The Coming-of-Age Movie Flow Chart

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Universal Pictures
Sixteen Candles
Whether your teen years shaped you, scarred you, or left you more or less unscathed, there's no denying that Hollywood harbors a special love for high school movies. While they each have their own set of one-liners, dated fashion trends, and even more dated soundtracks, there's a certain formula that coming-of-age cult classics share.

Take note, students; here is Jackalope Ranch's flow chart to getting popular, getting it on, or simply getting through high school (and college, and adulthood).


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Five Baking Soda Beauty Tips

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Wikimedia Commons: katerha
Baking soda mixed with vinegar

Floating around in our cabinets is a magical ingredient that can help deodorize, exfoliate, and cleanse. Let us introduce to you: baking soda. This chemical compound, whose proper name is sodium bicarbonate, can be a key ingredient in your beauty regimen just as readily as a batch of chocolate chip cookies.

This white powder works differently when mixed with acids or bases. Mildly abrasive and pH-balancing, baking soda helps to neutralize acids, oils, and odors. And that means you can use it lots of different ways. Here are five beauty remedies to try with the everyday ingredient hiding in your cupboard.


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Downtown Phoenix's First Friday: An Illustrated Guide to May 3

Categories: Field Guide

Art walks are more often about people watching and shenanigans and less about the actual art. We're here to guide you through both. Presenting our very own Field Guide -- an evolving guide to art walks around town.

From time to time, we'll introduce some of our favorite spots and dish out some insider information. If you have any tips or tricks, share 'em in the comments section.

Here's a peek at our guide to Downtown's First Friday for May 3 ...

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illustration by Claire Lawton
click on the image (or right here) for a full-sized version or find one in a few of the galleries and coffee shops in downtown Phoenix.

More hints after the jump ...

See also:
- Grand Avenue Get Down Brings Lowriders, Latino Art, and Customized Auto Culture to Downtown Phoenix This Weekend
- Seven Must-See Cinco de Mayo Parties in Metro Phoenix


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Downtown Phoenix's First Friday: An Illustrated Guide to April 5

Categories: Field Guide

Art walks are more often about people watching and shenanigans and less about the actual art. We're here to guide you through both. Presenting our very own Field Guide -- an evolving guide to art walks around town.

From time to time, we'll introduce some of our favorite spots and dish out some insider information. If you have any tips or tricks, share 'em in the comments section.

Here's a peek at our guide to Downtown's First Friday for April 5 ...

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illustration by Claire Lawton
click on the image (or right here) for a full-sized version or find one in a few of the galleries and coffee shops in downtown Phoenix.


More hints after the jump ...

See also:
- Arts and Drafts Brings Original Ansel Adams Photographs to World of Beer in Tempe
- Casebeer's "The Sentence Camera" Explores Human Dialogue, Snapshots, and Sharpie Markers at Tilt Gallery
- The Phoenix Wayzgoose: A Celebration of Letterpress (and Swap Meet/Auction of Goods!)

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First Friday in Downtown Phoenix: An Illustrated Map and Guide for February 1

Categories: Field Guide

Art walks are more often about people watching and shenanigans and less about the actual art. We're here to guide you through both. Presenting our very own Field Guide -- an evolving guide to art walks around town.

From time to time, we'll introduce some of our favorite spots and dish out some insider information. If you have any tips or tricks, share 'em in the comments section.

Here's a peek at our guide to Downtown's First Friday for Feb. 1 ...

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illustration by Claire Lawton
click on the image (or right here) for a full-sized version or find one in a few of the galleries and coffee shops in downtown Phoenix.

See also:
- The Artcade Show Opens Tonight at Parazol Studios in Downtown Phoenix
- Valley of the Sunflowers Paper Project Art is Up at Combine Studios for First Friday in Downtown Phoenix
- "The Joe and Jan Show" Canceled by Owner of Willo North Gallery in Phoenix


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First Friday in Downtown Phoenix: An Illustrated Map and Guide for January 4

Categories: Field Guide

Art walks are more often about people watching and shenanigans and less about the actual art. We're here to guide you through both. Presenting our very own Field Guide -- an evolving guide to art walks around town.

From time to time, we'll introduce some of our favorite spots and dish out some insider information. If you have any tips or tricks, share 'em in the comments section.

Here's a peek at our guide to Downtown's First Friday for Jan. 4...

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illustration by Claire Lawton
click on the image (or
right here) for a full-sized version or find one in a few of the galleries and coffee shops in downtown Phoenix.

See also:
- Creators of Ziindi Zine Open 1Spot, a Native Contemporary Art Gallery on Roosevelt Row
- Phoenix Photographer Andrew Pielage to Open the Drive-Thru Gallery on Roosevelt Row
- Daniel Funkhouser Presents "Family Photos" and "Homelands" at Eye Lounge

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First Friday in Downtown Phoenix: An Illustrated Map and Guide for December 7

Categories: Field Guide

Art walks are more often about people watching and shenanigans and less about the actual art. We're here to guide you through both. Presenting our very own Field Guide -- an evolving guide to art walks around town.

From time to time, we'll introduce some of our favorite spots and dish out some insider information. If you have any tips or tricks, share 'em in the comments section.

Here's a peek at our guide to Downtown's First Friday for Dec 7...

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illustration by Claire Lawton
click on the image (or right here) for a full-sized version or find one in a few of the galleries and coffee shops in downtown Phoenix.

More hints after the jump ...

See also:
- Kathleen Vanesian Reviews "Sue Chenoweth: Real and Applied" at Modified Arts in This Week's New Times
- Phoenix Festival of the Arts: A Three-Day Celebration Promises to Unify the Arts Community in December
- Crafeteria: The Crafty, Handmade Lineup for 2012


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Downtown's First Friday (Nov. 2)

Categories: Field Guide

Art walks are more often about people watching and shenanigans and less about the actual art. We're here to guide you through both. Presenting our very own Field Guide -- an evolving guide to art walks around town.

From time to time, we'll introduce some of our favorite spots and dish out some insider information. If you have any tips or tricks, share 'em in the comments section.

Here's a peek at our guide to Downtown's First Friday for Nov.3...

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illustration by Claire Lawton
click on the image (or right here) for a full-sized version or find one in a few of the galleries and coffee shops in downtown Phoenix.

More hints after the jump ...

See also:
- Painter Lee Berger Branches Out With His New Works at The Icehouse
- Becky Nahom's Group Exhibition "Rinse & Repeat" Showcases Patterns and Texture in Local Artworks
- Scientists Bring Artistic Lunar Landscapes to monOrchid Gallery


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Downtown's First Friday (Oct. 5)

Categories: Field Guide

Art walks are more often about people watching and shenanigans and less about the actual art. We're here to guide you through both. Presenting our very own Field Guide -- an evolving guide to art walks around town.

From time to time, we'll introduce some of our favorite spots and dish out some insider information. If you have any tips or tricks, share 'em in the comments section.

Here's a peek at our guide to Downtown's First Friday for October 6...

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illustration by Claire Lawton
click on the image (or right here) for a full-sized version or find one in a few of the galleries and coffee shops in downtown Phoenix.

More hints after the jump ...

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Downtown's First Friday (Sept. 7)

Categories: Field Guide

Art walks are more often about people watching and shenanigans and less about the actual art. We're here to guide you through both. Presenting our very own Field Guide -- an evolving guide to art walks around town.

From time to time, we'll introduce some of our favorite spots and dish out some insider information. If you have any tips or tricks, share 'em in the comments section.

FFFG_Sept7_550.jpg
illustration by Claire Lawton
click on the image (or right here) for a full-sized version or find one in a few of the galleries and coffee shops in downtown Phoenix.

More hints after the jump ...


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