Top Five Phoenix Arts and Culture Stories of the Week

If Bob Ross were alive today, he'd be painting happy little trees all over the place in ecstatic fervor for all the arts and culture happenings in Phoenix. To help you see the forest for the trees, here's a recap of the top arts and culture stories of the week.

Fetish Heat 2013's 16 Best and Weirdest Looks (NSFW)

Horns and Halos' fetish events are always pretty entertaining, if simply for the sake of people-watching. This year was no exception, as the steampunk-inspired Fetish Heat took over the Venue of Scottsdale, attracting an interesting mix of kinksters, performers, goths, exhibitionists, voyeurs, geek culture aficionados, and much more. Where else would a Victorian couple armed blasters comfortably stand next to two folks sporting vinyl and a leash?

We had plenty of looks to choose from, but here is the cream of the crop as far as fantastic and strange Fetish Heat looks are concerned.

--Melissa Fossum

5 Favorite Places to Nerd Out in Metro Phoenix

Phoenix is home to a broad community of artists, young professionals, and everything in between. There's something for everyone in this diverse metropolis, so it's no surprise that Phoenix has lots to offer in the nerd department. We've gathered our favorite places where you can let your hair down and let you nerd flag fly proud.

Check out the complete list here.

--Laura Armenta

How to Choose the Best Bangs for Your Face Shape

Bangs can be a good disguise for any women by creating softness, accentuating eyes, showing off those cheek bones, and creating a more youthful look. Choosing the style of bangs for you can be tough, but we've assembled this guide to getting the best bangs for your buck by pairing seven different face shapes with their best-suited fringe.

Here's your complete guide for how to choose your style of bangs.

--Gigi Arredondo

New Phoenix Suns Uniforms Unveiled

Surprise. The new Phoenix Suns uniforms are purple and orange.

The team unveiled three new, minimalist looks for the upcoming season at a fashion show Thursday night at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Alex Len, Eric Bledsoe, P.J. Tucker, and Caron Butler modeled the team's new uniforms, while former players walked the runway in vintage unis from eras past.

Check out the new look here.

--Becky Bartkowski

Five Back to School Parties in Metro Phoenix

Hope you had a blast over summer, college cats, since it's back to the old grind mere days from now. Bitch and moan all you want, but classes at the various campuses of Arizona State University and other nearby colleges will resume over the next week, which means your life will once again become a flurry of textbooks, teachers, and tests.

If you'd like to get in one last gasp of freedom from the world of academia, however, what follows is a list of five college-themed and back to school events of the nightlife variety scheduled over the next week.

--Benjamin Leatherman

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