U.S. men's figure skating champion Max Aaron wants to warm the podium at the Winter Olympics.
With his dark, curly locks, big brown eyes and boyish smile, Max Aaron may look like one of the Jonas Brothers or some other teen heartthrob, but make no mistake: He's a serious athlete, from the top of his well-coiffed head to the bottom of his ice skate blades.
“Original Phoenix Sun” Dick Van Arsdale rebounds from a stroke with an assist from painting..
In the world of sports, they like to say “it ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” Few careers, or lives, illustrate this maxim as startlingly as the past few years in the life of Phoenix Suns legend Dick Van Arsdale. The old line about one door closing and another door opening gets a pretty spectacular demonstration from Van Arsdale, too.
The Valley’s most decorated investigative reporter embarks on a second career as a
The spunky West Valley divorcee with a passion for ballroom dancing is in a grateful mood. Yes, she’s broke. Yes, a Nigerian flimflam artist stole her heart and cleaned out her bank account. But things could be worse. She might not have met Paul Rubin.
Chef Shinji Kurita’s combination of traditional and cutting-edge Japanese cuisine earns him industry respect and two James Beard nods.
The first course arrives, a sea of paper-thin raw halibut marinated in grapeseed oil and ponzu. Behind the wood counter, an apprentice slices plump pink tuna in a steady heartbeat rhythm as Chef Shinji Kurita tends a vat of steamed rice, his dark hair hidden underneath his signature blue cap. Kurita is a slight man with a delicate silver-tinged goatee and clear dark eyes that reflect an almost superhuman level of self-control. Shoulders arched back like a sentry on watch, Kurita doesn’t even blink when a server’s tray of glassware crashes to the floor. A sliver of fish is placed atop a small rice ball. As the chopstick of abura tsukuri glides closer, the pungent aroma of garlic, scallion and ginger causes my nostrils to flare in anticipation. The taste of the fish is exquisite.
West of Westboro
Some of the Valley’s most ardent Fed-fearing, LGBT-demonizing citizens find a mouthpiece in a headline-grabbing East Valley preacher. Could Steven Anderson just be getting started? ...
An Army of Juan
Maricopa County prosecutor Juan Martinez seized the international spotlight during the Jodi Arias trial. Is he destined for greater things, or will his controversial methods prove his undoing? ...
Kid de Cuisine
Gilbert chef Cody Vasquez cooks up enthusiasm for healthful eating in schools while getting recognition from Food Network and the White House. Twelve-year-old Gilbert resident Cody Vasquez builds forts in the backyard with his friends, then steps in...
Back in the Swing
Less than three years after a stroke nearly ended his life and career, local vocal icon Dennis Rowland returns to the stage. It’s a Friday night in front of Mesa Arts Center, and everyone’s here to swing. On an outdoor stage, the 16-pie...
The world of fighter pilots isn’t exclusively a boys’ club – but with the retirement of one decorated airborne warrior, it might soon be at Luke Air Force Base. The first time Lt. Col. Melissa May, call sign “Shock,” fl...