All bad things must come to an end, or so we were told by countless teasers and promo adds for the final season of Breaking Bad. Looking back on how we got to the conclusion, it's easy to see all the fantastic attributes that made Bad so good. The writers and directors incorporated stunning visuals ... More >>
Alexus Poulette Poulette plays Aldonza in the musical, Man of La Mancha, performed by the Scottsdale Musical Theater Company tonight, December 28, through Sunday, December 30. For tickets, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? The ... More >>
When it comes to hip-hop, cadence is everything. Well, maybe not everything, but a rapper's flow is a damn big deal. Whether you're making a club banger or flexing your lyrical chops, delivery makes or breaks a jam. Phoenix emcee Sar KAZum knows this, so he looked to hip-hop heavyweights like KRS-O ... More >>
As anyone who's seen the Leo DiCaprio flick Catch Me If You Can is likely to attest, being a commercial pilot is a certainly a pimp experience. Sky captains certainly command plenty of respect (unless they're unlucky enough to get caught on tape spewing vulgarities), which is one of the things that ... More >>
See also: Treasure Mammal's SxSW "Real Talk Diaries" by Tye Rabens We see our first hipster in the Las Cruces, New Mexico gas station; we must be getting closer to SXSW. We gunned it in the rented Kia Forte straight to El Paso, where we have a fly-by, "gas station money" gig at a place called M's ... More >>
Faced with the choice of sticking to principles or attending a fun-filled fall conference in Phoenix on the public dime, guess what politicians from El Paso, Texas and Washington State are doing? That's right -- margaritas and networking! Whoo-hoo! In fact, the Natio ... More >>
BY LAUREN WISE After a two-year break, The Mars Volta has wrapped up their sixth studio album, the follow-up to 2009's Octahedron. Yet-to-be-titled, the album is slated for release in 2012. But don't worry, we wouldn't leave you hanging out there without a little taste. Songs from the album re ... More >>
Two Arizona cities (that happen to be home to a large number of Arizona State University students) are ranked in the top 10 when it comes to rudest cities in the English-speaking world.According to a study conducted by the Foursquare social network, Tempe ranks No. 6 when it comes to rudeness, wi ... More >>
President Obama has signed into law a measure that requires that all prospective Customs and Border Protection employees undergo a polygraph test.It seems like a no-brainer, especially considering that federal officials who investigate corruption within the agency say that polygraph ... More >>
In the next month, student groups at all four ASU campuses will vote on a proposed smoking ban. The ban would prohibit smoking anywhere on campus, and university administration says it is likely to accept the votes. If the ban passes, ASU would join about 381 colleges in the U.S. that prohibit sm ... More >>
Big Surf water park in Tempe will close at the end of Labor Day, perhaps for good. Golfland Entertainment Centers, which has operated the park since 1991, announced yesterday it will cease operations of the park to focus on its other ventures. The El Paso-based company that owns Big Surf has not ... More >>
KonGeror Dreams of Post-Rap Glory in the Frigid North Woods
Curiosity's driven me to write a little follow-up to my post Wednesday about the WASPy wieners at Skull and Bones being sued by the heirs of the Apache warrior Geronimo. They're suing because it's rumored that Yale's secret society has possession of Geronimo's skull, you see. Accordin ... More >>
Norteamericanos cant go home again in acclaimed new book
Now with misunderstood lowriders!
The season college hoops smashed the color barrier
Frances the Mute
For most Mexicans who're flooding our borders, it's a life-or-death choice
Undocumented workers constitute the biggest political issue in Arizona. But do we want to send them packing?
COLORS paints the town
The recent gas crisis should inspire reform
The members of Sparta leave At the Drive-In, expectations and a so-called hiatus behind
California eats lots of power, but it doesn't like growing its own power plants. Instead, Arizona is becoming the new power farm for the Coast.
From the week of November 30, 2000
Eschewing overt dogma, Texas rockers At the Drive-In don't encourage riot, they embody it
Trashman misses his brush with God's organ grinder
Marty Robbins is gone, but Ronny Robbins fiercely defends his father's hard-won integrity
The I-10 Chronicles
The diary of a promising student describes many pitfalls
A recent gift of pottery leaves ASU's art museum wondering where to stack its wares
It's do-or-die time for Joe "Soulman" Valiente and the most infamous band in the Valley
Bobby Fuller billed himself "The Rock & Roll King of the Southwest." His reign was short. He dropped acid, died young and left behind some of the wildest rock guitar ever.
Politician who favors mountain-lion hunting gets Internet death threats; but did FBI arrest the wrong Web browser?
WHILE THE BORDER PATROL IS ATTACKING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IN CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS, THE AGENCY IS LITERALLY RETREATING IN ARIZONA. THE RESULTS ARE COSTLY AND DANGEROUS.