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2014 Stories by Jose Gonzalez

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  • Jam On It

    published July 17, 2014

    Earlier this year, the iPhone-based game Flappy Bird hit critical mass and frustrated millions with its easy to learn but hard to master... More >>

  • Lap Dog

    published July 10, 2014

    The searing heat of the summer makes it easy to take refuge underwater in the backyard pools of the Valley. No Festival Required’s... More >>

  • Spain Relief

    published July 10, 2014

    Carmen Lynch has traveled the world, first as the daughter of a naval officer, and now as a comedian, entertaining troops abroad. The Last... More >>

  • Retromancy

    published June 26, 2014

    The flood of tweets, Instagrams, and twonks when people go out make us long for the age when nightlife was on the QT and cool clubs required... More >>

  • Noh-Go

    published June 26, 2014

    The rising temps are enough to make you hallucinate, so you might as well be swept off to a far away land. On Saturday, June 28, Phoenix Art... More >>

  • Feeling Dodgy

    published June 26, 2014

    After a long day in the rat race, it’s easy to get nostalgic for the simple days of childhood fun and games. Instead of just daydreaming... More >>

  • Parasite Seeing

    published June 19, 2014

    To paraphrase that swingin’ dude, Friedrich Nietzche, stare long into the abyss and the abyss stares into you. An American expedition... More >>

  • Monster Mash

    published June 12, 2014

    If meeting Kane Hodder, the man behind the hockey mask as Jason Vorhees of the Friday the 13th film series, is on your bucket list,... More >>

  • Kickstart

    published June 12, 2014

    The United States Men’s National Team entry into the World Cup was heightened by their draw into what’s been called the... More >>

  • Memory Bank

    published June 12, 2014

    Even our most interesting days tend to fade away in memory. Acclaimed author Stella Pope Duarte is well versed in shaping memories of days... More >>

  • Pod People

    published June 5, 2014

    Kevin Smith is a talker. The rebel filmmaker’s built up a podcast empire, and two of his premier shows pop up in downtown Phoenix in... More >>

  • Fame Game

    published June 5, 2014

    It’s hard to imagine the end of the 20th century without globetrotting Brit Robin Leach to give us a window into the decadent tastes of... More >>

  • Casting Call

    published June 5, 2014

    You may have believed that your time to party with major stars like Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor has passed -- but you’d be wrong. The... More >>

  • Arriba y Arriba

    published May 29, 2014

    The Balboa Poet House in Tempe, run by Deborah Berman and Joe Montaño III, has been hosting salon-style poetry readings in an intimate,... More >>

  • Texas Roadshow

    published May 29, 2014

    If you find yourself zombie-ing out in front of the various screens in front of you, you might need less traditional entertainment to shake up... More >>

  • Brain Buzz

    published May 29, 2014

    You’ve seen The Social Network and you think scoring a billion dollars with a new app or website would be way cool. But, oh man -- this... More >>

  • Get Shorty

    published May 22, 2014

    One inevitable fact of summer: the warmer it gets, the shorter the shorts. Instead of being a creep and gawking at exposed gams, focus your... More >>

  • Femme & Them

    published May 22, 2014

    Cash Inn Country has long been known as a place where the cowgirls play, especially during line-dancing nights. On Sunday, May 25, the... More >>

  • Sure Shot Sherlock

    published May 22, 2014

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes is the most famous sleuth the world has known, and the 1902 novel The Hound of the Baskervilles... More >>

  • Cheers for Beers

    published May 8, 2014

    Until Beyoncé comes out with a premium cerveza of her own, we have AZ Girls’ Pint Out getting the word out to the ladies about the... More >>

  • Origin Stories

    published May 8, 2014

    Thanks to Mother’s Day, we get an annual reminder of where we came from but where did we all come from? The Encyclopedia Show AZ tackles... More >>

  • Expo Factor

    published May 1, 2014

    One of the pinnacle moments with comic book superheroes is when we get a peek at the secret identities behind the masks. The Third Annual... More >>

  • Furry Flurry

    published May 1, 2014

    We’ve known for a while that the Internet is for porn, but when Avenue Q initially hit Broadway in 2003, it was good to have its catchy... More >>

  • Hollywood Swinging

    published April 24, 2014

    There’s something about the sheen of Old Hollywood that shines after all these years. The glamor of the golden age of the silver screen... More >>

  • Dragon Wagon

    published April 24, 2014

    Maps marked with “Heyre Be Dragons” alerted astute travelers of the Old World to the uncharted parts of the sea where, surely,... More >>

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