News production isn't a perfect science, as evidenced by some of our fellow Fourth Estate-ers of Phoenix.From an accidental C-bomb, to racial insensitivity, to slow news days, to a guy who's just makin' it up, and more, we bring you the 10 worst local media moments of 2013:
A DUI can happen to anyone who drinks and has a driver's license. And it's happened to a lot of us fellow Arizonans: 656 last Labor Day alone. That doesn't stop us from digging stories about politicians, celebrities, pro athletes or other notables who found themselves wasted and in handcuffs on the ... More >>
The Arizona Cardinals are best in the league at something, and it's certainly not offense, defense, or special teams.No, the Cards are the best in the league at avoiding being arrested.
The Scottsdale-based "The Dirty" website has received plenty of attention for its gossip-mongering since Nik Richie founded it in 2007. But Richie, (whose real name is Hooman Karamian,) has never had a summer like this. After posting the latest penis pics and sexting threads of New York mayoral can ... More >>
Senator John McCain's latest Web ad's getting a lot of attention lately and some say it went a little over the line.The ad spoofs J.D. Hayworth's gig as an infomercial pitchman by portraying the Senate hopeful as a spokesman for an array of products that seem to mock every stupid thing Hayworth's ... More >>
Hungry yet?We're working up our appetites for our huge Best of Phoenix issue, out September 30, with daily servings of Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes from across the Valley -- in no particular orderLeave your suggestions for upcoming favorites in the comments section.Visit o ... More >>
www.spineaz.comGame five of the NBA Western Conference Finals are tonight in Los Angeles and, for the Phoenix Suns, the game has been called the most important game since the Charles Barkley era. The Suns and the Lakers are tied at two in the series and in order for the Suns to m ... More >>
I walked into the Rhythm Room on Thursday evening for the Yeasayer show and surveyed the crowd. Immediately, I saw signs of potential trouble: The joint was lousy with hipsters. There were three Ben Gibbard look-alikes within 10 feet of me, and between them, they'd consumed enough PBR to drown a ... More >>
The Bobcats' Stephen Jackson lit up the Suns last night.Finally, it's official: The Suns suck. With that strong start, we wanted to believe. Oh, how we wanted to believe! But after heart-breaking back-to-back losses to Utah Monday night and Charlotte last night, we're giving u ... More >>
Up your cool cred by seeing LeBron and the Cavs
Its circa 1993 at US Airways Center
from www.grantwoods.com Don't quit that day job just yet, Grant. You know, power-brokerin' 'n' stuff... I don't think Carson Daly or Jay Leno'll be breaking a sweat over this one any time soon, but I just got a little promo e-mail in my in-box announcing the launch of ex-Arizona Attorney Gene ... More >>
Before we jump into the review, here are a few stats you should know about Cedric the Entertainer's show at Celebrity Theater last night. Number of performing comedians: 5 (including host Cedric and Aries Spears, Deray Davis, Tommy Davidson, and Kevin Hart) Number of comedians in the audience who ... More >>
Yeah, it was a terrible call. In the last seconds of regulation against Denver with the score tied 103-103, Grant Hill drove toward the basket and was tripped by Nuggets forward Dahntay Jones. Hill hit the hardwood. Tripped, and no call by head referee Dick Bavetta (pictured, the ref who famously r ... More >>
We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: Charles Barkley's Blood Alcohol Level Nearly Extreme at .149; Leaving P ... More >>
It's a parent's ultimate nightmare: A child snatched from the street in mere seconds by an unknown kidnapper, never to be seen or heard from again. Ten years ago in Mesa, it happened to the family of Mikelle Biggs. Forecast for tomorrow morning calls for possible heavy meteor showers. The Border Pa ... More >>
Beastly fun at Atomic Comics
Another week full of random acts of stupidity
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