Phoenix pulls back the curtain on the future of inland empires. If you want a taste of the brutal new climate to come
, the place to look is where that climate is already harsh, and growing more so — the aptly named Valley of the Sun.
on climate change and Phoenix concluding one or several decades from now, people will bet on a surer thing: they’ll take the road out of town.
posted by adamvasco
on Mar 15, 2013 -
Arizona Then and Now
-- When paired with vintage images of the 19th and 20th centuries, Arizona photographers Allen Dutton and Paul Scharbach's modern-day images reveal the changes that have shaped the state's landscape during the past 100-plus years. They searched the state to locate the precise spots from which to rephotograph the scenes captured by their predecessors, endeavoring to achieve the same angles, perspectives, and lighting as in the early photographs.
posted by netbros
on Apr 28, 2008 -
Two executives of the alternative newspaper chain Village Voice Media were arrested
last night after running a story about grand jury subpoenas [PDF]
they received seeking reporters' notes and information on who visits their Phoenix New Times Web site
. The article, titled "Breathtaking Abuse of the Constitution
," claims that the grand jury investigation stems from a long-running feud with controversial county sheriff Joe Arpaio
(who calls himself "America's toughest sheriff"). The subpoenas demand New Times turn over all notes, tapes and records of the reporters who have ever written about Arpaio. The subpoenas also seek online profiles of anyone who read four specific articles about Arpaio and profiles of anyone who visited the paper's Web site since Jan. 1, 2004. Also sought is information on what Web users did while on the site. [more inside]
posted by ericb
on Oct 19, 2007 -