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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
CityScape
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
International UFO Congress
The Southwest has a reputation its hot weather, expansive deserts — and supernatural phenomena. This abundance of supernatural discourse prompted one KJZZ listener to ask our Q&AZ project, "Why is the international UFO convention always in Arizona?"
Sep. 9, 2021
seeking wiley wallace
Wiley Wallace paints worlds that are part reality — and part radioactive myth. The Phoenix artist's dualistic works often include his own children surrounded by supernatural figures, symbols and light. The effect is oftentimes eerie, sometimes amusing and always interesting.
Sep. 9, 2021
Dave Williams
Sept. 8 marks the 55th anniversary of "Star Trek," one of the most influential entertainment franchises in pop culture history. To celebrate, The Show spoke with a true Trekkie — ASU planetary geologist Dave Williams.
Sep. 8, 2021
Peter Bergen The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden
Peter Bergen, co-director of ASU’s Center on the Future of War, followed Osama bin Laden’s career beginning in 1997. His latest book includes new information about bin Laden, including his final days, and also includes perspective that covering bin Laden for more than two decades has provided.
Sep. 8, 2021
illustration of sports betting
On Sept. 9, Arizonans will legally be allowed to place a wager on sporting events at brick-and-mortar sports books as well as online and with mobile apps. So what kind of impact will legal sports betting in Arizona and the rest of the country have on the economy of a gambling mecca like Las Vegas?
Sep. 7, 2021
Larry Fitzgerald
The Arizona Cardinals begin their 2021 campaign Sept. 12 in Tennessee against the Titans. After just missing the playoffs last year, this upcoming season may determine whether the Cards will have to shuffle again.
Sep. 7, 2021

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