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  • McClendon's Select Snubs Local Growers With Summer Produce Blog
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    McClendon's Select Snubs Local Growers With Summer Produce Blog

    published Jul 26, 2011

    ​Local growers like those you find vending at the Scottsdale Old Town Farmers' Market and Downtown Phoenix Public Market are typically a peaceful lot. But this past weekend, that calm ... More >>

  • Author Laurie Notaro on Her New Book and Coming Back to Phoenix
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    Author Laurie Notaro on Her New Book and Coming Back to Phoenix

    published Jul 25, 2011

    Bestselling author and former Phoenix-area journalist Laurie Notaro is back in the Valley of the Sun. No, she didn't pack up the U-Haul and move here for good (though the idea isn... More >>

  • Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

    published Jul 22, 2011

    Now that we're in the Dog Days of Summer, some locals are heading north for cooler climes and the smokin' hot visuals of Flam Chen's Electropolis, or trying to imagine themselves in Californi... More >>

  • Two Hippies Founders Open New Fat Ass Burger Shop in Phoenix

    published Jul 22, 2011

    ​We were a little dismayed to drive down 16th Street in Phoenix recently and discover a new sign plastered on the funky little green shack that used to house an outpost of Two Hippies Beach Ho... More >>

  • Season Preview: Nudes, a Biennial, and Video Art on Tap for SMoCA
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    Season Preview: Nudes, a Biennial, and Video Art on Tap for SMoCA

    published Jul 20, 2011

    ​Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art recently unveiled the full list of offerings for its 2011-2012 season, and the lineup is a bit of a departure from recent shows. Don't expect the stifled ... More >>

  • Mill Avenue's Red Mango Lives Up to the Hype

    published Jul 15, 2011

    ​My first thought when I saw the "Coming Soon" sign for the new Red Mango location on Mill Avenue in Tempe: Are you kidding?Ever since the fro-yo craze revived a few years back, along with cupcakes ... More >>

  • Artlink's New President on Changes to Art Detour and the Future of First Fridays
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    Artlink's New President on Changes to Art Detour and the Future of First Fridays

    published Jul 15, 2011

    ​Back in March, around the time Artlink's annual Art Detour was scheduled to take place, many members of the art community argued whether Artlink's existence as a local, overarching art... More >>

  • Real Witches and Wizards Speak Out on the End of Harry Potter
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    Real Witches and Wizards Speak Out on the End of Harry Potter

    published Jul 14, 2011

    ​Literary geeks and fantasy fans across the nation are lining up to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, which opens in theaters at midnight tonight. Anyone who's read J.K. Rowling's boo... More >>

  • Free Captain America Party at Dunkin' Donuts Tomorrow

    published Jul 13, 2011

    ​ ​Harry Potter isn't the only hotly anticipated geek flick on the horizon. Following right on the heels of the magical finale is Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel and Paramou... More >>

  • The Undead Rise for Zombie Bikini Contest in Downtown Mesa
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    The Undead Rise for Zombie Bikini Contest in Downtown Mesa

    published Jul 11, 2011

    ​There was a surprise turnout for this past Friday night's Zombie Bikini Contest at Evermore Nevermore -- not because zombies aren't popular, but because a day prior to the even... More >>

  • Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

    published Jul 08, 2011

    All doubts about Phoenix being a big-league city will be put to rest this weekend as Major League Baseball's All-Star Week continues around the Valley. But whether you're a sports fan or an artsy type... More >>

  • Mesa Gallery Hosts BYOB Art Classes

    published Jul 07, 2011

    ​If the recent emergence of a monster museum and indie movie house (in addition to the already existing Evermore Nevermore, Mesa Arts Center, Gotham City Comics and Nile Theater) didn't clue you in,... More >>

  • Five Harry Potter Parties in Phoenix
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    Five Harry Potter Parties in Phoenix

    published Jul 06, 2011

    ​The end is nigh -- and no, we're not talking about the supposed Armageddon of 2012 or any of crackpot Harold Camping's shaky predictions. Fans of the Harry Potter film series based on J.K. Row... More >>

  • Cold Arted

    published July 7, 2011

    In the summer, Old Town Scottsdale can be a ghost town. The snowbirds have flown the coop by June, tourists are in short supply, and even local... More >>

  • Stage Fight

    published July 7, 2011

    The phrase “cage match” conjures up images of spurting blood, ripping flesh, and thugs pounding each other inside of a steel trap.... More >>

  • Power Plays

    published July 7, 2011

    Phoenix-born playwright Philip Dawkins doesn’t believe in soul mates – especially where his career is concerned. “I know a lot... More >>

  • Naked Pizza Comes to Phoenix

    published Jul 05, 2011

    Ever since filmmaker Morgan Spurlock gained 25 pounds in one month by eating McDonald's grub for his documentary Super Size Me, the public eye has scrutinized fast food's contribution to th... More >>

  • Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend

    published Jul 01, 2011

    ​Independence Day brings a host of family-friendly events, festivals and fireworks to dazzle the eye. But if you're not busy blowing up melons at the Arizona Science Center, sweating it out in the J... More >>

  • A First Look Inside Oakville Grocery Co. at CityScape

    published Jun 30, 2011

    ​A small crowd of locals gathered outside the new Oakville Grocery Co. at Cityscape this morning, hungry for a bite and a peek inside the new store, which opened to the public at 10 a.m.  ​Fa... More >>

  • Four Funky Alternatives to July Fourth Fireworks

    published Jun 30, 2011

    ​We're all for freedom and justice and the American way, but what we don't appreciate is Phoenix's continued decision to throw outdoor Independence Day bashes crammed with a zillion sweaty, flag-wav... More >>

  • Fire in the Sky

    published June 30, 2011

    There’s a reason why Americans love the TV show Mythbusters, and it’s not because we’re all gung-ho about scientific... More >>

  • Deviled Legs

    published June 30, 2011

    Ever since Gypsy Rose Lee slid off her first satin glove in the 1930s, audiences have gone wild for burlesque -- so much so that, over seventy... More >>

  • The Lowdown on <i>True Blood</i> Season 4
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    The Lowdown on True Blood Season 4

    published Jun 27, 2011

    ​There's something alluring about blood, violence and sex -- especially when you combine all three together in one show. That's the formula which makes HBO's True Blood series so successful.... More >>

  • Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend

    published Jun 24, 2011

    ​The Ringling Bros. pitched their Big Top at US Airways Center this week, but the famed circus isn't the only spectacle in town this weekend. If you're not blushing at the bratwurst on stage in Near... More >>

  • Five Things to Avoid During a Phoenix Summer

    published Jun 23, 2011

    ​It's a pretty good tradeoff to be shut inside for a brief time during the summer, only to emerge from our air-conditioned cocoons in September ready to throw our perfect fall/winter/spring weather ... More >>

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