“Arcology Professor Paolo Soleri,” Phoenix Magazine

by Lori DeBoer Perched on the edge of a basalt canyon cut by the Agua Fria River, Arcosanti presents a startling sight at the end of a rutted gravel road. The buildings shrug off geometric uniformity. Bathroom-sized concrete cubes with round windows jut from exterior...

“Glass Act,” America West Airlines Magazine

by Lori DeBoer Popping the cork on a bottle of bubbly is a time-honored way of ringing in the New Year, but those with some special training take the tradition one spectacular step further: They sever the bottle’s stem with a saber. This chic champagne trick...

Torch Song, Valley Guide Quarterly

This article originally appeared in Valley Guide Quarterly, Summer 2000 By Lori DeBoer Glass blowing is not for sissies. Flames flare against the charred wooden paddles that shield Scottsdale artist Newt Grover from the heat of the molten glass he twirls on the end of...

A Love-ly Work of Art, Phoenix Magazine

This article originally appeared in Phoenix Magazine, February 2003. by Lori DeBoer Been looking for love in all the wrong places? Well, there’s a whole lotta love these days at the Civic Center Mall in Scottsdale. The newly-acquired “Love” sculpture, towering 12-feet...

“Sustainability Tax,” Boulder Weekly

By Lori DeBoer I interviewed a number of folks for an article, “Sustainability tax:  Boulder County proposes a new levy aimed at boosting local agriculture,” which appeared in the May 22, 2014 edition. You can read the article HERE....