The dearth of male volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Arizona reflects a gender disparity in Valley volunteerism at large. Where are all the men?
The unmistakable sizzle of meat hitting hot oil buzzes through the room as eight pairs of big hands help eight pairs of little hands gently present the chicken breasts they’ve just gleefully pounded to the olive oil-coated pans in front of them. The chicken browns to a pale caramel and the little faces look up into the big ones with pride.
Arizonans feel the SNAP of recent federal nutrition assistance cuts.
Connie McAfee has trained herself to eat only one meal a day. It’s usually dinner, which she eats at about 7 p.m. so she’ll still feel full when she goes to bed at 9 p.m.
A tough new safety ordinance highlights the identity crisis pitting Scottsdale’s cowboy past against its party-mecca present.
It’s a little after midnight on a September weekend in Old Town Scottsdale’s entertainment district, and the clubs are heating up.
God and Government
How much power do religious-interest groups really have at the Arizona Capitol? ...
The Terrifying Ten
Boo! This Halloween season, PHOENIX magazine rounds up the angriest, vainest, freakiest, most altogether scary Arizonans. ...
The rise of radical Islam – and Islamophobia – compels Valley Muslims to address their otherness. ...
Are Valley churches losing ground as millennials reach adulthood? ...
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. ...