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2014 Stories by Janessa Hilliard

Archives: 2014 | 2013
  • 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 >>

  • Indoor Man

    published March 20, 2014

    J.B. Snyder, a local artist known for making a splash by adding color to deserted landscapes, is trying something new-ish: an art show within... More >>

  • Spain Reigns

    published March 20, 2014

    The Phoenix Festival de España makes its debut in downtown Phoenix on Saturday, March 22, with a daylong celebration of Spanish arts and... More >>

  • Being Green

    published March 13, 2014

    Whether your surname is of the Murphy or O’Brien variety or you merely have a closet full of “Kiss Me, I’m Irish”... More >>

  • New Leaf

    published March 13, 2014

    Get those green thumbs ready, Phoenix: the Desert Botanical Garden hosts the spring edition of its bi-annual plant sale this weekend.The... More >>

  • Altered Ego

    published March 6, 2014

    It’s being marketed as not the average runway show but a multi-faceted approach to fashion. Not a debut, but a... More >>

  • The Perks of Being a Wall

    published March 6, 2014

    A city known for sprawling suburbs of muted desert browns is finally embracing the punches of color dotting its urban landscape.Paint... More >>

  • Striking Black

    published February 27, 2014

    It’s no secret that Lewis Black has an anger problem. The 64-year-old comedian and Daily Show segment staple (“Back in... More >>

  • State of Laughter

    published February 27, 2014

    You think you’re funny? Arizona’s Funniest Comedian Contest wants to find out.The statewide competition features homegrown... More >>

  • Home Run

    published February 27, 2014

    Sometimes big things come in small packages.That’s the idea behind “MicroDwell 2014,” the second installment of an... More >>

  • Red for Anything

    published February 20, 2014

    You know what pairs well with wine? Everything.But to discover what truly pairs perfectly with a bottle of red or a bottle of white,... More >>

  • Homegrown Up

    published February 20, 2014

    When a new Whole Foods opened its doors on Camelback Road and 20th Street in September 2013, the Valley buzzed about it for weeks. Facebook... More >>

  • The Scream

    published February 20, 2014

    Led by ASU associate professor of art, Anthony Pessler, “A Conversation About Art and Fear,” not to be confused with fear of art,... More >>

  • Homes Where The Art Is

    published February 13, 2014

    For art lovers who yearn for deeper knowledge about what’s on the walls, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art has the perfect... More >>

  • Shot Show

    published February 13, 2014

    Get ready to hit the bottle, because it’s going to be one of those weeks. Arizona Cocktail Week, the two-year-old celebration of all... More >>

  • Alien Resurrection

    published February 6, 2014

    It’s been more than a decade since The X-Files went off the air, and we still want to believe. If you do, too, look no further than the... More >>

  • Experimental Art

    published February 6, 2014

    Fitting: An art space named for the part of the brain responsible for attention, planning, and motivation hosts a science-based gallery... More >>

  • American Dad

    published January 30, 2014

    He may be America’s dad, thanks to his roles on the family-friendly Full House and America’s Funniest Home Videos, but Bob Saget is... More >>

  • Cleared for Landing

    published January 30, 2014

    For many, to think of landscape artists conjures conceptions of colorful true-to-life imagery or founding father of impressionism Claude Monet,... More >>

  • Maya, Oh My

    published January 23, 2014

    The term “Mayan” conjures notions of end-of-days predictions. Yet the pre-classic civilization is better known for intricate art,... More >>

  • Shot for Shot

    published January 23, 2014

    Local artist Paul Wilson is known for a tongue-in-cheek approach to the monotonous and bizarre. Reality meets the far-fetched with “I Am... More >>

  • Burner's Permit

    published January 16, 2014

    Have you always wanted to take that spin class but have nightmares about getting stuck in the pedals and crash-landing into the... More >>

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