- Turns out, famous architects adore Arizona’s plentiful sunshine and expansive desert views. Frank Lloyd Wright loved it so much that he built his winter home, Taliesin West, just east of Scottsdale in 1937. It’s a sprawling, stunning estate at the base of the McDowell Mountains. Like many transplants, Wright saw Arizona as the perfect location ...
- Most of the drivers rushing up and down the 101 are unaware of the desert oasis that’s blooming just northeast of Thomas Road in Scottsdale. A line of unassuming trees block the traffic from a lush and surprisingly quiet farm full of organic fruits and veges.
- SCOTTSDALE -- Some days, while driving east on Thomas Road near 64th Street and the canal, you might see Walter the Bus sitting in front of what once served as a lumber yard. Walter is not your usual people-moving form of transportation. He looks like a Volkswagen bus on steroids.
- Once a month, Arizona Oddities features a Q&A with a talented Arizona artist who is influenced by our state’s people, places and history. This month, musician Dog of the Moon shares his inspiration, thoughts on loneliness and love for the Arizona music scene.
- SCOTTSDALE -- So you're driving along East McDowell Road when suddenly up pops this thing that looks like an oversize sailing vessel, so big that it could hold the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria and still have room for several yachts. Or maybe, depending upon your imagination, it's a giant circus tent, large enough to ...
- SCOTTSDALE -- The City of Scottsdale is benefiting from an error in judgement by the State of Arizona. In 1957, famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed a new State Capitol that would have been located in Papago Park, about seven miles east of the existing capitol.
- SCOTTSDALE -- Caryl Peters is a University of Nebraska football fan. Like most who cheer for the Cornhuskers, she is rabid, intense, avid and even diehard. She makes the trip from Scottsdale to Lincoln, Nebraska, for every home game, has a parrot that wakes her up every morning by singing the school fight song and, ...
- Meliton “Mel” Mecinas, executive chef of the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, cooks breakfast for his two boys nearly every morning. Often, they are treated with chilaquiles, a Mexican dish traditionally served with fried tortilla chips, eggs, salsa and cheese.