Beat: Growth: State Culture


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Why Tamale-Making for the Holidays Is Important to Keeping the Latino History Alive

Making tamales is an art form as much as it is a personal holiday tradition for many within the Latino community. 

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Here Are 7 Ideas for Giving Gifts Without Breaking the Bank

A day spent outdoors, a thrifted movie collection, or a spread of local hot sauces—here are some gift ideas that won’t leave you broke. 

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Locally Made: Have You Seen All 9 of These Movies Filmed in Arizona?

Need something to binge this weekend? Grab some popcorn and see if you can spot the Arizona landscapes in these Hollywood classics.

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The 7 Best Locations for Your Holiday Portraits, According to Local Professionals

Looking for your 2021 Christmas card backdrop? We asked photographers for their favorite locations in the Valley.