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2014 Stories by Becky Bartkowski

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  • 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 >>

  • Home Run

    published May 22, 2014

    The stillness and serenity of summer's nearly upon us. Before you start munching on ice cubes and renouncing sleeves, know that the seasonal... 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 >>

  • 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 >>

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