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2012 Stories by Rebecca Dittmar

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  • French Cinema, American Debate

    published March 15, 2012

    America has long had a love/hate relationship with the French. They helped us out with that whole Revolutionary War thing and gave us that pretty... More >>

  • Leno for President!

    published March 8, 2012

    Much like a presidential candidate stumping for votes, Jay Leno will be making a pit stop at the Hard Rock Live (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood) at 8... More >>

  • Green Day

    published March 8, 2012

    Stereotypes are bad — usually. But there are exceptions to every rule, and on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s probably best to drown... More >>

  • Wage War on Hungry Bellies

    published March 1, 2012

    So often, diseases and the attempts to cure them are framed in military terms. We battle diabetes. We survive cancer. We fight HIV. And then many... More >>

  • You Call That Art? This  Is Art!

    published March 1, 2012

    Arts and craft fairs are certainly nothing new around these parts. Everyone seems to imagine himself an artist in these DIY times, but just... More >>

  • Buy Bohemian Baubles at the Bubble

    published February 23, 2012

    It’s still a good eight months until the Stick Rock, but in South Florida, the indie craft scene never rests. The Bubble (810 NE... More >>

  • Celebrate Digital Love Before It Goes Mainstream

    published February 16, 2012

    We know hipster has become quite the pejorative these days, but we really can’t see why. Hipsters are intellectual, independent thinkers... More >>

  • Young Professionals’ Mardi Gras

    published February 16, 2012

    Oh those young professionals, always out and about, socializing, networking, rubbing elbows. They might on occasion seem like a profligate lot... More >>

  • Boca Broke a Hip? Oh, Boca Is Hip Now.

    published February 16, 2012

    Boca Raton might seem like the land of the retirees and stuffy society matrons, but there is actually something of a scene there. It’s true,... More >>

  • It’s V-Day; Deal With It

    published February 9, 2012

    If you’re sick to death of Valentine’s Day by now, that’s OK. Us too. But don’t hate on the day. Don’t rant,... More >>

  • Color-Coded Dating

    published February 9, 2012

    One might think in today’s less structured and morally rigid society, dating would have gotten easier. One would be wrong. Sure, the old... More >>

  • Renaissance Medieval Days of Yore — Ye Olde Festival Is Back!

    published February 9, 2012

    As renaissance festivals have risen in popularity, they have long since given up any pretension at historical accuracy — if they ever did... More >>

  • Ladies, Smile and Love Yourselves

    published February 2, 2012

    If there were ever a holiday designed to make otherwise self-sufficient, independent, unattached women feel bad about themselves, it’s... More >>

  • Play Dates for Grownups

    published January 26, 2012

    If you're pushing through those 20s or maybe into your early 30s, obviously you're not looking to join a knitting circle or a shuffleboard league... More >>

  • Flicks for Chicks

    published January 26, 2012

    What's a modern-day, young feminist to do? With stalwart originators of the modern women's movement beginning to gradually exit stage left and an... More >>

  • Get Your OM On in 2012

    published January 19, 2012

    New year's resolutions are one of those ridiculous concepts invented by women's self-help/flagellation magazines designed to give us yet another... More >>

  • The Year of the Dragon Begins

    published January 19, 2012

    The holidays are over, but you just can't seem to let them go: The frenetic activity, the constant parties and holiday jingles, the unnecessarily... More >>

  • Two Hilarious Lunatics at MOAFL

    published January 12, 2012

    Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel will be stopping in at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale (1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) at 6 p.m.... More >>

  • Cool Stuff Here! Cool Stuff for Sale!

    published January 5, 2012

    Roads and streets are for driving on, but avenues and boulevards were meant to be strolled leisurely. But this is America, and we simply cannot do... More >>

  • No Boars Were Harmed in the Making of This Festival

    published January 5, 2012

    Come celebrate another pagan festival co-opted by Christianity. The Boars Head and Yule Log Festival at the Episcopal Church of... More >>

  • Snow White and the Seven Mullets

    published January 5, 2012

    Fairy tales have been fertile grounds for creative inspiration of late. Films and television series loosely based in the myths of yesteryear... More >>

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