What Happens When Windy City Culture Mingles with the Sun Belt’s Hot Breeze?

An Uprooted Chicagoan Found a Surprising Midwestern Community in Phoenix

This much has always been true: When you’re a kid, the experience of moving to a different city and leaving behind friends and familiar places can feel like something approaching death. But in the 21st century, there’s a new twist: It’s easier to take your old hometown with you.

I didn’t know that when I was 11 years old, and my world was rocked by a series of events. My parents got divorced. My mom decided to get remarried. And to accommodate my soon-to-be stepdad and his stable, pre-Great Recession job, …

Phoenix Is a Survivor

This City in the Sonoran Desert Is an Old Hand at Grappling with Its Thirst for Water and Electricity

The fact that people question Phoenix’s existence has been good for the city. That was the headline lesson from Tuesday night’s Zócalo/ASU College of Public Service & Community Solutions event, …

Here Are the Biggest Reasons Why the Southwest Keeps Expanding

Phoenix and Other Cities in the Region Have Flourished, Thanks to Dams, Clean Government, and Just Plain Good Timing

In places where the average temperature climbs to 105 degrees in July, it’s easy to understand the importance of air conditioning. Was it cooler and more comfortable living that drew …

12 News Phoenix Political Reporter Brahm Resnik

He’ll Guess Your Neck Size, and He’ll Probably Be Right

Brahm Resnik hosts Sunday Square Off, a political talk show, and covers politics and government for 12 News in Phoenix. Before moderating a panel on Goldwater libertarianism’s legacy, he talked …

City of Phoenix Educator Tim Valencia

An Unexpected Horseman

Tim Valencia is the youth and education program manager for the City of Phoenix. Before participating in a panel on why Arizona is holding back third graders, he confessed to …

Hello, Mr. Chips

Craig R. Barrett, Former CEO and President of Intel, Discusses the Future Of Nanotechnology

When Michael M. Crow, the president of Arizona State University, introduced Craig R. Barrett, the former CEO and president of Intel, he called Barrett “a singularly important actor in one …