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2005 Stories by Douglas Towne

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  • Waterships Down

    published December 8, 2005

    SAT 12/10If you want to act a fool this holiday season after consuming one too many eggnogs, feel free. Just don't expect to rock the... More >>

  • Dreamworks

    published December 1, 2005

    12/2-12/16Jason Hill's retro-futurism is so bright, he's gotta wear shades. You will, too, when you view his blindingly vivid works,... More >>

  • The White Stuff

    published December 1, 2005

    12/2-12/3Filmmaker Warren Miller is to skiing what Bruce Brown is to surfing. Brown's instant-classic flicks The Endless Summer... More >>

  • Quick Draw

    published November 24, 2005

    11/25-1/22When a woman calls her guy a "minute man," it usually spells doom for the relationship -- and his ego. But for artist George... More >>

  • Undieworld

    published November 17, 2005

    11/19-4/9Last summer, public displays of lingerie were as plentiful as feral kittens and bad movies. Luckily, as temperatures plummet... More >>

  • Slam Bang

    published November 10, 2005

    WED 11/16If you're looking for an alternative to Hollywood's seasonal onslaught of high-concept blockbusters, you'll find it at "Video... More >>

  • See Fido Fetch

    published November 3, 2005

    SAT 11/5Pound puppies can compete on equal footing with their purebred cousins at the Skyhoundz... More >>

  • Found Film

    published September 22, 2005

    SUN 9/25When the late artist Joseph Cornell found objects, he put them in boxes. When he found celluloid, he crafted it into some of... More >>

  • Net Results

    published September 8, 2005

    9/9-9/10Looks like the lovely ladies of the ASU volleyball team need to step up to the net and show some, er . . . balls. After a... More >>

  • Hot Dogs

    published September 1, 2005

    SAT 9/3Wieners go great with mustard. Or ketchup. Or . . . racing stripes? Proud owners of pintsize pups pounded the pavement over... More >>

  • Cutting-Edge Cup o' Joe

    published September 1, 2005

    9/3-12/31Designer Michael Graves (of Target teakettle fame) cemented his household-word status in 1979, when he participated in the... More >>

  • Jeepers Creepers

    published August 25, 2005

    8/26-8/27Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past few years, you know full well the juggernaut that is extreme sports. But a... More >>

  • 'Toon In Tokyo

    published July 28, 2005

    FRI 7/29Though you could make the argument that a majority of 21st-century kids (or adults, for that matter) couldn't find Japan on an... More >>

  • Sense of Rumor

    published July 7, 2005

    SAT 7/9Word on the street is that Phil Buckman, front man (okay, only man) of I Hate You When You're Pregnant, is going to hang up the... More >>

  • Reigning Cats and Dawgs

    published June 30, 2005

    SUN 7/3The local hip-hop underground goes above ground, as the true record playas of the Valley will turn on their turntablism... More >>

  • Without Reservations

    published June 23, 2005

    SAT 6/25If the Indian nations as a whole were ever to declare a sport their national pastime, you can bet basketball would be right up... More >>

  • Burning Art

    published June 16, 2005

    WED 6/22Carpetbag Brigade finds fire fascinating, and not in a Beavis-and-Butt-head, preteen-pyro kind of way. The members of the... More >>

  • Hippie Hippie Shake

    published June 2, 2005

    6/3-6/4Most of us can't chalk up our blunders to "all the drugs we did in the '60s." Deadheads under the age of 50 have had to... More >>

  • Raging Machine

    published June 2, 2005

    FRI 6/3Dear Cubicle Drone,We are pleased with your interest in The Raethier Corp and our latest event, Corposition, at 6... More >>

  • NET Gains

    published May 26, 2005

    5/28-8/21How are Happy Meals marketed? The cynics and curmudgeons among us might scream, "Animated movies!" Fortunately, though, no... More >>

  • The Swishy City

    published May 19, 2005

    SAT 5/21And now, ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to announce a one-night-only event filled with murder, mayhem, and all that jazz! A... More >>

  • NeverLAN

    published May 19, 2005

    WED 5/25Face facts, game junkies, everyone's gotten tired of your bragging. Whether it's disgruntled friends -- weary from getting... More >>

  • Fashion Bug

    published May 12, 2005

    THU 5/12"Clothing, just like your being, has a constant energy flowing around you," says fashion designer Kenyata Baraka, a.k.a. "Queen... More >>

  • Pretty Dorky

    published May 5, 2005

    5/5-5/6 Laurie Notaro is ecstatic that so many women want to be certified "idiots." But give her a break, already. "People are totally... More >>

  • Night Moves

    published May 5, 2005

    SAT 5/7 To some, a "nighttime art run" consists of a mobile graffiti spree with the intent of tagging the maximum number of block walls... More >>

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