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2014 Stories by Becky Bartkowski

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  • Game Plan

    published December 11, 2014

    Since Justin Timberlake completely stole our idea for bringing sexy back, like, eight years ago, New Times' culture blog Jackalope Ranch is... More >>

  • Love It or List It

    published December 4, 2014

    Like watching A Charlie Brown Christmas and eating an embarrassing quantity of cookies, there are some holiday traditions that we simply... More >>

  • New Tricks

    published December 4, 2014

    If you aren’t sick and tired of Clara and her legume-crunching toy by now, we’re going to assume you’ve been snoozing through... More >>

  • Back in Black

    published November 27, 2014

    We hate waking up early on regular days. So the odds of us rising at the crack of dawn to hunt down deals the day after a government-sanctioned... More >>

  • Grain Footage

    published November 27, 2014

    Don’t let the seeming simplicity of desert landscapes fool you. They’re more than harsh sun and blowing dust. The artists featured... More >>

  • Style File

    published November 20, 2014

    If ballet's too boring and modern too loosey-goosey, then Jessica Lang might have just the thing. The New York-based contemporary... More >>

  • Girl Meets World

    published November 13, 2014

    It’s no secret that Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland were pretty much terrifying. Being trapped in an alternate universe accessed... More >>

  • School of Brock

    published November 13, 2014

    We’d never claim to be foodies (because ew), but we are staunchly in favor of chefs who take their cooking seriously and know how to have... More >>

  • Flight of Fancy

    published November 6, 2014

    We’d trade all the leftover Halloween candy sitting in our freezer to spend a couple hours inside the creative mind of Phoenix artist... More >>

  • Gone Batty

    published October 30, 2014

    Though it's been met with mixed reviews, we've got to say that we are pretty taken with Fox's Gotham. While the comic book-inspired drama looks... More >>

  • Birdman

    published October 30, 2014

    Russians sure know how to bum an audience out. You've got your Tolstoy, who kind of argued that happiness isn't an attainable thing, your... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • New West

    published October 23, 2014

    Gunslingers and ballet go together like murderous rage and opera. Which is to say, really well, actually. See for yourself as Center Dance... 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 >>

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