Recent Columns

Classic '97: A superior intelligence
This Dave Barry column was originally published Sunday, November 23, 1997. Last July, when a group of Danish researchers announced that men have an average of four billion more brain … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Classic '97: The Final Exam
This Dave Barry column was originally published Sunday, November 16, 1997. Should American schoolchildren be given standardized national educational tests? I believe they should, and I will tell you exactly … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Dave Barry’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide
The holiday season is all about traditions, but these traditions differ from country to country around the world. For example: ▪ In Denmark, it’s traditional, on Christmas Eve, to fill a … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Dave Barry's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide
The challenge, in this hectic season, is always to find enough unnecessary things for all the people on our gift list. That’s where this Holiday Gift Guide comes in. We sincerely believe that you will not find a collection of products this useless anywhere else. These are all real products; we did not make them up. You can actually buy them. – Dave Barry … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Classic '97: Votes for sale
This Dave Barry column was originally published Sunday, November 30, 1997. Today I want to talk about campaign finance reform which is... WAIT! COME BACK HERE! Campaign finance reform happens … Click to Continue ».Read>>

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Selected Columns 2008 - 2011


Dave Goes to the Conventions


1 - Eyeballs on the Prize
2 - There's a Party Going on Right He....shhhh!
3 - They Hear You Knockin'...But You Can't Come In

4 - The Feminine Mystique?
5 - Don't Fence Me In


1 - Mile-High Drama
2 - Denver - It's Not Easy Being Green
3 - The Floor Exercise
4 - Green Grow the Lileks
5 - The Great State of Whatever

Dave's Olympic Coverage

1 - Lost in Translation
2 - Is This Wall Great or What?

3 - Tastes Like Chicken

4 - Dave Gets Around
5 - A Night At The Opera
6 - The Name Game
7 - This Little Columnist Goes to Market
8 - Are You Ready to Rock and Roll?

9 - The City of Harmonious Harmony
10 - Beijing: It's Been Real

More 2008 Columns:

Dave and the Dolphins (June)

Miami Drivers (April)

Dave Hits the Silver Screen (April)

Dave Does His Taxes (April)

Florida's Presidential Primary - Voting Method (March)

Dave's World - The Colonoscopy (Feb.)

Florida's Presidential Primary - South Beach (Feb.)



For Classic columns see Dave's Herald column page

Book excerpts from I'll Mature When I'm Dead:

Health care

24 script

Miami and murder

The Inaugural Parade (2009)

Dave Covers The Super Bowl: Miami Visitors' Guide


A tiger escapes from Jungle Island

Dave goes On Safari

Dave goes to The World Cup

Dave does football (soccer)

Dave's 2010 Holiday Gift Guide (12/4)

Dave's 2010 Year In Review (1/2/11)


Dave smells a rat -- no, really - 2/12/11

Dave goes to a Barry Manilow concert

2010 Year in Review (1-1-11)