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2007 Stories by Wynter Holden

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  • Someday My Prints Will Come

    published October 4, 2007

    Why are Americans so obsessed with individuality? Perhaps because we have a dismal track record with groups. Think Heaven's Gate. The Arizona... More >>

  • Dances With Wolf

    published September 20, 2007

    The Rockabilly Revival conjures images of slicked-back dudes with oil-spill hairdos crankin’ out "Ring of Fahr" on sunburst hollowbodies... More >>

  • Don't Fear the Reefer

    published September 13, 2007

    Excuse us while we daydream. Imagine being defended by power attorney Claudia Schiffer or watching Queen Latifah debate Hillary for a seat in... More >>

  • American Pi

    published September 6, 2007

    Phoenicians are ambivalent about historic preservation. We mourned the Ciné Capri but turned our backs on the Washburn Piano building.... More >>

  • Ex Factor

    published August 23, 2007

    Long before she was “discovered” at age 11, singer/songwriter Shannon Curfman had plans to become rich, but she wasn’t... More >>

  • Startling Lineups

    published August 16, 2007

    Being an opening musical act is kind of lame. Concert headliners get all the hot teenage jailbait and ass loads of applause while supporting... More >>

  • Head Hunter

    published August 2, 2007

    Van Gogh’s gloomy Wheatfield With Crows is thought to be a prediction of his impending suicide. Picasso bathed a series of... More >>

  • The Magnificent Sevens

    published July 26, 2007

    The auspicious 7/7/07 went off without a hitch -- unless you count the thousands of couples who got hitched hoping that the lucky sevens might... More >>

  • No Flash, No Flash Gordon

    published March 8, 2007

    On March 13, 1997, thousands of witnesses saw a mysterious light formation hovering over the Valley. Local residents were terrified. Was this a... More >>

  • Monday Night Fútbol

    published July 12, 2007

    Soccer may be the L.A. Confidential of American sports -- underrated, overlooked, and lacking in attendance -- but in most other civilized... More >>

  • Art Scene

    published May 3, 2007

    "Life in a Cold Place: Arctic Art from the Albrecht Collection" at the Heard Museum: The humble aesthetic of Grandma Moses — the... More >>

  • Art Scene

    published April 19, 2007

    "Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art" at the Phoenix Art Museum: Sometimes, it’s the fame and hype surrounding a piece of art tha... More >>

  • Art Scene

    published April 5, 2007

    "Jelly" at Mesa Contemporary Arts: Tucson-based artist Gwyneth Scally reminisces about beachfront life in this installation of large-scale... More >>

  • Art Scene

    published March 29, 2007

    "Reflections from Within: Charlie Emmert" at West Valley Art Museum: If Emmert’s oil portraits of notable historical figures accuratel... More >>

  • Walking on Water

    published March 29, 2007

    Painter Gwyneth Scally, 33, is accustomed to walking in two worlds. She has degrees in English literature and studio art. She’s a... More >>

  • Stinging Sensation

    published March 29, 2007

    After nine years in the desert, the feel of the cool ocean water lapping at my toes is a faded childhood memory. Growing up on Long Island, I... More >>

  • Art Scene

    published March 8, 2007

    "IN-CRIM’I-NA’TION" at The Icehouse: If you think the Iraq War is our country’s low point, wait until you see The Icehouse’s latest sn... More >>

  • Reviews of current exhibits, shows and installations

    published February 22, 2007

    "Tenacious" at Tempe Public Library's Connections Café: At first glance, artist Barbara Burton's quirky monoprints of bunnies and teacups s... More >>

  • Crafty Folk

    published February 22, 2007

    In serious art circles, "craft" is a dirty word. It means crocheted doilies and wooden birdhouses, the handmade kitsch you would find at church... More >>

  • Reviews of current exhibits, shows and installations

    published February 8, 2007

    "Armor de Amor — Agave Art for the 21st Century" at five15 Gallery: Artist Carrie May Kreyche pairs natural objects with manmade... More >>

  • Art Scene

    published January 25, 2007

    After Dark: 100 Years of the Evening Dress at Phoenix Art Museum: Your old prom dress probably isn't a masterpiece, but formal wear by... More >>

  • Blurring the Lines

    published January 25, 2007

    Drawing is often considered a "practice" art. Granted, Michelangelo's sketch The Risen Christ sold at auction for a record $12.3 million a... More >>

  • Secret Identity Crisis

    published January 25, 2007

    His pseudonym reads like that of a second-rate sci-fi author. The name of his solo exhibition is derived from the language of the apes spoken in... More >>

  • How to Do a Magic Trick

    published January 18, 2007

    Street magician David Blaine amazed television audiences when he appeared to hover four inches off the ground during his 1996 televised special,... More >>

  • How to Make Your Garden Grow in the Desert

    published January 18, 2007

    Phoenix natives usually stick to xeriscaping and cactus gardens when it comes to outdoor gardening, but coastal transplants are determined to grow... More >>

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