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  • 13 years ago

    The night was cool and I was into the groove of old-school Chaka Kahn blasting on my car stereo as I cruised down Central Avenue in Phoenix. But my music high came to a sudden end when I heard the DJ make an announcement. "Come witness the world's...

  • 13 years ago

    "Eloooootes, eloooootes," chanted Jaime, an awkward and petite man. As though in a trance he stood there, all five feet of him, dressed in his white cotton manta pants wrapped tightly around each leg, selling his young, white, tender and sweet cor...

  • 13 years ago

    It's only April, and already I'm waking up in a pool of sweat. Ugh. Like insects crawling over a corpse, an army of air-conditioning repair trucks is beginning to fan out over the city as we begin our inevitable death-spiral into summertime heat. ...

  • 13 years ago

    Several years ago the Coronado Homeowners Association commissioned a mural as an effort to promote and clean up the historic Coronado neighborhood. Located on 16th Street just south of Thomas, the mural today forms a backdrop for one of the dirtie...

  • 13 years ago

    You know there is something wrong when a gringo knows more about your own culture than you do. I felt this way about chef Rick Bayless. How can this skinny, freckle-faced guy be telling me how they eat in Mexico? Although Señor Bayless does...

  • 13 years ago

    Salsa. Oh, how I remember it. Not the condiment. The dance. Salsa, disco, no matter what kind of music – there was a time when I always had a dance partner. But it's funny how time passes and things change. Butts get bigger, tits sag and goi...

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