• Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Neknomination, a New Social Media Drinking Game, Turns Deadly

    There's a new Facebook-based drinking game sweeping the U.K. and Australia and its extreme premise is being blamed for illness and even death. According to Time, the game Neknomination has already claimed the lives of four men under 30 years old in the U.K. with its severe challenges and viral quali ... More >>

  • Film

    November 21, 2013
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    August 22, 2013

    Fast-Food Workers Want $15 An Hour, Plan National Strike on Aug. 29

    It's been nearly a year since New York City fast food employees staged a walk out in protest over their low wages. It ignited a slow but steadily growing movement within the fast food service industry that's been making its way across the country, as several cities have seen one-day work stoppages t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    A Metalhead at Bonnaroo: Four Hippie Myths Debunked

    Shortly after writing Are Out of Town Music Festivals Worth The Hassle? I decided to embark on a cross-cultural adventure. The mission? To explore the Nashville music scene and attempt survival at the 80,000-person music festival Bonnaroo. Four days of camping in the heat (actually, we slept in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Singapore Style Fried Rice Noodles: A Tasty Gateway for the Chinese Noodles Newbie

    Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Singapore style fried rice noodles (sing chow mai fun) is that although they can be found in nearly every Cantonese-style Chinese eatery in Hong Kong (as well as the U.S., Canada, England, and Australia), the dish is, for the most part, not recognized in the So ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2012
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    March 27, 2012

    Matinee Energy? Power Co-Op Isn't Buying It; Proposed Benson Solar Farm Reportedly too Big for Nearby Lines

    Matinee Energy, the Tucson mystery company with ties to two controversial brothers, has plans to build a large-scale, 120-megawatt solar-power plant in Benson.But even if the firm manages to complete the project, which claims a construction budget "up to the maximum of $444 million," it isn't clear ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012
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    March 15, 2012

    10 Favorite Metro Phoenix Wine Bars

    ​Pretentious and snobby wine bars are, thankfully, a thing of the past -- at least as far as we're concerned. We like our wines bars fun and full of life with an outstanding staff who will refrain from laughing at our questions and will happily pair our food with a wine of their choice. Speaking o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Madonna Coming to US Airways in October

    Of all the articles concerning Madonna's Half Time show/M.I.A.'s on air fingerbird (Finger-Gate 2: Electric Boogaloo), none was quite as hilarious as this one, from Vigilant Citizen, which alleged that the entire performance was an indicator of Madonna's allegiance to the Illuminati (you know, that ... More >>

  • Music

    August 18, 2011
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    June 16, 2011
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    April 19, 2011

    Eat With Me: Start Your Own Pop-Up

    After spying a new-ish show this weekend on The Cooking Channel called The Urban Grocer, we followed the young traveling foodie to her blog where Caitlin Zaino featured a pop-up concept called Eat with Me.​ Based in Australia, Eat with Me is a social networking site dedicating to h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Coachella 2011 Official Lineup Announced

    ​In perfect Girl Talk fashion, the good people of Goldenvoice set up a surprise late night release of Coachella's overwhelmingly impressive lineup.Many of Michael Lopez's lineup predictions were spot on. The Strokes made the cut, as did Duran Duran, although on a different day than what Billboard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Talks About Rick Rubin, How Bad Saw 3D Was and More

    Chester Bennington​ It seems as if most casual fans are still likely to associate Linkin Park with the nu-metal sound that the band helped make popular in the early '00s. But that was then and this is now.The groups' latest album, A Thousand Suns, finds the band making its most diverse music yet. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Christopher's St. Hallet Wine Dinner and Citrus Cupcakes in Today's Eater's Digest​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Christopher's Wine DinnerJoin Christopher's for their first Wine Dinner of 2011 Wednesday January 19th at 6:30 p.m.. The four course dinner will start with a specialty cocktail amuse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Sean Snelling at Primebar

    Sean Snelling ​There are few things more attractive than a good accent -- the more masculine and foreign-sounding, the better. Sean Snelling, a native of Australia, has one of the best around. Having successfully managed Merc Bar in Phoenix, Snelling recently returned from a four-month hiatu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    PVT: Church With No Magic

    ​What happens when a previously instrumental band decides to add some vocals to the mix? The jury is still out on that -- just ask RJD2 -- although the reception is never quite as positive as it could be. Australia's PVT (formerly Pivot) are going through these exact same vocal growing pains with ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 8, 2010

    Community Collage

    Artist Jon Totel’s travel landscapes are a cut above

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    April 30, 2010

    The World's Most Unfortunate Food Packaging

    Different cultures, different languages, different tastes. Somewhere along the line, things are going to go wrong when it comes to packaging our foodstuffs for the rest of the world to see. We've captured the top five most unfortunate in today's post. ​ 5.) Shitto Hotly Spiced Pepper Sauce: Ghan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Three Lisa Sette Gallery Artists Accepted to 17th Biennale of Sydney

    Against absurd odds, Lisa Sette Gallery on Scottsdale's Marshall Way can boast that three of her gallery artists -- Enrique Chagoya, Claudio Dicochea and Angela Ellsworth -- have been handpicked to show work at the 17th Biennale of Sydney, which runs from May 12 through August 2010. Sydney's Bienn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Q&A: Dr. Dog's Jeffrey Lewis

    By Frances Michelle Lopez ​It takes a brave person to release an album of covers. Sure, Rod Stewart's "Great American Songbook" had some sweet old school jams, not to mention the nostalgic tracks off of the infamous Pop Goes Punk compilations, and the growing number of indie artists covering hi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 20, 2009

    Female Trouble

    Local theater spotlights Mamet the misogynist

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Jennifer Ginther, Grad Student from NAU, Named Student Regent by Governor

    Governor Jan Brewer has appointed a new student representative to the Arizona Board of Regents. Jennifer Ginther, a graduate student in biology at Northern Arizona University, comes with an impressive resume. We can't tell you how she'll do as a regent, but the 4.0 student knows a thing or two abou ... More >>

  • Film

    January 1, 2009
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    September 11, 2008

    White truffle AND burrata alert!

    By Michele Laudig Yes, it might be a teensy bit premature to start thinking about white truffles -- one of the most mysterious and heavenly things I've ever eaten -- but I get a lot of satisfaction just knowing the season is right around the corner. Thanks to the fine peeps at Tapino, now I'm ful ... More >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2008
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    April 17, 2008

    Shear Madness

    Production resurrects Sondheim’s slaying stylist

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2008

    Nomen Omen: The Worst-Named Bands Playing at SxSW This Year

    A lot of people think things like catchy band names and cool album covers are irrelevant in the Digital Age, when most people download their music and nobody can afford to pay $18.99 for an unheard CD based solely on how cool it looks. (That’s not a good idea, anyway – the last time I d ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2007
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    November 15, 2007
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    June 7, 2007


    What lies Down Under

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    Obadiah Parker

    The covers that reveal

  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    That '70s Sound

    Wolfmother brings the buzz

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Finding Nirvana

    Zen and now

  • Culture

    June 2, 2005

    Long, Strange Trips

    Dispatches from the world of travel writing

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2004
  • Calendar

    June 17, 2004

    Nice Piece of Oz

    We come for a land down under

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2003

    Hot Hot Feet

    Heatwave look to ice their opponents

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2003

    Spring Screening

    ASU's Film and Video Fest gets fresh

  • Film

    December 26, 2002

    Rabbit Punch

    Phillip Noyce's return to his roots packs some power, though the lack of dialogue hurts

  • Dining

    December 19, 2002
  • Music

    June 7, 2001


    Odyssey Number Five (Republic/Universal)

  • Culture

    June 7, 2001

    The Great Escape

    Baz Luhrmann makes movies--and audiences--in his own image

  • Music

    January 25, 2001


    Do What You Want (Foodchain)

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Richard Davies

    Barbarians (Kindercore)

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    From Queer to Paternity

    One of Ssan Francisco's most outlandish entertainers and his family set up camp in Phoenix

  • Film

    December 26, 1996

    Treble in Mind

    Tarnished by sour notes, Shine still hits a chord with audience

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    January 25, 1996
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    September 21, 1995
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