2020 Best of the Valley

You can’t keep a good Phoenix down! Take flight with 422 of our favorite things.

You can’t keep a good Phoenix down! Take flight with 422 of our favorite things – from celebrity taste tests to distance-friendly shopping to surefire mood boosters – in this special COVID-19-era edition of our one-of-a-kind culture guide. Bonus: Dramatically expanded readers’ picks.

Liz Cohen

People & MediaEditor’s Pick
Best Local Guggenheim Fellow

Mango Skies

People & MediaEditor’s Pick
Best Documentary Filmmakers

Penis Man

People & MediaReader’s Pick
Best Valley Phallic Symbol

Ruben Gallego

People & MediaEditor’s Pick
Best Hilarious Politician AMA (Ask Me Anything)
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For more than 50 years, PHOENIX magazine's experienced writers, editors, and designers have captured all sides of the Valley with award-winning and insightful writing, and groundbreaking report and design. Our expository features, narratives, profiles, and investigative features keep our 385,000 readers in touch with the Valley's latest trends, events, personalities and places.