2009 Stories by DAVE LANDSBERGER

Archives: 2010 | 2009
  • Like Father, Like Son

    published December 24, 2009

    It’s both maddeningly unreal and oddly respectful: Since his father’s death, Tito Puente Jr. has been touring the country,... More >>

  • Tel-Aviv’s Best Dance Crew

    published December 3, 2009

    The New York Times says Israel’s top dance company, the Batsheva Ensemble, has “dancing that you will not see anywhere... More >>

  • Hello, 2003. We Missed You.

    published December 3, 2009

    You remember the space shuttle Columbia exploding upon reentry; 80s hair metal band Great White starting a fire that killed 100 people in a Rhode... More >>

  • Is He Joking?

    published November 19, 2009

    When Dave Chappelle went off his rocker, Comedy Central found itself with a large void in its risqué programming block. More reruns of... More >>

  • The Kitchen Was on Fire and the Poetry Was Free

    published November 12, 2009

    You know them as the vagabond poets squatting in front of Gallery Diet every Artwalk in Wynwood. You know them as the... More >>

  • Intercourse in the Old Style

    published November 5, 2009

    Chances are, if you listen to NPR, you probably do so in the convenience of your eco-friendly automobile or in your den (and on shuffle with... More >>

  • Simian Style

    published October 22, 2009

    Admit it — you’ve wanted your own pet monkey ever since you saw the Clint Eastwood-orangutan vehicle Every Which Way But Loose.... More >>

  • Sexy Thursday

    published October 8, 2009

    This Thursday, take a break from trying to beat your office record at Snood and go see some art. Pack up the caravan and ride to the Fache Arts... More >>

  • Plant Life

    published October 8, 2009

    This Thursday, take a break from trying to beat your office record at Snood and go see some art. First on the agenda is the “Common... More >>

  • The Over-the-Hill Gang

    published October 8, 2009

    The Casanova Freestyle Reunion, this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the James L. Knight Center, is like a Just for Men commercial with hip-hoppers.... More >>

  • Even Dick Enberg’s Toupée Is Excited

    published October 1, 2009

    Great young men have graced the gridiron for the Hurricanes and the Sooners. Legendary dudes, NFL-grade athlete meat, the cream of the coed crop.... More >>

  • The Last Dragon Standing

    published September 17, 2009

    No one really knows why Tinseltown has such a small share of Asian entertainers. Of all minorities, Asian-Americans have the slimmest margin of... More >>

  • You Are Here, Brazil

    published September 17, 2009

    With its indigenous architecture and accurate cultural portrayals (like the guy in the Roman soldier getup hocking pasta in the street),... More >>

  • Intro to Crotch Rocket

    published September 10, 2009

    You've seen them on I-95. They're the fluorescent blur between your car and the Toyota Corolla to your right — 110-mph missiles of leather,... More >>

  • Steal This Movie

    published August 27, 2009

    Even if you’ve never heard of Akira Kurosawa and you hate black-and-white movies with subtitles, you’ve seen one of his flicks. Long... More >>

  • Fight Illiteracy with Your Fists

    published August 27, 2009

    Sir Archibald Whistler V, the benefactor of The Honest Liar's Club: An FIU Reading Series, has plenty of motivation for giving the... More >>

  • Riding with Poseidon

    published August 20, 2009

    Saturday is a night of destiny, and thus there are many choices you must make before attending Summerfest ’09 featuring Flo Rida, T-Pain,... More >>

  • Let’s Hope He Brings His Boobs

    published August 13, 2009

    Who in 1985 could have imagined Robert Downey Jr. blasting around the big screen in a tin-can superhero suit? What was the probability that Tracy... More >>

  • Your Friendly Neighborhood Slasher Flick

    published August 6, 2009

    In 1974, a pinnacle of American cinema was released: the Charles Bronson vehicle Death Wish. Never had violence been so gratuitous, and never had... More >>

  • Classic Like Vlasic

    published July 16, 2009

    Hungary is a whirlwind of iconic imagery: Olympic gymnasts and wrestlers, Ottomans (the people, not the footrest), the nation’s hilarious... More >>

  • Otaku Haiku Ryu

    published July 9, 2009

    Teenagers with foam swords, Cowboy Bebop Spike haircuts, Wolfwood Punishers, Naruto wristbands, and Sailor Jupiter costumes. If this list makes no... More >>

  • 11,820 Ponytails

    published June 25, 2009

    It’s not easy being a great girl volleyball player. Wake up, apply acne-preventing face wash, dance with your friends to generic bubblegum... More >>

  • Leave Your Good Looks at the Door

    published June 4, 2009

    Imagine the hallway in your high school. Now imagine each Trapper Keeper-toting, horn-rimmed-glasses-wearing geek who was either barreling into... More >>

  • Prepare for the Invasion

    published May 28, 2009

    At the turn of the millennium, the United States found itself on the brink of invasion — a Latin invasion. For Miamians, it was already... More >>

  • An Open Letter to the President of the USL

    published May 14, 2009

    Dear Mr. USL President: While researching a match to take place this Saturday between the Miami FC and the Carolina RailHawks at... More >>

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