Kim Porter

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  • 10 months ago | Best of Phoenix

    Once upon a time, there was a city. It was not the largest city, or the smallest. It was not the richest or the poorest. But this city had a reputation, nonetheless. It was known throughout the land as dry and inhospitable -- heated to unimaginabl...

  • 2 years ago | Eating Christmas

    Once again this year, Chow Bella writers are gnawing on the holidays -- in the form of stories of Christmas and food. Hope you have some Alka-Seltzer handy. Enjoy. My friend Shawn struggles to make sense of the ham that sits in a tin-foil tray on ...

  • 2 years ago | Theater

    I'm standing out front of the Torch Theatre -- an improv space in downtown Phoenix -- on a recent Saturday night, asking the performers how improv has impacted their lives. I feel like I'm getting two shows for the price of one. The first was the ...

  • 2 years ago | Theater

    I'm standing out front of the Torch Theatre — an improv space in downtown Phoenix — on a recent Saturday night, asking the performers how improv has impacted their lives. I feel like I'm getting two shows for the price of one. The firs...

  • 2 years ago | Candy Hearts

    Chow Bella has a valentine for you. For the rest of February, we're handing out Candy Hearts -- stories of food and love from some of our favorite writers. Enjoy. My sister approaches me with her baby on her hip, "Me and the kids have to go," she ...

  • 2 years ago | Cafe Reviews

    Dish of Death | Laurie Notaro I place the bowl of spaghetti on the table directly in front of my husband. Then I stand there for a moment and give him a dirty look, just like I do every time I make spaghetti. "So," I say in a completely serious...

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