Arts + Entertainment

Drowning book by T.J. Newman
In a former life, T.J. Newman was a flight attendant and a bookseller at Changing Hands bookstore right here in the Valley. Now she is a New York Times bestselling author who’s just out with her second much anticipated book.
Booked: More author interviews from The Show
May. 30, 2023
Arizona Coyotes Clayton Keller
The Show talked about what might be next for the Coyotes with Sean Gentille, senior NHL writer for The Athletic, and started with what the conversations are like now within the NHL about the team’s future.
May. 30, 2023
person barrel racing at rodeo
The Apache Junction rodeo grounds will soon have a new owner. The city is buying the 20-acre site from the federal Bureau of Land Management.
May. 25, 2023
State Farm Stadium
Next year’s NCAA Final Four will be held at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, and the deadline to apply for tickets is coming up in one week.
May. 24, 2023
Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix
A national study of public parks released Wednesday puts several Valley cities in the bottom third with Gilbert ranking last among the 100 most populous U.S. communities.
May. 23, 2023
Roger Naylor hike
Every year, Arizonans dread the first 100-degree day, and we’re definitely deep in it now. We basically lock ourselves inside with air conditioning all summer. But Roger Naylor is here with some hope for us all on that front.
May. 23, 2023
Larisa Grollemond
When you think of a wizard, you probably think of an old man in long robes, probably with a long white beard and maybe a pointy hat. According to Larisa Grollemond, while wizards aren't real, this image of what one looks like is rooted in history.
May. 23, 2023
Alexander Vera-Phillips watching new Filipino character, TJ, on Sesame Street.
Kris Vera-Phillips shared her reflection on what representation in the media means for children after "Sesame Street" introduced a new Filipino American Muppet, TJ.
May. 22, 2023
On Friday, opening night of a new WNBA season, Brittney Griner played in her first regular season game with the Phoenix Mercury since being released from Russian detainment.
May. 20, 2023
Brittney Griner
Brittney Griner's life and career path have taken a sharp turn over the past 18 months following a nearly 10-month detainment in Russia on drug-related charges that ended with a prisoner swap in December.
May. 19, 2023
ASU baton twirler Cody Carter
Cody Carter graduated earlier this month with a degree in digital culture theater technology from ASU’s Barrett, the Honors College.
May. 17, 2023
Rio Salado Parkway sign
Lawyers for the Arizona Coyotes wrote that if a Phoenix lawsuit over the team’s proposed development near Sky Harbor Airport is successful, the future of pro hockey in Arizona will be over. What happens next in the court case is unclear now that Tempe voters have rejected the project.
May. 17, 2023
a sign pointing to tempe town lake
Tempe voters on Tuesday rejected a set of ballot measures that would have created a new venue for the Arizona Coyotes. City officials say the hockey arena and entertainment district will not move forward.
May. 16, 2023
On this episode, a Diné writer releases her first novel. Plus, we examine an international true-crime story by a Valley poet-turned sleuth. And, we extend a bow to Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a day at the Kentucky Derby.
May. 16, 2023
Phoenix Art Museum sign
After more than a decade, the Palette Restaurant at Phoenix Art Museum will permanently close its doors. The restaurant’s last day of service on May 28 is also the museum’s Family Funday, which is a free-access event but requires tickets.
May. 16, 2023
 Jeff Biggers
Author Jeff Biggers' newest book is called "In Sardinia: An Unexpected Journey in Italy." It turns out, some of the same tourism-related issues facing Arizona are also facing this island off the west coast of Italy.
May. 16, 2023
A bookshelf at Mesa Public Library displays and holds childrens' books.
For three months at a time, a local author holds office hours at Mesa Public Library to help aspiring writers hone their craft. From May through July, that’s Chandler-based author, critic and journalist Mark Athitakis.
May. 15, 2023
New technologies using artificial intelligence are shaking up many industries, including publishing and art. Authors and artists are questioning whether it’s a tool or cheating — and whether AI will eliminate their work.
More Arizona business news
May. 15, 2023
Those propositions would allow for construction of the proposed Tempe Entertainment District, which would include a new Arizona Coyotes hockey arena, residential and retail buildings.
May. 15, 2023
The Phoenix Suns fired Monty Williams on Saturday, two years after reaching the NBA Finals and a year after he was the overwhelming choice as the coach of the year.
May. 13, 2023


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