Top Five Phoenix Arts and Culture Stories of the Week

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Tania Katan Talks Sweater Vests and Shopping Habits with Laurie Notaro for This Year's Shine

Once a year, New Times puts the spotlight on Scottsdale in SHINE, our annual pocket guide. As usual, the 2012 edition includes all the best spots to drink, dine, party, and get a culture fix. But this time around, we're really all about the merchandise. So break out your piggy bank and get ready for a little retail therapy.

Tania Katan is an author, playwright, performer; Lounge Program Coordinator for Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, where she's been shaking things up with literary and arm wrestling events (more on those later).

This week, author and Phoenix New Times contributor Laurie Notaro caught up with Katan to talk about her shopping habits and the time she tried to seduce IKEA's online help for this year's Shine ...

--Claire Lawton

I Work for GOOD: Downtown's monOrchid to Grant One Community Member Free Studio Space for a Year

Run out of space to work on your latest project or looking for a spot to do some serious creating? Take note: Downtown's monOrchid is looking for one lucky tenant.

Introduced this week, the I Work For Good project will award one local creative a dedicated work space in the monOrchid loft with a one year lease -- for free.

See how you can be considered for the free work space.

--Claire Lawton

Don't forget to check out Jackalope Ranch's series, 100 Creatives.

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