If you do the math, you will understand why the mood at the Arizona Capitol in downtown Phoenix last night, where activists gathered to watch President Barack Obama's historic immigration speech, was one of resignation, and for some, sadness. The White House estimates that Obama's much-anticipated ... More >>
Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton will be at Arizona State University next week for the family's annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative University.According to an announcement from the Clinton Global Initiative, more than 1,000 college students from around the world are expected to attend ... More >>
The election's over, the weather's rub-it-in-the-faces-of-snowy-states perfect, and some Harvard dudes sent a flippin' hamburger into space. What better way to celebrate with some wine, some walkin', and some more wine -- all urban-style, natch. See also: My Wine Cellar & Bistro Hosting 2nd Annual ... More >>
What's interesting about the result of the primary races in the newly drawn Ninth Congressional District is not that Republican Vernon Parker and Democrat Kirsten Sinema won their respective primaries. Rather it's that taken together, those primaries offer a textbook example of why the so-called Top ... More >>
As much as everyone might be sick of Carly Rae Jepsen's smash hit "Call Me Maybe," none of us can get the song out of our heads, much to our chagrin. Let's admit it: We're all secretly jamming out when we're all alone in our car or bedroom. We're not proud of that, but it just keeps happening and we ... More >>
It appears a person with an actual law degree also thinks it's a bit strange that former middle school teacher's aide Gabriela Compton got probation for having sex with a student, groping another, and sending some nudie pictures that the teenaged boys passed around.Slate posted an online article yes ... More >>
You'd think a practicing lawyer, former president of the Arizona Board of Regents, and erstwhile GOP gubernatorial candidate would possess a lick of sense. But Tucson attorney John Munger is proof positive that possession of a swell resume is no guarantee of intelligence.Munger is the fella who rece ... More >>
The item demonstrated above is the AeroShot breathable caffeine device. Housed within a space-age shotgun shell, the AeroShot webpage claims it packs 100mg of caffeine and B vitamins. It further promises to provide, "All of the energy. None of the other stuff." By other stuff we presume they mean, " ... More >>
This whole Jeremy "Linsanity" Lin thing is out of control, and the NBA is far better for it, a one-off feel-good, out-of-the-box, unexpected story that transcends the game itself. If Lin had arisen from nowhere in, say, Sacramento, Salt Lake City or right down the street ... More >>
Last week, we asked our readers to come up with their own captions for the above photo of Governor Jan Brewer humiliating Arizona (yet again) for this week's New Times You Write the Caption contest. Brewer, as you know, stuck her finger in the face of President Barack Obama as the two argued on t ... More >>
Catherine Figueroa, one of Arpaio's many victims, is slated to testify at a Congressional hearing ThursdayArizona Congressman Raul Grijalva's office has released a schedule of witnesses for the hearing he's holding Thursday afternoon in D.C., and it includes several Phoenix residents, some of whom h ... More >>
Tucson ABC TV news station KGUN 9 is reporting that Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva will be holding hearings on Sheriff Joe Arpaio's anti-immigration sweeps this Thursday, and, um, no, it doesn't sound like Sheriff Joe was invited. Apparently, one reason for the hearing is to show what S ... More >>
www.motivatedphotos.comAfter a brief fall from grace, thanks -- in part -- to Arizona State University President Michael Crow's ruthless crusade against fun under the disguise of "The New American University," the Sun Devils are back in Playboy magazine's list of top 10 party schools in the count ... More >>
Vincent de Groot I've heard of die-ins, but this is getting ridiculous... The Phoenix Progressive Democrats of America, along with other members of a group calling itself the Arizona Coalition for a State and National Healthcare Plan will be protesting the offices of the insura ... More >>
Whether you agree with his decisions or not, there can be no doubt that President Obama has already accomplished many things since entering office in January of 2009. He has closed Guantanamo Bay. He has supported stem cell research. But it is one of his most recent decisions that has me conf ... More >>
Eli Roth, the master of "torture porn," discusses Hostel: Part II
Resistence is futile, Earthlings, that's why we flip you the bird... This week's Friday poll of the New Times staff is a timely one, seeing that my favorite cartoon, Aqua Teen Hunger Force is now being persecuted over this mess in Boston where harmless light boxes -- devices meant to promote t ... More >>
We'd been enjoying emo for years before self-injury stepped into the spotlight
You've seen Legally Blonde, but did you know Elle Woods really grew up in Paradise Valley?
Letters from the week of June 12, 2003
Only diehard fans of Bullock and Grant need see this predictable comedy
So an ASU frat boy showered with a porn star. Get over it.
Authorities prosecuting "Internet Doctor" visit the Valley
Comedian Bob Somerby
White Heat - Balancing Act - Know Comprende - Kelley's Zeroes
Arizona asteroid hunters were poised to save the Earth from Armageddon. Then a secret Air Force project took over.
New compilation spotlights the growing underground force of the local Christian rock scene
How a baton twirler from Filer, Idaho, grew up to be Scottsdale's Mayor Sam Campana
Good Will Hunting's so wrong-headedly high-minded, it smarts
Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello pours forth the vitriol
He may have gone to Harvard and been elected governor. But did J. Fife Symington III spend his early years on the poor side of Phoenix?
GO AHEAD. THROW AWAY YOUR FUTURE. GARBOLOGIST BILL RATHJE WILL BE HAPPY.