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  • 2013 - Lone Star Awards

    "Dam It!"

  • 2012 - Maggies: The Magazine Awards of Western Publishing, published August 18, 2011

    "Knocked Out"

  • 2012 - Salute to Excellence Awards/National Association of Black Journalists, published October 20, 2011

    "Sons of Blood and Thunder"

2005 Stories by Steve Jansen

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  • Click Clique

    published December 8, 2005

    12/11-3/12If the photographers whose work will be displayed at Phoenix Art Museum's new exhibition "Keeping Shadows" were a baseball... More >>

  • Waterships Down

    published December 8, 2005

    SAT 12/10If you want to act a fool this holiday season after consuming one too many eggnogs, feel free. Just don't expect to rock the... More >>

  • PCMM Festival

    published December 1, 2005

    Can't you hear this beer-drowned bar conversation among audiophiles? "We should call all the experimental musician cats around town and form... More >>

  • Ted Alert

    published December 1, 2005

    The controversy-starved folks at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals may freak when word hits the street about Tara Logsdon's hands-on... More >>

  • Man of Steel

    published December 1, 2005

    FRI 12/2The giant squid may have eluded scientists for decades, but Phoenix artist Pete Deise has been capturing them for years -- in... More >>

  • Bible Humpers

    published November 24, 2005

    SAT 11/26Jumpin' Jesus, thought Aaron Burkey, I'm a friggin' genius! The 35-year-old vocalist/guitarist was searching for... More >>

  • Pony Up

    published November 24, 2005

    11/26-11/27For the average American, polo is a head-scratcher -- along the lines of what people in Yemen must think of pro football.... More >>

  • Undieworld

    published November 17, 2005

    11/19-4/9Last summer, public displays of lingerie were as plentiful as feral kittens and bad movies. Luckily, as temperatures plummet... More >>

  • Fuelin' Around

    published November 17, 2005

    11/17-11/20According to the folks at the International Hot Boat Association, the premier site in the U.S. for drag-boat racing is right... More >>

  • Lap Dawgs

    published November 10, 2005

    11/10-11/13Conventional wisdom holds that in sports, the four "majors" consist of football, baseball, basketball, and hockey, though... More >>

  • Bong Show

    published November 3, 2005

    Tommy Chong discovered one important thing after serving nine months in the poky for selling marijuana paraphernalia over the Internet. "I... More >>

  • Lost in Space

    published November 3, 2005

    11/3-11/26Maybe NASA and Michael Jackson should fall to their knees and kiss the feet of collaborative artists Nicholas Kahn and... More >>

  • Toe Jam

    published October 27, 2005

    SAT 10/29What is it within us that makes us want to do things like wrestle in Jell-O or pudding, bathe in spaghetti noodles, or feel... More >>

  • Naked Dinner

    published October 27, 2005

    SAT 10/29Alas, you won't see gore-rock band Samhain playing a nude set with backing vocals by a buff Samantha Stevens from... More >>

  • Function Over Form

    published October 20, 2005

    FRI 10/21Unlike those works of art that can't even be breathed on without a whack on the hand by a beefy security guard, J. DeSanti's... More >>

  • Bone Mama Mia!

    published October 13, 2005

    SUN 10/16"Poetry readings are boring. This is a rock show compared to poetry readings," says Mary "Bone Mama" McCann, who will perform... More >>

  • You GoGirls

    published October 13, 2005

    SAT 10/15You don't need testosterone to make hardcore music hard. Though it's always been implied that the ol' punk-rock "oi" be sung... More >>

  • Flight Club

    published September 29, 2005

    SAT 10/1As kids, we watched hamsters running in their wheels, pedaling their li'l legs for hours, yet going nowhere. As adults, we... More >>

  • Spanks a Lot

    published August 11, 2005

    THU 8/11When we tried to call Wammo, co-founder of the wacky, acoustic alterna-swing/blues band Asylum Street Spankers, all we got was... More >>

  • Bands of Brothers

    published July 28, 2005

    THU 7/28The Rubber Robot that plays Emerald Lounge this week is not the band by the same name that wears horse-head masks and... More >>

  • Bare a Tone

    published July 7, 2005

    SUN 7/10Ever seen a melodramatic series filled with conniving story lines, sexual innuendos and wanton women who live only for... More >>

  • Star-Spangled Skankin'

    published June 30, 2005

    Ditch the masses on the grasses this Independence Day and revel in your freedom with bouncy swing tempos, jazzy brass instruments, dance-igniting... More >>

  • Reigning Cats and Dawgs

    published June 30, 2005

    SUN 7/3The local hip-hop underground goes above ground, as the true record playas of the Valley will turn on their turntablism... More >>

  • Eureka!

    published June 9, 2005

    SAT 6/11 During opening day for the Mesa Miners, one of eight teams in the brand-spanking-new Golden Baseball League, 3,500 spectators... More >>

  • Amor Latin Feel

    published June 9, 2005

    SAT 6/11Can you imagine a more popular four-hour television show than Univision's Sábado Gigante? Now, picture a live... More >>

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