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2011 Stories by Jose Gonzalez

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  • Official Business

    published December 22, 2011

    One downside of not working in a sea of cubicles is missing the oft-ridiculous, obligatory holiday gatherings. What’s more entertaining... More >>

  • Calculating Pie

    published December 15, 2011

    What’s a social gathering without good food? The folks at Practical Art, the uptown Mecca of local art and usable wares, know the... More >>

  • Dirt Devils

    published December 8, 2011

    There’s nothing like being stuck in traffic and having a Dukes of Hazzard-inspired daydream of pulling off the asphalt and... More >>

  • Yule Laugh

    published December 1, 2011

    There are plenty of movies filled with holiday cheer, but there’s only one that features Chevy Chase taking the reindeer by the horns to... More >>

  • All of the Lights

    published November 24, 2011

    There’s plenty of football going on, but one kickoff we’re looking forward to is the start of Glendale Glitters. The annual event... More >>

  • Master Thespian

    published November 17, 2011

    A little piece of advice can go a long way. After an unsuccessful post-college year looking for acting gigs, an acting teacher suggested that... More >>

  • Lady Parts

    published November 10, 2011

    A second look can make all the difference. The Arizona Women’s Theatre Company has cultivated crops of female playwrights with its annual... More >>

  • Science Friday

    published November 3, 2011

    You know what never let us down as a kid? Science! Whether it was Bill Nye rocking an experiment on TV, or taking it upon ourselves to shove... More >>

  • Barry Conservative

    published October 27, 2011

    Every time a politician calls himself maverick, the ghost of Barry Goldwater likely scoffs. No one could buck the party line like the one-time... More >>

  • Strip Club

    published October 20, 2011

    Today’s teens have it easy. Anything they want to know about the hazards of growing up is available literally at their fingertips. Before... More >>

  • Railroaded

    published October 13, 2011

    Travelers frustrated by strict TSA guidelines and expensive luggage fees might admire Winnie Ruth Judd's deranged moxie. In 1931, she managed... More >>

  • Undead Men Walking

    published October 6, 2011

    According to Tumblr blog Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, it’s smart to close your mouth when bludgeoning the undead. It’s not... More >>

  • 24-Hour Arty People

    published September 29, 2011

    Jack Bauer, the ass-kicking scourge of fictional bad guys everywhere, had a penchant for packing a ton of action in a single 24-hour period. And... More >>

  • The Gang’s All Here

    published September 22, 2011

    Before Tupac and Biggie’s East Coast-West Coast throwdowns spilled onto the streets of New York, another turf war in Gotham, four decades... More >>

  • Helluva Show

    published September 15, 2011

    If there’s indeed a fiery afterlife awaiting us once we shuffle off this mortal coil, our one hope is that it’s as entertaining as the... More >>

  • The Mouth That Roared

    published September 8, 2011

    Laidback comedian Eddie Griffin seems like the kind of affable, easygoing dude that you might invite over to watch the game and share a six-pack.... More >>

  • Top That

    published September 1, 2011

    Standard summertime shindigs in the Valley usually call for plenty of booze, danceable tunes, and hot hipsters slinking about. The cats at... More >>

  • Elemental Force

    published July 7, 2011

    Video may have killed the radio star, but MP3 playlists still can’t seem to get past the classic hip-hop mix tape. One of the stalwart... More >>

  • Joker’s Wild

    published June 30, 2011

    Rap superstar Ice Cube once held down one of the angriest mugs in all of hip-hop. While it was fairly rare to see the west coast legend without... More >>

  • Mad Man

    published June 23, 2011

    Say what you will about Pauly Shore and his marginal skills, but the man definitely has an eye for talent. In 1995, the Encino Man actor... More >>

  • X-Factor

    published June 23, 2011

    While more than 45 years have elapsed since Malcolm X was gunned down in cold blood in 1965, the famed civil rights leader is still a major topic... More >>

  • Hot Shot

    published June 16, 2011

    Few Arizona legends are as celebrated as the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. The historic shootout between Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, and three... More >>

  • Motor Mouth

    published June 9, 2011

    If those rumors we keep hearing about Hollywood’s intent to remake the raunchy ‘80s comedy Police Academy ever prove true,... More >>

  • You Cube

    published June 2, 2011

    Long before computers and video games occupied our collectively short attention span, the world’s unfettered fascination shone upon the... More >>

  • Devil's Due

    published May 26, 2011

    It’s said that there’s no place like home, which is especially apt when it comes to the Arizona State University Sun Devils baseball... More >>

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