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2013 Stories by Becky Bartkowski

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  • Star Wars

    published December 19, 2013

    When Andy Dick's Damien Santa decides to wage war against Hannukah-celebrating Jews and Kwanzaa-observing African-Americans, the fate of the... More >>

  • Land Mass

    published December 19, 2013

    It takes a talented photographer to capture a landscape that engages its viewer. But longtime Arizona resident Mark Klett, a... More >>

  • Bam-Bam

    published December 12, 2013

    We're sure we aren't the first wordplayers to realize that comedian Maria Bamford's last name is made up of the complimentary acronym BAMF,... More >>

  • Golden Rule

    published December 12, 2013

    Gold is, if nothing else, covetable. Folks rushed to California in the mid-1800s to find their own pieces of it. Modern-day moguls count it as... More >>

  • Silent Nights

    published December 5, 2013

    Gilbert's Art Intersection is an invaluable resource for Valley photographers. Year-round, the space hosts exhibitions, classes, and a... More >>

  • Salute Your Shorts

    published December 5, 2013

    Short films are one of the best media for discovering budding creative types. With budgets significantly smaller than your average summer... More >>

  • Prey for Us Sinners

    published December 5, 2013

    Christ almighty, we are already tired of Christmas crap. Between the endless shopping lists, obligatory party overload, and the unavoidable... More >>

  • Slack Friday

    published November 28, 2013

    Waking before the crack of dawn is the norm for thousands of Americans hunting for post-Thanksgiving deals. But what if we told you that you... More >>

  • Flea The Scene

    published November 28, 2013

    It's official. Phoenix has fleas.That's thanks to vintage shopping enthusiast Ashlee Molina, who's organized the inaugural Phoenix Flea,... More >>

  • Good Grief

    published November 21, 2013

    After a young boy is hit by a car and killed while chasing his dog into the street, his parents are left to pick up the pieces (or sweep them... More >>

  • Party of Five

    published November 14, 2013

    Turns out you don't need an art history degree and a background in curating to make an impact on what hangs at Phoenix Art Museum. Not during... More >>

  • The Handmade Tale

    published November 14, 2013

    You think you've got crafting down pat just because you bought Martha Stewart's glitter in all 24 colors? Wrong-o, pal. For proof that crafts... More >>

  • Merry Happy

    published November 7, 2013

    Merry May Vintage is a boutique housed in a throwback trailer. Usually around this time of year its owner, Ashley Eaton, would start toting the... More >>

  • Water Cycle

    published November 7, 2013

    Of all the descriptors you could assign to Arizona's canal system, we're willing to bet "beautiful" wouldn't make the top 10. In spite of that,... More >>

  • Monsters Inc.

    published October 31, 2013

    Daniel Davis knows a thing or two about monsters. Davis illustrates them on the regular for his arts, prints, and goods company Steam Crow,... More >>

  • Brighten Up

    published October 24, 2013

    Before the lights go out on Lit Lounge (just for a spell, we swear), the SMoCA Lounge storytelling series puts the spotlight on a handful of... More >>

  • Praise The Roof

    published October 24, 2013

    Finally, Phoenicians who enjoy a cocktail with a view can once again head to The Clarendon's rooftop hangout. As far as a proper (and stylish)... More >>

  • By Design

    published October 17, 2013

    Phoenix Design Week 2013 is an eight-day celebration of design featuring events, panels, parties, and plenty of opportunities for designers and... More >>

  • Dish Network

    published October 17, 2013

    From shopping to sightseeing, our tastes tend to veer toward vintage. Hence, Best of Phoenix 2013's Vintage Phoenix theme. Because of our love... More >>

  • In Depth

    published October 10, 2013

    Julianne Swartz's artwork is transformative. It's interactive -- playful, engaging, and thought-provoking, too. The artist is known for her... More >>

  • Make A Mess

    published October 10, 2013

    Consider Mona Lisa messed with. The Last Supper? Let's say, supplemented. And as for The Two Fridas, you'd be correct to guess that they've... More >>

  • Design of the Times

    published October 3, 2013

    It's that time of year when we've been jonesing for fall so long that we've already stocked our wardrobes with all this season's on-trend... More >>

  • Rewound

    published September 26, 2013

    Drag yourself away from your latest A Beautiful Mess-inspired DIY project. It's time for an artistic take on the world of crafting. During the... More >>

  • Going South Fast

    published September 26, 2013

    Kathy Griffin might be our favorite person. Between her celebrity trash talking, being BFFs with Anderson Cooper, and her readiness to skewer... More >>

  • Becky Bartkowski
    COVER STORY

    Herberger Censorship Will Have Long-Term Impact

    published September 19, 2013

    It's canceled. That's what a box office clerk told artist Ronnie Ray Mendez on Friday, August 30, when he arrived at Herberger Theater... More >>

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