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  • Paul Joking Aside

    published December 30, 2010

    “I don’t care what you suffer from, menudo cures it all,” says actor and comedian Paul Rodriguez. “Menudo’s made out... More >>

  • Have an Ice Day

    published December 23, 2010

    Like frozen middle fingers extended to the Midwest and East Coast, two Valley ice-skating rinks are bringing winter fun to the desert -- no... More >>

  • Have and Ice Day

    published December 23, 2010

    Like frozen middle fingers extended to the Midwest and East Coast, two Valley ice-skating rinks are bringing winter fun to the desert -- no... More >>

  • Choose the Palooza

    published December 23, 2010

    “Jews, booze, and schmooze” and “Heebs that want to hang” is how the Valley Jewish social set hypes Mazelpalooza, a holiday... More >>

  • All Pressed Up

    published December 16, 2010

    Locked away in an old wooden barn in Flagstaff, AZ; a daring rescue on a snowy day; a transformation from what once was to what can be again .... More >>

  • All Pressed Up

    published December 16, 2010

    Locked away in an old wooden barn in Flagstaff, AZ; a daring rescue on a snowy day; a transformation from what once was to what can be again .... More >>

  • Gingerbread Winners

    published December 16, 2010

    Newscaster Lin Sue Cooney’s is classically charming. “Queen of clean” Linda Cobb’s is shaped like a vacuum cleaner. And... More >>

  • X-Mess

    published December 9, 2010

    Like David Bowie and Bing Crosby, The Magic Christmas Tree and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, two movies making up the upcoming... More >>

  • Cabaret Christmas

    published December 9, 2010

    Another holiday, another season of A Christmas Carol, The Nutcracker, and Miracle on 34th Street. It’s enough to make... More >>

  • The Best Fried Fast Food for Hanukkah
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    The Best Fried Fast Food for Hanukkah

    published Dec 03, 2010

    What does Fry Girl know about Hanukkah? Bubkis. But when my editor told me the Jewish Festival of Lights, going on now until December 9, included eating foods fried in oil and that she'd make me an h... More >>

  • Holiday Fast Food Hits and Misses

    published Dec 03, 2010

    ‚ÄčThe holidays can be a spendy time, and the fast-food giants want our dollars as much as the retailers do. With new and limited-time fast fare making its way out of the research-and-developme... More >>

  • Cock-a-Doodle-View

    published December 2, 2010

    A parade of home tours may provide inspiration for a new kitchen countertop but for those wanting to know more about that backyard evaporative... More >>

  • Out and About

    published December 2, 2010

    Rainbows, hearts, symbols of man, a nude self-portrait? This out is so on. With a ta-ta to 2010, Arizona artist Julio Cesar... More >>

  • The Great 'Gasm

    published November 25, 2010

    Like Drew from Office Space, everyone has an “o-face” -- it’s just that most of us wouldn’t allow a photographer in... More >>

  • Soviet Reunion

    published November 18, 2010

    Can’t tell borscht from ukha? Think gorodki is a lesser-known cosmonaut? Still laughing along with Yakov Smirnoff?... More >>

  • Social Studies

    published November 18, 2010

    Mom still the only one commenting on your blog? Latest podcast sound like an S.O.S. transmission from the Grand Canyon Caverns? Social media... More >>

  • New Tex-Mex Footlong Quarter Pound Coney from Sonic: Football Meets the Footlong

    published Nov 16, 2010

    Football meets the footlong? Yeah, it's a bit of a stretch, especially when it's a Tex-Mex Footlong. But if Friday Night Lights has taught me anything, it's that Texas loves its football and 30-year... More >>

  • Two Free Tacos From Jack in the Box Today After 2 p.m. -- Like Taking a Dollar From a Dude That's High

    published Nov 16, 2010

    Today is the day Jack in the Box gives away two free tacos after 2 p.m., thanks to Jack's visit to the dentist, where, hopped up on laughing gas, he makes the announcement. Note to dentists everywhe... More >>

  • Sausage Pancake Bites from Dunkin Donuts: Like Delicious Droppings From a Fast-Food Breakfast Bird

    published Nov 12, 2010

    The newest battleground for the fast-food giants is breakfast. McDonald's, Burger King, and Starbucks have turned up the griddle on joints like Dunkin Donuts, forcing them to fight back. Said Dunkin ... More >>

  • Dog Town Chili Dogs: Trouble in Dog Town

    published Nov 12, 2010

    How much is that doggy in the window? First you need to find the window. Dog Town Chili Dogs, the new fast-food joint that opened up a few weeks ago in Tempe, seems to be doing everything it can to ... More >>

  • Dr. Abuse

    published November 11, 2010

    Most of us know Dr. Seuss as the beloved author of such classics as Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat, but what about his... More >>

  • Fork You

    published November 11, 2010

    Desserts are a lot like fashion -- one day it’s in, the next day it’s out. And for those still living in the cupcake age, it’s... More >>

  • The McRib Returns, or The Greatest Day of the Year Is Upon Us

    published Nov 03, 2010

    ‚ÄčElection results? Who cares. World Series? Whatever. The Walking Dead on AMC? Please, that series blows. For fans of McDonald's McRib sandwich, which launched nationwide yesterday, nothin' else mat... More >>

  • Film Schooled

    published November 4, 2010

    While Hollywood was experiencing an artistic low point in 1970 (think Weekend with the Babysitter), American avant-garde filmmaker... More >>

  • Serbs You Right

    published November 4, 2010

    After downing the last of the candy corn and (blech) box of raisins, isn’t it time for some chevaps or a palachinke or... More >>

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