Jimmy Magahern

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  • 10 years ago | Longform

    Sitting down can be tricky for JoAnn Gray. She's also got to be on constant lookout for little boys with pins. "Usually, I'll have someone walking behind me," she says, "just to make sure nothing happens." Such are the hazards when you're the worl...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    It's rare to find anybody over 20 inside the noisy arcade castle at Mesa's Golfland during the Saturday morning $8 Video Game Blowout. Never mind anybody over 60. That's why the gray-haired dude on the Guitar Freaks V machine sticks out like a sor...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    It may have looked like a group project to some of the kids in eighth-grade science class. But the chemical compound one 13-year-old girl was pouring from her hand into the small bottle her friend was holding wasn't listed on the classroom's Table...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    There's a party going on Thursday nights at the Shaker Room -- if you're savvy enough to find the dance floor. The club, practically hidden across a patio and up a flight of stairs behind Martini Ranch, is, to begin with, too far back from Stetson...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    Finding Americana music on Internet radio is like looking for a bucket of nails at Restoration Hardware: There's just something that ain't right about searching for stuff that basic and impervious to innovation in a place so slick, contemporary an...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    Rudy Adler steps into the den of his parents' house, a sprawling, ranch-style home in an old-moneyed section of Paradise Valley, and pulls up some scanned digital photos on his PowerBook. "This is a nice one," he says, staring at a shot of what lo...