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2008 Stories by Julie Peterson

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  • Let There Be Lights

    published November 27, 2008

    Okay, Thanksgiving's come and gone, so even the Grinchiest humbuggers should be ready to feel Christmasy. It helps to wait for evening, when... More >>

  • Living Room With a View

    published November 27, 2008

    We dig events that feel like some nice person's living room: free admission, mingling, new stimuli, maybe some snacks. Our perfect storm: the... More >>

  • Spock and Awe

    published November 20, 2008

    Are you sitting down? Good. Are you sitting at the bridge of the Starship Enterprise? You can at "Star Trek: The... More >>

  • Gray Matters

    published November 13, 2008

    After surviving brain surgery, some Tony-winning composers might just take it easy. But as William Finn's life flashed before his eyes in 1992, he... More >>

  • May You Experience Interesting Art

    published October 30, 2008

    Is the apocryphal saying "May you live in interesting times" really intended as a curse? We haven't experienced any times that weren't... More >>

  • Tales from the Cryptic

    published October 30, 2008

    Still waiting to get your art-walking feet wet? This is your week. Not only is the weather pretty much perfect, but we've found an exhibition... More >>

  • Tales from the Cryptic

    published October 30, 2008

    Still waiting to get your art-walking feet wet? This is your week. Not only is the weather pretty much perfect, but we've found an exhibition... More >>

  • Discomfort Inn

    published October 16, 2008

    AmeriSuites, we're sure you're a fine hotel. Though bestselling humorist and National Public Radio darling David Sedaris name-checked you as a... More >>

  • House Muses

    published October 9, 2008

    AZ ain't Connecticut, so our lifestyle gurus are the anti-Martha. Namely, Patrick Murillo and Kathy Cano-Murillo, the latter of whom, Crafty... More >>

  • Carpet Diem

    published October 2, 2008

    Watching other people work is always fun. Watching them make it work is even better. Vicarious sweat takes on a glam sheen at the fourth... More >>

  • Garden Party

    published September 25, 2008

    Generally, if there's a grow house nearby, The Man wants it shut down. But gRow House, a brand-new gallery and community garden on Roosevelt... More >>

  • The Sound of Musical

    published September 18, 2008

    There's a reason Mel Brooks’ The Producers has been a movie and a musical and a movie musical: “You can't see it all the... More >>

  • Virtual Reality Check

    published September 11, 2008

    Tried watching prime time lately? Olympians. Democrats. Tennis pros. Republicans. It's enough to drive us into the arms of a Great American... More >>

  • Red Menace

    published September 11, 2008

    You might reconsider scrawling “Become a better person” on your bathroom mirror, ’cause huge, amorphous goals leave you vulnerable... More >>

  • Ooze of the World

    published August 28, 2008

    A friend of ours freaks out when he realizes the molecules he's inhaling have been inside our lungs, too. You other wusses better check out... More >>

  • Sharper Images

    published August 21, 2008

    Come on, now -- you don't print photos. Hence the "Wanna see my boyfriend? Come look at my phone" phenomenon. Tilt Gallery compensates for... More >>

  • Sweet 15

    published August 14, 2008

    Changing Hands Bookstore's an old hand at connecting real life and book life, reminding us that reading is part of enjoying the world. In that... More >>

  • Gag Reflex

    published August 14, 2008

    If our nights and days at Night & Day have taught us anything, it's don't ask comics about comedy. A few members of Mommy Hit Daddy... More >>

  • Full Bawdy Massage

    published August 7, 2008

    When the fiercely fun, fishnetted females of Scandalesque shimmy into Wrigley Mansion, they’ll bring "a mix of classic burlesque and... More >>

  • Remembering Dig Dug

    published June 12, 2008

    Video games have saturated our culture for 30-something years, so if you haven't waxed nostalgic about them yet, you're way behind the curve.... More >>

  • Size Matters

    published June 12, 2008

    What’s one of our favorite things about Mesa Contemporary Arts besides the kickass exhibits? The gallery's sheer size, which makes it the... More >>

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