Recent Columns

Classic '97: Mister Language Person gives 'em 'ell
This Dave Barry column was originally published Sunday, April 27, 1997 with the headline "Give 'em 'ell" It is time once again for "Ask Mister Language Person," the only grammar … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Classic '97: Dave Barry's message to graduates: Please fix our plastic wrap crisis
This Dave Barry column was originally published Sunday, May 11, 1997 with the headline "Life Lessons" Members of the Class of 1997, as I stand before you to deliver your … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Classic '97: Have we even considered the consequences of shooting people's ashes into space?
This Dave Barry column was originally published Tuesday, April 22, 1997 with the headline "Blame invasion of alien dandies on vial idea" Maybe we want to re-think this. I'm talking … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Classic '97: Follow me
This Dave Barry column was originally published Sunday, April 20, 1997 with the headline "Follow me" I recently received some very exciting mail. And I'm not talking about a sleazy … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Classic '97: Altered States - The success seminar to end all success seminars
This Dave Barry cover story was originally published Sunday, April 13, 1997 in Tropic Magazine What is the secret of success? Why is it that one child grows up to … 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)