Apparently Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a documentary -- not a work of fiction -- because London has just played host to an edible "cake hotel." The rug is meringue, the books are cake and a doughnut tower. It looks like pretty much every horizontal surface was covered by diabetes some sor ... 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 >>
When you hear the word "pudding," you likely think of a creamy, milk-based dessert. Over in the British Isles they have different meanings for the same word, some of which aren't quite as pleasant. There's blood pudding, a sausage made with congealed animal blood. Black ... More >>
If you've been to the Arizona Renaissance Festival before, you know how the shows work. Most are wholesome, family-friendly entertainment: comedic storytellers, singing nuns, a prankster hypnotist. Then there are the shows labeled LC for "Loose Cannon" -- i.e. bring the kiddies at the risk ... More >>
This past Saturday, Scottish transplants and local Haggis-lovers rejoiced as the popular dish made its way to the Glenmorangie 46th Annual Scottish Highland Games and Celtic Gathering at Phoenix's Steele Indian School Park. The import of Scottish haggis has been banned in the U.S. sin ... More >>
Shakespeare's vs. The Turf Restaurant & Pub When we're feeling a little low, the first stop is usually Tempe's Rula Bula for a pint and a plate of shepherd's pie. With ground beef, veggies, whipped potatoes and cheese, this dish is a comfort classic and one of the first things tha ... More >>
Colin Meloy Sings Live!
(Kill Rock Stars)
Oh, yes, there will be holograms
The Documentary (Moonshine Records/VHS)
Brenda Blethyn is on a roll in pro-pot comedy Saving Grace
Witty dialogue, driving music keep Human Traffic jammin'
My Name Is Joe offers up an unsentimental local hero