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2013 Stories by Craig Smith

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  • Rest Area

    published July 25, 2013

    Mexican and Mexican-American culture engulfs the Southwest region with various forms of expression. Murals, music, and even the food evoke... More >>

  • Familial Beasts

    published July 11, 2013

    Along with summertime comes summer vacations. Dad loads up the Caravan with every possible item of comfort he can squeeze in like a pack rat. Mom... More >>

  • Getting Warmer

    published July 4, 2013

    July in Phoenix creates a sort of common denominator. It's a bonding agent for those who have lived here for at least a year. It also bonds our... More >>

  • Rock Stars

    published June 27, 2013

    While most Phoenicians are loading up on little packages of cardboard and gunpowder to express the American version of freedom, real fireworks... More >>

  • Hot Spots

    published June 20, 2013

    Now that the snowbirds are gone, let's talk. Everyone can enjoy our diverse desert landscape during the cooler months, but it takes real... More >>

  • Detention Span

    published May 30, 2013

    What do you get when you combine five teenagers from five different walks of life in one room for eight hours 28 years ago? Only the most... More >>

  • Murphy's Law

    published May 16, 2013

    Early last decade, a man stepped into an explosive role as the creator of the most recognizable exclamation in recent comedy history. Anyone... More >>

  • Shots Fired

    published May 9, 2013

    Everyone who has tried it knows the feeling of that first lick of salt, followed by a shot of liquid that warms all the way down to the belly,... More >>

  • The Puppy Bowl

    published May 2, 2013

    Here it comes again, the time of year for margarita-swilling and taco-munching. The time when we revel in the Mexican army's 1862 defeat of the... More >>

  • Sip Hop

    published April 18, 2013

    For thousands of years humankind has embraced the art of combining yeast and the finest grapes to create the nectar of the gods. This... More >>

  • Sunrise Sunset

    published April 11, 2013

    Have you ever had the feeling the world is a tuxedo and you are a sad pair of brown shoes? Phoenix Suns fans have. They sit patiently, for the... More >>

  • Theoretical Speaking

    published March 28, 2013

    There are countless questions relating to our existence and the scope of truth and reality. It can be all too easy to gloss over those tough... More >>

  • Riding Dirty

    published March 21, 2013

    Cave Creek and Carefree are gateways to old west living. Once you get past rush hour on the Carefree Highway and do a little exploring, you can... More >>

  • Ancient Secrets

    published February 28, 2013

    If "Gangam Style" has left you feeling a little bit empty, maybe it's time to focus on a more enlightening form of Asian dance. Sure, the new... More >>

  • A Horse of Course

    published February 21, 2013

    Long ago, when man first came to the Valley of the Sun, presumably he searched for food Mammoths, camels, ground sloths, and horses were all on... More >>

  • Best Western

    published February 14, 2013

    The Valley's west side has been on the up-and-up in recent years. People are finding reasonably priced homes and, along with them, a steady... More >>

  • Fine China

    published February 7, 2013

    Phoenix, like other American metropolises, holds a wide array of cultural diversity. Just about any ethnic food, music, or art form from all... More >>

  • Flip for It

    published January 17, 2013

    When thinking of acrobatics, your first impressions might be of extremely well-lit gymnasiums, cold and sterile equipment, or some eastern... More >>

  • General Motors

    published January 10, 2013

    We love our cars in Phoenix. With the spread of the land we occupy, how could we not? Miles upon miles are covered with various modes of... More >>

  • Stand Up Indian Style

    published January 3, 2013

    Canada has given us some notable comedians throughout the years. They've formed a universal identity with their kooky and slightly off-kilter... More >>

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