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  • 23 years ago | News

    A few years ago, the stretch of alleyway at 34th Street between Virginia and Yale streets wasn't much to look at. Sixteen feet from side to side, used not for trash pickup but for a chain of utility poles, it had become overrun with trash and debr...

  • 23 years ago | News

    When federal agents arrested a dozen members of the Viper Militia on weapons charges, that was news to Gordon Tunstall of Phoenix, whose fledgling business had just enjoyed its three best weeks since getting off the ground. But it was even bigger ...

  • 23 years ago | Longform

    Four girls and four boys are lined up on either side of a short table, their gazes fixed on a projection screen in a classroom at Sutton Elementary in Phoenix's Isaac School District. The drawing projected there depicts the everyday life, a dinner...

  • 23 years ago | Longform

    Bill Mahoney is a real estate agent by trade, and, being a real estate agent, he talks to a good amount of people and can hold forth on many subjects. Tell you what, he says, and, next thing you know, you're wrapped in gab and squirming for freedo...

  • 24 years ago | Music News

    The Native Americans are restless. It's a chilly January night at CJ's Coyote Lounge, a tee-shirt-and-jeans tavern where dollar bills paper the ceiling behind the bar. The Dallas Cowboys have just won the Super Bowl, and the crowd is in a dancing ...

  • 24 years ago | Longform

    The Vietnamese advance, firing from the left and right, but the Somalis refuse to yield. The shots keep coming, one after another, until, finally, the defense cannot hold. The Vietnamese score a goal. On the sideline, their dozen or so tee-shirted...

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