Okay, don't laugh: This year, instead of bashing this sprawling, hot vacuum we call home, I've resolved to stop dissing Phoenix. That's no simple task, because there's something about these miles of desert-y 'burbs that invites — no, begs for — criticism. From the endless traffic to the cookie-cutter houses to the lack of neighborhood identities, it's just too easy to mumble and snark about Phoenix. But I'm through complaining. This year, I'm all about embracing what's lovable here in this... More >>>