Author Archives: Michael Owen

About Michael Owen

Michael Owen is an intern for AZ Big Media. He is a senior at Arizona State University in Tempe, and studying business and creative writing. Outside of school, he usually spends all of his time playing video games, listening to music, and reading books based on games he likes. And yes, his hair really is that bad.

Rawhide: Where The West Is Still Wild

Rawhide in Chandler, Ariz.
by in Eat | Play | Stay

Have you ever wanted to see what life was like back before Arizona even became a state? If you want to go where the Old West is still alive, then Rawhide is the place for you. Rawhide began back in the late 1800’s as a frontier town, started by Charles “Rawhide” Rawley, a tradesman who… Read More →

Flash Websites: Five Unique & Interesting Ones

Flash Websites
by in Lists | Tech

While there are so many good flash websites out there, this list is of five of the more unique and interesting ones on the internet at the moment, from all sorts of different subjects. Whether you want to learn something, motivate yourself or play a game, these five sites are definitely worth a look. Monoface… Read More →

Phoenix Museums: History, Culture And More

Phoenix Museums
by in Lists

Interested in the history of Phoenix or the culture surrounding it? Or are you just looking for a good, educational and interesting time? Check out one of many Phoenix museums, focusing on everything from art and music, to science and history. With so many from which to choose, here are five well-known museums located throughout… Read More →

Giant Lego Man: Marketing Scheme?

Giant Lego Man, Ego Leonard, Florida
by in Marketing

Here’s something you don’t hear all that often: a giant Lego man washed up on a Florida beach a couple weeks ago. That in itself is pretty odd, but this is actually the third such sculpture to be discovered since 2007. The first giant Lego man found in 2007 washed up around Zandvoort, in the… Read More →

Oak Creek Canyon: A Scenic, Smaller Canyon

Oak Creek Canyon
by in Play

Occasionally referred to as the “scenic, smaller cousin” of the Grand Canyon, Oak Creek Canyon, just south of Flagstaff, is known for some of its geological details, including colorful rocks and unique natural formations. Getting to Oak Creek Canyon isn’t hard, either; in fact, State Rt. 89A goes right into it. Before you go into… Read More →

iPhone Business Apps: How To Work From Anywhere

iPhone Business Apps
by in Lists | Mobile | Tech

Have you ever looked at your iPhone and thought it would be great if it could help you out at work? If you have, you might like some of these iPhone business apps. There’s many more than just these five, of course, for a very wide variety of possible uses and tasks (the catchphrase “there’s… Read More →

Tonto Natural Bridge

Tonto Natural Bridge
by in Play

Between Pine and Payson is a small valley, which is the site of the Tonto Natural Bridge. This bridge, which was discovered back in 1877 and is now one of Arizona’s most well-known natural landmarks, is thought to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world. The Tonto Natural Bridge stands 183 feet above… Read More →

Pop Culture Paradise: Comics, Games And Dedication

Pop Culture Paradise
by in Small Biz

When Marco Regalado noticed the small comic store, Pop Culture Paradise, sitting just off the Arizona State University campus in Tempe, he purchased the store from its previous owner. Why? After taking a look at the store, he says he noticed that it was not a particularly clean or organized place, it had a lackluster… Read More →

Used Bookstores: When Barnes & Noble Isn’t Enough

Used Bookstores
by in Lists

There are plenty of fine bookstores throughout the Valley and Arizona, but what if you’re looking for an older or more obscure book? Where can you look if stores like Barnes & Noble doesn’t have what you want? You could certainly shop online … or even better, you can help support Arizona by shopping at… Read More →

Noche de Gourmet: Dining, Entertainment And Charity

Noche de Gourmet
by in Dining | Events

Ready for a night of looking your best, enjoying some of the Valley’s best foods and helping out those in need? If so, Noche de Gourmet’s the place to be. The Active 20-30 Club of Phoenix is holding its 28th annual Noche de Gourmet event on Friday, November 4th, at 7:00 p.m. at the famous… Read More →

Chambers Of Fear: Back For 2011 And Even Better

Chambers of Fear
by in Events

Chambers of Fear, the haunted house that was named the Arizona Republic’s “Top Haunt” in 2010, is back this year, and it’s even better than it was before. Chambers of Fear began in 2010 by Graveyard Entertainment, LLC. — a company already well-known in the Valley for Halloween events, perhaps most notably for Arizona Fright… Read More →

Comic Book Stores: Where To Go Post-Atomic Comics

Comic Book Stores List
by in Lists

If reading comic books is your idea of a good time, then you’ve probably already heard about the sudden closing of Atomic Comics. If, like me, you were one of the many people who liked any of the four stores in the Valley bearing that name, and especially if Atomic Comics was the comic shop… Read More →

Greenway III Trail, Grand Canyon: Progress Continues

Greenway III, Grand Canyon
by in Play

The Grand Canyon National Park is getting a new trail. This new trail, which is being referred to as Greenway III, is an eight-mile long trail connecting the park with the gateway town of Tusayan to the south. This trail will pass through both the park itself and the Kaibab National Forest on its way… Read More →