Raising minimum wage, considerate it

By: Michael Nguyen and Michael Arbizo Proposition 206 is a state ballot that offers a chance to increase the minimum wage progressively from $8.05 to $10 in 2017, $10.50 in 2018, $11 in 2019, and $12 by 2020. Supporting this minimum wage will also help make a right to provide for paid sick time off….

Gypsy Bar serves up an eclectic night

By Dani Horn At 10:30 p.m. on a balmy Saturday night in Downtown Phoenix at the top of a steel escalator that leads to the second floor of Cityscape’s posh entertainment district, an assortment of young, stylish college-aged girls each wearing 4” heels and ready to dance the night away line up to have their…

‘The Witch’ invites viewers into a haunting universe

“The Witch” opened Feb. 19 in the U.S., promising to chill the bones of the those who claim to be not-so-easily disturbed by “scary” movies. A retelling of New-England folktales and the fascination with witches and evil forces, “The Witch” and its vivid imagery and incredible storytelling sucks the viewer in and takes them on…

Crime drama ‘Triple 9’ lacks depth but delivers in the end

The new crime drama “Triple 9” began screening in the U.S. Feb. 26 and was highly anticipated for action movie buffs considering the star-studded cast. With the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofar, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson and Kate Winslet, “Triple 9” promised top notch acting. Set in Atlanta, Georgie Triple 9 opens…

Viva PHX aims to dazzle alternative music fans

The arrival of Viva PHX happens in downtown Phoenix in March. The festival, unique in its nature, is inspired by the infamous South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. Lacking the massive film and conference features that SXSW Festival is known for, Viva PHX sets out to mirror the music festival side of SXSW….