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  • Reality Bites

    published June 28, 2012

    When a former participant recently revealed that HGTV’s hit series House Hunters is a set-up, some viewers went ballistic. Reality check,... More >>

  • Stages of Brief

    published July 12, 2012

    Never underestimate the power of a playwright’s imagination. Absurdist author Arthur Adamov was inspired by dreams, while a grungy... More >>

  • Carrying a Torch

    published July 5, 2012

    Thanks to divas like Adele and Fiona Apple, the art of the torch song isn’t completely dead. But you’re unlikely to find a sultry... More >>

  • Male Pattern Boldness

    published July 12, 2012

    Comedian Adam Carolla doesn’t give a rat’s ass who he offends. The former Loveline co-host and Guinness record-holding podcaster... More >>

  • Spacial Relations

    published July 5, 2012

    Viewers of MTV’s recently axed hipster sitcom I Want My Pants Back mailed hundreds of pairs of jeans to the network office in protest.... More >>

  • The 17-Year Itch

    published June 14, 2012

    Tennessee’s new abstinence-only education laws may skyrocket their already disturbing teen pregnancy rate, but there's an upside. That... More >>

  • Drawn to Scales

    published June 28, 2012

    Zombies aren’t the only scary creatures grabbing headlines in 2012. The astrological Year of the Dragon has thrust the scaly,... More >>

  • Quickie Time

    published June 21, 2012

    Wouldn’t it be great if everyone followed Twitter’s example? CBS’ long-winded news program would be whittled down to 10... More >>

  • Relationship of Fools

    published June 21, 2012

    Actor Christian Bale recently admitted that a teenaged Drew Barrymore dumped his ass after one bad date. Bale later married, became a father,... More >>

  • Kid Rock

    published May 31, 2012

    KID ROCK Which long-running TV show featured a cynical clown who despised children? If you answered The Simpsons, you’re either jailbait... More >>

  • Hundred Year Score

    published June 14, 2012

    When it comes to Phoenix’s relatively short history, the saying “there’s nothing new under the sun” comes to mind.... More >>

  • Wedded Blitz

    published June 7, 2012

    Fairy tales teach little girls that handsome guys are desirable and romantic relationships always end in happily ever after. Barf. OJ Simpson... More >>

  • Droid Rage

    published May 17, 2012

    With all of the crazy talk about Mayan calendars of doom and the Zombie Apocalypse, people are forgetting about the real dangers of life:... More >>

  • Satire Trek

    published May 31, 2012

    Roots, the epic miniseries about an African man abducted and sold into slavery, made quite an impact on 1970s America. These days, the... More >>

  • Mixed Nuts

    published June 7, 2012

    Vaudeville was chic from the Victorian era through the Roaring Twenties. But around the time Prohibition ended, variety shows went the way of... More >>

  • The Game of Strife

    published May 24, 2012

    Research has linked video games to childhood violence, but let’s face facts: Long before kids were annihilating zombies with assault... More >>

  • Aerial Assault

    published May 24, 2012

    Running away with the circus seems like a dream come true, until you realize you’ll have to sleep on train cars and shovel elephant crap... More >>

  • The God Squad

    published March 22, 2012

    Thanks to some bad apples in the Catholic priesthood, altar boys have been in the spotlight for having more than just scripture crammed down... More >>

  • Leapin' Wizards

    published May 17, 2012

    It really is a mad, mad world. Kids pop hyperactivity pills like candy, while adults Facebook-post creepy serial killer drawings penciled while... More >>

  • Mom Genes

    published May 10, 2012

    Carol Brady and Harriet Nelson really screwed the pooch for future moms by having perfectly coiffed hair, wearing fashionable dresses, and... More >>

  • Gangster Rep

    published April 26, 2012

    Being that Phoenix natives are as elusive as the Sasquatch (or millionaires who pay adequate taxes), many Valley residents have never even... More >>

  • Steamy Scene

    published May 10, 2012

    Steampunk geeks might have some people convinced that the late 19th century was all about bustle gowns, goggles, and gears, but we ain’t... More >>

  • Drawn Together

    published May 3, 2012

    A heads-up for the next generation of Phoenix-area comic creators: Getting local illustration work may not be as easy as, say, getting hired as... More >>

  • Space Case

    published May 3, 2012

    Growing up in England, ASU assistant professor and architect Jason Griffiths was infatuated with all things American; from shiny Cadillacs to... More >>

  • Tour de Farce

    published April 26, 2012

    What's worse than shoving your hand up a puppet's ass on national TV? Looking like a complete ditz as you struggle to improvise dialogue to... More >>

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