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? ...
Health & Fitness
Who decides who is a Top Doctor?
PHOENIX magazine published its first list of the Valley’s best doctors in 1995. Twenty years and 2,457 peer-selected physicians later, Top Docs is our most popular annual issue – a trusted and venerable resource for local medical care. Fi...
2015 Summer Getaways
It’s a snap to have fun on a summertime trip. What’s not so easy: having fun and discovering a new, lifelong hobby. Or improving your health. Or rekindling your love affair with our great state. Dive into our annual roundup of superb summ...
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? ...
Neighborhoods We Love
Whether you’re relocating or just recreating, the Valley’s diverse and distinctive neighborhoods offer a host of haunts to explore. From family friendly enclaves to hidden historic ’hoods, plus meccas for outdoorsy types, foodies an...
This nonprofit organization connects professionals to high-quality resources and hiring companies, with information provided on networking, résumé help, career coaches and business portraits. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. July 1, North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix; July 9, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale; and July 28, Central Christian Church, 965 E. Germann Rd., Gilbert, careerconnectors.org, 480-442-5806.
This month’s programs focus on moonscape photography, feng shui for the garden, landscape watering basics, herbal tea gardens, figs, suspended gardens, vegan sushi, garden water features, dinosaurs in Arizona, maximizing your irrigation system, nightscaping the garden, pollinator gardens, Arizona vultures and African animals. Call for times, dates and registration fees. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, dbg.org, 480-481-8146.
Summer Desert Cooking Series
Guests harvest mesquite pods and learn how to whip up creative mesquite appetizers with executive sous chef Jose Salas. 2 p.m. $35. Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, 7000 N. Resort Dr., Tucson, loewshotels.com/ventana-canyon, 520-299-2020, ext. 5107.
Treasure Detectives’ stars Curtis Dowling and Andy Smith start with a blank canvas and create a fake painting right before guests’ eyes as they demonstrate how crooks forge and sell paintings by famous artists. Titled Forgers’ Secrets Revealed: Watch Experts Create a Fake Painting, the program includes appetizers, cocktails and a contest with prizes. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Free. J. Levine Auction & Appraisals, 10345 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, jlevines.com, 480-496-2212.