Paul Kix

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  • 11 years ago | Longform

    Even the son of Gretzky wanted to meet Brian Boucher. So, on Valentine's Day, after the Phoenix Coyotes had beaten the Dallas Stars, Wayne, part-owner of the Coyotes and the best hockey player ever, brought his three-year-old, Tristan, with him to...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    You gotta be careful with hip-hop. The members of Impact, a student dance club at Millennium High School in Goodyear, knew that. Last October, club members put together a mix tape of various artists. They used beats from this rapper, lyrics from t...

  • 12 years ago | News

    Though it's been 15 years since he emigrated from Romania, Florian Salajan's accent remains thick. Nearly as thick as his chest. With reading glasses on his nose and gray in his hair, Salajan studies a Phoenix police citation sitting on his desk, ...

  • 12 years ago | News

    The town of Gilbert is known nationwide as one of the fastest-growing communities. And locally, as one of the most homogenous. Recently, the town's leaders solidified their white-bread image by eliminating Gilbert's fledgling public arts program. ...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    Six-thirty on a Tuesday evening at Tom's Tavern in downtown Phoenix. The place can serve up to 220 people, and it often does -- during the day. But tonight, there are only six people eating dinner. Tonight, like so many other nights, Tom's Tavern ...

  • 12 years ago | Longform

    Now they are standing, and cheering. Jesus Gonzales is walking -- toward the ring and his professional debut as a boxer. The screams and whistles among the 2,600 attending on this summer night quickly merge into collective noise that bounces aroun...