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  • High on the Pig

    published December 17, 2009

    Sick of eating dry cereal out of boxes while lounging around the bachelor pad in your boxers? Cadillac Ranch at Tempe Marketplace, 2000 East Rio... More >>

  • Aroma Therapy

    published December 3, 2009

    Sure, Arizona lacks certain amenities, but for those of us with ancestry of the redneck type, the dearth of barbecue ranks among the most... More >>

  • Prime Numbers

    published December 3, 2009

    Kurt Warner of the Arizona Cardinals. Brett Favre of the Minnesota Vikings. A game pitting two first-ballot Hall of Famers leading two of the... More >>

  • Thin Line Between Lust and Weight

    published November 26, 2009

    Warning: The book is cheesy. Its author? An artery-clogging Mascarpone. But Valerie Bertinelli remains relevant – and hot. She... More >>

  • North by Southwest

    published November 26, 2009

    We don’t like hanging out with snowbirds any more than you do, but Heard Museum’s Ornament Marketplace is one of those events... More >>

  • Native Art & Artifacts Appraisal Day

    published November 19, 2009

    So your grandma willed you a Navajo rug, and you've been using it as a door mat. Stop, for Chrissakes, and haul it down to the Native Art &... More >>

  • Charles Goyette

    published November 19, 2009

    The Libertarian mouthpiece and former Valley radio personality signs his new book, The Dollar Meltdown: Surviving the Impending Currency Crisis... More >>

  • Diana Gabaldon

    published November 19, 2009

    Stephenie Meyer may get most of the headlines these days, but Arizona’s other world-famed author of atmospheric romantic fiction is... More >>

  • Ali Vincent

    published November 19, 2009

    Okay, everyone, it's officially Cheesy Book Week. Technically, we suppose, it's hold the cheese. The former Mrs. Eddie Van Halen, pop-culture... More >>

  • A Thousand Points of Blight

    published November 19, 2009

    Director Gregory Greene and the crew of The End of Suburbia spend 78 minutes explaining, in documentary detail, how the economic crisis... More >>

  • Mowing the Liquid Lawn

    published November 19, 2009

    Flashy car? Hell, landlubber, jammin’ jalopies are a dime a dozen here in P-Town. Give us a hot boat any day. Tubs don’t get... More >>

  • Phoenix Noir Signing Party

    published November 12, 2009

    For a place with an overall IQ of about 32 -- to judge by all the shotgun-toting boobs sporting Sheriff Joe bumper stickers -- Phoenix has an ace... More >>

  • Phoenix Noir Signing Party

    published November 12, 2009

    For a place with an overall IQ of about 32 -- to judge by all the shotgun-toting boobs sporting Sheriff Joe bumper stickers -- Phoenix has an ace... More >>

  • Devils' Disciples

    published November 12, 2009

    If ASU Men’s Basketball coach Herb Sendek thought he had it rough coaching against the big dogs in the Atlantic Coast Conference, or... More >>

  • Home, Sweep Home

    published November 12, 2009

    Only the Arizona Cardinals could come up with a notion as nutty as road-field advantage. 4-0 away from home in ’09, they’re... More >>

  • Cheese and Crackers

    published November 5, 2009

    In the wacky, chicken-fried world of fairs, it’s not sex that sells. It’s violence – and the cheesier, the better. This year’s... More >>

  • Sponge-Worthy

    published October 29, 2009

    SpongeBob SquarePants has a bad rap. Overzealous merchandisers mis-market him as a canary-colored bath toy. Educators and many parents –... More >>

  • China Girl

    published October 29, 2009

    At first glance, Mei-Ling Hopgood’s Lucky Girl smacks of Oprah. And Hopgood’s 2009 memoir, about traveling back to China as an... More >>

  • Phoenix Noir Signing Party

    published October 22, 2009

    For a place with an overall IQ of about 32 – to judge by all the shotgun-toting boobs sporting Sheriff Joe bumper stickers – Phoenix... More >>

  • Talkin' Trash

    published October 22, 2009

    We were born on the wrong side of the tracks in Yahoo, Texas, and have spent every subsequent day trying to live it down. We drink wine,... More >>

  • Bunker Mentality

    published October 22, 2009

    Though it’s a legit PGA Tour stop, fall’s Frys.com Open is kind of a weak-sister stepchild to its overwhelmingly popular winter kin,... More >>

  • 20 Grand

    published October 15, 2009

    Having sweated and sniped through a few 5Ks in our time, we admire folks who run for the hell of it. 20K types? Forget about it. These are... More >>

  • Fair Warning

    published October 15, 2009

    1: Officially – and a mite pompously for people who deal with swine – it’s the Arizona Exposition & State Fair. 2: The... More >>

  • Phoenix Noir Signing Party

    published October 8, 2009

    For a place with an overall IQ of about 32 – to judge by all the shotgun-toting boobs sporting Sheriff Joe bumper stickers – Phoenix... More >>

  • Ghouls' Night Out

    published October 8, 2009

    The most petrified we’ve ever been was on the stroke of midnight one bitter Christmas Eve, reading the final delicious syllables of... More >>

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