Naz Derboghossian, a key player in an alleged "crime ring" that owned Valley nightclubs and exotic car dealerships, has been sentenced to probation and a year in jail.
We covered this complex and fascinating case in a July 12 feature article. Derboghossian, a smooth-talking car expert and scamster ... More >>
Fair Ohs - Everything Is DancingImagine, if you will, that there exists somewhere out there a less shitty, English version of Vampire Weekend -- a band that employs Afropop stylings yet with more of an edge to their sound. East London trio Fairs Ohs are just that. The band does not don loafers an ... More >>
Maya DukmasovaExecutive Chef Stephen Toevs in the kitchen at Bistro 24Stephen Toevs (pronounced tay-vz) is the new Executive Chef at Bistro 24 at the Ritz-Carlton.
Originally from Bristol, Rhode Island, from an ethnically Portuguese family, Toevs cycled through a variety of jobs and career pro ... More >>
Rave On Buddy Holly, a 19-track tribute album, was released on June 28, 2011.Last week, Fantasy Records and Hear Music released Rave On Buddy Holly, a 19-track tribute album dedicated to the bespectacled rock and roll icon. Artists like Paul McCartney and Lou Reed cover Holly classics o ... More >>
Keyon FareghiThe sprawling Italian style villa that is Sassi looks like something out of a movie. You almost expect an old-school, mustached Italian proprietor to swing the door wide open and welcome you in with a kiss on either cheek. Come to find out, the guy who runs thing ... More >>
Executive Chef Payton Curry of The Original Caffe Boa on MillAve. and Caffe Boa Bistro is best known for championing the farm-to-tabledining philosophy in Arizona. What is the best dish your mother ever made?
My mother makes the world's greatest chicken noodle soup. It's something that I cr ... More >>
Brooklyn has become a mecca of sorts for indie rock in the past decade, with numerous new bands emerging from its brownstone-lined streetsI was listening to Sirius XMU yesterday while driving with the air conditioning on, since it's a balmy November in the Valley. On came a song by new indie/psyc ... More >>
When it comes to restaurant decor, good art is definitely the key to success. Sure, exotic hardwood tables and funky exposed brick walls go a long way, but if a cool place is decked in dime-a-dozen IKEA prints or fuzzy amateurish photos it can ruin the ambiance. And let's be honest, u ... More >>