... More >>

  • Man Like Meat!

    published November 17, 2011

    Gridiron! Fire! Meat! Football! Manly things men like! Finally, a food event men can appreciate. Keep your bakeoffs, your wine pairings, and your... More >>

  • Cranberry Jam Not From a Can

    published November 17, 2011

    There are people who love the holidays, love the cooking, the gift wrapping, and the time spent in the warm bosom of kith and kin. Those are them.... More >>

  • Paddle in the Pale Moonlight

    published November 10, 2011

    Full moons get blamed for a lot of things. They fill up ER waiting rooms. They send pregnant women into labor. They bring out werewolves, crazies,... More >>

  • Naked Is Awesome!

    published November 10, 2011

    At Naked Lady Parties, you bring the clothes you don't want, put them all in a pile, then drink wine and eat snacks while trying things on (the... More >>

  • Seeking True Florida Culture?

    published November 3, 2011

    Long overlooked is the long cultural history of African-Americans that runs deep in the sandy Floridian soil. Eatonville in Orange County is one... More >>

  • There's a First Time for Everything

    published November 3, 2011

    With a slogan like "18 to cum, 21 to swallow," you might think you know what to expect from Electrolust and its fetish parties, and depending on... More >>

  • Puppies and Pastries

    published November 3, 2011

    If you've ever purchased one of those "Porn for Women" wall calendars featuring hunky guys cooking, cleaning, and offering to share the remote,... More >>

  • Halloween Is So Not Lame

    published October 27, 2011

    Are you self-conscious about dressing up for Halloween? Do you secretly love it but worry that your friends think it's ridiculous? If so, first of... More >>

  • Zombies Are Just Naked Mummies

    published October 27, 2011

    Who would have thought the rotting undead would ever be so popular? Zombies are just so in these days. Sure, they're not exactly sparkly... More >>

  • Go On a Walkabout

    published October 20, 2011

    Boca Raton is a special place. You can tell the instant you cross into Boca city limits: The high schools don't have bars on the windows, and the... More >>

  • Pink -- It's Not Even a Question

    published October 13, 2011

    There are some who object to the pinkification of breast cancer awareness. The argument goes that the color infantalizes breast cancer patients... More >>

  • A Tale as Old as Time

    published October 13, 2011

    There's political fervor in the air these days. Political commentators and talking heads drone on about how the parties have never been so... More >>

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