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2010 Stories by Jose Gonzalez

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  • Urban Brawl

    published December 30, 2010

    Going back to work on the Monday after a holiday is always a bit rough. Imagine how brutal it is for the wrestlers of the WWE to get back to... More >>

  • Fighting Chance

    published December 23, 2010

    When dealing with thickheaded folks who spout that the Valley has no history or traditions to speak of, we find inviting them to our favorite... More >>

  • Expiration Date

    published December 23, 2010

    Though Eastside Records’ Christmas Eve Eve Memorial ushers the demise of one of the best old school record shops in the Valley, it’s... More >>

  • Drama King

    published December 16, 2010

    The immigration debate in Arizona has been a seemingly endless inferno this year. For all the real-life drama that the crooked powers that be... More >>

  • Native Flavor

    published December 16, 2010

    Before the Heard Museum’s NU (Native + You) events started taking place on Third Fridays, the last time we had visited the world-renowned... More >>

  • Flesh & Easy

    published December 9, 2010

    We have a sneaking suspicion that Charlene Yi is trying to take over the world . . . slowly and adorably. In addition to acting turns in fare... More >>

  • Dance Dance Evolution

    published December 9, 2010

    Leave it to Kanye West to make amazing professional dancers mere scenery for his artistic efforts. CONDER/dance does right by the dance world... More >>

  • Grapple Season

    published December 2, 2010

    Now that the holiday shopping season is in full screen, we’re definitely seeing the push for Valley consumers to go local. Instead of... More >>

  • Snow Biz

    published December 2, 2010

    Winters in the Valley are typically mild affairs. Not having to shovel mounds of snow is a prime motivation for withstanding our blistering... More >>

  • Auto Tuned

    published November 25, 2010

    Context is everything. If you turn around and see yourself surrounded by nearly every make and model of cars while stuck in traffic on... More >>

  • Wax Museum

    published November 25, 2010

    Phoenix has to be the number one city for inadvertently melted calamities via cars in the summertime, including crayons, chocolate, and... More >>

  • Crave Review

    published November 18, 2010

    The second of Buddha’s Four Noble Truths basically states that suffering is caused by our desire and is ultimately a disharmonious... More >>

  • Wax Museum

    published November 18, 2010

    Phoenix has to be the number one city for inadvertently melted calamities via cars in the summertime, including crayons, chocolate, and... More >>

  • Lemmon vs. Machine

    published November 18, 2010

    Technological nightmares conjured up by sci-fi and tin-foil-hat-wearers haven’t quite lived up to their billings. Despite fussy printers,... More >>

  • Training Wheels

    published November 11, 2010

    We’re as giddy as Chirstmas Eve kids in anticipation of the Cave Creek Bicycle Festival going down this weekend. Grown and expanded in its... More >>

  • Strolling Thunder

    published November 11, 2010

    The Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts is so pedestrian. That’s not a diss; that’s just a fact that we love. Downtown... More >>

  • Lemmon vs. Machine

    published November 4, 2010

    Technological nightmares conjured up by sci-fi and tin-foil-hat-wearers haven’t quite lived up to their billings. Despite fussy printers,... More >>

  • Fortress of Mall-itude

    published November 4, 2010

    The controversial CityScape, located at Central Avenue and Washington Street, is the City of Phoenix’s latest attempt at solidifying the... More >>

  • Fourth Annual Dia de Los Muertos Celebration @ Mesa Arts Center

    published October 28, 2010

    When it comes to calacas and calveras – the Mexican skeletons and skulls of Dia de los Muertos – you can forget about... More >>

  • Dia de Los Muertos Celebration @ Desert Botanical Garden

    published October 28, 2010

    When it comes to calacas and calveras – the Mexican skeletons and skulls of Dia de los Muertos – you can forget about... More >>

  • Footwork

    published October 28, 2010

    As evidenced by Native American hoop dancing, the hulas of Hawaii, and ballet, humans have pushed dance beyond merely shaking a tail feather... More >>

  • Fair Enough

    published October 21, 2010

    There are two kinds of fairgoers. The first are satiated after one good dose of midway strolling, carnival-food eating, and tattoo spotting.... More >>

  • Cast Party

    published October 21, 2010

    Most sequels we’re familiar with are rehashings of the first-round dreck we didn’t like anyway. In the art world, though, exhibition... More >>

  • Take Five

    published October 14, 2010

    We can’t blame those folks who claim to hate musicals, considering the abundance of pop-culture pap that’s mashed up and wrung out to... More >>

  • Center of Attention

    published October 14, 2010

    The true sign of artistic success isn’t merely measured in dollar signs. It's also evident when artists can also confidently hail their... More >>

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