KJ Philp

Boycotting the Norm

August 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

By KJ Philp, September 2018 Issue. Audrey Corley’s experience in the local bar scene began 25 years ago, when she landed her first job as a barback. “I was 18, and I fell [...]

Caravan Taproom

August 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

By KJ Philp, September 2018 Issue. It’s been nearly four months since Caravan Taproom showed up, or re-emerged, across social media platforms. Seemingly overnight, there [...]

Nicole & Sofia

July 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

By KJ Philp, August 2018 Issue. This summer marks five years together for newlyweds Nicole Newman and Sofia Lainfiesta. Lainfiesta was born in Guatemala, grew up in Spain and [...]

Vince & Franklin

July 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

By KJ Philp, August 2018 Issue. Vince Urban moved to Phoenix from Berea, Ohio, 12 years ago. Franklin Diaz moved to Phoenix from El Paso, Texas, after high school. Neither [...]

Michael & Justin

July 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

By KJ Philp, August 2018 Issue. Three summers ago, Michael Bartley and Justin Gonzalez set out on an international summer vacation. The itinerary included stops in England [...]

Amber & Celena

July 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

By KJ Philp, August 2018 Issue. Amber Edens and Celena Quist met three years ago. The Arizona natives had each returned to their home state – Edens, from a deployment [...]

Meet Chef Carly

February 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

By KJ Philp, March 2018 Issue. Before Carly Bielecki took the helm as head chef at Original Gravity, the Chicago native studied under such acclaimed chefs as Jesse Williams [...]

A Conversation with Katya

June 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

By KJ Philp, July 2017 Issue. You know her as Katya from “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” but she also goes by Yekaterina Petrovna Zamolodchikova, the stage persona of Brian [...]

Making it Reign

May 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

By KJ Philp, June 2017 Issue. Eddie Broadway is a man of man titles: Mister Phoenix Pride, Echo Readers’ Choice Awards winner and Hall of Fame inductee, dad (to Dee Jae [...]

An AmAZing Ambassador

May 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

By KJ Philp, June 2017 Issue. You may have spotted him holding a “I stand with Planned Parenthood” sign at the State Capitol or volunteering at the one•n•ten booth at [...]

Dancing for one•n•ten

May 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

By KJ Philp, June 2017 Issue. Dancing with the Bars, a Valley fundraiser that was operated by SWAY Events for eight years and acquired by one•n•ten following the 2015 [...]

Royal Black Sheep

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By KJ Philp, April 2017 Issue. “Fashion explains who we are before we open our mouths,” according to Shimeon J. Mattox, a Winslow, Ariz., native who started selling high [...]

Cakes Da Killa

February 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

By KJ Philp, March 2017 Issue. Hedonism: a) the pursuit of pleasure; sensual self-indulgence; b) the debut full-length studio album by rapper Cakes Da Killa, which dropped [...]

House of Stairs

January 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

By KJ Philp, February 2017 Web Exclusive. Back to Echo’s Desperado 2017 coverage. Once upon a time, a drummer and a keyboard player met while playing together in a jazz [...]

Catherine Alonzo

December 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Danika Worthington, January 2017 Issue. Finalist Catherine Alonzo (pictured) sat among the crowd at the 29th annual ATHENA Awards Oct. 26 at the Westin Kierland Resort [...]
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