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  • 2011 - Arizona Press Club Awards, published November 18, 2010

    "Zach vs. Food"

2014 Stories by Zachary Fowle

Archives: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
  • Braining Day

    published October 23, 2014

    In The Walking Dead, the so-called survivors sure kill a lot of zombies. Don’t you ever feel for them? We mean, the walkers are... More >>

  • SMoCA Show

    published October 23, 2014

    Getting up on stage and reading something you wrote is not an easy thing to do; making it entertaining is even harder. Luckily, there’s... More >>

  • Futurama

    published October 16, 2014

    Remember the scene in Back to The Future Part II when Marty goes to the future? It’s wondrous -- flying cars, clothes that shrink to fit... More >>

  • Cho Time

    published October 9, 2014

    Margaret Cho’s first comedy album dropped in 1996. Give it a listen -- her profanity-laced tales of personal kidney stones, oral sex, and... More >>

  • Maher Attacks

    published October 2, 2014

    We once had a roommate who hated Bill Maher. Could not stand him. If Maher’s HBO show, Real Time, came on, the roomie would proceed to... More >>

  • Ride and Groom

    published September 25, 2014

    Cars and tattoos have a lot in common. They can cost a lot or a little. They can range from beautiful and shiny to sun-faded and hideous. You... More >>

  • Bruin Company

    published September 25, 2014

    Battle royale! Rarely is a matchup between the Arizona State Sun Devils and their perennial conference rivals, the UCLA Bruins, so juicy. One... More >>

  • Watch It

    published September 11, 2014

    Cheering for the Sun Devils football team while watching them on TV is inherently dumb. Whistle for your favorite players, yell at the refs and... More >>

  • Bills Bills Bills

    published September 4, 2014

    Normally, turning tricks for cash would be frowned upon by law enforcement, society and your mom, but Adidas and Cowtown Skateboards have found... More >>

  • Judon't Want One

    published August 28, 2014

    There is an urban legend surrounding Judo master and ponytail debonaire Steven Seagal that goes like this: On the set of Out For Justice (great... More >>

  • Early Birds

    published August 21, 2014

    As preseason football goes, the match-up that the Arizona Cardinals drew for their third practice game on August 24 is actually pretty... More >>

  • Streaking Mercury

    published August 14, 2014

    To paraphrase the great Cleveland Indians coach Lou Brown: “We won a game yesterday. If we win one today, that's two in a row. If we win... More >>

  • Butt Dialed

    published July 24, 2014

    If you’ve ever used the phrase “booty call,” you owe Bill Bellamy a dollar. The comedian coined the phrase while performing... More >>

  • Bart School

    published July 24, 2014

    Attention, citizens of Springfield! This is an announcement from Charles Montgomery Burns: You are hereby forbidden to attend Nerd Night:... More >>

  • Beyond Dewey's Decimals

    published July 10, 2014

    If your last library visit was a few presidential administrations ago, it’s time to dust off that old plastic card and check out all that... More >>

  • Hell on Wheels

    published July 17, 2014

    The Hell Ride, as the name suggests, is not fun. You will not enjoy the 45-minute ride to the top of Phoenix’s South Mountain. You will... More >>

  • Country Club

    published July 3, 2014

    Contrary to what Miley Cyrus would tell you, Jay-Z and Britney songs are not the best way to have a party in the USA. Apollo’s Lounge has... More >>

  • Stinging Commentary

    published June 26, 2014

    Anyone who saw Honey, I Shrunk the Kids knows scorpions are absolutely terrifying. Eight legs? Check. Giant spiky claws? Check. A long, stabby... More >>

  • One-Man Show

    published June 19, 2014

    Of all the guys we know whose last name sounds like a Toyota model, Adam Carolla is definitely the most impressive. Just check out these bona... More >>

  • It's in the Bags

    published June 5, 2014

    Rarely does being good at drinking games pay dividends in the real world. Oh, you may occasionally get the chance to show off your mad beer... More >>

  • The Sound and the Furry

    published May 29, 2014

    Garrison Keillor has fantastic eyebrows. Big, bushy, salt-and-pepper-flaked numbers that seem purpose-chosen for his expressions, as if he has... More >>

  • La Russa Empire

    published May 29, 2014

    On May 18, sensing a major change was needed to turn around a baseball season going quickly south, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ upper... More >>

  • Dark City

    published May 8, 2014

    Some places just look better at night. Vegas, for instance -- the flashing bulbs and neon, gaudy and impotent during the day, turn the city... More >>

  • Winless vs. Lossless

    published April 24, 2014

    What’s the opposite of “undefeated?” You could just drop the “un,” but “defeated” doesn’t quite... More >>

  • Ain't No Thing

    published April 17, 2014

    In preparation for Wingstock, Mesa’s yearly celebration of the noble and delicious chicken, we’ve gathered some fun facts about... More >>

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