Author: Sam Richard

Sam Richard

Sam likes to think of himself as Burton Barr Central Library — full of information you don't want, or at the very least, didn't know you needed until you heard it. Seriously, though, once you get past the awkward lingering smell of too many forgotten showers, the library shows its true beauty. And, much like the architectural masterpiece, Sam's chiseled specimen is a thing of beauty. But, not chiseled in the conventional sense, no. Sam is crafted in the exact shape of the Beacon of Books — with a slight bulge in the middle. And, whether or not you're looking for a conversation about urban governance, the state of professional sports media or the history of the modern folk music movement, you can be sure to find the information you need with Sam — or at Burton Barr. Sam is the five-story mind behind The Bearded Truth, which you can find here on DPJ Monday afternoons. He lives in the heart of the city with his beautiful wife, Kim.

Light Rail Exceeds Expectations

February 22, 2009 | By

The region’s light-rail system beat ridership expectations in its first month of regular service. Metro chief Rick Simonetta reported Wednesday that by every measure, Metro carried more riders in January than planners had predicted would ride after a year of service.

Downtown Community Coffee With The Mayor

January 8, 2009 | By

Join Mayor Gordon on Saturday, January 10th from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. The Mayor will be sharing about all that downtown Phoenix has to offer families and children.

New Clothing Boutique In Downtown Phoenix

April 8, 2008 | By

When I talk to prospective and current students, there is bound to be one question that more or less asks, “What is there to do downtown?!” Those of us who live down here know that there is plenty to do. There are a number of high quality restaurants, taverns, art galleries, and music venues. And… Read more

Stray Cat Theater Presents Pulp!

April 2, 2008 | By

The local Stray Cat Theater is closing their 2007-2008 season with Pulp: A Play With Music. Katie Harroff, an MFA student at ASU, stars as Terry Logan. Pictured , from left to right are Tracy Payne as Eva, Harroff as Terry, and Kim Jeffries as Pepper. Here is a brief synopsis from the Stray Cat… Read more

Juan Williams At ASU Downtown

March 27, 2008 | By

Next Friday is a big day for ASU’s Downtown Phoenix Campus. We are excited to host Juan Williams (of NPR fame) at the innagural Community Advocacy Symposium. Through “Vision Mapping” (solutions through art) and focused breakout sessions, students, faculty, and community members will begin a dialog concerning pertinant civil rights issues. This event is open… Read more