One of the things that I've added to my novel SOUTH BEACH STAR were pages of nightlife columns written by the main character Kidd. His column was called WHAT'S HAPPENING? and was modeled after my old WHAT'S UP? column printed in the Wire (1995-97). In fact. while many of the events in the columns are completely fictional, some are actual excerpts from my old columns to add a dose of reality to the book. Here's one of those pages.
Because of the enormous response I've been getting from people seeing the old nightlife photos that I've been posting, I'm considering compiling a book of South Beach nightlife photos (1995-2006). It will be a big project but I've kept all the negatives (remember negatives) and some are labeled, others are not. Going through all the old photos is really like having my life flash before me and brings back so many memories.