Brooklyn-based rapper El-P has had a tumultuous last few years. After reaching the Billboard Top 100 in 2007 with I'll Sleep When You're Dead, he lost his friend and musical collaborator Camu Tao the next year. In 2010, he chose to close up his label Definitive Jux, an indie rap cornerstone that inc ... More >>
How's this for irony in literature:A state summer-reading list's Web link to a site about George Orwell states that accessing the page may result in "malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent." Orwellian, no? But instead of the pervasive government that Orwell deemed "B ... More >>
In the introduction to his new book of essays, "I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams" (University of Minnesota Press), Mark Dery lays out the foundation that shores up every one of these short, sharp, well-turned pieces: American Gothic, as epitomized by ... More >>
ASU West presents flick on food issues
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The winged wonder on bong laws, a coffee table art book on (yes) Phoenix and the 12-drink minimum at FBR
Leaving the scene of the Crime
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Imagine Joe Arpaio as a dewy intellectual, and you've got County Attorney wanna-be Andy Thomas
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Diamond Dave rants on fashion, being a digital gigolo, rival/tourmate Sammy Hagar and a pending lawsuit
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Student newspaper editor takes issue with Yavapai Community College president.
Kool Keith and his multiple aliases take listeners on a real warped tour
Subtle it's not, but actor Frank Whaley's Joe the King gets the job done
Action-packed The Matrix sends you reeling through an alternative reality
Not every anthropologist can digest Christy Turner's theory that the Anasazi were cannibals
The laid-back intensity of the Diamondbacks' $10 million man
Methamphetamine labs are springing up all over--in homes, apartments, motels. Who's making sure the toxins left behind are cleaned up? Nobody.
Creepy parallel lives
Our critic ventures to the Great White North, looking for the Worthy and Undistributed