Out of the largest metro areas in the country, the Phoenix metro area is one of the most dangerous for pedestrians.Recently released National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show Phoenix is near the top in pedestrian deaths, but that's partly because Phoenix is one of the biggest ci ... More >>
Age, of course, is a state of mind. But it's easy to feel like you've aged 30 years after three busy days at Coachella. Whether you've gone to the festival since the first year in 1999 or just started going a few years ago, the festival can feel a bit, well, different than when you were in your teen ... More >>
The food science news has been pretty dire the past couple of months. Our fancy beef isn't what it claims, the tacocopter was a hoax, red meat will probably kill you in your sleep, etc. The Good News: This week, researchers at the National Cancer Institute released a study peeking at data collected ... More >>
BREAKING NEWS: Peter Cetera is no longer a member of Chicago! Who knew?As the unofficial yacht-rock go-to guy at New Times, it was incumbent on me to attend the Doobie Brothers and Chicago show Tuesday night at Dodge Theatre.So I did my duty, despite the fact that I saw the Doobies play Tempe on ... More >>
Did you ever think you would read an article about Jareth the Goblin King in an AARP magazine?Perhaps I cast unfair judgement and assume incorrectly about the readers of music blogs. I often assume that they're smarter than a huge chunk of the average population, and also that they're under the a ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: William Gheen's Facebook "Friend," Neo-Nazi Harry Hughes, and Hughes' "Patrols" for Ille ... More >>
Rolling Stone, that music magazine that felt it necessary to feature the ladies from MTV's The Hills on the cover of its May issue, just released its list of top 50 albums of 2008. Wouldn't you know it; they put Bob Dylan at number two. Why not number one, Rolling Stone? Maybe because they realize ... More >>
However well they might do this year, your Sunnies are a team on the decline; Nash and Shaq are AARP members by NBA standards. Portland's either the league's team of tomorrow, or its biggest bust. And which way the Blazers go depends on the bum foot of presumed superstar Greg Oden (pictured), the bi ... More >>
Earth to Suns Coach Terry Porter: Shaq's an old man. You can't play down to his level. After last night's drubbing by the Los Angeles Lakers, we almost missed departed (for the New York Knicks) Coach Mike D'Antoni. Hey, we said almost. The jury's still out on whether Porter's a legitimate NBA ... More >>
By John Dickerson It’s the worst kept secret in town that the Arizona Republic is a sad and sorry shell of its former self. (Revisit Sarah Fenske’s 2007 cover story on the topic if you’re not clear on the details.) And it’s the second-worst kept secret in town that the state’s paper of r ... More >>
By: Megan Irwin The frontrunner for the Republican nomination to replace Dubya is also older than this mountain. Lately, election coverage has focused almost totally on Obama vs. Clinton. But at least one blogger out there wants you to remember there's another contender in the presidential race: ... More >>
There’s something for everyone in this week’s edition of Future Shock, whether you’re a classic rock fan, a goth rock fan, or an indie rock head. Read on to see which concerts have been announced this week.
Hollywood ho-hum horror keeps ripping off the best, turning out the worst
Is mining causing cancer in the West Valley?
A thriving Arizona break-dancing culture rediscovers the state's grandmasters of boogaloo
The King of Rock rolls into town
At long last, Madonna gets Swept Away
Service that matches you with dining companions is no cheap date
For all that's at stake, the state's most influential lobbyists and businesses are strangely silent on Proposition 200, which would remove them as the primary financiers of election campaigns
Is the nation's leading proponent of campaign-finance reform turning his back on a homegrown effort?
A survivor of the L.A. Confidential heyday, Mesa-born mob darling Liz Renay is still going great guns
Power-tripping Eastwood stumbles over geriatric political thriller