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black hockey jersey with gila river resorts and casinos patch on top left
The Gila River Indian Community becomes the first Native American tribe to advertise on a National Hockey League jersey.
Sep. 22, 2022
Giannis Antetokounmpo Suns Road Game Rally
Following a league suspension, Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver announced Sept. 21 that he is selling both franchises. To talk about what the future of the Suns and Mercury could look like, The Show spoke with Brad Cesmat of
Sep. 22, 2022
“Dinosaurs” by Lydia Millet, “The Last Chairlift” by John Irving and “Less is Lost” by Andrew Sean Greer
When temperatures cool down and the smell of autumn arrives, new book choices often lean more toward deeper concepts and highbrow literature and huge tomes that look good on the coffee table. Longtime critic Mark Athitakis shares his fall 2022 picks.
Sep. 21, 2022
Ben Westhoff Little Brother book
An investigative journalist documents his search for the truth behind a young friend's death in the book, "Little Brother."
Sep. 20, 2022
joan meiners
As the Arizona Republic's climate news and storytelling reporter, Joan Meiners gets a lot of hate mail. But through scientifically analyzing it, she found the harsh words might actually offer some hope.
Sep. 20, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II
The fanfare surrounding Queen Elizabeth II's funeral ceremony has raised an age-old question: Why are Americans obsessed with other nations' royalty?
Sep. 20, 2022
The Peoria City Council recently adopted a new arts and culture plan. It was crafted in part with input from more than 800 survey responses from town residents and businesses.
Sep. 19, 2022
Rebecca Roanhorse Tread of Angels
Lots of writers create characters, but Rebecca Roanhorse also creates the worlds in which those characters exist.
Sep. 19, 2022
Herm Edwards ASU
Arizona State fired football coach Herm Edwards in his fifth season following an ugly home loss to Eastern Michigan and a lingering NCAA investigation into illegal recruiting practices.
Sep. 18, 2022
What do vampires, poetry and Agatha Christie have in common? Find out in this episode of Word, a podcast hosted by KJZZ's Tom Maxedon about literature in Arizona and the region.
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Sep. 18, 2022
Shadow of a microphone on a comedy club brick wall
Michael Longfellow is a stand-up comedian who has been featured on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “Netflix is a Joke: The Festival.” Now, the Phoenix native will be one of four new featured players in the 48th season cast of “Saturday Night Live.”
Sep. 17, 2022
Sonoran Mountain Bike Corridor
Compared to Arizona, mountain biking and other off-road cycling disciplines are relatively new sports in Sonora. Many of the existing trails are recently built, and new riders are hitting the available dirt all the time. But in a thirty-mile corridor at the southern end of the state, growth has been particularly dynamic.
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Sep. 16, 2022
KJZZ's The Show
Jazz organist Joey DeFrancesco died Aug. 26. He made Phoenix his home and became a driving force in promoting music and education in the region.
Sep. 16, 2022
zines about abortion
This weekend, Mesa’s Nile Theater will be filled with artists and writers, all in honor of a type of publication called a zine. Phoenix Zine Fest is back Sept. 17 and 18 at Mesa's Nile Theater.
Sep. 16, 2022
luis coronado guel
Sept. 16 is Mexican Independence Day, also known as El Grito in recognition of the Grito de Dolores, or Cry of Dolores, that will be reenacted all over Mexico and Arizona.
Sep. 16, 2022
Phoenix City Hall
Top elected officials in Phoenix have asked city staff to investigate if they have power to penalize Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver.
Sep. 15, 2022
A.M. Homes "The Unfolding" novel
Novelist A.M. Homes’ new book, "The Unfolding," begins at the Arizona Biltmore after Sen. John McCain’s loss to then-Sen. Barack Obama.
Sep. 15, 2022
Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon is co-founder of a cannabis company
As marijuana becomes legal in more and more states, celebrities are putting their names on different brands of cannabis products.
Sep. 15, 2022
The Phoenix Suns warm up before the start of Game 1
The NBA’s investigation of Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver documents an institutional failure when team executives did nothing after an employee reported that a sponsor’s representative groped her. The review also notes that many witnesses criticized the team’s human resources office as ineffective.
Sep. 14, 2022
Spooky’s Swirls horror cupcakes
Spooky’s Swirls is a gluten-free bakery that combines the couples’ love of horror films with their love of baking. The unlikely combination has become a hit and even landed one of its owners on the Food Network’s “Halloween Baking Championship.”
Sep. 14, 2022


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