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A few years ago, Megan Thee Stallion ushered in the “Hot Girl Summer," which was followed by a slew of TikTok spinoffs. And there was, of course, the mostly unfulfilled “hot vax summer” of 2021. The Show spoke with Craig Outhier, editor of Phoenix Magazine, on what the theme of the summer could be.
Jun. 7, 2023
Jalapeno peppers
A recent article in the Dallas-based “D” Magazine addressed the gradual “de-heating” of jalapeno peppers in recent years. This phenomenon did not go unacknowledged by The Show staff, so The Show invited ASU prof Ken Sweat to talk about it.
Jun. 1, 2023
Starbucks cup mug in Phoenix backyard
Workers at a Starbucks location in Gilbert filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to unionize with Starbucks Workers United this week.
May. 31, 2023
Alhambra Elementary School District office
The The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) begins May 30th at some district locations through most of June, and one school for a portion of July.
May. 29, 2023
money
The Show spoke with Lizzie Post, co-president of the Emily Post Institute, who said that there's good and bad to the new way tipping is presented.
May. 26, 2023
person barrel racing at rodeo
The Apache Junction rodeo grounds will soon have a new owner. The city is buying the 20-acre site from the federal Bureau of Land Management.
May. 25, 2023
The Tin Top Bar and Grill in Tonopah was destroyed by fire
A small community west of Phoenix experienced a big loss this week. On Tuesday night, flames engulfed one of Tonopah’s only community gathering places. Firefighters received the call that the Tin Top Bar and Grill was on fire at around midnight.
May. 19, 2023
The Miller’s Daughter Emma Zimmerman
Emma Zimmerman was working on getting a doctoral degree at McGill University in 2009 when her dad, Jeff, had a crazy idea: to reopen Tempe’s historic Hayden Flour Mills. It started as something of a hobby, but, soon enough, it turned into much more.
May. 18, 2023
Phoenix City Council chambers
As Arizona lawmakers take a monthlong break, Phoenix leaders are moving forward on a budget with some uncertainty.
May. 16, 2023
Phoenix Art Museum sign
After more than a decade, the Palette Restaurant at Phoenix Art Museum will permanently close its doors. The restaurant’s last day of service on May 28 is also the museum’s Family Funday, which is a free-access event but requires tickets.
May. 16, 2023
Food bank donation box
Arizonans and people around the country are being asked to leave a bag of non-perishable food at their mailboxes Saturday.
May. 12, 2023
Closed entrance
A special viewing of the 1989 movie, “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” will be held at the former Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix.
May. 10, 2023
Phoenix may start requiring owners of vacant properties to register with the city. A key goal is to protect neighborhoods and ensure properties are being maintained.
More Arizona business news
May. 4, 2023
Max Miller Tasting History
Max Miller is the host of "Tasting History" on YouTube and he now has a cookbook out, aptly titled "Tasting History: The Cookbook." In it, he goes back in time to get a sense of what the past tasted like.
May. 3, 2023
Filling tamales
The effort to override a gubernatorial veto for the first time since 1981 failed yesterday at the state Capitol. House Republicans could not muster the two-thirds majority needed to override Gov. Katie Hobbs' veto of the so-called “tamale bill.”
Apr. 26, 2023
The sale of foods made in people’s home kitchens will remain illegal in Arizona. A vote to overturn Gov. Katie Hobbs’ veto of the sale of “cottage foods” failed to pass the state House.
Apr. 25, 2023
woman making tamales
It looks like the street corner and parking lot sale of tamales is going to remain illegal, at least for the time being.
Apr. 22, 2023
Phoenix leaders are looking for developers to add downtown housing and meet every day retail needs.
Apr. 20, 2023
Arizona lawmakers are expected to move on Tuesday to override a gubernatorial veto — something that has not been done in 40 years.
Apr. 20, 2023
Rio Salado Parkway sign
Tempe voters are preparing to cast their ballots in a special election on three propositions that will decide the future of its last major piece of prized real estate — a 46-acre lot near Sky Harbor. Here's a closer look at the arguments for and against Propositions 301, 302 and 303.
Read the ballot language for Tempe Props. 301, 302 and 303
Apr. 18, 2023

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