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Snowbowl
A change in policy by the Biden administration to give tribal voices more of a seat at the table has led to a controversy about proposed changes at Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff.
Jul. 1, 2022
zahn mcclarnon as officer joe leaphorn in amc's dark winds
Tony Hillerman wrote a series of detective novels set on the Navajo Nation and featuring law enforcement officers who were Native American. Their popularity led to a PBS program, but the characters have received an update — one considered to be more authentic — on AMC.
Jul. 1, 2022
LA Memorial Coliseum
The athletic conference to which Arizona State and the University of Arizona belong may be headed for disintegration. The Midwest-based Big Ten has voted to accept UCLA and USC, who are leaving the Pac-12.
Jun. 30, 2022
Arouna and Zaza Diarra
Arouna Diarra is a 12th-generation musician from Burkina Faso who makes his own instruments — including the kamale n’goni, which is similar to a harp.
Jun. 30, 2022
golf ball
For decades, the PGA tour has been the centerpiece of the world's competitive men's golf. But now the PGA faces its greatest existential challenge with the emergence of the Saudi-backed LIV tour.
Jun. 30, 2022
musical instrument museum sign
At first glance, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is simply home to an impressive collection of musical instruments from around the world. But slip on a pair of headphones and the place takes you — and your ears — around the world.
Jun. 30, 2022
cover image for the diné skate garden project
Fashion designer Amy Denet Deal left California for New Mexico, aiming to reconnect with her Navajo heritage. Now, she's working to create a Diné skate park to bring young Navajo people together in a closer-knit community.
Jun. 29, 2022
Brittney Griner Phoenix Mercury
The trial of Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner is set to begin in Moscow on Friday after the Kremlin recently announced her detention in Russia has been extended another six months.
Jun. 28, 2022
phoenix lights depicted in an art installation at sky harbor
A new installation at Sky Harbor’s latest terminal puts you inside a glass-bottomed airplane flying over Phoenix. You travel over the lights of streets and cars at night over our city’s distinct grid of neighborhoods, until the light brightens and the houses and roads turn to farm fields and desert mountains.
Jun. 28, 2022
Kelly Lytle Hernandez Bad Mexicans book
Inflammatory rhetoric related to border policy and immigration during the Trump administration exacerbated a cultural wedge between the U.S. and Mexico. And for some historians, that was reminiscent of the 1910 Mexican Revolution.
Jun. 27, 2022
Brittney Griner
Federal officials are continuing efforts to free Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia since February. Griner was arrested after Russian officials claimed they found cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage at the airport.
Jun. 26, 2022
Steven Wright stand-up comedy
After more than 40 years as a standup comedian, Steven Wright is still touring. And on June 24, he'll be at the Rialto Theatre in Tucson.
Jun. 24, 2022
Twenty-eight terrazo wall pieces shaped like airplane windows line the wall of the eighth concourse
A new concourse at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport appeals to people who care about art, sustainability and, of course, travel.
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Jun. 23, 2022
An exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum, “Desert Rider” explores artists’ interpretations of lowriders, saddles and even skateboards and the role all of them have played in the culture of our region.
Jun. 23, 2022
Betsy Peterson girl on football team
June 23 marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX. To help mark the occasion, artist and educator Betsy Schneider, who's working on a project called, “Best Girl on the Team,” which documents 50 women who have played on men’s teams.
Jun. 23, 2022
Ms. Marvel, Stranger Things, Obi-Wan Kenobi, the Boys and Barry
Netflix’s announcement of layoffs has observers wondering about the present — and future — of streaming.
Jun. 22, 2022
FanDeul Sportsbook at Footprint Center in Phoenix
Legalized sports betting is less than a year old in Arizona, but even in that short time, our state has proven to be fertile ground for the industry.
Jun. 22, 2022
fireworks
Some Arizona cities won't be celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks this year due to supply-chain issues, while other shows are still on. Here's a guide to events in the Phoenix area and statewide.
Jun. 22, 2022
Youth Ensemble Theatre Incorporated is presenting its first show since the pandemic. Entitled, “This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing,” it’s a production about three young sisters who are left in a forest by their woodcutter father and forced to find their own way in the world.
Jun. 21, 2022
Many Worlds Phoenix Air Jordan low
Sneakerheads will spend hundreds on the latest sneakers. But a recent story from Cronkite News found that those retro basketball sneakers can keep you out of many of Scottsdale's most popular nightclubs.
Jun. 21, 2022

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