The release of the David Fincher film Gone Girl, featuring a soundtrack by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, continues a trend that began a few years ago: prominent electronic/industrial musicians from the 1990s and 2000s carving out a new niche for themselves by scoring feature films. The big beats of ... More >>
It was meant to deliver a blow to Ruben Gallego's campaign for a seat in Arizona Seventh Congressional District, but it seems like a complaint suggesting he was "misrepresenting" himself to voters by using various names created an opportunity for the politician to talk about his hardscrabble life an ... More >>
For the second time in as many years, an Arizona lawmaker has delivered a non-prayer to the House of Representatives.Last year, it was Democratic Representative Juan Mendez who spoke about his "secular humanist tradition" instead of delivering a prayer, and today Democratic Representative Ruben Gall ... More >>
As I've said before about Arizona's ethically-challenged Attorney General Tom Horne, you can tell a man from Harvard, but you can't tell him much. Which is no doubt why the Harvard-grad persists in some of the dumbest, self-destructive activity possible for a public official. Take the AG's latest s ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer, recalled redneck pol Russell Pearce, Brewer's "brain" Chuck Coughlin, and Attorney General Tom "Hit-and-Run" Horne best hope and pray there is no afterlife. Because if there is, I virtually can assure them that they, along with their pal Sheriff Joe, will roast in a hot tub o ... More >>
The recent acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin is of particular relevance to Arizona. In many ways, Florida is as racist and as gun crazy as Arizona, though here in Sand Land, the divide is Latino/Anglo more than anything else. Like a lot of folks, I've been perplexed by ... More >>
Hey ya, the weekend is here. So get off the couch and go dancing, Phoenix. Maybe these shows: Our Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend.
As of Thursday, Andrew Thomas, Lisa Aubuchon, and Rachel Alexander no longer will be able to practice law in Arizona.A disciplinary panel of the Arizona Supreme Court ordered the trio's disbarment on April 10, and court officials stated that the order would become effective on May 10. The former Mar ... More >>
Incubus has been a longtime favorite band for alternative rock fans. Now in their twentieth year together, Incubus released their seventh studio album this summer, entitled If Not Now, When?. Multi-instrumentalist and bassist Ben Kenney, former member of The Roots, joined the band in 2003 an ... More >>
Horne, born in Canada to Nazi-fleeing parents, knows better...or shouldGovernor Jan Brewer and Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne have issued a joint press release denouncing the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' 2-1 decision today upholding District Court Judge Susan R. Bolton's injunction of four ke ... More >>
courtesy of Scripps College Gabrielle Giffords in Mennonite garb, 1993. An eclectic collection of politically involved Arizona women have graduated from Scripps College, Gabrielle Giffords' alma mater. Margaret Hance, Phoenix mayor from 1976-83 went there. Class of '45. So did Ann Symin ... More >>
ncaastrategies.comThe first domino fell when Nebraska decided to leave behind the Big 12 and move to the Big 10. The second came tumbling down this morning when Colorado announced it was also deserting the Big 12 and coming to the Pac-10. Now, it looks as all hell is about to break l ... More >>
www.fanster.com Is Robin Lopez enough to move the Suns past the Lakers?Robin Lopez, the Phoenix Suns' 7-foot center, is likely to return to action against the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA's Western Conference Finals tonight after suffering a back injury in March. The Suns are o ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaConan kicks it in Phoenix.In a self-deprecating attempt to mock his bearded appearance, former Late Night and Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien remarked Friday night that he did, indeed, bear a resemblance to the plaid-wearing, paper towel-hocking Brawny Guy.Of course, O'Brien had ... More >>
Bishop Allen are a prim pop confectionary who churned out their third proper full-length last March titled "Grrr..." The candy-coated tracks are worth the impending toothaches, placing Bishop Allen, named for the street where the founding members lived, in cahoots with fellow saccharine rockers ... More >>
Will Phoenix ignore the Nazi goon squad November 7?Let's not mince labels, here: The neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement members who'll be rallying at the state Capitol this coming Saturday afternoon are lowlife degenerates. And I don't just mean that their anti-Semitism, outright racism and adorat ... More >>
Dads' egos can run amok in super-competitive Valley youth baseball, and that's dangerous
Groovin' on a Sunday afternoon
The Morgan Quitno report? That smarts.
Phoenix police shoot and kill a lot of people. But it's time to look beyond the police department for the reasons.
Spielberg, once more, is caught up in the thrill of the chase
Behind the Greenlight is a producer proud to be an ass
Circus Flora founder Ivor Balding Jr. blends theater and feats of skill
More than just another mid-'90s alt-rock act, Weezer spawned a now-popular genre and still commands respect from scenesters
Of Bias and Guilt
Not content to simply milk his invention, trance music pioneer BT continues to trip the light fantastic in a never-ending search for sound
Modified's contribution to "Sites" offers work of three diverse Arizonans
After 11 albums, Berkeley's Mr. T Experience is starting to abandon the punk-pop sound it pioneered
Why Hollywood's high on children of the multiplex
Spiritual healing in Sedona hits a nerve
High-school-themed Election scores a winning ticket
Travolta, Duvall and filmmaker Steven Zaillian make a case for A Civil Action
Witty Last Days of Disco calls it a night
In State of Emergency, Western guvs declare war on big government--deja vu?
DreamWorks' first film is a conventional tale of glam and guns
Stargazers revere Arizona Robert Burnham Jr., creator of the most complete, practical, inspirational book ever written about the night sky. But like so many people of genius, he would spend his last years alone and destitute.
U.S. authorities suspect a Mexican vegetable grower with business ties to the Symingtons is involved in drug trafficking
IT'S REVERENT, IT'S MARTIAL, IT'S A PARTY. IT'S INAUGURATION-A-GO-GO.
FEDERAL MARSHALS MANHANDLED TWO MEMEBERS OF AN INDUSTRIOUS PHOENIX FAMILY. DARLENE AND JERRY SPAN HAVE BEEN ROUGHED UP BY THE COURT SYSTEM EVER SINCE.