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  • More Human than Human

    published October 9, 2008

    The odes to self-love in pop culture are legion, ranging from Cyndi Lauper's pouty-voiced paean "She Bop" to the Divinyls' slinky "I Touch... More >>

  • Wize Guys

    published October 9, 2008

    Talking to New Times about Cousins of the Wize's impending CD-release show, lead MC Michael "Magnum Pie" Bradford has a laid back... More >>

  • Big Top Circus Punks

    published October 9, 2008

    In our opinion, parades don't come around often enough. But when they do, there's that entire cleanup of crap such as ticker tape and... More >>

  • Bar Soap

    published October 2, 2008

    Time to do some laundry. Groan, right? Rocky Yazzie of Phoenix experimental rockers Skinwalkers and Morgan Halas of The Lucky Sperms will... More >>

  • Beat Me, Daddy, 78 to the Bar

    published October 2, 2008

    When we dig through the sea of records at thrift stores around town, there are some sure bets as to what we'll find: a kids’-choir... More >>

  • Power Cords

    published September 25, 2008

    For Bill Campana, being at a loss for words is rare. When he first set foot on a Valley slam-poetry stage, Campana's goal was to "blow the... More >>

  • The God-Loving Glam Goofball

    published September 25, 2008

    There's a sly smile that highlights Paisley Yankolovich's face. It's the kind of bemused calm of knowing that the Christian performance artist's... More >>

  • Folk Art

    published September 18, 2008

    Whether name-checked by Kimya Dawson or cited by Alternative Press as the greatest folk singer of the 21st century, Paul Baribeau's... More >>

  • Masters of Puppets

    published September 18, 2008

    For the generation-spanning neighborhood that starts with Sesame Street and includes Avenue Q, puppets have always been a part of... More >>

  • Drive Time Live

    published September 11, 2008

    Phoenicians leaving downtown face exodus-level gridlock on the freeways. The Light Rail Pirates invite folks to avoid the rush with the weekly... More >>

  • See World

    published September 4, 2008

    Worthwhile road trips feature unique sights and sounds, from tourist-drawing dinosaurs to roadside diners stuck in the past. It’s rare... More >>

  • I of the Storm

    published September 4, 2008

    While Hurricane Katrina was wreaking havoc in New Orleans on August 29, 2005, President Bush was in Phoenix, posing for a photo-op, cake in... More >>

  • Hi, My Name is Still Ryan

    published August 28, 2008

    Fan or hater, you've kept tabs on Ryan Avery. If you weren't already up on his exploits, then the New Times cover story piqued your... More >>

  • Labor Party

    published August 28, 2008

    A bumper sticker proclaims, "Enjoy weekends? Thank unions!" Alas, don't forget an extra tip of the hat for the extended Labor Day weekend, when... More >>

  • Revolution by Microphone

    published August 21, 2008

    Before the medium ate the message, poet and rap precursor Gil Scott-Heron forewarned that the revolution would not be televised. When the tides... More >>

  • Takin' It to the Street

    published August 14, 2008

    Tired of building an empire in Grand Theft Auto and never having those riches materialize IRL? The Street Fighter II Video Game... More >>

  • Daydream Believers

    published August 14, 2008

    Growing up, passing clouds were a parade of endless characters and rocket ships were built from cardboard. Sarah Lowry, Madeline ffitch, and Donna... More >>

  • Rock This Way

    published August 7, 2008

    You shunned the road less traveled for the security of a day job. For years, the closest you got to partying like a rock star were the Shop... More >>

  • 24 Hour Potty People

    published July 31, 2008

    The porta-potty is an unheralded savior. Using those plastic offices of sit-down business is weird, but who else has our backs at musical... More >>

  • Burn Notice

    published July 31, 2008

    Why are we so entranced by fire? Are we mere moths pulled to its heat and light? Is it the way lapping flames create themselves from the fiery... More >>

  • Alley Cats

    published July 24, 2008

    If someone asks to have words with you in an alley, expect fisticuffs. However, John Lynn, the host of Words in the Alley: Feral Poetry, just... More >>

  • Reunited We Stand

    published July 24, 2008

    New Kids on the Block recently announced their reunion, a new album, and an upcoming tour. There's no telling what their true motivation is.... More >>

  • Up Jumps the Boogie

    published July 17, 2008

    If your last get-together had all of the fun of a Tupperware party and the thrills of a snail race, you should look to the good folks of AZ... More >>

  • Maximum Strategery

    published July 17, 2008

    Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. It is sweet and fitting to die for one's country, said Roman poet Horace. However, if you’re... More >>

  • 2 Live Crews

    published July 10, 2008

    Audiences love epic showdowns. Ali versus Frazier. Jerry Springer brawls. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. This weekend, National Comedy... More >>

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