Arts + Entertainment

Disney Princesses Aurora Belle and Moana
Lots of kids can tell you who their favorite Disney princess is — be it Belle or Elsa or Tiana, or someone else. But there has long been a concern among parents that letting their kids watch what are often referred to as "princess movies" could lead to continuing gender stereotypes — especially the "damsel in distress" narrative.
Sep. 23, 2021
Joseph Benesh
The impact of the pandemic has been felt by all of us, including nonprofit arts organizations. Arizona Citizens for the Arts dramatically reduced its staffing during the worst of times last year, and now the statewide organization is searching for a new executive director.
Sep. 22, 2021
Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation Tuesday night unveiled the results of its community survey at a fundraising event tying into the fall equinox. The final draft provides insights into the next stage of growth for the area.
Sep. 21, 2021
Van Gogh Experience
Immersive art is transforming the way we experience exhibits. Will it impact Arizona museums? The Van Gogh Immersive Experience is now showing in Old Town Scottsdale and it’s appealing to a younger generation.
Sep. 21, 2021
life's edge by carl zimmer
What is life? What is alive? Science writer Carl Zimmer delves into these, and other questions, in his new book, "Life’s Edge: The Search for What it Means to Be Alive." Zimmer also writes the Matter column for the New York Times, among other things.
Sep. 21, 2021
The Arizona Coyotes released renderings Monday of a recently proposed land development that would include a new arena in Tempe.
Sep. 20, 2021
forever becoming art pieces
The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is highlighting young, emerging artists in its show, “Forever Becoming: Young Phoenix Artists."
Sep. 20, 2021
What do a Tucson rancher, a poet who's lauded by NPR and the new Phoenix youth poet laureate have in common? Find out on "Word" S6:E2 hosted by Tom Maxedon from KJZZ. It's a podcast about literature in Arizona and the region.
Sep. 19, 2021
With widely available vaccines, many event sponsors are now more comfortable hosting in-person shows, exhibits and jubilees like the annual Mask Alive Festival, which returns Sunday afternoon to Mesa’s pioneer park after a virtual exhibition last year.
Sep. 17, 2021
people posing by large letters that read Mesa
One square mile of Mesa is getting some extra attention as the city plans for a special event.
Sep. 16, 2021
Weston Smith Lux Longboards
Weston Smith runs Lux Longboards, a growing electric longboard manufacturing company based in Phoenix. But when it all began, he was a mechanical engineering student at Grand Canyon University who was just looking for a better way to get to classes in Phoenix’s blazing heat.
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Sep. 16, 2021
Sean Daniels
Arizona Theatre Company named Sean Daniels its artistic director in May 2019, but his first season ended unconventionally with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. This unusual trend continued when his second season was conducted remotely. Now, the company is preparing to raise the curtain in person at last.
Sep. 16, 2021
Altaf Engineer and Esther Sternberg
The office area has rarely been an environment that makes us feel good — mentally or physically. A new report indicates that can be the case, though, if a commitment is made by companies and businesses to elements like natural light and clean indoor air. Maybe the workspace could even be a “healing space.”
Sep. 16, 2021
lighted kiosk at night
If some Phoenix council members have their way, digital kiosks will be coming downtown.
Sep. 15, 2021
Scott Conant Peace Love and Pasta
Probably best known for his New York restaurants — and frequent Food Network appearances — Scott Conant is now a Valley resident who has opened two eateries in Arizona: Americano and Mora Italian.
Sep. 15, 2021
Andrew Ross Bird on Fire
Ten years ago, New York University Professor Andrew Ross had a book published called "Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City." The title itself was controversial and thought-provoking, and Ross faced criticism. But the ideas and opinions in his book are just as relevant — if not more so — today.
Sep. 14, 2021
adoption court paperwork
What began as a custody case to decide the future of a Navajo child is now waiting on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court — and journalist Rebecca Nagle says it has implications that extend far beyond one Texas family.
Sep. 13, 2021
paradise on fire by jewell parker rhodes
The past few years have seen some of the biggest wildfires in Arizona history, and other states across the West have also been dealing with increasing wildfire activity. It is in that context that author Jewell Parker Rhodes sets her newest young adult novel, "Paradise on Fire."
Sep. 13, 2021
Phoenix leaders will consider adding interactive digital kiosks on city sidewalks and public spaces.
Sep. 10, 2021
Amber Share Subpar Parks
More than 235 million people visited America’s national parks in 2020, despite temporary closures due to the pandemic. But not all of those visitors were impressed by what they saw at those parks. And some of them were not shy about saying so, especially online. That’s where Amber Share comes in.
Sep. 10, 2021


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