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Oscar Howe Fighting Bucks painting
What defines Native American art? ASU professor Jacob Meders explores the history of balancing Indigenous identity and creativity.
Jun. 8, 2022
A Coconino High School graduate has placed high in a national poetry recitation contest. After several preliminary rounds between competing presenters at local and state levels, Oscar Manuel Landa Samano placed third in the national finals of the Poetry Out Loud contest last weekend.
Jun. 7, 2022
Brittney Griner
At the rally was Trevor Reed, a Marine recently released from Russia, and Philonise Floyd, the brother of George Floyd.
Jun. 7, 2022
Red and white electric guitar on stand with amp
One-hit wonders — are they cursed songs, giving their artists a brief taste of popularity? Or amazing songs that will forever be remembered in our pop culture consciousness? To learn what makes a one-hit wonder, The Show spoke with music writer Amy Young.
Jun. 7, 2022
Corey Woods
A passionate Tempe City Council meeting at the end of last week led to a 5-2 vote in favor of going forward with negotiations on a possible entertainment district and hockey arena for the Arizona Coyotes.
Jun. 6, 2022
What do a middle-grade novelist, thriller enthusiast and swingers have in common? It’s all fodder for the season ender of Word, a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region hosted by KJZZ’s Tom Maxedon.
More original podcasts from KJZZ
Jun. 4, 2022
Arizona Coyotes Tempe arena development rendering
The Tempe City Council voted Thursday to begin negotiations with a developer on a new entertainment district, including a new arena for the Arizona Coyotes. The construction of residential property in the district may lead to legal trouble between Phoenix and Tempe.
Jun. 3, 2022
a screen shot of Long Line of Ladies trailer
Often, in American culture, when a girl gets her first period it’s a hushed affair. But the film "Long Line of Ladies" portrays a very different picture for a young woman and her family.
Jun. 3, 2022
This weekend, nine high school students from around the U.S. will compete in the national championship of the Poetry Out Loud competition. And Oscar Manuel Landa Samano will be among them.
Jun. 3, 2022
Arizona Coyotes Tempe arena development rendering
The Tempe City Council has voted to negotiate with the Arizona Coyotes on a proposed development of nearly $2 billion that would include a new arena for the franchise.
Jun. 3, 2022
Erin Cox design
Erin Cox loves vintage designs and bringing out the history and personality in clothes in unique ways.
Jun. 2, 2022
Phoenix will spend up to $400,000 to buy a bookmobile. The City Council approved using federal COVID-19 stimulus funds from the American Rescue Plan Act on Wednesday.
Jun. 1, 2022
kachina coyote
The Arizona Coyotes' desert odyssey could lead to a fourth home venue in about three decades. The Tempe City Council is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to formally bargain on the pro hockey team’s pitch to build a new arena and entertainment district.
Jun. 1, 2022
punkwasp checkered dresses
Carrie Marill is part artist, part skateboarder, part jewelry designer and part surfer. And now she can add fashion designer to the list.
Jun. 1, 2022
victoria jackson
The NCAA last month approved new rules aimed at cracking down on the role of so-called collectives, or groups of university boosters who pool their money in an effort to provide endorsement deals to student-athletes.
Jun. 1, 2022
randy slack surfing a wave
When thinking of the best places to surf, landlocked Arizona probably isn’t the first state to come to mind. But going all the way back to 1969, surfers were catching waves at Tempe’s Big Surf — the country’s oldest wave pool.
May. 31, 2022
gayle shanks
If you have time to relax this summer, Gayle Shanks has some great summer reading recommendations — and no, she isn’t all about mindless beach reads.
May. 31, 2022
stacey gordon outside her puppet pie ice cream truck
Phoenix Fan Fusion is back, and one of the vendors pulling up to the pop culture fest is the Valley's one and only puppet ice cream truck.
May. 27, 2022
Woman-Ochre
After a Willem de Kooning painting was stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art 30 years ago, it will finally be back up on display. It will be on display in Los Angeles from June 7 through Aug. 28 before it returns to Tucson on Oct. 8.
May. 27, 2022
Audrey Corley at Boycott bar in Phoenix
Filmmakers Elina Street and Erica Rose saw an article that really hit home: NBC News was reporting that there were only 16 lesbian bars left in the United States — and many didn’t think they would survive the pandemic.
May. 26, 2022

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