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2007 Stories by Peter Breslin

Archives: 2008 | 2007
  • Black Comedy

    published December 27, 2007

    You know what’s great about America? Well, for one, superfunny black comedians. From Redd Foxx and Richard Pryor to Eddie Murphy and Dave... More >>

  • Pushing 'Toon

    published December 13, 2007

    Tony Carrillo used to push tin -- you know, those tarmac hustlers who use the little orange sticks, waving in planes after landing. You’d... More >>

  • The Glass Menagerie

    published November 29, 2007

    Unless they spew right-wing propaganda, mind-numbing sports analysis, or shock-jock talk à la Howard Stern, it’s hard for radio... More >>

  • Requiem for a Dreampunk

    published November 22, 2007

    In addition to being populated by dancing skeletons and severed heads, the artwork of Daniel Martin Diaz contains a surprisingly... More >>

  • Hi, Robot

    published November 8, 2007

    Hillary Rodham Clinton is pilloried regularly by dittoheads and the endlessly fulminating drones on Fox News, but the vast left-wing conspiracy... More >>

  • Raggedy Annie

    published November 1, 2007

    During a 1975 interview with Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, a prime mover and shaker in the American Indian Movement (AIM), the outspoken activist... More >>

  • Speaking in Tongue-Twisters

    published October 25, 2007

    War isn’t only hell, it’s also layered with ironies. Take the tiny hunk of Japanese rock invaded by the U.S. during the 1945 Battle of... More >>

  • Kill Mill Volume 3

    published October 18, 2007

    Light-rail construction, deteriorating inflatable rubber dams, and a vice mayor named Hut. Tempe can sometimes lean to the frightening side. Now... More >>

  • For All Nam Kind

    published October 18, 2007

    The downside of being Vietnam, Southeast Asia’s Grand Central Station: centuries of Chinese, Portuguese, French, and American boot prints... More >>

  • Rebel With a Cause

    published October 11, 2007

    Think suburban high school cheerleaders and what comes to mind? Girls Gone Wild contestants. Competitive, Nancy Kerrigan-esque freaks in... More >>

  • Prints Charming

    published October 11, 2007

    On the surface, printmaking is one of the less glamorous stepchildren of the visual arts. Sure, it’s a discipline combining technical craft... More >>

  • Shoe and Tell

    published October 4, 2007

    Free marathon training. A 3.5-mile run/walk. Olympic gold medalist Frank Shorter on hand (foot?) modeling peak-performance strategies. It... More >>

  • Native Uprising

    published October 4, 2007

    A friend calls the stereotypical Native American art peddled in the Southwest and around the world -- normally a large canvas with pastels, a... More >>

  • Ace Software

    published September 20, 2007

    Boom! Madden NFL rules! Need proof? Follow the EA Sports Madden online forums -- 563 pages and hundreds of thousands of posts... More >>

  • So, Six Comedians Walk Into a Bar . . .

    published September 20, 2007

    Young American Comedy Tour. Dull name, granted, but the sextet of comics tore up the Improv when they pulled a one-night stand there last... More >>

  • Ciao Fun

    published September 13, 2007

    French novelist Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle) was so overwhelmed by Florence, Italy, that he reported: "I felt a pulsating in my heart. Life was... More >>

  • The Kid Lit Stays in the Picture

    published September 6, 2007

    Think Winnie-the-Pooh, The Velveteen Rabbit, and Alice Through the Looking Glass. What leaps into your warm-and-fuzzy memory... More >>

  • Dias de las Muertas

    published August 30, 2007

    Certain cities conjure thoughts of death, but at least, according to Ray Nagin, the big-mouth Big Easy mayor, "it keeps the brand out... More >>

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