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    September 18, 2014

    Sixteen Stupid Hats Musicians Love Wearing

    Recently, my enemies have been accusing me of having a problem with hats. Maybe it's because I am (predictably) a bald, pale music critic, and wearing a hat makes me look like a Nosferatu vampire-creature. But personally, I think someone's choice of headwear can tell a lot about a person -- usually ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    Casting Martin Scorsese's New Ramones Movie

    By Jesse Sendejas Jr. A couple weekends ago, word got out that an upcoming Ramones biopic would be helmed by one of America's greatest living filmmakers, Martin Scorsese. The movie would be one of several band-related projects slated for 2016, the 40th anniversary of the bruddas' debut album, Ramone ... More >>

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    September 11, 2014

    11 New Sponsor Ideas for US Airways Center

    US Airways and American Airlines merged at the end of last year, and in 2015, the airline formerly know as US Airways' sponsorship deal with end. American Airlines already has the American Airlines Center in Dallas and the American Airlines Arena in Miami, so there's no need for the company to buy t ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    5 Best Places to Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Jade Bar Today There's a lot of good stuff going on at the newly renovated Jade Bar of Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain. The lounge offers stunning views of the surrounding area for one, as well as a pretty impressive cocktail program courtesy of master mixologist Ryan Margarian. Their specialty c ... More >>

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    May 2, 2014

    10 Things Your Fellow Restaurant Patrons Really Don't Want You To Do

    At this point, we've spilled the beans on what your sommelier, your server, your bartender, your pastry chef, and your hostess really don't you want to do. And while those service industry professionals are entitled to rant and rave about the day-to-day dilemma that is serving food and beverage to t ... More >>

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    January 3, 2014

    Top 10 States Where Men Allegedly Have the Largest Penises: Arizona Makes the Cut

    Listen, we're not the ones who come up with this stuff. We're just the messengers.That said, some industry research allegedly shows which states have the men with the largest penises. That industry research is that of an online condom retailer, Condomania, which gathered information on where it was ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    10 Craziest Phoenix Crimes of the Month: December

    No matter how many police reports we read through on a monthly basis, the criminal creativity, stupidity, and craziness never ceases to amaze us.Just when you think you've seen it all, there's always something worse. From a pair of seriously disturbing murders, to a cop gone wild, to a lonely guy sn ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Top 10 Arizona Gun Stories of 2013

    There are just four states where guns are so popular that they have an official state gun -- and you bet Arizona's one of them.From gun laws, crimes, statistics, accidents, and trends, there's been a lot of gun-related news around Arizona this year. We bring you our top 10 gun stories for 2013:

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    December 2, 2013

    10 Craziest Phoenix Crimes of the Month: November

    No matter how many police reports we read through on a monthly basis, the criminal creativity, stupidity, and craziness never ceases to amaze us.Just when you think you've seen it all, there's always something worse. From a crime spree sparked by a fear of Alice Cooper's restaurant, to a new pot-smu ... More >>

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    November 30, 2013

    Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

    In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:

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    November 27, 2013

    50 Things Arizonans Should Not Be Thankful For This Year

    Well, Arizonans, while you can decide on your own what you might be giving thanks for this Thanksgiving, we can tell you some things you shouldn't be thankful for.In fact, we found 50 ways in which you can give no thanks this year:

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    November 1, 2013

    10 Craziest Phoenix Crimes of the Month: October

    No matter how many police reports we read through on a monthly basis, the criminal creativity, stupidity, and craziness never ceases to amaze us.Just when you think you've seen it all, there's always something worse. From a teenager tossing her newborn baby out of a window, to a crime inspired by th ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    13 Arizonans Killed in "Accidental" Shootings So Far This Year

    There have been at least 13 people "accidentally" shot and killed in Arizona this year.Just last week, 27-year-old Florence resident Robert DeArman III was killed after he was checking out a friend's gun, and handed it back. One of the men accidentally pulled the trigger during the exchange, and DeA ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    12 Arizonans Killed in "Accidental" Shootings So Far This Year

    There have been at least 12 people "accidentally" shot and killed in Arizona this year.Just this week, a Pinal County man tried to "scare" his girlfriend by pointing a gun at her and pulling the trigger. There was a bullet in that gun, and the Pinal County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Ramiro De ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013

    Top 10 Arizona-Themed Halloween Costumes, Part Two

    With Halloween just a couple weeks away, we have more Arizona-themed costume ideas for you.We told you our first 10 choices for Arizona Halloween costumes last week, so here's part two, including our next 10 favorites:

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    October 3, 2013

    11 Arizonans Killed in "Accidental" Shootings So Far This Year

    There have been at least 11 people "accidentally" shot and killed in Arizona this year.Just this week, a 24-year-old Phoenix woman was killed after her boyfriend's gun discharged as he pulled it out of his waistband. See the details on the 11 shootings below.

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    October 1, 2013

    Five Ways to Beat the Government Shutdown in Arizona

    In case you're just tuning in to reality today, the federal government's closed.Well, kind of -- things like military paychecks, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid payments are still expected to be doled out. Border Patrol's still operating, so is the Postal Service, and if you're accused of a ... More >>

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    September 28, 2013

    Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

    In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:

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    September 26, 2013

    10 Arizona Towns With the Best Names

    Not every town in Arizona has a name its townspeople ought to be ashamed of, as we explored in our list of the 10 Arizona towns with the worst names.Now, we'll give you the list of the 10 best-named towns in Arizona:

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    September 21, 2013

    Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

    In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:

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    September 17, 2013

    10 Arizona Towns With the Worst Names

    You know who sucks at naming towns? A lot of people who have set up shop in Arizona.Check out the 10 worst names for Arizona towns -- including towns like Santa Claus, Arizona, and Nothing, Arizona -- below:

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    September 11, 2013

    10 Arizona "Dumb Laws" That Are Complete Horse S**t

    Did you know it's against the law in Arizona to have sexual relations with a rodeo clown in an elevator on Tuesdays?No? That's probably because that "dumb law," like nearly every "dumb law" you've ever heard about Arizona, is complete horse shit. Check out 10 such laws that are attributed to Arizona ... More >>

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    September 2, 2013

    5 Things To Eat and Drink This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Micah's Menu at Bar Crudo Tuesday, September 3 This Tuesday Phoenix's New American eatery Crudo is launching a daily cocktail-paired menu created by chef/owner Cullen Campbell and mixologist/owner Micah Olson. Every day the duo will craft a new three-course dinner with cocktail pairings that will b ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    10 Arizonans Killed in "Accidental" Shootings So Far This Year

    There have been at least 10 people "accidentally" shot and killed in Arizona this year.Just this week, a 56-year-old Prescott Valley man was killed after he asked his wife to grab his shotgun for him, and the gun discharged during the transfer, fatally wounding him.

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    April 5, 2013

    Top 5 Favorite Events at the 2013 Scottsdale Culinary Festival

    Over 100 restaurants, dozens of chefs, 20 events, countless wine and spirit selections, and 35,000 hungry guests? It must be the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. See also: - Caramelpalooza 2013: An Illustrated Field Guide for April 5 - Friendly House Hosts 78th Annual Tamale Dinner This Friday at City ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Five Places to Eat, Drink and Celebrate for Mardi Gras in Metro Phoenix

    We're usually looking for a reason to convince our more responsible friends to go out drinking on a Tuesday night, which is why Fat Tuesday is one of our favorite days of the year. As much as we wish we could pack our bags and hit Bourbon Street for authentic eats and Hurricanes, we'll be celebratin ... More >>

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    September 3, 2012

    Top 10 Knitted Foods

    What better way to show our love of food than to create it using yarn? These knitted creations -- a hamburger, pizza, even shrimp -- may not taste like the real thing, but they're cool enough to drool over anyway. And our number one pick, from the Delectable series by artist Ed Bing Lee, is featur ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    Julia Child Restaurant Week Specials at Five Metro Phoenix Restaurants

    See also: Listen to Guns N' Roses, Watch Julia Child Threaten to Eat Vegetarians See also: Christopher Gross Compares Truffle Oil to Heroin and Dishes on the Foie Gras Ban Even though Julia Child stood at an impressive 6' 2", it's clear that she never looked down upon any determined cook. During Ju ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    From High Tea to Fish and Chips, Seven Places to Get a Taste of Britain in Metro Phoenix

    See also: Five Must-See Summer Olympics Parties See also: The Best and Worst Olympic Theme Songs in History In case you don't remember from last time the Olympics rolled around, watching athletes burn hundreds of calories can really get you thinking...about dinner. And since we're about to be bomba ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Lucha Libre Tostilocos from Barrio Queen

    Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the valley. This week: Lucha Libre Tostilocos from Barrio Queen Tequileria ¿Como se dice?: Tos ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Top Ten Places to Snag Your Holiday Tamales

    Flickr- Big Rick Crappy Photos A Southwest holiday must: steamed tamales wrapped in corn husks. ​'Tis the season for tamales! If you've spent any time in the Southwest you know we do cocoa and cookies around the holidays just like everywhere else, but that the holiday season just isn't the ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Dia de los Muertos Eats: Pan de Muerto and Calaveras de Azucar

    Flickr- Alex BarthColorful sugar skulls decorated with royal icing, tin foil, beads, and other decorative touches.​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusua ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    7 Kiddie Breakfasts We Still Scarf When Nobody's Looking

    Flickr- RakkaPop Tarts will always have a place in our pantry.​As a kid you grow up thinking you're going to eat ice cream for breakfast every day when you're an adult, because mom ain't around to tell you otherwise! Then you wake up one day and realize your pantry is stocked with Fiber One and Ka ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Pozole Blanco from Taco Nazo

    Erica O'Neil A hearty bowl of pozole packed with pork and hominy from Taco Nazo.​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the Vall ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    Sopes from Los Favoritos Taco Shop

    Flickr- MMChicago A sope topped with meat, cheese, and other tasty goodness.​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the Valley. ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Pastel Tres Leches from La Tolteca

    Erica O'Neil La Tolteca's colorful pastel tres leches is kid-friendly, or fit for your inner child. ​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexic ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Cheladas y Micheladas, Spice Up Your Next Cantina Visit

    Flickr- karlo Crack this version of a chelada only under duress. Homemade is the way to go.​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Chilaquiles from Guerrero's Mexican Food

    Erica O'Neil Chilaquiles from Guerrero's in all their saucy glory. ​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the valley. This wee ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Paletas from Realeaza Michoacana

    Flickr- douglemoinePaleta explosion! Colorful options aplenty. More than enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. ​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mex ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Rumen: Menudo Blanco from La Tolteca

    Erica O'Neil An offal bowl of menudo blanco from La Tolteca, with homemade corn tortillas on the side. ​Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompasse ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Elote: Mexican Grilled Corn from Tortas Paquime

    Flickr- Luis Peraza Ears of corn, ready to become elote with a dip in some mayo, a splash of lime, and a sprinkle of cheese 'n' chile..​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highl ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Pork Cheeks: Pig Jowls from BLT Steak

    Erica O'Neil Fork-tender, smoked pork jowls from BLT steak. ​Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompasses all those taboo edibles that don't make t ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Dos Ranchitos Pork Cracklins: Fried Backfat

    Erica O'Neil A crispy mound of Dos Ranchitos pork cracklins. ​Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompasses all those taboo edibles that don't make ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Aguas Frescas from Any Mexican Place Worth Its Sal

    Flickr- martintoy Bright and colorful aguas frescas, aguas con leche, y horchatas. ​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some of the more unusual Mexican finds in the v ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Thymus Glands: Fried Sweetbreads from Big Earl's BBQ

    Erica O'NeilA basket of deep fried thymus glands-- sweetbreads from Big Earl's BBQ.​Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompasses all those taboo edibles t ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Chicken Hearts: Hearts-on-a-Stick from The Brazilian Bull

    Flickr- Kristian Golding Shot through the heart, and you're to blame. Chicken hearts, churrascaria-style.​Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced awful) encompas ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Cold Jellyfish Salad: Lao Ching Hing

    Flickr- gaoboStacks of preserved, dried jellyfish ready for purchase. ​Erica O'NeilCold jellyfish salad from Lao Ching Hing.​Despite what the supermarket aisle may lead you to believe, there's more to an animal than neatly wrapped styrofoam trays of meat. From tongue to tail, offal (pronounced a ... More >>

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    February 16, 2010

    Cartel's Grand Opening Party, Crack Pie and The Wafflizer in Today's Eater's Digest

    An early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives. ​ Tonight is the grand opening celebration of Cartel Coffee Lab's second shop located at 1 N. 1st Street in Downtown Phoenix. Head on down between 5 and 9 for free food, music and a raffle. At Momofuku in New Yo ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    The "Boozy Bird" Gives A Reason To Be Thankful

    Flickr Creative Commons​So, news on the street is that a Midtown Manhattan spot called O'Casey's Tavern is serving up a 100-proof turkey this Thanksgiving. We can't decide if this is repulsive or amazing, but after a long day of cooking and family quibbling on the big T-day, we'll probably be ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    John Paul Mitchell, Candidate for Governor, Had Picture of Topless Roommate on Photo Site

    Does this count as bad PR, or good? John Paul Mitchell, a Republican candidate for governor, shares a Flickr photo account with his female roommate, and -- according to him -- she uploaded a picture of herself posing topless. A political consultant found the picture and published it along with crit ... More >>

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