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120-sided dice
Math and art are not often used together in the same sentence, especially when the word fun is then added on. But Robert Fathauer combines those three things to make art that is based on mathematics that can be used in schools, for game play or just to look at.
Feb. 17, 2023
A pilot project approved by the Mesa City Council will make it easier for the city’s youngest students to get a library card.
Feb. 16, 2023
A sign welcomes Super Bowl visitors
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport reported more than 200,000 travelers the day after Super Bowl LVII.
Feb. 16, 2023
A rendering of Desert Diamond Arena
A top Glendale official says the city has made a deal that could eventually lead it out of the arena business. But the final choice belongs to the long-time operator of the newly rebranded venue that anchors Westgate Entertainment District.
Feb. 16, 2023
The Shen Yun dance and orchestra company is in Arizona this month. It performed last week in Tucson, has three more shows in Mesa and then a handful in Phoenix over the weekend and next week.
Feb. 16, 2023
Lombardi Trophy Super Bowl LVII
To talk about the cultural side of the most-watched sporting event in the nation, Phoenix Magazine Editor Craig Outhier sat down with The Show.
Feb. 13, 2023
A Taiko Drum concert at the 36th Annual Matsuri Festival in Phoenix.
On this episode of Word, a Valley resident turns experience as a former prison inmate into a graphic novel. Plus, addiction to an anti-anxiety drug leads to a debut mystery. Plus, the haiku train is still running down the tracks and as the KJZZ Annual Haiku Writing Contest keeps on chugging.
Feb. 11, 2023
Scholars from the Pat Tillman Foundation named after former Arizona Cardinals defensive player Pat Tillman will serve as honorary coin toss captains for the Super Bowl on Sunday. The foundation supports veterans and military spouses in their educational and leadership pursuits.
Feb. 11, 2023
Ana Gabriela Guevara
In recent years, the Mexican state of Sonora has hosted international sporting events including baseball and volleyball championships. This year, it will be archery.
Feb. 10, 2023
Allan Llewellyn Play rolling ball sculptures
What is play? How do we distinguish it from work? These are questions raised at “Play,” the current exhibition at Modified Arts. The Show went to the exhibit to speak with an artist who creates rolling ball sculptures.
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Feb. 10, 2023
State Farm Stadium
For the first time in Super Bowl history, both starting quarterbacks will be Black — Patrick Mahomes or Kansas City and Jalen Hurts for Philadelphia. To get a sense of what this means for the world of football and beyond, The Show spoke with Jason Reid, a senior NFL writer at ESPN who covers race in the NFL.
Feb. 9, 2023
Mat Ishbia
The Arizona chapter of billionaire sports team owners has a new member. But the mortgage company executive officially introduced on Wednesday as Governor of the Phoenix Suns and Mercury said he’ll continue to live in the Midwest.
Feb. 8, 2023
This year, brands are releasing short, 15-20 second ads that give a sneak peek of a brand’s full-length commercial that will air on Super Bowl Sunday. Complete with the date of the game, they feel almost like movie trailers.
Feb. 8, 2023
Rosalina and her Gigi, Julia Fournier
Not long ago, Phoenix writer Julia Fournier found herself spending a lot of time considering saudade. It’s a Portuguese word that can’t quite be translated to English. Saudade is the state of feeling melancholy or nostalgia for something or someone you will never see again.
Feb. 8, 2023
signs says welcome to mesa
Mesa’s mayor thinks the city’s $63 million investment to bring Arizona State University downtown is paying off. During his State of the City address Tuesday, Mayor John Giles called the school’s Media and Immersive Experience Center, known as MIX, a catalyst for the downtown arts and innovation district.
Feb. 7, 2023
Super Bowl XLIII signs
Autumn Lockwood, a University of Arizona alum, will become the first Black woman to coach a Super Bowl this Sunday. Lockwood is an assistant performance coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Feb. 7, 2023
Phoenix police officers on bicycles
Phoenix taxpayers will contribute millions of dollars to support Super Bowl events. The city is preparing for more than 200,000 visitors at various downtown events through Sunday. Police Commander Brian Lee said providing adequate security means pulling department employees from other duties.
Feb. 3, 2023
The Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra
The Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra has been making people dance across the Phoenix area for 10 years. At 16 members strong, PAO is dedicated to the music that inspired them — and the man who created it, the father of afrobeat, Fela Kuti.
Feb. 3, 2023
ASU students use  the "Curtain of Distraction" to distract the opposing team
A basketball game might be the last place you’d expect to see costumes, skits or curtains. But Arizona State University has a longstanding tradition to use those things to help their team win.
Feb. 3, 2023
Arizona Diamondbacks Avnet jersey patch
The Arizona Diamondbacks will add a patch to their baseball jerseys showcasing a technology company.
Feb. 2, 2023


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