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2011 Stories by Kelsey Havens

Archives: 2012 | 2011
  • Carnival Splendor

    published December 29, 2011

    When it comes to New Year’s Eve, Phoenix partiers, hipsters, and socialites all turn on their hustle in hopes of finding the most... More >>

  • Nightmares Before Christmas

    published December 22, 2011

    Between Halloween and Christmas Day we’re somehow expected to transform from death-worshipping Satanists into selfless and giving... More >>

  • Brainy Day

    published December 15, 2011

    You’ve heard of adventure runs – which typically include mud and extreme obstacles -- but if you don’t boast brawn over... More >>

  • Do It Like a Dude

    published December 8, 2011

    It’s a man’s world, right? So why not man up and take the opportunity to prove how rugged and brawny you are? No, we don’t... More >>

  • Dragon Tales

    published December 1, 2011

    Between Mark Zuckerberg, Justin Bieber and the coming-of-age Harry Potter cast, there’s no denying the endless potential of a zealous... More >>

  • Steeped in Tradition

    published December 1, 2011

    What is it about the holiday season that makes people want to put on their Sunday best, drink champagne, and pretend that habitually consuming... More >>

  • Deck the Shmaltz

    published November 24, 2011

    During the holidays, there are a few traditional activities and events that are completely lost on us desert folk. Take Christmas music for... More >>

  • Learning to Crawl

    published November 17, 2011

    When we picture a bar crawl, it usually involves a college-age clan swerving around on brightly colored bikes and screaming something about... More >>

  • Beam Me Up

    published November 17, 2011

    Stargazing is no longer reserved for Girl Scouts and Spock enthusiasts desperate to catch a glimpse of the Enterprise. In a city with such... More >>

  • Mix and Match

    published November 10, 2011

    Between the trendy allure of turquoise, the enduring force of cowboy boots, and that hot minute when hair feathers were cool, it’s easy... More >>

  • Born to Run

    published November 3, 2011

    Long before Grand Theft Auto and Tony Hawk came to fame, we dreamed of doing tricks off of traffic barriers and drop-top Impalas. In the... More >>

  • BRB

    published October 27, 2011

    In a time where abbreviations are in vogue and children have to explain acronyms to their parents, it’s hard to take shortened phrases... More >>

  • Wind Power

    published October 27, 2011

    Known for a dynamic mix of adventurous, unique pieces, the Arizona Wind Symphony is an ensemble of 75 music professionals, non-professionals,... More >>

  • Smarty Rants

    published October 20, 2011

    TED is kind of like NPR’s Fresh Air on crack. Founded in 1984, the conference brings together speakers from three different worlds... More >>

  • Shred Ready

    published October 20, 2011

    Remember those kids you’ve been telling to get off your driveway for the past few years? Well, Grumpy, little did you know those... More >>

  • Dirty Grind

    published October 20, 2011

    No matter how hard we try, it’s almost impossible to predict the next hippest trends. Reality TV took the world by surprise. No one saw... More >>

  • Geared Up

    published October 13, 2011

    There's cycling love, and then there's two-wheeler obsession: bike-inspired art and clothing fall into the former category, with bike porn... More >>

  • Center Stage

    published October 13, 2011

    In the world of dance companies, a lot has changed since Swan Lake’s premiered in 1877. Innovative styles (such as modern) have forced... More >>

  • Roll Call

    published October 6, 2011

    Skateboarding isn’t just a sport – it’s a lifestyle. What other modes of recreation come with cool clothes, shaggy-chic... More >>

  • Season's Greetings

    published September 29, 2011

    Woody Allen once said, “Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.” But if watching seemingly endless Charm School... More >>

  • Frida Fighters

    published September 22, 2011

    Most recently rocked by Susan Boyle and traditionally welcomed by Bert & Ernie fans, the unibrow is a look reserved mainly for the eccentric... More >>

  • Silent Night

    published September 22, 2011

    Turning water into wine is so 30 A.D. A modern group of Sonoran saviors up that ante by turning music, art, food, and booze into water. No More... More >>

  • Photosynthesis

    published September 15, 2011

    Collaboration is a tricky thing to pull off. Sometimes the result is atrocious. And other times you get the Declaration of Independence,... More >>

  • Epic Meal Time

    published September 15, 2011

    People have been making up -- and living in -- dream-lands for centuries. Consider Neverland, Wonderland, Middle Earth, and Atlantis. Starting... More >>

  • Back to the Welles

    published September 8, 2011

    Cinephiles may know him for his pudgy figure, innovative directing style or his titular role in Citizen Kane, but few know the depth of the... More >>

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