Recent Columns

Classic ’96: Great American turkeys

(This classic Dave Barry column was originally published Nov. 17, 1996.)

Thanksgiving is a time of traditions, and there is no tradition more meaningful than the annual U.S. Department of Agriculture warning about fatal food-dwelling bacteria. This year, I'm pleased to report, the department has outdone itself:

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Classic ’99: The committee: Rockers, Heloise, and my gum man
This Dave Barry column was originally published Sunday, March 28, 1999. Several months ago, I asked the question: Who should be our next president? Should we elect yet another member … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Classic ’99: My (painful) career as a soccer hooligan
This Dave Barry column was originally published Sunday, March 14, 1999 . We live in troubled and uncertain times, but I am feeling good - about myself; about my homeland; … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Classic ’99: When swordfighting a varlet, wear a trombone
This Dave Barry column was originally published Sunday, March 7, 1999 . I was surprised to learn that there are people in Miami who practice swordfighting. I never thought of … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Classic ’99: Flying sardines unite! Demand planes with two wings!
This Dave Barry column was originally published Sunday, February 28, 1999 . Lately there's been a lot of talk about an Air Traveler's Bill of Rights. This idea got a … 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)