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2011 Stories by Travis Newbill

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  • Artist Sean Murdock Will Torch Every Piece He Can't Sell at the Bubble

    published December 29, 2011

    Sean Murdock's most recent artwork is loud, flashy, fashionable, and in your face. He is not. On the contrary, the artist is soft-spoken,... More >>

  • It's the Sadist Show on Earth

    published December 22, 2011

    To love the circus as an adult means you're into some real kinky shit. It means you enjoy a very strange group ritual that involves chains, whips,... More >>

  • The Drinkers on the Bus Go Round and Round

    published November 17, 2011

    In Fort Lauderdale, there is a longstanding tradition of loading onto a bus -- a trolley, actually -- and getting loaded. It's called the Fort... More >>

  • Animal House... Er, Convention

    published November 10, 2011

    Whether you love your pet, are looking for a pet to love, or are bored with your pet and would like to be entertained by more interesting animals,... More >>

  • The New Therapy Is Scare-apy

    published October 13, 2011

    This Halloween, you may benefit greatly from one of the many therapeutic disciplines available. This Halloween, you can acknowledge -- and "make... More >>

  • Beats the Heck Out of Hangin' With a Cyclops

    published September 29, 2011

    The song of the modern-day siren is equally beautiful and seductive as it was in Homer's Odyssey but not so explicitly deadly, which is nice. For... More >>

  • Flea Market or Sea Market?

    published September 15, 2011

    The phrase "Giant Nautical Flea Market" may conjure an image in your silly mind of huge insects in sexy sailor outfits selling things or...... More >>

  • Gems Galore for the Price of Pebbles

    published September 1, 2011

    The main difference between a gem at a yard sale and a gem at a vintage boutique is the price tag. Yard-sale stuff is pretrash stuff for the... More >>

  • Miss This Party? As If!

    published September 1, 2011

    The thing about attending a decade-specific theme party in this day and age is that unless you really go overboard, your costume could easily be... More >>

  • For Those About to Rock, Who Want to Rock Even More

    published August 25, 2011

    If the Damned Things show at Revolution doesn't provide you with ample opportunity to show off all of your tattoos or if you're simply not done... More >>

  • Say Hello to His Little Friend, on the Big Screen

    published August 25, 2011

    In an apparent attempt to show South Floridians the biggest line of coke they've ever seen -- an ambitious move, for sure -- at least 17 local... More >>

  • For Those Who Like It Hot Year-Round

    published August 18, 2011

    Many of us who have chosen the tip of this peninsula as our dwelling place have done so because, well, we like it hot! But as we all know, there... More >>

  • Get Set to Jet

    published August 18, 2011

    Historically, the jet set were people of great wealth who used their exceptional financial resources to fly around in airplanes -- something the... More >>

  • Stuff Worth Checking Out

    published June 30, 2011

    There is no escaping the stuff of life — on the street, in your office, under your bed, up on the mountain: stuff, stuff, stuff. Are there... More >>

  • The Circle of Art

    published June 23, 2011

    As you circle the scene, immersed in artwork on walls and artistic activity everywhere, you may become dizzy. At all times — as this big,... More >>

  • Get Housed on a Sunday

    published May 26, 2011

    After a long weekend of unholy behavior, it can be tempting to spend Sunday in your house recovering. Or in the house of God repenting. This... More >>

  • Hey, Hey, Hey! It’s Bill Cosby!

    published May 19, 2011

    “Don’t consider yourself too hip to see me.” That was Bill Cosby’s confident message in a promo for his current standup... More >>

  • The Living, Rocking, Sexy Dead

    published May 5, 2011

    Given the typical work-to-sleep ratio in this culture, most of us are familiar with our inner zombie. Usually we attack it with coffee and yell at... More >>

  • Float Like a Benefactor

    published May 5, 2011

    At Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery’s second anniversary, there will be a moment of communion with life’s splendor. Hundreds of... More >>

  • Tim McGraw at Cruzan Amphitheatre 4/30

    published April 28, 2011

    In his nearly two decades in the spotlight, scruffy country hunk Tim McGraw has done pretty well for himself. Nearly everything he releases... More >>

  • Sublime With Rome Leads a "Wave" Reggae Movement Stuck in the '90s

    published April 21, 2011

    When Sublime leader Bradley Nowell tragically passed in 1996, a new generation of reggae music was just germinating. Now, 15 years later, the... More >>

  • Take Your 4-20 Celebration Into Deep Space Dead

    published April 14, 2011

    Indeed, as the old axiom goes, “There is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.” There are lots of recordings of those special nights... More >>

  • Water Your Springtime Feeling Here

    published April 14, 2011

    With the onset of spring, our equator-neighboring hometown has begun heating up rapidly, and it would be nice of us to take a moment to allow that... More >>

  • Warning: Grandma Jokes

    published March 31, 2011

    Among the comedians performing at “Funny Business” is Kirkland Meadows, who may dedicate his performance tonight to his grandmother, who... More >>

  • Heavy Boots at Monterey Club 3/25

    published March 24, 2011

    For the past couple of years, Bobby Yapkowitz has been writing songs that have a traditional country feel. Think Gram Parsons, not Toby Keith.... More >>

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