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2002 Stories by Lee Williams

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  • Party Favors, Please

    published December 26, 2002

    Confetti and noisemakers. Tiaras and party hats. Dick Clark and Times Square on the tele. Waiting for the ball to drop. The madness that is New... More >>

  • Christmas in Clubland

    published December 19, 2002

    For most folk the holiday season is a time to spend with friends and family. Gift-giving murmurs in the air while annoying cousins from your... More >>

  • Pucker Up

    published December 12, 2002

    End-of-the-day cocktails at Chris Blackwell's Marlin Hotel set the tone for an easy evening before the night grind. The sour apple martinis... More >>

  • Great Balls of Fire

    published December 5, 2002

    Art Basel's almost here, so it's time to check in with those crazy art kids again. Clubbed crosses not just to the other side of the causeway but... More >>

  • Country Cure

    published November 28, 2002

    You have entered a subsistence eked out in greasy late-night food pits and smoky bars filled with lonely whiskey-drinking viejos. There are... More >>

  • Pirates in B.E.D.

    published November 21, 2002

    After a week twelve hundred miles away from Miami, it's time to gather the senses and return to the neon lights and glow stick swirls of Vice... More >>

  • Last Night an Art Show Saved My Life

    published November 14, 2002

    Something is missing at the Rock the Tiki Luau, the Friday-night party at the Palms Hotel. But what is it? It's not sex appeal. There's... More >>

  • Dance with the Devil

    published November 7, 2002

    All Hallow's Eve isn't exactly a Clubbed family tradition. Mom wasn't the Grinch who stole it or anything, but as kids we never had much holiday... More >>

  • Cool Like What?

    published October 31, 2002

    The invitation to Select magazine's launch party the other week read: "Pronouncements of the end of Miami Beach are nothing new." Not... More >>

  • Run, Ricky, Run

    published October 24, 2002

    Let's see, there is Nikki Beach, Anthem at crobar, Enjoy at Tantra. Then again, there's a slice of good ol' American tradition: football!... More >>

  • Funk Jazz Renaissance

    published October 17, 2002

    We are movin' on, baby. Decked out in our finest threads. No zoot suits; head wraps and kufis are the now. Cornrows replace pimp hats. Silver and... More >>

  • The Anti-Club

    published October 10, 2002

    Beneath the shimmery dresses and couture suits, Miamians are social animals driven into the night by the basic need to connect. No one... More >>

  • Room of the Living Dead

    published October 3, 2002

    It's 4:25 a.m. when the nightlife vampires stir. The time between late night and sunrise is no place for the faint of party. The weak and weary... More >>

  • Hip Clubs vs. Strip Clubs

    published September 26, 2002

    Most intelligent men have resigned themselves to the reality that they won't find their next wife in clubland. The probability is slim to none.... More >>

  • Eyes Wide Open

    published September 19, 2002

    "This party is bananas," promises Jesse Swinger of Jesse is serving as Clubbed's... More >>

  • Old Twist

    published September 12, 2002

    In hetero circles, the mention of a gay South Beach nightclub still conjures images of Robin Williams and Nathan Lane flittering... More >>

  • Land Lubber

    published August 29, 2002

    It's not yet midnight and every local lush and barfly within ten miles of Washington Avenue has made way to the little spot on Española... More >>

  • Party Over Where?

    published August 22, 2002

    A handful of Armani, Guess, and Kenneth Cole shirts wrinkle in the humidity outside an unmarked club on Collins Avenue. There's no line and hardly... More >>

  • Thug Paradise

    published August 15, 2002

    There are no dark-haired Europeans or designer Italian suits at Billboardlive tonight. No anorexic, blond model-types. Tonight this... More >>

  • Tree of Poplife

    published August 1, 2002

    There is a line outside the entrance to Piccadilly Garden on this summer Saturday night at 1:00 a.m., but not for the usual clubland... More >>

  • J. to the R-E-N to the izzO

    published July 25, 2002

    Gerry Kelly has made a habit of throwing parties for big names inside his nightclub, Level. Tonight the streets outside the adult playground are... More >>

  • God Bless the Playa

    published July 18, 2002

    Fanning through the clouds of Black and Mild seeded with herb that hover over the entrance to Rain, there's Maseo, Plug Three of the... More >>

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