The 10 Best Things I Saw in Metro Phoenix in 2013

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Alison King's "Where Cantilever Meets Coyote" Lecture at Burton Barr Central Library As the founder of, Alison King is one of this city's most valuable resources when it comes to local architecture. That made her lecture "Where Cantilever Meets Coyote" a must-attend event for folks looking to delve deeper into Phoenix's postwar architecture boom. King gave a rundown of the city's big-name architects -- Al Beadle, Ralph Haver, Paolo Soleri, Jimmie Nunn, Ed Varney, and Fred Guiery -- complete with a timeline of each man's life and career and swoon-worthy images of buildings preserved and long gone.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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