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Melanie Yazzie Red Nation Rising
In Western lore, the “border town” was a lawless outpost on the fringe of society, serving as the buffer against the unknown — across the border into Mexico. But Melanie Yazzie's work focuses on a different kind of border town.
Jun. 9, 2021
hector viramontes
Hector Viramontes never meant to become a painter. But in the course of studying graphic design, he decided to lean into his artwork and make a career out of it. Now, he’s etching out a place for himself in the Phoenix art scene and pulling from some unlikely inspirations in the process: Skate culture and abstract expressionism.
Jun. 8, 2021
madison latham and matt hoie
Journalist Amy Silverman has dedicated much of her career to writing about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She also has been a catalyst in curating live storytelling here in the Valley. Now, she’s bringing those two things together as part of her project for a visiting fellowship at the Nieman Foundation at Harvard.
Jun. 4, 2021
Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
Scottsdale plans to revamp its civic center with a modern design meant to attract events and tourists while providing residents with a daily destination.
Jun. 3, 2021
theater stage curtain
Theaters and performing art centers hit hard by the coronavirus are now looking to a brighter fall. The state’s largest theater company, the Arizona Theatre Company, just announced their 2021 season starting in the fall, and its themes are appropriate for the pandemic year we’re emerging from.
Jun. 3, 2021
Mark Synnott The Third Pole
Hiking Mount Everest has become one of the more common bucket list items in recent decades, with nearly 800 people on average trying to reach the summit annually. But because there’s a limited amount of time for reasonable weather, the paths can get extremely crowded. In 2019, accomplished hiker Mark Synnott saw the tragedy that can lead to.
Jun. 2, 2021
Phoenix Pride 2018
Phoenix Pride has announced a lineup of events to celebrate Pride month in June.
Jun. 1, 2021
Naomi Davis Taza A Coat of Yellow Paint
Fourteen years ago, when Naomi Davis started her blog “Love Taza," the word “influencer” didn’t exist. At least not when it came to social media. In fact, the phrase “social media” might not have meant much to anyone at that time either. But in the last decade-plus, Davis’ blog has become something of an empire in the mom-blogging, influencer space, growing a business with the now multi-billion-dollar industry.
Jun. 1, 2021
Tovrea Castle
Sightseers interested in touring the historic Tovrea Castle in east Phoenix will need some luck on their side. After a successful first run in the spring, the Tovrea Carraro Society is running another lottery to tour the landmark that resembles a wedding cake.
May. 29, 2021
tv camera
More than a decade ago, then 10-year-old Ben Mohler was selected to appear on a program called “Our Little Genius” to be an expert on dinosaurs. But rather than result in taking home cash and home appliances, Ben’s experience introduced him to behind-the-scenes manipulation by producers and led to him having a very different view of the world.
May. 28, 2021
“Another Avenue” is a master’s thesis project by ASU student Ryan Krebs. He shot the documentary over two weeks this winter while walking up and down Central Avenue. It’s an intimate portrait of an ever-changing landscape.
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May. 22, 2021
cactus leather bag
Fast fashion is known to be unsustainable and detrimental to the environment. Armed with this knowledge, Arizona State University fashion graduate Remington Reble is exploring a truly green alternative: cactus leather.
May. 21, 2021
ASU Hayden Library entrance
Zines, the small, self-published mini-magazines, have been around for decades. Often tied to various subcultures, zines gained massive popularity In the ‘70s and ‘80s with the rise of the punk scene. But zines are so much more than music-fan writings.
May. 21, 2021
BTS
The global sensation boy band BTS has broken barriers no other Korean pop group has. And they are getting ready to drop their second fully English single.
May. 20, 2021
barbara vandenburgh
The summer reading season is almost upon us, with Memorial Day only a week or so away. During the pandemic, many people consumed more books than usual, so publishers, booksellers, and critics alike are all curious about how that might affect what and how much we read over the next few months.
May. 20, 2021
Sports arenas
The Valley’s first major professional sports franchise returns to the postseason this weekend after a long absence. The newly renovated Suns arena is to host a little more than 11,000 fans for the team's first playoff game since 2010. Seating limits for baseball fans end next week at neighboring Chase Field with most of the Arizona Diamondbacks 2021 homes games still to come.
May. 19, 2021
Rebecca Fish Ewan Doodling for Writers
Rebecca Fish Ewan is a landscape architect and poet, but she also has written a book about doodling, and she even teaches the occasional class on doodling. The Show spoke with her and began the conversation by asking why doodling has a bad reputation.
May. 19, 2021
tyler clark
"The Heiress: The Revelations of Anne de Bourgh" by Molly Greeley takes a minor character from the classic, "Pride and Prejudice" and puts her in a starring role.
May. 19, 2021
congo masks at the musical instrument museum
We’ve all been talking a lot about wearing masks these days to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, a different type of mask is taking center stage: Congolese masks.
May. 14, 2021
Alice Cooper
A photograph of the execution chamber in a New York prison led to a defining work in Andy Warhol’s 1960s Death and Disaster series. The work called “Little Electric Chair” was gifted long ago to shock rocker Alice Cooper because it went really well with a stage prop he had back then.
May. 13, 2021

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