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2009 Stories by PENN BULLOCK

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  • Cue the Drama

    published August 13, 2009

    In 1896, William Selig founded the first film studio in Hollywood, California, then a sleepy farming town, in order to escape Thomas Edison's... More >>

  • Haul Your Whole Family Over

    published August 6, 2009

    Haulover Beach Park is a protected stretch of coastline sporting big-wave surf, well-sculpted sand dunes, and an infamous clothing-optional zone... More >>

  • Red, Yellow, and Blue

    published July 16, 2009

    On July 20, 1810, Colombia declared independence from Spain. Nine years later, the Spaniards withdrew in an exhausted huff as the victorious... More >>

  • It’s Not What You Think

    published July 2, 2009

    Known as the “Jamaican Bill Cosby” for his clean, sharp comedy, Oliver Samuels does it all — stand-up, television, and, in this... More >>

  • The Maverick Is Back

    published June 11, 2009

    When the Miami Herald rehired novelist Ana Menendez as a columnist in 2005, a colleague greeted her grimly: “Welcome back to... More >>

  • The Mother of All Drag Queens

    published March 19, 2009

    Dame Edna Everage is the most notorious drag queen in the Anglo-Saxon world. She’s a hybrid of Lou Dobbs and Ursula (the octopus queen in the... More >>

  • Lick My Gutter Balls

    published January 15, 2009

    Generally speaking, there’s nothing chic about a bowling alley, where unsightly shoes combine with cheap beer, bad pizza, and ball grease to... More >>

  • Aria-Singing Siberian Superstars

    published January 8, 2009

    Florida Grand Opera is grand, indeed, being one of the oldest opera houses in the nation. It’s kicking off 2009 with the Superstar Concert... More >>

  • Ballooning on the Beach

    published January 1, 2009

    In 1917, the Russian city of Petrograd went to sleep with its streetlights shut off in fear of bombardment by zeppelins. Unlike Goodyear blimps,... More >>

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