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2013 Stories by Lauren Saria

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  • Beer Advocate

    published December 26, 2013

    Just because you’re feeling cash-strapped from buying a pile of presents doesn’t mean you have to become a social pariah until... More >>

  • Garden State

    published December 26, 2013

    The kadomatsu, or gate pine, is an arrangement of pine, bamboo, and plum blossom. It’s a traditional decoration for Japanese New Year... More >>

  • Ballet Arizona's Nutcracker Is an Enjoyable Holiday Staple

    published December 19, 2013

    If you're like my family and me, then seeing The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition. The score is as familiar as Christmas carols, and... More >>

  • Ice Cold

    published December 19, 2013

    Unlike other Christmas tales, Snow Queen includes some truly scary characters: a troll, several witches, robbers, and a mirror that makes your... More >>

  • Flight of the Phoenix

    published December 19, 2013

    Thanks to a collaboration between Phoenix Airport Museum and the Friends of Mexican Art (FOMA), there are some 60 pieces of art for you to... More >>

  • Premium Russian

    published December 12, 2013

    Sure, there are at least a half-dozen other versions of The Nutcracker going on throughout the Valley right now. But only one features a corps... More >>

  • The Christmas Stories

    published December 12, 2013

    As much as we try to pretend the holidays are about family and love and giving and stuff, we have to admit food ranks pretty high on our... More >>

  • Sweet Symphony

    published December 5, 2013

    When it comes to holiday traditions, traveling with Clara to the Land of Sweets is one of our favorites. We know The Nutcracker is supposed to... More >>

  • Swede Deal

    published November 28, 2013

    Since 2010, Hanna Gabrielsson has been serving utterly delicious eats at Beaver’s Choice, which recently moved to Mesa from Tempe. The... More >>

  • Sweet Home

    published November 28, 2013

    Whether or not you can hear the bells, you’ll still be able to appreciate the extravagant gingerbread houses showcased at the Sheraton... More >>

  • Clap On

    published November 21, 2013

    All great flamenco is about duende, the spiritual connection between a dancer, the music and the audience. And though it's traditionally... More >>

  • Cheese Stakes

    published November 14, 2013

    For years macaroni and cheese has been billed as a perfect food for tiny tots. But at the Mac and Cheese Throwdown, some of the city's best... More >>

  • Felt Up

    published November 14, 2013

    There have been plenty of satirical spins on Fifty Shades of Grey since the erotic romance novel took the world by storm during the... More >>

  • Support Your Local

    published November 7, 2013

    If you’re buying products not made by local businesses, you’re pretty much handing your money straight to The Man. And you really... More >>

  • 10 Best Offal Dishes in Metro Phoenix

    published October 31, 2013

    Offal often gets a bad rap for being the odds and ends of animals that no one wants to eat. The term, used more frequently in British English,... More >>

  • Ales in Comparison

    published October 31, 2013

    Beer is a big deal. Don’t believe us? Just ask the thousands of folks who flocked to Denver recently for the Great American Beer Fest,... More >>

  • Steamy Stuff

    published October 31, 2013

    It isn’t hard to see the beauty of the world of steampunk, where retro-dreams meet futuristic imagination. Spanning literature, fashion,... More >>

  • The Wind-Up

    published October 24, 2013

    There aren’t many professional sports teams in Arizona with a habit of actually winning championships, but our arena football team, the... More >>

  • Offal Dinner Returns to Petite Maison

    published October 24, 2013

    Whether you think offal is awful or awesome, there's a good chance you'll at least be intrigued by chef James Porter's Fourth Annual Halloween... More >>

  • Creatures of Discomfort

    published October 24, 2013

    Being comfortable can be overrated. At least that’s what the Movement Source Dance Company is counting on with its collaborative... More >>

  • Beard Nation

    published October 17, 2013

    It's not every day the James Beard Foundation comes to town to gather the region's culinary elite for an evening of food, fun and drink. But... More >>

  • Outside the Box

    published October 10, 2013

    What does it mean to live in Arizona today? Of course, the answers vary. But that’s the question up for exploration when international... More >>

  • Bitten Sweet

    published October 10, 2013

    This season Scorpius Dance Theater choreographer Lisa Starry will bring her popular Halloween-themed performance to the stage for the tenth... More >>

  • Chile Effect

    published September 26, 2013

    In this arid desert climate it's not exactly easy to make things grow. But on the upside, that forces us to appreciate the things we can coax... More >>

  • Peaks Hour

    published September 19, 2013

    Since 1996, Tempe-based beer house Four Peaks Brewery has been satisfying suds lovers with its collection of locally made beers. From timeless... More >>

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