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Awards

  • 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"

2008 Stories by Steve Jansen

Archives: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005
  • Ring Masters

    published December 25, 2008

    Some of you may take issue with our category for this piece, which is about the latest IZW Wrestling event. Sports? Since when is... More >>

  • Grrl Power

    published December 25, 2008

    An all-female punk band such as Finally Punk sounds like a conveniently packaged, easily categorized gimmick band. We hear you saying something... More >>

  • Cheap High

    published December 25, 2008

    We were hanging out at the Trunk Space a few weeks back, listening to an awesome local noise artist, one that we once saw contact mic and rip... More >>

  • Ghosts of Christmas Past

    published December 25, 2008

    It’s Christmas Day in Phoenix. You wake up early, even before the kids, to take care of some last-minute errands. But it isn’t... More >>

  • Do the Ride Thing

    published December 25, 2008

    Maybe we’ve consumed too much haterade here at Night & Day, but for whatever reason, we aren’t super into the whole New Year’s... More >>

  • Games Personas Play

    published December 18, 2008

    Ever played a partner-based card or board game and wanted to cheat? Well, here’s one way to do it: speak Spanish, and make sure your... More >>

  • Unhappy Holidays?

    published December 11, 2008

    It’s December, y’all. Time for holiday cheer, right? Yeah, sure. It’s really time to crank up the aggression to match the surly... More >>

  • Giving the Devils Their Due

    published December 11, 2008

    For the first time ever, the best team in a local men’s college basketball doubleheader that’s not named the Cactus Classic/Sleep... More >>

  • Wings of Desire

    published December 11, 2008

    If you’re a regular reader of New Times, you know that the Phoenix Coyotes don’t get too much ink (okay, no ink whatsoever).... More >>

  • Save Your Nose Hairs

    published December 4, 2008

    Whether you’re a Sun Devil, Wildcat, or a house divided, there are plenty of places to watch this year’s Duel in the Desert, a.k.a.... More >>

  • Save Your Nose Hairs

    published December 4, 2008

    Whether you’re a Sun Devil, Wildcat, or a house divided, there are plenty of places to watch this year’s Duel in the Desert, a.k.a.... More >>

  • Deck the Balls

    published December 4, 2008

    You gotta admit, the holidays in Phoenix are kind of lame. No snow except for snowbirds, few brisk days, no outdoor ice-skating rinks . . . you... More >>

  • Center of Gravity

    published December 4, 2008

    During an early season East Coast road trip, the Phoenix Suns learned something: Play Shaquille O'Neal and win. Don’t and get your ass handed... More >>

  • Arty Animals

    published November 27, 2008

    Ever since Willow House closed in August, many downtowners have been at a loss for a late-night place to hang. And because downtowners can be a... More >>

  • Our Music Tastes Rule

    published November 27, 2008

    What are your top five albums of all time? Betcha they’re not as cool as ours. Says who? Says us. Okay, then, let us see your list.... More >>

  • Suck Up

    published November 27, 2008

    What do the 2008 football Clemson Tigers, Tennessee Volunteers, and Arizona State Sun Devils have in common? They were all ranked in preseason... More >>

  • Beat and Greet

    published November 20, 2008

    The West Coast always seems to lag behind the times, especially when it comes to dance clubs that pump out the latest and greatest feet-moving,... More >>

  • Banding Together

    published November 20, 2008

    In August, Leesa Irwin, mother of former New Times staff writer Megan Irwin, was involved in a car accident that killed her husband and... More >>

  • Collison Course

    published November 20, 2008

    A few weeks ago at the Arizona State Fair, we witnessed our first demolition derby. Our reaction? Uhhhh . . . what in the . . .... More >>

  • Site for Sore Eyes

    published November 13, 2008

    Admit it. You’ve wasting a good amount of time today (no, the entire day) on the Internet. And we’re sure that you found some... More >>

  • The Good, The Bad, and The Gremlin

    published November 13, 2008

    Because Goodguys (the largest rodding association on this here globe) is called such, that must mean that there’s a class of bad guys when... More >>

  • Personnel Foul

    published November 13, 2008

    If you were an NBA owner, what would you do after your squad was ousted from the divisional final three years in a row? Instead of making... More >>

  • Bach to the Future

    published October 30, 2008

    Call us lazy, but if we won a Grammy like the Phoenix Bach Choir did earlier this year, we’d be soaking in the glow from that bronze... More >>

  • Treat or Treat

    published October 30, 2008

    Faux blood dripping from the ceiling. Cheesy construction paper cutouts of bats and shit hanging on the walls. Over-the-top costumes worn by... More >>

  • Dork Victory

    published October 30, 2008

    Okay, we fess up. We’re huge nerds, even in social settings. We’re the type who storm out of retail stores that cherry-pick certain... More >>

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