Now's the chance to use that old-fashioned monogrammed hanky that's burning a hole in your dresser drawer or just grab a cheap box of tissues - - whatever suits you best for sopping up tears mixed of both laughter and desolation - - and spend the evening with Puddles Pity Party. Known as the "sad cl ... More >>
Recently, my enemies have been accusing me of having a problem with hats. Maybe it's because I am (predictably) a bald, pale music critic, and wearing a hat makes me look like a Nosferatu vampire-creature. But personally, I think someone's choice of headwear can tell a lot about a person -- usually ... More >>
When discussing the highs and lows of food truck ownership, chef Michael Brown of Jamburritos Cajun Grille Express knows they can happen at any time -- sometimes around the same time. See also: - Six Phoenix Food Trucks, Rated - Food Truck Caravan Rolls Into Downtown Scottsdale The ex-New Yorker, ... More >>
I don't want to bury the lede, here: There's a video, in this post, of Go Daddy founder and local philanthropist Bob Parsons making a smoke-filled introduction to AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" next to a bunch of scantily clad dancing girls, getting a big round of applause for saying, "Nuke the Chinese [ju ... More >>
A brilliant little gem from the makers of 9500 Liberty Believe it or not, once upon a time, Republicans were the ones fighting for the expansion of voting rights. Okay, so that was more than a century ago, following the Civil War. Still, it's interesting to watch this short video by Annabel Park ... More >>
Gilman chats up the gun nuts, take one... Phoenix videographer Dennis Gilman covered the gun nut rally at the Arizona State Capitol this past Saturday, and caught some interesting footage of the local pro-2nd Amendment crowd, which seems mainly to have consisted of angry white dudes who're afraid t ... More >>
Former Democratic Congressman and Tempe Mayor Harry Mitchell has taken an interesting route in supporting ex-state Representative and recently admitted felon Ben Arredondo.While prosecutors are looking to lock up Arredondo for as much as three years on a pair of mail fraud charges, Mitchell was one ... More >>
From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>
Tony Diaz, dropping some knowledge with the Libro-Traficante caravanArizona's ethnic studies ban has resulted in the eradication of the successful and popular Mexican American Studies program in the Tucson Unified School District, and a backward edict banning certain supposedly "dangerous" books by ... More >>
Above is videographer Dennis Gilman's take on the state GOP meeting in January, which I covered in a previous post.As you'll see, a lot of Arizona Republicans, not unlike their national counterparts, define themselves by what they hate: President Barack Obama, minorities, gays, and the undocumented. ... More >>
Valentine's Day -- and Arizona's 100th birthday -- aren't until next Tuesday, but that won't stop the lovey-dovey gallivanting from starting early.Whether you're single, taken, or desperate for a date, here are five things that'll keep you (and maybe help you get) busy this weekend. Tiffe Ferma ... More >>
We at Up on the Sun, like Clinton himself, feel your pain. Every year Presidents Day rolls around and you're struggling to plant that cherry tree and buy all the stovepipe hats you can, all so that you can have the best damn Presidents Day party possible. (C'mon, we can't be the only ones.)So to ea ... More >>
Valley celebrates African-American history and heritage
Yuma Mayor Al KriegerAs vehemently as he defended his anti-gay comments last week -- in one case even referencing George Washington and Abraham Lincoln -- we figured it would be only a matter of time before Yuma Mayor Al Krieger broke down and apologized.We were right.
Yuma Mayor Al KriegerYou can add Yuma Mayor Al Krieger to the long list of Arizona politicians intent on embarassing the hell out of this state.According to this clip from KYMA Channel 11, Krieger used a Memorial Day speech to criticize congressional plans to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell" - ... More >>
A 22 year-old Tuscon woman has been charged in the death of a Tuscon police officer. The woman, Lluvia Alejandra Dominguez, was cited for failure to yield after hitting officer Peter Mannino while he was on his way home from a shift...Scottsdale resident Lawrence Cutler has donated a letter written ... More >>
The Wing-nut from Wasilla, reporting as unfit for duty. Anyone who hasn't watched the Sarah Palin interviews by ABC News' Charlie Gibson should log onto YouTube or the ABC News web site and tremble in fear. That's what I did after missing the initial broadcasts, as I was out both nights covering ot ... More >>
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COCKFIGHTING IS ILLEGAL IN 46 STATES. SIXTEEN OF THEM CONSIDER THE PRACTICE A FELONY. IN ARIZONA, IT'S ENTERTAINMENT.
HE'S RUNNING FOR THE U.S. SENATE ADS AN OUTSIDER, A BORING STRAIGHT ARROW WITH THE COMMON TOUCH.
DAVID PARKER WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO GET AN AUTOGRAPH---OR ANY SCRAP OF A CELEBRITY'S LIFE