March/April 2021

Editorial StaffMarch 1, 2021
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March/April 2021 Editor’s Note

Features

Requiem for a One-Doctor Town

The solitary, satchel-carrying rural doctor is etched into our enduring fantasy about small-town Arizona. But such physicians are fading away. The doctors are gone, but the towns – and the medically underserved people who live in them – remain.

Top Docs’ Believe It or Not!

A bazaar of amusing facts and medical curiosities for all who wish to behold it!

Phoenix Files

A Field Guide to Phoenix Wildlife

What rough beasts lurk in the orderly asphalt subdivisions and rocky foothills of the Greater Phoenix sprawl?

Requiem for a One-Doctor Town

The solitary, satchel-carrying rural doctor is etched into our enduring fantasy about small-town Arizona. But such physicians are fading away. The doctors are gone, but the towns – and the medically underserved people who live in them – remain.

Top Docs’ Believe It or Not!

A bazaar of amusing facts and medical curiosities for all who wish to behold it!

Pet’s Life

From the human-animal bond and a pet photo contest to hiking and fostering, the Arizona Humane Society provides ways to connect with – and even save – our furry friends.

What’s in Your Kitchen? With Melissa Stadler

Food blogger Melissa Stadler of Modern Honey let us browse her kitchen MVPs.

Art Directions: Ann Morton

PHOENIX Art Director Mirelle Inglefield meets with artist Ann Morton about her work on display at Mesa Arts Center and Phoenix Art Museum.

10 Health Trends for 2021

Here are a few 2021 health predictions from local wellness experts with their finger on the pulse.

Pediatric Feeding Disorder is More Than a “Phase”

Local nonprofit Feeding Matters advocates for pediatric feeding disorder.

Focus on the Female: Local Doctors Dedicated to Treating Only Women

Some doctors in typically co-ed specialties are dedicating themselves to treating only women.

Raising Phoenix: The Aftermath of an Infernal Election Season

Our columnist picks through the aftermath of an infernal election season.

To What Degree: Arizona’s Adult Education Goals

Are Arizona’s adult education goals achievable?

Land Zo: A Deeper Map Uncovers Hohokam Canals

A new app uncovers the Hohokam canals that once flowed throughout Phoenix and sustained a remarkable culture.

Business Buzz: Bravada Yachts Transforms the Houseboat Industry

Tolleson’s Bravada Yachts is transforming the houseboat industry.

The War is Just Beginning for Arizona’s Largest Political Party

Could Arizona’s pro-Trump camp now be splintering into its own moderate and radical wings?

Sharpe to the Point: Title IX and Trans Athletes

Until we do it in a way that’s fair to all women, those who were hormonally born that way need to have a league of their own.

Suddenly Family Podcast Unravels DNA Mysteries

A new podcast by Phoenix native Samuel Burke explores shocking DNA results.

Spotlight: Shane Doan

We spoke with Shane Doan about his new job, his long-term dream and why his recreational league hockey teammates keep telling him to shoot the puck.

Explore

Hiking Guide to Black Canyon National Recreational Trail: Drinking Snake Segment   

Explore the Arizona Outback less than an hour’s drive outside of the Valley.

Access to Off-Road Vehicles Made Easy with Polaris Adventures Select

Explore Arizona’s off-road trails in an ATV or hit the road in a Slingshot — in this unique monthly membership plan exclusive to the Phoenix area.

Day Trip: Midtown Phoenix

Spend a day sipping craft beer, gazing at art and grabbing a bite in this posh parish located between McDowell and Indian School roads and anchored by Central Avenue.

Where to Sip and Stay in Arizona Wine Country

Find a hotel, B&B or guesthouse with our update of the Willcox, Sonoita and Verde Valley hospitality scenes.

History

Hattie Mosher’s Riches to Rags Story

Hattie Mosher was a progressive force in early Phoenix until construction debacles and frivolous tax protests over road improvements left her destitute.

Eat Beat

Cupping Season! Tips & Tricks for Tasting Exotic Coffee at Blue House Coffee

Chief Roaster Spencer Simmons shows us the process of cupping & tasting special grinds of coffee.

Restaurant Review: Character

Restaurateur Peter Kasperski of Cowboy Ciao fame scores a first-round knockout with his new Downtown bistro.

Four Corners: March and April Food Reviews

Check out these new restaurants from Scottsdale to the East Valley.

Four Corners: March and April Food Reviews

Check out these new restaurants from Scottsdale to the East Valley.

3 Local Products to Try This Spring

Try fire-roasted salsa, protein-based oats and hot cocoa bombs from local purveyors this month.

Liquid Arizona: The Most Decorated Winery in Arizona

We do a deep dive into Pillsbury Wine Company’s award-winning wine.

Three Bites: Seafood BLTs

Fish-favoring Valley chefs go to great depths with a lunch-counter classic.

Drink This: The In-Tense City from Chauncey Social

Make this breezy riff on a classic margarita from Chauncey Social at home.

From Our Partners

Pet’s Life

From the human-animal bond and a pet photo contest to hiking and fostering, the Arizona Humane Society provides ways to connect with – and even save – our furry friends.

Access to Off-Road Vehicles Made Easy with Polaris Adventures Select

Explore Arizona’s off-road trails in an ATV or hit the road in a Slingshot — in this unique monthly membership plan exclusive to the Phoenix area.

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