10 Metro Phoenix Athletes to Follow on Instagram

There's been a lot of Instagram love for the artists and photographers in the Phoenix area, but for a city with four major sports teams and a wide variety of other athletes, it's time to venture into the realm of athletes worthy of a follow on Instagram.

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10 Most Expensive Houses for Sale in Metro Phoenix Right Now

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Money may not be able to buy you class, happiness, or love, but in metro Phoenix, having a enormous chunk of change is your ticket to owning your own personal sauna, yoga studio, olympic size pool, movie theater, shooting range, and world-class kitchen.

When it comes to living at the height of wealth and excess, these on-the-market estates hit the mark. Here are the 10 most expensive homes for sale right now in the Valley.

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10 Movies Every Arizonan Should See

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If you were a teenager in Phoenix, you definitely have to see this Christian Slater flick.
There are some movies out there that just feel like Arizona. While some were shot in the state or take place in the state, other films get that Grand Canyon touch from the local talent who made them. Here are 10 movies every self-respecting Arizonan should watch to feel some local love on the silver screen.

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10 Best Pools in Metro Phoenix

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Katie Johnson
There are plenty of reasons to love Phoenix in the summer, many of which begin and end at the pool. From wave pools to whirpools, water slides to waterfalls, lazy rivers to high-energy dance parties, the Valley offers a top-notch selection of outdoor oasis. Step out of your plastic kiddie pool and slather on the sunscreen, because we're about to dive into the 10 best pools in metro Phoenix.

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10 More Celebrities Who Live in Arizona

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L.A. Dodger outfielder -- and part-time Arizona resident -- Matt Kemp.
Once or twice over the years, we've heard people refer to Arizona as "L.A.'s backyard." It's a sort of demeaning description, most certainly, but also sort of an apt one, considering how many celebrities and VIPs escape from Los Angeles and head our way to get in some rest and relaxation.

Some even dig our state so much that they decide to take up roots in Arizona, or (at the very least) buy a second, or even third, home here.

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World Cup 2014: The 10 Most Memorable Moments

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The 2014 World Cup comes to a close this weekend.

We're not sure if it's just the social media buzz, but it sure feels like the 2014 World Cup has been one for the books. From a player with vampire-like tendencies to teams that can really get their groove on, we've been entertained in unexpected ways over the past month of soccer-y goodness.

In anticipation of this weekend's final, we've compiled a list of our favorite 2014 World Cup moments so far. Let us know your own personal favorites in comments section bellow.

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11 High School Books You Should Reread

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You can't judge a book by its cover or by the first time you read it in school.
If we take a moment to be honest with ourselves, we'll admit that we didn't really read anything in high school. And if you're anything like us, you probably leaned a little more on SparkNotes and CliffsNotes to get through English class than you'd be proud to admit. Even the ones we did read all the way through, we really can't say that we retained much more than the barebones plot. Sorry, English teachers.

Thankfully, in our copious amount of free time since high school, we've returned to these classics and discovered there was a reason our teachers assigned them: These books are good. Duh. So learn from our mistakes and take a look at some of the books that you haven't touched since high school but should give a second chance.

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10 Favorite Drag Queens in Metro Phoenix

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The Legendary Barbra Seville primps backstage during "ShowTime" at The Bar on Central.

Usually when life's a drag, it's not by choice. For these ten ladies drag wasn't a choice either, but rather a calling. From veterans to newcomers and everything in between, here are 10 of our favorite men known for primping, pinning, and tucking to become some of the Valley's most recognized and followed female impersonators.

We hung around the best gay bars in Phoenix to find our favorite leading ladies who always win us over with their sass, charm, and penchant for big, big hair.

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10 Oddball Sports to Play in Metro Phoenix

Futsal is a version of soccer that uses a smaller, indoor court.

Overshadowed by their more mainstream counterparts (we're looking at you, football), there are plenty of less-known sports out there. And not only are they out there, but many of them have competitive leagues right here in Arizona. We like to call them the oddballs. From variations on horseshoes to water polo played with inner tubes, these sports offer fun and sometimes funny ways to pass the time.

Here are 10 oddball sports and where to play them in the Phoenix area.

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10 Things We Learned From Alison King and AIGA Arizona's "Branding Arizona"

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Alison King filled in some of the documentation gaps in Arizona's design history with her lecture, "Branding Arizona"

As a long-time associate professor at the Art Institute of Phoenix, Alison King is used to schooling groups on the history of Arizona design. So to hear King lecture on typography in a public space seemed like no sweat.

Acting as the first major event inside the confines of the newly-renovated Newton in uptown Phoenix, AIGA Arizona's "Branding Arizona" talk provided an excellent overview of the trends in typography across the first 100-plus years of Arizona design history. Moving seamlessly between in-the-know quizzing for design nerds and pretty pictures for the laymen, King catered well to the diverse crowd, made up of her Modern Phoenix fans, AIGA members, and other interested community folks.

To say there were a number of interesting facts is an understatement. For those who couldn't make the sold-out event, here are 10 things we learned from "Branding Arizona."

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