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Odd Jobs

Building a Career, Brick by Brick

Robbie McCarthy. Photo courtesy Legoland.

Robbie McCarthy’s father doesn’t think his son has worked a day in his life. As a master model builder at Legoland in California, the Arizona [...] Keep Reading »

Events

“Footloose”

“Footloose”

City-boy Ren and his mother have just moved to a small town where dancing is a crime thanks to the efforts of an ultra-conservative pastor. 

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Odd Jobs

Building a Career, Brick by Brick

Robbie McCarthy. Photo courtesy Legoland.

Robbie McCarthy’s father doesn’t think his son has worked a day in his life. As a master model builder at Legoland in California, the Arizona State University graduate can’t really argue. “Maybe that’s true, depending on what you consider ‘work,’” says McCarthy, a former music teacher at Bogle Junior High School in Chandler. For him, [...] Keep Reading »

What's Cookin'

Southwestern Grilled Corn and Chili Salad

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You probably wouldn’t recognize my kitchen table on Sunday mornings. It’s pretty fun to look at, though. Old recipe boxes are stacked on top of each other. Mounds of heritage recipes that I’ve researched, collected and categorized fill the tabletop from corner to corner. Then the organizing begins. The pile that’s always the highest is [...] Keep Reading »

Featured Story

Generation Text

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Derek Neighbors works around young techies every day. As the co-founder of Gangplank, a collaborative workspace in Chandler and incubator for several small software startups, Neighbors is used to looking out over a sea of software engineers, mobile developers and a whole lot of geeky laptop stickers. But sometimes even Neighbors gets schooled in the [...] Keep Reading »

Featured Story

Kids on YouTube

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The website YouTube has been around for almost 10 years, and while it might be a go-to for music and videos of kittens, a whole wide world is teeming beneath the surface, with a unique culture and online celebrities who are so popular, we might as well just call them celebrities. And many of these [...] Keep Reading »

What's Cookin'

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It’s July and we’re looking for ways to stay cool, eat lighter and maybe give the slow cooked oven recipes a rest. The heck if I’m going to give up my sweets, though. So what better way to kick off July than with two scrumptious desserts that require very little effort? Watermelon cake is all [...] Keep Reading »

Odd Jobs

Not Your Normal Cab Driver

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For Sandra Perez, driving around all day is just part of the job. Driving cabs for almost a year, Perez began her career after using a cab during a period of unemployment. “I started talking to the cab drivers,” Perez says. “They seemed pretty nice, pretty genuine. They were like, ‘You should try it.’ I [...] Keep Reading »

Dine the Valley

Tommy V’s is a Much-Hyped Crowd Pleaser

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If you’re heading into Old Town Scottsdale on Indian School Road, it’s unlikely you’ve missed Tommy V’s. The long, modern building off the side of the street is an eye catcher, with a cobalt blue sign and sleek, gray paint. On top of being physically attractive, I’ve heard great things about the Italian-meets-New American joint [...] Keep Reading »

Featured Story

Spy Parents

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Caroline Knorr has seen how suburban cyberspies are made. “I have a friend who was worried about her daughter,” she says. “She was concerned that her daughter was visiting these pro-anorexia, pro-bulimia websites—they call them ‘pro-ana’ and ‘pro-mia’ sites. And it got to the point where she felt she needed to know what was going [...] Keep Reading »

Featured Story

Friendship for Hire

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I’m new to Phoenix, or at least that’s what Lady thinks. In truth I haven’t been “new” to any area since I moved to Gilbert as a 2-year-old. Not that it matters. I just needed a plausible backstory to tell my new friend, and I feel a bit guilty for lying, even if my lie [...] Keep Reading »