A new study by Harvard researchers has found that women who regularly eat refined grains like pasta are at greater risk of developing depression. The study, published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, tracked 43,000 women over 12 years and found that those who ate foods such as pasta, ch ... More >>
You know that feeling when you wake up on Monday and the world is dark and gloomy and you just want to crawl back in bed? But then you smell a pot of coffee brewing in the kitchen (thank goodness for auto brew) and suddenly there's hope. By the time you're two cups in, life seems cheery again. Sci ... More >>
Reuter's has an interesting video that gives viewers a look into the world of Momofuku's kitchen test lab, where chefs and microbiologists team up to create novel tastes and textures using humble common bacteria in interesting ways. Momofuku's chef David Chang is pretty adamant about his desire to u ... More >>
Congratulations to the New Times reader who goes by the handle david saint, you are the proud winner of this week's New Times You Write the Caption contest.On Friday, we asked readers to provide what they thought would be an appropriate caption for the above photo of Governor Jan Brewer humiliati ... More >>
Rich Legg / IstockBurgers as a passive form of birth control? It's true. The Sun reports fertility doctors from Harvard University and the University of Murcia, Spain, have discovered that healthy young men between the ages of 18 and 22 who ate a high proportion of junk food had poorer quali ... More >>
Remember "Like a G6," Far East Movement's bangin' club anthem about getting slizzard in a blizzard with a mizzard and a tizzard? It was a pretty cool song, I guess. Last year, I mean.Arizona State University students are apparently still listening to the song. Also, uploading parody videos using th ... More >>
Paul SchwennesenPaul Schwennesen from Double Check Ranch raises grassfed beef in the San Pedro Valley east of Phoenix. He has a master's degree in government from Harvard and we wonder if he raises smart cows, too. We asked Paul to describe his perfect food day.
courtesy Wei of Chocolatechocolate cake ingredient prep Lisa Reinhardt is the CEO and chocolatier behind Wei of Chocolate, a unique Phoenix chocolate business combining the health benefits of dark chocolate with homeopathic floral essence infusions. In our Sweet Talk with Lisa she revealed her ... More >>
flickr.com/creative commons/Daniel Semper Last week local chefs shared restaurant predictions with Michele Laudig, and Wynter Holden mused about her high hopes for Steampunk cooking to trend in 2011. Taking a look closer to hearth and home, here are trends we think will influence the way we garde ... More >>
If Elena Kagan wants to be the next justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, she's gonna have to do it without the support of "The Maverick."Arizona Senator John McCain will not support Kagan's rise to the country's highest bench and he explains why in an op-ed piece he wrote for USA Today, wh ... More >>
If you pick up a copy of the brand new New Times (or, I guess, just click this link) you'll come across my latest Sonic Truth column, a followup to the "Downtown is Ovah" column I penned predicting that the demise of Modified Arts will lead to a shift of live music and local bands to Tempe. Hopef ... More >>
A feel-good education story? Here it is.
from the White House Obama cares about racial profiling when it's a pal from Harvard. How about when it's a Latino in Maricopa County? You don't have to be a Harvard prof to note the smiling hypocrisy of President Barack Obama's comments last night on racial profiling. Just hours after ... More >>
thedailyshow.com Headed out to the big ASU commencement tonight? Be sure to check this out first. "The Harvard of Date Rape." Instant classic!
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart M - Th 11p / 10c Arizona State Snubs Obama thedailyshow.com Daily ShowFull Episodes Economic Crisis Political HumorIn case you haven't seen this, it's a must... Why did Arizona State University snub President Barack Obama on a worthless, honorary sheepski ... More >>
When life gives you lemons...An old friend of mine heard this from one of our Catholic school teachers back in the day and we both agreed that the saying was so annoying, it made us want to kick that teacher in the crotch.But if there's a person out there making lemonade, it's Bernard Khoury.Khoury, ... More >>
The Arizona Guardian online news outfit that we told you about after its launch last month has gone to a sort of pay-per-view format and now wants up to $150 a month from subscribers. For that lofty price, four former East Valley Tribune staffers (with help from their sponsor, De ... More >>
Harvard economics prof George Borjas, raking it in at $625 per hour... You get what you pay for, and County Attorney Candy "Lil' Joe" Thomas definitely got what he paid for with our money when he hired Harvard economist George Borjas to analyze the possible effects of the new employer sanctions law ... More >>
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Kissin' concrete in Tempe
Yet another reason for McDonald's to use Spanish
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Anybody got a good anagram for "crap"?
Elijah Wood a soccer thug? Not bloody likely
Weezer's auteur takes a tentative step into the real world
Real men do eat ceviche
Think your kid could be the next Shea Hillenbrand or Curt Schilling? Hook him up with the major leaguers in metro Phoenix youth baseball.
Tempe's evening entertainment is all wet
The University of Arizona's push to become one of the nation's great research institutions has paid off -- but at what cost to the state, faculty and students?
'They're fighting for their careers, for their reputations, for their money.'
The Remains of Tom Lehrer (Rhino)