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PHX Stories: Lucha Libre

Masked acrobats of Mexican-style wrestling give audiences a reason to smile and scream on Sunday night. By Nora Burba Trulsson He’s a big guy, 6-foot-three-something, with bicep tattoos that peek out…

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PHX Stories: Watson's Hat Shop

At his shop in the cowboy town of Cave Creek, Eric Watson crafts hats that last a lifetime. By Suzanne Wright In the town of Cave Creek, north of Phoenix, cowboy hats are commonplace. “It’s not…

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Soul of PHX

Where is the soul of Phoenix? It depends on whom you ask. For each of these Phoenix residents, something about the city got into their veins, inspiring them to put down roots, pursue their passions or…

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PHX Stories: Curious Nature

Taxidermist’s shop in CenPho is the place to go for freeze-dried bats and beetle earrings. By Suzanne Wright Though my teacher’s name is lost to the years, I vividly remember my fifth grade science…

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PHX Stories: Allred Guitars

Little shop on Grand Ave fulfills the guitar dreams of curious customers—and its meticulous proprietor. By Sally J. Clasen In his workshop at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 13th Avenue, Mark…

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