Dan Deacon @ Crescent Ballroom|10/18/12Dan Deacon's live shows are not only deafening, they're legendary. I've heard of his infamous methods of crowd participation, playing on the floor, surrounded by his fans, even using coercion to get everyone to play along. Basically, he'll unsympathetically poi ... More >>
See also: We Spoke to Lamb of God's Chris Adler Before the Band's Future Was Up in the Air See also: Lamb of God Controversy: Tempe Metal Band TOAD Sounds Off The continued incarceration of Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic in alleged connection with the death of a fan in 2010 ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer signed House Bill 2563, which allows high schools to offer classes on "how the Bible has influenced Western culture," although nothing requires youngsters to take the class.It also creates and exemption for the Bible from a law that says "all books, publications, papers and aud ... More >>
Under Arizona law, "all books, publications, papers and audiovisual materials of a sectarian, partisan or denominational character" are prohibited from public schools and their libraries.Thanks to Governor Jan Brewer's signature on House Bill 2563, that law now excludes the Bible.The Bible's been de ... More >>
Kudos to Channel 12's Brahm Resnik for this story about state Senate President Russell Pearce landing in scalding H2O with his own Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was at the same recent Republican Legislative District 18 meeting, and when I learned about the footage of it availab ... More >>
Warren Jeffs survived self-imposed starvation.About three weeks after failing to starve himself to death while rotting in a Texas prison, child-raping cult leader Warren Jeffs has been released from the hospital and taken back to the big house.Jeffs, the former leader of the Fundamentalist Church ... More >>
www.article.wn.comWarren JeffsWarren Jeffs, the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was in a Texas courtroom today, where he was sentenced to life in prison today for sexually assaulting two underage followers of his breakaway sect of the Mormon Church.See fo ... More >>
courtesy of Scripps College Gabrielle Giffords in Mennonite garb, 1993. An eclectic collection of politically involved Arizona women have graduated from Scripps College, Gabrielle Giffords' alma mater. Margaret Hance, Phoenix mayor from 1976-83 went there. Class of '45. So did Ann Symin ... More >>
eclecticrecipes.comHungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Going GreekSeptember 23 - 26 spend an evening down south for the Tucson Greek Festival at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Live music, Dancing and of course plenty of food. Everything fro ... More >>
Victor PalaganoLamb Of God performing at this year's Mayhem Festival. For more picture from the concert click here.Virginia metal band Lamb Of God is not playing a secret show in Tempe anytime soon. How do we know? The band sent out a press release clarifying that a Lamb Of God-related event in m ... More >>
You know you wanna find out what his top 10 list is like...No. This is not the start of a really bad or tasteless joke. Recently, the Vatican's newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano came out with a list of the ten best rock/pop albums. And the results may be surprising. In no particular order they are: ... More >>
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted yesterday to require that a copy of the Ten Commandments be placed in front of the old state capitol. The bill calls for the Legislative Council to seek donations for erection of the monument, and will now go to the full Senate for final approval...A dog ... More >>
Cynical tale details 1600s-era church strife
Hellfire and damnation came to a Mesa Kingdom Hall last month in the form of an arsonist who lit up the place. The fire caused $500,000 in damage to the building, a church for Jehovah's Witnesses. As it turns out, this wasn't retribution by a jealous god, nor the devious act of a pe ... More >>
If you know anything about Mormons, it's that they typically avoid coffee and other products with caffeine. Yet many Mormons recognize that caffeine isn't exactly heroin, and there appears to be a healthy debate within the Church of Latter Day Saints over the use of the drug. In the wake of an expl ... More >>
The winged wonder speaks for Jesus when it says: Keep Father Dale on his "electronic" leash! Plus, inside local Hollyweird casting calls
Oy, Hassidic reggae
In Arizona, John Feit's an angel of mercy. In south Texas, many believe the ex-priest's a rapist and murderer
The "asylums" depicted in The Magdalene Sisters undermine both the Catholic Church and the popular image of Ireland
A priest is freed on a technicality. But it was the bishop who freed him to prey.
In the face of two indictments, Bishop O'Brien has gone back into hiding
Bishop Thomas O'Brien is banking on attorney Michael Manning to save the soul of the Phoenix Diocese. The problem: O'Brien still has demons in his office.
Mistress' ministry melds Mormonism, magic and tropical fruit
Letters from the week of May 30, 2002
Letters from the week of May 16, 2002
County Supervisor Don Stapley made a killing on a shady development and sank the profits into a mansion. Then he told the tax assessor to value his estate at $863,000 -- while listing it for sale at $2.5 million.
The Third Miracle may make a believer out of you
As demonic-possession thrillers go, Stigmata's no head-turner
Raising hell in the Valley's Christian punk scene
he 80-somethings at retirement home Desert Crest face eviction. But that's just business, says the home's owner--which happens to be an agency of the Roman Catholic church.
The struggle to undo Mesa's antismoking law ranges from the reasonable to the hysterical
Preacher, peddler, Beltway meddler