Howell has spent three years living in the Hassayampa Academic Village dorms on the Tempe campus; one as a resident and two as a CA (Community Assistant if you haven't been around college in awhile), and in that time, she has made an art out of dorm decor. The "green" dorm room (it's LEED certified) has a modern feel with surprisingly high ceilings, carpet and concrete floors, and a huge picture window --- which Howell has transformed into a comfy and stylish sanctuary...full story
PHOTOS BY CARRIE WHEELER
Right now, as I write this sentence, I'm listening to Middle of Nowhere, Hanson's major label debut from 1997. That record of course contains "MMMBop" but it's the first verse of "Thinking of You" that I'm spinning -- it's undeniable pop goodness...full story
PHOTOS BY LUKE HOLWERDA
Phoenicians finally have their choice of dance venues on Friday nights, but Bar Smith was among the first to do it right and its Fuse Fridays are still going strong. Check out our slideshow from last Friday, where special guest DJ Udachi lit up the rooftop dance floor.
PHOTOS BY ADRIANE GOETZ
Second Friday in Mesa was particularly exciting this month thanks to Evermore Nevermore's Encredicon; a tiny convention featuring big (and local) comic talent. Attendees also got to check out a comic book-inspired fashion show.
PHOTOS BY VICTOR PALAGANO
Ah, yes, school is back in full swing with all its bikini, bro tank and
beer bong glory. Quite often, it's the student-infested apartment and
condo complexes that throw the best bashes. We checked out the party at
the Palms on Scottsdale this weekend to see if the ASU students
Bar Smith got down with its funky side for Wednesday's The Scenario. Local DJs including Pickster One and Hartbreaks dropped dub, house and even old tinny Mexican-inspired beats as attendees helped themselves to the rooftop bar and dance floor.
The three-day Labor Day weekend was filled with all manner of wild wingdings throughout the Valley. Some party monsters kept it going strong for four straight nights, including the dudes, dames, and dimes that hit the Crown Room in Scottsdale on Monday, September 6.PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN LEATHERMAN
Despite a lack of street closures and snow cones, Downtown's First Friday once again tore all the cool kids and artistic hipsters out of their respective dwellings and put them on the street. Bands rocked. Glow sticks glowed. Nunchucks chucked.
PHOTOS BY JONATHAN MCNAMARA
What do you get when you combine Pabst Blue Ribbon, cigarettes and ironic swimwear? Well, Adult Swim's Labor Day Massive at Hotel San Carlos of course. The hipsters were out in full force on Sunday night, celebrating the reemergence of scene-chronized swimming.
Finally, some CityScape nightlife! Lucky Strike opened its lanes and lounge last Thursday, and folks from all over the Valley came out to drink some booze, throw some balls, and, in a few cases, get turned away for violating the venue's strict dress code.
PHOTOS BY ADRIANE GOETZ
When Brendon Gore moved to Phoenix and decided he wanted to build homes, he nabbed a studio space, started Gore Design Co., and worked around the clock in his own 1400-square-foot studio. He taught a class in Manitoba, Canada, returned to Phoenix, and a few sinks later, landed himself a spread...
It's a mixed blessing when the band you see at your first real concert goes on to become one of the biggest and best bands of their generation. On one hand, you probably get to relive the moment every couple years if you want. On the other hand, doing so is a Faustian Bargain of the first...
While the police are cracking down on pool parties across the city -- prohibiting booze in the pool, shenanigans on the patios and stages near the water -- a few Phoenicians looking to lounge and relax found themselves a sweet spot at the swanky InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Joya Spa....