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2012 Stories by Christina Caldwell

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  • No Place Like Home

    published December 27, 2012

    Plenty of people take off for exotic destinations during the holidays rather than heading to their hometown. Hawaii over creepy Uncle Greg?... More >>

  • Around The World

    published December 27, 2012

    Try not to dance when there’s a Daft Punk song playing. We dare ya. It’s not humanly possible. There’s an involuntarily... More >>

  • Dancing with the Devil

    published December 20, 2012

    Ah, the sinful sensuality of rock 'n' roll. Hey kid, you were lucky to be born when you were. In the old days, folks had to hide their records... More >>

  • The Final Countdown

    published December 20, 2012

    Well folks, it turns out that shitty movie with John Cusack was right. We’re all doomed to die in a series of natural disasters and freak... More >>

  • Fancy Pantsless

    published December 13, 2012

    The holidays are a time for going over the top. Think you might need a speedboat? Someone might get you a speedboat! Feel the need to wear a... More >>

  • False Illusions

    published November 15, 2012

    As Arrested Development character Gob Bluth found out, no one really respects a grown man who claims to be a magician – especially if he... More >>

  • Single Serving

    published November 8, 2012

    Once a Marine, always a Marine ®C or so the saying goes. You can see it in the demeanor of anyone who has served. There's the hard... More >>

  • The Girly Show

    published November 8, 2012

    In the scope of human history, women’s rights are a fairly new thing. Seeing women as equals? Well, that’s even newer. History... More >>

  • Numerical Instability

    published November 1, 2012

    Once you pass age 13, it’s pretty easy to find faults in your parents. Some of us outgrow the “Ugh, mom. You’re so... More >>

  • Pet Pals

    published November 1, 2012

    The presidential candidates will tell you that it’s tough out there for women. Between holding down a job (to pay for her child), needing... More >>

  • Old Haunts

    published October 25, 2012

    Back when you were a kid, your friend’s mom skinned a few grapes, turned out the lights and called it a Halloween party. And it was... More >>

  • The Monster Squad

    published October 25, 2012

    “Halloween” and “dance” are two words no grown adult wants to hear together. If you made your way through junior high... More >>

  • Moonlighting

    published October 18, 2012

    When you start to feel the season changing in the air, it’s a time for renewal. And for Phoenicians, it’s a time to stop feeling so... More >>

  • Checkout Counter

    published October 18, 2012

    The real-life mysteries that creep into our drab day-to-day existence are far more mundane than mystery tehater's two favorite themes: death... More >>

  • Race Track

    published October 11, 2012

    It’s hard to imagine that just five decades ago, racism wasn’t just tolerated, but, in some areas, legislated. African-Americans... More >>

  • Family Matters

    published October 11, 2012

    High school guidance counselors will ask you to “define normal” when you feel out of place among your peers. Growing up in... More >>

  • Love Bites

    published October 11, 2012

    Hating on vampires officially has become more annoying than the Twilight-loving teeny-boppers themselves. People make a point to subtly say,... More >>

  • See No Evil

    published October 4, 2012

    As an adult, it’s easy to look back on our truly traumatic experiences as children fondly. “Oh, me,” you think. “How... More >>

  • Crossing The Isle

    published September 27, 2012

    Once, your conservative uncle told you that nothing good could come from drinking. Those words have probably played back in your head dozens of... More >>

  • Practice Makes Perfect

    published September 27, 2012

    Getting the Oprah bump isn’t always a prestigious honor. After all, the "O" of approval comes from a woman who lists things as simple as... More >>

  • Model Citizens

    published September 20, 2012

    There’s something about Brazilians that draws less-vibrant cultures to the South American way of life. Maybe it’s their colorful... More >>

  • Sedona-Based Band decker. Rolls With the Punches

    published September 6, 2012

    When you spend as much time on the road as songwriter Brandon Decker does, you begin to feel at home on it. The Sedona-based musician... More >>

  • Wheel of Fortune

    published September 6, 2012

    The concept of the “circle of life” perpetuates throughout a multitude of cultures (popular and otherwise). It famously appears in... More >>

  • Diners @ Trunk Space

    published August 16, 2012

    Social media may have gifted us LOLcats and the like, but it's also partly to blame for the crushing 24-hour news cycle and a growing... More >>

  • Kinks Counsel

    published August 9, 2012

    The internet has ruined us. As far as fetishes go, once freaky-deaky bedroom fun that included whips, chains, and body suspension have begun to... More >>

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