Palatable Art
Adult Swim's On The Green Event Feels Like A Black Mirror Episode

Adult Swim’s On The Green Event Feels Like A Black Mirror Episode

We were somewhat unchilled by the stone-faced and sunglassesed police checkpoint we passed through on the way into the parking lot. Alas, with public shootings as common as premature ejaculation in high school these days, perhaps it is a necessary concession. They forced all entrants to empty our pockets and submit to metal detecting scans,...
"Metropolitan" and The Indiscreet Charm Of The Bourgeois

“Metropolitan” and The Indiscreet Charm Of The Bourgeois

EDITOR’S NOTE: Harkins Valley Art (on Mill Ave) is hosting a free screening of “Metropolitan” this evening at 7pm. Director Whit Stillman will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. In honor of this rare (and rad) occurence, we’re taking a look back at this gem of early 90’s cinema. “The cha cha is no...
Rachel Goodwin's 'BAGGAGE' Was Like A [BLANK] in a [BLANK] Store

Rachel Goodwin’s ‘BAGGAGE’ Was Like A [BLANK] in a [BLANK] Store

This satirical exhibit dares you to explore the ritual of buying absolute bullshit by inviting you to actually buy absolute bullshit. The only thing lacking from this retail experience was a pimply, depressed teenager sulking at a cash register.
Getting Obliterated Before Yayoi Kusama's 88th Birthday

Getting Obliterated Before Yayoi Kusama’s 88th Birthday

Forget yourself. Become one with eternity. Become part of your environment.” -Yayoi Kusama There are many reasons why Phoenix sucks. The hellish summer heat, for starters. Our repressive police force, for sure. Terrible drivers, Scottsdale douchebags, gentrification turncoats (enjoy your filthy airport lucre), and at least a hundred other factors combine to paint a picture...
Words, Whales, and Wonder at Canal Convergence 2017

Words, Whales, and Wonder at Canal Convergence 2017

Pictures and thoughts on this year's edition of Canal Convergence, happening in Old Town Scottsdale - the Valley's gilded hive of scum and villainy.
"Tooth & Nail" Hammers The Human Body Into Strange New Shapes

“Tooth & Nail” Hammers The Human Body Into Strange New Shapes

"Tooth & Nail," the newest exhibit at Modified Arts, brings together the work of two prolific artists. Our correspondent swings by to see if it's got some bite.
Everyone Is Royalty For 15 Minutes In Kehinde Wiley's New Republic

Everyone Is Royalty For 15 Minutes In Kehinde Wiley’s New Republic

We take a look at the Phoenix Art Museum's Kehinde Wiley exhibit. Is it worth the special exhibition price, or is it a case of don't believe the hype?
Trunk Space, Four Chambers, & nueBOX Pull Off A Menage Art Trois At Mesa Arts Center

Trunk Space, Four Chambers, & nueBOX Pull Off A Menage Art Trois At Mesa Arts Center

The Trunk Space, Four Chambers Press, and nueBOX got together on Sunday night to put on an evening of interdisciplinary experimental art in Mesa. Our correspondent went down to see how their evening of dance, theater, and spoken word turned out.
Time Travelers, Cheshire Cats, & Phallic Fountains: Looking Back At Chris Marker

Time Travelers, Cheshire Cats, & Phallic Fountains: Looking Back At Chris Marker

To paraphrase a Zen proverb: First there is a cat, then there is no cat, then there is. The ancient Egyptians venerated cats as gods. Modern man venerates cats as memes. For filmmaker Chris Marker, cats were something in between. They were a constant presence in his movies, dotting the landscape of his films as...
Check Out NXOEED's 'Creeps' at Lost Leaf This Month

Check Out NXOEED’s ‘Creeps’ at Lost Leaf This Month

'This show will not puncture you with thorns or leave you smelling like compost, so there's that.'