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2014 Stories by Becky Bartkowski

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  • Ladies Who Punch

    published October 23, 2014

    If we had a nickel for every time someone started the sentence, “The first rule of fight club...,” we'd be able to fill up a... More >>

  • Sticker Situation

    published October 9, 2014

    No longer relegated to bumpers and covering ugly logos on water bottles, stickers are a bona fide art movement. Pretty impressive, considering... More >>

  • In Good Company

    published October 9, 2014

    Thanks to the seeming permanence of the competitive reality TV show, it's pretty easy to find super-talented dancers performing everything from... More >>

  • Wear The Wild Things

    published October 2, 2014

    Now that New York, Milan, and Paris have had their fashion week fun, it's time for Phoenix to get in on the garment action.Phoenix... More >>

  • Blood Sugar

    published October 2, 2014

    Halloween's come early this year. No, you don't need to panic over your costume (yet). And, yes, you may use this as an excuse to binge on mini... More >>

  • On The Town

    published September 25, 2014

    Storytelling is having a moment. The craze for first-person tales and re-tellings has swept the nation – and Phoenix right along with it.... More >>

  • Art from Scratch

    published September 25, 2014

    Art meets hotel during ARTELPHX, but don't expect boring wall art and bland elevator music. The event brings performance and installation... More >>

  • Gammage Gracefully

    published September 18, 2014

    Fifty years is nothing to sniff at, and for Gammage Auditorium's half-century anniversary it'll indulge the senses.Since opening,... More >>

  • Picture This

    published September 18, 2014

    A photo's worth a thousand words. And we probably shouldn't have skipped math class. Because if we'd bothered to attend, let alone pay... More >>

  • Storyline

    published September 11, 2014

    Literature meets light rail on Saturday, September 13, when Four Chambers Press presents the first-ever literary flash mob.The... More >>

  • Dark Matter

    published September 11, 2014

    No offense, but there's a fair chance you can't handle Anthony Jeselnik's jokes.And not to be all intense and Jack Nicholson-y, but, um,... More >>

  • Treehouse Hugger

    published September 4, 2014

    There's no other way to say it: Tempe's shopping scene has been lackluster of late. Sure, we have our standby shops that we can count on for a... More >>

  • Nailed It

    published September 4, 2014

    Brought on by the recession as a cheap way to indulge in fashion trends, our nation's obsession with nail art (painting patterns or adding... More >>

  • Dollhouse

    published August 28, 2014

    Phoenicians with an eye for striking street art know La Muñeca's work well. The artist, whose nom de guerre translates to “the... More >>

  • Guys and Dollars

    published August 28, 2014

    It's the belief of the fun folks at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art that if you're good (a.k.a. creative), then you should have plenty... More >>

  • Line Backers

    published August 21, 2014

    This summer Scottsdale of Museum of Contemporary Art has presented a collection of works that inspire viewers to consider an oft-overlooked... More >>

  • Garden of Eaten

    published August 21, 2014

    Brelby Theatre Company's known for putting on (and often premièring) plays that are offbeat – if not unknown – such as She... More >>

  • Drama Queen

    published August 14, 2014

    If life reflects art, then those who watch soap operas must lead the most dramatically tangled webs of lives. While we'll readily admit to... More >>

  • Once Upon a Time in Mexico

    published August 7, 2014

    Did you know that the first North American ubran civilization pre-dated the Aztecs?Yeah, neither did we. Which is why all of us should... More >>

  • Dark Matter

    published July 31, 2014

    Not sure if the movie you're watching is considered film noir? Here are a few dead giveaways: There is a private detective. There is a woman... More >>

  • Close Encounters

    published July 31, 2014

    And now for something completely intimate.Leaving behind larger-than-life arrangements, Scorpius Dance Theatre will resurrect a... More >>

  • You and What Arm?

    published July 24, 2014

    It's going down, Scottsdale.In one corner, there's a bunch of arts patrons. In the other, we have what, um, yes, looks like more art... More >>

  • Water Works

    published July 17, 2014

    Washed up. Watered down. All wet. While the works collected in the group exhibition “H2O” are inspired by water, there's a fair... More >>

  • East Side Story

    published July 17, 2014

    New Jersey, we're sorry. You deserve more credit than you get for your creative output. From Bebe Neuwirth to Ice-T, your contributions to... More >>

  • Flashback Dance

    published July 10, 2014

    The 1980s were a magical time. You could buy leg warmers without visiting an American Apparel. New episodes of The Cosby Show were being made.... More >>

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