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Phoenix Comicon's Fan Fest Is Back With A Force

The Winter Production Of Phoenix Comicon Will Be Back At University Of Phoenix Stadium In Early December With A Focus On Star Wars Including A Much Anticipated BB-8 Obstacle Course.

Group Seeks Boycott Of Black Thursday

Consciousness Calendar Nov. 19 to Dec. 3: Featured Is A Thanksgiving Boycott, But Also Featured Are An Immigration Gathering, Educational Events And A Documentary Screening.

When Arizonans Flout Their Whiskers

The Canyon State Beard Club Hosts A Bearding Competition In Mesa That Highlights The Re-Emergence Of Facial Hair And The Entertaining Men And Women Who Like To Show Their Growth Off.

Grand Ave. Festival Brings Art To The Masses

Consciousness Calendar Nov. 5 to 19: Also Featured Is Marches For Veterans, Wage Equality, A Midtown Urban Tour And Much More.

Food Is The Best Ride At Arizona State Fair

Beyond The Traditional Deep Fried Favorites, There Are Also Some Healthy Options At This Year's Fair, Including A Salad And Some Low-Carb Options, Too.

Help Planned Parenthood At Halloween Fundraiser

Consciousness Calendar Oct. 21 to Nov. 4: Featured Is A Fundraiser, But Also On The Mind-Expanding Docket is Domestic Violence Awareness, An AIDS Walk And A Legislator's BBQ, Among Other Great Events.

Arizona State Fair 2015: Born To Be Bopping

In The Next Few Weeks, Throngs Of Residents Of The Phoenix Metro And The Grand Canyon State Will Scream, Laugh, Dance, Smile, Eat And Generally Be Merry Along McDowell Road And 19th Avenue.

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Martin Short Stars In ARTrageous Benefit Gala

Unlimited Arts Nov. 25 to Dec. 9: Featured Is A Fundraiser And Anniversary Celebration For Scottsdale Arts Institutions, But Also Includes Music Shows, Plays And Theatrical Events Galore.

To The Greats Without A Microphone

George Jessel Had A Long And Storied Career in Vaudeville And Hollywood, Never Losing His Dramatic Touch Despite Ending Up In An L.A. Suburb Eating TV Dinners.

Global Dance Festival Set To Thump Rawhide On Friday

Produced By Local Innovators Relentless Beats And Global Dance, The Homegrown EDM Music Attraction Will Feature Both International Talent And Local Standouts.

Don Rickles: The Merchant Of Venom, Defanged

Perhaps The Classiest Insult Comedian To Ever Grace A Stage, Rickles Talks About His Biggest Benefactors And How He Still Can Manage To Win Every Verbal Battle.

Chris Hardwick: The Hardest Working Man In Comedy

The Eternally-Positive @Midnight Star Brings His Stand-Up Act To Phoenix And Talks About Hosting TV Shows, Geeking Out at Comic-Con, and Why He Loves Arizona.

Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents A Christmas Classic

Unlimited Arts Nov. 11 to 25: Featured Is A Christmas Carol But Other Highlights Include A Pulitzer Prize Winning Play, Fall Festival and A SuicideGirls Burlesque Show.

Vaudeville Was Not A Place!

Step, Ball, Change, Flap, Step: A Trip To Will Ahern's Famous Rainbow Rehearsal Studio In L.A. Brought Back Memories Of Vaudeville And, Ironically, The Scent of Garlic.

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Jeff Gordon May Be Retired, But His Legacy Is Golden

After Ending On A Stellar Note This Season, The Former Outcast And California Kid Is Much More Than Just A Former Open-Wheel Racer, He Is One Of The All-Time Greats.

Disabled Athletes Redefine Limitations In Phoenix

A New Rendition Of The Duel In The Desert Showcased Some Of The Best Amputee Basketball Players As Well As Wheelchair Soccer And Lacrosse Matches.

Arizona Cardinals Need To Replace Carson Palmer

Although The Quarterback Is Having A Stellar Season, There Can Be Little Doubt That He Will Eventually Succumb To Father Time And The Team Needs To Have His Successor In The Fold Before That Happens.

Paralympic Rugby Athletes Transcend Disability

The Only Contact-Filled Adaptive Sport Came To The Phoenix Metro To Select The Team That Will Need To Win An Upcoming, Pressure Packed, South American Tournament.

Mesa's Benedictine U Plans 100-Inning Ballgame

In Launching The Softball Program For The Mesa Campus, Coach Decided On A Unique Fundraiser That Will Also Feature Softball-Related Activities And Some Appearances By Political Figures.

Welter Hire A Stunt If She Doesn't Stay For Season

The Cardinals And Welter Deserve To Be Lauded, But If She Doesn't Make The Regular-Season Staff, Then The Appearance Of Good Intentions Will Be Washed Away By The Truth.

Daryl Washington's Fate Is A Punch In The Face For Cards

The Player's Past Actions Have Resulted In Drug And Domestic Violence Suspensions, And Even If He Is Becomes A Member Of The Squad In 2015, He Will Negatively Impact The Team And Society.

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Why Did the Peahen Cross the Road?

After Running Into A Wayward Peahen, A Writer Ponders Her Safety And The Intentions Of The Bird Before Finding Salvation From A Colorful Couple.

MTM Exclusive: João Cerqueira

When Jesus of Nazareth comes back to Earth — maybe for the third time, maybe not — he finds that not all of those known as his most dedicated followers see things from a similar point-of-view.

Four Festivals Fold In Favor Of Touring Mega-Spectacle

Coachella, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, And Austin City Limits Will Be Closing Up Shop As Of 2017 And Changing The Format Of American Music Festivals Forever.

Fiction And Satire Prime Cuts 2014

Complementing Our News And Features, The Modern Times Magazine Fiction and Satire Section Provides Comic Relief To The Real Stories That Aren’t Really So Funny But Are Best Tackled By Entertainment.

Marvel Fiction Finalists Unleash Their Powers

The Stories Are In And With Much Joy, Excitement, And Laughter, Modern Times Magazine Is Proud To Release The Two Finalists That Will Have The Chance To Win Two Free Passes To The Marvel Experience.

Arizona GOP Looks To UFC For New House Rules

In The Shadow Of The State Capitol Building Friday, New Arizona Speaker Of The House David Gowan Introduced Local Ultimate Fighting Championship Competitors That Made A Neck Chop More Potent Than A Piggyback Bill.

The Sun Also Sets: Or, Living In Phoenix In Summertime?

Local Writer Takes Us On A Trip Through Some Of The Sights And Sounds Available In The Phoenix Metro When Its Hot — And What We Adore, Bemoan And Find Jocular — In A Partly Fictional Tale.

New: 'Crashing In The Darkness'

As The Summer Comes To An End, Modern Times Magazine Presents A Collection of Short Stories And Poems — This Weeks Addition By Danny Valdez.

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Stormtrooper Fiat Has Plenty of Forcepower

Disney And Lucasfilm Partnered With Fiat To Create a One-Of-A-Kind Storm Trooper-Themed Fiat 500 To Promote the Upcoming Release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Daniel Craig Is A Bond To Remember

The Blond-Haired British Actor Cemented His Legacy As One Of The Best Bonds Ever By Departing From The Franchise’s Roots And Attracting A Younger Audience.

Inside The World Of Fan Art

As Films, Paintings, Drawings T-Shirts And More That Depict Copyrighted Elements Of Comics And Films Gain In Popularity, Is It Only A Matter Of Time Before Fan-Art Enters The Cross Hairs Of Major License Holders?

Why Does The U.S. Govt. Kill Like A Crazed Gunman?

A Proud Gun Owner Reflects On President Obama's Call For Gun Control Despite A Seemingly Unabashed Governmental Policy Of Killing Foreign Civilians.

Gitmo Trials Stalled By A Phone Call To Yemen

When The Defense Team Of Ramzi bin al Shibh Made What They Thought Was A Harmless Call To Their Client’s Brother In 2013, It Set In Motion Delays That Have Led To A Broken System.

Copyright Battle Looms Over Music Industry

A Bill Winding Through The Long Roads Of The U.S. Congress Aims To Rewrite Copyright Rules That Have Become Increasingly Dated With The Development Of Music Streaming Services.

Pope Boosts Immigration On U.S. Trip

First Pope From Latin America Becomes An Advocate For Immigrants During His First Trip To The United States.

10 Reasons To Love And Hate Listicles

Taking A Cue From Thousands Of Other Websites Throughout The Globe, We Have Accepted A Top Ten List From A Talented Writer, But Beware As It Is Not Your Typical Listicle.

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