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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
  • Are you Ready for Some fútbol?

    published October 30, 2008

    The intrigue in the Mexico vs. Ecuador match? Shut, dude, it’s all over the place, especially if you’ve watched the fútbol... More >>

  • Salvador Deli

    published October 30, 2008

    Awesome. Phoenix is celebrating National Pupusa Day with a homegrown Festival of the Pupusas. What’s a pupusa, you ask? Now, now, don’t... More >>

  • Sleepless in Scottsdale

    published October 30, 2008

    Here’s our idea of a pretty decent 24-hour period beginning on, say, a Saturday: sleep in, drink coffee, maybe walk around and stuff,... More >>

  • Bach to the Future

    published October 23, 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 >>

  • Bach to the Future

    published October 23, 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 >>

  • Mickey Mouse vs. Donald Duck

    published October 23, 2008

    There have been some moments during the 2008 ASU Sun Devils’ season – actually, four of them, to be exact – that we’ve been... More >>

  • So You Think You Can Trance?

    published October 23, 2008

    Don’t you dare call the music sculpted by Paul van Dyk trance. True, the Berlin, Germany-based masher of noise still makes... More >>

  • What's Age Got to Do with It?

    published October 23, 2008

    There are some old-ass folks still rocking the rock/pop/soul music tip these days, such as Mick Jagger (65), Eric Clapton (63), and Bob Dylan... More >>

  • Change of Art

    published October 16, 2008

    We dig the crossover thing when a musician who’s known to only dabble in one genre decides to try his or her hand at, say, melodramatic... More >>

  • Hockeytown, PHX Style

    published October 16, 2008

    Here are some damn fine reasons you should check out our minor-league hockey franchise, the Phoenix RoadRunners of the ECHL, as they begin the... More >>

  • This Year's Models

    published October 16, 2008

    The first question that comes to mind when checking out the flier for Hot Import Nights: What the heck isn’t included? In other words,... More >>

  • Bank Shot

    published October 16, 2008

    Hey, guess what? There’s a recession and it’s screwing up just about everything, including the NBA. Yep, that’s right, the... More >>

  • Garden of Delights

    published October 16, 2008

    Feel that? You don’t? Okay, then go outside when it’s dark and try again. Now do you feel it? Oh, my goodness. Isn’t it... More >>

  • The Day the Music Died

    published October 9, 2008

    Imagine realizing a lifelong dream by opening your own indie business. Not only does it pay the bills, but it thrives for nearly a decade,... More >>

  • Dude itr Out

    published October 9, 2008

    We hate to buy into and prolong stereotypes, but . . . whatever, dude. We’re gonna do it anyway, bra, and talk dude-speak. How else can we... More >>

  • Have a FetishBall

    published October 9, 2008

    One of our favorite movie quotes – courtesy of the late-Chris Farley in Black Sheep, goes like this: “A corn-fed harvest... More >>

  • People of Pixels

    published October 9, 2008

    Owning a computer doesn’t equal mastery of the writing craft. That’s why pulp purists like us are constantly teeth-clenching when... More >>

  • It's Still Fair Weather

    published October 9, 2008

    Have you high-tailed it down to the Arizona Exposition & State Fair yet and given yourself swamp ass from all of that super-weird-looking grub?... More >>

  • Duel Citizenship

    published October 2, 2008

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Muay Thai. Grappling and triangle-choking. Is there anything that mixed martial arts doesn’t incorporate? (So far,... More >>

  • Oktober Surprise

    published October 2, 2008

    Doncha love how Anglo-Americans embrace their foreignness during drinking holidays? Every other day of the year, folks curse soccer and the... More >>

  • Preseason's Greetings

    published October 2, 2008

    We can’t blame Valley sports fans for throwing a conniption fit these days, considering that the D-Backs screwed the pooch, the Mercury... More >>

  • Good Degrief

    published September 25, 2008

    You know those performances that you can’t get out of your head, even years later? For us, that’s the Taraf Degrief show from the summer... More >>

  • Instant Death

    published September 25, 2008

    One of the art world’s greatest tragedies is scheduled to take place at 12 a.m. January 1, 2010. That’s when the Polaroid goes... More >>

  • The Performance is About to Begin

    published September 18, 2008

    Did you ever want to bring your laptop to a concert and blog about it? How about sitting next to bona fide musicians while they chronicle the... More >>

  • Guv Among the Ruins

    published September 18, 2008

    It’s 1988. We’re 10 years old and Grandmother Ethel is visiting from Florida. The recall effort of Arizona Governor Evan Mecham is in... More >>

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