You drive by prickly pear cactus everyday in the Valley. But chances are you didn't know every part of the plant is edible, and chefs around the Valley are making use of the Arizona native in their restaurants. We're not just talking about prickly pear margaritas, either. (Though there's a very go ... More >>
Pozole (pronounced poh-SOH-lay) just might be the ideal Mexican comfort food. Enjoyed nearly everywhere in Mexico and throughout the American Southwest, the hearty meat broth, laced with chile and enhanced with hominy (essentially dried maize kernels soaked in lime) boasts several variations. Most ... More >>
Image: Deanna Dent-- http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/slideshow/Mexico tourists wearing masks The swine flu situation in Arizona hasn't changed much since yesterday's post, except for a stockpiling of antiviral medications.Officials are telling Tucson media that Arizona still hasn't reported any cases ... More >>
The first batch of bands for SXSW, the large music industry trade show, conference and festival every year in Austin Texas, have been announced. Unlike my Coachella post earlier this week, the list comes straight form SXSW.com so we know it is right (but subject to change). This year's line up has a ... More >>
Custard's last stand
A county psychiatrist's indifferent treatment of a disturbed inmate leads to a courthouse hanging
John "Whites Only" Miranda is no bigot.
This PV pooch gives new meaning to the phrase "traveling companion"
Maná is huge in Latin America but still hopes to gain new fans in the U.S. Coors Light is helping their cause.
The Valley is now the prime way station for ruthless smugglers engaged in the lucrative trafficking of human cargo -- illegal immigrants
From all points south, they flock to a Sonoran bus station called "The Chicken Coop"
Kidnaped, tortured and nearly killed in a Mexican hellhole, a Phoenix entrepreneur wants to teach others about the perils of doing business south of the border
Cocaine from Mexico is the currency that drives gangster economics
Publisher wins right to print photos of immigrants who died after entering U.S.
Aspiring documentarian Carlos Gonzales is Ken Burns with needle tracks and frostbite
Small businesses continue to flee downtown Tempe. Restaurant Mexico is the latest.
The bandit Jesus Malverde has been dead for nearly a century. He's still wanted on both sides of the border.
Voters seem certain to do what the Arizona Legislature has repeatedly refused to do--ban cockfighting, and hasten the death of a way of life
A maquila worker's 600-kilometer trek to the farming village where she was born
Tejano superstar inspires ageneration of impersonation