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Cameron Kotecki, Dan Higgins and Eva Hamilton
“Skinwalker” opens on screens this weekend. It’s a new movie from Valley-based filmmaker Robert Conway and is based on the Navajo legend of a malevolent spirit embodying people. The film is finally getting its debut after being shot last summer.
Jul. 12, 2021
aaron allen marner
Aaron Allen Marner was working as a bartender in Phoenix’s Melrose District when the pandemic hit and bars were suddenly shut down. Facing isolation and time, he dove into painting. And what came out of that dive has transformed his life.
Jul. 12, 2021
Medical marijuana at Giving Tree
Arizona voters approved legalizing marijuana for recreational use in last November’s election. But with pot newly legalized, there may be some awkward conversations or situations related to it. That’s where Lizzie Post comes in.
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Jul. 9, 2021
"Appleseed," by Matt Bell
Arizona State University English professor Matt Bell is about to release a new novel that is genre-hopping, hugely ambitious and critically acclaimed. “Appleseed” is an epic, speculative, environmental novel that takes place across three story lines over 1,000 years.
Jul. 6, 2021
As musicians return to in-person concerts, bands and orchestras must protect themselves from virus-laden aerosols that could be expelled while playing some instruments. A new airflow study proposes some unusual arrangements.
Jul. 2, 2021
Mark Harris, author of Mike Nichols: A Life
More than 50 years ago, an unexpected blockbuster was released in theatres, and after its run, "The Graduate" was — at the time — the third highest-grossing film in history. Its director was Mike Nichols, who had several successful runs in film, theatre and was a stage performer and comedian himself. Author Mark Harris has written a biography about Nichols called "Mike Nichols: A Life."
Jul. 2, 2021
T.J. Newman Falling book
Phoenix native T.J. Newman was a flight attendant working a red-eye when she realized just how vulnerable they all were at the hands of the pilot — and just how vulnerable the pilot was with all of their lives in his hands. It sparked the idea for a nail-biting thriller.
Jul. 2, 2021
Monica Aissa Martinez is a visual artist who captures much of her work in the realm of anatomy and biology. And it ranges from human-size down to the tiniest microbes.
Jul. 1, 2021
Phoenix Art Museum sign
The Phoenix Art Museum is once again in search of a director and CEO. Tim Rodgers, who had longstanding ties to the Valley, was named to the position 14 months ago but announced earlier this month he was leaving Phoenix to become director of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.
Jun. 30, 2021
true stamp
The misinformation that is so prevalent in our society today has overtaken much of the confidence that a significant majority had in U.S. institutions. To counter that, how much is required of groups — new and old? And how much do we as individuals have to learn more and pay attention?
Jun. 30, 2021
As the Maricopa County 2020 election audit was drawing media attention from local and national outlets, it’s also going to be part of a documentary that the public will be able to see beginning on Saturday.
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Jun. 25, 2021
state farm stadium covid-19 vaccinations
Mark Tebeau, a professor of history at Arizona State University, has been leading a collaborative, international effort to create a public history of the pandemic called "A Journal of the Plague Year: An Archive of COVID-19."
Jun. 23, 2021
Alicia and Randy Slack
Randy Slack has mastered the art of synergy in his life and work. The curator of the annual Chaos Theory art show and owner of Legend City studios in downtown Phoenix has been able to blend fine art, vintage Volkswagens and surfing.
Jun. 23, 2021
Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz
Earlier this month, poet and Arizona State University's professor Natalie Diaz was awarded a Pulitzer for her poetry collection, "Postcolonial Love Poem." The Show spoke with her about the honor and her creative process.
Jun. 22, 2021
The Maine Rebel Lounge
Independent music venues across the country were among the first to shut down as a result of the pandemic, and now, they are among the last to reopen. The Save Our Stages Act, now known as the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, was seen as the much needed aid owners had sought. But now that sigh of relief has turned to frustration.
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Jun. 22, 2021
A still from the film "Voodoo Macbeth."
In 1936 Harlem, an all-Black cast produced an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s "Macbeth," commonly referred to as “Voodoo Macbeth.” A new biopic of the same name about the production won “Best of Fest” last weekend at the 27th annual Sedona International Film Festival.
Jun. 20, 2021
 Danny Upshaw's wheat paste mural is titled "Uncontained Harmony"
Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation offers key takeaways from recent survey.
Jun. 19, 2021
solar panels
A recent project led by ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination melds data, essays and fiction in presenting how cities and communities may be changed by a stronger move to renewables — including solar energy. And the project is captured in a book called "Cities of Light: A Collection of Solar Futures."
Jun. 18, 2021
Murdered Sonoran Reporter
In their new book, "Surviving Mexico: Resistance and Resilience among Journalists in the Twenty-first Century," University of Arizona journalism professors Celeste González de Bustamante and Jeannine Relly document the challenges of being a journalist in Mexico.
Jun. 18, 2021
Bob Mackie
Legendary designer Bob Mackie is being honored June 17 with a lifetime achievement award at the Sedona International Film Festival. The Show spoke with Mackie about his career, including how a performer and designer connect.
Jun. 17, 2021

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