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books on display
Tucson will host one of the biggest literary festivals in the country this weekend — and books are only part of the story.
Mar. 2, 2023
Goodyear has big plans for a chunk of land that’s sat vacant since the Great Recession. Residents call it the "old mall site," referencing a project that never happened due to the recession and changing market.
More Arizona business news
Feb. 28, 2023
baseball glove on home plate
Baseball returned to Arizona last weekend, with the opening of the Cactus League season. Over 125,000 fans attended opening weekend of the Cactus League.
Feb. 27, 2023
The "Dilbert" comic
For decades, Scott Adams has been poking fun at the business world through his popular comic strip, “Dilbert.” But the laughter came to a screeching halt when the increasingly outspoken cartoonist posted a racist diatribe on YouTube last week.
Feb. 27, 2023
Shakespeare, hiking in Arizona, poetry on vinyl and a haiku winner share some thematic space on this KJZZ podcast about literature in Arizona and the region. It's hosted by Tom Maxedon.
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Feb. 27, 2023
Brittney Griner WM Phoenix Open
Phoenix Mercury player Brittney Griner and her wife Cherelle participated in the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday which was broadcast on BET. It’s one of the Griners’ few public appearances since Brittney was released from a Russian prison in December.
Feb. 26, 2023
Chandler Innovation Fair
The city of Chandler is partnering with local schools and companies to present its free, hands-on innovation fair Saturday.
Feb. 24, 2023
Portrait of William Shakespeare
Bradley Irish is an English professor at Arizona State University and his forthcoming book, "Shakespeare and Disgust: The History and Science of Early Modern Revulsion," argues that Shakespeare was visionary in his use of disgust using it in his work centuries before science proved its power.
Feb. 24, 2023
Salt River Fields Scottsdale
Spring training starts Friday in Arizona with a pair of games — the Texas Rangers v. the Kansas City Royals and the Seattle Mariners v. the San Diego Padres. There’s a full slate of eight games on Saturday, including the Arizona Diamondbacks playing two split squad games.
Feb. 24, 2023
Rob Manfred at MLB Spring Training Media Day
Diamond Sports Group, the parent company of the 19 Bally Sports channels across the country, has missed a payment and could be moving towards bankruptcy. And that has some fans worried about being able to watch their teams’ games.
More Arizona business news
Feb. 24, 2023
Super Bowl XLIII signs
Phoenix is marking a trash milestone after the city reached its goal of having a "zero waste" Super Bowl.
Feb. 23, 2023
Julio Cesar Morales Lucha Libre: Beyond the Arenas
An expansive exhibition at the ASU Art Museum explores the vast world of lucha libre — gathering works from artists who have been influenced by the wrestling culture from around the world.
Feb. 23, 2023
The Dirty Drummer Restaurant & Spirits sign
But in 2018, the last location of the Dirty Drummer was set to close until Dana Armstrong, whose father co-founded chain, stepped in to save the dive bar and restore it to its former glory.
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Feb. 22, 2023
Maybe I'll Go to the Convenience Store - Summer Is Coming painting by Mr.
Japanese artist Mr. created his largest piece of work to date recently, and it hangs in the Phoenix Art Museum right now. It is a massive collage — packed full of countless details, from anime-inspired characters and video game-looking emojis to words in English and Japanese.
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Feb. 22, 2023
Mercury game Footprint Center
Over the weekend, the Phoenix Mercury re-signed two longtime cornerstones of the franchise in Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi. Cassandra Negley, women’s basketball writer for Yahoo Sports, joined The Show to talk about the moves and what they mean for the upcoming season and beyond.
Feb. 21, 2023
Arizona Diamondbacks Avnet jersey patch
This is the first year Major League Baseball teams can sell advertisements on jerseys, and the Arizona Diamondbacks are one of a handful who have so far announced they’re doing so.
Feb. 21, 2023
Conversations about representation have been taking place in lots of areas of society, from politics to business to the arts. It’s something Granville Carroll has been thinking a lot about. Carroll is a visual artist and an assistant professor at Arizona State University. He’s developed and is teaching a class called Identity and Representation in Photography.
Feb. 20, 2023
Dr. Lady J
A bill from Republican Sen. Anthony Kern passed out of committee that would make drag shows fall under the definition of "adult cabaret performances," which is usually reserved for strip shows. And that’s just one of many similar bills being introduced nationwide. Dr. Lady J says while it may seem trivial to go after drag queens, people who know the history behind it are scared.
Feb. 20, 2023
ASU Art Museum
The Arizona State University Art Museum recently received a half million dollar grant that will support Latino curators. Funding came from the Mellon, Ford, Getty and Terra Foundations that provided the award as part of an initiative to support the advancement of Latinx art in museums.
Feb. 18, 2023
For nearly four decades, The Festival of Japan, better known as the Arizona Matsuri, has celebrated the “Land of the Rising Sun” in many ways. The festival returns in-person this weekend to Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix.
Feb. 18, 2023


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