Bag Full of Soul

The countdown is on! Only three days until Superbowl LVII means it’s game time for finalizing your look on the big day. A local luxury designer is scoring big with its new football leather handbag collection, the perfect accessory and conversation piece for Sunday. The idea came to life when Soul Carrier’s founder, Jennifer Paige Boonlorn, sought […]

A Conversation with Emmy- and Tony-Winning Actress Mary-Louise Parker

You’re coming here soon to receive the 2023 Sandra Day O’Connor Lifetime Achievement Award from the Arizona Foundation for Women. What does that mean to you?I grew up in Arizona, so it’s especially poignant. Sandra Day O’Connor affected our entire political landscape, not just Arizona. One of my brothers went to ASU, and the other went […]

Creating Culture: Hitting the High Notes 

There’s nothing quite like music-festival life. If you’ve attended a multi-day music fest, you understand the magic. Complex and wild, a music festival can feel like an adult’s happiest place on earth. If you aren’t familiar, it is much more than tunes in an outdoor setting. Yes, live music is the sweet spot of festival life; […]

New Arizona Theatre Company Artistic Director Begins Tenure

Arizona Theatre Company announced that Matt August has officially begun his new role as the Kasser Family Artistic Director of the 55-year-old professional theater company. A distinguished director and educator with more than 27 years of experience, August has worked in diverse markets, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, and LORT (League of Resident Theatres) and Regional Theatres, as well as with […]

Cheers to Creativity — DIY in 2023

New year, new crafty you? There’s something special about immersing yourself in creativity. Especially when you unleash inhibitions, let your hands lead and allow the goodness to flow. Regardless of skill level, artistic ability or age, getting crafty is beneficial for your mind and spirit. There’s no time like a new year to change up old ways in […]

Bookmarked: Marshall Shore

The Hip Historian Recommends: “Wildcat: The Untold Story of Pearl Hart” by John Boessenecker His Take: “Having worked in libraries from NYC to Phoenix, it should come as no surprise that Marshall Shore, aka the Hip Historian, is surrounded by books and ephemera. I recently finished this account of Hart and her notorious 1899 stagecoach […]

Creating Culture: A Gift for the Ages

Long-running tradition makes the Desert Botanical Garden shine It began as a token of appreciation for the community. A holiday gift, lighting up the desert for one night, to thank those near and far who embraced the vision of the Desert Botanical Garden. The gift, thoughtfully made possible by the Garden’s former executive director, Rodney […]

More Than Sweater Weather

Hello, most wonderful style time of the year! Dressing for the holidays in the Valley is a fashion lover’s dream. Our winter weather is cool enough to layer on the looks or keep it light, translating to a plethora of hot styling options for festive gatherings. We curated a versatile holiday “nice” list, making it easy to […]

10 Questions with… Jason Alexander

Tell us about your show coming to Arizona Musicfest in January. This is the same show I often do with symphony orchestras —a celebration of theater, music and life stories. But the music is scaled down and intimate and makes for a fun, funny and engaging night with the audience. Songs you know, lots of […]

Keeping Holocaust History Alive

My first visit to the Arizona Jewish Historical Society was one I will never forget — which is precisely the mission of the organization’s new exhibit, “Stories of Survival: An Immersive Journey Through the Holocaust.” Phoenix is one of 12 locations worldwide to feature the two-part exhibit, which is rooted in technology to draw a younger population […]