Recent Columns

Classic ’99: Welcome to Miami-Dade, the state of insanity
This Dave Barry column was originally published Sunday, May 30, 1999. You're not going to believe this, but a member of the Florida Legislature actually had a good idea. Usually, … Click to Continue ».Read>>

The grammar, it tends to slip after drinking a giraffe or two
This Dave Barry column was originally published Sunday, February 25, 2001. It is with great decrepitude that we present another episode of ``Ask Mister Language Person,'' the column that was … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Dave Barry’s Year in Review: Is there anything good we can say about 2018?
We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Class of ’99, please don’t pull our plugs too eagerly
This Dave Barry column was originally published Sunday, May 30, 1999. Members of the graduating Class of 1999: When I gaze out upon you, so young and proud in your … Click to Continue ».Read>>

Classic ’98: Ho-ho-ho and a bottle of rum
This Dave Barry column was originally published Sunday, December 13, 1998. Ho ho ho! ‘Tis the Christmas season, a time of festivity and fun and credit-card statements the length of … 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)