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2014 Stories by Becky Bartkowski

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  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Vantage Pointe

    published May 22, 2014

    Ballet Arizona's founding a new tradition this year. Instead of having artistic director Ib Andersen present another work of his own, Andersen... More >>

  • Jenni from the Block

    published May 15, 2014

    Jenni Pulos' life plan didn't pan out. She didn't end up being the second coming of Gilda Radner on Saturday Night Live. UCLA was not... More >>

  • Pop Matters

    published May 8, 2014

    Calm down, gurl. Yes, this year Kathy Griffin won a long-awaited Grammy for a comedy album, which has a title quite similar to the advice we've... More >>

  • Chillag Out

    published May 8, 2014

    Phoenix artists and art lovers, take note: The 2014 Contemporary Forum artist grant recipients and the mid-career artist award winner will be... More >>

  • Western Attitude

    published May 1, 2014

    It's a fact that merits yelling from the mountaintops: Ballet Arizona's creative director, Ib Andersen, studied under George Balanchine, the... More >>

  • Art Attack

    published April 24, 2014

    New Times is throwing a party, and you're invited.Artopia is an evening of art, entertainment, food, and drink. The party also features... More >>

  • Emerge Records

    published April 24, 2014

    Focusing on the next big gets a bad rap. Sure, trends come and go. But keeping an eye out for, say, burgeoning talent is another matter. And... More >>

  • Plucky 13

    published April 17, 2014

    When we say that Arizona is home to a lot of people who are funny, we're not just joshing. We could take a beat and tack on the punch line,... More >>

  • Designing Women

    published April 17, 2014

    All in all, award shows are fairly predictable. Winners cry, losers, clap, and hosts drag the audience on through it. The fun part is the... More >>

  • Gritty Woman

    published April 10, 2014

    In 2007, Eufrosina Cruz Mendoza lost a mayoral race in Oaxaca, Mexico. It wasn't because she lacked votes; she had plenty to be elected. But... More >>

  • Leaving Home

    published April 10, 2014

    There are two major reasons to see the latest exhibition at Scottsdale's Lisa Sette Gallery. First: It features new works be Phoenix artist... More >>

  • Popcorn Culture

    published April 3, 2014

    It's showtime.The 14th annual Phoenix Film Festival opens Thursday, April 3, with a 7:30 p.m. screening of the UK thriller Locke.... More >>

  • Countrywide

    published April 3, 2014

    South Beach meets the Southwest in a pop-up exhibition that mixes the work of two Miami artists with that of a couple Phoenix... More >>

  • She's So Modern

    published March 27, 2014

    If Alison King refers to you as a MoPho, know that offense is not intended. It's the Modern Phoenix founder's shorthand for fellow Phoenicians... More >>

  • Classical Elements

    published March 27, 2014

    Classical ballet's fine and all. But does it move you?If yes, you'll want to attend Ballet Arizona's Masters of Movement. If no, you'll... More >>

  • It's Handler

    published March 20, 2014

    Lately, Chelsea Handler's been busy. Calling out Piers Morgan for sucking, dishing on ditching Anna Wintour's fashion advice, and stirring up... More >>

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