• Best Spring Ever!51 festivals, day trips, gardening tips and assorted spring flings that could make this high season one for the ages.
  • Cactus League Handbook 2019A cleats-and-all guide to the Valley’s spring training scene. 10 parks. 15 Major League teams. 292 games. And we’re here to throw out the first pitch.
  • Valley KidsTo achieve acclaim in their industries, these former Valley schoolkids needed to leave town. Catch up with our most famous Phoenix-reared millennials.
  • Ms. Brains vs. Mr. BrawnMany think Kate Gallego has this month’s Phoenix mayoral showdown in the bag – and she might. But firefighter and fellow Democrat Daniel Valenzuela plans to make her work for it by roping in some Republicans.
  • 52 Weekend Adventures 2019From bucket-list hikes to Arizona’s most luscious new glamping experience, we’ve loaded a year’s worth of in-state adventuring into one impossibly convenient resource. Bonus: Cool, kitschy motor lodges for every season!
  • Shoot First, Pass LaterHillcrest Prep in Phoenix helped produce the top two picks in the 2018 NBA draft and has already spawned a Scottsdale competitor. Is the Valley’s first “basketball factory” a slam-dunk for hoops prodigies, or an academic foul-out waiting to happen?
  • Snap!The story of how Phoenix became an unlikely hotbed of Galápagos tortoise breeding, thanks to one dedicated matchmaker.
  • Clipped WingsValley pilot Brian Udell made history by surviving a Mach 1.2 ejection from a fighter jet. Later, he flew commercial and aerobatic planes. So why is he grounded?
  • 24 Hours in Joshua TreeAll the art, kitsch, pizza, bohemian threads and psychedelic yucca you can cram into one day.
  • Patrick LagreidPlay-By-Play Puffer
  • Solving the SnakeShare your Arizona trail adventures on our monthly hiking page.
  • The Constant GardenersDesert Botanical Garden, celebrating its 80th anniversary in February, has a life story kind of like a cactus: hardscrabble persistence punctuated by blooms of colorful characters.

Valley News

Valley News

Sharpe to the Point: SB=BS?

Jim Sharpe calls out Arizona legislators for their most ridiculous bills.

Drink This

Drink

Hot Buttered Rum

In New England, where winters are bitterly cold, hot buttered rum is more than a holiday treat – it’s a mug of cheer to warm bones and souls all brutal season long.

People

People

The Peacemaker

From announcing the end of World War II to preserving iconic Arizona buildings, Gregory Melikian has played a key role in local and international history. ...

Food Reviews

Food Reviews

Date Night

In this most romantic of months, find a new and novel dinner option pour deux in your corner of the Valley.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Cactus League Handbook 2019

A cleats-and-all guide to the Valley’s spring training scene. 10 parks. 15 Major League teams. 292 games. And we’re here to throw out the first pitch.

Arts

Arts

Studio Snapshot: Barbara Swanson

Studio Snapshot: Barbara Swanson

Spotlight

Spotlight

Patrick Lagreid

Play-By-Play Puffer

Food Scene

Veg Out

Eggplant “Meatballs”

Eggplant “Meatballs”

History

History

The Constant Gardeners

Desert Botanical Garden, celebrating its 80th anniversary in February, has a life story kind of like a cactus: hardscrabble persistence punctuated by blooms of colorful characters.

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Visual Arts

Friday Flicks: Dust and Red Rocks

A new film and an old film festival. ...

Web Extras

Web Extras

Kickin’ Around Cleator

Join art director Mirelle Inglefield, photography duo Camerawerks and models Randy and Alicia Slack in this behind-the-scenes video of our photoshoot at Cleator Bar & Yacht Club ...

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Recipes

Recipe Friday: 32 Shea's Divine Mintspiration

Before the 6th Annual Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge comes to a close on Feb. 28, we wanted to share at least one recipe. ...

Arizona Diamondbacks

History

Arizona Diamondbacks 20th Anniversary Issue

The Arizona Diamondbacks 20th Anniversary issue celebrates the achievements of the Valley’s Major League Baseball franchise. ...

Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

Dancing Divas

Channel your inner Beyoncé at Fit 6-7-8. ...

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