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2014 Stories by Becky Bartkowski

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  • 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 >>

  • At The Movies

    published March 20, 2014

    Somewhere over the rainbow, we'd 100 percent steal those sparkly ruby slippers right off of Dorothy's dumb feet. We like to think we'd wear... More >>

  • Leftovers

    published March 13, 2014

    As we generally are not ones to adopt -isms and ones very much for spending time frivolously watching (and incessantly talking about) Scandal,... More >>

  • Touchy Feely

    published March 13, 2014

    Typically museum exhibitions stimulate just one sense. Touching art is verboten. There's not much to smell. Sound effects, save delicate... More >>

  • Quick PHX: Your Pocket Guide to Phoenix: Art

    published March 6, 2014

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  • Quick PHX: Your Pocket Guide to Phoenix: Shop

    published March 6, 2014

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  • Quick Phx: Meet the Artist

    published March 6, 2014

    Arizona native, artist, and new mom Sarah Hurwitz brought her singularly imaginative style to this year's Quick PHX — and answered a few... More >>

  • The Art of More

    published March 6, 2014

    Where to begin? That is the ultimate question when it comes to the annual free festival and self-guided tour that is Art Detour.Now in... More >>

  • Telling

    published March 6, 2014

    Secrets don't make friends, but the little (and big) things we keep to ourselves can inspire compelling art. As time goes on, those hidden... More >>

  • Core Strength

    published February 27, 2014

    Art Detour turns 26 this year. And to pre-celebrate the citywide art walk, which takes place Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9, some of... More >>

  • Broken Embraces

    published February 27, 2014

    Pain and passion; you can't have one without the other. That sentiment, beautifully and strikingly expressed by Spanish filmmaker Pedro... More >>

  • Elder Festival

    published February 20, 2014

    If, in a guessing game, you were to wager that Phoenix's longest running film festival was the, ahem, Phoenix Film Festival, you'd be dead... More >>

  • Black Out

    published February 20, 2014

    The bingo's back in town – specifically, the Jackalope Ranch variety. The New Times arts and culture blog presents another one-off... More >>

  • The Last Dance

    published February 13, 2014

    Ballet Arizona's production of La Bayadère will be a feast for the eyes. With costumes and sets designed by Sergiy Spevyakin, borrowed... More >>

  • Beached

    published February 13, 2014

    Heavy subject matter meets a 600-pound man in Obie-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter's The Whale.In Stray Cat Theatre's production and... More >>

  • Hit Refresh

    published February 6, 2014

    Phoenix's arty set let out a collective squeal when news broke in mid-January that Sara Cochran, former modern and contemporary art curator at... More >>

  • Eat with Your Eyes

    published January 30, 2014

    The folks at Art Intersection are being less sneaky than you might imagine by calling Saturday, February 1's event PhotoTapas. Spoiler alert:... More >>

  • Bewitched

    published January 30, 2014

    Being evil's all the rage, we know. Angelina Jolie stars as Sleeping Beauty's antagonist in the upcoming Disney flick Maleficent. And, yeah,... More >>

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