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Pumpkin Spice & All Things Nice
Changing leaves and winter jackets seem the stuff of fairy tales to longtime Phoenix residents, but there’s one aspect of fall that locals can always count on: pumpkin-flavored everything. Come N...
Rolling in Green
Take the fish out of the equation with these vegetarian sushi rolls. Sushi Roku7277 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale,480-970-2121, sushiroku.comIt’s time for the swimmers to stop bogarting all the l...
Petite Maison
Sacré bleu! Chef James Porter’s Old Town reboot makes glorious transgression of classic French cuisine. If you’ve kept abreast of the Valley dining scene over the past five years, chances are...
Lost Horizons
As Tempe celebrates its musical legacy, friends remember the troubled life of late Gin Blossoms guitarist Doug Hopkins. Local musician Lawrence Zubia tells a story about Doug Hopkins, in which Hop...
Gentlemen, Start Your Allegros
Sports and sound collide as Phoenix International Raceway and Phoenix Symphony put on a car-themed concert. Start your engines. Rev ‘em up. Burn rubber. When you read those phrases, do you thin...
NCUIRE-ing Minds
A one-of-a-kind program at ASU West gives undergrads the doctoral treatment. “Undergrads researching treatments for cancer and Alzheimer’s – can you imagine it?” Lauren Griswold, marketin...
The Wallace Effect
The late Bill Thompson’s twisted humor pioneered today’s more edgy kiddie fare. Could there ever be another Wallace and Ladmo Show? Until the very end, Bill “Wallace” Thompson was playing ...
State of the Arts
An altogether arguable list of the Valley’s Top 10 defining art “movements.” Hot Topics, by design, are meant to court a little controversy. We expect it when we’re writing about hot-butto...
  • Pumpkin Spice & All Things Nice

    PHM1114Flash-7-PumpkinChanging leaves and winter jackets seem the stuff of fairy tales to longtime Phoenix residents, but there’s one aspect of fall that locals can always count on: pumpkin-flavored everything. Come November, the sumptuous squash assumes a starring role in lattes, desserts and adult-friendly libations like this sweet and spicy fall… Read More +

  • Asian Persuasion

    Grab your chopsticks and keep a kung-fu grip on your wallet with discount potstickers and Mai Tais at these three Asian eateries.

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  • Tableside Guac

    PHMEB15At most Latin and Mexican restaurants, the guacamole is whipped up in the kitchen behind closed doors. But when you order guac ($12) at The Mission, the server crafts the creamy concoction tableside and lets you weigh in on the heat index – mild, medium or hot.

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  • Matt McMurry

    PHMPF24Record-Setting Race Car Driver

    Phoenix native Matt McMurry has never seen a single movie from The Fast and the Furious franchise. This is highly ironic given that McMurry, 16, not only represents the key demographic for such eye-candy action… Read More +

  • George Takei

    PHM1014Flash-5-TakeiStar Trek trouper and social media king

    It’s been almost 50 years since George Takei first played Enterprise helmsman Hikaru Sulu on seminal sci-fi show Star Trek,… Read More +

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  • Wave of Madness

    Despite a marketing whitewash and new state laws, “bath salts” remain Arizona’s latest dangerous designer drug of choice – and a thriving local industry.

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    Beverly Mason Biggers has a good reason – the most personal of reasons, in fact – for devoting herself to the fight… Read More +

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    Private prisons profit from government contracts while touting taxpayer savings, secure facilities and superior services. But following high-profile escapes, do our corrections need correcting?On July 30, 2010, three convicted murderers – John McClusky, Daniel Renwick and Tracy Province –… Read More +

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  • 2013 Best New Restaurants

    It was a banner year for the Valley dining scene – such an abundance of great new restaurants, in fact, that PHOENIX magazine was forced to cut several worthy candidates from our final roster. It was agonizing, but we… Read More +

  • Cheap Eats

    Contrary to popular belief, "eating well" and "spending little" can be synonymous. From $4 meatball hoagies to low-dollar delicacies from the best local kitchens, we present this definitive guide to the Valley's most bodacious bargain cuisine.

     

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  • 2012 Best New Restaurants

    Our annual guide to the Valley's newest crop of culinary keepers.

    Astor House
    2243 N. 12th St., Phoenix
    602-687-9775, astorinphx.com
    Opened: April 2012
    Cuisine: American
    Price: $
    Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Tu-Sa, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Su;… Read More +

  • 7 Wives Saison

    These days, beer is increasingly nudging wine aside as the preferred food-pairing potation. So it’s fitting that Scottsdale-based Sonoran Brewing Company is teaming up with four Valley chefs to brew small batch beers (1,000 bottles or less) made with local… Read More +

  • Cuoco Pazzo

    Chef Peter DeRuvo and Mario Rana Jr.’s seasonal Roman-style dishes bring fresh flair to Old Town Scottsdale.

    Have you ever known a couple that seems to have nothing in common, and you wonder how they ever got together?… Read More +

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  • 52 Weekend Adventures -2012

    From historic hollows and Hummer half-pipes to dapper dude ranches and to-die-for drives, we’re serving up a bountiful birthday helping of 52 weekend adventures to help you christen Arizona’s second century of statehood. Plus: New… Read More +

  • The Boutique Beaches of San Diego

    No use denying it: PHOENIX magazine is in the bag for San Diego. You could set your seasonal clock to our annual San Diego-themed headlines: “San Diego: A Paradise for Tourists,” “Swimsuits… Read More +

  • The Arizona Trail

    Celebrate the completion of the state-long Arizona National Scenic Trail with these highlight hikes.Finally, outdoor lovers have a boots-on-the-ground way to experience our state’s mesmerizing diversity, border-to-border. Just in time for Arizona’s Centennial, the state-traversing Arizona Trail has debuted… Read More +

  • Great Arizona Campsites and Cabins

    From cowboy-chic cabins and high-altitude campsites to recreation-rich mountain retreats and old fire guard stations, we've mined the Copper State for gems of nature loving lodging.

    Lodging under the stars in Arizona's high country forests doesn't have to mean schlepping… Read More +

  • New Mexico Skiing

    Santa Fe and Taos are famous for their arts scenes, but the surrounding slopes make a scenic ski escape for bunny-slopers to black-diamond daredevils.
    It starts with a soft chant somewhere up on the dark, snow-covered ski slope. “TOOORCH-light….… Read More +

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  • Hells Angels Shootout

    After a fierce shootout last year in Chino Valley between members of the Hells Angels and rival bikers the Vagos, it seems a turf battle is brewing. Could Phoenix be a future battleground?


    It was a peaceful Saturday morning… Read More +

  • A Fungus Among Us

    A rare, fungus-spawned disease that mimics cancer thrives in Arizona. Just another weird local bug.
    It’s a medical mystery worthy of a House season cliffhanger: A treatable infection that strikes few and far between, with a mere 44 known… Read More +

  • A Heady Brew

    When brain cancer attacked his craft-brew-loving wife, Louis Dolgoff devised a charity just for her.

    On August 29, 2009, Laurie Dolgoff was near the end of a long, agonizing journey. The cancer in her brain – a glioblastoma multiforme, the most… Read More +

  • 100 Years and Counting

    On the cusp of Arizona’s Centennial, a Phoenix woman is working to end age discrimination by celebrating Arizonans over age 100.
    Just before Doris Krapell’s family moved to Arizona from chilly 
    Washington, her father told her she could run… Read More +

  • Raiders of the Lost Art

    The majority of Arizona’s museum collections reside in storage. What argosies of art and artifact are concealed in their basements?


    There’s a painting hanging in the basement of the Arizona Historical Society Museum in Tucson. It alone adorns a… Read More +

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