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2014 Stories by Jose Gonzalez

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  • Face the Muses

    published April 10, 2014

    If you’ve noticed a resurgence of flannel shirts and Doc Martens, you’re not in a time warp to the early 1990s -- it’s the... More >>

  • Raiders of the Lost Arcade

    published April 10, 2014

    In 1980, Phoenix-based video game company Amstar Electronics released an upright cabinet called, what else, Phoenix. This vintage descendent of... More >>

  • Decked Out

    published April 3, 2014

    According to Back to the Future Part II, we have hoverboards to look forward to next year. Until then, skateboarders will have a headstart on... More >>

  • Pigeon Language

    published April 3, 2014

    ‘Tis the season to get back in touch with nature, take a few hikes, and head out for some camping adventures. The dangers, though, of... More >>

  • Park Two

    published March 27, 2014

    Great cities have great centrally located parks where music & cultural celebrations and people seeking to commune with nature get equal play. A... More >>

  • Kick Push

    published March 27, 2014

    The Valley’s gearing up to host the Super Bowl and its accompanying parties next January. Yawn. Holler at us when we finally land the... More >>

  • Novel Family

    published March 20, 2014

    It’s hard to keep a good duo down. The crime-solving team of Navajo Nation police detectives Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee lives on in the... More >>

  • Make Out

    published March 20, 2014

    To make or not to make, there is no question: humans are made to make things. The Southwest Maker Fest crams an abundance of tinkering and... More >>

  • Rainbow Selection

    published March 13, 2014

    When the AZ GOP tried to send the state backward in time with SB 1062, we were already looking forward to the riled up crowds during Phoenix... More >>

  • Horse Play

    published March 13, 2014

    War Horse might prominently feature puppets but it’s definitely not going to be mistaken for a kid’s show show any time soon. The... More >>

  • Blip Stream

    published March 6, 2014

    The first three notes of the Super Mario Bros. theme song might be the most recognizable in the world. Seriously. Vocally ping out those three... More >>

  • Friends in Malalo Places

    published March 6, 2014

    In addition to the strong culture and spirit of Native Hawaiians, Hawaii is also a melting pot of South Pacific cultures. The 20th annual... More >>

  • Clear Voice, Full Heart

    published February 27, 2014

    In La Traviata, Arizona Opera’s latest offering, it’s hard to believe that Alfredo Germont, the young nobleman in Giuseppe... More >>

  • Native Flair

    published February 27, 2014

    When someone says that there’s no culture in Phoenix, they’re idiotically ignoring the popping local scene and the thousands of... More >>

  • Triple Threat

    published February 20, 2014

    As cool as some athletes from the Suns, D-Backs, and Cardinals are, it’d be a rare occasion that we’d see them engage in some... More >>

  • OMG Etc.

    published February 13, 2014

    The restless music-hunter isn’t satisfied with what’s served up on the Top 40. If you found the Grammys more blah-some than... More >>

  • Cinemarathon

    published February 6, 2014

    Weekend-long film challenges have become popular as a way for local filmmakers to maximize their creativity under pressure. Director Travis... More >>

  • Impressionist Movement

    published February 6, 2014

    Jay Pharoah started on Saturday Night Live as the one of the youngest cast members and four seasons in he’s hit his stride. The stand-up... More >>

  • Pitch Perfect

    published January 30, 2014

    The new American Dream for Millennials involves flipping your Tumblr blog into a book deal. But the Indie Author Publishing Conference &... More >>

  • Main Dragon

    published January 23, 2014

    The cool weather is nice, but Valley heatseekers might be getting antsy. If you can’t wait for the summer and you want to provide the... More >>

  • Comic Boom

    published January 23, 2014

    The Walking Dead is essentially the hottest television show on the planet. As the fourth season of AMC’s ongoing horror serial prepares... More >>

  • Encyclopedic Knowledge

    published January 16, 2014

    It’s pretty easy to fall down a Wikipedia K-hole: a quick search for that one actor whose name you can’t remember in that one movie... More >>

  • Payback Playback

    published January 2, 2014

    You might not ever make it to Austin, Texas, for SXSW, but one of the city’s institutions, Alamo Drafthouse, has been re-releasing... More >>

  • Cosplay It Again

    published January 2, 2014

    Halloween seems like a distant memory and Comicon is over six months away. If your costume yen needs to be fulfilled, the fourth annual edition... More >>

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