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2012 Stories by Lauren Saria

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  • Fiesta Flare

    published December 27, 2012

    For the 42nd year, Arizona’s local celebrities will take to the streets of the city with floats, balloons, and equestrian units to... More >>

  • State Farm

    published December 27, 2012

    With urban sprawl and the growth of our beloved concrete and cactus jungle, it’s easy to forget that this was once a great frontier of... More >>

  • Crafts-Style

    published December 20, 2012

    When it comes to holiday gift giving, it really is the thought that counts, and no gift indicates well-spent time and energy like a hand-made... More >>

  • Carol of the Bars

    published December 20, 2012

    We may not have frosted windowpanes or sleigh rides, but, on upside of Phoenix’s joyous 70-degree winters, we do have great weather for... More >>

  • Girl's Next Door

    published December 13, 2012

    We pass through doors both literal and figurative every day, but fail to stop and appreciate their beauty more often than not. Photographer... More >>

  • Russian Leaders

    published December 13, 2012

    From the angelic rhythm of the snow scene to the unforgettable and unmistakable melody of the Russian Dance, the score of Tchaikovsky’s... More >>

  • Small Talk

    published December 6, 2012

    English writer and poet Martin Farquhar Tupper once wrote, “Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.” At times the... More >>

  • Fusion Hybrid

    published November 29, 2012

    Known for daring acrobatic feats, strength, and balance, Cirque Du Soleil constantly leaves us in awe as they push the boundaries of human... More >>

  • Hot Shots

    published November 29, 2012

    Tempe has welcomed traveling Portuguese artist Miguel Palma to the ASU Art Museum, 699 South Mill Avenue, to show his work exploring the... More >>

  • Arizona's Fry Bread Brings Native American Cooking Into the Future

    published November 22, 2012

    On a dry, hot morning in August, in a dirt lot you won't be able to find on a typical map, Gayle Noline stands under a small tent and works the... More >>

  • Veggie Tales

    published November 22, 2012

    Traditionally, Thanksgiving is a time to bond over football, pumpkin pie, and a giant, golden turkey. But, for the more compassionate among us,... More >>

  • Key Ingredient

    published November 15, 2012

    Food Network fans know Robert Irvine as the British-accented, tough-love host of Restaurant: Impossible. One horribly mismanaged eatery... More >>

  • Sweet Motion

    published November 15, 2012

    On Friday, November 16, Valley dance aficionados will have an opportunity to see some of New York’s finest and freshest performance art... More >>

  • Wing It

    published November 8, 2012

    As they say, birds of a feather flock together. Once a year the Valley’s biggest fans of fowl and feather join up to check out some of... More >>

  • Spice World

    published November 8, 2012

    Spicy and sweet are like the yin and yang of the palette, offering both decadence and flair. On Monday, November 12, the Desert Botanical... More >>

  • Every Little Helping

    published November 1, 2012

    There are two words that almost always will get us out of bed on a Sunday afternoon: "unlimited" and "tastings." With that said, we’re... More >>

  • Mean Spirit

    published November 1, 2012

    There’s something magical about the mix of lavish costumes, scenery, and live music that can only be found at the ballet. But if... More >>

  • Stepping Up

    published October 25, 2012

    We may not be able to cut a rug at the professional level, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate the newest performances from... More >>

  • Bake from the Dead

    published October 18, 2012

    There’s a cupcake connoisseur coming to town, but don’t come looking for frosting-topped sweets from this most unusual of... More >>

  • Shell Shock

    published October 18, 2012

    The beauty of the taco is pretty easy to see. It’s ethnic, easily transformable, and, really, we don’t have a choice but to like... More >>

  • Greekin' Out

    published October 11, 2012

    Usually we associate Greek life with jungle juice and neon tank tops. But this weekend things will get a little more authentic (and a lot less... More >>

  • Harvest Boon

    published September 27, 2012

    The beginning of fall usually means the end of a lively growing season. Here in the Valley, the cooler months mean this city will be coming... More >>

  • Closing Time

    published September 13, 2012

    Since opening earlier this summer, Roosevelt Row art space Gallery Parallax has hosted an impressive calendar of shows brought together by... More >>

  • Moving Violations

    published September 6, 2012

    Not all college students can dance. A trip to Mill on any weekend night will reveal quickly how painful it can be to watch a roomful of co-eds... More >>

  • Olive It Up

    published August 30, 2012

    Despite what its name implies, Labor Day should be about everything but actual labor. We find it hard to relax in the confines of this albeit... More >>

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