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2006 Stories by Sam Eifling

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  • Swimming With the Fishes

    published September 7, 2006

    Dolphins fans have never swallowed humility easily. By all rights, Fins fans should be some of the loudest Yankees-level gasbags in the... More >>

  • Allah Drops In

    published August 17, 2006

    On a recent Tuesday, the air around Pompano Beach City Hall smelled of evaporated rain. It was the calm after one storm and before another. By 6... More >>

  • Matchhead

    published July 13, 2006

    Two summers ago in Hollywood, helicopter cameras broadcast a snapshot of hell: a van in flames, vomiting smoke into the sky like a burning oil... More >>

  • Slots by a TKO

    published May 25, 2006

    On a spring Thursday, the parking lot at Gulfstream Race Park appears as vast and unbroken as a salt flat, inviting a high-speed, line-cutting... More >>

  • Ghost Train

    published April 27, 2006

    At the end of the line of the Florida East Coast railroad is the Hialeah rail station yard, where a thousand cars a day sluice in and out, past... More >>

  • Jailbait

    published April 6, 2006

    Jailbait is the first installment in "Perversion in Paradise," a New Times Series Sex has come a long way since it was about... More >>

  • Invitation to a Stomping

    published February 23, 2006

    First thing to go wrong was the patriotic opening. The flag-waving DVD wouldn't fire up on the projection screen above the arena; then the... More >>

  • Temperament Kills

    published February 16, 2006

    It was the kind of news story that merits only a few short sentences in the daily newspaper. Last month, a man had been killed trying to cross... More >>

  • Veterans Affairs

    published January 19, 2006

    The old man swings his dead right leg out of the car at the end of the cul-de-sac, grabs the cane with the carved tiger handle, and steadies... More >>

  • The $99,999 Nurse

    published January 5, 2006

    For two weeks in 1994, after she crashed into a steel-and-concrete pole that pulverized her '86 Celica and subsequently cracked her skull, the... More >>

  • Beck

    published January 5, 2006

    Beck's 2005 Guero album, hailed as the folk-rock-rap-whatever successor to his '96 landmark Odelay, reveled in the artist's usual... More >>

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