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1998 Stories by Brian Smith

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  • Halfway to Sanity

    published December 31, 1998

    Ben Wallis manned the wheel of the old Camero, a car in need of repair but still a loud, monstrous, muscular machine that can go at a great clip... More >>

  • All Revved Up, Surrounded by Suits

    published December 24, 1998

    Friday night downtown, between the decades-old warehouses and America West Arena, where old trolley tracks remain visible under streets paved over... More >>

  • Critical Mass

    published December 24, 1998

    Checking the vital signs for guitar-based rock has long been an ongoing preoccupation for critics. Still, you knew something was a bit different... More >>

  • Too Live Crue

    published December 17, 1998

    "Dude, it was like Animal House fucked Satan and had a baby," says the heavily tattooed and pierced Nikki Sixx over the phone from a tour stop in... More >>

  • Madison Bar Forever

    published December 17, 1998

    In the event of a nuclear holocaust, one that would leave nothing standing save for a few insects, some grass and a few varieties of moss and... More >>

  • Sex for Less

    published December 10, 1998

    She walked west on Polk over 13th Street, a block north of Van Buren. White tennis shoes, tight jeans, a man's button-down work shirt gathered and... More >>

  • Night In The City

    published December 3, 1998

    About suffering they were never wrong, The Old Masters; how well they understood. --W.H. Auden, Musee des Beaux Arts The... More >>

  • Billy's Blues

    published November 12, 1998

    On January 1, 1988, in Tucson, Arizona, Billy Sedlmayr stepped out of a stolen pickup truck and walked into a Dairy Queen. He had no gun... More >>

  • Drive-In, He Said

    published September 3, 1998

    Largely associated with the cinder block and milk crate set and families expert in child mass-production, the drive-in movie theater really is... More >>

  • The Best Laid Plans of Nikki Lynn

    published July 30, 1998

    Picture the setup for a girl-on-girl tryst in a porn nugget titled Hot Seats released last summer on VCA video: Horny babes on mountain... More >>

  • Southern Accents

    published June 4, 1998

    If matchbox 20 is the rock 'n' roll equivalent of McDonald's, then Todd Snider is the rock 'n' roll equivalent of El Fronterizo bar down at 14th... More >>

  • Dive, He Said

    published June 4, 1998

    Editor's note: You won't find any food in this Cafe column--strange things happen when award-winning food writer Howard Seftel takes a vacation.... More >>

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