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Phoenix Magazine

'Cue the Right Thing

Bill Johnson’s Big Apple might have looked redneck, but the iconic Western “Let’s Eat”-ery was actually a welcoming haven for all colors in Phoenix’s segregated ‘60s.

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Phoenix Magazine

Powder Play

Alcohol in a Kool-Aid-like packet? The Scottsdale-based inventor of Palcohol says he’s got the powder. But does he?

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Phoenix Magazine

Risky Business | Health & Fitness | Health

Risky Business | Health & Fitness | Health

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Phoenix Magazine

Death in the Brotherhood

Who killed Cave Creek Hells Angel Patrick Eberhardt? There are some striking theories on the street.

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Phoenix Magazine

West of Westboro

Some of the Valley’s most ardent Fed-fearing, LGBT-demonizing citizens find a mouthpiece in a headline-grabbing East Valley preacher. Could Steven Anderson just be getting started?

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Phoenix Magazine

Desert Disneys | Valley News

Desert Disneys | Valley News

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Phoenix Magazine

Dr. Do-It-All | Valley News

Dr. Do-It-All | Valley News

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Phoenix Magazine

The Wallace Effect

The late Bill Thompson’s twisted humor pioneered today’s more edgy kiddie fare. Could there ever be another Wallace and Ladmo Show?

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Phoenix Magazine

Humble Pride

More than a decade after America honored its Navajo WWII code talkers, Arizona's Hopi code talkers are finally getting their due. But would they have wanted it?

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Decades of Thunder

Turning the corner on 50, Phoenix International Raceway looks back on its long lap from nowhere to NASCAR.

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Phoenix Magazine

Legend City - Arrested Amusement

Why Phoenix doesn’t have a world-class theme park may owe to lessons learned from the one time it did – and failed, with the homemade Disneyland known as Legend City.

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Phoenix Magazine

Zombies R Us (Valley Doomsday Preppers) - Phoenix Magazine

From doomsday survivalists to closet 'preppers,' more and more of our neighbors are secretly stockpiling food, water and weapons to guard against an approaching enemy: us, the unprepared.

Phoenix Magazine

MexMansions

As the Valley's Hispanic population gains affluence, home builders are catering to the trend by placing half-million-dollar homes next to blighted barrios