October 2020

Editorial StaffSeptember 15, 2020
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Mark Kelly: The Man Who Fell to Arizona

How extreme triumph and tragedy launched Mark Kelly into political orbit around a critical U.S. Senate seat.

The Ultimate Guide to Arizona State Parks

From deep dives to quick snapshots, this compendium of facts, figures and travel tips about each of Arizona’s 34 marvelous state parks will inspire your weekend adventuring for months to come.

Consumer Art: 6 Valley Restaurants Showcasing the Work of Local Artists

Have a taste for at? Feast your eyes on these Valley restaurants, where local muralists, sculptors and mixed-media specialists have found unique and dynamic showcases for the fruits of their craft.

Phoenix Files

Mark Kelly: The Man Who Fell to Arizona

How extreme triumph and tragedy launched Mark Kelly into political orbit around a critical U.S. Senate seat.

ASU’s Walter Cronkite School Takes Its New Dean Search Slowly

After revoking a job offer over alleged microaggressions, ASU’s journalism school takes its second search slowly.

Raising Phoenix: What to Do When Your Favorite Artists Break Bad

What do you do when your favorite artists, comic, filmmakers, et al, break bad?

Consumer Art: 6 Valley Restaurants Showcasing the Work of Local Artists

Have a taste for at? Feast your eyes on these Valley restaurants, where local muralists, sculptors and mixed-media specialists have found unique and dynamic showcases for the fruits of their craft.

When is it Safe to Go Back to School?

Opinion columnist Jim Sharpe ponders why we shouldn’t be able to do things if they’re done safely.

Land Zo: Local Climbing Association Aims to Change Offensive Trail Names

Arizona rock climbers go to the wall to change racist, sexist route names.

Business Buzz: Café Bebida Brews Homegrown Coffee

Café Bebida joins an exclusive club of Valley shops brewing coffee grown on their own farms.

New Mexico and Arizona Butt Heads Amid COVID-19

New Mexico and Arizona fought differently in the COVID-19 battle. Now the states are pitted against each other in the recovery process.

Valley Artists Foster Connection While Physical Closeness Isn’t Feasible

Valley artists are fostering a sense of connection while physical closeness isn’t feasible.

Spotlight: Nora McInerny

The underlying theme of Nora McInerny’s work is finding ways to move forward from the grief that all humans go through.

What’s in Your Beer Fridge? with Trevor Bolstrom

Front Pourch Brewing’s Trevor Bolstrom gives us a peek at some of his beer fridge staples and makes recommendations.

Women's Health

Valley health care professionals help women along every part of their personal wellness journeys, from dental to mental.

Arts & Culture Preview

Following an abrupt pandemic shutdown last spring, performing arts companies and museums are raising the curtain on a dynamic new season.

BECTON DICKINSON (BD) Engineers are helping physicians innovate breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment

The BD EleVation™ Breast Biopsy System from Tempe’s Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) is designed to provide physicians with a versatile and efficient breast biopsy tool.

Explore

The Ultimate Guide to Arizona State Parks

From deep dives to quick snapshots, this compendium of facts, figures and travel tips about each of Arizona’s 34 marvelous state parks will inspire your weekend adventuring for months to come.

Get Out of Town

After a surreal spring and summer stuck at home, we’re all looking forward to fall adventures. Mask up and hit the road to safely experience the best Arizona has to offer.

Day Trip: Main Street Mesa

Main Street seems poised to lead Mesa’s cultural renaissance.

Aravaipa Farms is the COVID B&B You Need

Discover a majestic corner of the Arizona outback at Aravaipa Farms Orchard and Inn.

Work from Hyatt – and Enjoy Enhanced Health & Safety

Panoramic waterfront views. Ocean-breezy walks to attractions and restaurants. Enhanced health and safety guidelines. When you work from Hyatt, you transform your workday or school routine into a memorable experience with a much-deserved change of scenery.

History

Cardinals Sin: The Shady Roots of the NFL’s Oldest Team

The surprisingly shady roots of the NFL’s oldest team, our Arizona Cardinals.

Eat Beat

Review: The Americano

Barely a month old when the pandemic hit, the ultra-luxe Italian steakhouse reemerges with toned-down ambitions.

Four Corners: New Breweries

The Valley’s newest breweries provide more options to a thirsty – and peckish – public.

Brewer’s Nachos Recipe from Saddle Mountain Brewing Company

Pour some craft beer into a pot instead of a pint glass and make a savory snack with this recipe from Saddle Mountain Brewing Company.

3 Local Products to Try This October

This October, try local all-natural cactus soda, protein-packed coffee creamer and personal-size cakes.

Liquid Arizona: Century Grand’s Experimental Cocktail Series

Century Grand’s new Experimental Cocktail Series invites drink fans to mix it up.

Three Bites: Cornish Game Hen

Flavorful flesh makes the Cornish game hen the poultry of choice at Middle Eastern restaurants.

Drink This: Pineapple Express

If COVID-19 cheated you out of a tropical vacation this year, Rusconi’s American Kitchen has a simple solution: Hop aboard the Pineapple Express.

From Our Partners

Get Out of Town

After a surreal spring and summer stuck at home, we’re all looking forward to fall adventures. Mask up and hit the road to safely experience the best Arizona has to offer.

Work from Hyatt – and Enjoy Enhanced Health & Safety

Panoramic waterfront views. Ocean-breezy walks to attractions and restaurants. Enhanced health and safety guidelines. When you work from Hyatt, you transform your workday or school routine into a memorable experience with a much-deserved change of scenery.

Women's Health

Valley health care professionals help women along every part of their personal wellness journeys, from dental to mental.

Arts & Culture Preview

Following an abrupt pandemic shutdown last spring, performing arts companies and museums are raising the curtain on a dynamic new season.

BECTON DICKINSON (BD) Engineers are helping physicians innovate breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment

The BD EleVation™ Breast Biopsy System from Tempe’s Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) is designed to provide physicians with a versatile and efficient breast biopsy tool.
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