Leigh Silverman

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  • 17 years ago | Longform

    At the swap meet on 35th Avenue and Buckeye, the smell of duros fritos blends with car exhaust and dust stirred up from the parking lot. Festive banda music pumps through the outdoor mall where vendors hawking pony rides, discounted window tinting...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    In an age when program directors are less inclined to stick their necks out than a turtle, the creators of Radio Free Phoenix--Dwight Tindle and Danny Zelisko--have launched a radical Sunday-evening show (7 p.m. to midnight) that they hope will sh...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    On a balmy Thursday evening in Cave Creek, the members of Dislocated Styles, Phoenix's only seven-piece white hip-hop band, are sharing rounds of pale amber ale and appetizers at the Satisfied Frog. Joe Boogie (his legal name) plucks a deep-fried ...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    We must all work together to stop the violence that explodes [in] our emergency rooms. --President Clinton, State of the Union Address, January 25, 1994 The plum-colored bruises on the left side of Pauline Hanusosky's face have healed since she wa...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    As the bowling ball plunges down the narrow wooden lane, Kevin Dye, guitarist and lead singer of Bldg 5, pivots on one leg, raises clenched fists and flashes a big-league smile. Before the group of onlookers at Tempe Bowl exhales so much as a chee...

  • 18 years ago | Music News

    Phil Rind stepped onto the Hollywood Records lot in Los Angeles and bowed to the Mickey Mouse-sculpted hedge guarding the entryway to the Disney-owned label. It was 1993 and Rind's band--four thrash-core rockers from Scottsdale who called themselv...