November 2020

Editorial StaffOctober 15, 2020
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The Strange But 100% True and Authenticated 2020 Election Handbook

Hey, did you hear? It’s a presidential election year. Hot tempers. Big turnouts. Not one, but two QAnon candidates. You’ll need this guide to navigate the nuttiness.

8 Things We Learned During the Pandemic

Eight Phoenicians. Eight lessons learned.

Boom Town: Valley Home Values Rage Upward

Despite a pandemic, social upheaval and a looming recession, Valley home values rage upward. How long can it keep on?

Take It Outside: Patio Dining in Phoenix

Whether your goal is social distancing or basking in the glorious weather, restaurants Valleywide have outdoor dining offerings to whet your appetite.

Phoenix Files

Eyes On Phoenix

Despite a slew of challenges, 2020 can still be the “year of vision” thanks to innovative Valley eye doctors.

Cancer Awareness

Learn about the basics of cancer, from how it develops to how to prevent it, in this helpful guide.

Top Producer Profiles

Meet some of the dynamic real estate pros who appeared in our inaugural Top Agents and Top Producers lists.

The Strange But 100% True and Authenticated 2020 Election Handbook

Hey, did you hear? It’s a presidential election year. Hot tempers. Big turnouts. Not one, but two QAnon candidates. You’ll need this guide to navigate the nuttiness.

8 Things We Learned During the Pandemic

Eight Phoenicians. Eight lessons learned.

Boom Town: Valley Home Values Rage Upward

Despite a pandemic, social upheaval and a looming recession, Valley home values rage upward. How long can it keep on?

Raising Phoenix: Why Getting Rid of Problematic Art Isn’t as Easy as the Swipe of a Brush

Our columnist explains why getting rid of problematic art – or artists – isn’t as simple as it sounds.

Will Phoenix Be Able to Plant 100,000 Shade Trees in the Next 10 Years?

Ten years ago, then-Mayor Phil Gordon introduced a plan to place at least one-quarter of the city of Phoenix under the shade of trees by 2030. Not much has changed.

Business Buzz: Local Wedding Industry Scrambles to Find COVID-Safe Solutions

Business Buzz: Local Wedding Industry Scrambles to Find COVID-Safe Solutions

Anatomy of a Flip: Democrats Investing to Oust David Schweikert From a Deep-Red Congressional District

Democrats are investing to oust Valley lawmaker David Schweikert from a deep-red congressional district. Will it be money well spent?

Sharpe to the Point: Should Journalists be Activists?

Opinion columnist Jim Sharpe examines the line between journalism and activism.

Scoop: Four Valley Venues Featured in New Film Teenage Badass

Four Valley venues are featured in the new locally made movie Teenage Badass.

Spotlight: Jim Adkins

Jimmy Eat World frontman Jim Adkins has hardly frittered away his quarantine bingeing on Netflix docs.

What’s in Your Camera Bag? With Joanie Simon

Phoenix food photographer Joanie Simon shows us her studio must-haves.

Explore

Old Town San Diego: Trip Within a Trip

Spice up your next San Diego vacation with a day trip to the city’s original townsite, where old buildings and hot cuisine rule.

Day Trip: Tatum & Shea

When you’re stopped at the busy intersection of Tatum and Shea boulevards, it’s difficult to believe that this Northeast Valley nexus was farmland just a few generations ago.

Two Nights at Tanque Verde Ranch

Relaxation and recreation comfortable co-exist at Tucson’s legendary luxury dude ranch.

History

Mothers March Goes Viral

In 1950, moms in Phoenix hatched an enlightening plan to mobilize the community and fight a pandemic.

Eat Beat

Four Corners: Cajun-Creole Restaurants

Work on your Southern accent at these new local fry houses and Cajun-Creole restaurants.

How to Make Jalapeño Cornbread for Thanksgiving

Hey, Thanksgiving is around the corner. How could you not want this Windsor cornbread recipe?

Restaurant Reviews: Francine and The Mick Brasserie + Bar

A pair of new restaurants puts our Francophile food critic on cloud neuf.

3 Local Products to try this November

This November, try local health-nut cookies, artisanal pasta and date salsa.

Liquid Arizona: Wild Hare Distillery’s New Line of Arizona Agave Spirits

: A Tempe startup makes a bid for your tequila dollar with its new line of Arizona agave spirits.

Three Bites: Japanese Fried Chicken

Japanese fried chicken puts a refined spin on arguably the world’s favorite hand-held nosh.

Drink This: Bee’s Knees Lavender Sour

Get past its somewhat redundant name and you’ll find that this unabashedly girly cocktail is way more fun than its pedestrian moniker.

From Our Partners

Eyes On Phoenix

Despite a slew of challenges, 2020 can still be the “year of vision” thanks to innovative Valley eye doctors.

Old Town San Diego: Trip Within a Trip

Spice up your next San Diego vacation with a day trip to the city’s original townsite, where old buildings and hot cuisine rule.

Cancer Awareness

Learn about the basics of cancer, from how it develops to how to prevent it, in this helpful guide.

Top Producer Profiles

Meet some of the dynamic real estate pros who appeared in our inaugural Top Agents and Top Producers lists.
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