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2014 Stories by Becky Bartkowski

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  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Dirty Pop

    published July 10, 2014

    There are plenty of reasons to hate on Jay-Z’s guest rap in Beyonce’s “Drunk in Love,” apart from its glaring... More >>

  • It's a Sign

    published July 3, 2014

    Laura Spalding Best's latest works are all about connections.Through a painted series of scenes depicting street lights, telephone... More >>

  • Mollen It Over

    published June 26, 2014

    Wait, where do we know you from? We have a feeling actress Jenny Mollen is asked that a lot. And it's certainly not for her lack of... More >>

  • Vision Quest

    published June 26, 2014

    What will Phoenix look like 20 years from now? It's a good question – one that'll be up for discussion during Imagining... More >>

  • New Moves

    published June 19, 2014

    Hate to break it to you, dancing queen, but you ain’t got nothing on the in-motion maniacs moving through Phoenix’s thriving dance... More >>

  • Style Guide

    published June 19, 2014

    Maybe you know the difference between a bell sleeve and a batwing, but your fashion knowledge most definitely doesn’t stand up to that of... More >>

  • Now and Zen

    published June 12, 2014

    Storytelling's all the rage, and Space 55 is getting in on the action with the monthly event Storyline, during which “the themes of our... More >>

  • Spend a Weekend at Chateau Marmont

    published June 5, 2014

    The Chateau Marmont is a beautiful anomaly. It's an old Hollywood building in a town of youth worshipers, a quiet refuge and a party... More >>

  • Poor Marie

    published June 5, 2014

    Considering the end she met, it might be in poor taste to make a doubleheader joke about Phoenix Art Museum's screening of two vaguely... More >>

  • Reading Rainbow

    published June 5, 2014

    Something about summertime and reading just gels. Maybe it's the longer days or the beckoning hammocks. Either way, books and warm weather make... More >>

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