Unite and Take Over Vol. 2, Record Store Day variant cover by Jason PedersenOne of our favorite Kickstarter success stories was last year's Unite and Take Over, a graphic collection of songs inspired by the lyrics of The Smiths.
Editor and writer Shawn Demumbrum took to the crowd-funding s ... More >>
"It's like the Discovery Channel, with beer." Nerd Nite at Carly's Bistro is an informal gathering that goes down every so often, featuring noted (or not so noted) authors, experts, or fans sounding off on a nerdy topic of their choosing. Thursday, June 30, Arizona Republic and New Times contrib ... More >>
Victor PalaganoWeird Al on stage at Celebrity Theatre.Weird AlCelebrity Theatre, PhoenixAugust 12, 2010Last night, I went to a multimedia pop extravaganza: A virtual who's who of past and present Top-40 artists was represented, from Michael Jackson to the Biebs to Lady Gaga!Except they weren't th ... More >>
Courtesy of Daft Punk'dEveryone likes Daft Punk (or at least claims to). At this point it's considered socially unacceptable not to at least "respect" the duo's music as being "influential" (this response was originally created by people who don't like the Beatles but don't want to argue abou ... More >>
Glee panel at San Diego's Comic-Con.Every time you turn around, it seems like Glee has found another way to make headlines, while simultaneously luring in unsuspecting youth and sterilizing everything about music culture for them. Our writers have just about had enough of them, and yet, the show ... More >>
We're done with resolutions to eat healthfully and quit our vices. This year we're resolving to reconnect with our nerdolicious self -- basically to let our geek flag fly. And it looks like we won't be alone. 2010 is shaping up to be the year of the geek, with scores of ... More >>
Cannibals, cops, bird flu: All three of these things have grabbed headlines before, but probably not simultaneously. That's where comic book creator John Layman comes in. His runaway hit series Chew follows the adventures of Tony Chu, a detective turned FDA agent who lives in a world where chicken m ... More >>
If you're a fan of progressive rock band A Life of Science, get ready to experience the band in comic book form as the band releases 'The Apneist,' a comic that supplements their debut album of the same name.
X-Men. Archie. Sailor Moon. If you thought comic books were limited to namby-pamby superhero tales, Manga and All-American "good guy" serials like Richie Rich and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, take a peek at local artist J. Scooter Harris' graphic novel/comic book serie ... More >>
Since the release of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra was announced, geeks everywhere have been gearing up for the movie with previews, Comic-Con spoilers and of course toys. Not to say that G.I. Joe is a nerd-only endeavor -- every self-respecting American kid in the decades between 1960-1990 had at ... More >>
Luke Holwerda Does anyone remember this guy? He's Maja, the local rapper, lyricist and anime-enthusiast who Benjamin Leatherman profiled back in 2007 because of his unique brand of hip-hop, which he called a "fusion of urban culture and dorkdom chic."
Well, it's been a few years, but his name ... More >>
Once a year when the sun it at its strongest, dedicated geeks nationwide (and in some cases, worldwide) make the long, arduous pilgrimage to the shores of California. The journey is long, but the benefits are many. Geeks are cured of their lousy-summer-blockbuster-ennui. Dedicated purveyors of nerd ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
David Irving, the Cowardly Holocaust Denier, and His Gal Friday Jaenelle Antas
Up on the Sun ... More >>