Mr. Chatterbox Returns

Mr. Chatterbox Makes His Own List of Banned Books

Perhaps the following books once had some merit, but in these “woke” times they constitute a clear and present danger, and they need to be “canceled” ASAP.

05/10/2022 By Robert Plunket

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Sarasota's Hottest New Arts Groups

A cartoon view of some unlikely new organizations.

10/30/2017 By Robert Plunket

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The New York Post's Michael Riedel is Coming to Town

New York Post theater critic Michael Riedel has penned a book about Broadway and its ups and downs.

10/30/2015 By Robert Plunket


Mr. Chatterbox's Guide to Venice, Italy

This month: It's easy to understand Venice, Italy. If you’re from Sarasota, that is.

12/30/2014 By Bob Plunket


Mr. Chatterbox on the 2014 Florida Elections

This election offers a cast of characters worthy of a Carl Hiaasen novel.

09/30/2014 By Bob Plunket


Mr. Chatterbox Hangs Out at Senior Friendship Center

Chatting, dancing, exercising, flirting—you name it; it’s all going on at Senior Friendship Center.

08/27/2014 By Bob Plunket


Mr. Chatterbox: Why Baby Boomers are Obsessed With Their Health

This month: People come to Sarasota for the beaches. But they stay for the hospitals.

05/30/2014 By Megan McDonald


Mr. Chatterbox: What Sarasota Was Like 35 Years Ago

This month: Let's take a little time-travel tour and visit Sarasota 35 years ago.

05/01/2014 By Bob Plunket


Mr: Chatterbox: Will Boomers Embrace Marijuana Like the Old Friend It Is?

This month, Mr. Chatterbox wonders if Sarasota baby boomers will embrace medical marijuana like the old friend it used to be.

03/01/2014 By Megan McDonald


Mr. Chatterbox: An Exclusive Look at His Home and Collections

This month, Mr. Chatterbox gives us an exclusive tour of his home--and his extensive collections.

08/01/2013 By Bob Plunket


Mr. Chatterbox: May 2013

Mr. Chatterbox has voted--for the Best Outsider Architecture.

05/01/2013 By Bob Plunket


Sarasota Film Festival 2013: Closing Weekend

Mariel Hemingway's film "Running From Crazy" and a Conversation with Griffin Dunne are part of Sarasota Film Festival 2013's closing weekend festivities.

04/15/2013 By Kay Kipling


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This month: This month: My guide to“lonely-bachelor” Sarasota dining.

02/01/2013 By staff


What to do in Sarasota This Weekend: 2/1/2013

Sarasota events: What to do in Sarasota this weekend, 2/1/2013.

02/01/2013 By Megan McDonald