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Dan Sweeney

Writer

Dan Sweeney is the author of "Sound Off South Florida," where he covers our readers' view on local news and solicits your comments and opinions on various topics. Previously, Dan covered the state legislature and statewide political issues. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 2000 and has lived in South Florida ever since. He has covered music, travel, and politics for regional and national newspapers, magazines and blogs.

Recent Articles

  • Michael Franti: Indisposable hero of peace, change and cookies

    Michael Franti: Indisposable hero of peace, change and cookies

    I first met Michael Franti at the Langerado Music Festival. I can’t recall which year — the man played each year the festival was at Markham Park, from 2005 to 2007 — but it had to be either 2005 or 2006, because Yell Fire!, his masterpiece that hit store shelves in July 2006, had not yet come...

  • COMING SOON:

    Doomed Generation, v. 2.0. Stay classy!

  • Adios Amigos

    Well, it's been a hell of a week. A.G.A.G. gone. D. James Kennedy retired. Larry Craig a bathroom pervert. So, why not call it a day? If you're ridiculously astute, you have noticed that the old Southflorida.com Web site is already down -- the address transfers directly to the Sun-Sentinel's entertainment...

  • Barack Obama: Simply the Best

    In my previous entry, I also promised to get into the Castro Death Party if the rumors proved true. Unfortunately, they weren't -- the man that local Cuban punk-rock act Guajiro refers to as having a "beard of pubic hair" is apparently still breathing. But that didn't stop the Cubans from heading...

  • Breaking: Generalissimo Fidel Castro Is Still Dead

    Well, the Herald has acknowledged the rumors, but they're still just that -- rumors. Word from the island, per Stuck on the Palmetto, is that there's been no unusual movement of police or military in Cuba. As for me, I'm already planning to be in Miami tomorrow for the Barack Obama event. If it's...

  • Notes on the Big Dumb

    In the fall, the war was still there, but we did not go to it anymore. -- Ernest Hemingway, "In Another Country" Autumn is nearly upon us now. Down here in South Florida, it's almost impossible to tell from the weather. Each day is a sweaty, messy struggle filled with the whines of blood-sucking...

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