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2014 Stories by Jose Gonzalez

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  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

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