It's "Candidates Day" at North Scottsdale Christian, a conservative, non-denominational place of worship just north of Pima Road and Dynamite Boulevard, where about 60 Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican candidates have assembled on a recent Sunday to introduce themselves. The politicians are a ... More >>
Aaron Chamberlin St. Francis 111 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix 602-200-8111 www.stfrancisaz.com See also: -- Update: Aaron Chamberlin Hopes to Open Cafe in Former Urban Grocery Space By Early Next Year This is part one of my interview with Aaron Chamberlin, chef-owner of St. Francis Restaurant. Come ... More >>
See also: MCSO Sergeant Says Main Goal Is to Catch Illegal Immigrants, Contradicting Deputy Chief Brian Sands' Testimony See also: Joe Arpaio Struggles in Racial-Profiling Trial See also: Joe Arpaio Looks Like Tired, Old Racist on Stand During Racial-Profiling Trial See also: Joe Arpaio's (ahem) Leg ... More >>
Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, a relatively moderate Republican, wants to be Governor. But to have any kind of shot at the 19th Floor, he figures he must placate the activist base of Sand Land's GOP, which is deeply, rabidly insane. Hence, the predicament he finds himself in, having to ... More >>
Stories about pedophile Catholic priests have become de rigueur in recent years, in Phoenix and around the rest of the world.But some of us "oldsters" remember some of the very first detailed accounts of the disgusting diddlers and how those in charge--Bishop Thomas O'Brien here in the Phoenix ... More >>
Recalled state Senate President Russell Pearce has just encountered his first major obstacle in his revenge campaign for state Senate from Legislative District 25: Republican businessman Robert Worsley.Today, the wealthy Mesa executive has announced that he'll be Pearce's rival in the Republican pri ... More >>
Russell Pearce, Arizona's biggest loser, apparently is a little bitter about getting booted from office.Ousted former Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce went On the Record With Greta Van Susteren last night to discuss his getting booted from office -- and piss and moan about Jerry Lewis, the ... More >>
Lewis promises not to take freebiesAs I discuss at length in my column this week, state Senate President Russell Pearce wrestles almost daily with the truth, and so, too, do many of his supporters. So, not surprisingly, Pearce's main challenger in the Legislative District 18 recall election, Me ... More >>
Russ to moi: "Enough is enough with your hatred of me and my Christian beliefs." Christian? You sure don't act like it, bub.As I promised in this week's Bird column concerning state Senate President-elect Russell Pearce's involvement with neo-Nazi J.T. Ready's spiritual life as a member of the Churc ... More >>
NSMA man the neo-Nazis say they turned over to Border PatrolNational Socialist Movement regional director Jeff Hall has filed an "after action report" on the NSM Web site with photos and video of the dead body that Mesa swastika-licker J.T. Ready said he and fellow brownshirts (and assorted fellow t ... More >>
The political parrot previews a copy of Dennis DeConcini's new book, in which John McCain's portrayed as a backstabbin' scalawag
Showbiz noir investigates TV Supermans real-life tragedy
Lineup lines up to play it forward
Louis XIV kicks it with Kreme at the Marquee, then parties at Shake! with William Fucking Reed
The family that slays Wookiees together . . .
Lane-lubbers, kingpins and strike-aholics converge on AMF Tempe for Xtreme Bowling
Could Arizona's 80,000 working and abandoned mines be the root of all evil?
In comedy--and comebacks--it's all about the timing
Letters from the week of June 13, 2002
Letters from the week of April 11
For Auntie Em's impresario, life is just a bowl of ice cream
Years ago, a dispute over money and power split the Valley's Sikh community. Then one of their own was gunned down after September 11. Will the bloodshed be enough to put them back on the same path?
15 years later, Frank Miller once more dons Batman's cape and cowl
From the week of November 2, 2000
Don't bite, even if Bait does
Twenty years ago-- as gangs began their rise in the valley-shortsighted civic leaders slashed youth programs. Today's troubled kids are still paying the price.
Natives finally glean a few reparations for a legacy of genocide
Trash-talking abortionist Dr. Brian Finkel has a message for pro-life zealots: "Kiss my ass."
Six Days, Seven Nights stranded with weak script, mismatched stars
With The Storyteller, Ray Davies finds a new way for rock to age gracefully
Arizona's militias aren't the exclusive domain of white supremacists - people of color are joining the ranks, too.
THE IMAGE-CONSCIOUS NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION ALLOWED NO NOISY FIREFIGHTS DURING ITS ANNUAL MEETING. EVERYONE WAS USING SILENCERS.
STATE LAWMAKERS SOLVED MANY PROBLEMS THIS SESSION. UNFORTUNATELY,MOST OF THE PROBLEMS WERE BIG BUSINESSES'.
YOU'RE A TATTOOED GIANT ON A HARLEY. YOU'RE A MEMBER OF THE DIRTY DOZEN. YOU'RE TOAST.
THE FOLKS IN MORRISTOWN MAY BE GETTING A NOT-SO-GRAND CANYON