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2014 Stories by Janessa Hilliard

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  • Phil Up

    published September 11, 2014

    It’s a world premiere of something Phoenicians — a lot of Phoenicians — have already been talking about: innovation. Think... More >>

  • Felt With You

    published September 4, 2014

    We know, we know: “a puppet show”?Think Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers or the Tony award-winning Avenue Q on a smaller... More >>

  • Wigstock

    published September 4, 2014

    “My sex-change operation got botched / My guardian angel fell asleep on the watch / Now all I got is a Barbie Doll-crotch / I got an... More >>

  • Sunburned Out

    published August 28, 2014

    Summer ends with a splash this Labor Day weekend at downtown Phoenix’s Hotel Palomar and Lustre Rooftop Garden bar. The CityScape... More >>

  • Yes, Beer

    published August 28, 2014

    The patio becomes a pop-up beer garden at Ingo’s Tasty Food this Labor Day. The newest addition to La Grande Orange’s Arcadia... More >>

  • Fresh Prints

    published August 21, 2014

    For most writers, style means the words used and line toed between one metaphor or simile too many. For the rest of the world, it means... More >>

  • Park Ages

    published August 21, 2014

    It’s a nationwide birthday celebration, and you’re invited. The National Parks Service marks its 98th birthday with a free entrance... More >>

  • Chapel Show

    published August 14, 2014

    Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. For those “stuck” in that glorified, taffeta prom dress of life, there’s hope — or... More >>

  • Three Pointer

    published August 14, 2014

    John Avedisian has led a rich life. A life brimming with the fine art he is known for painting, and a life filled with the three themes of his... More >>

  • Teen Choice

    published August 7, 2014

    Since his debut was released in 2010, author Tom Leveen has been busy. Five novels and one mention on Young Adult Library Services... More >>

  • KJindle Fire

    published July 31, 2014

    It took Hal Sparks awhile to catch fire, but quirky commentary helped him find his true sense of comedic timing.The 44-year-old made a... More >>

  • Hump Day

    published July 31, 2014

    Think air guitar, but with more thrusting, more head banging... more banging in general. The 2014 Air Sex World Championship Tour comes to... More >>

  • Abstract Questions

    published July 31, 2014

    Phoenix artist Daniel Shepherd brings solo work to Willo North Gallery for an upcoming show entitled “an idea of why.” The artist,... More >>

  • Meal Plan

    published July 24, 2014

    Foodist favorite The Clever Koi takes the concept of grandiose family dinners out of the home and into the restaurant with its increasingly... More >>

  • Word Press

    published July 24, 2014

    Ever wondered if you’re a poet, and you didn’t even know it? Not so for the competitors at this year’s Copper State Poetry... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Bottled Up

    published July 3, 2014

    Most tout the importance of hydration through water during the summer months. We prefer wine. Lucky for us, The Capital Grille shares our vino... 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 >>

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