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Awards

  • 2013 - Lone Star Awards

    "Dam It!"

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

    "Sons of Blood and Thunder"

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

    "Knocked Out"

2009 Stories by Steve Jansen

Archives: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005
  • A-S-Who?

    published September 3, 2009

    September is here, which means it’s time for ASU Football to commence another season. Who cares about those bums,... More >>

  • Wildcat Formation

    published August 27, 2009

    How did this happen, exactly? The Wildcat Kickoff Party, a UofA football confab featuring a pump-you-up speech by head coach Mike... More >>

  • Pack to the Future

    published August 27, 2009

    What NFL team should be feeling the best about its upcoming season? Maybe the defending-champion Pittsburgh Steelers, who won their sixth Super... More >>

  • Miles to Go Before They Sweep

    published August 27, 2009

    If you’re the adventurous type, you’ll love this caveat from the folks at Maricopa County Parks & Recreation: “This is not a guided... More >>

  • Foie Mardi Gras

    published August 20, 2009

    We like the attitude put forth by the folks who work at Salt River Tubing & Recreation. Inspired by a National Forest Service... More >>

  • Shake Your Atrophied Booty

    published August 20, 2009

    Are you reading this while lying in bed in the middle of the day? If so, you’re probably afflicted with a heavy case of the hot August blues.... More >>

  • Tiempo Surreal

    published August 20, 2009

    In the tradition of Latin American filmmakers, who tend to focus on life’s small-yet-surrealistic snapshots, the bomb-diggity Argentine... More >>

  • Blue-Ribbon Band

    published August 13, 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 >>

  • PHX Music Rules

    published August 13, 2009

    If one of your friends ever allows this phrase to purse his or her lips – “The Phoenix music scene sucks” – we... More >>

  • Brazilian Wax

    published August 13, 2009

    Brazil seems pretty cool and stuff. Fine fútbol, beautiful woman, and music that, if you dig below surface of the typical samba,... More >>

  • Another Bad Religion

    published August 13, 2009

    In our experience, local bands that promote the crap out of themselves with flier bombardments, MySpace bulletin blitzkriegs, and/or free CD-Rs... More >>

  • Band of Gypsies

    published August 6, 2009

    Since the British Invasion, Americans have been such suckers for any artsy music from overseas. Because of this, we imagine that Caspian Hat Dance... More >>

  • Freedom Just Ain't Free

    published August 6, 2009

    Call it the second coming of Independence Day or the perfect excuse to wear that stars-and-stripes jacket, but don’t call Freedom Concert... More >>

  • Systym Restore

    published July 30, 2009

    The other day, we were trying to organize all of the piles of paper crap that were dumped into various grocery sacks when we stumbled upon an... More >>

  • Hot Deal

    published July 23, 2009

    You know what we’re tired of? People complaining about the scorching heat. Guess what, dudes? You live in Phoenix. It’s a desert. If... More >>

  • Miles to Go Before They Sweep

    published July 23, 2009

    If you’re the adventurous type, you’ll love this caveat from the folks at Maricopa County Parks & Recreation about the Mountain Bike... More >>

  • Rolling Stoners

    published July 23, 2009

    While stoners of the early 1990s were listening to Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and all of that other grunge stuff, there was another weed-smoking... More >>

  • Addicted to Love Dusties

    published July 16, 2009

    Maybe your favorite part of each calendar day is morning, when it’s too early to receive bugaboo messages on your CrackBerry. Or possibly... More >>

  • Toys on the Side

    published July 16, 2009

    If actor/musician/artist Richard Edson turned into the Troy McClure character in The Simpsons, this is what he might say: “Hi,... More >>

  • Memory Loss

    published July 9, 2009

    If you’re reading this from your personal computer, consider yourself pretty damned lucky to have easy access to such badass technology.... More >>

  • Nonsense and Nonsensibility

    published July 9, 2009

    If you’ve ever listened to Eugene Chadbourne and eternally wrote him off as a hack musician, we suggest taking life a little less... More >>

  • Toys on the Side

    published July 2, 2009

    If actor/musician/artist Richard Edson turned into the Troy McClure character in The Simpsons, this is what he might say: “Hi,... More >>

  • Man of the Half-Century

    published June 25, 2009

    Even the most renowned artists are horrible about finishing projects. Take, for example, famed Mexican filmmaker Gabriel Figueroa and bomb-ass... More >>

  • Michelle Blades Welcomes Your Sounds to Her Ukulele Improvisation

    published June 18, 2009

    It's open mic night on the outdoor patio of Conspire, and several local poets and writers are taking turns reading prose poems or excerpts from... More >>

  • Alternative Fuel

    published June 18, 2009

    Are you all gung ho about cheaper gas prices, even if it means jacking up the land? Well, you may change your mind after watching the... More >>

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