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2004 Stories by Craig Wallach

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  • Goal Oriented

    published December 30, 2004

    Despite the reverence given to it in nearly every other corner of the world, the sport of soccer has never quite found its footing within the... More >>

  • Funk Off You Funkin' Funk!

    published December 30, 2004

    FRI 12/31 It's New Year's Eve and you've got at least two options: Join the hordes (via ample television coverage) in NYC's Times... More >>

  • Lick Them Beavers!

    published December 23, 2004

    TUE 12/28 These Beavers are anything but sloppy. Sure, Oregon State started the 2004 season by posting a dismal 1-4 record... More >>

  • The Sting 2

    published December 16, 2004

    FRI 12/17 Those missing the fast-paced, hard-hitting action of hockey courtesy of the NHL lockout may find a willing antidote this... More >>

  • Wax Ecstatic

    published December 9, 2004

    SAT 12/11 Normally we wouldn't recommend walking the streets of Cave Creek after dark, given the number of bikers -- inebriated or... More >>

  • Atomic Blast

    published December 9, 2004

    Sun 12/12 Could you ever have imagined a world where the sight of someone with facial hair and a mortgage spending quality time with... More >>

  • Human Race

    published December 2, 2004

    Sat 12/4 Athletes of the Valley are probably used to navigating hazardous mountain terrain or dusty mountain trails, but could they... More >>

  • Miller Time

    published November 25, 2004

    Sun 11/28 There once was a time when silly things like the time of year and the weather announced the beginning of ski season. That was... More >>

  • Mick at Nite

    published November 18, 2004

    In terms of sheer endurance, going clubbing in Scottsdale can be the social equivalent of an Ironman Triathlon. The pressure to see and be seen... More >>

  • Dude, There's My Car

    published November 11, 2004

    Sat 11/13 Looking back on the long and storied history of automobile culture, it's safe to say no single decade mastered the art of the... More >>

  • West World

    published November 4, 2004

    Arizona's cowboy history and cactus-speckled landscape are permanent fixtures, so when we're not grumbling about the kitschy paraphernalia and... More >>

  • Shout Out

    published October 28, 2004

    In October 1998, 21-year-old University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, tied to a fence post and left to die in the town... More >>

  • Poll Position

    published October 28, 2004

    Tue 11/2 For politically active artists (redundant, we know), the presidential election is a bit like the Super Bowl, sans the beer... More >>

  • Never Mind the 'Ballers

    published October 28, 2004

    Wed 11/3 With the D-Backs in freefall, the Cardinals in the basement, and the Coyotes involved in a lockout nobody cares about, the... More >>

  • Size Matters

    published October 21, 2004

    10/23-10/24 Perhaps it's because we appreciate the sheer everyday practicality of their design, or maybe they just appeal to our Wild... More >>

  • Green Means Go

    published August 19, 2004

    Sat 8/21 Existence, the Buddha says, is suffering; proof positive according to students of Eastern mysticism that he spends his Sundays... More >>

  • Drag Show

    published June 17, 2004

    Sat 6/19 In the era of the ever-shortening attention span, what better sport to nominate as our national pastime than one that is over... More >>

  • Cooler Runnings

    published June 10, 2004

    6/12-6/13 Even the most diehard gearhead would be hard-pressed to endure four hours of outdoor racing in the scorching furnace that is... More >>

  • Heat Stroking

    published June 3, 2004

    Don't abandon the links just because they're hot. Night Clubbing Not long ago, an anonymous genius came up with the inspired idea... More >>

  • Hit Parade

    published May 27, 2004

    5/29-5/31 Save for Randy Johnson's perfection, baseball fans in Arizona are in need of a Diamondback Fan Suicide Hotline. But as we... More >>

  • Bike Path

    published May 20, 2004

    Thu 5/20 Remember when the motorcycle was the ultimate symbol of outsider rebellion? Those who've grown up with a perception of the... More >>

  • Cinco or Swim

    published April 29, 2004

    4/30-5/5 Ask 10 revelers what event Cinco de Mayo pays homage to and, chances are, 11 of them would have no idea. Why sweat the details... More >>

  • High Jinx

    published April 15, 2004

    Wed 4/21 "I prefer to write plays that fuck with the audience's mind on the drive home afterwards," says Chris Danowski, writer of... More >>

  • Pieces of Ib

    published April 8, 2004

    4/8-4/11 "When you watch anything in performing arts," explains Ballet Arizona's artistic director Ib Andersen, "or you go and see a... More >>

  • Skate or Die!

    published April 1, 2004

    4/3-4/4 The Valley's first public skatepark needs some love -- and not from the loyal skateboarders who've grinded the edges off the... More >>

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