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2014 Stories by Becky Bartkowski

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  • Starburst

    published December 18, 2014

    Maybe you’re cranky over the unnecessary light saber modifications seen in the teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but we’re... More >>

  • Russian Through

    published December 18, 2014

    Straight outta Moscow and straight into Phoenix comes the world’s premier ballet company, Bolshoi Ballet. Throughout the renowned Russian... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Career Window

    published November 20, 2014

    Naturally, you're a total expert when it comes to modern art – but is George Morrison on your radar? If yes, cool! If no, that's okay,... 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 >>

  • Vanity Fair

    published November 6, 2014

    As Woody Allen, our favorite purveyor of existential dread, so drolly put it, “The difference between sex and death is that with death... 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 >>

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