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Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
Brad Meltzer’s THE ESCAPE ARTIST is my favorite thriller of 2018 so far, and I’ve read a bunch of ‘em. A fast-paced and genuinely suspenseful story involving a mysterious plane crash, a tough-as-nails Army combat artist (yes, there apparently is such a thing), and a government mortician with a traumatic past...
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Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Galas! Balls! Parties! Laundromats!

This week, I got to try a fantastic new eatery on Racetrack Road in Fort Walton Beach, conveniently located about a mile from my house. Flambé After Dark offers tableside cooking and an atmosphere you want to drink in even if your belly is stuffed with wine...
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Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Editor Manson Shares His Decades of Experience...You're Welcome

If you win $100 or more on a Florida Lottery scratch ticket, it’s common courtesy to split your winnings with the first local you run into...
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Thursday, July 12th, 2018

A Salute to Newspapers, Which You Should Read Sometime

The late great Cheech with Editor Manson at the 2016 Beachcomber Music Awards. Our tribute to 30A’s favorite dog appears on page 21 of the July 12-25, 2018 print edition...
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Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Follow @BeachcomberFL, Be Civil

To be fair (and balanced), our fearless leader has something like 53 million Twitter followers that must have cost him a lot of money. Even if you paid those people Spotify rates to follow you—fractions of pennies—that’s several hundred dollars out of pocket...
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Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
Craig Gillespie’s I, TONYA, currently streaming on Hulu, is the GOODFELLAS of ice skating movies—fast-paced, funny and cringe-inducing, with a welldeserved Oscar turn by Allison Janney as Tonya Harding’s mother. Hard to believe someone could live for decades without a heart or a soul...