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2006 Stories by Megan Irwin

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  • Phoenix Rising?

    published November 30, 2006

    In a city like Phoenix, it's almost too easy to be cynical about the future. If you listen to the talk out there, downtown Phoenix is on the verge... More >>

  • The Devil Went Down to Phoenix

    published November 23, 2006

    Three years since Phoenix New Times ran our More >>

  • Breathless

    published November 2, 2006

    In a small manufactured home in south Phoenix, 6-year-old Jonathan Hendrix is hiding behind a chair, pretending to be shy. "I don't want to... More >>

  • Hard Body

    published October 5, 2006

    At 7:30 on a Tuesday morning, it's pretty quiet at Elwood Bodyworks. There's still half an hour before the workday begins at the south Scottsdale... More >>

  • Candy Man

    published September 28, 2006

    The past year has been good to Hector Ruiz, artist and owner of the downtown art gallery the Chocolate Factory. After a successful show at the... More >>

  • Flavor Maven

    published September 28, 2006

    First sin of the day: scarfing down a buttery, sugary brownie, laced with cherries and topped with thick, homemade pistachio ice cream. Before 9... More >>

  • Funeral Fashionistas

    published September 28, 2006

    Victorian England was into death. People spent their lives in poverty saving up to have a grandiose funeral, detailed jewelry was made to... More >>

  • Monsters Ink

    published September 28, 2006

    Baron Gordon is a monster, but not the creepy-crawly kind. As the founder of the Alpha Monster artist collective, which comprises major players in... More >>

  • Campus Strife

    published September 21, 2006

    A conservative pro-life organization at Arizona State University, best known for displaying 18-foot, graphic images of aborted fetuses on the... More >>

  • Borrowed Time

    published August 10, 2006

    Twenty-five very sweaty people stand facing themselves in a mirror, pushing their heads into their knees. Because this is Bikram yoga, the room is... More >>

  • Remains of the Day

    published July 20, 2006

    Construction snakes up and down pretty much every street in downtown Tempe, making it practically impossible to drive — let alone find a... More >>

  • Carve It Deep

    published June 15, 2006

    Gretchen Schermerhorn, 31, has opinions on everything, from the exploitation of women to animal abuse to globalization, and her art reflects her... More >>

  • Perk Up

    published June 1, 2006

    Vagina not what it used to be, ladies? Hey, fella, what about those man boobs? Summer in Phoenix gives you three (okay, four or five) solid... More >>

  • It Girl

    published May 25, 2006

    It's a Monday evening in early May, business as usual at The Rogue, a dive bar on Scottsdale Road, not far from the Tempe border. The Rolling... More >>

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