Leslie Gray Streeter

Leslie Gray Streeter is a pop culture writer, columnist and reviewer for the Palm Beach Post, which means that if it's about music, movies, nightlife, food, drinks, TV, books, weird celebrity hijinks or something that's fun, she's probably got something to say about it.  

Latest from Leslie Gray Streeter

‘Black Panther’ fans: ‘The nation is so divided. This gives us hope.’
 “What are y’all wearing to ‘Black Panther?’” The call went out weeks ago across social media, particularly on Twitter, about the premiere of director Ryan Coogler’s highly-anticipated cinematic version of Marvel’s King T’Challa and the fantastical kingdom of Wakanda. Immediately, fans, whether...

Posted: 20 hours ago

“What are y’all wearing to ‘Black Panther?’” The call went out weeks ago across social media, particularly on Twitter, about the premiere of director Ryan Coogler’s highly-anticipated cinematic version of Marvel’s King T’Challa and the fantastical kingdom of Wakanda. Immediately, fans, whether...
Douglas coach died ‘shielding students’ from shooter’s bullets
 Aaron Feis, the football coach who ran toward the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, was a “Douglas guy.” A 1999 graduate of the school, security guard and assistant football coach, he resisted offers from former Miami Dolphins lineman Jeff Dellenbach to lure him to coach at other high schools. “I could never take...

Posted: 5 days ago

Aaron Feis, the football coach who ran toward the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, was a “Douglas guy.” A 1999 graduate of the school, security guard and assistant football coach, he resisted offers from former Miami Dolphins lineman Jeff Dellenbach to lure him to coach at other high schools. “I could never take...
WPTV-Channel 5 meteorologist and morning anchor have surprise side job
 OMG babies, amiright? They’re so ridiculously cute, with their little fat arms and legs, their teeny tiny socks and shoes, and their sweet baby smell. They’re ridiculously adorable that it’s almost impossible not to reach into their strollers and just give them a kiss, or squeeze their little baby hands. It’s almost...

Posted: 7 days ago

OMG babies, amiright? They’re so ridiculously cute, with their little fat arms and legs, their teeny tiny socks and shoes, and their sweet baby smell. They’re ridiculously adorable that it’s almost impossible not to reach into their strollers and just give them a kiss, or squeeze their little baby hands. It’s almost...
Rocco’s Tacos owner: How I’m fighting multiple sclerosis one year later
 In January 2017, Rocco Mangel, the energetic, charismatic owner of the Rocco’s Tacos chain, announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a potentially devastating disease of the central nervous system. It’s a scary, serious diagnosis, one that could result in weakness, mobility issues, paralysis...

Posted: 14 days ago

In January 2017, Rocco Mangel, the energetic, charismatic owner of the Rocco’s Tacos chain, announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, a potentially devastating disease of the central nervous system. It’s a scary, serious diagnosis, one that could result in weakness, mobility issues, paralysis...
Why did all the celebrities on TV’s ‘Match Game’ hug this Jupiter man?
 It was all on the line for Jupiter’s Barry Rosenblum: a possible $25,000 in cash and winning the Jan. 30 episode of ABC’s star-studded revival of the TV show “Match Game.” And when host Alec Baldwin read the final question, Rosenblum was sure he had “the perfect answer” that would match the quippy...

Posted: 15 days ago

It was all on the line for Jupiter’s Barry Rosenblum: a possible $25,000 in cash and winning the Jan. 30 episode of ABC’s star-studded revival of the TV show “Match Game.” And when host Alec Baldwin read the final question, Rosenblum was sure he had “the perfect answer” that would match the quippy...
Race for the Cure: How it helps teach my son compassion
 “So why was it important for your son to be here with you at the Komen Race for the Cure?” My official answer to this question, posed by cheerful WPTV NewsChannel 5 anchors Kelley Dunn and Michael Williams, is that I wanted my 4-year-old-son Brooks to be a part of his community. So he served as my co-Grand Marshal for the 1-Mile...

Posted: 19 days ago

“So why was it important for your son to be here with you at the Komen Race for the Cure?” My official answer to this question, posed by cheerful WPTV NewsChannel 5 anchors Kelley Dunn and Michael Williams, is that I wanted my 4-year-old-son Brooks to be a part of his community. So he served as my co-Grand Marshal for the 1-Mile...
Wellington man’s suicide spurs family to promote mental health drive
 “No one likes to talk about it.” When Justin Merrell’s father John committed suicide in 2012, after years of battling long-term depression and coping with family illness, well-wishers who knew what happened struggled to find words to comfort the family. So instead of deflecting the awkwardness, Justin decided to let them...

Posted: 21 days ago

“No one likes to talk about it.” When Justin Merrell’s father John committed suicide in 2012, after years of battling long-term depression and coping with family illness, well-wishers who knew what happened struggled to find words to comfort the family. So instead of deflecting the awkwardness, Justin decided to let them...
Passwords: Hawaii’s governor isn’t the only one who can’t remember them
 What’s your password? No, no, don’t tell us. Chances are you might not even remember it, or if you do, you’re stumped as to which letter you capitalized, whether there’s an exclamation point or question mark at the end, or whether you used your birthday, anniversary or the year you graduated from college. OK, you have...

Posted: 27 days ago

What’s your password? No, no, don’t tell us. Chances are you might not even remember it, or if you do, you’re stumped as to which letter you capitalized, whether there’s an exclamation point or question mark at the end, or whether you used your birthday, anniversary or the year you graduated from college. OK, you have...
How selling Girl Scout cookies taught women important life lessons
 They are a dream sales force, about 8,000 highly motivated individuals. From a few week’s work, they make more than $6 million locally each year. They’re meticulous, courteous and responsible. And they have cool sashes. They’re the Girl Scouts of America, of course, and they hit the streets, the sidewalks in front of grocery...

Posted: 29 days ago

They are a dream sales force, about 8,000 highly motivated individuals. From a few week’s work, they make more than $6 million locally each year. They’re meticulous, courteous and responsible. And they have cool sashes. They’re the Girl Scouts of America, of course, and they hit the streets, the sidewalks in front of grocery...
Jupiter’s leader of Grand Funk Railroad: I’m a ‘weekend rock star’ now
 Most weeks, from Monday through Thursday, Don Brewer is living the South Florida life. You can find him in his Jupiter home, hanging out with his wife, playing granddad, and enjoying the mild weather. But Friday through Sunday, he’s a rock star. RELATED: Did you know these rock stars live from Jupiter to Boca? Scratch that: Brewer,...

12:30 AM Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Most weeks, from Monday through Thursday, Don Brewer is living the South Florida life. You can find him in his Jupiter home, hanging out with his wife, playing granddad, and enjoying the mild weather. But Friday through Sunday, he’s a rock star. RELATED: Did you know these rock stars live from Jupiter to Boca? Scratch that: Brewer,...
How Lake Worth’s Martin Luther King mural gets worldwide attention
 It’s an iconic image: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s expressive face, beaming with hope and purpose, his arm stretched above the rapt crowd at the Lincoln Memorial gathered to hear what will come to be known as his pivotal “I Have A Dream” speech. But as reimagined by Brazilian muralist Eduardo Kobra, King is rendered...

12:15 AM Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

It’s an iconic image: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s expressive face, beaming with hope and purpose, his arm stretched above the rapt crowd at the Lincoln Memorial gathered to hear what will come to be known as his pivotal “I Have A Dream” speech. But as reimagined by Brazilian muralist Eduardo Kobra, King is rendered...