June 2019

From the Editor

Beyond the Logo

June 2019 Editor’s Note

Phoenix Files

Escape to Wailea, Hawaii

Have a Maui wowie of a vacation on the island’s beatific leeward coast.

Inside Painter Denise Dominguez’s Studio

“Growing up in a traditional Mexican household, being the oldest of 10 kids and all the restrictions that came with it, art became a form of freedom and expression for me,” says Phoenix painter Denise Dominguez.

Charleen Badman is Arizona’s Newest James Beard Award Winner

Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a winner, and it’s about damned time.

Locally Owned Shops You Have to Check Out This Summer

Summertime Stash: Shopping With PHOENIX Art Director Mirelle Inglefield.

The Rolling Stones’ Fallback Jobs

In March, The Rolling Stones canceled their North American tour. We speculate on the Stones’ fallback careers if touring is off the table.

The Rolling Stones’ Fallback Jobs

In March, The Rolling Stones canceled their North American tour. We speculate on the Stones’ fallback careers if touring is off the table.

RIP: A Tribute to Paul Winer, the Naked Bookseller

This weekend we said goodbye to the naked man behind the counter of Reader’s Oasis Books.

How One Phoenix Artist Forged a Creative Corporate Career

Phoenix artist Tania Katan crafts an unlikely corporate career based on creativity.

How One Phoenix Artist Forged a Creative Corporate Career

Phoenix artist Tania Katan crafts an unlikely corporate career based on creativity.

What Does CBD Actually Do?

You can rub CBD on skin, drop it in drinks and sprinkle it on food. Is it really the wonder cure advocates claim?

What Does CBD Actually Do?

You can rub CBD on skin, drop it in drinks and sprinkle it on food. Is it really the wonder cure advocates claim?

What Does CBD Actually Do?

You can rub CBD on skin, drop it in drinks and sprinkle it on food. Is it really the wonder cure advocates claim?

A Q&A with Mustache Pretzels’ Greg Golden

Greg Golden created his dream job in 2014 – making mustache-shaped pretzels for the people of the Valley.

Cuts to Colorado River Water Supplies Could Hurt Arizona Water

As Arizona prepares for cuts to Colorado River water supplies, a report raises concerns about groundwater safety.

Cuts to Colorado River Water Supplies Could Hurt Arizona Water

As Arizona prepares for cuts to Colorado River water supplies, a report raises concerns about groundwater safety.

iBuyers: Selling Your Home Online

What we know about the ways you can sell your home without leaving your laptop.

Free Fitness in the Valley

Get a move on with fitness opportunities that won’t leave your wallet lean.

It’s A Pet’s Life

Celebrate your furry friends with this guide.

Cosmetic Surgery Guide

Educate and empower yourself with our primer.

Q&A with Restaurateur Jeff Mastro of Ocean 44

We catch up with Jeff Mastro, restaurateur extraordinaire, about what makes a good restaurant tick.

Summer Staycations 2019

Triple-digit heat? Bring it on!

Summer Staycations 2019

Triple-digit heat? Bring it on!

The Great 48

Artists and entrepreneurs. Athletes and activists. Legends and legends in the making.

The Great 48

Artists and entrepreneurs. Athletes and activists. Legends and legends in the making.

Raising Phoenix: How Amy Silverman Fell in Love with Phoenix

In Amy Silverman’s debut column, Raising Phoenix, she explains how she fell in love with her neighborhood.

River of Beer

A partnership between conservationists and farmers aims to save the Verde River and yield some tasty brews.

Crater Creator

Igneous meets ingenious at this otherworldly art destination in Northern Arizona.

What Happened to All the Editorial Cartoonists?

Are editorial cartoonists, like movie critics and science reporters before them, going the way of velociraptors?

What’s in Your Bookshelf? with Marshall Trimble

Historian Marshall Trimble collects more than just books on his shelf.

The Wildest Billboards in The Valley

Oregano’s Pizza Bistro and My Sister’s Closet are the undisputed champs of eyebrow-raising Valley billboards, but these ads are nipping at their heels.

Readers’ Photo Contest

Check out the best photos from readers like you.

Readers’ Photo Contest

Check out the best photos from readers like you.

A Look Inside Phoenix’s LGBTQ Gun Group

The Pink Pistols are the largest LGBTQ gun group in the state, and membership has only grown since the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.

Q&A with Chopped Champion Nick LaRosa

We catch up with Nick LaRosa, who faced the firing squad of celebrity chef judges on Food Network’s Chopped.

Sharpe to the Point: It’s the Guns, Stupid

Opinion columnist Jim Sharpe talks about why he thinks Phoenix saw a spike in officer-involved shootings last year.

The Avengers

Meet the squad that smashed white supremacists.

The Avengers

Meet the squad that smashed white supremacists.

Just Back From Barbados with Cory Lattuca

We chat with Cory Lattuca about his most recent trip to Barbados.

Why We Changed Our Logo

Art Director Mirelle Inglefield explains why PHOENIX magazine looks so different this month.

Explore

Escape to Wailea, Hawaii

Have a Maui wowie of a vacation on the island’s beatific leeward coast.

San Diego

Summer is here! It’s time for beachy fun.

Escape to Oceanside, California

Oceanside may be known for its beaches, but don’t call it a beach town: It’s so much more than that.

What to Do Around the Historical Coronado Neighborhood

This Central Phoenix strip in and around the historical Coronado neighborhood has long been a cultural hub. Now it’s a vegan haven, too.

Brand Canyon

How social media is taking over your favorite landmarks.

5 Memorable Ways to Experience Old Town San Diego This Summer

From artsy shops teeming with Latin American influence to mouthwatering Mexican cuisine and interactive trolley tours, Old Town San Diego has it all for your summer escape.

Citizen Hiker: The Best Dog on The Mountain

Share your Arizona trail adventures on our monthly hiking page.

Citizen Hiker: The Best Dog on The Mountain

Share your Arizona trail adventures on our monthly hiking page.

History

Sunnyslope Owes Its Townhood to Tuberculosis

Sunnyslope originated as a haven for indigent tuberculosis patients hoping to be cured by the Valley’s dry, warm air.

Eat Beat

Happy Hour: Hula’s Modern Tiki

Check out Hula’s Modern Tiki for your happy hour excursion this week.

Recipe Friday: Ghost Ranch Braised Pork Torta

Learn how to make Ghost Ranch’s Braised Pork Torta at home.

Happy Hour: Uptown Alley

Check out Uptown Alley for your happy hour excursion this week.

Recipe Friday: True Food Kitchen’s Cauliflower Polenta

Learn how to make True Food Kitchen’s Cauliflower Polenta at home.

Casa Terra Goes Where No Local Restaurant Has Gone Before

Check out this aspirational “vegan fine dining.”

You’ve Got to Try ShinBay

Sit down, shut up and eat your impossibly good fish.

Happy Hour: CRUjiente Tacos

Check out CRUjiente Tacos for your happy hour excursion this week.

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