Author: Robert Hoekman Jr

Robert Hoekman Jr

Robert Hoekman Jr is the cohost of Spillers, Phoenix's premier short fiction event, and the award-winning Spillers After Show podcast. He is the author of nine books, and his work has been featured by Fast Company, WIRED, Huckberry, Bike Exif, Iron & Air, and many others. Learn more at rhjr.net.


The House of Wurth, Part 3 of 4

January 7, 2016 | By

Pressure from all sides, a coma, and a bizarre twist of fate. In part 3 of the Wurth House series, a house, a family, and a Roosevelt Row pioneer unite.

The House of Wurth, Part 2 of 4

December 31, 2015 | By

Part two of our four-part series on the history of the Joseph W. Wurth House picks up with new characters, modern struggles, and even a cliffhanger.

The House of Wurth, Part 1 of 4

December 23, 2015 | By

Part one of a series on the history of the 114-year-old Joseph W. Wurth House: a story of drama, near-misses and minor miracles.

Paul Mosier: Harper Collins’ Author In Waiting

December 18, 2015 | By

A profile of the man Harper Collins is about to make famous to middle-grade readers everywhere.

All About Makerspace!

December 8, 2015 | By

The innovation playground we’ve all been waiting for is now becoming a real thing.

When Grand Avenue Throws a Festival

November 12, 2015 | By

Saturday’s 7th Annual Grand Avenue Festival will showcase the downtown art district’s culture & creativity in grand style with a full day of festivities.

The Beating Hearts and Porches of Coronado

November 10, 2015 | By

Last Saturday, the Coronado Porch Concert showcased Phoenix’s best, including its musicians, its sense of community, and a guy in a mustard costume.

Fushicho Daiko: Drumming Away in the Middle of Grand Avenue

October 29, 2015 | By

Phoenix’s other thriving art scene features a building full of drums and yelling, and during this year’s Grand Avenue Festival, you can join in.

Heartless Bastards Live Are Anything But Heartless

October 20, 2015 | By

The control and finesse of a seasoned band (along with a killer opening act) make for a memorable night despite this writer’s misgivings.

Heartless Bastards: The Road to Phoenix

October 13, 2015 | By

The country-tinged rock & roll band plays Crescent Ballroom this Sunday. Lead singer Erika Wennerstrom talks to us about songwriting and their new album.