This morning the James Beard Foundation announced the restaurant and chef semifinalists for 2014 at a live event at the East End Market in Orlando, Florida. The annual awards, which will take place in May, are often referred to as the Oscars of the culinary world. The long list of semifinalists will ... More >>
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. It's kind of like those burgers at Old Town Whiskey; it just won't all fit in your mouth ... or in this ca ... More >>
Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate. See Also: What to Eat with An Oscar Nominated Film: A Dinner and a Movie Recap Maya's Farm in Phoenix Now Hosting Classes Taught by Local Farmers Arizona Matsuri Break out the Hello Kitt ... More >>
Tasty crêpes and even more delicious celebrity gossip from Hollywood's golden age finally come together in a night to benefit ASU's Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture at the "Dishing On Oscar: Award Tales with Taste" event. The best part is that it's all happening at one of our favorite new ... More >>
Bakerella.comHang in there, motion picture fans, the wait is nearly over. Hollywood's orgy of self-congratulation and promotion, otherwise known as the Academy Awards, is this Sunday, February 26. And what better way to celebrate than with a Valley dining experience or two best-suited to the ... More >>
It's impossible to not hate almost everything about Twilight. The books changed what "vampire" means to an entire generation. Now, it's less about being an undead monster than it is about misunderstood hunks with sparkly pale skin. Then, the movies went on to solidify the idea that as long a ... More >>
As everyone knows, The Dude was in the music business, briefly. As a roadie for Metallica during the Speed Of Sound tour. The band was, reportedly, a bunch of assholes.Now the Dude, using his professional alias Jeff Bridges, will record an album with Oscar and Grammy award winner T-Bone Burnett f ... More >>
This week, Phoenix is Alan Town
Famous international film director comes to town
Photo by Lizard MartiniThe 67th Annual Golden Globes will air this evening on NBC. The fashion misfires, the bizarre acceptance speeches, and the stage exit stumbles - we relish the opportunity to watch the beautiful people at their best and worst.With Julie & Julia nominated for Best Pi ... More >>
The Swell Season's Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova Carry on a Tradition of Music-Making Exes
The Irish are having more luck than usual in 09
Americas most manic comic returns
More unconventional wisdom from John Patrick Shanley
How do the Dropkick Murphys prepare for Saint Patty’s Day? Try two weeks of warm-up shows.
It was a typical Tuesday morning. I was browsing through the used videocassette section of my local public library, musing over a fifty cent copy of “Hanging Up” when I heard a familiar phlegm-filled cough. My insides full of forebodings, I slowly turned around and faced my old high school nem ... More >>
Passive resistance -- with Kevlar
Conspiracy and greed confront the wonder of childhood in I'm Not Scared
Our critics pick the flicks that the best-of list overlooked
Elliott Smith, 1969-2003
The year's best featured plenty of sad white guys
Mexican films give new meaning to "cinema fare"
Billy Bob has a simple plan: to sing about life and lovin' his wife
Tortilla Soup adds Latino flavor to a warmed-over family drama
You'll hear America singing in folksy Songcatcher
Partridge-under-glass with Shirley Jones
She's finally been invited to the Oscar party, but what will she do after the ball?
Hey, it's a great subject for a movie; just ask Private Ryan's filmmakers