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 >>
At one point during our early morning interview, singer and performer Clay Aiken yawned. It was a deep, expressive yawn. He did not ask to be excused, but he didn't need to: Aiken is among the most affable, pleasant, and charming interviews I've ever enjoyed. Plus, the guy has every reason to be w ... More >>
A man from Scottsboro, Alabama is apparently so obsessed with Gila monsters and rattlesnakes that he made trips to Arizona to steal them, and brought them back to Alabama with him.That's a federal offense, and 43-year-old David Langella will be on probation for the next three years because of it.
Women's college softball is terrific these days--they can really play ball, and they all look so damned coachable.So, natch, it's very hard to win a national championship, no matter the level, no matter the sport--and Division I fast-pitch definitely is no exception.The Arizona State Sun Devils were ... More >>
I'm sorry, but there are always more. As soon as I hit save on my Army of Foodies list, I came up with another five. While these Amuse Douchers aren't always as prominent in everyday foodie structure, they are there. Thankfully, most of them will move on in about three months to whatever the next ... More >>
newsbelly.comJust five months after signing into law the nations "toughest" anti-immigration law, Alabama lawmakers are having "second thoughts amid a backlash from big business, fueled by the embarrassing traffic stops of two foreign employees tied to the state's prized Honda and Mercedes plants ... More >>
More than four years ago, we wrote about the quirky kidnapping case involving (then) 4-year-old Raven Laws, some local Native-Americans and a quasi-Indian tribe based in Alabama.Raven Laws is only about 5 percent Native-American--but that apparently mattered in this case The name of the st ... More >>
Ouch. Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, a chain based in Miami, with locations in Florida and Huntsville, Alabama, created a grand opening banner reading, "So authentically Mexican we couldn't open a store in Arizona. So we came here instead." According to a reddit post, the banner was spotted at a ... More >>
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As a lifelong baseball fan, these lists come from the heart. Some lesser-known ballads will have their day in the sun while other too-oft worshiped pieces of garbage will finally be called out. I am not doing this to make any friends. It is all for the love of the game.
Arizona State and Florida, the two best-hitting teams in the Women's College World Series, won berths in the championship finals in Oklahoma City yesterday.ASU softball team hopes to be soon wearing a 2011 version of this capThe best-of-three series promises to be a great one, with veteran, well- ... More >>
Catfish, collard greens, and cornbread: yum.If there's one good thing about getting executed, it's the food.Eric John King was put to death this morning for the 1989 murders of two men at a Phoenix convenience store -- but he didn't die hungry.According to the Arizona Department of Correcti ... More >>
Seung Hui Cho slipped through a loophole in Virginia law when he bought his gun. Lawmakers in that state fixed the problem The deadly mass shooting in Tucson on Saturday was by no means the first to raise questions about how mentally ill people bought firearms. In some cases, state or federa ... More >>
billmaher.comMaher, with Arizona's skull-in-posterior statuetteIt's official. Arizona has its head up its backside, and it now has the trophy to prove it. Last night on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher announced the winner of a four-week long competition to decide which of the 50 was America's ... More >>
Austin band's pickin' makes us grin
www.demotivateus.comA right wing blogger from Alabama is responding to the passage of the federal health care bill the way a pissed off 12-year-old might respond when a neighbor hands out crappy Halloween candy.Mike Vanderboegh, of Pinson, Alabama, runs a blog called Sipsey Street Irregulars, d ... More >>
www.nahright.comYou would think that after a 90-day stint as a guest of Maricopa County, rapper and, um, tough-guy DMX would have learned a thing or two for his upcoming mixed-martial-arts fight. Seems you would be wrong.
Yes, The Surfside IV has already been named Flier of the Week twice before. In a way, I feel bad about that. But, to be honest, they've definitely had the best flier in this town at least three times. Actually, if other bands don't step it up we might just ditch this weekly feature and add a "Sur ... More >>
The north rises again with odd (and oddly named) NYC crew
A California man tried to drive through the international border at Naco last week with about 13 pounds of liquid meth in his pickup's windshield washer reservoir. The find is part of an ongoing trend in the world of illegal drugs to package methamphetamine in ways that make smuggling easier and gi ... More >>
Is it just me, or is MacEachern looking more and more like the old dood from Family Guy these days?Here's a big surprise, the Republic's lead curmudgeon Doug "Mossback" MacEachern doesn't like it that the New York Times recently labeled Cactus Country a "State of Fear," due to our loss of Janet Napo ... More >>
A war for custody of 4-year-old Raven Laws includes a spurious Alabama tribe
Putting the barf back in barfly
Ten great discs that were, shall we say, underserved by the media but are more than worthy of your money and close attention
The Dirty South
(New West Records)
Southern rock, once stigmatized and left for the comedians, has entered a new era of appreciation
Alabama Ass Whuppin' (SecondHeaven.com Records)
Carolina's Mexican Food
1202 East Mohave
Misguided Crazy in Alabama is all over the map
The high lonesome hardships of country's best duo are getting easier to hear
BARKLEY WANTS TO BE GOVERNOR OF ALABAMA. IT COULD HAPPEN.