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  • 9 years ago | Visual Arts

    It was Christmas in March last Friday at Retail Laboratory, the hipster boutique on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix's art district. Shoppers were in and out of the "micro department store" all day, browsing the Penguin shirts and Jonathan Adler ...

  • 9 years ago | Longform

    One Sunday evening in February, Deedra Abboud serves dinner at her north Phoenix home. The first course is lentil soup and lamb, followed by a dish of pickles, carrots and olives. Falafel, hummus, crab samboosa, cucumber sauce. And then, pot roast...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    Once upon a time (okay, about a month ago), there was a woman named Samantha Riggs who so loved Hindi films (otherwise known as Bollywood, India's global cinematic export) that she staged a tribute, Bollywood Love Rules. Onstage, a chorus of women...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    Loyal patrons of Neckbeard's Soda Bar, the pirate-themed non-alcoholic music venue in Tempe that catered to teenage screamo and hardcore fans, have expressed a collective "Blimey!" since their beloved hole-in-the-wall was deep-sixed on January 10....

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    Growing up on the Navajo reservation in northeastern Arizona, little boys play basketball, torture their younger sisters, and try to emulate their fathers. Everson played with dolls and wore his mother's makeup. Not much has changed for Everson si...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    Nothing about Theresa's Noxzema-fresh face, curvy body, and just-washed auburn hair reveals the hell she put herself through for more than 20 years. "I know I don't look like it now," Theresa says, sipping an iced chai tea at Willow House, a downt...