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  • A World Class Zoo

    Phoenix is continuing to emerge as a great 21st Century city. All great cities have a great zoo and Phoenix has a zoo that proudly represents the status of the city, and it's getting even better. more >

  • Places to Play Hooky

    Now that the weather has officially turned "awesome," here are five places Downtown where you can enjoy a ditch day. more >

  • Where do you live?

    If downtown Phoenix is the urban heart or Arizona, then people are the lifeblood and the neighborhoods where the people live are the organs that supply it. more >

  • Buy Arizona: Apache Fair Trade Cooperative

    There’s a lot of talk nowadays about buying local. Even within the sovereign Apache nations of Arizona, there is a great need to galvanize support for local businesses. more >

  • Business Owners See Green Potential in Bike Racks

    Bike racks are popping up in front of trendy restaurants and other places along the nearly one-year-old light rail line. Many business owners are realizing more people are using bicycles in connection with mass transit in an effort to clean our air. more >

  • Grand Opening of the Phoenix Public Market

    Next week will be big for Downtown Phoenix. After years of waiting, downtown has its own brick-and-mortar grocery store. On Tuesday, October 27th, the Phoenix Public Market Urban Grocery and Wine Bar officially opens. more >

  • Light Rail Playlist

    I rode the light rail on opening day, and fell in love with its sleek, silent glide. Since then, I’ve discovered that it’s the perfect place to add your own soundtrack (just remember to bring your earbuds; I’m pretty certain not everyone likes Megadeth). more >

  • Phoenix Union Station

    In June of 1996, Phoenix waved goodbye as the last train sped away from Union Station downtown. I wonder if we’ll ever see passenger trains there again. I hope so. more >

  • Crazy Good Phoenix Food

    This blog is about Phoenix history and lore told with a twist—through fascinating conversations and glimpses into Arizona’s past from the unique perspective of a group of my native Phoenician in-laws, specifically three formidable women affectionately called the “Crazies” in our family (more on that later). more >

  • First Friday Fun

    It's July 3rd, First Friday night! There are so many different groups, and this is why I love Phoenix's First Friday. There are Goths, followed by a family, then a high school couple, then a street show featuring roller blades and tutus. Watching the crowds go by is better than watching TV. more >