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2012 Stories by Rob Kroehler

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  • 'Tis The Season

    published December 27, 2012

    If there's anything positive for the Phoenix Suns to take away from closing out 2012 on the road against the Western Conference's most... More >>

  • The Blake Show

    published December 20, 2012

    For as long as most hoops junkies can remember, the Phoenix Suns and the Lakers have jointly dominated the NBA's Pacific Division. Inversely,... More >>

  • Bird Turds

    published December 13, 2012

    In what's become a Jekyll-and-Hyde season of epic proportions, the 2012 Arizona Cardinals hold the dubious distinction of being the only team... More >>

  • Orlando Gloom

    published December 6, 2012

    The Orlando Magic and the Phoenix Suns have more in common than the fact that they're both sub-par teams: They're also both in a season of new... More >>

  • Booze 'Stache

    published November 29, 2012

    Whiskey consumption generally isn't considered healthful, if anything it's detrimental, but for one brisk night this Movember it may prove... More >>

  • Beating The Buzzers

    published November 22, 2012

    Phoenix Suns fans hoping to get a look at Eric Gordon (the dynamic shooting guard who would be wearing orange this season were it not for... More >>

  • Turning Javanese

    published November 22, 2012

    If, like many Americans, your knowledge of Indonesia is only slightly greater than your knowledge of advanced quantum mechanics, and if your... More >>

  • Children of the Cornhole

    published November 15, 2012

    Beer pong, cornhole, hillbilly golf, and yackle ball; familiarity with any or all of these delightfully ignoble time-killers could suggest... More >>

  • Royal Desertions

    published November 8, 2012

    If Phoenicians felt a cold wind a-blowin' shortly after Sir Steve skipped town, imagine how Clevelanders felt when King James jettisoned... More >>

  • Flocka Together

    published November 1, 2012

    Ten minutes into Waka Flocka Flame's second album, 2012's Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family, you'll either want to shower or shoot... More >>

  • Nash Cloud

    published October 25, 2012

    The heart and the soul of the Phoenix Suns each bought one way tickets out of town this summer, and both wound up in Los Angeles. As it turns... More >>

  • Exercising The Demons

    published October 18, 2012

    When contestants line up on Saturday, October 20, for the Devil Dash 5K, they won't just be running for the complimentary headgear -- though... More >>

  • Easy Riders

    published October 11, 2012

    Whether it's because the name conjures images of jovial Indians polishing their Schwinn cruisers or because it abbreviates snugly into an... More >>

  • Spinning Reel

    published September 27, 2012

    On Friday, Sticky Fingers, one of Phoenix's most notorious weekly dance parties, will feature Liverpudlian renaissance man Reuben Wu on the... More >>

  • Fowl Ball

    published September 20, 2012

    Way back when, in the days leading up to the NFL’s 2011 season, the Philadelphia Eagles were touted as a dream team of sorts. Even casual... More >>

  • Giant Obstacle

    published September 13, 2012

    With the window all but closed on their postseason hopes, the Arizona Diamondbacks are holding what little is left of their fate in their own... More >>

  • Bloody Good Show

    published September 6, 2012

    When Cult Classics, one of the Valley's finest film showcases, went kaput last month due to a rickety AC unit and a very sweaty showing of... More >>

  • Bay Pride

    published August 30, 2012

    Though all indications suggest that San Francisco-based Two Gallants' new album The Bloom and the Blight shows marked progress in song... More >>

  • Khan Man

    published August 23, 2012

    Sitar awareness isn't typically regarded as a major barometer for cultural sensibility -- though our general lack of knowledge about such a... More >>

  • Bite Back

    published August 16, 2012

    With July's laborious trade rumors quickly fading and October looming nearer on the horizon, the Arizona Diamondbacks are finally beginning to... More >>

  • Teething Choral

    published August 9, 2012

    Though the term "indie rock" has grown amorphous enough to envelop almost every guitar player in its gooey path, it's still difficult to... More >>

  • On The Road

    published August 2, 2012

    Given the Gotye-Bieber-Jepsen shellacking that American eardrums have endured this year, it seems that something of a groundswell has begun --... More >>

  • Yang Tough

    published July 26, 2012

    No city on earth has produced more quality hip-hop in recent years than Atlanta. Outkast, Danger Mouse, and Ludacris are but a few standouts on... More >>

  • Ballroom Glitz

    published July 19, 2012

    The art of dance has progressed many a step since the days of Fred Astaire, but no matter how dazzling the choreography becomes, America will... More >>

  • Amazing Gaze

    published July 12, 2012

    If the late Carl Sagan is gazing down on all of us from his beloved cosmos then he'll have plenty of spellbound admirers looking back at him... More >>

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