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1992 Stories by Tom Austin

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  • Swelter

    published December 30, 1992

    The holiday season, the entire populace reduced to a state of low-grade manic depression, the general mood randomly veering between a positively... More >>

  • Swelter

    published December 23, 1992

    The party boy, helpless in the face of an ugly addiction, driven by sensation and the gnawing fear of missing the remotest semblance of a social... More >>

  • Swelter

    published December 16, 1992

    Sex, money, drink, and drugs, the heady high-octane mix that fuels the combustion of nightlife. A potent combination not applied, thankfully... More >>

  • Swelter

    published December 9, 1992

    White Party weekend, the city full of juice and new talent, the post-Woodstock nation making the unholy pilgrimage to Mecca. The weekend similar... More >>

  • Swelter 33

    published December 2, 1992

    Maybe it's a personal thing, all of life lately coming to seem like one big club: long stretches of taedium vitae alternating with moments of... More >>

  • Swelter

    published November 25, 1992

    Paragon, an insensible hour of the night, and the women's bathroom -- equipped with Mo' Money, an enormous black disc jockey -- truly hopping.... More >>

  • Swelter

    published November 18, 1992

    Moving up to a vague approximation of the East Side, stoked with food and liquor, wallowing in luxury and getting a sliver of the pie. A witness... More >>

  • Swelter

    published November 11, 1992

    Halloween weekend, the new neurotic holiday feast, the compulsion to have the best possible time akin to the frenzy surrounding New Year's Eve.... More >>

  • Swelter

    published November 4, 1992

    The Hell phenomenon, another strange story from the naked city. A mysterious German developer, Thomas Kramer, descending on the city out of... More >>

  • Swelter

    published October 28, 1992

    The regular crowd shuffling in, hawking the dreams of the evening hours: the ultimate conceptual one-nighter, the outfit that will fix your life,... More >>

  • Swelter

    published October 21, 1992

    Looking as good as it gets, only slightly shattered. Hair by Joe Mesa, thickened and tortured. Brooks Brothers oxford shirt, wrinkled to... More >>

  • Swelter

    published October 14, 1992

    Out, out, Prince Albert of Monaco. Waiting for Bono. Tim Robbie, die-hard David Byrne fan and party animal extraordinaire. Pat Booth, author and... More >>

  • Swelter

    published October 7, 1992

    The hurricane relief social weekend, high-purpose pleasure, parties of the staunchest moral caliber. Saint Gloria orchestrating a massive relief... More >>

  • Swelter

    published September 30, 1992

    South Beach, and the curfew incident, the ultimate moratorium on pleasure, passes into legend. Suffering from the doubly painful withdrawal of... More >>

  • Swelter

    published September 23, 1992

    September in Miami, the hot bottom of the earth, and life is like an interminable Port St. Lucie dinner-theater production of No Exit, leavened... More >>

  • Swelter

    published September 16, 1992

    The hunger for a good party, an appetite that unifies all of humanity. A miraculous alchemy, akin to a physics equation, the right mix of energy,... More >>

  • Swelter

    published September 9, 1992

    Posthurricane, and everybody trying to figure out the haphazardly enforced curfew situation. As of this past Friday, the Metro-Dade Police... More >>

  • Swelter

    published September 2, 1992

    Something evil in our midst, as the dance to the music of the apocalypse goes on. Ten days that really shook the world, a hurricane of epic Miami... More >>

  • Swelter

    published August 26, 1992

    Haiti town, and life is loose and fast. Parties start late, time is a real relative concept, and the social graces are still observed, the... More >>

  • Swelter

    published August 19, 1992

    Miami nightlife, doing that crazy tri-ethnic stomp. The Latin division cranking up with the Miss Hispanidad International Pageant, a Hispanic... More >>

  • Swelter

    published August 12, 1992

    Club columnists just want to have fun, not provoke the fall of Western civilization, but some readers -- and a few friends lately -- horrified by... More >>

  • Swelter

    published August 5, 1992

    Summer, the cruelest and definitely nontrendiest season, the fashionable world still plowing along heedlessly, cranking out low-grade... More >>

  • Swelter

    published July 29, 1992

    In earlier, more innocent times, parties were simple community celebrations, brave stabs at civilization, sweet as the frontier weddings in John... More >>

  • Swelter

    published July 22, 1992

    More nightclubs spreading across the terrain. Mambo madness. Rave fever. A serious music spot opens, geared to the "normal people" market. The... More >>

  • Swelter

    published July 15, 1992

    People say life's the thing, but reading is just so much more rewarding. Most of the problems of the world begin with the human inability to sit... More >>

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