SHINE: An Introduction

If you grew up in Scottsdale, chances are good that some of your favorite icons — former Mayor Herb Drinkwater, the Safari Resort, Lulu Belle's — are long gone. But this split-personality city (chi-chi meets Wild West) has held fast to some wonderful old icons, like that kitschy, giant cowboy sign that welcomes you to Old Town and the fabulous Louise Nevelson sculpture that graces Scottsdale Civic Plaza. Some Scotts­dale icons, like James Turrell's Knight Rise, are relative newcomers to the place — and fast favorites, if you ask us. Read all about it — and more — in this, our "Scottsdale Icons" edition of SHINE.

Scottsdale Icons

Scottsdale Art

Scottsdale Shop

Scottsdale Eat

Scottsdale Party

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Robrt L. Pela has been a weekly contributor to Phoenix New Times since 1991, primarily as a cultural critic. His radio essays air on National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ's Morning Edition.
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