In his famous collection of children’s poetry Where the Sidewalk Ends, late author Shel Silverstein writes of a fellow who collects bits of string, dolls with broken heads, copper keys that fit no locks, airplane models and broken bottles.
Diviners of Delight
When Les Corieri first arrived in the Valley from his native Iowa more than three decades ago, it was 118 degrees outside and the Old Town Scottsdale drag was full of boarded-up businesses. “It looked like Beirut,” he says. “I loved it.”
The last career former pro wrestler Sean Morley expected to embrace after leaving the ring was “cannabis activist.” As a young man growing up in Canada, Morley – whobody-slammed under the name Val Venis for nearly 11 years as a WWE regular – was strongly against marijuana use.
“We’ve become too acclimated to fair and balanced. Our job is to call bullshit ‘bullshit.’” That’s Stuart Warner, speaking with characteristic bluntness about journalists’ raison d’être and his MO as Phoenix New Times’ new editor-in-chief.
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An Army of Juan
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Healthcare Power List 2017
Our ranking of the Valley’s most influential people in healthcare. ...