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2014 Stories by Jose Gonzalez

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  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Power Play

    published September 4, 2014

    Injustice and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, temporarily brought out the forces of the Internet collective Anonymous and the masks of Guy... More >>

  • Kirby Enthusiasm

    published August 28, 2014

    Comic book movies have reigned at the box office, but it was artist Jack Kirby’s larger-than-life creations that seemed to jump off the... More >>

  • Fall Tale

    published August 21, 2014

    After a long, hot summer, there’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel. We're not there yet, but we’re happy to suspend our... More >>

  • Critical Massacre

    published August 21, 2014

    Marilyn Burns, the actor who portrayed Sally Hardesty in 1974’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, recently passed away at the age of 65... More >>

  • Stark Reality

    published August 21, 2014

    Octavia Spencer, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2011 for The Help, recently went on record saying that there are still too few good... More >>

  • Ring of Fire

    published August 14, 2014

    Ernesto Moncada wears a lot of hats in his downtown Phoenix adventures: writer, poet, comedian, performance artist. Each one contributes to his... More >>

  • Lovecraft Shack

    published August 14, 2014

    If we have to have a lit-inspired NFL team, we’d dump the Baltimore Ravens for the Providence Cthulhus in a heartbeat. If you’d don... More >>

  • In Short Order

    published August 7, 2014

    It’s pretty hard to overlook Brad Williams’ short stature and, in fact, it's what drives his unique and hilarious point of view.... More >>

  • Dino Mighty

    published July 31, 2014

    It might be a myth that dinosaurs have provided us with oil, but those prehistoric reptiles have certainly fueled imaginations. For those with... More >>

  • Artful Communication

    published July 24, 2014

    We’ve officially hit the part of summer where everyone’s tired of dodging the sun, and we need our senses fully indulged. You can... More >>

  • Blip Service

    published July 24, 2014

    It’s been forever since arcades were staples of the shopping mall experience. One of the most beloved companies in video gaming is coming... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Role Play

    published July 10, 2014

    Geek culture has grown by leaps and bounds and it’s about time the Dungeons & Dragons dorks met the theatre nerds. The opening night for... More >>

  • Missed America Pageant

    published July 3, 2014

    Independence Day fireworks draw the eyes to the spectacular side of this great nation while helping us forget that truth, justice, and the... More >>

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