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2007 Stories by Sloane Burwell

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  • Bling It On

    published December 20, 2007

    Peeping and appreciating art at the gaggle of Roosevelt Row galleries doesn't mean sporting beatnik berets or bongos, emo hoodies, ironic... More >>

  • Ho Sweet Ho

    published December 20, 2007

    These days, it seems like half of Arizona is on its way to pseudo-Tuscan McMansionville. It's too bad, really, since mid-century modern... More >>

  • Shop Fooey!

    published November 29, 2007

    Only in the good ol' U.S. of A can a holiday about family, food, and sharing be followed up with an insane, credit-card-fueled, post-turkey day... More >>

  • The Ghosts of Kitschmas Past

    published November 29, 2007

    It's that time of year when every single party guest has overdosed on spinach dip, mini franks, Chex Party Mix, and other cloying holiday... More >>

  • Prodigal Sunburn

    published November 29, 2007

    Before there was a building boom downtown, back when First Fridays meant you and 11 other people kicking rocks down Roosevelt, Casey McKee... More >>

  • Bumper-to-Bumper Crop

    published November 22, 2007

    Downtown's been sprouting new buildings like a garden that grows new fall bounty. Right in the middle of this construction bumper crop is the... More >>

  • Mural Superiority

    published November 15, 2007

    On just about every corner in CenPho, some teenage malcontent with a spray can has thrown up his or her initials on anything stationary. Even... More >>

  • Paul Oakenfold

    published November 1, 2007

    If your musical career began in underground clubs, it's safe to say you've jumped the shark when you release a compilation of your own remixes.... More >>

  • Counter Couture

    published November 1, 2007

    If Shakespeare had had a fashionable gay brother, gay Will might have reworked the soliloquy from As You Like It to read, "All the... More >>

  • Tag Team

    published October 25, 2007

    Looking for a way to hide the fact that you're secretly shopping for a new wardrobe? Sunset Clothing Xchange has figured out a stealthy way to... More >>

  • Que Shiraz Shiraz

    published October 25, 2007

    Way back in the '80s, when real men didn't eat quiche, wine was relegated to fancy restaurants and snooty folks who watched PBS. But thanks to... More >>

  • Dance Dance Evolution

    published October 11, 2007

    One of the mantras that emerged from the hippie counterculture movement of the '60s was "never trust anyone over 30." When you're young,... More >>

  • Metro Retro

    published October 11, 2007

    If Walt Disney had ever lived in Phoenix, he might have been inspired to write us a theme song. It would probably be something like "It's a... More >>

  • Got Hummus: Sabeur Rouin

    published September 27, 2007

    Sabeur Rouin, a.k.a. Dr. Hummus, is a fixture at Valley farmers markets. He's nearly as well known for his wicked sense of humor and... More >>

  • One Billion Working Stiffs Can't Be Wrong

    published September 27, 2007

    It's easy to laugh at someone you hate, like the Michael Scott character in The Office, especially because dude is embarrassingly... More >>

  • Low-School Reunion

    published September 20, 2007

    Once upon a time, art openings and museum shows were the domain of high-falutin' art-school types and their pretentious wanna-be fan boys and... More >>

  • Mything in Action

    published September 13, 2007

    Now that school is back in session, students everywhere are probably indulging their inner artist -- much to the chagrin of their teachers,... More >>

  • No Chain, No Gain

    published September 6, 2007

    Once relegated to the transportation mode of choice for the granola-munchin' set, the bicycle is now the weapon of choice for those going green... More >>

  • The Mansion Family

    published September 6, 2007

    Way before MTV invited us to peep the pimped-out pads of celebs on Cribs, industrialist fat cats were creating their own mega-mansions... More >>

  • Saved by The BellRays

    published August 30, 2007

    Just when you thought the only music coming out of Southern California was made by dolled-up teen-screen queens between stints at pricey Malibu... More >>

  • The Lion Queen

    published August 23, 2007

    While you've been avoiding anything near Central Avenue and Camelback Road because of the maddening light-rail construction and your inability... More >>

  • The Bodmod Squad

    published August 23, 2007

    What do Angelina Jolie, hair-metal bands, and frat boys have in common? A perverse love of video games? Warm. A secret stash of black nail... More >>

  • Z-Trip

    published August 16, 2007

    Not content to sit still and merely conquer the real world, local b-boy legend and undisputed King of Beats DJ Z-Trip has expanded his empire to... More >>

  • Movin’ On Up

    published August 16, 2007

    Westcor's interpretation of Extreme Makeover: Mall Edition at the venerable Biltmore Fashion Park gave Retail Laboratory owner... More >>

  • Metal of Honor

    published August 9, 2007

    Marilyn Monroe cooed, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend." Audrey Hepburn donned sunglasses, pearls, and the perfect black dress for... More >>

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