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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Bunky Boutique to Host Anniversary Party for Hobo's Lauren Clutch

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The Lauren
Every girl has her closet staples: a little black dress, a chambray shirt, a pencil skirt, and, for many of us, a Lauren clutch from Hobo. Over the past decade, the iconic go-anywhere wallet has become Hobo's top selling item, and incidentally a customer favorite at Phoenix's Bunky Boutique. Which is why the local retailer has decided to commemorate the Lauren's 10th anniversary, with a special in-store birthday party on Sunday, April 13.

But before they kick off the festivities this weekend, we talked with Hobo's chief visionary officer, Koren Ray, to find out how this fashionable clutch became a fashionable crutch.


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CO+HOOTS to Host Pedal the Parks with Grid Bike Share in Phoenix

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Rupert Ganzer via Flickr

A bicycle built for two is fine and all, but a bicycle built for the whole community? That could really shake things up. Which is exactly what Grid Bike Share plans to do by bringing a proposed 1,000 bikes to Tempe, Phoenix, and Mesa.

Until that bike share program gets rolling however (estimated launch date is early 2014) Grid and CO+HOOTS are gearing up with a free outdoor event, Pedal the Parks.


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MTV Holding Real World Casting Call in Tempe April 22

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Thomas, Hailey, and Jamie of MTV's Real World Ex-Plosion
Apparently Phoenix is a hub for big personalities, because CBS' Big Brother isn't the only show holding casting calls in metro Phoenix.

MTV is on the hunt for new faces and bold personalities as it casts its 30th season of The Real World. So, naturally, Viacom is sending its reality show representatives to Tempe on Tuesday, April 22.


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A&E's Barry'd Treasure to Feature Arizona Real Estate Mogul Michael Pollack

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Commercial real estate mogul Michael A. Pollack is a pretty recognizable figure in the Phoenix area. In his 40-plus-year career, his business, Pollack Real Estate Investments, has acquired, managed, and sold more than 12 million square feet of commercial projects throughout Arizona, Nevada, and California.

Now the local celebrity is taking his household name to network television for an episode of A&E's new show Barry'd Treasure.


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Big Brother to Hold Season 16 Casting Call in Phoenix April 19

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Andy Herren wins BIG BROTHER, Wednesday, September 18, on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Dear people who lack modesty, aspire to be famous, and have no problem living in isolation with a house full of strangers on national television, CBS' Big Brother is looking for you. The long-running reality series, which is holding casting calls across the country for its upcoming 16th season, is coming to Phoenix on Saturday, April 19, and we've got all the details to get you ready for your close-up.


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Project Ethos Showcases Tiffe Fermaint, Mabella Chic at W Hotel Scottsdale April 5

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Ryan Wolf
A scene from Project Ethos 2011.
Better find something to wear -- stat. Because your weekend just got a lot more stylish.

The fashion, art, and music hybrid event, Project Ethos, returns to the W Scottsdale's WET deck on Saturday, April 5, with a new batch of designers and artists showcasing their talents under the stars.


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