Downtown Phoenix Protest of Donald Trump (live coverage by PHX SUX)

Downtown Phoenix Protest of Donald Trump (live coverage by PHX SUX)

Do you think the 45th president is enabling fascism even more than former heads of state have? We at PHX SUX see the argument, and have some reporters on the street today. Stay safe out there…   As of 4:00 AZ TIME:   As of 5:00 AZ TIME As of...
PREMIERE: Jerusafunk's Cosmic Debut 'The Hierophant'

PREMIERE: Jerusafunk’s Cosmic Debut ‘The Hierophant’

Jerusafunk is clearly in tune with the inner funk of the galaxy.
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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"What Are You Afraid Of" - New Single by Paper Foxes

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As much as I’ve seen of “Welcome to the NHK,” it’s the story of a ‘NEET’ in training, or what they call a hikikimori in Japan. Which is someone who stays home and doesn’t necessarily have a stable job or income. They are people who don’t leave the house for anything more than groceries or...
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Michelle Embree Talks About D.I.Y. Tarot Cards And Telling Stories

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Things That Don’t Suck in Phoenix This July

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Here’s How The Republican Repeal Of ACA Could Really SUX For Arizona

Most of us already know why the proposed ACA repeal is a bad idea, but here's why it's specifically bad for all of us living in the P-H-X.
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Citrus Clouds Fight Heat Plague With Desert Gaze

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“My Baby’s Fun Had Gone”: How The Labyrinth Soundtrack Saved Bowie From A Decade Of Sucking

The "Labyrinth" soundtrack is back out on vinyl for the first time since its release in 1986. We take a look back at the album and the positive impact it had on Bowie during his time in the Zeitgeist's "doghouse".