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Awards

  • 2006 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published June 9, 2005

    "Baby Man"

  • 2006 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published June 9, 2005

    "Baby Man"

  • 2006 - Best of the West/First Amendment Funding, Inc., published December 22, 2005

    "The Crying Game"

  • 2006 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published December 22, 2005

    "The Crying Game"

  • 2006 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published September 29, 2005

    "Poker Faces"

2005 Stories by Joe Watson

Archives: 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003
  • The Crying Game

    published December 22, 2005

    Growing up on the Navajo reservation in northeastern Arizona, little boys play basketball, torture their younger sisters, and try to emulate their... More >>

  • Meth and Sex

    published November 24, 2005

    Nothing about Theresa's Noxzema-fresh face, curvy body, and just-washed auburn hair reveals the hell she put herself through for more than 20... More >>

  • The New Boss

    published November 3, 2005

    You would have thought cops were raiding the stronghold of Pablo Escobar. Early on a warm August morning, 38 Phoenix cops, many in black... More >>

  • Poker Faces

    published September 29, 2005

    Bill Rudy takes a slurp of the melted ice and Coke at the bottom of his cup. He cradles his last 1,400 in chips, takes another peek at the pair of... More >>

  • Card Shark

    published September 29, 2005

    Thomas Keller, 24, is flat-out the best poker player in the Valley. The Stanford grad (economics, natch) has won two major poker titles, including... More >>

  • An Edge on the Competition

    published September 8, 2005

    Riviera Broadcast Group, the new owner of The Edge (KEDJ-FM 103.9), did a curious thing on August 18, when it fired Marc Young, the program... More >>

  • Angela's Ashes

    published August 18, 2005

    On a sweltering Sunday night in mid-July, the Pussycat Lounge in Old Town Scottsdale is crawling with twentysomethings pounding shots of... More >>

  • Quiet, Please

    published August 4, 2005

    WED 8/10As an artist who's been kicking around the Phoenix art scene for more than 20 years, Stephen Michael Barnes has had his fill of... More >>

  • Geek Chic

    published August 4, 2005

    8/5-8/7 Science-fiction conventions attract the city's geeks and freaks faster than you can say "dungeon master." The largest gaming... More >>

  • Daliwood

    published July 28, 2005

    SUN 7/31Thank Salvador Dali for Blade Runner. That goes for Fight Club, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Truman... More >>

  • Youth Based

    published July 28, 2005

    7/28-8/31While the action emanating from the local nine at the BOB this year has been roughly akin... 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 >>

  • Bands of Brothers

    published July 28, 2005

    THU 7/28The Rubber Robot that plays Emerald Lounge this week is not the band by the same name that wears horse-head masks and... More >>

  • Fashion 101

    published July 21, 2005

    WED 6/27Alex Garcia is not a revolutionary. The founder of the Phoenix fashion school Instituto de... More >>

  • Hello Moto

    published July 21, 2005

    7/22-7/23The auto-racing set has dominated motor sports in recent years, but the left-turn crowd has nothing on the daredevils on... More >>

  • Ma Bell

    published July 21, 2005

    THU 7/21Bob Log III once described his music as "poo-party, tit-clapping, techno blues." But the 35-year-old bluesbilly, who sings... More >>

  • Got Spirit?

    published July 14, 2005

    As a professional ghost hunter, Christopher Moon says he's been scratched, pushed, beaten, and suffered third-degree burns courtesy of some... More >>

  • Living Hell

    published July 14, 2005

    SAT 7/16Dante got it wrong: There are actually 10 circles of hell, and local filmmaker Nicholas Holthaus has been there and back making... More >>

  • Fat Cats

    published July 14, 2005

    SAT 7/16Sorry to be the bearers of bad news, booze hounds, but despite having a hops-happy handle, the latest event in the Fat Tire... More >>

  • Very Harry

    published July 14, 2005

    FRI 7/15 Throw a rock in the air this weekend and chances are you'll find a party in honor of the July 16 release of the sixth Harry... More >>

  • Ready, Betty, Go!

    published July 14, 2005

    SAT 7/16Fans of lesbians, music, and Showtime's The L-Word get a bite of the Big Apple on Saturday, July 16, when the cable... More >>

  • Bare a Tone

    published July 7, 2005

    SUN 7/10Ever seen a melodramatic series filled with conniving story lines, sexual innuendos and wanton women who live only for... More >>

  • Space Cases

    published July 7, 2005

    SAT 7/9Get your geek on with the members of the United Federation of Phoenix, the nation's second-oldest continuous Star Trek fan club,... More >>

  • Fireworks Fiesta

    published June 30, 2005

    MON 7/4 This year, you can choose to fire up the grill and celebrate America's independence by inviting over your near-and-dears,... More >>

  • Hot Wheels

    published June 30, 2005

    MON 7/4If you have a hot jalopy that you're dying to show off to a group of ogling, salivating spectators, gas it up and drive to... More >>

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