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Amy Silverman: Is Phoenix Cool?
In recent months we've talked about whether the Valley is a good place for artists and the so-called creative class. We've asked if Phoenix is a malleable, newer place where newcomers can comfortably try to change what they don't like.
But we've avoided the most direct question, one that's pretty relevant to a lot of the population — is Phoenix cool?
Phoenix New Times Managing Editor Amy Silverman wrote the paper's cover story on the Phoenix cool index, and she joins us.