Recent Columns

Classic '97: A good egg
This Dave Barry column was originally published Sunday, September 21, 1997. I don't mean to get all mushy here, but I want to tell you about Earl. Earl is my … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Classic '97: On the anniversary of 17-0, Dave Barry reflects on the flatulence cover-up, J.J.'s intensity vs. the Shula Stare, the sports agent as Satan, and Dan Marino's soul
This Dave Barry column was originally published Sunday, September 14, 1997. I'm standing in the lobby of the Miami Dolphins' swank training center at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, across … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Even with Irma knocking at our door, we here in Miami are NOT FREAKING OUT AT ALL!
Here’s how I know a hurricane is coming: We have lentils. We NEVER eat lentils. I am not 100 percent sure what a lentil is. I do know for a … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Classic '97: Lewis and Clark stepped here!

We went West for our summer vacation. Our idea was to follow in the footsteps of the hardy explorers Lewis and Clark, who traveled 8,000 miles through hostile, uncharted wilderness, a feat that was possible only because of their great courage and the fact that they left their children at home. Otherwise, they would have quit after maybe 200 yards.

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Classic '97: Blowing smoke
This Dave Barry column was originally published Sunday, August 10, 1997. Q. Could you please explain the recent historic tobacco settlement? A. Sure! Basically, the tobacco industry has admitted that … Click to Continue ».Read>>

For more recent columns, visit Dave's page at the Miami Herald.

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)