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    April 9, 2014

    2015 NFL Pro Bowl Coming to Arizona

    The National Football League announced today that the 2015 Pro Bowl will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.Super Bowl XLIX will be held in Glendale a week later.

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    August 20, 2013

    5 Phoenix Dishes I Miss Most Now That I'm Eating Gluten-Free

    Once upon a time, I could eat anything. I traveled the Valley of the Sun, nibbling here and there, happy in my gluten-filled world, blissful in my celiac-disease ignorance. I had many favorite dishes that I would return to again and again.

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    July 1, 2013

    Kona Wailua Ale

    Beer: Wailua Ale Brewery: Kona Brewing Co. Style: American Pale Wheat Ale ABV: 5.4 percent At substantial risk of telling you what you already know: It's hot outside. Like, soul-crushingly, melt-your-eyeballs hot. I enjoy thick, robust stouts and palate-busting barleywines as much as anyone, but w ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    A (Mostly) Gluten-Free Meal at Arcadia Farms

    When I was in junior high, my family moved to Hawaii, and I was enrolled in a school where I was often the only white student in my classes. At lunch, I would play cards -- Hearts mostly -- with a group of Japanese girls who took pity on the new kid. Trouble was, like all the other kids, they spoke ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Daylight Saving Time Sounds Like a Miserable Event for the Rest of the Country

    Daylight Saving Time is miserable -- so we've heard.Because DST is stupid and we don't respect it, Arizona, like Hawaii, does not participate in this biannual clock-changing game.

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    October 2, 2012

    $10 Lunch at Fresh Mint Restaurant

    Looking for a light and refreshing meatless lunch option but don't know where to go? Fresh Mint is a great option for both vegetarians and vegans. See also: - $10 Lunch at Green Vegetarian Restaurant - $10 Lunch at Rice Paper

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    September 14, 2012

    SB 1070 Helper Kris Kobach Takes the Ken Bennett Route on the "Birther" Issue

    See also: Kris Kobach Gets $300 Per Hour to Advise MCSOSee also: Kris Kobach's Misleading Statements on SB 1070Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has so much Arizona right-wing-nuttery in his blood that he ought to get tested.As one of the creators of Senate Bill 1070, he's part Russell Pearce. A ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Best Reader Caption for Joe Arpaio's Master Birther Mike Zullo?

    On Friday, we asked readers to write the caption for the above photo of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lead birther "investigator," Mike Zullo. After sifting through all the responses -- as usual, some of them more politically correct than others -- we've narrowed it down to five finalists. Only one person ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    Joe Arpaio's Birther Investigation Blasted by Randy Parraz

    See Also: Joe Arpaio Denied Birther Donations, Randy Parraz Blasts Andy Kunasek See Also: Joe Arpaio Hides as Randy Parraz and CBAers Pizza Party It Up Randy Parraz and his posse of activists from Citizens for a Better Arizona want Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to come clean on using taxpaye ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012

    Should Joe Arpaio Use Donations to Repay Taxpayer Funds Used on "Birther" Crap?

    Yesterday, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors came to a vote on whether to let the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office repay the taxpayer money Sheriff Arpaio wasted to send a deputy to Hawaii.Supervisor Fulton Brock didn't show up, so by a vote of 2-2, the supervisors voted to not allow MCSO to ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    Ken Bennett Courts Ridicule with More Birther Nonsense

    The fun begins around 6:55 inWhat in tarnation is wrong with Ken Bennett? Before he drank the birther Kool-Aid, then publicly spat it up, Arizona's Secretary of State was regarded as a moderate Republican with a lick of common sense.But a month after the flap over Bennett's asking the ... More >>

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    June 7, 2012

    Koffin Kats' Vic Victor on Punk, Psychobilly, and Playing in Arizona

    It can be tough to get into rockabilly or psychobilly because, let's face it: a lot of the bands blend together. Yeah, upright bass and horror movies are cool, but watching a guy with a pompadour stand on top of his bass while singing about cars gets a little old. The Koffin Kats aren't your typica ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Ken Bennett for Governor: Did He Just Help or Hurt His Chances?

    We're not even through the 2012 election season, but let's talk 2014.Secretary of State Ken Bennett was the highlight of Arizona news this week, after taking up the request of "birthers" to ask the State of Hawaii to verify President Obama's birth certificate.The end to that was not so controversial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Praying Monk: Embrace the Familiar (and the Beer), Avoid the Novelty

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    What's the Most Expensive Ingredient You've Used?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail Miss a question? Go here.It's no secret that top-notch chefs and restauran ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012
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    September 19, 2011

    Joe Arpaio Birther Posse Probes President Obama's Birth Certificate

    Obama ain't getting anything past master-sleuth Sheriff Joe and his crack team of birther probersIn a bizarre new stab at courting conspiracy nuts who believe President Barack Obama is a Kenyan, Sheriff Joe Arpaio has empowered a "birther posse" to look into claims by wackadoodles such as World Net ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    In Season: Sweet Onions

    Kelly Saxer Sweet Onion from Desert Roots Farm ​Whether you're a CSA devotee, a farmers' market weekender or consider ketchup a veg, we'll bring you fresh inspiration for how to prepare our local produce. This week's harvest: Sweet Onions They are sweet enough to be eaten like an apple - ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Roseanne Barr's New Reality Show Says "Nuts" A Lot (Snicker, Snicker)

    Ever wonder what happened to Roseanne Barr, the comedian, sitcom star, writer, Emmy Award-winning actress, all-around agitator, and feminist pioneer? I've been wondering that for a long time. And by a long time, I mean right now. After a self-imposed sabbatical from series television, the self-proc ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Maui Coconut Porter

    Zach Fowle ​The beer: CoCoNut PorTeRThe brewery: Maui Brewing Co. Style: Robust PorterABV: 6 percent Say aloha to Maui Brewing Co., the newest entrant riding the waves of the Arizona craft beer scene. Coming all the way from Lahaina, Hawaii, Maui's microbrews all come in cans -- a conscious ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    The 10 Best Canned Craft Beers

    ​Bad beer comes in cans. There's no denying it -- images of sloppy NASCAR fans and drunken frat boys have done much to taint the perception of canned beer, as has the mass-market swill that's often inside. But in recent years there's been a canning revolution -- a "canversion," if you will -- am ... More >>

  • Music

    April 14, 2011
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    April 14, 2011

    Dirty Beaches Talks Film, Hip-Hop, Home, and Performance Art

    ​ Dirty Beaches is the work of Alex Zhang Hungtai, a 30-year-old born in Taiwan before spending time in Hawaii, San Francisco, New York, China, and, currently, Montreal. To call Dirty Beaches a band would be a misnomer. What Zhang Hungtai does is more akin to performance art, with live performance ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010
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    November 11, 2010
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    October 28, 2010


    L.A. group brings Brazil to life

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    October 1, 2010

    Coconut Water

    Kelly Green ​In the name of good health and a good read, each week we'll be bringing you a health product, complete with review. We're calling this feature Crunchy Granola -- even though we doubt much of this stuff tastes that good. This week: Coconut water.Celebrities love it. Athletes swe ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    ASU Baseball Sweeps Tempe Regional; Awaits Next Opponent

    ​As expected, the Arizona State baseball team is moving on. After taking three straight games as a Regional host, the Sun Devils will now play in their sixth Super Regional since 2003, the second-most in the NCAA over that time span. Ho hum, just another day at the ball field for the perennial pow ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    "Sophisticated" Reality TV Returns with Top Chef Masters, and Tucson Makes Food Wars Watchable, in This Week's "TV Dinner"

    Wading through the grease pit of bland food, cooking, and eating shows focusing on cheap shopping, bogus belly busters, and chefs more familiar with cursing than conjuring up a decent dish, we've paid our dues to the TV gods (Kraken release avoided!) -- at least for the time being. In return, we ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    November 10, 2009

    Oren J, What Are You Eating?

    Oren J The lead singer of Silver Medallion and writer for performs at Pussycat Lounge Wednesday, November 18 for Pinky Ring. What'd you eat for dinner last night? Half a bottle of Reposado 1800 tequila.Favorite food: Sashimi. Least favorite food: Swine/pig. Favorite De ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    The Surfside IV Wanna Lei You This Weekend

    ​Did you happen to miss out on last weekend's uproarious Tiki Throwdown at Tempe's Yucca Tap Room? Still hoping to get lei'd? Then local band The Surfside IV have a deal for you. They're gonna be involved with this Sunday's Surf Rock Tiki Luau Party III at the Rhythm Room, which is shaping up to ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    Hot Links: Wet 'n' Wild, PETA, and Gamma Ray Bursts

    The largest water park in the state, Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix, is scheduled to open in mid-June. The $30 million, 35-acre park includes 30 slides and a coaster called Maximum Velocity. The park replaces the WaterWorld Safari park in north Phoenix...In Tucson, Reina Irene Gonzales was sentenced to tw ... More >>

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    November 18, 2008

    Deez Nutz: Philip Berg, Barack Obama Birth Certificate Challenger and 9/11 Nutjob

    Get over it, nutbars. Come January 20, he'll be the Prez, and there's nothing you can do about it. Weird how the extremes of the far right and far left end up playing patty cake with each other in this country. Take, for example, Philadelphia lawyer Phil Berg, a former Pennsylvania assistant attorn ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    Planets in Other Star Systems Photographed

    It's a groundbreaking moment in the search for other planets and possibly other life in the universe.

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    June 13, 2008
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    May 13, 2008

    John McCain's older than AARP and the Golden Gate Bridge"

    By: Megan Irwin The frontrunner for the Republican nomination to replace Dubya is also older than this mountain. Lately, election coverage has focused almost totally on Obama vs. Clinton. But at least one blogger out there wants you to remember there's another contender in the presidential race: ... More >>

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    April 4, 2008
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    February 28, 2008
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    October 11, 2007
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    September 20, 2007

    Mayor Phil "Goober" Gordon passes the buck on the slaying of Officer Nick Erfle.

    Look at this incompetent putz. No wonder our cops are getting killed right and left. They say Nero fiddled while Rome burned, and Phil "Goober" Gordon suns himself in the tropics and passes the buck as PHX cops are boldly shot down during daylight in the center of the city. Just as he did when a se ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    March 1, 2007
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    September 28, 2006
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    February 3, 2005

    Pepper, and Authority Zero

    Local favorites open hard for island jammers

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    September 30, 2004

    World Class Gad

    Gadabout Film Fest makes its way in the reel world

  • Film

    September 9, 2004

    Wet Kisses

    Surf yarn shows social changes

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    May 31, 2001

    Snora! Tora! Bora!

    Overblown Pearl Harbor bombs all over again

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    August 26, 1999
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    January 1, 1998

    Critics' Choice

    A year-end recap of the albums that made it worthwhile to own a stereo in 1997

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    December 18, 1997

    Methology - Part I

    Arizona is awash in crystal methamphetamine, a highly addictive stimulant that makes the weak strong, the lazy motivated, the fat thin, the trivial profound. Abuse it enough, and it can also make you psychotic.

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