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John McWhorter Woke Racism
The anti-racist movement is aimed at having people take a more active role in calling out and preventing racism. But author and Columbia University professor John McWhorter has expressed unhappiness with that and similar movements.
Nov. 17, 2021
Kisha Gulley family
In the lucrative world of new motherhood, social media influencers can be especially influential. But an Associated Press reporter noticed something about mom influencers: They’re overwhelmingly white.
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Nov. 16, 2021
Ruben Gallego
The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 led to the U.S. sending tens of thousands of soldiers into Afghanistan, and, not much later, into Iraq. One of those soldiers was then-Marine reservist and now-Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego.
Nov. 16, 2021
The Arizona Snowbowl has delayed its opening day due to having no snow yet. The popular ski and snowboarding spot in northern Arizona was planning to open some of its initial runs for the season on Friday.
Nov. 16, 2021
bagged textile squares
Every federal lawmaker in Washington, D.C., is about to get a package in the mail as part of a national protest. And it's not angry letters from constituents. Instead, they’ll each be getting a box of handmade textile squares created with equal parts red and blue materials.
Nov. 15, 2021
Everything I ever liked is canceled.
Lots of people have told their stories of life during the pandemic. Few of them, however, have put themselves on a word limit. But that’s exactly the point of a new book, called “A Terrible, Horrible, No Good Year.”
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Nov. 15, 2021
The Poisoned Pen
As the winter holidays approach, a lot of us will be looking for new books to give to friends and family. For help as we try to be more discerning, it’s time for our occasional Page Turner series when we turn to local booksellers to find out what they’re excited about.
Nov. 12, 2021
Cam DeCaussin at home Royse Contemporary Scottsdale
“Home” has meant a lot of things during the pandemic: a sanctuary, a hideout, a jail. And that’s what Phoenix painter Cam DeCaussin explores in his newest solo exhibition at Royse Contemporary in Old Town Scottsdale.
Nov. 12, 2021
Binational Artwalk
A binational art event at the Arizona-Sonora border is back this year after a pandemic hiatus. And this year, it will include both in-person and virtual elements. The Binational Artwalk has been an annual tradition in Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, Sonora, since 2015.
Nov. 11, 2021
Self-portrait: Distanced by Roddy MacInnes
A new exhibit at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' Center Space gallery explores the many facets of social distancing, through the eyes of 17 artists from Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado.
Nov. 10, 2021
Phoenix Art Museum sign
The pandemic has been a distinct challenge for museums, art galleries, theatres and basically, most places we would go to gather with other people in close quarters. And the Phoenix Art Museum has had to push through the past two years or so with inconsistency at the top of the organization.
Nov. 10, 2021
Robert Sarver
Last week, ESPN published a lengthy article featuring allegations of misogyny and racism — along with a toxic work culture — against Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver and the organization. Republic Columnist E.J. Montini wrote about the accusations and some of Sarver’s admissions — which Montini called "creepy."
Nov. 9, 2021
Jo-Carroll Dennison
Jo-Carroll Dennison’s time was marked with the experiences of an extraordinary life — a childhood spent performing for pennies and selling snake-oil miracle elixirs in her parent’s traveling medicine show, a reign as Miss America that was punctuated by defiance and as an actor who challenged the misogynistic Hollywood system during the industry's Golden Age.
Nov. 8, 2021
On this episode of KJZZ's Word podcast hosted by Tom Maxedon, explore the human condition in the past, present and future with a historical fiction writer who runs a boutique bed-and-breakfast in the Yucatán, a Phoenix poet whose tireless homeless outreach led to a spoken word/jazz album and a Valley gaming enthusiast who wrote a sci-fi novel.
Nov. 7, 2021
First Contact
The Copa Shorts Film Fest is marking its fifth year with a lineup of comedies. The Show spoke with the event's founder, Shelley Gillespie, to learn about this year's selections.
Nov. 5, 2021
An Arizona nonprofit is bringing the arts to economically disadvantaged students in a new, immersive way.
Nov. 5, 2021
Lena Nguyen We Have Always Been Here
Science fiction novels and other kinds of entertainment can often lead us into dystopian futures that mostly leave optimism and sunshine behind. And the merging of sci-fi and horror is a combination that may result in even darker tones.
Nov. 4, 2021
The Public Insult Playbook by Ruth Colker
In the new book, "The Public Insult Playbook: How Abusers in Power Undermine Civil Rights Reform," Ruth Colker explores the ways in which people in power on the right have kept certain groups — including people of color and those with disabilities — from truly being treated equally.
Nov. 4, 2021
Just Democracy Kyrsten Sinema The Betrayal
Activists have taken to new approaches to get through to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, who has become one of the most polarizing figures in the country this year. The newest tactic: a horror movie trailer.
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Nov. 3, 2021
Mikitzli Dia De Los Muertos Festival at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix
The commercialization of Día de los Muertos is decried by many, but ASU lecturer Mathew Sandoval argues it’s not so simple.
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Nov. 2, 2021


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