Slide show: Gay-marriage ruling gives those at Rainbows Festival more reason to celebrate


From false eyelashes to feather boas, a full spectrum of color appeared on everything at the 13th annual Rainbows Festival this weekend. Phoenix Pride hosted the festival in Heritage Square Park on Saturday and Sunday. It was an opportunity for the LGBT community to celebrate the Friday legalization of gay marriage in Arizona after state Attorney General Tom Horne ordered county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses. Read story

Jobot Coffee and Dining celebrates its 4th anniversary with signature artistic flair


Jobot Coffee and Dining celebrated its fourth anniversary this weekend with a display of employee artwork and a showcase of local bands. Read story

Artists and vendors congregate for a cause at AZ Share That You Care flea-market event


Fifty-five local artists and small-business owners gathered Saturday at the Icehouse on Fifth Avenue and Jackson Street to sell their products and raise money for charity in a flea market-type setting at the AZ Share That You Care event, put on by local organization Pineapple Triangle. Read story

Slide show: Same-sex marriage legal in Arizona


Arizona took its place in history as the 31st state in the U.S. to allow the marriage of same-sex couples on Friday morning. Read story

Community members raise concerns about flight-path changes to FAA representatives


Phoenix residents spoke out Thursday night against the flight-path changes made by the Federal Aviation Administration that they say have increased neighborhood noise and negatively impacted their communities. Read story

Through zine, co-founder Kharli Mandeville pushes for creativity and self-expression


Kharli Mandeville is the co-founder of Tilt Magazine, a zine showing the work of local creatives. As editor-in-chief, Mandeville hopes Tilt is a proper place to talk about important topics like sexuality and body image. Read story

Tara Logsdon gives teddy bears new lives and recruits them to combat mass production


Tara Logsdon, the founder and chief medic of DIE BEARMY, described what she does as a movement to make people more conscious of their lifestyles and what they are using and wasting. Read story

2014 Individual World Poetry Slam champion crowned; enthusiastic audience captivated


The competition and festivities of the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam culminated Saturday night at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, where Porsha Olayiwola, who hails from Boston, was crowned the champion. Read story

Performance artist manages gallery, performs stand-up comedy and pushes boundaries


Performer Leslie Barton has worked in an array of art forms including performance and stand-up comedy. She enjoys shocking her audiences, making them laugh and expressing her feelings about personal experiences. Read story

Devil's Advocate: 2 days on a food-stamp budget teaches a lesson hard learned


The SNAP Challenge tests people’s ability to eat on a food stamp budget for a week: $27 all week, or about $3.86 per day. Downtown Devil Assistant Photo Editor Amanda LaCasse took on an abridged version of the challenge. Read story