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Sand, Sex and Style on South Beach, the Sexiest City in America

January 24, 2014

It was awful, one of the most disgraceful examples of urban blight imaginable.  Block after block of gorgeous buildings gone to seed, paint peeling, plaster crumbling, porches sagging, weeds, filth and decay.  And there on the porches impoverished retirees clinging to the last vestiges of life, sick, dying, tubes sticking out of them, slumped in […]

Stalking Stuffer: Plotting a Diabolical Christmas Binge in Chicago

December 13, 2013

They have a name for me. They call me a Grinch, a curmudgeon, a Scrooge, and a grouch. The number of words available to describe me, and others like me, says something about how common we are. We are legion. And for good reason. Christmas is an overblown, garish exercise in overindulgence. It promotes stress, […]