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2004 Stories by Jill Koch

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  • Evil Twins

    published July 1, 2004

    7/2-7/4 With its stable of Gold Glovers, home run kings and future Hall of Famers mired in a disastrous season, the Arizona... More >>

  • Noise 'n the Hood

    published July 1, 2004

    7/2-7/4 When an artist is touted as "revolutionary," it means one of two things. Either "I do extraordinarily odd things, call it... More >>

  • Slick Willy

    published July 1, 2004

    7/2-8/6 Since we were mere babes, we've tentatively unwrapped each chocolate bar, hoping that famed golden ticket was inside. Alas,... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published June 24, 2004

    THU 24 Scoring points with the girly girls in the crowd, the Phoenix Mercury invite local ladies to America West Arena, 201 East... More >>

  • The Great Puppet Caper

    published June 24, 2004

    6/24-6/27 Games children play often have very grown-up connotations. Playing "doctor" is an easy way for kindergartners to cop a feel,... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published June 17, 2004

    THU 17 Some like it hot, but we're bound to lose our cool -- swilling Mylanta martinis in the corner -- at "Spicy: Summer SMoCA... More >>

  • Laugh Lines

    published June 17, 2004

    Fri 6/18 Being funny on cue is kind of like peeing on command. You gotta have it in you. Improv master Colin Mochrie's got it.... More >>

  • Nice Piece of Oz

    published June 17, 2004

    Thu 6/17 Sure, New York strip is plenty tasty, as is Omaha steak. But ladies with a taste for beefcake of a foreign flavor best tie on... More >>

  • Underground Movement

    published June 10, 2004

    The central Phoenix dance studio has all the charm of a prison cell -- with ugly curtains -- but it pulses with sex and sass and sweat. Bass... More >>

  • The B-boy

    published June 10, 2004

    Antonio Berumen spends most of his rehearsal time upside down, spinning and bouncing and bending his body into various positions -- all of which... More >>

  • The Body Builder

    published June 10, 2004

    Technique is Jessica Jesse Jackson's strong suit -- a rare trait in hip-hop. She hammers out each move with cool precision. The 27-year-old,... More >>

  • The Nonconformist

    published June 10, 2004

    For many teenagers, high school is an exercise in blending in. Francesco Caban directed his energies elsewhere. He joined the dance program... More >>

  • The Drifter

    published June 10, 2004

    Les Du Mouchel is not used to standing still. He's been mimicking the moves of Michael Jackson since age 3 and has shaken his money maker --... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published June 3, 2004

    Thu 3 Poor Char's already has the blues, and the Bad News just keeps on a-comin'. The Bad News Blues Band maintains its weekly... More >>

  • Pick-Up Artist

    published May 13, 2004

    One man's trash is another man's self-published magazine, Simon & Schuster book deal, 126-city tour and guest spot on Letterman. Davy Rothbart has... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published May 13, 2004

    Thu 13 Mindless entertainment has its place (and this summer, it drives a pink pickup cross-country with Nicole Richie), but folks... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published May 6, 2004

    Thursday, May 6 Catch a commando performance of Steve Martin's naughty new play. A young housewife endures a brief encounter with notoriety in... More >>

  • Biker Chicks

    published May 6, 2004

    Mon 5/10 In the grand tradition of twosomes taming the open road (Thelma and Louise, Bill and Ted, Kermit and Fozzie), Rosella North... More >>

  • Brother-ly Love

    published May 6, 2004

    Sat 5/8 The heart of rock 'n' roll is still beating. Feel the love this Saturday, May 8, when the third annual "Music for a... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published April 29, 2004

    Thursday, April 29 Shakespeare scholars love this labor lost. Touted as the Bard's great lost -- and possibly last -- drama,... 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 >>

  • Legends of the Fall

    published April 29, 2004

    4/29-5/23 When Icarus donned wings to reach the sun, the gods rewarded his boldness by throwing him back to earth. Varekai, the... More >>

  • Wright As Rain

    published April 22, 2004

    He drips with dry humor, but Steven Wright claims that comic inspiration rolls in only occasionally. "Jokes come to me like rain," the... More >>

  • This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

    published April 22, 2004

    Thursday, April 22 Make a date to see The Figgs. The guitar-rock trio leaves the garage to gig at the Clubhouse, 1320 East... More >>

  • King for a Day

    published April 15, 2004

    Tenth-grade driver's ed was never like this: professional pit crews, engines packing 600 ponies, and fevered orders to hit the gas. Sure, fashion... More >>

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