This holiday season, Chow Bella asked some of our favorite writers to regale us with tales of the holidays -- and food. We're at the tale end this week, with New Year's. Today: Eric Schaefer on the joys horrors of a NYE birthday. See also: - Champagne: Good, Better, Best Options with Kimber Stoneh ... More >>
Biggs: "a certain bovine excrement type of swear word..."Could the Arizona Republican Party be any more obvious in its desire to quash the efforts of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, mainly because of that one word, "Independent"?What the heck are they afraid of? It's unlikely the G ... More >>
A young Frank Sinatra, after being arrested for "carrying on" with a married woman (which was a crime way back then). Not one of the things that makes him cool, but a damn good photo.When it comes to crooners, they don't get any cooler than Frank Sinatra. Over the course of his 60-year career, "O ... More >>
Senator Biggs: Thanking God every day for Ed McMahon It's apropos that state Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Andy Biggs, the man primarily responsible for a bill that will drive a Ryder Truck full of nitro through the state's Medicaid program, is himself a very wealthy man.He's not ric ... More >>
Jose Gonzalez Joe's Real BBQ's summertime temptation - mac & cheese, potato salad, and bbq chicken sandwich.Summertime is on full blast, which means that we're definitely in the midst of barbecue season. To tell the truth, though, while there's nothing more satisfying than serving up juic ... More >>
Here are a handful of shows that were just announced this week.
Where the girl is
Front line of the American Invasion
New Year's Eve events feature Indo-Pakistani beats
Wind down the weekend with dance
George Clooney impressively toys with the twisted delusions of a game-show producer
Critic beholds screen, sees miracles
For David Hans Schmidt, there's no business like ho business
It seems every fa-la-la-la-lousy Christmas recording is in light rotation, but not these holiday turkeys
Jane's Addiction tries to find relevance in a rock world it helped to shape
The recently rediscovered Lee Hazlewood finds his place among a new generation of fans
Refugees from war-torn lands find sanctuary under the Golden Arches
Goin' to Memphis
Hard 'N' Heavy (with marshmallow)
Alias Pink Puzz
Where were you when the lights didn't go out? All the dangers of Celebration 2000 that Phoenix shut-ins sat out.
In search of the historic double live album . . . who started it, and who finally finished it off?
After 40 years on the road, Paul Revere still works hard for the money
Rockabilly hero Ronnie Dawson is still crazy after all these years
With new book and home video, Paul McCartney tries to get in the last word on his fab past
Ronnie Dawson was a Dallas rockabilly sensation in 1958, but it took another 30 years for him to find the spotlight
Ten other zany dance crazes that shook the world
Hereafter, tunes extolling departed musicians should assume they might have a chance in hell
ZIGGY MARLEY AND THE MELODY MAKERS, PARLIAMENT, JEFFERSON STARSHIP
HANK BALLARD BROUGHT ROCK 'N' SEX OUT OF THE DARK AGES AND INTO THE HALL OF FAME. OH, YEAH, AND HE INVENTED THE TWIST!
THE BLOND BOMBER FROM TEXAS STILL HAS A LOTTA RHYTHM LEFT IN HIS ROCKIN' BONES