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2008 Stories by Emma Breysse

Archives: 2009 | 2008
  • Touch of Medieval

    published December 25, 2008

    Some rodeo sports remind us of medieval torture, but in the best and most badass kind of way. Imagine, back in the day, two ropers on horseback... More >>

  • Peace Offering

    published December 18, 2008

    In the 1960s and ’70s, a time filled with social change and funny haircuts, Phoenix was one of the centers of the folk-rock scene. Now, we... More >>

  • Sonic Youth

    published December 11, 2008

    It’s a pretty universal truth that no one gets nostalgic for puberty. Neither do most people go through a best friend’s suicide, a... More >>

  • Babaluca Is Accumulating Passionate Fans by Sounding Like No One Else in Arizona

    published December 4, 2008

    The crowd outside Holgas gallery in downtown Phoenix has swelled to nearly 100. From the apartments above the gallery, cigarette smoke rises in... More >>

  • Dressy Bessy

    published December 4, 2008

    On Dressy Bessy's new album Holler and Stomp, the group finally has its sound to where the band always claimed it was. While they've been... More >>

  • No Country for Old Men

    published December 4, 2008

    There’s something about country music that inherently cries out to be mocked. KMLE Country morning man Dave Pratt – despite the fact... More >>

  • Tabloid Literature

    published November 27, 2008

    If Jodi Picoult’s characters were real, The Oprah Winfrey Show would have no shortage of guests. The acclaimed author of the... More >>

  • Tabloid Literature

    published November 27, 2008

    If Jodi Picoult’s characters were real, The Oprah Winfrey Show would have no shortage of guests. The acclaimed author of the... More >>

  • Good Girls Don't

    published November 20, 2008

    Have you ever wondered why roller derby has made a comeback? Well, when you look at the 1970s phenomenon that has now become part... More >>

  • Whoop There It Is

    published November 20, 2008

    New York’s O'Death lists Bill Monroe and The Misfits as musical influences in the same breath, and without apparent irony. Its instrument... More >>

  • Minus the Bear

    published November 13, 2008

    Will Minus the Bear make it? With a second successful tour and a new EP just released, it may be safe to say the critically lauded quintet is... More >>

  • California Screaming

    published November 13, 2008

    What do you call a thrash-metal group whose members look like Rapunzel in teenage rebellion? Singer Ivan Moody and his bandmates call it Five... More >>

  • Cool Threads

    published November 13, 2008

    When Grandma’s craft box is suddenly bringing back the sexy – or at least picking up an eclectic retro soundtrack – it stands to... More >>

  • Independent Party

    published October 30, 2008

    Phoenicians might as well accept the sad truth: There isn't much indie cred to living in the Valley, with all of its strip malls, strip malls,... More >>

  • Go, Speed Racers

    published October 30, 2008

    For those of you who are annoyed with the increasing ubiquity of speed cameras, we have a solution: Head down to the Checker O'Reilly Auto... More >>

  • Provocatour

    published October 23, 2008

    We have just received intelligence that Agent Number 6, Agent Sure Shot, and Agent X-9 are in the area. They have a license to rock. Repeat,... More >>

  • Comics Relief

    published October 16, 2008

    As we speak, there are people all over the world preparing for a marathon – one that will require determination, wrist strength, and... More >>

  • God Bless Americans

    published October 2, 2008

    For the past few weeks, Valley schoolchildren have taken perhaps the first field trip in history to feature the phrase, “I am an accused... More >>

  • Wings of Change

    published October 2, 2008

    This season, the Arizona Cardinals have decided to try something rather new: win occasionally. We’d like nothing better than for the... More >>

  • Anti-Heroic Measures

    published September 25, 2008

    If a grown man told us that he had a comic-book character named BopBagBill for an alter ego – a persona with “the same attributes as... More >>

  • Witch Hunt

    published September 25, 2008

    If the Arizona Renaissance Festival and Dungeons and Dragons produced a love child that was then raised by a haunted house, it would end... More >>

  • It's a Wonderous Life

    published September 18, 2008

    Junot Diaz lived in the Dominican Republic until he was 7 years old, then emigrated to the United States, where he had a gritty New Jersey... More >>

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