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2005 Stories by Craig Wallach

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  • Two-Fister

    published April 28, 2005

    FRI 4/29 Analyzing Georgie "El Torito" Garcia Jr.'s boxing style can be as perplexing as a politician's talking points on tax reform... More >>

  • Big MAC

    published April 21, 2005

    4/22-4/23 Some things are worth the wait -- like, for instance, the Mesa Arts Center. After nearly five decades of false starts, failed... More >>

  • Thaw Inspiring

    published April 14, 2005

    Sean Anders would like you to know this movie thing isn't as easy as it looks. When he and a friend, Chuck LeVinus, decided to give... More >>

  • Icon Game

    published April 7, 2005

    4/9-5/11 When 17-year-old Mountain Pointe High School student Erika Vogt-Nilsen entered a graphically designed image of an evil-looking... More >>

  • Boss Hawgs

    published March 31, 2005

    4/1-4/10 A souvenir shop in Dearborn, Michigan, once sold a rubber stamp that read, "People are more violently opposed to fur than... More >>

  • Fairy Scary

    published March 24, 2005

    SAT 3/26 Little girls love their fairy tales of Prince Charmings, glass slippers and magic wands. But Erin Smith wasn't a typical... More >>

  • Turn the Tables

    published March 24, 2005

    SAT 3/26 If your heart goes fluttery at the scent of dusty blue chalk, and beats to the cracking sound of a cue ball barreling through... More >>

  • En Moog

    published March 17, 2005

    FRI 3/18 "The Moog," as it's known among musical types, is the indispensable electronic synthesizer that has pioneered both mainstream... More >>

  • School Spirits

    published March 10, 2005

    3/10-1/1 In the late 19th century, the U.S. government implemented a policy of assimilation to deal with what it termed the... More >>

  • Great Scots

    published February 24, 2005

    2/26-2/27 Stereotypes are an awful blight, which is why the Scottish are such an inspiringly indefinable people. Any group that... More >>

  • State Titles

    published February 3, 2005

    SUN 2/6 You gotta be from the 'hood, according to Steve Weiss, to understand Arizona's -- statehood, that is: February 12, 1912, the... More >>

  • Green Party

    published January 27, 2005

    1/31-2/6 In years past, the FBR (formerly Phoenix) Open was best known for bringing a much-needed dose of fun to the often staid and... More >>

  • Metal and Might

    published January 20, 2005

    SAT 1/22 Face facts, football fanatics -- true gridiron glory isn't found in some climate-controlled arena, but rather amidst the... More >>

  • Bidder Sweets

    published January 20, 2005

    1/25-1/30 There are two types of people who attend car auctions: bidders and gawkers. And while it may be your fantasy to hear the... More >>

  • Pick His Brain

    published January 13, 2005

    SUN 1/16 Very bad thoughts equal very bad health. Okay, so it's not that simple, but you try boiling down the quirky indie... More >>

  • Beer Run

    published January 13, 2005

    SAT 1/15 Doctor's orders: You're to exercise more in 2005! Running is a good option. But frankly, jogging alone looks painfully... More >>

  • Back to the Futurists

    published January 6, 2005

    FRI 1/7 Sick of the slick, production-driven artwork that passes for hip in other galleries? Kathy Cone, artist and owner of the... More >>

  • Y NBA?

    published January 6, 2005

    WED 1/12 Sure, the Suns are the hottest commodity in the basketball world these days, except perhaps for the Argentine Olympic team.... More >>

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