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2014 Stories by Glenn BurnSilver

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  • Acting, Naturally

    published September 11, 2014

    Considering that the Phoenix area is the 13th largest metropolitan center in the United States (based on the 2010 census), it’s not at... More >>

  • Swing Thing

    published September 4, 2014

    Ever watched a World War II movie that includes a wild dance scene with insanely fast steps, lots of swinging about, and women flying around... More >>

  • Rule of Threes

    published September 4, 2014

    Award-winning nonfiction author David Laskin makes a stop at the Phoenix Changing Hands Bookstore location during his current to promoting his... More >>

  • Puff, Pass

    published August 28, 2014

    It hardly seems dignified that powerhouse college football teams open their seasons against creampuffs. C’mon… Nebraska against... More >>

  • Beer Necessities

    published August 21, 2014

    Isn't every summer in the Valley a Summer of Brew? Given the prevalent heat index, cold beer is a daily right of passage for many. Now the... More >>

  • Best in Show

    published August 14, 2014

    Few artists have fully captured the essence of the Chihuahua like the anonymous painter whose giant, colorful depiction hangs in the Ingleside... More >>

  • Drink Like an Egyptian

    published August 7, 2014

    Fermented beverages played a large roll in the shaping of society and civilization. The quest for beer caused nomads to settle down and... More >>

  • Mall Wonder

    published July 31, 2014

    Surfing in Phoenix? As good as that sounds, it also sounds fantastical. Wait, it’s true! Surfing on Central is all about enjoying a... More >>

  • Love Stinks

    published July 24, 2014

    The irony is beyond compare, but oh so perfectly relatable for anyone who has ever been in love. After all, there’s that initial... More >>

  • Blowin' in the Wind

    published July 17, 2014

    There’s a reason the Weather Channel is the most watched channel (true!): People are fascinated by weather. There’s no denying the... More >>

  • Barrel of Fun

    published July 17, 2014

    Given summer’s burning heat, there’s always room for another event based on beer consumption. The latest addition to the brew... More >>

  • Music Feature: Ice-T and Body Count

    published July 10, 2014

    Ice-T admitted to “mailing it in” for his band Body Count’s 2006 album Murder 4 Hire. The rapper was knee-deep in being a... More >>

  • Top of the Lake

    published July 3, 2014

    Some events get better with age, including the Tempe Town Lake Festival featuring Tempe’s 63rd annual fireworks display over Tempe Town... More >>

  • What Is Life?

    published June 26, 2014

    They say life is a cabaret, my friend, but in this modern time, is that really the case? Really, life is a rave, my tripping buddy; or a death... More >>

  • Pinterest

    published June 19, 2014

    An ability to play an instrument doesn’t mean you can bowl. Still, a bevy of local musicians will be doing just that at the fourth... More >>

  • Cover the Crescent @ Crescent Ballroom

    published June 12, 2014

    You can blame Phish, but covering another band's album in its entirety has become a cool and popular thing to do. Three Phoenix acts break from... More >>

  • Tim Time

    published May 29, 2014

    Looking at Tim Allen is enough to make one laugh. It’s easy to see why he was picked to portray a dog in The Shaggy Dog and Santa in The... More >>

  • Maceo Parker @ Musical Instrument Museum

    published May 22, 2014

    Saxophonist Maceo Parker calls his band "the tightest little funk orchestra on Earth." It should be. Parker was schooled in tightness as the... More >>

  • Bill Frisell @ Musical Instrument Museum

    published May 15, 2014

    In every musical idiom there are performers who transcend the genre and, at times, the music itself. Jazz guitarist Bill Frisell ranks among... More >>

  • Can-Do

    published May 15, 2014

    Have you noticed that more and more people are drinking beer in cans these days? We’re not talking about the usual cheap swill either.... More >>

  • Prickly Pair

    published May 15, 2014

    Every year someone hugs a cactus for all the wrong reasons. A Tucson man last year was “hugged” to death by a falling saguaro, and... More >>

  • Fallout Boy

    published May 8, 2014

    Presenting Shakespeare is always a tricky thing. Does the famous bard’s centuries-old work get updated, or is a prim and proper approach... More >>

  • Nikki Lane @ Crescent Ballroom

    published May 1, 2014

    Nikki Lane is raw, unabashed, and commanding — and alluringly soft. Her music hardly follows the stereotypical country blueprint, which... More >>

  • Summertime Sadness

    published May 1, 2014

    A strong friendship should be able to overcome any obstacles, especially distance and cultural differences. Sometimes, something ever-lasting... More >>

  • Well-Read

    published May 1, 2014

    In Fahrenheit 451, books get a bad rap as items capable of corrupting the mind and stirring unrest. In reality, many books are capable of doing... More >>

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