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2008 Stories by Nina Carapetyan

Archives: 2009 | 2008 | 2007
  • The Not-So-Little Mermaid

    published December 18, 2008

    People are into some weird shit these days. For example, mermaid porn, which some viewers may see in Jessica Dolence’s... More >>

  • The Not-So-Little Mermaid

    published December 18, 2008

    People are into some weird shit these days. For example, mermaid porn, which some viewers may see in Jessica Dolence’s... More >>

  • Hard Corps

    published December 11, 2008

    Think of Phoenix as a spreading pool of concrete founded upon a desert. The cement on which we build our lives has come to seem as natural to us... More >>

  • Decemberfest

    published December 4, 2008

    We love the Christmas season here at New Times. Every winter we go for strolls along the snowy downtown streets, singing merry carols.... More >>

  • Restless Spiritualist

    published November 27, 2008

    One of photography’s powers is the ability to mythologize and exoticize space, inviting viewers to journey afar by psychic means. The... More >>

  • Requiem for a Bad Dream

    published November 20, 2008

    The recurring nightmare of our childhood always featured severed limbs somersaulting through the air, flung from the dark recesses of our... More >>

  • Must Love Hogs

    published October 30, 2008

    You were one of those cool kids who rode a motorcycle in high school and lost your virginity on the train tracks. After you graduated, though, you... More >>

  • Medium Cool

    published October 30, 2008

    Marshall McLuhan, high priest of pop culture, is well known for his phrase “the medium is the message.” In a way, ASU’s ABBA (A... More >>

  • Art Film

    published October 30, 2008

    Want the closest thing to a lucid dreaming experience? Then check out Nadia Hironaka’s “The Late Show” video installation, in... More >>

  • Fleeting Success

    published October 16, 2008

    You’ve just broken up with your lover, and feel debased because of how you handled yourself in the end. “I can’t live without... More >>

  • Tour de Phat

    published October 9, 2008

    Bikes, costumes, and a parade. What more could one ask for? How about beer, circus acts, and live music? Heck, yes. Tour de Fat has all of this... More >>

  • Club Red

    published October 2, 2008

    You got knocked out on the curb the other night. As the sky tilted from starboard to port above you, your mouth filled with blood. You reveled... More >>

  • Queer Notion

    published September 25, 2008

    You heard that NYC’s infamous queer rapper Cazwell is coming to town, and not even a wholesome breakfast of fellatio from your No. 1 wife... More >>

  • Needlepoint of No Return

    published September 18, 2008

    You may think that knitting and lace-making are for the old and sexually doomed. For you, they conjure up images of Swiss grandmothers knitting... More >>

  • The Golden Girls

    published September 18, 2008

    The other night, you were taking your dog Sigmund for a stroll when you suddenly fell into a gaping manhole. You plummeted down the dark... More >>

  • Webcomic Relief

    published September 11, 2008

    You’re riding the bus to work again along with all of the regulars. There’s Katerina, the Ukrainian expatriate who can’t seem to... More >>

  • That Old Block Magic

    published September 4, 2008

    Ask any nerd piss-ant what he knows about Japan and he’ll probably blather on about manga, the island nation’s sadistic game... More >>

  • Nice to Meat You

    published August 28, 2008

    Your vegan upbringing turned you into a meat-craving psychopath. At age 9, you offed your hippie parents and hid their bodies in your digestive... More >>

  • Kollectiv Soul

    published August 28, 2008

    You grew up in a fascist household where creativity wasn’t encouraged. At age 2, when you drew an abstract version of your dog, your... More >>

  • Full Leather Jacket

    published August 21, 2008

    Your Mama and Papa always told you to stay away from strange men, especially those who wore leather outfits in public. According to them, these... More >>

  • Anti-Repressant

    published August 14, 2008

    You follow a certain routine each Sunday: wake up at the crack of dawn, do some yoga, and eat organic eggs and ham. Then you head off to church... More >>

  • Hail the Conquering Heroines

    published August 14, 2008

    The ladies from the Tempe-based indie-rock trio Juicy Newt are hard to deter. Since 2003 – and despite limited prior experience with their... More >>

  • Home is Where the Art is

    published August 7, 2008

    You buy your books from and your housewares from IKEA, and you only grant foreigners and their charming accents passage rights to... More >>

  • Minstrel Cycle

    published July 31, 2008

    You’ve spent hours crawling through the Internet, laying your greasy eyeballs on porn galore. After a while, you feel disgusted with... More >>

  • Flesh Photography

    published July 31, 2008

    Artist Connie Imboden, whose work is featured in the “Classical Illusion” exhibit, says on her Web site, “There’s nothing... More >>

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