Tempe Archives


Gabe Hagen and Jesse Shank in front of Brick Road Coffee in Tempe    Cinnamon roll and honey vanilla lattes, croissant-crusted pizza, hand-squeezed lemonade and pomegranate green tea are all on the menu at Brick Road Coffee, a new java joint in Tempe. Customers can expect great food and drinks, but also an inviting community hub. Partners Gabe Hagen and Jesse Shank opened the shop in Fairlanes Village Center in January. Hagen says their vision...


From Glendale to Gilbert, downtown neighborhoods across the Valley have flourished over the past decade, sprouting high with local restaurants, boutiques, theaters and that all-important “cultural density.” Now, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, they need our love more than ever.


You spent about two years making your latest album. How did you know when it was finished? It definitely feels like a long time. I think there’s a little bit of an intangible feeling when something feels complete. On this record I wrote a lot more than I have in the past. I had a lot more options in terms of trying to craft what I thought would be the best story and best collection...


Originally from Spain, Olvido García Valdés is one of the most renowned poets in the Hispanic literary community. Last October, Phoenix-based Cardboard House Press published the translated version of her book And We Were All Alive/ Y Todos Estabamos Vivos. Local poet and translator Catherine Hammond will be presenting Garcia Valdes's award-winning poetry collection at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe this Friday, January 13 at 7 p.m.


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