Given what we know about Kanye West, a comparison between his newest (best, maybe) record and the long-dead punk rock movement seems like a tough case to make -- the dude telling God that he's stacking his millions seems like an odd choice for a continuation of Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Se ... More >>
You've probably already caught wind of the new technology called 3D printing by which someone (in the foreseeable future, you) could print off 3D items such as a gun (scary!), a piece of art (not so scary) or even . . . a pizza? See also: Scientists Created a $325,000 Test Tube Burger -- But Wou ... More >>
Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady go back. Way back. Before the two joined San Franciscan psychedelic outfit Jefferson Airplane they played together in a group called The Triumphs. After (while Airplane morphed into the subsequently cheesier and cheesier Starship), the two formed Ho ... More >>
How's this for irony in literature:A state summer-reading list's Web link to a site about George Orwell states that accessing the page may result in "malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent." Orwellian, no? But instead of the pervasive government that Orwell deemed "B ... More >>
Peoria officials are looking at dropping residents monthly garbage fees by 13 percent -- from $15.06 to $13.10. Hey, every penny counts. But it's likely that wouldn't be the case if they city hadn't forced its residents to embrace curbside recycling a few years back.
Late last year, we published a story about a guy known as "Raven," a mentally ill man who had been living for more than a year in a central Phoenix park. The piece described how several of Raven's "neighbors," folks who live in the area around the big park, had gotten to know the usually frie ... More >>
It's hard to resist the allure of a good rack of ribs, even if you know you're going to need a dozen wet-naps to clean up afterwards. Many professional BBQers spend a lifetime trying to perfect their baby back recipe. Since we didn't have that long to wait, we checked out two local restau ... More >>
I'm gonna be famous, ma. I'm gonna be on da Internets...The MCSO's highly-paid PR apparatchiks have just sent out an announcement on the one guy who seems to get more publicity than neo-Nazi J.T. Ready these days.I'm talking, of course, about our own geriatric, Mr. Magoo-esque gendarme, Sh ... More >>
Cannibals, cops, bird flu: All three of these things have grabbed headlines before, but probably not simultaneously. That's where comic book creator John Layman comes in. His runaway hit series Chew follows the adventures of Tony Chu, a detective turned FDA agent who lives in a world where chicken m ... More >>
Club Candids: The Final Party Foul at Homme Lounge For the last four years, Homme Lounge has hosted dance nights for every music scene from hip hip to industrial to indie rock; but its most consistently crowded affair for the last year and a half has been its Party Foul Friday nights. Now tha ... More >>
Tempe Little Theatre finds the recipee for success
Former Phoenicians amp up the reality TV biz with Joe Schmoe
Virtuoso musician Michael Dunlap inspired the show-business dreams of many people. Now, they say he's walked away with their money.