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2014 Stories by Katie Johnson

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  • Marshall Way

    published November 6, 2014

    Back in May, Scottsdale Public Arts and Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art enlisted the help of skateboarding and graffiti artist James... More >>

  • The Hot Chicks

    published November 6, 2014

    When it comes to urban farming, there are plenty of people who give a cluck. So many, in fact, that the Valley Permaculture Alliance has... More >>

  • The Moonwalking Dead

    published October 30, 2014

    Tongue Tied Phoenix is putting on a special Día de Los Muertos dance party. The event, dubbed Dance of the Dead, will feature two dance... More >>

  • Flower Power

    published October 30, 2014

    Thanks to Martha Stewart, Pinterest, and every lifestyle blog from here to Preserve, modern holidays are much more than thyme-stuffed turkeys... More >>

  • Panda Express

    published October 30, 2014

    When award-winning playwright David Mamet decides to ditch the serious stage work for a cosmic comedy, you can bet that mayhem ensues. Revenge... More >>

  • A Walk to Remember

    published October 23, 2014

    The 40th anniversary may mean ruby for the married folk, but for old town Scottsdale it means canvas, ceramics, photographs, and, well, you get... More >>

  • Carpe Dia

    published October 23, 2014

    Dia de los Muertos is making its way back to the East Valley a little early this year. A two-day celebration at Mesa Arts Center will feature... More >>

  • Rabbit, Run

    published October 23, 2014

    When a child loses her favorite toy, it means tears and tantrums. But when a toy loses his owner, it’s a whole other story. Based on the... More >>

  • Wandalust

    published October 16, 2014

    Love or hate her, Wanda Sykes doesn’t give a -- well, you know. Her philosophy of "I'ma Be Me" has been brought on by a life of adversity... More >>

  • Common Core

    published October 16, 2014

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s also the time when we tend to put on the most pounds. Lucky for those who like to be... More >>

  • Fair Game

    published October 16, 2014

    The smell of funnel cakes is in the air and circular lights are spinning in the sky. That can only mean one of two things: Aliens are here and... More >>

  • Lower Class

    published October 9, 2014

    There’s good, there’s bad, and then there’s just plain ugly. In Class 6 Theatre’s Worst Play Ever Contest, pitiful... More >>

  • Hey Judith

    published October 9, 2014

    The east coast meets Arizona and ecology meets art as acclaimed painter Judith Kruger exhibits her work in downtown Phoenix’s warehouse... More >>

  • Come at Me, Libro

    published October 2, 2014

    This fall Phoenix Public Library is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with ¡Celebramos!, a Valley-wide series of cultural events that... More >>

  • Burns, Baby, Burns

    published October 2, 2014

    Between Simpsons Legos, Simpsons video games, Simpsons theme parks, and the soon-to-be launched Simpsons World, it’s safe to say the... More >>

  • Little Brittain

    published September 25, 2014

    Laughter may be the best medicine, but it takes a professional to know how to administer it properly. Fortunately for those looking to step up... More >>

  • Crop Tops

    published September 25, 2014

    Time to throw on some flannel, pick up your pumpkin spice latte and head to the east valley for the annual Fall Festival and Corn Maze. This... More >>

  • Junk Fiend

    published September 18, 2014

    Forget the estate sales and the eBay auctions. For those who want to get their hands of some one-of-a-kind finds, there’s no better buy... More >>

  • The Atomic Page

    published September 11, 2014

    From the black market to Boston Market, Eric Schlosser has single handedly disclosed the ugly truth behind both under-the-radar dealings and... More >>

  • The Birds and The Bees

    published September 11, 2014

    Those who can win spelling bees do. Those who can’t live through their over-achieving children, making them memorize multisyllabic words... More >>

  • Old Haunts

    published September 4, 2014

    Reach for your car keys, cowboy, because hip historian Marshall Shore is putting on a slide-slinging show you won’t want to miss. As part... More >>

  • Two's Company

    published September 4, 2014

    Some people are just better in pairs: Thelma and Louise, Butch and Sundance, and Phoenix artists Larry Kornegay and Bill Timmerman. The two... More >>

  • The New Class

    published September 4, 2014

    Attention all kinky school girls and boys. City of Madness is bringing back one of its favorite nights of naughtiness with Reform School:... More >>

  • Board Certified

    published August 28, 2014

    Forget being king of the mountain. The new landscape hierarchy lends itself to king of the curb, the skateboarding elite who can ride the rails... More >>

  • Return of the Jokers

    published August 28, 2014

    Are you not entertained? Then perhaps you should check out the Cerberus Cup, where long form comedy takes on a competitive edge. In this event,... More >>

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