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Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

8 years ago by Eric Tsetsi
The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of...
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What Would Life Be Like Without Technology? A Onetime Addict Finds Out

8 years ago by Michael A. Stusser
Four of us were having a perfectly romantic evening when my friend mentioned a YouTube video he wanted to share. My objection was quickly overruled 3-1, and in an instant the viral clip was playing tableside. You've probably seen it: A chimp sticks a finger in his ass, smells the...
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Mental Illness Hasn't Stopped Chris Shelton from Becoming a World-Class Boxing Historian

9 years ago by Paul Rubin
About six years ago, a brilliant and troubled soul named Chris Shelton came to realize that methamphetamine was going to kill him. In 1998, psychologists had diagnosed Shelton with a serious mental illness called "schizoaffective disorder," which causes periods of losing touch with reality and crippling mood problems, including severe...
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Loss Angeles: Phoenix Suns vs. Star-Crossed Clippers on Sunday Afternoon

12 years ago by Clay McNear
It's the best of times and the worst of times for the Angeleno sports fan. There's still no NFL, and none on the near horizon, which seems to bother the NFL more than it does L.A. Jack Nicholson's once again grinning like a pre-lobotomy Randle Patrick McMurphy since his pet...
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Self-destructive pathology vs. personal transformation

Fan Mail Diamond in the rough: Thanks for the good piece about our champion Arizona Diamondbacks ("Pitcher Perfect," Paul Rubin, June 20). It was a story back in 1999 about Buck Showalter that turned me on to "the free paper with all the advertising." I appreciate the occasional sports piece...
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Meet the Arizona Republic's Orwellian Information Center

14 years ago by Stephen Lemons
OutNow By order of the almighty Gannett and its faithful servant John Zidich, journalism as you know it will now cease to exist! Below is the makeup of the Arizona Republic's new Information Center, the Orwellian Gannett construct which merges the newsroom with online, makes redundant a print paper, and...
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It's a Wrap

13 years ago by Sarah Fenske
On Monday, March 19, Arizona Republic subscribers across the Valley picked their newspapers up off the driveway, slid off the protective plastic bag, and then, surely, started shaking the paper — looking for its missing sections. There was no Valley & State. No Business section. As a reader in Peoria...
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Emerald City

14 years ago by Benjamin Leatherman
Green Day is coming, and we ain't talking about the punk band, brah. Nope, it's the annual alcoholic extravaganva known as St. Patrick's Day, where liquor and leprechauns collide in one clamorous Celtic craic. Everyone can have a wee bit of Irish in them, especially after pounding a few pints...
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Sacred Orgasm

18 years ago by Susy Buchanan
Lucy didn't pay $1,200 and fly across the country just to watch naked strangers in cowboy hats probe their anuses. A widow and business owner from the Deep South, Lucy says that, since her husband's death, she has been fascinated with spirituality and is intent on exploring a variety of...
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Bars and Clubs

Special Events Restaurants Ain't Nobody's Bizness 3031 East Indian School Road www.aintnobodysbizness-az.com New Year's Eve bash featuring drink specials, giveaways, champagne toast at midnight, and DJ Tsunami spinning hip-hop and dance hits. 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. No cover. Call 602-224-9977. Amsterdam 718 North Central Avenue www.amsterdambar.com New Year's Eve...

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