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2011 Stories by Wynter Holden

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  • Bizarre Bazaar

    published October 6, 2011

    The Sunnyslope neighborhood of Phoenix has attracted an “eclectic” mix of residents since it was incorporated as a town in the early... More >>

  • Turning Japanese

    published September 29, 2011

    The Japanese may be responsible for the toilet paper hat and the umbrella tie, but we can overlook those ridiculous inventions considering they... More >>

  • Happy Medium

    published September 22, 2011

    Hopefully, self-acclaimed “psychic medium” Allison DuBois is better with the dead than she is with the living. On a Real Housewives... More >>

  • Comic Book Guys

    published September 22, 2011

    Life isn’t fair, even in the comic book world. Heroes like Superman and Batman get the glory, the girls, and a ton of adoring fans.... More >>

  • Players Club

    published September 15, 2011

    The Tony Awards show used to be a grand, serious affair. These days, it ain’t the Tonys without Chris Rock popping off a hooker joke, Brooke... More >>

  • The Ugly Truth

    published September 15, 2011

    As much as we’d like to think that looks don’t count, let’s face it: Pretty people get a ton of perks, from free nightclub... More >>

  • Green Lights

    published July 14, 2011

    Glow sticks are normally the tools of kindergarten age kiddies or ravers with candy bracelets and furry legwarmers – not exactly the type... More >>

  • Greek Squad

    published September 1, 2011

    Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex isn’t exactly bedtime story material. With a plot that includes child rape, murder, and an incestuous... More >>

  • Praising Arizona

    published September 8, 2011

    Phoenix isn’t exactly a breeding ground for superheroes. Gotham and Metropolis get all of the good characters, while the lone Marvel... More >>

  • Tennessee Schmaltz

    published September 8, 2011

    Late playwright Tennessee Williams’ life story reads like a list of cheesy tabloid headlines: mentally disturbed sister, an addiction to... More >>

  • Death Race

    published August 25, 2011

    Auto racing is a dangerous game: Hundreds of drivers have perished on the track, including Dale Earnhardt Senior, Blaise Alexander, and Pierre... More >>

  • Flight Stimulator

    published August 18, 2011

    What happens when one man juggles three ladies? If you’re a follower of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, you supposedly get in good with... More >>

  • Pittsburgh Willy's Expands, With Help From a Noted Local Chef

    published Aug 15, 2011

    ​ Before Pennsylvania native Randy Walters opened his iconic Pittsburgh Willy's hot dog shop inside Chandler's Merchant Square antiques mall, he pounded the pavement with a traditional&nb... More >>

  • Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

    published Aug 12, 2011

    ​ It's an active late-summer weekend for Phoenix as the Arizona Rattlers battle for an Arena Bowl title against the Sharks and local artists try to cool down and get creative by splashing ab... More >>

  • Behind the Scenes of Tempe's New Venue 104

    published Aug 12, 2011

    ​The tables are set and final touches are almost complete at Venue 104, the new performance cafe scheduled to open next weekend in Tempe's Cornerstone Center at 940 East Uni... More >>

  • New Flame Burger Concept Comes to Chandler

    published Aug 11, 2011

    ​Bacon and cupcakes may be the culinary trends of choice these days, but we can't ignore the amount of burger joints popping up in Phoenix. Recent months have seen the emergence of coal-... More >>

  • Grimaldi's Opens Second Coal Burger Location in Chandler

    published Aug 10, 2011

    ​The idea of a healthful burger joint is pretty laughable, especially considering how much fat and calories are packed into the average Big Mac (29 grams and 540, respectively). But Coal Burger, the... More >>

  • Local Artist Sue Chenoweth to Introduce Grisly Grizzly Film at Phoenix Art Museum

    published Aug 10, 2011

    ​If you thought the woman who climbed into a polar bear cage at the Berlin Zoo in 2009 was crazy, just wait until you see the full story of Timothy Treadwell, the naturist and grizzly/brown bea... More >>

  • New J Bella Loft Boutique Is Like Being a Designer's Friend -- With Benefits

    published Aug 08, 2011

    ​Interior designers have a pretty sweet gig. Not only are they encouraged to be creative in their job, they also get to work with gorgeous, magazine-worthy furniture and accessories that ... More >>

  • Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

    published Aug 05, 2011

    ​Even with the recent monsoons, water activities are still at the top of everyone's to-do lists for the weekend. From see-and-be-scene diving at the Millennium resort and laid-back loafing at DJ Wil... More >>

  • Inside the Head of "Mad Cheez" Artist Curtis R. Smith

    published Aug 04, 2011

    If the whole "law of attraction" and power of positive thinking mumbo-jumbo pimped in books like The Secret really work, then local artist Curtis R. Smith is about to make it big. That'... More >>

  • 2011 Cupcake Love-In Baker Lineup Announced

    2011 Cupcake Love-In Baker Lineup Announced

    published Aug 03, 2011

    ​Despite the endless parade of frosted delights showing up in bakeries, at culinary festivals, and on fancy restaurant menus over the past few years, ... More >>

  • Ignite Phoenix After Hours No. 2: The Good, The Bad, and the WTF?

    published Aug 01, 2011

    On Friday night, Scottsdale's Radius nightclub was buzzing with the creative energy and passion that all of the sold-out Ignite Phoenix presentation nights inspire. If you haven'... More >>

  • Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

    Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

    published Jul 29, 2011

    Commodore Gandalf Cunningham via FlickrCyclists take the urban streets back in Critical Mass.​Though the big news in sports this week was the end of the NFL lockout, there's another football event m... More >>

  • A First Look at Phoenix International Raceway's New Track

    A First Look at Phoenix International Raceway's New Track

    published Jul 28, 2011

    ​In February of this year, NASCAR fans had the time of their life watching three-time Daytona 500 champ Jeff Gordon in action at Phoenix International Raceway -- not in his heavily branded Chevy Imp... More >>

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