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2013 Stories by Rebecca Dittmar

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  • Party Like a Mensch

    published December 19, 2013

    There is perhaps no more exclusive guest list than that of the chosen people -- luckily, they're a bunch of menschen at the 27th Annual Matzoball,... More >>

  • Hideous Christmas

    published December 12, 2013

    A lot of holiday traditions would probably be better off left in the past: bewhiskered Aunt Marge wanting a kiss, the turkey burnt to a crisp by... More >>

  • Yarn is Da Bomb

    published November 28, 2013

    If you haven't heard of "yarn bombing" before, welcome to the world. With the spread of indie craft fests and sites like Etsy, homespun crafting... More >>

  • Alterna-Crafts

    published November 14, 2013

    Once upon a time in the not-too-distant past, craft fairs were the domain of grandmas and took place in church halls. But then the... More >>

  • Dames in Dark Alleys

    published October 31, 2013

    Remember when drag shows were awesome all by themselves? OK, they still are, but we're jaded. Seeing our favorite drag queens up onstage, even... More >>

  • FLIFF, the World's Longest Film Festival, Is Back to Outdo Itself

    published October 17, 2013

    The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival — or FLIFF, as it is endearingly known — returns for its 28th incarnation on... More >>

  • Save the Tardis!

    published August 29, 2013

    Being a small-business owner is never easy. That goes double for restaurant owners and triple for food truck operators. Not only might your... More >>

  • Oldies But Goodies

    published August 29, 2013

    Whether you’re already a film buff with a love for the classics or someone who’s kind of into film but feels your education is... More >>

  • Six Minutes in Paradise?

    published August 22, 2013

    Despite what romantic comedies and sitcoms starring savvy singles in the city might want us to think, dating is not fun. It's awkward and scary.... More >>

  • Big Truck Go Smash!

    published August 15, 2013

    No need to rubberneck on I-95. Now you can witness a five-car pileup with none of the guilt about who might have been hurt, when Monster Jam roars... More >>

  • Go West, Craft Lovers

    published August 15, 2013

    The City-Wide Market is expanding its reach this weekend with a new venue in Coral Springs. Why should east Broward get all the cool events?... More >>

  • Local Laughs

    published August 1, 2013

    Taste It: A Comedy About the Recession is, well, pretty much what the title implies. Boy is living high, boy loses his way, boy meets hot... More >>

  • Zombie Soldier Apocalypse

    published July 25, 2013

    Filmmaker Gary Davis is originally from Camden, New Jersey -- ranked the most dangerous city in America in 2002 -- so building his own... More >>

  • Savory Safari

    published July 11, 2013

    People love food trucks. People love animals. People love going out on a Saturday night. So why settle for any old food truck roundup when there's... More >>

  • Schoolgirls Gone Wild

    published June 27, 2013

    “You take the good. You take the bad. You take them both. And there you have the facts of life.” If you grew up in the ’80s, you... More >>

  • When Dreams Become Reality

    published June 13, 2013

    It’s not exactly Shakespeare, but it’s saucy and sexy enough to make the Bard proud. Join the Glamour Goddesses for a night of dreamy... More >>

  • Feed Your Fetish

    published May 23, 2013

    Stick and stones may break your bones, but whatever gets you off, baby. Whether you’re into leather or animal-friendly pleather, whips and... More >>

  • First Fridays at the Museum Café

    published May 2, 2013

    No one can say there isn’t a nightlife scene in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The cultural scene can be a little thin on the ground,... More >>

  • Namastefarians

    published April 18, 2013

    The yogis and the Rastafarians can finally come together on common ground – not that they couldn't before – but not they have reason... More >>

  • 2013 Artist Talk Series With Frederico Uribe

    published April 18, 2013

    The Broward County Library and Broward College have teamed up to present a series of fine art lectures by both local and international artists.... More >>

  • Downtown Grows Green

    published April 18, 2013

    When most people hear the term urban growth, they probably picture a creeping sprawl of zero-lot-line houses and shopping plazas stealing all the... More >>

  • Festival of the Sun

    published April 18, 2013

    Florida’s largest waterfront music and art festival returns to West Palm Beach this Wednesday and takes over the scenic downtown for five... More >>

  • Lights, Cash, Action!

    published April 11, 2013

    As Cinema Paradiso Hollywood comes closer to being a reality in downtown Hollywood, another fundraising party pops up to help it along. Since the... More >>

  • Beerfest Hits Puberty

    published April 4, 2013

    The New Times “Original” Beerfest turns Sweet 16 on Saturday. On one hand, it’s hard to believe it’s been 16 years;... More >>

  • Official New Times Beerfest “Warm Up” Beer Tasting

    published March 28, 2013

    The 16th-annual New Times “Original” Beerfest coming to Esplanade Park in downtown Fort Lauderdale on April 6 is still a little ways... More >>

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