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INSIDER GUIDES

Holiday Tradition: ‘The Nutcracker’ makes its regular visits throughout the Valley

By Bridgette Redman Can’t get enough of “The Nutcracker”? There are plenty to choose from in the Phoenix area.   Phoenix Ballet Professional dancers perform to Tchaikovsky’s score...

Step Into Christmas: 14 activities to brighten the holidays

By Annika Tomlin November means the lights will be hung and carols will be sung. The holiday season is approaching so it’s time to gather...

Finding Sanctuary: Arizona products abound at these Valley spas

By Brianna Moore It’s no secret that Arizona is chock full of natural resources. From the sage plant to the prickly pear cactus, there is...

THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Compelling Show: Nick Offerman wants to make people think—and laugh

By Haley Lorenzen Nick Offerman has stepped back to take a good look at the state of the world. “I try to make fun of all...

Ripple Effect: ‘Waves’ is a punishingly obvious and bloated melodrama

By Glenn Heath Jr. Trey Edwards Shults seems to think that life exists only in a heightened state of anxiety. Even though his 2015 debut,...

Coming Home: Taylor Upsahl is ready to smile for Phoenix cameras

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Alterna pop singer Taylor Upsahl peppers her conversation with “stoked” and “dope.” She just turned 21 on Thanksgiving, but she speaks like...

Reflections with Angel Olsen: The singer discusses ‘All Mirrors,’ self-care and...

By Mary Pat Abruzzo Angel Olsen’s voice pushes through the telephone with a warm hello. Catching her at her tour stop in Madison, Wisconsin, in...

Cold as Ice: Disney animators rise to the challenge on ‘Frozen...

By Connor Dziawura Looking back, Disney supervising animator Justin Sklar says his team would not have been able pull off its work on “Frozen II”...

An Ideological Crisis: ‘Synonyms’ is a wild, radical portrait of nationalism...

By Glenn Heath Jr. Yoav (Tom Mercier) arrives in Paris seemingly out of thin air, like some nomadic ghost searching for a place to haunt....

Working Stiffs: ‘The Irishman’ is a melancholic gangster epic based on...

By Glenn Heath Jr. Time waits for no gangster. At the beginning of Martin Scorsese’s colossal new film “The Irishman,” aged mob hitman Frank Sheeran...

The ‘Harrowing’ Truth: ‘The Report’ breaks down Senate investigation into CIA...

By Connor Dziawura There’s no “Hollywood-ization” in Vice Studios’ upcoming film “The Report,” which is set to receive a limited theatrical release and hit Amazon...

BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

Keeping It Real: Corleone’s represents Philly in the Valley

By Connor Dziawura Old news clippings, nostalgic photographs, images of characters like Rocky Balboa, autographed pictures of athletes and other memorabilia decorate the walls of...

Intense Flavors: Maple & Ash fires up the steak and seafood...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Sean Currid’s eyes light up when he talks about Maple & Ash, the new restaurant he leads at the Scottsdale Waterfront. He brags...

Brewery Beat: SanTan is offering weekend peeks inside its facility

By Eric Newman A stalwart of local beer and whiskey, SanTan Brewing Company is allowing tours at its 35,000-square-foot production facility in Chandler. Patrons can witness...

TOP PLACES TO STAY

The Pack Expands: Arizona will soon welcome Great Wolf Lodge waterpark...

By Octavio Serrano With electronic devices dominating dinners and vacations, Great Wolf Lodge is aiming to bring families back together with its new location in...

Hotel Adeline just steps away from all the Scottsdale action

Article and Food Images by Lynette Carrington, Hotel Adeline Images Courtesy of Hotel Adeline A large sign at the entrance to Hotel Adeline proclaims, “WTF,”...

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows

Located in Scottsdale, Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows is a fabulous mid-century modern desert oasis resort that embraces the aesthetic of the Sonoran Desert...

SPORTS IN THE VALLEY

For the Love of the Game: Coyotes’ Jakob Chychrun wants to...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jakob Chychrun says the heartbreaking end to the Arizona Coyotes’ 2018-2019 season fueled the fire to make the current one a success. “We...

A Step Forward: The Suns’ offseason acquisitions could make for an...

By Chris Fahrendorf To say the Phoenix Suns have been unstable in recent years would be an understatement. The team has finished 10th or worst...

Moves Like Jagger: Scottsdale teen set to make his hometown debut...

By Natalie Urquiza Most 17-year-old high school students are working, playing sports or preparing for college. Jagger Jones does all that plus is a race...

FILM REVIEWS

Ripple Effect: ‘Waves’ is a punishingly obvious and bloated melodrama

By Glenn Heath Jr. Trey Edwards Shults seems to think that life exists only in a heightened state of anxiety. Even though his 2015 debut,...

An Ideological Crisis: ‘Synonyms’ is a wild, radical portrait of nationalism...

By Glenn Heath Jr. Yoav (Tom Mercier) arrives in Paris seemingly out of thin air, like some nomadic ghost searching for a place to haunt....

Working Stiffs: ‘The Irishman’ is a melancholic gangster epic based on...

By Glenn Heath Jr. Time waits for no gangster. At the beginning of Martin Scorsese’s colossal new film “The Irishman,” aged mob hitman Frank Sheeran...

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