Mr. Chatterbox

The Ghostly Links Between Lido Key's Sandcastle Resort, the Late Leona Helmsley—and Donald Trump

Future historians who ignore Leona while studying Trump do so at their peril. There are too many connections, too many similarities, too much shared history.

12/27/2017 By Robert Plunket

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The Strange Stories of Sarasota's Senior Celebrities

What do you do when you’ve been in the public eye for years, and then the spotlight starts to shift? If you’re like many aging celebrities, you move to Sarasota.

11/29/2017 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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Mr. Chatterbox Faces His Family

This month: Our humor columnist attends a family reunion.

08/28/2017 By Robert Plunket

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What if Trump Tweeted from Sarasota?

A sampling of what we might see.

07/26/2017 By Robert Plunket

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Our Humor Columnist Gets Personal About the Disease Men Fear Most

This month: Mr. Chatterbox talks prostate cancer.

06/01/2017 By Robert Plunket

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Our Humor Columnist's Picks for the Best of Sarasota 2017

Joe Gruters, Steve Bannon, Jesse Biter, Betty Schoenbaum and Katherine Harris all make Mr. C's list.

04/26/2017 By Robert Plunket

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Our Humor Columnist Shops for Trump Merchandise

Mr. C sets out to examine some important questions about Trump merchandise: Is it any good? What does it say about the family that has created it? And where can you buy it in Sarasota?

03/29/2017 By Robert Plunket

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A Cartoon Guide to Sarasota's Coming Attractions

Here’s an exclusive preview of some projects on the drawing board that are sure to raise our cultural profile.

11/30/2016 By Robert Plunket Illustrations by Regan Dunnick

Cool Jewels

Mr. Chatterbox is Having a Jewelry Sale This Thursday

Our own Mr. Chatterbox and Designing Women Boutique will offer more than 100 pieces for sale.

10/25/2016 By Robert Plunket

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Mr. C Considers the Art of the Nude

This month: Mr. Chatterbox gets exposed to the art of the nude in a Ringling Museum exhibition.

07/29/2016 By Bob Plunket

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Finding the Fountain of Youth at Warm Mineral Springs

Legend says North Port's Warm Mineral Springs was the Fountain of Youth that Ponce de Leon was searching for.

06/22/2016 By Bob Plunket

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My Search for Pee-wee Herman

The most famous Sarasotan? Mr. C says Pee-wee Herman, hands down.

04/01/2016 By Robert Plunket

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Remembering Marjorie North

Mr. Chatterbox remembers the late, great Sarasota Herald-Tribune columnist Marjorie North.

03/01/2016 By Bob Plunket

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Mr. Chatterbox Revisits His Racist Past

Mr. Chatterbox takes a trip back in time to Greenville, Texas.

01/01/2016 By Megan McDonald

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Sarasota Hotspots for the Older Tourist

Mr. Chatterbox offers his tried-and-true wisdom on Sarasota hotspots for the, ahem, older tourist.

12/01/2015 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

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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