June/July 2020

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The Great 48 2020

Artists and entrepreneurs. Athletes and activists. Legends and legends in the making. Find them all in this year’s across-the-board salute to the 48 most influential people in the Valley today. Plus: Our heroes of the coronavirus.

10th Annual Readers’ Photo Contest: Surreal Arizona

To celebrate a decade of reader-provided photographic aptitude, we asked you to explore your inner Picassos. These 12 dreamlike portraits of Arizona are what you found.

Deja Virus: The 1918 Spanish Flu’s striking parallels to the COVID-19 pandemic

The 1918 Spanish influenza hit Arizona in four waves, shut down Phoenix twice and had striking parallels to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Phoenix Files

The Great 48 2020

Artists and entrepreneurs. Athletes and activists. Legends and legends in the making. Find them all in this year’s across-the-board salute to the 48 most influential people in the Valley today. Plus: Our heroes of the coronavirus.

10th Annual Readers’ Photo Contest: Surreal Arizona

To celebrate a decade of reader-provided photographic aptitude, we asked you to explore your inner Picassos. These 12 dreamlike portraits of Arizona are what you found.

Raising Phoenix: Flower Deficit

A disruption to the decorative plant supply chain launches our columnist into COVID-19 self-analysis.

Arizona’s first public-private partnership involving real estate

Arizona’s first public-private partnership involving real estate offers a blueprint for savvy post-pandemic development.

A 3.4-mile stretch of Phoenix is known as ‘Vegan Street’

One 3.4-mile city stretch has Phoenicians seeing green.

Sharpe to the Point: COV-lateral Damage

Opinion columnist Jim Sharpe analyzes coronavirus and its consequences.

Spotlight: Dana Cortez

Trailblazing Phoenix radio personality Dana Cortez is the first Latina host of a syndicated morning show.

What’s in Your Bag? with Josh Fink

Owner of Valleywide Nick’s Menswear Josh Fink shares his dapper essentials.

Explore

San Diego Snapshot

A former resident of the Golden State’s southernmost city ruminates on her roots.

History

Deja Virus: The 1918 Spanish Flu’s striking parallels to the COVID-19 pandemic

The 1918 Spanish influenza hit Arizona in four waves, shut down Phoenix twice and had striking parallels to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eat Beat

5 Restaurants that Opened During the Pandemic

It takes guts to open a restaurant, period. But in the middle of a quarantine? Downright courageous. Pay a visit to these five COVID-concurrent Valley restaurants.

Four Corners: Butcher Shops

Get your grill on this Fourth of July with prime provisions from these Valley meat merchants.

3 Local Products to Try This Summer

From prickly pear tea to pomegranate lemon sorbet, here are three refreshing Arizona-grown goodies.

Liquid Arizona: Anatomy of a Whiskey

Here’s the skinny on Whiskey Del Bac’s latest efforts – and their new, skinnier bottle.

Three Bites: Banana Cream Pie

Outsource your Fourth of July pie needs with these banana cream standouts from Valley bakers.

Drink This: Honest Day’s Wage

Jason Asher shares a recipe from the menu at Century Grand.

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