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2014 Stories by Janessa Hilliard

Archives: 2014 | 2013
  • Not-So-Silent Night

    published December 11, 2014

    The holiday season is about two things: family drama (and embarrassment), and eating. From traditional and passed-down recipes to eggnog and... More >>

  • Storm Surge

    published September 25, 2014

    Brace yourselves ladies and get ready for a night of the dirty south — and we’re not talking Louisiana and Mississippi.... More >>

  • Tour Attraction

    published September 25, 2014

    Ever walked through a gallery and wished the artist was around to offer insight? Gilbert’s Art Intersection solves that problem with its... More >>

  • Picker Art

    published September 25, 2014

    Some might call him a scavenger, others a “picker.” The Valley prefers to think of Joe Willie Smith is an artist -- albeit an... More >>

  • Going South

    published September 18, 2014

    “I’ll stay in Memphis,” Elvis Presley famously declared. The Southern city, a hotbed for blues, gospel, and soul, has been... More >>

  • Design Within Reach

    published September 18, 2014

    Central Gallery, an art space located inside downtown Phoenix’s Burton Barr Central Library, continues to host an exhibition of... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • The Ironic Lady

    published September 11, 2014

    One of rock music’s most noted albums comes to life onstage this week.“Jagged Little Pill” chronicles the journey of a... 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 >>

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