METROnome: McDowell Mountain Music Festival in review


METROnome digs into this year’s McDowell Mountain Music Festival with a day-by-day journal chronicling the local and national acts that filled Margret T. Hance Park for a weekend. Read story

Despite local reaction, demolition of downtown spots is cyclical, community leaders say


The recent demolition of the South of Roosevelt (SoRo) galleries and GreenHaus buildings for the development of apartment complexes has sparked a range of responses from downtown residents, but a neighborhood leader said these types of trends are cyclical. Read story

Downtown Dining: Tommy Pastrami deli brings classic New York flavor... if you order right


The new Tommy Pastrami New York Delicatessen in downtown Phoenix brings just about everything a classic New York deli should have, though the sandwich crafting could use more attention. Read story

Focus. Flash. Phoenix: Screen Deep


When I was at the Viva PHX festival Saturday, I couldn’t help but notice how many people saw the bands through their camera or phone screens rather than with their eyes only. Read story

On the Record: Non-profit label puts music over money, and a music newbie is put to the test


“On the Record” host Alex Watts (left) edits the podcast with producer Claire Caulfield. (Sophia Kunthara/DD)

“On the Record” is a music podcast hosted by Alexandra Watts and produced by Claire Caulfield and Annika Cline.

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Focus. Flash. Phoenix: Thirsty man


It’s hard to imagine having such a physically demanding job that lasts through the unbearable Phoenix heat. I was able to capture a brief moment of a workingman’s relaxation and water break. Read story

Focus. Flash. Phoenix: Bees in the city


As my East Coast family and friends received a whopping foot-and-a-half of snow to add onto the pre-existing 4 feet, I was out wearing shorts, looking at bees engaged in a pollination session. Read story

Chinese New Year Festival celebrates 25th anniversary of Phoenix Chinese Week


The event at Margaret T. Hance Park this weekend hosted activities such as crafts for kids and performances ranging from traditional Chinese dance to martial-arts displays. Read story

Video: Amazing Arizona Comic Con features design from costume to makeup and more


Some attendees spent hours crafting the perfect costume. Others have made appearances in television shows such as Syfy’s transformative makeup show “Face Off.” Read story

Video: Cyphers' hip-hop dance and art classes aim to inspire and educate Phoenix youth


A child’s interest in hip-hop can be looked down upon by others. Cyphers offers hip-hop art and dance classes to provide those youth a positive way to express themselves. Read story