Hunting Jackalopes and Other Collectibles

We are well aware that there's a very fine line between collecting -- and compulsive shopping.

Whatever you want to call it, we're there. So today we premiere "Collections," a new occasional feature on Jackalope Ranch. And what better way to start than with a collection just begun within the walls of the New Times building.  

Jackalopes, natch.

Above is the first in our collection, a cute fellow we couldn't resist at Red Hot Robot in Phoenix.

We'll show you ours if you show us yours. Have a jackalope you'd like to see showcased? Send us a photo: [email protected] along with the history (or lack thereof) of the item. 

(See the rest of our burgeoning collection after the jump.) 



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Amy Silverman is a two-time winner of the Arizona Press Club’s Journalist of the Year award. Her work has appeared on the radio show This American Life and in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Lenny Letter, and Brain, Child. She’s the co-curator of the live reading series Bar Flies, and a commentator for KJZZ, the NPR affiliate in Phoenix. Silverman is the author of the book My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love, and Down Syndrome (Woodbine House 2016). Follow her on Instagram (@amysilverman), Twitter (@amysilvermanaz), and at

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