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Our story center for coronavirus coverage, from news features to ideas about supporting local business and responsibly enjoying the Valley.
Coronavirus Chronicles: Pet Rescues

May 30, 2020Coronavirus Chronicles: Pet Rescues

Adoptions, kennel space, volunteers, fundraisers and donations are the fuel that keeps Valley animal rescues running. When these essentials are strained or depleted, smaller rescues that depend on public benevolence may not be able to accept new animal intakes, and caring for residing cats and dogs is a near-impossible struggle. Here are five nonprofit, no-kill animal rescues acclimating to new ways of surviving, and looking to our community for a lifeline. H.A.R.T.  (Homeless Animals Rescue...

A big part of our mandate at PHOENIX is to celebrate the good works of the people and institutions that populate the Valley of Sun – and as our community navigates the coronavirus crisis, we want you, the reader, to remain close to them. So we created this page as a story center for our COVID-19 coverage, from news profiles to ideas about supporting local business and responsibly enjoying the Valley. Because we’ll find our way through this storm, together.

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Radio Free Europa Captures Our Cabin Fever-ish Times

May 30, 2020Radio Free Europa Captures Our Cabin Fever-ish Times

Radio Free Europa challenges the adage “Truth is stranger than fiction.” The online play, penned by local playwright Ashley Naftule, is loosely based on a late-night call-in radio show called Coast to Coast AM that was hosted by a guy named Art Bell out of his living room in Nevada starting in the 1970s. Bell didn’t screen his callers or try to poke holes in their bizarre stories or theories. Originally slated for the stage…
Valley Coronavirus Update: 16,783 cases, 807 deaths and an update from Governor Ducey

May 26, 2020Valley Coronavirus Update: 16,783 cases, 807 deaths and an update from Governor Ducey

Happy headlines are hard to come by these days. Coronavirus cases in the Valley and fear concerning the pandemic continue to rise, but there are silver linings – the community is coming together (virtually) in solidarity and local organizations, businesses and residents are doing the best they can to support each other. Our duty during these tough times is to keep you informed and updated, even if the news isn’t always uplifting. Here is a…
4 Virtual Fixes for Theater Junkies

May 26, 20204 Virtual Fixes for Theater Junkies

In the 1920s, “break a leg” was a way to wish theater people good luck in auditions and performances. But in the 2020s, it might as well be “break the internet,” especially since companies have had to cancel or postpone productions or move their performances to live streams in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Thankfully for thirsty theatergoers, there are a handful of local groups providing performing arts content they can enjoy from the…
Whyld Ass Grill Gives Away Vegan Soup

May 26, 2020Whyld Ass Grill Gives Away Vegan Soup

Every Tuesday and Wednesday after 3 p.m., Whyld Ass Grill owner Keith Wyatt sets several quarts of soup outside the door of his vegan restaurant in Phoenix for anyone to take. It’s a gesture of gastronomic goodwill from someone who knows what it’s like to struggle. Wyatt had barely reopened after recovering from flooding when he shuttered amid coronavirus concerns. Since the pandemic, he’s had to lay off 85 percent of the staff at his…
Why Some Valley Restaurants Are Waiting To Reopen

May 20, 2020Why Some Valley Restaurants Are Waiting To Reopen

Video: Craft 64 owner James Swann explains why he’s aiming for June 1 at the latest to bring craft beer & pizza lovers back inside for sit down service.
5 Virtual Trivia Games to Play Now

May 18, 20205 Virtual Trivia Games to Play Now

Do you know your Corey Haim films from your Corey Feldman flicks? Are you hip to the fact that the Seattle Mariners are the only MLB team to never play in a World Series? Maybe you’re the person friends call to settle arguments about whether or not the guitar solo in “Freebird” is longer than the guitar solo in “Stairway to Heaven” (it is)? Even if you don’t know anything other than you’re bored and…
Video: 7 Hikes & Cozy Cabins, Coronavirus Quarantine and Favorite Takeout & Food Delivery

May 13, 2020Video: 7 Hikes & Cozy Cabins, Coronavirus Quarantine and Favorite Takeout & Food Delivery

Our PHOENIX magazine staff gives you a sneak peak at the May 2020 issue on newsstands now.
PHOENIX Staff at Home: What We’re Reading, Watching and Listening To

May 11, 2020PHOENIX Staff at Home: What We’re Reading, Watching and Listening To

In this (short-lived, we hope) series, the PHOENIX magazine editorial and art teams share what quarantine is like for them, from who they’re sheltering in place with to where they’re ordering takeout.   What have you been watching, reading and listening to during quarantine?  Craig Outhier – Editor-in-Chief Blazing through season three of Ozark (definitely an improvement over last season), obsessively watching and re-watching Rick and Morty, getting acquainted with the jazz-glitch electronica of Floating Points, and watching old Lakers games on YouTube with my droogies via Zoom.   Leah LeMoine –…
Highform Reveals Survey Results on Rental Behavior During COVID-19

May 8, 2020Highform Reveals Survey Results on Rental Behavior During COVID-19

Highform, a Phoenix-based real estate technology and marketing firm for multifamily property developers and residential brokerages, recently conducted a survey to gauge renters’ reactions to COVID-19. Some of the results were shocking, says Tim Harmon, Highform’s director of multifamily. Coronavirus concerns caused renters to change their mind about renewing a lease or moving. Before the pandemic, renters were separated by less than three percentage points when it came to their plan to renew their current…
Coronavirus Chronicles: Drive-In Movies at the Princess

May 7, 2020Coronavirus Chronicles: Drive-In Movies at the Princess

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is rooted in tradition. The iconic resort hosts a slew of seasonal events, such as Summer at the Princess, that brings the community together. How could the Princess honor these time-honored traditions during a global pandemic? The solution was simple – create a drive-in movie night for families to enjoy an evening out in the safety of their car. “We are definitely involved in our community in a big way and over…
PHOENIX Staff at Home: Our Quarantine Hobbies

May 6, 2020PHOENIX Staff at Home: Our Quarantine Hobbies

In this (short-lived, we hope) series, the PHOENIX magazine editorial and art teams share what quarantine is like for them, from who they’re sheltering in place with to where they’re ordering takeout.   Have you picked up any new hobbies or skills? Or spent more time on existing ones?  Craig Outhier – Editor-in-Chief Pickling!  Leah LeMoine – Managing Editor I’ve always been into cooking, and over the last couple of years I’ve been working on my (previously limited) baking skills. During quarantine, I have…
Set Jet Provides Free Coronavirus Testing for Passengers Prior to Flights

May 4, 2020Set Jet Provides Free Coronavirus Testing for Passengers Prior to Flights

Private travel is more appealing than ever before. For the financially able, there’s Set Jet, Scottsdale’s membership-based private jet charter company that offers direct flights to destinations including San Diego and Las Vegas. According to a company spokesperson, “Set Jet was the first company in Arizona to test its employees for COVID-19” and announced it would “provide free testing to any of its members who wish to travel on a Set Jet flight.” setjet.com
Happy Hour At Home: Mezcal Cocktails

May 1, 2020Happy Hour At Home: Mezcal Cocktails

Ladera Taverna y Cocina may be temporarily closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a tipple or two from its award-winning mixologist, Colton Brock. He won Arizona Cocktail Weekend’s Last Slinger Standing competition in February, but lately he’s been slinging simple mezcal drinks at home. We caught up with Brock and asked him to share a couple of recipes for us to try.   What have you been mixing up at home? I predominantly drink mezcal and other agave spirits,…
Coronavirus Chronicles: Art in Isolation

May 1, 2020Coronavirus Chronicles: Art in Isolation

Catch up with 10 Arizona-based artists as they share their workspaces, creations and experiences during their coronavirus quarantines. Eric Cox How long have you been a professional artist? 20+ years What medium are you best known for? My works range from small graphite sketches and mixed media paintings, all the way to large scale aerosol murals. How has the coronavirus quarantine inspired or affected your work and/or livelihood? I am heartbroken. I am overwhelmed. There…
Valley Coronavirus Update: 7,648 cases, 320 deaths and an extended stay-at-home order

April 30, 2020Valley Coronavirus Update: 7,648 cases, 320 deaths and an extended stay-at-home order

Happy headlines are hard to come by these days. Coronavirus cases in the Valley and fear concerning the pandemic continue to rise, but there are silver linings – the community is coming together (virtually) in solidarity and local organizations, businesses and residents are doing the best they can to support each other. Our duty during these tough times is to keep you informed and updated, even if the news isn’t always uplifting. Here is a…
PHOENIX Staff at Home: How We’re Taking Care of Our Mental Health

April 30, 2020PHOENIX Staff at Home: How We’re Taking Care of Our Mental Health

In this (short-lived, we hope) series, the PHOENIX magazine editorial and art teams share what quarantine is like for them, from who they’re sheltering in place with to where they’re ordering takeout.   What have you been doing to take care of your mental, emotional and spiritual health during this crazy time?    Craig Outhier – Editor-in-Chief Nature walks on the Arizona Canal, bike rides with my kids, Internet poker.    Leah LeMoine – Managing Editor I’ve been meditating for almost a decade, so I continue that daily…
Valley Coronavirus Update: 6,948 cases, 293 deaths and more statewide testing

April 28, 2020Valley Coronavirus Update: 6,948 cases, 293 deaths and more statewide testing

Happy headlines are hard to come by these days. Coronavirus cases in the Valley and fear concerning the pandemic continue to rise, but there are silver linings – the community is coming together (virtually) in solidarity and local organizations, businesses and residents are doing the best they can to support each other. Our duty during these tough times is to keep you informed and updated, even if the news isn’t always uplifting. Here is a…
Sharpe to the Point: COV LOL

April 27, 2020Sharpe to the Point: COV LOL

Opinion columnist Jim Sharpe examines the silver linings of the coronavirus cloud.
Valley Coronavirus Update: 6,716 cases, 275 deaths and a new testing site

April 27, 2020Valley Coronavirus Update: 6,716 cases, 275 deaths and a new testing site

Happy headlines are hard to come by these days. Coronavirus cases in the Valley and fear concerning the pandemic continue to rise, but there are silver linings – the community is coming together (virtually) in solidarity and local organizations, businesses and residents are doing the best they can to support each other. Our duty during these tough times is to keep you informed and updated, even if the news isn’t always uplifting. Here is a…
PHOENIX Staff at Home: How We’re Working Out

April 23, 2020PHOENIX Staff at Home: How We’re Working Out

In this (short-lived, we hope) series, the PHOENIX magazine editorial and art teams share what quarantine is like for them, from who they’re sheltering in place with to where they’re ordering takeout.   How have you been moving your body?   Craig Outhier – Editor-in-Chief Like other dispossessed gym rats, I’ve been making do at home with a routine of weird, furniture-based resistance exercises. I’ve also been riding my bike to work once a week, and hiking Piestewa Peak as responsibly as possible (mask, wide berths, etc.).     Leah LeMoine –…
Local TV News People Adjust to Working From Home

April 23, 2020Local TV News People Adjust to Working From Home

A morning TV news anchor who gets to see her kids in the morning. A sports reporter with zero highlights, scores or games to report on. A producer who must build a 30-minute news show without the luxury of multiple computer monitors and ability to edit his own video. These were all once foreign concepts to folks inside the local TV news biz. It’s now become reality for many being forced to work from home…
Self-Care in the Time of COVID-19

April 20, 2020Self-Care in the Time of COVID-19

Local resources and tips from experts can help you maintain mental wellness.
Arizona Craft Brewers Guild Hosts Virtual Beer Festival

April 17, 2020Arizona Craft Brewers Guild Hosts Virtual Beer Festival

Beer enthusiasts across the state and beyond will have the opportunity to sample their favorite local brews and discover new ones from the comfort and safety of their own home this Saturday, April 18 as the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild hosts its first Keep Arizona Brewing Virtual Beer Festival. Participants are encouraged to pick up or pre-order beer from a local brewery and enjoy their brews with other Arizona beer enthusiasts online starting at 2…
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