• John McCain 1936-2018War Hero. Statesman. Arizonan. In this celebration of the life and career of Senator John McCain, we offer two distinct perspectives of his legacy.
  • Arizona Ghost Towns & Secret SaloonsIt’s October, and that means two things: Halloween thrills and scenic in-state road trips. Satisfy both cravings in one fell swoop with this 20-page séance devoted to Arizona’s bounty of abandoned treasures.
  • The Ultimate Late-Night Eats GuideJonesing for an after-midnight meal…on Tuesday? Follow our roving dining reporter on a tour of the town’s top taverns, taquerias and other late-night food solutions.
  • Viva VenturaSqueeze in one last beach escape during Southern California’s Indian summer.
  • Garfield’s Little ChefA former Route 66 diner near Roosevelt Row creates an atmosphere that stimulates appetites, conversation and nostalgia
  • Dr. Door KnockerCongressional Democratic hopeful Dr. Hiral Tipirneni managed to close a huge portion of the West Valley’s GOP gap in a special election this past April. Will November’s rematch against Rep. Debbie Lesko put her over the top?
  • Brandon McNultyCatch up with cycling phenom Brandon McNulty before he starts training for the 2019 spring-summer tours.
  • Laser TrailblazerArizona State University is building a laser that could revolutionize everything from cancer treatment to art history.
  • Scout, OutNow that the Mormon church has opted out of the girls-welcoming Boy Scouts, what will happen to scouting culture in the LDS-heavy East Valley?
  • How We Lost Lost LakeThe Valley’s Coachella-size hopes crumbled when the plein-air music festival pulled out after just one year.
  • Hieroglyphic Trail in the Superstition MountainsShare your Arizona trail adventures on our monthly hiking page

Valley News

Valley News

License to Ride

Undeterred by the fatal incident involving a self-driving Uber SUV this year, Arizona doubles down on autonomous vehicles.

Drink This


Beat & A Mic

Drop a Beat & A Mic at Rum Bar with this tropical, coral-hued refresher.



Community Organizer

East Valley media magnate Steve Strickbine has amassed an empire of community newspapers. Can he save print in the Valley? ...

Food Reviews

Food Reviews

The Essential Guide to Drinking in the Valley

No matter how you say it, we’re toasting to the Valley’s buzzing and ever-growing bar scene.



Fest in Show

Plan your seasonal frivolity with our fall and winter festival preview.



Music Notes: Appropriating Arizona

National bands are doing a little Southwestern cultural co-opting.



Deandre Ayton

The Phoenix Suns’ newest player heats up on the court.

Food Scene

Three Bites

Meat Cute

Mortadella—aka “fancy bologna”—shrugs off its cold-cut origins on upscale Valley restaurant menus.



Tucson’s Titanic Warheads

For two decades beginning in 1963, Tucson was ringed by 18 missile silos with enough combined might to trigger a nuclear apocalypse.


Visual Arts

Friday Flicks: Good Times at "Bad Times"

A star-studded, 60s-set thriller. ...

Top Ten Things To Do

Things To Do

Top 10 Things to Do This Week

Celebrate the cool weather with festivals and fun!

Web Extras

Web Extras

Congratulations to our Taco Haiku Contest Winners!

Ladies and gentleman, the winners of our Taco Haiku contest! ...



Recipe Friday: Otro Cafe Tamales

Many people make tamales for special occasions and during the holiday season, but why not cook up a batch for no reason during October? If you’re a tamale fan, but have never attempted to make t...

Arizona Diamondbacks


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

Prep School

Explore healthier options delivered to your door with these local meal kits. ...

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