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2007 Stories by Frank Houston

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  • Dewey Cox Is Not There

    published December 27, 2007

    A pair of aged hippies sit on a couch. One says, "If you could be any Bob Dylan you wanted to, which Bob Dylan would you be?" Our answer: Dewey... More >>

  • 10 Rules for Sponging Off Basel

    published December 6, 2007

    1. FIND FREE FOOD. Art fair and family-style barbecue? That's Scope Miami when it presents a Q&A with emerging Miami artists... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published December 6, 2007

    Cosi Fan Tutte: Lorenzo Da Ponte's translated libretto of the Mozart opera is bolstered by good comic acting, especially from... More >>

  • R.E.M.

    published November 22, 2007

    R.E.M. hit a long, midperiod plateau about five years after its debut EP Chronic Town set indie rock alight. From the late Eighties into... More >>

  • Radiohead

    published November 15, 2007

    It's possible to hear Radiohead's In Rainbows, in the craftmanship of its 10 songs and their essential tunefulness, as a conservative... More >>

  • Go in the Sharkwater

    published September 27, 2007

    Behold the shark! "The very symbol of impending danger," intones the narrator of an old air force training film. The scratchy... More >>

  • The Lexus Leprechaun

    published August 30, 2007

    The Lexus Leprechaun Filed under: Flotsam Early last week the embattled John Timoney suggested that a friendly... More >>

  • A Fish-Stomping Spree

    published August 23, 2007

    A Fish-Stomping Spree Filed under: Flotsam Accounts of a porpoise hacked by a machete or an alligator gouged by a... More >>

  • Home Groan

    published August 2, 2007

    Crossing the Lehman Causeway into Sunny Isles Beach, you might wonder if you've been sucked into an interstate wormhole in the space-time... More >>

  • It Doesn't Suck!

    published July 26, 2007

    The less said about the plot of the long-fabled, finally arrived Simpsons Movie the better. I know this instinctively, as a... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published July 19, 2007

    Julius Caesar: Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend us your butts: William Shakespeare's play about the fall of Rome's most storied... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published July 12, 2007

    John Lennon's solo catalogue, with its variety and venerability, ought to make for a worthy tribute album in the guise of a benefit CD.... More >>

  • Not Dead Yet

    published May 3, 2007

    The cast of freaks that populates the Howard Stern Show includes Crackhead Bob, Crazy Alice, Elephant Boy, Sour Shoes, Jeff the Drunk, Gary... More >>

  • What a Character

    published April 12, 2007

    Late last month the sister blogs of celebrity snark, Gawker and Defamer, posted guerrilla outtakes from the set of I Heart Huckabees, the... More >>

  • While You Were Out

    published April 5, 2007

    While You Were Out Filed Under: News While you were out partying, doing hallucinogenic drugs, and having... More >>

  • La Cage aux Folles

    published April 5, 2007

    La Cage aux Folles: This weirdly resonant story began life as a French play, got reworked as a now-classic French-Italian film, was... More >>

  • The Sty of the Blind Pig

    published March 29, 2007

    The Sty of the Blind Pig: Phillip Hayes Dean's play, a classic in African-American theater, debuted onstage in 1972 and was made... More >>

  • Fat Pig

    published March 22, 2007

    Fat Pig: If you are a successful young businessman and you find yourself falling in love with a pretty, witty, engaging girl who... More >>

  • Betrayal

    published March 15, 2007

    Betrayal: Everything in popular culture can be referred back to Seinfeld, even a major work by a Nobel Prize-winning... More >>

  • In the Heart of the Earth

    published March 8, 2007

    In the Heart of the Earth This Spanish period piece is set in 1888 Huelva, an Andalusian mining town... More >>

  • Spanish Sundance

    published March 1, 2007

    Every film festival wants to be mentioned in the same breath as Sundance. After spending five years trying to earn the Miami International... More >>

  • The Seminole Sun Sets on Anna Nicole

    published February 15, 2007

    The Seminole Sun Sets on Anna Nicole Filed Under: Scene The day Anna Nicole Smith's corpse was wheeled from the... More >>

  • Super Brawls

    published February 1, 2007

    Super Brawls Filed under: Flotsam Last week they outlawed tailgating at Dolphin Stadium. The... More >>

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