Adios, Sunshine

Adios, Sunshine

Our editor-in-chief is leaving the Valley of the Spun for some shithole in California. Here's what that means for the future of PHX SUX. (Spoiler: We're not going anywhere.)
Is Phoenix’s Lit Scene Really On Fire—Or Is It Just Blowing Smoke?

Is Phoenix’s Lit Scene Really On Fire—Or Is It Just Blowing Smoke?

It is a cliché that the Phoenix is a bird which burns itself down to birth something new... but it's fucking true.
Stop Calling Roosevelt Row an Arts District

Stop Calling Roosevelt Row an Arts District

Pete Petrisko tells us why it's NoMoRoRo. Calling Roosevelt Row an "Arts District" at this point might be the greatest bait-and-switch scheme Downtown Phoenix has ever witnessed.
How I Learned To Love Phoenix By Flirting With Seattle

How I Learned To Love Phoenix By Flirting With Seattle

A visit to Seattle reminds our writer about what's REALLY great about living in Phoenix.
Why Are the Names of Phoenix Suburbs So Shitty?

Why Are the Names of Phoenix Suburbs So Shitty?

The name Phoenix is nothing short of kickass, layered in meaning and metaphor. So why do all the other names for cities in Maricopa County fucking suck?
'The Last Phoenician' — Imagining Phx Lovecraft-Style

‘The Last Phoenician’ — Imagining Phx Lovecraft-Style

In the heart of this arid cradle once sprawled a city: a network of glass and steel that dared to defy the tyrant sun's will. Yet there came a time when the weeping earth did swallow all of mankind and its arrogance, while the great solar eye watched unblinking.
Loving the Blemish

Loving the Blemish

True to its perfect name, Phoenix is a risen city, one destined to destroy itself ad nauseum. Living here is pure defiance, not only to nature, but to reason.
Wait, So You Hate Phoenix?

Wait, So You Hate Phoenix?

Nope.
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Art Hider James B. Hunt Needs Your Help Getting An Art Show Together

It's like asking you to let me hit you in the face with a hammer a bunch of times.
PREMIERE: Paper Foxes's "Indica Feels"

PREMIERE: Paper Foxes’s “Indica Feels”

Their auras throb outward. Though the band members are in black-and-white, the external manifestations of their inner beings are anything but. Last but not least, rising from the bottom center of the screen, a six-armed Christopher James Jacobson emerges. Although his arms and posture echo the Indian mother goddess of destruction and creation Kali, Christopher’s...
Keep On Pushin' - Art, Birth, and Mother's Day

Keep On Pushin’ – Art, Birth, and Mother’s Day

“In many ways, our society still views the female figure as grotesque and that the things that it does are kind of grotesque as well. We’re always trying to clean up those things or beautify them in some way.” Solis wanted “to really embrace the physicality of the experience and to openly show a vagina,...
At The Drive-In Puts On Cinematic Show In Tempe

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I’d seen these guys play as The Mars Volta. I’d seen these guys play as Antemasque and now I’d seen them in At The Drive-In. At one point in my life I seriously thought the day would never come, but here I was, covered in sweat, and beyond proud of it.
The Satanic Temple on Menstruatin' With Satan And Messin' With Texas

The Satanic Temple on Menstruatin’ With Satan And Messin’ With Texas

We sat down with representatives from The Satanic Temple's Arizona Chapter to find out more about their "Menstruatin' With Satan" and what else the Temple's got cooking in their cauldron.
Words Within The Rhyme: An Intimate Evening Where Rap Meets Spoken Word

Words Within The Rhyme: An Intimate Evening Where Rap Meets Spoken Word

Mystic Blu elaborated on the idea of having rappers sharing poems minus the usual trappings of musical accompaniment or crews. She wanted to capture the intimate power of poetry, to highlight the words, the feelings, the people.
"Empire" State Of Mind: A Conversation With Exploded View's David Sherman

“Empire” State Of Mind: A Conversation With Exploded View’s David Sherman

The Exploded View Microcinema will be hosting a rare screening of Andy Warhol's 8-hour film "Empire". We talked to Microcinema co-founder David Sherman about the film and the history of his experimental space.
PREMIERE: Exxxtra Crispy's "They Don't Think It Be Like It Is But It Do"

PREMIERE: Exxxtra Crispy’s “They Don’t Think It Be Like It Is But It Do”

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If Punk Is Dead, “Please Kill Me” Shows Us Where The Bodies Are Buried

"Please Kill Me", the granddaddy of music oral histories, is back out in a brand new, expanded edition. We took a close look at this classic to see if it still's got the goods, 20 years later.