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2011 Stories by Rebecca Dittmar

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  • Two Dogs Walk Into a Bar...

    published October 6, 2011

    Having a dog is a lot like having a kid. Both are completely dependent on you, you probably take both of them to their respective doctors far more... More >>

  • So Much Fun, It's Scary

    published October 6, 2011

    There is certainly no shortage of ghoulishly themed entertainment in October, but the Coconut Creek Casino (5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek) is... More >>

  • Art as a Night Out

    published September 29, 2011

    Art is like fossils. The fossil left behind is a wonder to those who discover it, but for the dinosaur, it's really sort of after the fact. And... More >>

  • ¿Dónde Está la Biblioteca?

    published September 29, 2011

    Do yourself a favor and spend your Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:45 p.m. on the sixth floor of the Main Library (100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort... More >>

  • Linked in Real Life

    published September 22, 2011

    Stop being polite and start getting real -- newspapers were the original social networks. Sure, Mark Zuckerberg (and possibly those Winklevoss... More >>

  • Party Bus Responsibly

    published September 22, 2011

    South Florida is arguably one of the funnest times to be had anywhere. From the hot sandy beaches to the cool nightclubs and back to the sweaty... More >>

  • Important: Saving the Planet on Which We Live

    published September 15, 2011

    It's a post-Twitter society, y'all. Thanks to Twitter, we want everything in 140 characters or less, preferably with a humorous pic of a cat... More >>

  • Children, Like Miniature Do-Overs

    published September 15, 2011

    After a certain age, chances are you will never be a singing sensation, but that's why God invented children. You might never have your name in... More >>

  • Charity for Dummies

    published September 8, 2011

    Philanthropy is such hard work. You want to be a hero, a Good Samaritan, a saint — not for yourself, of course! No, no. You just have this... More >>

  • On the Sunny Side of the Street

    published September 8, 2011

    South Florida has an active indie art scene. Born out of the rabid success of the annual Stitch Rock fair in Delray Beach, a new indie craft show... More >>

  • Art and A/C

    published September 1, 2011

    There's a reason the snowbirds flock home for the summer months. For all its Sunshine State notoriety and gleaming sandy beaches, summer in... More >>

  • Time to Street-Walk

    published August 25, 2011

    We've picked up on why, if there's a street with an art gallery or two, there's an art walk to go on it. In these lean financial times, the bored,... More >>

  • The Hippies Live On, Man

    published August 25, 2011

    In their heyday, hippies were rebels, outsiders, counterculture subversives out to change the world, living on communes and opening their minds... More >>

  • Bromance and Beers in BroCo

    published August 18, 2011

    Cigar City Brewing was founded in Tampa by a bunch of guys who love beer. Laser Wolf bar was founded in Fort Lauderdale by a bunch of guys... More >>

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the AIDS Crisis

    published August 11, 2011

    The idea of seeing a play about AIDS might not, at first blush, seem like the most inviting experience. It's a heavy topic, and the potential for... More >>

  • We Predict a Good Time Had by All

    published July 7, 2011

    If you’ve been to one church fair, you’ve been to them all. There’s the bake sale area: cookies, cakes, and no complaints.... More >>

  • Everything’s Better With Coffee

    published July 7, 2011

    Art shows always sound like good ideas, but more often than not, they end up with you standing awkwardly in front of an incomprehensible work of... More >>

  • Get Some Fairy Tail

    published June 30, 2011

    Once upon a time, fairy tales were cautionary tales to show that, if you had naughty behavior, you would be spanked. Today, well, they still do... More >>

  • Touchy-Feely Activism

    published June 23, 2011

    Misanthropy and activism don’t seem like they go hand in hand, yet they do. For instance, you might care passionately about the environment... More >>

  • Life’s Little Book of Instructions

    published June 23, 2011

    For J. Pierrpont Finch, life comes with an instruction manual. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying takes Finch from the... More >>

  • Halfway to Halloween

    published June 23, 2011

    For some, beginning of summer causes a panicky clutch near the area of their wallet (we’re halfway back around to the holiday season!), while... More >>

  • Longing for Lilith

    published June 16, 2011

    So, you are still pining for the Lilith Fair. Every time a Sarah McLachlan song comes on in the car, you get nostalgic for the endless tables and... More >>

  • Hukilau: Like Hawaii but Not

    published June 9, 2011

    It’s sunny, humid, and tropical. There are sandy beaches, rolling waves, and hundreds of shoreside bars serving frosty drinks with little... More >>

  • Hello, My Name Is Jane, and I’m a Book-a-Holic

    published June 2, 2011

    E-readers make you cringe. You wax rhapsodic about the way books smell. Borders declaring bankruptcy was the first sign of the coming apocalypse.... More >>

  • The Clothes Make the Klingon

    published June 2, 2011

    Even before an actor moves a muscle or speaks his first lines, the audience is given a wealth of information about him, the time period, and even... More >>

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