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2014 Stories by Jose Gonzalez

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  • 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 >>

  • Casting Call

    published June 5, 2014

    You may have believed that your time to party with major stars like Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor has passed -- but you’d be wrong. The... More >>

  • Arriba y Arriba

    published May 29, 2014

    The Balboa Poet House in Tempe, run by Deborah Berman and Joe Montaño III, has been hosting salon-style poetry readings in an intimate,... More >>

  • Texas Roadshow

    published May 29, 2014

    If you find yourself zombie-ing out in front of the various screens in front of you, you might need less traditional entertainment to shake up... More >>

  • Brain Buzz

    published May 29, 2014

    You’ve seen The Social Network and you think scoring a billion dollars with a new app or website would be way cool. But, oh man -- this... More >>

  • Get Shorty

    published May 22, 2014

    One inevitable fact of summer: the warmer it gets, the shorter the shorts. Instead of being a creep and gawking at exposed gams, focus your... More >>

  • Femme & Them

    published May 22, 2014

    Cash Inn Country has long been known as a place where the cowgirls play, especially during line-dancing nights. On Sunday, May 25, the... More >>

  • Sure Shot Sherlock

    published May 22, 2014

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes is the most famous sleuth the world has known, and the 1902 novel The Hound of the Baskervilles... More >>

  • Cheers for Beers

    published May 8, 2014

    Until Beyoncé comes out with a premium cerveza of her own, we have AZ Girls’ Pint Out getting the word out to the ladies about the... More >>

  • Origin Stories

    published May 8, 2014

    Thanks to Mother’s Day, we get an annual reminder of where we came from but where did we all come from? The Encyclopedia Show AZ tackles... More >>

  • Expo Factor

    published May 1, 2014

    One of the pinnacle moments with comic book superheroes is when we get a peek at the secret identities behind the masks. The Third Annual... More >>

  • Furry Flurry

    published May 1, 2014

    We’ve known for a while that the Internet is for porn, but when Avenue Q initially hit Broadway in 2003, it was good to have its catchy... More >>

  • Hollywood Swinging

    published April 24, 2014

    There’s something about the sheen of Old Hollywood that shines after all these years. The glamor of the golden age of the silver screen... More >>

  • Dragon Wagon

    published April 24, 2014

    Maps marked with “Heyre Be Dragons” alerted astute travelers of the Old World to the uncharted parts of the sea where, surely,... More >>

  • Shake That Asteroid

    published April 17, 2014

    Soothsayers have been predicting the end of the world since the dawn of time and we’re still here. It’s an entirely different... More >>

  • 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 >>

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