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2014 Stories by Glenn BurnSilver

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  • Bully Mammoth

    published December 25, 2014

    Irreverent comedy is the best kind of comedy, especially when it focuses on the holidays. Think about it: Now is a time of joy, happiness,... More >>

  • Silk Stockings

    published December 18, 2014

    Ever curious about what Santa wears under his red-and-white jumper on Christmas Eve? How about Mrs. Claus? And what makes those elves so damn... More >>

  • The Kiss-Off

    published December 18, 2014

    There’s no warning, no hints, and, once it begins, nowhere to hide. It’s the best white elephant gift otherwise never encountered.... More >>

  • Nutty Tradition

    published December 11, 2014

    In the 122 years since Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s now-holiday classic, The Nutcracker, first debuted at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint... More >>

  • Water of Life

    published December 11, 2014

    Never is a fish be more out of the water than in desert environments. That’s the basic premise behind artist Joe McAuliffe’s... More >>

  • Food For Thought

    published December 4, 2014

    Don’t eat dinner before going to see Neil Hamburger live. This non-stop comedian, who says he performs nearly 400 shows a year, is liable... More >>

  • First Class

    published December 4, 2014

    Only the best are chosen for the final undergraduate art show of the semester: the “Undergraduate Juried Exhibition.” Selected by a... More >>

  • Cirque-ish Performers

    published November 27, 2014

    P.T. Barnum said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” He used this ideology to his advantage, building the circus concept... More >>

  • Ghost Ride

    published November 27, 2014

    As the holidays roll around there are two types of attitudes: joy unto others, or bah humbug. Charles Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas... More >>

  • Ice Age

    published November 20, 2014

    Never mind that the now-Arizona Coyotes are holding down sixth place in the Pacific Division, 10 points behind frontrunner Anaheim Ducks, who... More >>

  • Last Kick

    published November 6, 2014

    The Pac-12 women’s soccer desert rivalry continues when the University of Arizona travels north to Tempe for an afternoon game against... More >>

  • Rock Out

    published November 6, 2014

    Far Side comic author Gary Larson once confessed that his “Cow Tools” drawing caused the most consternation among the public... More >>

  • Wet and Wild

    published November 6, 2014

    Arizona’s recent cold snap is enough to drive winter chills down the spine. So why not go somewhere tropical — such as Kimbe Bay,... More >>

  • The Leftovers

    published October 30, 2014

    Dictionary.com defines “residue” as “something that remains after a part is removed, disposed of, or used; remainder; rest;... More >>

  • Pork Specs

    published October 23, 2014

    Why it has taken so long for Phoenix to unleash a Beer & Bacon Festival is beyond reason. This is, simply put, a gathering celebrating two of... More >>

  • Culture Connect

    published October 16, 2014

    Medea was a Greek mythological figure who avenged her husband’s betrayal by slaying their children. The story of La Llorona is that of a... More >>

  • Oktabulous

    published October 9, 2014

    Might seem crazy, but a traditional Oktoberfest celebration begins in late September and lasts no less than 16 days. However, a single Tempe... More >>

  • Zombieland

    published October 9, 2014

    Forget about the Night of the Living Dead movie and all its sequels when you can catch the foot-dragging, skin-dangling, eyes-rolling,... More >>

  • Fat Rolls

    published October 2, 2014

    Numerous reasons keep Tour de Fat, presented by Colorado’s New Belgium Brewery (the epitome of bike-loving, brew-making goodness) coming... More >>

  • Dye Hard

    published October 2, 2014

    Remember that Guatemalan sweater you wore to that Phish concert? Or that hand-woven tapestry hanging in the living room? Wool, cotton, or some... More >>

  • Ale Blazers

    published September 18, 2014

    Never hurry beer drinkers. There’s a certain joy in slowly working one’s way through a fine malted beverage, savoring the subtle... More >>

  • Sir Mask-a-Lot

    published September 18, 2014

    The Tempe Center for the Arts will burst with color and pageantry when the second annual El Puente Theatre Festival & Mask Procession takes... More >>

  • 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 >>

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