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2003 Stories by Tony Ortega

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  • Biscuit is Gravy

    published July 31, 2003

    We seem to have touched a nerve a few weeks back by making reference to a theater full of leather-clad bikers. Our guest for the evening, comedian... More >>

  • Pirate Booty

    published July 17, 2003

    Considering the unexpected amorous complexities of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, perhaps it was auspicious to... More >>

  • Terminate, Already

    published July 10, 2003

    For some reason, the local promotions firm putting on a preview screening of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines last week figured it would... More >>

  • The Incredible Sulk

    published June 26, 2003

    "How do his pants never come off?" Kathleen Thomas says with a laugh as, onscreen at the Arizona Center, pent-up microbiologist Bruce Banner makes... More >>

  • Dim and Kimber

    published June 19, 2003

    "I feel all itchy," Kimber Lanning whispered in the darkened theater at Arizona Center, and it wasn't the plush AMC furniture making her skin... More >>

  • Furious and Furiouser

    published June 12, 2003

    Fast cars. Big guns. Chicks in string bikinis. New Times needed someone along to see 2 Fast 2 Furious who could handle that kind of... More >>

  • The Gag Reflex

    published May 1, 2003

    "I'm guessing this is pretty much the point of this movie, the reason it was made," says Bob Hoag, sounding disappointed. The lead... More >>

  • Rapper's Delight

    published April 24, 2003

    Waiting for a limo to pull up and an entourage to spill out, you can't help wondering how many tickets New Times is going to have to buy to... More >>

  • Border Boyz

    published April 17, 2003

    "Phoenix, MEXICO!"² Lupillo Rivera's shout is swallowed up by a deafening roar from the tightly packed audience in front of him.... More >>

  • Terrorists' Guide to Arizona

    published March 27, 2003

    You're hopping mad and thirsting for retribution. Little Bush has launched his dirty war, and the fatwah is really on! But before you go driving... More >>

  • News From Home

    published March 6, 2003

    For our recent arrivals, a summary of big stories, events and news you can use from your home state. CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES Th... More >>

  • Peace-monger

    published February 13, 2003

    Chuck Carlson stands in front of Calvary Community Church holding the sort of sign you'd expect to see at confrontations outside abortion clinics.... More >>

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