Opinion

Some things in life are just so good you need a second taste, whether it's another bite of something delicious or a second showing of a local performance that blew audiences away the first time around. Originally premiering in Space 55’s spring season, “Country Blue Saloon” now blows back into...
This isn't high school anymore Many ASU students come to university expecting student government to be similar to the way it was in high school: small and mostly tasked with planning school dances and football rallies. While high school student government wasn't a concern for many, ASU’s undergraduate student government,...
It’s hard to bloom where you’re planted when neighbors are intruding on what is rightfully yours. One of the best aspects of Arizona Theatre Company's “Native Gardens” is this statement applies to all characters equally. The play, currently showing at Herberger Theater Center, centers around a border dispute between Latinx newlyweds...
Hello, my name is Morgan Willis. I moved to Phoenix two years ago to study journalism at Arizona State University. By rebooting Phoenix Rising, I’ll be exploring issues that affect the downtown Phoenix community. What is this column? Phoenix Rising is a political editorial series originally written by Downtown Devil...
Piet Oudolf's 2017 documentary film ‘Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf’ was presented Wednesday as part of the “No Festival Required” film series at the Phoenix Center for the Arts showcasing a look at urban gardens and creative pursuits. Dutch garden designer Oudolf explained how he created fantastic...
Love thy neighbor, love thyself. Mr. Fred Rogers managed to preach this simple yet direct theme throughout his entire career. As he stated in Morgan Neville’s film “Love is what keeps us together and afloat,” I felt a sense of comfort wash over me like my mom had just...
If you’re looking for a new place to study, socialize, grab a drink or satisfy your hangriness, The Churchill is the place to be. Four restaurants, two bars, local retail shops, live music and games make up the plaza on 901 N. 1st Street. Promoting creativity and community, The...
Hey everyone. It’s your downtown Phoenix guide, T.J. Triolo. I’m back from vacation! I was in California last weekend, but I haven’t abandoned my readers though, so here are some events coming up for next week. Summer Fitness Boot Camp Monday, June 25 6–7 p.m. A.E. England Building 424 N. Central Ave. Summer in Phoenix...
From rent growth to tragedy in the Roosevelt Neighborhood, downtown Phoenix has had a busy few months, and Downtown Devil has been there to bring the community hyperlocal news that matters. Downtown Devil has had a great year, and before we take a break for the summer, as many of our...
Downtown Devil was created in a dorm room by a handful of journalism students in downtown Phoenix. In the past nine years, we have grown into the gritty, independent news organization we are today––one where our newsroom is located in whichever apartment, coffee shop or classroom we can find...