Recent Columns

Classic '95: A real American hero
As an American, I am ticked off about Sailor Moon. What is Sailor Moon, you ask? Shut up and I will tell you. … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Classic '95: DUCK!
The problem with hunting, as a sport, is that it's not competitive. A guy with a shotgun squats in a swamp; an unarmed duck with an IQ of maybe four flies overhead; the guy blasts the duck into individual duck molecules. Where is the challenge here? Where is the contest? … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Classic '95: Service with a smile
Income-tax-filing time: For Person A,  it's a nightmare;  yet for Person B,  it's no big deal. What's the difference? Simple: Person B died in 1993. This is the kind of sound tax planning that can prevent numerous headaches down the road. … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Classic '95: Let's humor the lawyers
Before I get to today's topic, which is mutant cereal in Canada, I want to apologize in a sincerely legal manner to JOCKEY International Inc., which manufactures JOCKEY brand wearing apparel. … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Dave Barry: A Floriduh driver’s guide for my teen with a learner’s permit
This is the first of three excerpts from the book ‘Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer Is Much Faster)’ by Dave Barry, to be released by Putnam on March 3. … Click to Continue ».Read>>

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

Selected Columns 2008 - 2011


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

Dave goes to a Barry Manilow concert

2010 Year in Review (1-1-11)


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)


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


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

Visit Dave's photo gallery from the RNC


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

Visit Dave's photo gallery from the DNC

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

Visit Dave's Beijing photo gallery.

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.)