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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"

2009 Stories by Steve Jansen

Archives: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005
  • Bach to Basics

    published December 31, 2009

    For two weeks every December, the oldest FM radio station in the country, Columbia University’s WKCR, dedicates two continuous weeks to... More >>

  • Hang Lose

    published December 31, 2009

    Yay, the New Year! Boo, the New Year’s hangover! Sorry for screaming at you with the exclamation points, especially if... More >>

  • Fiesta Brawl

    published December 31, 2009

    The aggro folks that are talking junk on John Junker for picking the Boise State-Texas Christian match-up for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl need to... More >>

  • Football Odds

    published December 31, 2009

    It rules when traditionally crap teams suddenly play all awesome, and there have been plenty of them this college-football season. Along with... More >>

  • Kennedy and Roosevelt

    published December 24, 2009

    Is it weird that when we go somewhere to listen to music, we actually want to listen to the music? If you share our dilemma, then... More >>

  • Drink and Be Merry

    published December 24, 2009

    You need a beverage. Now. Doesn’t matter that you and the fam are in the middle of eating Christmas dinner or that your niece is being all... More >>

  • First Class

    published December 24, 2009

    Ten years strong and these cats are still finding fresh ways to entertain. At 8 p.m. Saturday, December 26, and Sunday, December 27,... More >>

  • Rust in Peace

    published December 24, 2009

    Most folks move here from snow-dominated climes to escape exactly what artist Eileen Marie Ripsin purposely created for her solo show, which is... More >>

  • Thank God It's Wednesday

    published December 17, 2009

    Unless you’re talking about the Biltmore and Esplanade areas, Phoenix has this reputation of being the pits for more upscale nightlife.... More >>

  • Dial M for Mafia

    published December 17, 2009

    If you really want to feel a connection to the mafia, ditch the season whatever of The Sopranos and head to your closest neighborhood... More >>

  • Take a Hike

    published December 17, 2009

    Winter solstice – commonly known as the shortest day of the year – just can’t be fully appreciated in an urban environment. So... More >>

  • Bomb Tracks

    published December 17, 2009

    Christmas carols are cheeseball-a-rific, but not when a young and hip New York City-based composer of Norwegian descent is rearranging the... More >>

  • Bomb Tracks

    published December 17, 2009

    Christmas carols are cheeseball-a-rific, but not when a young and hip New York City-based composer of Norwegian descent is rearranging the... More >>

  • Bad Xmas Rebirth

    published December 10, 2009

    Maybe the “What Do You Really Want for Xxxmas?” show is taking over for the defunct Bad Xmas Pageant. Or maybe its entirely new... More >>

  • Konkrete Mixer

    published December 10, 2009

    One beef you can’t have with this place is that there aren’t eclectic things going on. If you think the opposite, then, well, you... More >>

  • Holiday Jam

    published December 10, 2009

    We loathe holiday shopping. Not so much because of the consumerism, but due to the music that plays out of department store speakers. Like,... More >>

  • Art School

    published December 3, 2009

    Imagine you’re a newbie art critic, strolling around downtown years ago to check out the scene. You pop into a few spots and view the... More >>

  • December Madness

    published December 3, 2009

    Now that the BCS is in its annual process of fouling up college football, there’s a March Madness-esque series coming to town that will... More >>

  • Blue-Ribbon Band

    published December 3, 2009

    We had an epiphany the other day: modern music that’s heavy on the woe-is-me whine or anything that’s cute is, well, not good. Agent... More >>

  • Mental as Anything

    published November 26, 2009

    Do you wonder what planet you came from because you appreciate the heck out of Roscoe Mitchell’s Sound? Are you generally a low-key... More >>

  • The Territorial Cup Runneth Over

    published November 26, 2009

    Win or lose, there are some folks who will be way more affected by the outcome of the ASU vs. UofA football game than the fans. Namely, the Sun... More >>

  • School of Hard Knocks: Three-Sport Gamer Mike Nixon’s Tried It All, But Can the Whip-Smart ASU Defensive Star Make It to the NFL?

    published November 19, 2009

    Mike Nixon walks through the front door of his Tempe home and drops a maroon-and-gold Arizona State University gym bag to the tile floor. A piece... More >>

  • 2.4 + 112 + 26.2 = Badass

    published November 19, 2009

    Since money is tight, it’s a good thing the entry fee to Ford Ironman Arizona costs $550-plus, or else we would win the thing. Swimming... More >>

  • Naked Launch

    published November 19, 2009

    Phoenix, are you ready for this? Or will your panties get all in a wad while watching Salome, the Richard Strauss classic presented by... More >>

  • The Roots of Rap

    published November 12, 2009

    Hey, hipsters. We hear you’re now on some ancient hip-hop kick and are out at Tempe’s Gracie’s Thrift digging through the boxes of... More >>

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