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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"

2009 Stories by Steve Jansen

Archives: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005
  • Ode to Dick

    published November 12, 2009

    It’s just a matter of time before former President George W. Bush and his dunderheaded capers are immortalized in song. For now,... More >>

  • On Art and Life

    published November 5, 2009

    Luis Daniel Gutierrez went through a lot this summer. For one, he’s a starving artist just trying to make ends meet. But that’s no... More >>

  • Supermen of Troy

    published November 5, 2009

    For future reference, the ASU Football team might want to think about scheduling a bit differently. Sandwiched between last... More >>

  • Melt-Banana Lite

    published October 29, 2009

    Don't let the name Melt-Banana Lite fool you. Even if they tried to interpret Ella Fitzgerald standards or the latest ditty by Richard Marx, it... More >>

  • Posterior Motives

    published October 29, 2009

    It’s true that G.G. Elvis and the T.C.P. Band – a group of NOFX and Lagwagon refugees that somehow mashes together G.G. Allin’s... More >>

  • Middle of the Pac

    published October 29, 2009

    Ah, the beauty of college football. Before the start of the 2009 season, there was a noticeable difference between the Arizona State... More >>

  • Paths of Glory

    published October 22, 2009

    Bring up cycling culture to someone around here and you’ll eventually hear, “Oh, Tucson is better because it’s more friendly... More >>

  • Sunny Business

    published October 22, 2009

    During the 2009 Chicago Marathon, it nearly snowed on the city’s half- and full-marathon events. And guess what? The event took place in... More >>

  • "Wonderland: Art from New Times Best of Phoenix 2009" Is a Dream Come True

    published October 15, 2009

    For more than two months, I've been feeling like the wealthiest person in Phoenix, and it has nothing to do with money. On August 1, the... More >>

  • Hiss of Death

    published October 15, 2009

    The last time ASU Football played in town on October 3, the Sun Devils experienced anything but home cooking. From start to finish, the Oregon... More >>

  • Phoenix Native Frank Rosaly Returns to Phoenix as a Mover in Chicago’s Jazz Scene

    published October 8, 2009

    You're a young, creative cat studying music at a university a few hours from your hometown. All in all, things are good and comfortable. But being... More >>

  • Analog Roll

    published October 8, 2009

    When we think of Willy Wonka, we think of a busy-bee eccentric, an inventor of sweet treats that capture the world's imagination, a dude who's... More >>

  • Bone Daddy

    published October 8, 2009

    We were pretty fired up a few weeks ago to rap with Bob Saget, but our enthusiasm paled in comparison with that of our 20-year-old nephew. Said... More >>

  • Cardinals' Sin

    published October 8, 2009

    The Arizona Cardinals have had two weeks to think about their epic implosion against the Indianapolis Colts in front of a nationally televised... More >>

  • No-Limit Polka

    published October 1, 2009

    Polka music may sound square to you, but we pretty much think it’s the coolest thing ever (and not in that oh-it’s-so-ironic hipster... More >>

  • Rodent Control

    published October 1, 2009

    The magnitude of this one is easy to understand: The ASU Football team opens its Pac-10 season with a home tussle against the Oregon State... More >>

  • UNLV, Part II?

    published September 17, 2009

    Granted, ASU Football’s win over Idaho State on September 5 was impressive – the much-hyped defense only allowed the Bengals of the... More >>

  • Funky fun with Black Carl

    published September 17, 2009

    For us, the name Black Carl evokes images of Carl Weathers from Predator wailing on the harmonica while Family Matters' Carl... More >>

  • Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, and Lenny White

    published September 10, 2009

    So maybe this is the year of the celebrity death, but 2007 had its share. That year, all sorts of heavy-hitting jazz musicians crossed to the... More >>

  • Sushi Drum Roll

    published September 10, 2009

    Before the sushi-dinner night out got all trendy, Mill Avenue’s Ra Sushi Bar & Restaurant was on it, going for a business model that equally... More >>

  • Absolutely Fabulist

    published September 10, 2009

    You’re a freshman in college, sitting in your very first lecture hall with 800 other awkward souls. The course is Greek Mythology, and the... More >>

  • The Wow Factor

    published September 10, 2009

    If you’re one of those types who believes recorded music is far better than witnessing a live performance, go see Snow Songs and then tell... More >>

  • Miner Miracle

    published September 10, 2009

    Comparisons to Hoosiers are inevitable for The Mighty Vandals, but the New Carpa Theater-presented tale of the 1951 Arizona high... More >>

  • Gay Caballera

    published September 3, 2009

    In 1995, an international pop star in the making released a Euro-electro-heavy debut album that influenced kids from Mexico to Panama. Fourteen... More >>

  • Tale of "Whoa"

    published September 3, 2009

    Phoenix must be the capital of the “Whoa, I didn’t know this was here.” We hear this sentiment often, especially when downtown... More >>

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