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2007 Stories by Megan Irwin

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  • Flushing Them Out

    published December 27, 2007

    Daniela's world is very small. Though she was born in Mexico and traveled thousands of miles to Phoenix, she might never leave her neighborhood... More >>

  • Alien Nation

    published December 27, 2007

    Though Arizona is considered ground zero for the current debate surrounding illegal immigration, this is not a new fight. What is new is a... More >>

  • The Bermudez Triangle

    published November 15, 2007

    Not a hair on his salt-and-pepper pompadour is out of place, but there are huge bags under Elias Bermudez's eyes. He's behind the microphone on... More >>

  • Snakes Rattle and Roll

    published October 4, 2007

    No one can quite figure out how the Arizona Diamondbacks made it to the playoffs. Some say it's the team's versatility, and resiliency. Some... More >>

  • Pimp My Bod

    published September 27, 2007

    I am standing topless in front of a photographer. My back is against the wall as she snaps picture after picture of my bare breasts. This is quite... More >>

  • Comic Genius: Tony Carrillo

    published September 27, 2007

    When Tony Carrillo started his comic strip, F Minus, as an undergrad at Arizona State University, he was just looking for a way to... More >>

  • Dodge Theater: Sam Pewitt

    published September 27, 2007

    Sam Pewitt doesn't look anything like White Goodman (Ben Stiller's character in the 2004 movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) but... More >>

  • Hey, Cupcake: Stephanie and Lindsay Esparza

    published September 27, 2007

    From Magnolia Bakery in New York City to Sprinkles in Beverly Hills (and, soon, Scottsdale), gourmet cupcakes are the nation's sweetest dessert... More >>

  • Boy Toy: Jason Kiningham

    published September 27, 2007

    All over town, overgrown kids are whispering at the water cooler, "Hey, have you been to Red Hot Robot?" The central Phoenix shop offers specialty... More >>

  • Frontier Girl: April Bojorquez

    published September 27, 2007

    April Bojorquez is one of those rare Phoenicians who was born here and decided to stay. Good thing. She's a veritable encyclopedia of... More >>

  • Burn, Baby: Angela Zydek

    published September 27, 2007

    As the energy force behind the year-old gay bar Burn, Angela Zydek spends her days zipping around town in her white convertible Mercedes... More >>

  • Eurotrashed

    published September 13, 2007

    When Jamie Bates boarded Delta Flight 86 bound for London, she was excited and a little nervous. She'd just graduated and was about to set off on... More >>

  • ¡Viva Radio!

    published August 2, 2007

    On a recent Sunday morning, several twentysomethings in jeans and T-shirts race around the otherwise deserted offices of La Buena Onda 1190-AM, a... More >>

  • Charmed

    published July 12, 2007

    Outside the entrance of ASU's old gym on a warm Saturday in May, hundreds of teenage girls stand in full prom get-ups, chattering, shrieking, and... More >>

  • Move Over, Ann Coulter

    published May 24, 2007

    Last fall, a sophomore at Arizona State University named Matthew Jezierski started a club in honor of a group he considers to be oppressed and... More >>

  • ASU Inc.

    published April 26, 2007

    On a quiet morning in early January, Kathryn Milun sits at a table in the back corner of a Tempe coffee shop, hunched over a huge stack of papers.... More >>

  • Sign Wars

    published March 29, 2007

    Jim Torgeson is just a guy with a sign. Well, a guy with a sign and a crew of 150 other guys with signs who contract to stand in front of car... More >>

  • Bunny Rabbit

    published March 15, 2007

    Three years ago, when CocoRosie burst onto the scene with its lo-fi recordings of almost-lullabies sung over a beat box and toy animal noises,... More >>

  • Scene Stir

    published March 8, 2007

    The biggest controversy at this year's Art Detour — the weekend when artists in downtown Phoenix open their studios and galleries to the... More >>

  • Redemption Song

    published March 1, 2007

    Gravel crunches under Ken Lamberton's sneakers as he follows the Yetman Trail near the Tucson Mountains west of the city on a clear, cold morning... More >>

  • A Cancer on ASU

    published January 18, 2007

    When Arizona State University students filed back into the classroom this week, Bob Pettit found himself someplace he hasn't been for a very long... More >>

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