Game CoLab to Launch Gaming Incubator in Phoenix

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Game CoLab
Well, we've got some good news and some great news.

The good news is that Game CoLab, the independent co-working organization dedicated to developing the local gaming community, has just received a good chunk of change: a one-time $33,798 grant from the City of Phoenix, plus a $4,000 grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

Now for the great news: it could help aspiring gamer entrepreneurs land their dream jobs.


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Phoenix Is One of the Best Cities for Recent College Grads, Study Shows

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Between the pool parties, the creative mingling, and the growing bike community, we can totally understand why Phoenix is a great place for Millennials. Now, as if those weren't enough, Time magazine has just given up-and-comers another reason make a trip to the Valley of the Sun: jobs.


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Practical Art Issues Call to Phoenix Artists for "Heat" Summer Exhibition

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Oasis by Terry Pisel from Practical Art's "Heat II"
Just because the temperature's rising doesn't mean your art career can't rise with it. Rather than let your art supplies melt and separate in the garage this summer, Practical Art is encouraging local artists to put their tools and talents to good use by entering work into the third annual exhibition "Heat."


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Here Are Those Biodegradable Condoms with Cute Animals on Them You Were Looking For

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You could be the proud owner of an adorable, biodegradable, seahorse-themed condom.
Fewer baby humans means more baby animals.

Stay with us; it's going somewhere.

On Tuesday, April 22 (yes, Earth Day), recycled clothing retailers Well Suited will team up with the Center for Biological Diversity, a Tucson-based nonprofit that advocates for endangered animals, to hand out free Endangered Species Condoms to its customers. Obviously.


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Phoenix Is One of the Best Places for Native American Culture, CNN Says

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At Heard Museum Thomas "Breeze" Marcus paints the mural, The Power of Mother Earth, an inspired look at climate change and the Indigenous land issues throughout the world.
Arizona's street cred in the national arts and culture scene has been seriously on the rise this month -- what with downtown's Lost Leaf being named one of the best art bars in America, Phoenix being named one of the best Midcentury Modern metros, and Sedona getting featured in Smithsonian Magazine's best small towns to visit in 2014.

Now, it seems that reputation is only getting better, as CNN recently released its list of the "Best Places to Experience Native American Culture."


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Uber-Style Cleaning Service Handybook Launches in Phoenix

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Between the upcoming launch of the Grid Bike Share program and the arrival of the IV vitamin bar trend, it seems like life in the Valley couldn't get much more convenient.

Cue Handybook. The new on-demand cleaning service, which launched in Phoenix on Monday, April 14, is setting out to revolutionize the way you handle household chores.


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Phoenix and Tempe Are Great for Millennials, According to Niche Ink

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Melissa Fossum
A scene from the PHX AM After Party hosted by Cowtown Skateboards in April.
If you were born somewhere between the late 1980s and the early 2000s and are currently living in metro Phoenix, good news: You're doing at least one thing right.

That's according to Niche Ink, the satellite website of Niche.com that specializes in helping people make major life decisions such as where to live, where to start a family, and where to go to college.


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Amazon to Offer Free Tours of Phoenix Warehouse

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Between the anticipatory shipping , the proposed use of drones, and the fact that you can purchase almost anything from anywhere at virtually anytime, we wouldn't put it past some customers to assume that Amazon runs on magic.

Well, soon those customers can see for themselves.


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Phoenix Named Among Best Cities for Midcentury Modern Architecture

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Becky Bartkowski
Al Beadle's House 6 near Camelback Mountain.
Nestled nestled between its best neighborhoods and its up-and-coming ones, Phoenix has its fair share of renovated retro residences. Thanks to Phoenix preservationists and community events like the Modern Phoenix Home Tour, Arizona's Atomic Age architecture is getting the recognition it deserves.

Case in point: California-based HÔM Sotheby's The Haverkate Group placed Phoenix on its list of the "Best Cities in the U.S. for Mid-Century Modern Architecture."


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Stephen Colbert's 10 Best Moments -- So Far

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All eyes were on the Late Show this past week after host David Letterman announced on Thursday, April 3, that he would retire from the late night talk show in 2015. Immediately, the Internet was abuzz with rumors of who would fill the shoes of Letterman, who's hosted the Late Show since its première in 1993.

While plenty of celebrities, from Chelsea Handler to Chris Rock, were named as contenders for the talk show title, CBS announced on Thursday, April 10, that Stephen Colbert will be the next host of the Late Show, signing a five-year contract with CBS.

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