Art Martori

Opening Doors

February 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Art Martori, March 2017 Issue. When I finally catch up with Andrew Shainker, the 30-year-old is relaxing on the patio of The Main Ingredient in midtown Phoenix, after a [...]

The Quiet Champion

December 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Art Martori, January 2017 Issue. Meet Nate Rhoton, Echo‘s other 2016 Leader of the Year. Hanging on a wall in the office of State Senate Minority Leader Katie Hobbs, [...]

The Professional Altruist

December 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Art Martori, January 2017 Issue. | Meet Katie Hobbs, Echo‘s other 2016 Leader of the Year. The language of business has always been native to Nate Rhoton, and in that [...]

Combing through The Pübes

October 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Art Martori, November 2016 Issue. Jealously, summer is releasing its grip one August night at Cash Inn Country, one of Phoenix’s LGBTQ mainstays. But each person who [...]

Beyond the Finish Line

April 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Art Martori, May 2016 Issue. It was three years ago that Rickie Rosales was preparing for his first AIDS/LifeCycle, a 545-mile bike ride geared toward raising money and [...]

The Debutante

March 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Art Martori, April 2016 Issue. As far as debutantes go, Cait Brennan is a ways off from the Daisy Buchanan type – one of the last people you’d expect to see fanning [...]

Hit Like A Girl

January 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Art Martori, February 2016 Issue. Nevitt Park in south Phoenix is a broad expanse of yellow, signaling the onset of winter and approach of the 2016 season for the [...]

A World Away

October 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Art Martori, November 2015 Issue. That night in April 2014 began as an ordinary outing with friends, remembers Nurbek Omurov, a 33-year-old resident of Bishkek, the [...]

Setting Himself apART

September 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Art Martori, October 2015 Issue. It’s a steady Tuesday evening at the Royale Lounge when I catch up with downtown Phoenix artist and designer Ruben Gonzales. We’re [...]

“I Have A Dream” Boutique

May 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Anna Mackey, June 2015 Issue. With an official ribbon cutting on Easter Sunday, the Rebel & Divine “I Have A Dream” Boutique trans-focused shoe and clothing closet [...]

Attracting the Perfect Opposite

February 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Art Martori, Feb, 12, 2015. Photo courtesy of Aaron Marner and Jabowa Whitehead. About this time last year, a man walked into a bar. His agenda didn’t include much [...]

Echo’s 2014 Man of the Year

December 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

By Art Martori, Dec. 18, 2014. Meet Angela Hughey, Echo‘s 2014 Woman of the Year here. It’s just after work on a Wednesday and people are starting to trickle in for [...]