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Spooky’s Swirls horror cupcakes
Spooky’s Swirls is a gluten-free bakery that combines the couples’ love of horror films with their love of baking. The unlikely combination has become a hit and even landed one of its owners on the Food Network’s “Halloween Baking Championship.”
Sep. 14, 2022
Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez picture
A new podcast from the Arizona Republic investigates the life and death of a 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed through the southern border wall in 2012.
Sep. 13, 2022
Robert Sarver
The NBA has suspended Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury owner Robert Sarver for one year, plus fined him $10 million, after an investigation found that he had engaged in what the league called “workplace misconduct and organizational deficiencies."
Sep. 13, 2022
Gil Thorp comic strip
The comic strip "Gil Thorp" has been published since 1958. And the fourth and newest writer of the strip is Tucson-born graphic novelist Henry Barajas.
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Sep. 13, 2022
Jimmy Jenkins
Jimmy Jenkins grew up in a small town in Indiana. His house was directly across the street from farmland and a forest. But across the highway was a maximum security federal prison. The prison scared him and he often had nightmares about it as a child.
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Sep. 13, 2022
montezuma well
Most Arizonans have heard of Montezuma Castle, but there's a little-known oasis just down the road from it: Montezuma Well.
Sep. 12, 2022
Chris Bianco
Chris Bianco is an award-winning pizza chef based in Phoenix. He is well-known for starting Pizzeria Bianco in 1988, which has received national recognition. Now, both he and his restaurant are featured in “Chef’s Table: Pizza” which premiered Sept. 7.
Sep. 11, 2022
Hand tossing baseball
Major League Baseball is introducing some of its most radical rules next season, adopting a pitch clock and limiting defensive shifts after concluding modern analytics created a slower, less entertaining sport.
Sep. 10, 2022
patrons at tianguis night market
Summer nights are getting hotter in the Valley, but high temperatures haven't stopped the trend of night markets from popping up.
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Sep. 9, 2022
Excel Esports: All-Star Battle
Most jobs requiring spreadsheets don't require workers to use them competitively. But the Microsoft Excel Collegiate Challenge is an exception to that.
Sep. 9, 2022
Sturdy Ladies Tiny Desert Concert at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix
It’s time for The Show's next Tiny Desert Concert, and this one is all about the ladies — Sturdy Ladies, that is.
Sep. 8, 2022
Melissa Kruse-Peeples
The Show series Hot Town is exploring all of the sometimes surprising ways our lives are shaped by the Phoenix heat — including in our yards. Meet master gardener Melissa Kruse-Peeples.
Sep. 8, 2022
Football field
The NFL's 2022 season kicks off Sept. 8, and 13 of the league's 32 teams will start people of color at that position in the first week. Journalist Jason Reid recently wrote about the NFL and African-American quarterbacks in his book, "Rise of the Black Quarterback: What It Means for America."
Sep. 8, 2022
Brian Young and Daniel W. Vandever
The Navajo Nation Library is hosting a celebration of tribal authors Friday in the tribe’s capital city.
Sep. 7, 2022
Megan Baffoe
Although princesscore — an ultra-feminine style that embraces the color pink — seems potentially at odds with modern discussion of gender roles, Megan Baffoe finds it empowering.
Sep. 7, 2022
The University of Arizona Health Sciences Education Building in downtown Phoenix.
The University of Arizona’s Health Sciences Education Building in downtown Phoenix is making Arizona healthier — not just from facilitating health classes, but from mitigating heat with its copper-clad exterior.
Sep. 7, 2022
Senate Bill 1070 opposition protest
In 2010, Arizona's controversial SB 1070 was signed into law. Over a decade later, immigration rhetoric is still rife in Arizona, but the conversation has shifted.
Sep. 7, 2022
“The Book of Will” play
Some audiences may find the works of William Shakespeare intimidating, but what if they didn’t exist today? A play titled “The Book of Will” performed by Phoenix Theatre Company showcases the true story to preserve his work.
Sep. 6, 2022
route 66 women cast
A documentary, "Route 66: The Untold Story of Women on the Mother Road," examines how women navigated segregation and gender discrimination to build lives for themselves along America's most famous highway.
Sep. 6, 2022
Caesars Sportsbook at Chase Field
Sports betting has been legalized in about two-thirds of U.S. states. That includes Arizona, which joined the nationwide trend one year ago this week. Gaming officials in the state say so far, it’s been a success.
Sep. 5, 2022


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