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2014 Stories by Janessa Hilliard

Archives: 2014 | 2013
  • Word Games

    published July 17, 2014

    A Tempe-based spoken word group has teamed up with a Scottsdale art museum to present a verbal rather than visual approach to the... More >>

  • That's a Rap

    published July 10, 2014

    “They say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice/I say the darker the flesh, then the deeper the roots,” Tupac Shakur raps in... More >>

  • Call Him Ishmael

    published July 10, 2014

    One could argue that downtown Phoenix dries up come the summer season, but hundred-degree temperatures and vampire hours be damned. A handful... More >>

  • Free Style

    published July 3, 2014

    The Arizona Celebration of Freedom 2014 is America’s birthday party -- and you’re invited.The annual freedom fete highlights... More >>

  • Show and Tell

    published June 26, 2014

    This week marks the second annual “Most of” edition of Lit Lounge, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s... More >>

  • Close Encounters

    published June 26, 2014

    Sometimes it takes more than two to tango.That’s where Fifth Row Dance Studios comes in. General classes range from hip-hop to... More >>

  • Night Owl

    published June 26, 2014

    Get those ones ready, gentleman. (And ladies.) Noted Valley drag queen Pussy LeHoot takes to the stage in her weekly soiree Pussy LeHoot and... More >>

  • Rivetheads

    published June 19, 2014

    Fancy yourself a DIY-er or maybe just hardcore? Check out this hands-on metalworking class at downtown’s shop on the corner and community... More >>

  • In The Mix

    published June 5, 2014

    One-stop-boutique Frances is filled with everything from jewelry to kitchen utensils to baby-friendly products, with a healthy dose of DIY fun... More >>

  • Palabra Up

    published June 5, 2014

    UNION, the Biltmore’s hyper-local boutique haven, has seen its fair share of turnover during the past few months, giving rise to a new... More >>

  • Material Girls

    published May 29, 2014

    Arguably two of the most influential female celebrities of our time come to life in downtown Phoenix this week, with a sultry performance... More >>

  • Questionable Content

    published May 29, 2014

    We can’t prove it, but we’re pretty sure beer makes you smarter. Why else would a bar add a staple trivia contest to its weekly... More >>

  • Line Man

    published May 22, 2014

    For a town with more than its share of political grenades and hot potatoes, one thing seems to plague our sun-soaked city more than any other:... More >>

  • American Roots

    published May 22, 2014

    This weekend marks the 24th annual Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture, a celebration of traditional Zuni people and culture, many of whom return... More >>

  • Pucked

    published May 15, 2014

    “The course of true love never did run smooth.”The line, from William Shakespeare’s heralded A Midsummer... More >>

  • Coulier Conditions

    published May 8, 2014

    Dave Coulier might not be as handsome as Uncle Jesse (John Stamos) or as put together as Bob Saget’s Danny Turner, but his portrayal of... More >>

  • Words With Friends

    published May 8, 2014

    Public speaking takes a lot of balls, we’ll admit. It can be emotional, rewarding, and nausea inducing all at once. First timers and... More >>

  • Fiber Rich

    published May 1, 2014

    Arizona State University’s Gallery 100 hosts “Harder Than it Seams,” a week-long group thesis exhibition by bachelor's of... More >>

  • Super Sweet 16

    published May 1, 2014

    When it comes to whosits, whatsits and how-tos, Ignite Phoenix is the place to be. The bi-annual presentation series holds its sixteenth... More >>

  • Moore Than Words

    published April 24, 2014

    He’s been called one of the “sickest, naughtiest, and cleverest” authors alive. For Christopher Moore that’s not an... More >>

  • Alone Together

    published April 24, 2014

    Entitled “Phoenicians Discredits [sic] the 'Dry Hate' State through Stories,” local creative Hector Raul Primero’s new show... More >>

  • How to Speak Kleon

    published April 17, 2014

    His name may not be familiar, but his ideas should be.Austin-based (and named) Austin Kleon, author and forward-thinking creative, comes... More >>

  • Dov Tale

    published April 17, 2014

    When you (allegedly) lose your virginity to a prostitute at the age of 12, there are two roads to take: hit rock bottom or turn to stand-up... More >>

  • Beowulf Watch

    published April 10, 2014

    Author Donnita Rogers leads the next conversation in the series, “Fearless Females: The Audacious and Feisty Women of the Middle... More >>

  • Free Ride

    published April 3, 2014

    Whether you’re a fixed or a 10-speed, gear up for the third annual Cyclomesa event.Formerly The Great Arizona Bicycle Festival,... More >>

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