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2014 Stories by Jose Gonzalez

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  • Comic Book Sidekick

    published December 11, 2014

    There’s nothing sadder than a Star Wars stormtrooper melting inside his armor. Phoenix Comicon unveils its newest event, Fan Fest, this... More >>

  • Deadpan Alley

    published December 4, 2014

    Of the standup comics who started in the early 1960s, struck stardom in the late ‘60s and ‘70s, and had a hit sitcom in the... More >>

  • Character Counts

    published December 4, 2014

    Bashing SNL is beyond trite. The late-night staple should be lauded for the continuous stream of comedians it brings into the limelight. Case... More >>

  • Blurred Lines

    published December 4, 2014

    If you’ve ever had the haunting feeling that a parallel universe was just outside of your reach, you might identify with Danny, the young... More >>

  • Superstore

    published November 27, 2014

    In a world where even Superman can kick the bucket, longevity is to be celebrated.All About Books & Comics, which has garnered... More >>

  • Dual Output

    published November 20, 2014

    If you’re over chancing the First Friday chaos hoping to take in the best new work of young local artists, you should know that Third... More >>

  • Instrumental Asylum

    published November 20, 2014

    Fat Albert and the Junkyard Gang’s improvised instrument jams were always the bomb, and their spirit of ingenuity will be taken to new... More >>

  • Fit to Print

    published November 20, 2014

    While we’ve sworn off purchasing new technology until it can synthesize sandwiches, we’re heartened to know that artists are... More >>

  • Killer Clown

    published November 13, 2014

    We can’t be the only people bored by the Real Housewives shows, right? After nearly a decade, the duplicitous deeds and... More >>

  • House of Mouse

    published November 6, 2014

    Never underestimate the magic of James Franco. The multihyphenate actor’s star power is partially behind the Tony-nominated revival of... More >>

  • Animated Series

    published November 6, 2014

    Grim visions of the future often cast technology that gets out of humankind’s hands as our ultimate conqueror. We will gladly welcome our... More >>

  • Culture Splash

    published October 30, 2014

    For 25 years, the Herberger Theater Center has been an oasis for the performing arts in Phoenix. It’s only right that the Herberger... More >>

  • Holmes Invasion

    published October 23, 2014

    Pete Holmes seems like he’s got more momentum than ever -- despite having his late night talk show canceled this past summer. The smiley... More >>

  • Oh My Gourd

    published October 23, 2014

    John Oliver assailed the season’s obsession with pumpkin spice, but that hasn’t dampened our love for that big damn orange orb.... More >>

  • Poetic Inferno

    published October 9, 2014

    Just as things are starting to cool down, Phoenix becomes the hot spot for word-based battling. The 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam sets the... More >>

  • Durang Gang

    published October 9, 2014

    The gloomy works of 19th century Russian playwright Anton Chekov aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. So we’re glad that Christopher... More >>

  • Early Risers

    published October 2, 2014

    Last season, the Phoenix Suns managed to have a better year than anyone could have predicted, barely missing out on the playoffs. Their... More >>

  • Short Cuts

    published September 25, 2014

    The local filmmaking scene has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade, and Running Wild Films seems to be leading the current charge... More >>

  • Chief Operatives

    published September 25, 2014

    There’s a good chance your workplace’s bland lunchroom feels more like a prison than a pleasant place to dine. If you’d... More >>

  • Posehn in the Membrane

    published September 18, 2014

    We’re not sure where comedian Brian Posehn finds the time to hit the road but we’re pretty grateful to get a live taste of the jack... More >>

  • Tales Sung & Spun

    published September 18, 2014

    There might be a few current pop stars that can forge a catchy tunes but it’s unlikely they’d be able to wrap it in a memorable... More >>

  • Brothers Keeper

    published September 18, 2014

    Blood might be thicker than water but playwright Tarrell Alvin McCraney explores the fluidity of family ties in his Brothers/Sisters Trilogy.... More >>

  • Surreal Reel

    published September 11, 2014

    It took nearly 20 years to get Frank Herbert’s epic sci-fi novel Dune to the big screen but along the way, Chilean director Alejandro... More >>

  • Surprise Surprise

    published September 11, 2014

    Fans of fright are constantly searching for experiences that will elicit goosebumps, jolts, and screams. Chambers of Fear kicks off the scream... More >>

  • Sweet Valley Guy

    published September 4, 2014

    On a raucous visit to a Midwestern TV morning show this past July, actor and comedian T.J. Miller asserted between bits, “I’m at... More >>

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