Weezer is the official band of AOL Instant Messenger. The years between 1996 and 2001, in which they went from well-reviewed one-hit-wonder to (briefly) unimpeachable generational touchstone, were peak-Buddy-List; in 2002 they demoed a song called "Private Message," which is exactly what it sounds l ... More >>
Tupac's hologram appearance at Coachella sparked all sorts of buzz, from the Hologram Tupac Twitter to the exclusive all-hologram Coachella line-up. And sure, it would be pretty rad to see Michael Jackson, Nirvana, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, and Bob Marley & the Wailers on the same bill, but Golden ... More >>
Peggy Neely, Phoenix Mayoral CandidatePhoenix mayoral candidate Peggy Neely pledges to rein in the influence of developers at City Hall to strengthen ethics in government -- but certain of her past actions as a public official don't conform with her new political message ... More >>
Atlanta-based chef Richard Blais, winner of this season's Top Chef and concept chef of Flip Burger Boutique in Atlanta and Birmingham, recently stopped by the menu and meal website KitchenDaily to make a milkshake the only way he knows how: with crazy-mad love for liquid nitrogen and Cap'n Crunch. ... More >>
YouTube has announced it's in a testing period for live streaming, according to TechCrunch.Today and tomorrow only, YouTube will partner with a group of companies to make a live broadcast schedule. Unfortunately the feature will be removed from the site once the trial is over, so be sure not to m ... More >>
There are few things on the face of god's green earth more disgusting than a public bathroom -- the lone turd floating in the bowl, the piss everywhere, and the weirdo standing next to you at the urinal who subtly tilts his head in your direction for no other reason than to check o ... More >>
photo by Adriane Goetz A second deposition? This time, I gotta read that book I wrote...District Court Judge G. Murray Snow has ordered sanctions in the big Melendres v. Arpaio racial profiling lawsuit still ongoing in federal court. The sanction addresses in a very measured way the systematic destr ... More >>
Chief Deputy David Hendershott's depo in the Melendres suit, set for Feb. 12Oral arguments took place February 4 regarding a sanctions motion from the plaintiffs in the big Melendres vs. Arpaio racial profiling lawsuit now underway. I had to be out of town on an assignment, and so could not att ... 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: Joe Arpaio's Secret Immigration File, and David Hendershott's Secret AOL Account. Plus, H ... 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: Joe Arpaio's Willful Ignorance, the MCSO's Shredding, and David Hendershott's Secret AOL ... More >>
Arpaio's rotund Cardinal Richelieu: MCSO Chief Deputy David Hendershott Lawyers for the plaintiffs in the big Melendres vs. Arpaio racial profiling lawsuit fired another salvo at the MCSO on Wednesday. In the latest bid for sanctions against the MCSO, attorneys from the firm of Steptoe & J ... More >>
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Construction workers just north of Tucson stumbled upon a rattlesnake on their job site about three weeks ago.Not too uncommon; this is Arizona.Well, the thing had two heads -- not necessarily a sign of the apocalypse, but something veterinarians at the Arizona- ... More >>
County law enforcement's seeking more and more Web site information to mount investigations against private citizens
Sly Sy, raggin' on Neocons, editors, and the Iraq War. Nothing's more boring than a conference room full of "serious" journalists. Unless Seymour Hersh is in it. The legendary investigative reporter, who nabbed a Pulitzer back in 1970 for exposing the My Lai massacre in Vietnam and who's still brea ... More >>
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