Mr. Chatterbox

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

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Is Donald Trump the New Thomas Jefferson?

Donald Trump a Founding Father? Mr. C explains.

10/01/2015 By Robert Plunket

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Mr. Chatterbox: When It Comes to Charity, Do Your Research

Be generous, says Mr. C--but be careful, too.

09/01/2015 By Robert Plunket

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Sarasota's Last Lustron Home Goes on the Market

Saluting a classic--our city's last Lustron house.

07/31/2015 By Robert Plunket

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Mr. Chatterbox Explores Florida's Gun Laws

Troubleshooter Mr. C signs up for a gun class.

04/30/2015 By Robert Plunket

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Mr. Chatterbox Visits the International Independent Showmen's Museum in Gibsonton

Freaks, girlie shows and other gems of Americana at a new Gibsonton museum.

03/30/2015 By Robert Plunket

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Mr. Chatterbox: Terrorism, Freedom of Speech...and Bradenton

Conservative preacher Terry Jones (the man who wanted to burn the Koran) opens a French fry stand with his brothers in a Bradenton mall.

03/01/2015 By Robert Plunket

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Mr. Chatterbox Remembers Singer Lesley Gore

Mr. Chatterbox remembers his days at Sarah Lawrence with the late singer Lesley Gore.

02/17/2015 By Robert Plunket

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Mr. Chatterbox: Sarasota Magazine Was Hacked!

Mr. C uncovers the latest scandal at Sarasota Magazine--we've been hacked!

01/28/2015 By Bob Plunket

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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

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Mr. Chatterbox and Mother Teresa

Crafty as an old fox, Mother Teresa took my mother for a ride.

12/17/2014 By Robert Plunket

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Sarasota Author John D. MacDonald is Back in the Spotlight

A rumored Hollywood film puts quintessential Sarasota author John D. MacDonald back in the spotlight.

10/30/2014 By Bob Plunket

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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

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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

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Remembering Kevin Dean

When Ringling College's Kevin Dean passed away, Sarasota lost an artistic leader--and Mr. C lost a friend.

06/27/2014 By Bob Plunket

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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

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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

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Mr. Chatterbox: On Being Old in Sarasota

We are old! Hear us roar!

04/01/2014 By Bob Plunket

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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