Buenas Muchachas - A Ride of Their Own
Denied membership in the male-only Charros service club, a group of well-connected professional ladies go gaucho on their own.
On a Friday night in April, roughly two dozen of Scottsdale’s most accomplished women are sitting around a fire at the Circle Z Ranch near Patagonia.
Beware, Arizona wineries: Water-hogging farms are drinking your milkshake.
“I drink your milkshake!” oilman Daniel Plainview memorably exulted in the 2007 film There Will Be Blood. Played by Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis, Plainview was explaining – via dessert-fueled analogy – how he secretly cleaned out a neighboring oil well.
A Valley calf-roping star’s lifelong fight to thrive despite disability is tested again after a debilitating accident.
Boyd Smith is a man of resolve. Born in Phoenix with no arms and only one fully developed leg, he has lived an honest and hardworking life. He started riding horses at 15 years old and spent decades as a landscaper and respected team calf-roper, and has the belt buckles to prove it.
Homegrown boxing champ Michael Carbajal contends that brother Danny stole his fortune. Their latest dust-up has an unlikely cornerman: Sheriff Joe.
The Ninth Street Gym has no air-conditioning. “I don’t believe in it,” says Michael Carbajal, 47, the Olympic silver medalist and International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee. Young contenders need to feel how hot it gets under the spotlights, he says.
With a bloody Republican primary behind him, U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Flake sets his eyes on the prize.
Jeff Flake is no Steve Nash, but the six-time Arizona congressman – and former starting small forward for the Snowflake High School Lobos – held his own against President Barack Obama in a much-publicized, invite-only Beltway pickup game in 2009. “That’s the nice thing
Arizona’s long owner-less NHL franchise will play in Glendale for at least another season. But will the city’s latest dowry deal go through?
Judging from the Phoenix Coyotes’ abysmal attendance figures over the past five years, it seems highly unlikely that you – a Valley resident – have intimate knowledge of professional hockey. But if you do, you know that the 2011-2012 season was a momentous one for Arizona’s NHL franchise. Momentous in two ways.
New York City isn’t the only American metropolis with a celestial pseudo-holiday. We present: Phoenixhenge.
On May 30 of this year – and again on July 11 – the sun-starved denizens of New York City’s most populous borough celebrated something called Manhattanhenge.
More godless big city paganism? Sort of. Also known as the “Manhattan solstice,” Manhattanhenge marks a biannual phenomenon in which the sun sets exactly along the island’s slightly-upturned east-west street grid. This favors Manhattanites with a rare bath of early-evening light as the descending sun squeezes between the city’s long, deep valleys of glass and steel – an effect similar to that created by the ancient rock monuments at the druid-frequented Stonehenge site in England. Manhattanhenge is a polite, decidedly un-debauched affair. The event is chiefly popular with photography buffs and amateur astronomers.
Death in the Brotherhood
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Hells Angels Shootout
After a fierce shootout last year in Chino Valley between members of the Hells Angels and rival bikers the Vagos, it seems a turf battle is brewing. Could Phoenix be a future battleground?It was a peaceful Saturday morning like any other for Terrance...
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Bryan Patrick Miller enjoyed popularity in the Phoenix cosplay scene. Now others ponder the link between his mutant-slaying persona and the crimes for which he’s accused. ...
As badly as the recent Veterans affairs scandal has tarnished the agency’s reputation... ...