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I love birthdays and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Yes, I am the type of person who declares that it’s their “birthday month.”  Yes, I like to plan out how I’m going to celebrate weeks in advance. Yes, I enjoy having one day a year when I can bask in gifts and compliments – let a girl live!  Hence, here is my guide to planning a unique birthday party in the greater Phoenix area....

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Opening this weekend: Good Boys—The title characters are three preteens; much has been made in the publicity of the fact that the stars are too young to see their own R-rated movie unaccompanied. Max (Jacob Tremblay from Room) is interested in girls, one in particular. His friend Thor (Brady Noon) aspires to sing, but aspires even more fervently to be thought cool and to shake off the nickname “Sippy Cup.” Lucas (Keith L. Williams) just...

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In my dating experience, I’m usually either the one getting broken up with or the one that’s ghosting after one or two mediocre dates (sorry). But, after PHOENIX posted best places to go on a first date, I thought it was only fair to also write about where to break up with someone. I asked people on Instagram where they would most like to get their heart broken and here are a few of the responses...

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I know it might seem odd that the person who’s written a blog about an introvert’s night out and an introvert’s date night is now writing about dancing in a crowded room filled with strangers, but trust me, it’s actually a really good time.  If you’ve paid even the slightest bit of attention to your Facebook feed in the past few years, you’ve probably seen people mark themselves as “interested” or “going” to themed dance...

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Opening this weekend:   Them That Follow—Shot in Ohio, this is set in an isolated community of Pentecostals who practice “snake-handling” to demonstrate their faith. Our heroine is Mara (Alice Englert), the beautiful daughter of the Pastor, Lemuel (the great Walton Goggins); she’s engaged to the devout and devoted Garret (Lewis Pullman). Mara’s a sincere believer, but she has feelings for the lapsed Augie (Thomas Mann). It’s possible that Augie is the father of the...

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