In a Scottsdale classroom, lost and wanted souls come to life under the guidance of one of the world’s leading forensic artists.
Two skulls sit on the shelf above the desk, their faces angled toward each other as if they’re whispering secrets. Aside from these grinning companions, however, Kirt Messick’s office isn’t especially macabre. His bulletin board is covered with photos of his wife and two young sons. A water feature gurgles and trickles, and Josh Groban sings softly from a speaker somewhere. It might almost be the office of, say, a family therapist.
Phoenix Art Museum rolls out the red carpet for the highly anticipated Hollywood Costume exhibition.
Imagine standing as close to Marilyn Monroe's white cocktail dress as the subway grate she stood over for the iconic billowing skirt scene in The Seven Year Itch, or being near enough to Indiana Jones' jacket to smell the vintage leather. Both are within the realm of possibility at Phoenix Art Museum this month, as PAM presents the west coast premiere of the Hollywood Costume exhibition, featuring more than 75 costumes from films both classic and contemporary.
Cyphers, the Valley's only hip-hop culture center, needs a new home.
Ty'Keihm Beard always liked dancing, but was nervous last year when his older brother took him to dance in public for the first time. "I didn't know what people would say, or how they would act," Beard, 14, said of his introduction to Cyphers: The Center for Urban Arts, a hip-hop community hub in northwest Phoenix.
An ASU study reveals that new scams targeting seniors find fewer victims in the cynical Boomer Generation.
"I've fallen... and I can't get up!"
Thanks to its unintentionally hokey delivery in a TV commercial in the late '80s, that line has become one of the most memorable pitches ever linked to a senior moment.
Last spring's gun buyback was the largest in Arizona history. Pro-gun advocates want to know: Where did all those guns go?
It was like a chess match – or perhaps, given the subject, like a firefight. Emboldened by support from the business community and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, coupled with widespread media coverage, Arizonans for Gun Safety held its most successful gun buyback program yet – three consecutive Saturdays last May yielded 1,945 guns, the largest gun buyback in Arizona history.
Valley leaders envision Phoenix as the next great tech mecca. Meet the motivated entrepreneurs who hope to hoist our economy into the 21st Century.
From the outside, little distinguishes Gangplank from the Valley's many ordinary brown stucco buildings. It sits in a neat line of commercial spaces facing Chandler's main drag near the modern city hall. But inside, the future of Arizona's economy toils away.
Certified guides, eager to help Arizona's uninsured find health coverage under Obamacare, get angry earfuls about a screwy system.
At Flagstaff's North County Health Center, a tearful elderly woman waves a piece of paper: "Is this true? Is this true?" It's a letter to senior citizens, suggesting they check out new options under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aka Obamacare. "Yes," answers health benefits advocate Briana Sherinian. "We can help you with that."
With an assist from a motivated widower, Mayo Clinic uncovers a genetic link to a little-known heart condition called SCAD. On Jan. 2, 2011, 51-year-old Judy Alico experienced blurry vision and pain in her right arm. She was rushed from her Scottsda...
Disruptive tech company Theranos launches a pilot program in Arizona that may revolutionize blood testing – and that needles the competition. Sweaty palms. Nausea. Racing pulse. What sounds like classic heart attack symptoms could just as easi...
The San Carlos Apache Nation and Sierra Club seek to pull the plug on a high-profile copper mine at Oak Flat. On the road to Globe, just east of Superior, the asphalt of U.S. Route 60 squeezes between rocky hills dotted with shrubby desert foliage. ...
Valley youth get an “extreme” alternative education at Kids That Rip. The kid rumbles down one steep ramp on his skateboard, then swooshes up another. He flips the board up onto a metal railing, shoots across it and out into the air, the...
Sure, Maricopa is the most populous, most powerful county in Arizona, but every municipal entity in the state from Pima to Apache does something the best. Consult our info-map to see where your county excels. ...