Back in the day, the University of Arizona pennially had one of the nation's best baseball teams, and trips to the College World Series in Omaha were both expected and commonplace.But times got tougher and tougher after the Wildcats' 1986 championship win, with only one appearance in the Big Dance s ... More >>
David McNew, Getty ImagesValue meals, super sizing, quick trips through the drive thru -- America loves fast food. Wedging itself into nearly every nook and cranny of our society, its everywhere. And some cities in the good ol' 'U.S.of A. take advantage of it more than others. So says the mo ... More >>
A few weeks ago Kanye West announced on his Twitter page that the original artwork for his upcoming album My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy had been banned here in the US.Technically, the artwork wasn't banned. Instead Kanye's record label, strongly suggested that the album artwork be replaced f ... More >>
It's been almost two years since I profiled Digital Summer, and I'm still getting shit for it to this day. More times than I can count, certain local musicians or hip-hop artists have told me they think the West Valley hard rock band "really sucks" and asked why this publication devoted an entir ... More >>
That Format-size hole in the heart of Phoenix music fans is about to get a little healing. Fun, the new NYC-based project by The Format's Nate Ruess, with ex-Anathallo multi-instrumentalist Andrew Dost and Steel Train's Jack Antonoff, will embark on a 34-date tour with Manchester Orchestra tomorrow ... More >>
When I heard about Schreiner's Fine Sausage -- a family-owned business that's provided Phoenix with fine meats since 1955 -- I was ecstatic. As I approached the unassuming red-and-white building with retro-looking signs on Seventh Street, I felt like I was on a school field trip. Once inside, I gaz ... More >>
A reporter returns to New Orleans
Just how sweet is that tea?
The Big Easy lives on in the music of the transplanted Treme Brass Band
Black people calling Phoenix the promised land? The Katrina evacuees in the Valley haven't been getting out enough
Dachshunds relish dash for charity cash
Secret oldies man
Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.
Move over, Bono; here comes Brandtson
Letters from the week of November 20, 2003
Our intrepid gal learns the hazards of sticking a tape recorder in a drunk's face
The Blind Boys of Alabama bring their brand of Southern gospel closer to the mainstream -- and help keep roots music alive
Phoenix's negligence left hundreds sick from toxic fumes. It's only a matter of time before it happens again.
Lucinda Williams might be the most acclaimed songwriter in America, but she still sees herself as an underdog
The daring, uncompromising art of singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams
Billy Joe Shaver has a stunning new album in stores. But he can't enjoy it.
Call me a heretic, but this follicle fashion is cause for sheer terror
A trip to Long Island reveals an Allison wonderland
Lifestyles of the rich and famous (of miniature golf)
RYNELDI BECENTI IS A HERO TO THE NAVAJO NATION-----AND THE BEST BASKETBALL PLAYER AT ASU