• The State of MusicIn this salute to the Grand Canyon State’s lyrical legacy, we find the stories behind some of pop music’s great “Arizona songs,” and bring them to life in a photo essay by Michael Woodall.
  • The Trump WhispererKTAR’s new pro-Trump voice is a former Phoenix hip-hop DJ with an odd gift for comprehending the president. What does Darin Damme’s arrival say about the Valley?
  • Williams on WilliamsPhoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams and her son, Phoenix Sun big man Alan Williams, have had a heck of a year – one that was two-plus decades in the making.
  • Family Law, LGBT StyleThree years after marriage equality in Arizona, state laws regarding parenthood remain written in gender-specific terms that can deny same-sex couples legal parentage
  • Yuma Wings ItTwo pilots kept the City of Yuma airplane aloft for a world-record 46 days in 1949 to help reopen a local military airfield
  • Christine RoegerA third-generation scientific glassblower incinerates the glass ceiling
  • Seven Wonders of Arizona & Fall Color GuideFall has fallen, and there’s no better time to savor Arizona’s most exalting natural treasures. Which picturesque “wonders” made our list?
  • Finding Pho’chellaPhoenix finally has its own big-time music festival. Is our live-music love deep enough to make Lost Lake a permanent feature at Steele Indian School Park?

Valley News

Valley News

The Space Between Us

Alleyways have been part of Phoenix’s urban design since the beginning, but they’ve gotten a bad rap along the way. What does the future hold for these dusty passageways?

Drink This



Fill your cocktail prescription with Citizen Public House’s Mezcacillin.



Homeboys Like It Hot

Hot sauce impresario Jacob Cutino owns the Valley hot sauce scene. Up next: world domination? ...

Food Reviews

Food Reviews

Hybrid Vehicles

Get two cuisines for the price of one at these Valley fusion eateries.



Cottage Industry

Valley “nut” case Bill Sutherland opens a locals-only shop in Cave Creek.



Artist of the Month: Claudia Hartley

Painter Claudia Hartley’s colorful pointillism brings landscapes to life.



Christine Roeger

A third-generation scientific glassblower incinerates the glass ceiling.

Food Scene

Veg Out

Eggplant Fondue

On one of his many trips to Italy, celebrated Valley chef and restaurateur Tomaso Maggiore stopped with his grandchildren in the town of Parma to dine on “something light.”



50 Years of the Suns

Shazam! The Valley’s original big-time pro sports team is turning 50. tip off the season with this one-of-a-kind semicentennial salute.


Performing Arts

For Corny Fun, Check Out Arizona Opera's "Hercules vs. Vampires"

The season opener for Arizona Opera, Hercules vs. Vampires, demonstrates just how fine the line between highbrow and lowbrow can be. The mythological Greek hero Hercules ventures into the underworld t...

Top Ten Things To Do

Things To Do

October 16-22, 2017

Lost Lake Festival – October 20-22More than 40 musical acts perform on multiple stages at this inaugural event, complemented by the best in local food, breweries, cocktails, local art and backyard beer games. The lineup includes The Killers, Chance the Rapper, Major Lazer, Odesza, Ludacris, Huey Lewis & The News, Lil Jon and Calexico, plus SuperJam, which brings together artists and musicians for collaborative performances. Visit website for times and ticket prices. Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, lostlakefestival.com.

Web Extras

Web Extras

We Mustache Him Some Questions

Spend a little time with Mustache Pretzels maestro Greg Golden ...



Recipe Friday: Kabocha Squash Soup

Soup prep. Photo by Constance Bradley. Now that fall is officially underway, it’s time to drag out your trusty stockpot to make some soul-satisfying soups and stews. Constance Bradley of...

Best New Restaraunts

Food Reviews

2016 Best New Restaurants

Clasp your cufflinks and polish your pearls – PHOENIX magazine's black-tie salute to the best in Valley dining is back for 2016. Warning: The contents of this feature may result in food comas and uncontrollable grazing. ...

More Videos

How to Make a Poke Bowl

Poke, if you haven't noticed, is trending. Learn how to make a fish bowl at home with a step-by-step video by Best of the Valley winner Chula Seafood. Read more in the August 2017 issue of PHOENIX magazine

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