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2012 Stories by Becky Bartkowski

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  • Show Time

    published August 9, 2012

    With the abundance of TV channels on the ever-expanding dial, it’s no surprise that plenty of fledgling sitcoms don’t make a bleep... More >>

  • All Shook Up

    published August 9, 2012

    The art of the remix is nothing new in pop culture, with creative crews putting their own spins on everything from Katy Perry songs to the... More >>

  • Design Within Reach

    published August 2, 2012

    The non-vampire-killing, real-life Abraham Lincoln famously said, "Whatever you are, be a good one." It would seem that the leaders from the... More >>

  • Fly Girls

    published August 2, 2012

    It's common knowledge that when women dress up for a night on the town usually they're aiming to impress and out-dress fellow females --... More >>

  • Sweating Puppies

    published August 2, 2012

    Thanks to the success of Marley & Me (and despite critics' sneers), it seems the dog-memoir genre is here to stay. But that's for good reason:... More >>

  • Drive Time

    published August 2, 2012

    Carefully put down the Nintendo controller. Your Mario Kart addiction is officially uncool. Yeah, we know it's super fun and that you're really... More >>

  • Golden Boy

    published July 26, 2012

    Recently fashion designer Ralph Lauren came under fire for the outfits he created for Team USA to wear during the Olympics opening ceremony.... More >>

  • The Life Quixotic

    published July 26, 2012

    A few weeks back a flyer began circulating on ye olde interwebs rumoring that random party attendee Bill Murray would embark on a bash crashing... More >>

  • Female Reform

    published July 26, 2012

    Photographer-model-musician Emily Caldwell is a fresh face in the Phoenix art world. The artist opened Gallery Parallax on RoRo in May and her... More >>

  • Wingspan

    published July 19, 2012

    Books have long served as moviemakers’ source material. And this year’s box office bait is literary as ever with Baz... More >>

  • Eater's Digest

    published July 19, 2012

    Taking celebrity advice on how to get (and stay) skinny is glamorous and tempting. But once Tracy Anderson’s personal trainer bills... More >>

  • Bender's Game

    published July 19, 2012

    Esquire editor-at-large A.J. Jacobs released a list of takeaways from his latest book about fitness, Drop Dead Healthy. The most... More >>

  • Pitch Perfect

    published July 19, 2012

    Of all American popular sports, slow-paced, detail-oriented, and poetic baseball might be the most Shakespearean. The pastime collides with the... More >>

  • Flirty Dancing

    published July 12, 2012

    Some movies are the visual equivalent of comfort food: a little cheesy and a lot satisfying. Whether you’re sick, grumpy, or have a case... More >>

  • Chasing Pavement

    published July 12, 2012

    Olympic fever is this close to totally saturating your daily lives, and, instead of sitting on the couch (obligatory ice cream and/or potato... More >>

  • Lure de France

    published July 12, 2012

    Francophiles that we are, we've always sported a soft spot for Marie Antoinette. Sure, she technically played party to the broadening of the... More >>

  • Renaissance Men

    published July 5, 2012

    For someone who's been dead (yeah, "allegedly," whatever) for nearly 16 years, Tupac Shakur sure has been in the news a lot lately. First the... More >>

  • Startenders

    published July 5, 2012

    In the Valley of the Sun everyone has a little scene of their friends, hobbies, and hangouts. That's all well and good. There's nothing really... More >>

  • Words to the Wise

    published June 28, 2012

    We recall, in a low-level college English class, one cretin’s inquiry as to whether we were related to famed misogynistic, alcoholic poet... More >>

  • Communication Studies

    published June 28, 2012

    When Facebook went public back in May, the giddy geeks were all too eager to buy up some shares. That is, until the stock fell flat and... More >>

  • Man of Mystery

    published June 28, 2012

    When hypothetically choosing a career, it's no surprise that kids pick the path of a private detective over that of a newspaper reporter. After... More >>

  • One for the Road

    published June 21, 2012

    One-woman band Becky Lee has a tough time fitting in. The rocker looks the part of a scene queen -- usually decked out in dark tones, a pair of... More >>

  • Doggy Style

    published June 21, 2012

    You are cordially invited to the pup nuptials of two very much in love canines. No, really. It sounds like a joke -- or perhaps your... More >>

  • Postured for Rays

    published June 21, 2012

    Handing over your hard-earned dollars to do Bikram Yoga, a practice that involves working through a series of poses in a humid room heated to... More >>

  • What's in Store

    published June 14, 2012

    If stereotypes hold true and fashion fiends aren’t the brainiest bunch, then perhaps that’s why Seth Meyers’ jokes about John... More >>

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