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Over the weekend, the Phoenix Mercury re-signed two longtime cornerstones of the franchise in Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi. Cassandra Negley, women’s basketball writer for Yahoo Sports, joined The Show to talk about the moves and what they mean for the upcoming season and beyond.
Feb. 21, 2023
Arizona Diamondbacks Avnet jersey patch
This is the first year Major League Baseball teams can sell advertisements on jerseys, and the Arizona Diamondbacks are one of a handful who have so far announced they’re doing so.
Feb. 21, 2023
Conversations about representation have been taking place in lots of areas of society, from politics to business to the arts. It’s something Granville Carroll has been thinking a lot about. Carroll is a visual artist and an assistant professor at Arizona State University. He’s developed and is teaching a class called Identity and Representation in Photography.
Feb. 20, 2023
Dr. Lady J
A bill from Republican Sen. Anthony Kern passed out of committee that would make drag shows fall under the definition of "adult cabaret performances," which is usually reserved for strip shows. And that’s just one of many similar bills being introduced nationwide. Dr. Lady J says while it may seem trivial to go after drag queens, people who know the history behind it are scared.
Feb. 20, 2023
ASU Art Museum
The Arizona State University Art Museum recently received a half million dollar grant that will support Latino curators. Funding came from the Mellon, Ford, Getty and Terra Foundations that provided the award as part of an initiative to support the advancement of Latinx art in museums.
Feb. 18, 2023
For nearly four decades, The Festival of Japan, better known as the Arizona Matsuri, has celebrated the “Land of the Rising Sun” in many ways. The festival returns in-person this weekend to Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix.
Feb. 18, 2023
120-sided dice
Math and art are not often used together in the same sentence, especially when the word fun is then added on. But Robert Fathauer combines those three things to make art that is based on mathematics that can be used in schools, for game play or just to look at.
Feb. 17, 2023
A pilot project approved by the Mesa City Council will make it easier for the city’s youngest students to get a library card.
Feb. 16, 2023
A sign welcomes Super Bowl visitors
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport reported more than 200,000 travelers the day after Super Bowl LVII.
Feb. 16, 2023
A rendering of Desert Diamond Arena
A top Glendale official says the city has made a deal that could eventually lead it out of the arena business. But the final choice belongs to the long-time operator of the newly rebranded venue that anchors Westgate Entertainment District.
Feb. 16, 2023
The Shen Yun dance and orchestra company is in Arizona this month. It performed last week in Tucson, has three more shows in Mesa and then a handful in Phoenix over the weekend and next week.
Feb. 16, 2023
Lombardi Trophy Super Bowl LVII
To talk about the cultural side of the most-watched sporting event in the nation, Phoenix Magazine Editor Craig Outhier sat down with The Show.
Feb. 13, 2023
A Taiko Drum concert at the 36th Annual Matsuri Festival in Phoenix.
On this episode of Word, a Valley resident turns experience as a former prison inmate into a graphic novel. Plus, addiction to an anti-anxiety drug leads to a debut mystery. Plus, the haiku train is still running down the tracks and as the KJZZ Annual Haiku Writing Contest keeps on chugging.
Feb. 11, 2023
Scholars from the Pat Tillman Foundation named after former Arizona Cardinals defensive player Pat Tillman will serve as honorary coin toss captains for the Super Bowl on Sunday. The foundation supports veterans and military spouses in their educational and leadership pursuits.
Feb. 11, 2023
Ana Gabriela Guevara
In recent years, the Mexican state of Sonora has hosted international sporting events including baseball and volleyball championships. This year, it will be archery.
Feb. 10, 2023
Allan Llewellyn Play rolling ball sculptures
What is play? How do we distinguish it from work? These are questions raised at “Play,” the current exhibition at Modified Arts. The Show went to the exhibit to speak with an artist who creates rolling ball sculptures.
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Feb. 10, 2023
State Farm Stadium
For the first time in Super Bowl history, both starting quarterbacks will be Black — Patrick Mahomes or Kansas City and Jalen Hurts for Philadelphia. To get a sense of what this means for the world of football and beyond, The Show spoke with Jason Reid, a senior NFL writer at ESPN who covers race in the NFL.
Feb. 9, 2023
Mat Ishbia
The Arizona chapter of billionaire sports team owners has a new member. But the mortgage company executive officially introduced on Wednesday as Governor of the Phoenix Suns and Mercury said he’ll continue to live in the Midwest.
Feb. 8, 2023
This year, brands are releasing short, 15-20 second ads that give a sneak peek of a brand’s full-length commercial that will air on Super Bowl Sunday. Complete with the date of the game, they feel almost like movie trailers.
Feb. 8, 2023
Rosalina and her Gigi, Julia Fournier
Not long ago, Phoenix writer Julia Fournier found herself spending a lot of time considering saudade. It’s a Portuguese word that can’t quite be translated to English. Saudade is the state of feeling melancholy or nostalgia for something or someone you will never see again.
Feb. 8, 2023


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